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Liv and Maddie
File:Liv and Maddie Logo.png
An aw kent as Liv and Maddie: Cali Style (saison 4)
Genre Family/Teen sitcom
Creatit bi
  • John D. Beck
  • Ron Hart
Starrin
Theme muisic composer
Openin theme "Better in Stereo", performed bi Dove Cameron
Composer(s)
Kintra o oreegin Unitit States
Leid(s) Inglis
No. o series 4
No. o episodes 80 (Leet o episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • John D. Beck
  • Ron Hart
  • Andy Fickman
  • Betsy Sullenger
  • John Peaslee
Producer(s)
  • Linda Mathious
  • Heather MacGillvray
  • Greg A. Hampson
Camera setup Multi-camera
Runnin time 22-24 meenits
Production company(s)
Broadcast
Oreeginal channel Disney Channel
Oreeginal run Julie 19, 2013 (2013-07-19) – Mairch 24, 2017 (2017-03-24)
External links
Offeecial wabsteid

Liv and Maddie, titled Liv and Maddie: Cali Style in its fowert saison, 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 joint 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 television 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 saison. In the first three saisons, maist events tak place at either 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 saison, 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 saison 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]

  • Ryan McCartan as Diggie
  • Jessica Marie Garcia as Willow
  • Jimmy Bellinger as Artie
  • Kurt Long as Johnny Nimbus
  • Victoria Moroles as Andie
  • Carter Hastings as Evan
  • Jordan Fisher as Holden
  • Bridget Shergalis as Stains

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 roof. 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 saison slated tae premiere in faw 2014.[3] The seicont saison wis later expanded tae 24 episodes.[4] The first saison ended on Julie 27, 2014, an the seicont saison premiered on September 21, 2014. On Apryle 3, 2015, the series wis renewed for a third saison bi Disney Channel.[5] The seicont saison ended on August 23, 2015, an the third saison 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 saison.[6] On Juin 20, 2016, series creautor Ron Hart annoonced on Twitter that the fowert saison 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 saison wad be cried Liv and Maddie: Cali Style. Thay an aa stated that the fowert an final saison 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]

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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, twenty 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 saison premiered on Januar 8, 2015.[11] The third saison 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 saison premiered on Februar 7, 2015.[citation needit]

Reception[eedit | eedit soorce]

Emily Ashby of Common Sense Media gave the series' quality a rating of three out of five stars, describing it as a "jovial family sitcom" and applicable for ages seven and above. Ashby credited the series' "comical spin" on common family issues, like sibling rivalry, stating 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 to The Patty Duke Show while describing it as "a gentle, moderately amusing comedy" and praising Dove Cameron's portrayal of the down-to-earth Maddie and diva Liv, stating 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", was recorded by Dove Cameron and released as a promotional single by Walt Disney Records on October 15, 2013.[14] A music video was filmed and aired on Disney Channel the night of October 29, 2013.[citation needit] The song was featured multiple times throughout the show, first in the season 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 from the Sing It Loud! finale in which Liv's character, Stephanie Einstein, sings a cover of On Top of the World by Imagine Dragons. A full version of the song was recorded by Cameron and was 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 was 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" was recorded by Cameron and was released as a promotional single by Walt Disney Records on June 3, 2014.[17]

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

In "Rate-a-Rooney", Liv uploads "What a Girl Is". Two versions were created, the first being the one shown on Liv and Maddie and the other, including Christina Grimmie and Baby Kaely, was eventually recorded. Both versions are included in the "Liv and Maddie" soundtrack. The second version was released on March 5, 2015, on iTunes, while the original version was released on March 17, 2015. On March 17, 2015, the Liv and Maddie soundtrack was released. The soundtrack includes "Better in Stereo", "On Top of the World", "FroyoYOLO", "Count Me In", "You, Me and the Beat", and both versions of "What a Girl Is". The soundtrack also includes "Say Hey", "As Long As I Have You", and "True Love", the latter of which would be morphed into two versions: Ballad, which would be sung by Jordan Fisher, and a piano duet featuring Fisher and Cameron. On March 5, 2015, with the announcing of the soundtrack, the singles for those songs, minus FroyoYOLO, will no longer be available.

In "Prom-a-Rooney", Liv performs "True Love" at the school prom. Cameron, like the other songs, recorded a full version of the song, and it was released on March 17, 2015, as part of the Liv and Maddie soundtrack.

In "Band-a-Rooney", Liv's band, "The Dream", performs "Say Hey" at the Battle of the Bands. A full version was recorded by Cameron, with the band member's actor doing the chorus. The song was released as part of the Liv and Maddie soundtrack on March 17, 2015.

In "Video-a-Rooney", Liv's band performs "As Long As I Have You". Cameron recorded a full version, which was released on March 17, 2015, as part of the Liv and Maddie soundtrack. The song was the final song from the soundtrack that was played in the series.

In "SPARF-a-Rooney", Andy Grammer performs "Honey, I'm Good". This is one of the few songs in Liv and Maddie not to be part 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 was recorded by Cameron and Donzis and was 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!!, (and in the process strains her vocal cords to the point of emergency surgery). Again, a full song was recorded by Cameron, and released on March 3, 2017 as a promotional single.

Songs[eedit | eedit soorce]

List of songs 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"
"Fa-La-La-a-Rooney"
"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
"Falcon-a-Rooney"
"My Destiny" Dove Cameron "Sing It Live!!!-a-Rooney"

Merchandise[eedit | eedit soorce]

Brand marketing promotion from Liv and Maddie still continues strongly, with ACCO Brands under the Day Dream brand featuring 2015 wall calendar and Disney D'Signed clothing line from selected retailers Target and Kohl's. Wooky Entertainment owns Style Me Up, a creative fashion brand for tween girls, featuring 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 International Program Nominatit
Kids' Choice Awards Mexico International Program Nominatit
2015 Kids' Choice Awards Colombia International Program Nominatit
2016 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Show: Comedy Nominatit [19]
Kids' Choice Awards Mexico Favorite International Program Nominatit [20]
Kids' Choice Awards Colombia Favorite International Program Wan [21]
Kids' Choice Awards Argentina Favorite International 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. 
  3. Philiana Ng (Januar 13, 2014). "Disney Channel Renews Liv and Maddie". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved Januar 13, 2014. 
  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. 
  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.  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. 
  8. Jennifer Maldonado (Julie 1, 2016). "Dove Cameron Officially Says Goodbye to Liv and Maddie". M-Magazine. Retrieved Julie 3, 2016. 
  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 original on Mey 7, 2012. Retrieved October 16, 2016. 
  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'". nytimes.com. Retrieved August 10, 2016. 
  14. "Better in Stereo". iTunes. October 15, 2013. Archived frae the original on October 28, 2014. Retrieved October 23, 2013. 
  15. "On Top of the World". iTunes. August 27, 2013. Archived frae the original 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 original 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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