Disney's 'Liv And Maddie' Premieres

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Hailed as the saviour of Disney Channel, Liv and Maddie officially debuted on Disney Channel on Sept 15 after its first episode was aired for a special preview on Jul 19. The first episode alone was watched by an impressive audience of 5.8 million people (L+7) during its July premiere.

The cast of Liv and Maddie.
(From left) First row: Tenzing Norgay Trainor (Parker), Dove Cameron (Maddie), Dove Cameron (Liv).
Second row: Joey Bragg (Joey), Kali Rocha (Karen), Benjamin King (Pete).

Liv and Maddie follows the life of twin sisters Liv and Maddie Rooney (both played by Dove Cameron), who are polar opposites. Maddie is sporty and an un-girly girl with who loves basketball while Liv is a celebrity who returns to Wisconsin after starring on a TV series Sing It Loud for four years in Hollywood. Naturally, their personalities clash which creates some trouble for the girls and their families with Liv being accustomed to being in the spotlight and Maddie being used to her normal life with her parents and two brothers. In spite of their contrasting behaviour and personalities, they have a unique bond as twins and they will eventually always come through for each other. Joey (played by Joey Bragg) and Parker (played by Tenzing Norgay Trainor) are the mischievous kids --- in the first episode 'Twin-A-Rooney', they take advantage of Liv's homecoming to commit devious acts as their parents' (played by Benjamin King and Kali Rocha) attention is focused on the twins.

I feel that Liv and Maddie have put an end on a long drought of good Disney Channel series (and by 'good', I mean good plots and good actors). Dove Cameron is insanely talented and she is set to be the next queen of Disney with her phenomenal voice, acting chops and good looks. Prior to his current gig on Disney, Joey Bragg has won numerous comedy competitions held in the San Francisco Bay Area and performed in many comedy clubs. The teenage funnyman has also worked with some of the biggest names in comedy.

The show currently holds a 6.4/10 rating on IMDb, which is one of the highest ratings a Disney Channel television series has ever seen.

What do you think about Liv and Maddie? Does it have potential to be the next Hannah Montana-slash-Suite Life?

Liv and Maddie stars:

Dove Cameron as Liv Rooney & Maddie Rooney

Joey Bragg as Joey Rooney

Tenzing Norgay Trainor as Parker Rooney

Benjamin King as Pete Rooney (father)

Kali Rocha as Karen Rooney (mother)

Photo credits: © Photographer / Disney Channel

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