via press release:
A MOMENTOUS ONE-HOUR EPISODE OF THE EMMY-WINNING
"WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE" PREMIERES FRIDAY, JANUARY 22
ON DISNEY CHANNEL
--Bridgit Mendler and Gregg Sulkin (Disney Channel UK) Guest Star--
--Fans Can Create a Personalized Creature at DisneyChannel.com--
A climactic, adventure-filled one-hour episode of the Emmy Award-winning comedy series "Wizards of Waverly Place" will premiere FRIDAY, JANUARY 22 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. Guest stars Bridgit Mendler ("Good Luck Charlie") and Gregg Sulkin (Disney Channel UK's "As The Bell Rings") reprise their roles as Justin's vampire girlfriend Juliet Van Heusen (who's recently disappeared after being turned into a mummy's minion) and Alex's new boyfriend, Mason, in a top-secret storyline entitled "Wizards vs. Werewolves" that's bound to be the talk among the kid and tween set.
DisneyChannel.com will present a "creature creator" application that invites users to upload and morph their own photo into the assorted otherworldly characters seen in the episode -- a wizard, vampire, werewolf or mummy -- and share this Creature Creator activity with friends. The application is currently available on DisneyChannel.com/Wizards.
"Wizards vs. Werewolves" will be available for a special preview beginning January 15 on Disney Channel on Demand through a variety of affiliates, including Cablevision, RCN, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS. The episode will also be available on DisneyChannel.com immediately following its network premiere on January 22, and beginning January 23 will be available on Disney Channel Mobile on Demand, iTunes and Xbox Live.
"Wizards of Waverly Place" stars Selena Gomez ("Princess Protection Program") as Alex Russo; David Henrie ("How I Met Your Mother") as Justin Russo; Jake T. Austin ("Hotel for Dogs") as Max Russo; Jennifer Stone ("Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie") as Harper Finkle; Maria Canals-Barrera ("Camp Rock") as Theresa; and David DeLuise ("Stargate SG-1") as Jerry.
"Wizards of Waverly Place" is a production of It's a Laugh Productions for Disney Channel and carries a TV-G parental guideline. The series was created by Todd J. Greenwald and is executive-produced by Peter Murrieta, Greenwald, Vince Cheung and Ben Montanio.
Disney Channel is a 24-hour kid-driven, family inclusive television network that taps into the world of kids and families through original series and movies. Currently available on basic cable in over 98 million U.S. homes and to millions of other viewers on Disney Channels around the world, Disney Channel is part of the Disney/ABC Television Group.