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It's a Laugh Productions, Inc. is a production company best known for producing the live-action sitcoms that air on Disney Channel and Disney XD. It is a division of Disney Channels Worldwide, a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Television. It was founded in November 2003 by Don Mink and Amy Rabins.

All shows are taped at Hollywood Center Studios, with the exceptions of Hannah Montana, Good Luck Charlie, and Austin & Ally, which are taped at Sunset Bronson Studios (formerly Tribune Studios); Sonny with a Chance, which was taped at NBC Studios (before moving to Hollywood Center Studios for its second season); Pair of Kings, which was taped at Sunset Gower Studios (before moving to Hollywood Center Studios for its third season); and Shake It Up, which is taped at LA Center Studios (as well as the second and third seasons of Good Luck Charlie). However, the shows are still similar to all of the studio's other programs. Jonas L.A. was the first live-action sitcom to be filmed in a single-camera film format as opposed to the videotaped, multi-camera format of other Disney Channel sitcoms. It was also filmed on location with closed sets.

History

It's a Laugh was launched in 2003. Starting in 2005, it was created and meant to replace Brookwell McNamara Entertainment, producers of Even Stevens and That's So Raven, as producers of Disney Channel programming. (And eventually replaced the Disney Channel Original banner on its TV shows) The first two shows to hold the It's a Laugh label have all had more than 60 episodes produced. It's a Laugh programs aired on Disney Channel are known as Disney Channel Original Series, and on Disney XD as Disney XD Original Series. The first Disney XD Original Series to be produced by It's a Laugh is I'm in the Band.

As of 2012, nearly all of Disney Channel's live-action original programming is produced by It's a Laugh.

Series

# Name Premiere date End date Number of episodes Network
1 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody 3/18/05 9/1/08 87 Disney Channel
2 Hannah Montana 3/24/06 1/16/11 98
3 Cory in the House 1/12/07 9/12/08 34
4 Wizards of Waverly Place 10/12/07 1/6/12 106
5 The Suite Life on Deck 9/26/08 5/6/11 71
6 Sonny with a Chance 2/8/09 1/2/11 46
7 Jonas L.A. 5/2/09 10/3/10 34
8 I'm in the Band 11/27/09 12/9/11 41 Disney XD
9 Good Luck Charlie 4/4/10 2/16/14 97 Disney Channel
10 Pair of Kings 9/10/10 2/18/13 66 Disney XD
11 Shake It Up 11/7/10 11/10/13 75 Disney Channel
12 A.N.T. Farm 5/6/11 3/21/14 62
13 So Random! 6/5/11 3/25/12 26
14 Kickin' It 6/13/11 3/25/15 84 Disney XD
15 Jessie 9/30/11 10/16/15 98 Disney Channel
16 Austin & Ally 12/2/11 1/10/16 87
17 Lab Rats 2/27/12 2/3//16 90 Disney XD
18 Crash & Bernstein 10/8/12 8/11/14 39
19 Dog With a Blog 10/12/12 9/25/15 69 Disney Channel
20 Liv and Maddie 7/19/13 3/24/17 80 Disney Channel
21 Mighty Med 10/7/13 9/9/15 44 Disney XD
22 I Didn't Do It 1/17/14 10/16/15 39 Disney Channel
23 Girl Meets World 6/27/14 1/20/17 72 Disney Channel
24 K.C. Undercover 1/26/15 2/2/18 63 Disney Channel
25 Best Friends Whenever 6/26/15 12/11/16 30 Disney Channel
26 Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything 7/22/15 1/2/17 37 Disney XD
27 Bunk'd 7/31/15 present 53 Disney Channel
28 Lab Rats: Elite Force 3/2/16 10/22/16 15 Disney XD
29 Bizaardvark 6/24/16 4/13/2019 63 Disney Channel
30 Raven's Home 7/21/17 present 26 Disney Channel
31 Coop & Cami Ask the World 10/12/18 present 21 Disney Channel
32 Sydney to the Max 1/25/19 present Disney Channel

Films

Theatrical films

# Title Release date Budget Gross RT IMDb
1 Hannah Montana: The Movie 4/10/09 $35,000,000 $155,545,279 44% 4.3

Television films

# Title Release date
1 Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie 8/28/09
2 The Suite Life Movie 3/25/11
3 Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! 12/2/11
4 The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex 3/15/13

Crossovers

# Title Air date Crossover between
1 That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana 7/28/06 That's So Raven, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, and Hannah Montana
2 Take This Job and Love It 6/16/07 Hannah Montana and Cory in the House
3 Raven in the House 7/8/07 That's So Raven and Cory in the House
4 Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana 7/17/09 Wizards of Waverly Place, The Suite Life on Deck, and Hannah Montana
5 Weasels on Deck 10/11/10 I'm in the Band and The Suite Life on Deck
6 Charlie Shakes It Up! 6/5/11 Good Luck Charlie and Shake It Up
7 Austin & Jessie & Ally: All Star New Year 12/7/12 Austin & Ally and Jessie
8 Jessie's Aloha Holidays with Parker & Joey 11/28/14 Jessie and Liv & Maddie

Notes:

  • Both "That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana" and "Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana" are each counted as three separate episodes. "Take This Job and Love It" is officially counted as a Hannah Montana episode, "Weasels on Deck" is counted as an I'm in the Band episode, and "Charlie Shakes It Up" is counted as a Good Luck Charlie episode, and a crossover between That's So Raven and its spin-off Cory in the House is called "Raven in the House;" it only counts as a Cory in the House episode. Austin & Jessie & Ally All Star New Year will count as an episode for both series, due to it being a separate event.
  • There is a crossover episode of a show every year except for 2008. There were two crossovers in 2007; ("Raven in the House") with Cory in the House & That's So Raven, and ("Take This Job and Love It") with Hannah Montana & Cory in the House.

Television specials

# Title Air date Shows featured
1 Wish Gone Amiss Weekend 7/13/07 Cory in the House, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, and Hannah Montana

SD and HD programming

Sonny with a Chance and all series produced since 2009, as well as seasons of existing series produced before 2009 that continued into that year were produced in high definition, but all series shot prior to 2009 were produced in standard definition.


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Past Shows
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (2005–08) • Hannah Montana (2006–11) • Cory in the House (2007–08) • Wizards of Waverly Place (2007–12) • The Suite Life on Deck (2008–11) • Sonny with a Chance (2009–11) • Jonas L.A. (2009–10) • I'm in the Band (2010–11) • So Random! (2011-12) • Pair of Kings (2010-13) • Shake It Up (2010-13) A.N.T. Farm (2011-14) • Good Luck Charlie (2010-14) • Kickin' It (2011-15) • Jessie (2011-15) • Austin & Ally (2011-16) • Lab Rats (2012-16) • Crash & Bernstein (2012-14) • Dog With a Blog (2012-15) • Liv & Maddie (2013-17) • Mighty Med (2013-15) • I Didn't Do It (2014-15) • Girl Meets World (2014-17) • K.C. Undercover (2015-18) • Best Friends Whenever (2015-16) • Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything (2015-17) • Lab Rats: Elite Force (2016) • Bizaardvark (2016-19)
Current Shows
Bunk'd (since 2015) • Raven's Home (since 2017) • Coop & Cami Ask the World (since 2018) • Sydney to the Max (since 2019)
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