- *Not to be confused with Auslly, the pairing between the characters
|Austin & Ally|
|Created by|| Kevin Kopelow|
|Starring|| Ross Lynch|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||50 (aired) (List of episodes)|
| Kevin Kopelow|
|Location(s)|| Los Angeles Center Studios Los Angeles, California|
|Camera setup|| Videotape (filmized);|
|Running time||22-24 minutes|
| It's a Laugh Productions|
Disney Channel Original Productions
|Original channel||Disney Channel|
|Picture format|| 480i (SDTV)|
|Original airing|| December 2, 2011|
(as a series preview)
Austin & Ally is a show that premiered on Disney Channel in the United States on December 2, 2011. The series was created by Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert, the writers and producers of Disney Channel sitcoms Sonny with a Chance and Jonas. Production for the pilot episode began in mid-February 2011. On May 25th, 2011, Disney Channel announced that Austin & Ally had being picked up for a late 2011 premiere. The first promo was released on October 14th, 2011 during Disney Channel's Make Your Mark: The Ultimate Dance-Off event. A series preview followed the premiere of the Disney Channel Original Movie Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas!
The series follows the partnership between polar opposites — Austin Moon, an extroverted musician/singer, Ally Dawson, a brilliant yet shy songwriter and their two best friends, Trish and Dez. Unbeknownst to Ally, Austin and Dez "borrow" one of her songs, record it, create a video and post it on the Internet, after which it and Austin become a local internet sensation. When Trish convinces Ally to tell the world she wrote the song, Austin pleads with her to write another hit for him. Instead, the two combine their talents to create a true musical tour-de-force.
Main Cast and Characters
Ross Lynch portrays Austin Monica Moon, better known as Austin Moon, whom is a teenager that is propelled to stardom after he becomes an overnight internet sensation with the song Double Take, but he steals this song from Ally Dawson. Ally is angry at first, but after all, they become friends and partners.
Laura Marano portrays Ally Dawson, the brilliant and talented teenager whom is restricted to only writing songs because of her paralyzing stage fright. Because of this, Ally eventually decides to become Austin's songwriter, even after he steals her song, Double Take. But in season 2 Ally conquers her stage fright and she wants to focus on her own career from now on.
Raini Rodriguez portrays Patricia Marie de la Rosa, better known as Trish, whom is the sarcastic, vindictive, ill-tempered, and lazy teenager that constantly gets fired from jobs due to her lack of effort and presence at work. However, she takes her job as Austin's manager very seriously. In Season 2, in the episode Partners & Parachutes, she becomes Ally's manager too.
- Main article: List of Austin & Ally Episodes.
Development and productionOn May 25, 2011, Disney Channel announced that Austin & Ally had been picked up to a series. The pilot was directed by Shelley Jensen. Casting for the series regulars were held nationally around the United States and shooting for the pilot began in Los Angeles Center Studios in early March 2011. It was announced in May 2011 that production had begun on the series. On September 29, 2011, it was announced that Disney Channel had extended the show's episode order from 13 episodes to 21. Season 1 began airing on December 2 (as a preview), and December 4, 2011. On March 11, 2012, the show was renewed for a second season, and resumed production during the summer of 2012. Season 2 began airing on October 7, 2012. Production officially ended for the second season on February 1, 2013. At the Disney upfronts, on March 12, 2013, the show was planned to be renewed for a third season. On April 2, 2013, Adam Bonnett, Senior Vice President of Original Programming for Disney Channel Worldwide, offically confirmed the season. Production is scheduled to begin again in July 2013, and is to begin airing in October 2013.
Each episode of Austin & Ally has a trademark where it always has '&' in the title.
Awards and nominations
|2012||Teen Icon Awards||Iconic TV Actor||Ross Lynch; Austin Moon||Nominated|
|2012||Teen Icon Awards||Iconic Editor's Choice||Ross Lynch; Austin Moon||Nominated|
|2012||Hollywood Teen Awards||Favorite Breakout Star||Ross Lynch; Austin Moon||Nominated|
|2013||Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards||Favorite TV Actor||Ross Lynch; Austin Moon||Won|
|2013||Radio Disney Music Awards||Best Music Video||Heard It on the Radio||Won|
Did you know...
- ......that Laura Marano starred in "Ni Hao Kai-Lan " as Mei Mei?
- ......that Laura Marano guest starred in two episodes of "True Jackson VP "?
- ......that Ross Lynch is in a family band called R5, in which he sings and plays guitar?
- ......that Calum Worthy had his first TV appearance when he was 9?
- ......that Raini Rodriguez's brother is Rico Rodriguez who stars in ABC Family's comedy Modern Family?
- ......that Raini Rodriguez is Tess in the movie "Prom"?
- ......that Laura used to be on Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?
- ......that Ross was one of the back up dancers for Cymphonique Miller's "Little Miss Swagger" music video?
- ......that Both Laura and Raini guest starred in Dexter when they were young?
- ......that Calum guest starred in Good Luck Charlie with Matt Prokop?
- ......that Raini Rodriguez was in the movie Paul Blart mall cop with Kevin James?
- ......that Laura Marano's older sister, Vanessa Marano, is starring in ABC Family's Switched At Birth as Bay?
- ......that Laura Marano starred in Heroes episode "1961"?
- ......that Laura Marano sang the 8th track on the Disney Fairies album Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust?
- ......that Laura Marano is a songwriter outside the show?
- ......that the show's theme colors are yellow, black, and red?
- ......that Ross Lynch plays ice hockey?
- ......that Calum Worthy is from Canada?
- ......Austin & Ally was renewed for a Season 3?
- ......that "Austin & Ally" along with "Jessie" are TV’s Top 2 Series Across Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Tweens?
- ......that “Austin & Ally” stood as TV’s #1 series across target demos, with the network home to the Top 2 TV series in Kids 2-11 and Top 4 TV series in both Kids 6-11 and Tweens overall?
- ......that "Austin And Ally" And Disney XD's "Lab Rats " share the same stage?
- ......that Ross and his brother Riker were in the music video Ordinary Girl by Miley Cyrus / Hannah Montana?
- ......that Ross already recorded the first song from the Third season of Austin & Ally?
- ......that Laura Marano wrote the song Finally Me that her character Ally sings on the episode Tracks and Trouble?
- .....That Laura Marano's first kiss was with co- star Ross Lynch?
- .....That Season 3 premires on October 27th?
- .....That Ross Lynch's middle name is Shor?
- .....That Laura will guest star on Liv and Maddie?