Austin & Ally

Austin & Ally
Genre Teen sitcom
Created by Kevin Kopelow & Heath Seifert
Theme music composer
  • Joleen Belle
  • Julia Michaels
  • Mike McGarity
Opening theme "Can't Do It Without You"[lower-alpha 1]
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 87 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Kevin Kopelow
  • Heath Seifert
  • Rick Nyholm
Camera setup
Running time 22–26 minutes
Production company(s)
Original network Disney Channel
Picture format
Original release December 2, 2011 (2011-12-02) – January 10, 2016 (2016-01-10)
External links

Austin & Ally is an American teen sitcom that premiered on Disney Channel on December 2, 2011, and ended on January 10, 2016. The series was created by Kevin Kopelow & Heath Seifert, the writers and producers of the Disney Channel sitcoms Sonny with a Chance and Jonas.


Set in Miami, Austin & Ally is a multi-camera comedy about the relationship between two very different musicians: extroverted singer and instrumentalist Austin Moon, who is fun-loving and outgoing, and introverted and awkward songwriter Ally Dawson, who is a singer, but has a bad case of stage fright.

In the pilot, "Rockers & Writers", Austin secretly records one of Ally's songs without her knowing. He becomes famous from it after his best friend, Dez, directs Austin in a music video for the song and posts it on the Internet. Once Ally takes credit for her song, Austin convinces her to become his partner, and the two agree to work together and become close friends. Ally's best friend, Trish, pitches in as Austin's manager and Dez continues to direct Austin's music videos. At the end of the first season, Austin gets signed to Jimmy Starr's record label.

The second season sees both Austin and Ally taking bigger steps. Ally conquers her stage fright by performing a duet with Austin. By the end of the second season, Ally signs a record deal and records an album with Ronnie Ramone, while Austin goes on his first national tour. Due to her schedule with Ronnie Ramone, Ally is unable to attend the first half of Austin's tour, but in the first two episodes of the third season, Ally does attend the second half of the tour.

In the third season, Ally's career takes off. Later, Ally is making her first album. By the end of the third season, Austin sacrifices his music career when his record label forbids him from being together with Ally. Austin chooses to be with Ally as they confess their love for each other. In the end, Austin goes with Ally on her first tour, Trish starts her own management company, and Dez goes to film school in Los Angeles.

In the fourth season, the group reunites after the tour and turns Sonic Boom into a music school called A&A Music Factory, where they help students pursue their musical dreams. They combine their talents to become business partners, and the store's success explodes.

The series has been described as a "pint-sized" version of HBO's comedy-drama Entourage.[1]



Trish Austin Ally Dez
The main characters, from left to right: Trish, Austin Moon, Ally Dawson, and Dez.



SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
119December 2, 2011 (2011-12-02)September 9, 2012 (2012-09-09)
226October 7, 2012 (2012-10-07)September 29, 2013 (2013-09-29)
322October 27, 2013 (2013-10-27)November 23, 2014 (2014-11-23)
420January 18, 2015 (2015-01-18)January 10, 2016 (2016-01-10)

Jessie crossover

In November 2012, Disney Channel announced that the series would crossover with Jessie as an hour-long special episode titled "Austin & Jessie & Ally All Star New Year". The special aired on December 7, 2012, in which Austin finally gets to perform in Times Square on New Year's Eve like he has always dreamed of, with help from Jessie and the Ross children. Later, Jessie and the children travel to Miami with the group. Jessie inadvertently steals lyrics that were written by Zuri and tries to get Austin to sing them with her. Meanwhile, Ravi is jealous to see that the family's pet lizard, Mrs. Kipling, may have a crush on Dez, though it turns out that Mrs. Kipling does not like Dez at all.


Season Episodes First aired Last aired Avg. viewers
Date Viewers
Date Viewers
1 19 December 2, 2011 (2011-12-02) 5.66[2] September 9, 2012 (2012-09-09) 2.95[3] 3.25
2 26 October 7, 2012 (2012-10-07) 4.02[4] September 29, 2013 (2013-09-29) 3.27[5] 3.5
3 21 October 27, 2013 (2013-10-27) 3.28[6] November 23, 2014 (2014-11-23) 2.90[7] 2.6
4 20 January 18, 2015 (2015-01-18) 3.08[8] January 10, 2016 (2016-01-10) 3.20[9] 2.13


The series was created by Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert, the writers and producers of the Nickelodeon comedy series All That and the Disney Channel sitcoms Sonny with a Chance and Jonas. Production for the pilot episode began in mid-February 2011, and on May 24, 2011, Disney Channel announced that Austin & Ally had been picked up as a series. They initially ordered 13 episodes, though that number was later increased to 21; however, only 19 aired. The first promo for the series was released in October 2011, during Disney Channel's Make Your Mark: The Ultimate Dance-Off event. The series officially premiered on December 2, 2011. The series was renewed for a second season and resumed production in summer 2012.[10] The second season premiered on October 7, 2012. The series was renewed for a third season by Disney Channel on April 2, 2013. The third season premiered on October 27, 2013, and production ended on January 24, 2014.[11] The series was renewed for a fourth season on April 25, 2014,[12] which premiered on January 18, 2015.[13] On February 6, 2015, Laura Marano stated that the fourth season would be the final season.[14] The final episode aired on January 10, 2016.


