2013 special: “The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex”
On September 27, 2012, Disney Channel announced that Wizards of Waverly Place would return for an hour-long special, that began production on October 22, 2012, and ended production on November 10, 2012, for a premiere telecast on the cable channel in early 2013. The special, to be executive produced by Gomez, alongside series executive producers Vince Cheung and Ben Montanio
(who will also co-write the special with Dan Berendsen), will center on the Russos’ and Mason’s visit to Tuscany to meet long-lost relatives from Jerry’s side of the family. In an attempt to prove to her family that she’s not merely a carefree wizard, Alex inadvertently casts a spell that creates two versions of her with differing personalities: an evil version of Alex that ends up involved in another wizard’s plan for world domination, and a good version who upon discovering the wizard’s plan, tries to find a way to save her family and mankind, leading to a literal battle between good and evil atop the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
2013 Special: “The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex”