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First Look, Double Take: Meet Disney Channel's Liv and Maddie -- Plus: Exclusive Poster

Until Girls Meets World rolls around in 2014, Disney Channel has another new series to pique your/your rugrats’ interest. Or, twin pique it.

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This Friday at 9:45/8:45c, following the world premiere of Teen Beach Movie (which my sons and I enjoyed), the cabler will share a first look at Liv and Maddie, its new comedy starring Dove Cameron (Malibu Country) as two sisters who are as different in personality as they are similar in appearance.

The series picks up with Liv — a cool, confident social butterfly — returning home to Wisconsin after starring on a hit TV show for four years. Genetic identical Maddie, meanwhile, is a smart basketball phenom “who prefers high tops over high heels.” Complicating matters for the Rooney kids (including younger bros Joey and Parker) is having both parents (Grey’s Anatomy‘s Kali Rocha, Benjamin King) work at their school.

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Check out this clip from the premiere, in which Liv decides to (SPOILER ALERT!) stay put in the Badger State with the fam. Scroll down further, and we’ve also got a first look at the poster for the series, which officially premieres Sunday, Sept. 15.

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17 Comments
  1. michelle says:

    Why not twin actors? It worked for tia and tamara sister, sister

    • dude says:

      They probably were just looking to cast the best fit they could find. If that’s twins, great but sometimes it’s not. Look at Lindsay Lohan in Parent Trap.

    • Kelly says:

      I personally think because Disney likes to try new things with special effects (Wizards etc) and ideas for example no one person has starred in a series and played twins since the Patty Duke show. Parent Trap those are movies. And Amanda played penelope but they never interacted with one another. Also because twins sometimes go through changes when they start to look a little different (not all twins) but some like Tia and Tamera, Dylan and Cole, etc. But the actresses name is Dove Cameron, she is very talented :)

  2. Martin says:

    It reminds me of the Olsen twins show years ago, think it was called Two Of A Kind, even the two girls descriptions are the same.

  3. Cherry says:

    They should’ve cast twins.

  4. dude says:

    So it’s Hannah Montana with sisters instead of best friends?

    • Kelly says:

      Actually no! The series is about a twin who was on a tv show but returned home to live a simple life with her family. Unlike iCarly, Victorious, Hannah Montana & Sonny with a Chance this show is different. or instead of kids trying to become famous (or more famous than they already are) it’s about a family trying to reconnect and become whole again. I think people need to read more of the premise and actually watch the trailer and stop always comparing new shows to old shows, if it was exactly like Hannah Montana it wouldn’t get picked up.

  5. Whimsical says:

    So apparently, they only had enough special effects money to do the last few seconds of the “girls” standing side by side? The constantly switching camera in the beginning is distractingly noticeable.

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      Yeah… that was a 50-second clip from a 22-minute episode. I’m predicting there will be a bit more split-screen techno-wizardry!

  6. liz says:

    Looks alright, but like every Disney tv show its got that forced-this-is-a-set-hyper-realist-but-pedanticly-dumb vibe to it. The overacting, the forced humourous situations, the lack of connection to real life/issues. And a laugh track.
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    Which is what we’re all worried about Girl Meets World for

    • Kelly says:

      Well Disney actually has good family moments (Good Luck Charlie, Dog with a Blog, etc) and actually the laugh track in this series sounds different from all the other shows by Disney in my opinion. I love the new disney but yes some shows have silly storylines but that’s mainly because some of the series were originally designed for well, kids. the creator of Girl Meets World is the same guy who made Boy Meets World, so honestly i think we have nothing to worry about :)

  7. Tom Ontis says:

    Or, for the oldies in the crowd: There’s Patty and Cathy Lane, identical cousins, both played by Patty Duke. About three years in the mid-1960’s in black and white.

  8. Michele Egan says:

    Disney channel is geared to kids, so it shouldn’t be overly critiqued as you would for content/jokes/story lines as you would for an adult series. It appeals to kids, as it should, and they love it.

  9. Sodapop says:

    I love disney but honestly i think they shouldve casted real tennaged twins it would have made it easier to film etc. But i love how they have the show as real family events that people do usually go through. I will be watching the first show and all the rest… #1 fan even though im a teen myself

  10. Kalina says:

    Why did they use the same person for liv and maddie?

  11. Lauren says:

    Liv and maddie is a very good TV show

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