Selena Gomez's Big 'Wizard' Announcement

by Meg Swertlow 3:15 PM PDT, September 28, 2012
Photo: Disney Channel

Selena Gomez has a big announcement about her Emmy-winning program Wizards of Waverly Place. The TV and film star told Radio Disney's Ernie D that she will be both executive producing and starring in a new Wizards of Waverly Place hour-long event!

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Selena talked to Ernie D about her busy year and the upcoming Wizards event: "I'm working on my new record and I had great projects I was a part of this year, but Wizards and Disney Channel and everything that is a part of this is my home."

Wizards of Waverly Place was Disney Channel's longest-running Original Series and it ended its four-season, 106-episode series back in January, but fans can look forward to a bit more magic in their future. Despite the end of the series, Selena felt a great desire to bring back the beloved show one more time, saying, "It was my idea to kind of start this, because I wanted to do it really badly. I want to make sure I promise the cast and the fans a really, really good hour-long event that they can enjoy and will leave them feeling good."

As for the end of her Disney show, Selena said, "I'm not ready for it to be over, so I just kind of want to do one more thing."

The TV event takes Alex (played by Selena) and the rest of the Russo clan to Tuscany, Italy, to meet their long lost relatives. Of course the trip turns awry when Alex inadvertently casts a spell that creates a Good Alex and an Evil Alex. Unfortunately, Evil Alex gets charmed by another evil wizard’s plan to take over the world, and Good Alex must find a way to save the day, resulting in an over-the-top battle between the two Alexs on top of the Tower of Pisa. Who will win? Watch the one-hour television event, scheduled to premiere on Disney Channel in early 2013.

You can catch the full interview on Radio Disney this Saturday, September 29 at 3 pm PT.