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Liv and Maddie
File:Liv and Maddie Logo.png
An aw kent as 'Liv and Maddie: Cali Style (series 4)
Genre Family/Teen sitcom
Creautit bi
  • John D. Beck
  • Ron Hart
Theme muisic componer
Appenin theme "Better in Stereo", performed bi Dove Cameron
Kintra o oreegin Unitit States
Oreeginal leid(s) Inglis
No. o series 4
No. o episodes 80 (leet o episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • John D. Beck
  • Ron Hart
  • Andy Fickman
  • Betsy Sullenger
  • John Peaslee
  • Linda Mathious
  • Heather MacGillvray
  • Greg A. Hampson
Camera setup Multi-camera
Lenth 22-24 meenits
Production company(s)
Oreeginal network Disney Channel
Oreeginal release Julie 19, 2013 (2013-07-19) – Mairch 24, 2017 (2017-03-24)
Freemit airtins
Offeecial wabsteid

Liv and Maddie, titled Liv and Maddie: Cali Style in its fowert series, is an American teen sitcom that oreeginally aired on Disney Channel frae Julie 19, 2013 tae Mairch 24, 2017. The series starns Dove Cameron in a dual role as identical twin sisters wi entirely different personalities, wi Liv bein a girly girl wha wis an actress in Hollywood for fower years an Maddie bein a tomboy wi a facility for sports, parteecularly basketball. The series revolves aroond Liv readjustin tae normal faimily life efter production on her hit televeesion programme Sing It Loud! ended, as well as the twa sisters bein best friends despite thair opposin personalities an different interests.

Liv and Maddie wis creatit bi John D. Beck an Ron Hart, baith o whom an aa served as executive producers. The series wis produced unner a jynt ventur atween Beck & Hart Productions, Oops Doughnuts Productions, an It's a Laugh Productions. It wis an aa executive co-produced bi Andy Fickman.

Plot[eedit | eedit soorce]

Efter finishin a fower-year stint in Hollywood filmin a popular televeesion program cried Sing It Loud!, actress Liv Rooney returns tae her birthplace o Stevens Point, Wisconsin tae the open arms o her faimily, despite bein offered mair roles in ither series an films. Liv decidit tae come home acause she missed her faimily an wanted tae see them again. She is happily reunited wi identical twin sister Maddie, wha is her best friend. Liv is very girly an enjoys anytime someone mentions her umwhile career, whiles Maddie is sporty an is the captain o her schuil's basketball team. The twins hae twa younger brithers named Joey an Parker. Joey is a teepical awkward teen who is ane year younger than the twins, whiles Parker is a clever teen wi a mischievous personality an the youngest child o the Rooney family. Thair faither Pete is the coach for Maddie's basketball team wha eventually achieves his dream o becomin the coach o a college team in Beloit, Wisconsin, whiles thair mither Karen is the schuil psychologist an later vice-principal startin in the seicont series. In the first three series, maist events tak place at aither Ridgewood High, the heich schuil that Liv, Maddie, Joey, an later Parker, due tae bein a child prodigy, aw attend, or the Rooney residence. At the end of the third series, the Rooney hoose collapses due tae a series o tunnels creatit bi Parker an Maddie gets enrolled in a college in Los Angeles. This prompts the rest o the Rooneys (except Pete wha remains in Wisconsin tae continue his coachin job) tae muive tae Malibu, California as well, tae tak up residence wi Karen's younger sister Dena, an her daughter Ruby, whaur the series' fowert series taks place. A significant featur o the series are documentary-style cutaways whaur major chairacters an the supportin chairacters speak tae the viewers tae expleen various things an thair opinions on the situations in which thay are featurt in each episode.

Cast an chairacters[eedit | eedit soorce]

Main chairacters[eedit | eedit soorce]

Recurring chairacters[eedit | eedit soorce]

Production[eedit | eedit soorce]

Development[eedit | eedit soorce]

In the simmer o 2012, Oops Doughnuts Productions haed shopped a script o a project cried Bits and Pieces which featurt a blended family seemilar tae series lik The Brady Bunch an Step by Step.[1] The series followed Jodie Sullenger (Kali Rocha), mither o Alanna (Dove Cameron) and Sticky (Joey Bragg), who mairit Pete Fickman (Benjamin King), faither o Crystal (Cozi Zuehlsdorff) and Brody (Tenzing Norgay Trainor), wi aw sax adjusting tae life unner the same ruif. Eventually, Disney chose tae chynge the concept o Bits and Pieces intae ane aboot a pair o twins.[1] Nou titled Liv and Maddie, the series began production in Apryle 2013.[2]

