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It's a Laugh Productions
It's a Laugh Productions, Inc. is a production company best known for producing the live-action sitcoms that air on Disney Channel and Disney XD. It is an owned subsidiary of the Disney-ABC Television Group.

All shows are taped at Hollywood Center Studios, with the exceptions of Hannah Montana, Good Luck Charlie, and Austin & Ally, which are taped at Sunset Bronson Studios (formerly Tribune Studios); Sonny with a Chance, which was taped at NBC Studios (before moving to Hollywood Center Studios for its second season); Pair of Kings, which was taped at Sunset Gower Studios (before moving to Hollywood Center Studios for its third season); and Shake It Up, which is taped at LA Center Studios (as well as the second and third seasons of Good Luck Charlie). However, the shows are still similar to all of the studio's other programs. Jonas L.A. was the first live-action sitcom to be filmed in a single-camera film format as opposed to the videotaped, multi-camera format of other Disney Channel sitcoms. It was also filmed on location with closed sets.

History

It's a Laugh was launched in 2004. Starting in 2005, it was created and meant to replace Brookwell McNamara Entertainment, producers of Even Stevens and That's So Raven, as producers of Disney Channel programming. The first two shows to hold the It's a Laugh label have all had more than 60 episodes produced. It's a Laugh programs aired on Disney Channel are known as Disney Channel Original Series, and on Disney XD as Disney XD Original Series. The first Disney XD Original Series to be produced by It's a Laugh is I'm in the Band.

As of 2012, nearly all of Disney Channel's live-action original programming is produced by It's a Laugh.

Series

# Name Premiere date End date Number of episodes Network
1 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody 3/18/05 9/1/08 87 Disney Channel
2 Hannah Montana 3/24/06 1/16/11 98
3 Cory in the House 1/12/07 9/12/08 34
4 Wizards of Waverly Place 10/12/07 1/6/12 106
5 The Suite Life on Deck 9/26/08 5/6/11 71
6 Sonny with a Chance 2/8/09 1/2/11 46
7 Jonas L.A. 5/2/09 10/3/10 34
8 I'm in the Band 11/27/09 12/9/11 41 Disney XD
9 Good Luck Charlie 4/4/10 present 76 Disney Channel
10 Pair of Kings 9/10/10 present 63 Disney XD
11 Shake It Up 11/7/10 present 56 Disney Channel
12 A.N.T. Farm 5/6/11 present 42
13 So Random! 6/5/11 3/25/12 26
14 Kickin' It 6/13/11 present 44 Disney XD
15 Jessie 9/30/11 present 33 Disney Channel
16 Austin & Ally 12/2/11 present 26
17 Lab Rats 2/27/12 present 20 Disney XD
18 Crash & Bernstein 10/8/12 present 8
19 Dog With a Blog 10/12/12 present 7 Disney Channel

Films

Theatrical films

# Title Release date Budget Gross RT IMDb
1 Hannah Montana: The Movie 4/10/09 $35,000,000 $155,545,279 44% 3.7

Television films

# Title Release date
1 Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie 8/28/09
2 The Suite Life Movie 3/25/11
3 Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! 12/2/11

Crossovers

# Title Air date Crossover between
1 That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana 7/28/06 That's So Raven, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, and Hannah Montana
2 Take This Job and Love It 6/16/07 Hannah Montana and Cory in the House
3 Raven in the House 7/8/07 That's So Raven and Cory in the House
4 Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana 7/17/09 Wizards of Waverly Place, The Suite Life on Deck, and Hannah Montana
5 Weasels on Deck 10/11/10 I'm in the Band and The Suite Life on Deck
6 Charlie Shakes It Up 6/5/11 Good Luck Charlie and Shake It Up
7 Austin & Jessie & Ally  All Star New Year 12/7/12 Austin & Ally and Jessie

Notes:

  • Both "That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana" and "Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana" are each counted as three separate episodes. "Take This Job and Love It" is officially counted as a Hannah Montana episode, "Weasels on Deck" is counted as an I'm in the Band episode, and "Charlie Shakes It Up" is counted as a Good Luck Charlie episode, and a crossover between That's So Raven and its spin-off Cory in the House is called "Raven in the House;" it only counts as a Cory in the House episode. Austin & Jessie & Ally All Star New Year will count as an episode for both series, due to it being a separate event.
  • There is a crossover episode of a show every year except for 2008. There were two crossovers in 2007; ("Raven in the House") with Cory in the House & That's So Raven, and ("Take This Job and Love It") with Hannah Montana & Cory in the House.

Television specials

# Title Air date Shows featured
1 Wish Gone Amiss Weekend 7/13/07 Cory in the House, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, and Hannah Montana

SD and HD programming

Sonny with a Chance and all series produced since 2009, as well as seasons of existing series produced before 2009 that continued into that year were produced in high definition, but all series shot prior to 2009 were produced in standard definition.

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