Wizards of Waverly Place is an American fantasy teen sitcom which ran from October 12, 2007 to January 6, 2012 on Disney Channel . The series was created by Todd J. Greenwald, and stars Selena Gomez , David Henrie and Jake T. Austin as three wizard siblings with magical abilities competing to win sole custody of the family powers. Further main cast includes Jennifer Stone , Maria Canals Barrera, and David DeLuise.
The series won "Outstanding Children 's Program" at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards in 2009. A film adaptation of the series , Wizards of Waverly Place : The Movie , premiered as a Disney Channel Original Movie on August 28, 2009. The film adaptation won "Outstanding Children 's Program" at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards earning the series its second consecutive Emmy. The farewell season won "Outstanding Children 's Program" at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards bringing the franchise's total to three Emmy awards. Wizards of Waverly Place ended with 106 episodes over four seasons, surpassing That's So Raven . Its series finale averaged nearly 10 million viewers (live and total views on same day ), which made that episode the most-watched series finale in Disney Channel 's history .
On March 15 , 2013, The Wizards Return: Alex vs.