On Januar 13, 2014, Disney Channel renewed Liv and Maddie for a 13-episode seicont series slated tae premiere in faw 2014.[3] The seicont series wis later expanded tae 24 episodes.[4] The first series ended on Julie 27, 2014, an the seicont series premiered on September 21, 2014. On Apryle 3, 2015, the series wis renewed for a third series bi Disney Channel.[5] The seicont series ended on August 23, 2015, an the third series premiered on September 13, 2015. On Dizember 21, 2015, actress Dove Cameron stated that Disney Channel wis pickin up Liv and Maddie for a fowert series.[6] On Juin 20, 2016, series creautor Ron Hart annoonced on Twitter that the fowert series wad premiere in faw 2016.[7] On Julie 1, 2016, Dove Cameron stated that thay haed filmed the series' final episode.[8] On August 19, 2016, it wis annoonced bi the series' creators, John D. Beck an Ron Hart, that the final series wad be cried Liv and Maddie: Cali Style. Thay an aa stated that the fowert an final series wad premiere on September 23, 2016.[9]

Castin[eedit | eedit soorce]

Castin teuk place durin the spring o 2012;[10] houiver, anly a pilot episode wis produced. Instead o hirin a new cast, production chose tae keep those whom thay haed already hired an film a completely new pilot. The story nou focused on Dove Cameron playin dual roles wi the same parents an brithers. Lead billin for Cozi Zuehlsdorff wis later dropped tae guest starn. The faimily name o "Rooney" wis picked acause o Sullenger's enjoyment o the Pittsburgh Steelers, a team owned bi the Rooney faimily.[1]

Episodes[eedit | eedit soorce]

Leet o Liv and Maddie episodes

Ratings[eedit | eedit soorce]

Template:Television season ratings

Broadcast[eedit | eedit soorce]

Liv and Maddie airs on Disney Channel in the United States an Family Channel in Canada. The pilot episode aired as a preview on Julie 19, 2013. The first promo for the series wis seen on Juin 28, 2013. The series offeecially premiered in the United States on September 15, 2013, an in Canada on September 20, 2013.[citation needit] The series stopped airin in Canada on Family Channel on September 1, 2015, an stairtit airing on Disney Channel on September 5, 2015.[citation needit] La Chaîne Disney in French Canada premiered the episode "Home Run-a-Rooney" on Mairch 24, 2016, twinty days afore the US an Canada airin.[citation needit] In the UK and Ireland, the series aired a preview on October 7, 2013, an later premiered on November 8, 2013.[citation needit] In Australia and New Zealand, the series premiered on October 11, 2013.[citation needit] The seicont series premiered on Januar 8, 2015.[11] The third series premiered on December 2, 2015.[citation needit] The series premiered in Southeast Asia on Januar 10, 2014.[citation needit] In the Balkans, Greece, the Middle East and Africae, the series began airin on Mairch 8, 2014.[citation needit] The seicont series premiered on Februar 7, 2015.[citation needit]

Reception[eedit | eedit soorce]

Emily Ashby of Common Sense Media gae the series' quality a rating of three oot of five stars, describing it as a "jovial family sitcom" and applicable for ages seiven and abuin. Ashby credited the series' "comical spin" on common family issues, lik sibling rivalry, statin that "As is true of most tween-targeted comedies, the series glosses over a lot, especially when it comes to teen issues, but that's what makes it a worry-free pick for kids."[12] Neil Genzlingersept of The New York Times compared the series tae The Patty Duke Show while describing it as "a gentle, moderately amusing comedy" and praising Dove Cameron's portrayal of the doun-tae-earth Maddie and diva Liv, statin that "the premise gives the writers plenty of opportunities."[13]

Music[eedit | eedit soorce]

A full version of the Liv and Maddie theme song, "Better in Stereo", wis recorded by Dove Cameron and released as a promotional single by Walt Disney Records on October 15, 2013.[14] A muisic video wis filmed and aired on Disney Channel the nicht of October 29, 2013.[citation needit] The song wis featurt multiple times throughout the show, first in the series 3 finale, Californi-a-Rooney, and then an acoustic version sung by Cameron during the series finale, End-a-Rooney.

In the pilot, "Twin-a-Rooney", Liv shows Maddie a clip frae the Sing It Loud! finale in which Liv's character, Stephanie Einstein, sings a civer of On Top of the World by Imagine Dragons. A full version of the song wis recorded by Cameron and wis released as a promotional single by Walt Disney Records on August 27, 2013.[15]

In "Fa-La-La-a-Rooney", Liv performs the classic "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" during the Steven's Point Holiday Spectacular. A full version of the song wis recorded by Cameron and is included on Holidays Unwrapped, a holiday album released by Walt Disney Records on October 15, 2013.[16]

In "Song-a-Rooney", Liv performs "FroyoYOLO". It goes viral, but Liv hates it. In the same episode, Liv performs "Count Me In". A full version of "Count Me In" wis recorded by Cameron and wis released as a promotional single by Walt Disney Records on Juin 3, 2014.[17]

In "New Year's Eve-a-Rooney", Liv performs "You, Me and the Beat". A full version of the song wis recorded by Cameron and wis released as a promotional single by Walt Disney Records on December 2, 2014.

