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Disney Channel orders up third season of Wizards of Waverly Place

Disney Channel's "Wizards of Waverly Place," starring Selena Gomez, has been renewed for a third season. The hit comedy about three siblings with magical abilities will also be turned into a Disney Channel original movie, set to debut in August. "Wizards of Waverly Place," which debuted in 2007, also stars David Henrie, Jake T. Austin, Jennifer Stone, Maria Canals Barrera and David DeLuise.

In its third season, it's business as usual for the Russo family when Alex's best friend comes to live with them, Justin suffers from a serious case of senioritis and Max buckles down in his magic in an effort to become the sole heir of the family's powers.

"Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie" will follow the Russos on a vacation to the Caribbean, where Alex accidentally casts a spell that can reverse the fate of their parents' first meeting, putting her and her brothers' existence in jeopardy.