List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions

Austin & Ally 27 1
Austin & Ally: Turn It Up
  • Released: December 17, 2013
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: Walt Disney
89 6
Austin & Ally: Take It from the Top
  • Released: March 31, 2015
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: Walt Disney
- -
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.
List of songs in Austin & Ally
Title Performer Premiere episode Soundtrack
"Can't Do It without You" (Austin & Ally Main Title) Ross Lynch Rockers & Writers Austin & Ally
"Double Take"
"Break Down the Walls"
"A Billion Hits" Kangaroos & Chaos
"Not a Love Song" Secrets & Songbooks
"It's Me, It's You" Zaliens & Cloud Watchers
"The Butterfly Song" Ross Lynch
Laura Marano
Lauren Boles
Bloggers & Butterflies N/A
"Trash Talka" James Earl ft.
Ross Lynch
Tickets & Trashbags N/A
"Better Together" Ross Lynch Managers & Meatballs Austin & Ally
"You Don't See Me" Laura Marano Deejays & Demos N/A
"Heard It on the Radio" Ross Lynch Songwriting & Starfish Austin & Ally
"Heart Beat" Diners & Daters
"Na Na Na (The Summer Song)" Everglades & Allygaters
"The Way That You Do" Successes & Setbacks
"Illusion" Albums & Auditions
"Don't Look Down" Ross Lynch
Laura Marano
Costumes & Courage Austin & Ally: Turn It Up
"Who I Am" Ross Lynch Magazines & Made-Up Stuff
"Got It 2" Ross Lynch
Trevor Jackson
Crybabies & Cologne
"Christmas Soul" Ross Lynch Austin & Jessie & Ally All Star New Year Disney Channel Holiday Playlist
"Can You Feel It" Can You Feel It? - Single[22]
"Face to Face" Ross Lynch
Debby Ryan
Austin & Ally: Turn It Up
"No Ordinary Day" Ross Lynch Ferris Wheels & Funky Breath N/A
"You Can Come to Me" Ross Lynch
Laura Marano
Chapters & Choices Disney Channel Play It Loud
"I Think About You" Ross Lynch Partners & Parachutes Austin & Ally: Turn It Up
"Finally Me" Laura Marano Tracks & Trouble
"The Ally Way" Viral Videos & Very Bad Dancing N/A
"Steal Your Heart" Ross Lynch Tunes & Trials Austin & Ally: Turn It Up
"Timeless" Future Sounds & Festival Songs Disney Channel Play It Loud
"Living in the Moment" Sports & Sprains N/A
"I Got That Rock and Roll" Beach Bums & Bling Disney Channel Play It Loud
"The Me That You Don't See" Laura Marano Fresh Starts & Farewells
"Better than This" Ross Lynch Austin & Ally: Turn It Up
"Chasin' the Beat of My Heart" Road Trips & Reunions
"You Wish You Were Me" Raini Rodriguez What Ifs & Where's Austin N/A
"Redial" Laura Marano Beach Clubs & BFFs Austin & Ally: Turn It Up
"I Love Christmas" Ross Lynch
Laura Marano
Mix-Ups & Mistletoes Disney Holidays Unwrapped
"Austin & Ally Glee Club Mash Up" Austin & Ally cast Glee Clubs & Glory Disney Channel Play It Loud
"Who U R" Ross Lynch Austin & Alias Austin & Ally: Turn It Up
"Upside Down" Princesses & Prizes
"Stuck on You" Critics & Confidence
"Me and You" Laura Marano
Cameron Jebo
Hunks & Homecoming
"What We're About" Ross Lynch Fanatics & Favors
"Look Out" Ross Lynch
Laura Marano
Eggs & Extraterrestrials N/A
"Superhero" Ross Lynch Beauties & Bullies Austin & Ally: Turn It Up
"Parachute" Laura Marano Records & Wrecking Balls
"Can't Do It without You" (Austin & Ally Main Title) Ross Lynch
Laura Marano
Buzzcuts & Beginnings Austin & Ally: Take It from the Top
"No Place Like Home" Laura Marano
"Play My Song" Mini-Me's & Muffin Baskets
"Dance Like Nobody's Watching" Dancers & Ditzes
"Take It from the Top" Ross Lynch Comebacks & Crystal Balls
"Jump Back, Kiss Yourself" Cap and Gown & Can't Be Found N/A
"Perfect Christmas" Ross Lynch
Laura Marano
Santas & Surprises
"You've Got a Friend" Raini Rodriguez Musicals & Moving On
"Two in a Million" Ross Lynch
Laura Marano
Duets & Destiny

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Result
2013 Kids' Choice Awards Argentina[23] Best International TV Show Nominated
2014 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Show: Comedy Nominated
Kids' Choice Awards Mexico[24] International Program Nominated
2015 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Kids Show Won
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Show: Comedy Nominated
Kids' Choice Awards Mexico International Program Won
Kids' Choice Awards Colombia Won
Meus Prêmios Nick Favorite TV Show Won
Kids' Choice Awards Argentina International Program Won
2016 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Show Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Show: Comedy Nominated


The series airs worldwide on Disney Channel. It aired as a preview in Canada alongside the original broadcast and premiered on January 20, 2012. It premiered in Singapore on March 3, 2012, and in Australia and New Zealand on March 23, 2012. In India, the series premiered on Disney Channel on December 1, 2013. In the UK and Ireland the series aired a preview on March 30, 2012, and premiered on April 20, 2012. The series premiered on Disney Channel in Canada on September 1, 2015, with Raini Rodriguez and Calum Worthy introducing the series with special contests and events.


  1. Performed by Ross Lynch in the first three seasons, and Ross Lynch and Laura Marano in the fourth season.


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