In "Rate-a-Rooney", Liv uploads "What a Girl Is". Twa versions war creautit, the first bein the ane shawn on Liv and Maddie an the ither, includin Christina Grimmie and Baby Kaely, wis eventually recorded. Baith versions are included in the "Liv and Maddie" soundtrack. The seicont version wis released on Mairch 5, 2015, on iTunes, while the oreeginal version wis released on Mairch 17, 2015. On Mairch 17, 2015, the Liv and Maddie soundtrack wis released. The soundtrack includes "Better in Stereo", "On Top of the World", "FroyoYOLO", "Count Me In", "You, Me and the Beat", and baith versions of "What a Girl Is". The soundtrack an aa includes "Say Hey", "As Long As I Have You", and "True Love", the latter of which wad be morphed intae twa versions: Ballad, which wad be sung by Jordan Fisher, an a piano duet featurin Fisher and Cameron. On Mairch 5, 2015, wi the annooncin of the soundtrack, the singles for those sangs, minus FroyoYOLO, will no langer be available.

In "Prom-a-Rooney", Liv performs "True Love" at the schuil prom. Cameron, lik the ither sangs, recorded a full version of the song, an it wis released on Mairch 17, 2015, as pairt of the Liv and Maddie soundtrack.

In "Band-a-Rooney", Liv's baund, "The Dream", performs "Say Hey" at the Battle of the Bands. A full version wis recorded by Cameron, wi the baund member's actor daein the chorus. The song wis released as pairt of the Liv and Maddie soundtrack on Mairch 17, 2015.

In "Video-a-Rooney", Liv's baund performs "As Long As I Have You". Cameron recorded a full version, which wis released on Mairch 17, 2015, as pairt of the Liv and Maddie soundtrack. The song wis the final song frae the soundtrack that wis played in the series.

In "SPARF-a-Rooney", Andy Grammer performs "Honey, I'm Good". This is ane of the few sangs in Liv and Maddie nae tae be pairt of the soundtrack.

In "Sing It Louder!!-a-Rooney", Liv and Ruby perform "One Second Chance" on the set of "Sing It Louder". The song wis recorded by Cameron and Donzis and wis released as a promotional single by Walt Disney Records on November 4, 2016.

In "Falcon-a-Rooney", "The Power of Two" is performed again by Liv and Ruby for "Sing It Louder!!. Like the previous song in season 4, Cameron and Donzis recorded a full song, released on January 20, 2017.

In "Sing It Live!!-a-Rooney, Liv sings "My Destiny" for the special episode of Sing it Louder!!, (an in the process strains her vocal cords tae the point of emergency surgery). Again, a full song wis recorded by Cameron, an released on Mairch 3, 2017 as a promotional single.

Songs[eedit | eedit soorce]

List of sangs in Liv and Maddie
Title Performed by First episode
"Better in Stereo" Dove Cameron "Twin-a-Rooney"
"On Top of the World" Dove Cameron "Twin-a-Rooney"
"Up on the Housetop"
"Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" Dove Cameron "Fa-La-La-a-Rooney"
"FroyoYOLO" Dove Cameron "Song-a-Rooney"
"Count Me In" Dove Cameron "Song-a-Rooney"
"You, Me and the Beat" Dove Cameron "New Year's Eve-a-Rooney"
"What a Girl Is" Dove Cameron "Rate-a-Rooney"
"True Love" Dove Cameron "Prom-a-Rooney"
"Say Hey" Dove Cameron "Band-a-Rooney"
"As Long as I Have You" Dove Cameron "Video-a-Rooney"
"Honey I'm Good" Andy Grammer "SPARF-a-Rooney"
"Key of Life" Dove Cameron "Dream-a-Rooney"
"One Second Chance"
  • Dove Cameron
  • Lauren Donzis
"Sing It Louder!!-a-Rooney"
"Power of Two"
  • Dove Cameron
  • Lauren Donzis
"My Destiny" Dove Cameron "Sing It Live!!!-a-Rooney"

Merchandise[eedit | eedit soorce]

Brand marketing promotion frae Liv and Maddie still continues strangly, wi ACCO Brands unner the Day Dream brand featurin 2015 wall calendar and Disney D'Signed claedin line frae selected retailers Target and Kohl's. Wooky Entertainment ains Style Me Up, a creative fashion brand for tween girls, featurin Liv and Maddie: Dreams Come True and Liv and Maddie: A Rising Star sketchbooks.[citation needit] Footwear retailer Payless ShoeSource conducts Liv and Maddie-themed character footwear based on the series.[18]

Awards and nominations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Year Award Category Result Ref.
2014 Kids' Choice Awards Mexico Internaitional Program Nominatit
Kids' Choice Awards Mexico Internaitional Program Nominatit
2015 Kids' Choice Awards Colombia Internaitional Program Nominatit
2016 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Show: Comedy Nominatit [19]
Kids' Choice Awards Mexico Favorite Internaitional Program Nominatit [20]
Kids' Choice Awards Colombia Favorite Internaitional Program Wan [21]
Kids' Choice Awards Argentina Favorite Internaitional Program Wan [22]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Monica Disare (September 15, 2013). "Steelers fanatic behind Disney's new series 'Liv and Maddie'". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved October 16, 2016. 
  2. "Newcomer Dove Cameron Lands Dual Roles in Upcoming Disney Channel Sitcom Liv and Maddie". Zap2it. Mairch 8, 2013. Retrieved October 16, 2016.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. Philiana Ng (Januar 13, 2014). "Disney Channel Renews Liv and Maddie". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved Januar 13, 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date=, |date= (help)
  4. John D. Beck [@JohnDBeckTV] (September 12, 2014). "Why haven't we got 21 episodes for season 2:(" we have 24" (Tweet). Retrieved September 13, 2014 – via Twitter. 
  5. Elizabeth Wagmeister (Apryle 3, 2015). "Liv and Maddie Renewed for Third Season on Disney Channel". Variety. Retrieved Apryle 3, 2015.  Check date values in: |access-date=, |date= (help)
  6. Dove Cameron [@DoveCameron] (Dizember 21, 2015). "Friends. Guess what?! Disney Channel is picking up #LivandMaddie season 4" (Tweet). Retrieved October 16, 2016 – via Twitter.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  7. Ron Hart [@Scatter] (Juin 20, 2016). "Thank you for your amazing support this season. We hope to see you all back this fall for #LivAndMaddie #Season4" (Tweet). Retrieved Juin 20, 2016 – via Twitter.  Check date values in: |access-date=, |date= (help)
  8. Jennifer Maldonado (Julie 1, 2016). "Dove Cameron Officially Says Goodbye to Liv and Maddie". M-Magazine. Retrieved Julie 3, 2016.  Check date values in: |access-date=, |date= (help)
  9. Marc Snetiker (August 19, 2016). "Liv and Maddie Gets New Title for Final Season". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved August 19, 2016. 
  10. "Disney Channel Casting Starring Roles for New Comedy Series Bits and Pieces". Film Television Auditions. October 16, 2012. Archived frae the oreeginal on Mey 7, 2012. Retrieved October 16, 2016.  Check date values in: |archive-date= (help)
  11. D Higgins (Januar 5, 2015). "200+ New and Returning Foxtel Shows". Foxtel. Retrieved Februar 1, 2015. 
  12. Emily Ashby. "Liv and Maddie TV Review". Common Sense Media. Retrieved August 10, 2016. 
  13. Neil Genzlingersept. "'Liv and Maddie' Offers Shades of 'The Patty Duke Show'". Retrieved August 10, 2016. 
  14. "Better in Stereo". iTunes. October 15, 2013. Archived frae the oreeginal on October 28, 2014. Retrieved October 23, 2013. 
  15. "On Top of the World". iTunes. August 27, 2013. Archived frae the oreeginal on November 6, 2013. Retrieved October 19, 2013. 
  16. "Disney Holidays Unwrapped". Target. Retrieved December 4, 2013. 
  17. "Count Me In". iTunes. Juin 3, 2014. Archived frae the oreeginal on October 19, 2014. Retrieved Julie 13, 2014. 
  18. "Liv and Maddie Character Shoes and Accessories". Payless. Retrieved Januar 20, 2015. 
  19. Mike Vulpo (Mey 24, 2016). "Teen Choice Awards 2016 Nominations Announced". E! Online. Retrieved Juin 17, 2016. 
  20. "Kids Choice Awards Mexico 2016". Mundo Nick (in Spanish). Retrieved August 21, 2016. 
  21. "Kids Choice Awards Colombia 2016". Mundo Nick (in Spanish). Retrieved September 10, 2016. 
  22. "Los Pre-Nominados a los Kids' Choice Awards Argentina 2016". Telelvision (in Spanish). August 10, 2016. Retrieved September 28, 2016. 

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