Best Friends Whenever

Best Friends Whenever
Genre Comedy
Created by
  • Jed Elinoff
  • Scott Thomas
Theme music composer
Opening theme "Whenever" performed by Forever in Your Mind
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 28 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Scott Thomas
  • Jed Elinoff
  • Michael B. Kaplan
Producer(s) Julie Tsutsui
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 23 minutes
Production company(s)
Original network Disney Channel
Picture format 720p (HDTV)
Original release June 26, 2015 (2015-06-26) – present
External links

Best Friends Whenever is an American multi-camera sitcom developed for Disney Channel, created by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas and executive produced by Jed Elinoff, Scott Thomas, and Michael B. Kaplan. The series stars Landry Bender as Cyd, Lauren Taylor as Shelby, Gus Kamp as Barry, Ricky Garcia as Naldo, Benjamin Cole Royer as Bret, and Matthew Lewis Royer as Chet. The series premiered on June 26, 2015.


Set in Portland, Oregon, two teenage girls named Cyd and Shelby are best friends living together while Cyd's parents are on an archaeological dig in Peru. After an accident in their neighbor Barry's science lab, they are given the ability to travel in time, provided they are thinking of the time they want to go to and are touching. When it comes to their trips to the future, they briefly find themselves strapped to tables in a futuristic lab, so now they must figure out what this means while having various misadventures along the way.



The main characters, from left to right: Chet, Barry, Cyd, Shelby, Naldo, and Bret.



SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
118June 26, 2015 (2015-06-26)May 22, 2016 (2016-05-22)
2TBAJuly 25, 2016 (2016-07-25)TBA


Season Episodes First aired Last aired Avg. viewers
Date Viewers
Date Viewers
1 18 June 26, 2015 (2015-06-26) 3.54[2] May 22, 2016 (2016-05-22) 1.23[3] 1.84
2 10 July 25, 2016 (2016-07-25) 1.18[4] TBA TBD 1.21


Best Friends Whenever was created by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas, who have also created Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja. On March 6, 2015, Disney ordered Best Friends Whenever with production starting the same month.[5] The series was renewed for a second season by Disney Channel on February 29, 2016,[6] and premiered on July 25, 2016.


The series airs on Disney Channel in Canada.[7] It premiered on Disney Channel in Australia and New Zealand on October 16, 2015.

Critical reception

Brian Lowry, writing for Variety, thought the series' pilot episode was formulaic and did not take full advantages of the time travel premise. In particular, the series "appears more content to focus on the humdrum details of Shelby and Cyd's frantic lives than, say, sending them back to meet Abraham Lincoln or ahead to a time of flying cars."[8]


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Thomas Lakeitcha (June 16, 2015). "Best Friends Whenever Fact Sheet". Disney ABC Press. Retrieved April 27, 2016.
  2. Mitch Metcalf (September 15, 2015). "Top 100 Saturday Cable Originals: 6.26.2015". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved September 15, 2015.
  3. Mitch Metcalf (May 24, 2016). "Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals: 5.22.2016". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved May 24, 2016.
  4. Mitch Metcalf (July 26, 2016). "Top 150 Monday Cable Originals: 7.25.2016". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
  5. Nellie Andreeva (March 5, 2015). "Disney Channel Orders Best Friends Whenever Series Starring Landry Bender". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 27, 2015.
  6. Denise Petski (February 29, 2016). "Bunk'd, Best Friends Whenever Renewed for Season 2 on Disney Channel". Deadline. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
  7. "Disney Channel September 2015 Programming Highlights". Corus Entertainment. September 8, 2015. Retrieved October 12, 2015.
  8. Brian Lowry (June 25, 2015). "Disney Channel's Best Friends Whenever". Variety. Retrieved July 8, 2015.

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