Celebuzz First Look: Disney’s New Show ‘Austin & Ally’!

By: Liz Calvario / November 16, 2011

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If you’re an avid Disney Channel watcher, you know there’s major excitement over their newest show Austin & Ally — and Celebuzz got to go on set with the cast! 

Austin & Ally is a new musical comedy about an overly confident singer/musician named Austin (played by newcomer Ross Lynch), and talented yet shy songwriter Ally (played by Laura Marano). The two team up as a full-on musical force to make their dreams come true…and the story begins! 

The energetic Ross told Celebuzz:

“The music aspect is a lot different, it’s got really good fun music, and the connection between [our group of] friends is really strong.”

The show starts out with Austin and his best friend Dez (played by Calum Worthy) “borrowing” Ally’s song without her knowing. As the music video and song become a hit, Austin becomes an overnight sensation. Ally and her best friend Trish (played by Raini Rodriguez — whose real life brother is Rico Rodriguez who portrays Manny on the hit show Modern Family), make a plan to let the world know that it was Ally’s song. The show progresses by showing us how the two come together to make a dynamic musical duo.

The talented 15 year old, Laura told us a bit about her character,

“Ally is a very insecure, wonderful, talented songwriter who is so insecure to the point where she can’t show the world her talents in life. Thankfully Austin comes in … he needs songs to perform and I have an outlet for everyone to see my songs.”

When asked about the hardest part about filming the comedic show Calum state:

“The biggest challenge was also the most fun part of the show. It’s trying to come up with funny moments all the time in the show, those crazy wild ideas to bring to the table. When they give you the scene, they love you to have some of your creative input back into the episode and they are open to ideas and new concepts. They are always trying to find the best way to make it and a way that is different.”

When it came to confidence Raini had an over abundance and said,

“To know that I am in an environment that I love and that people love me and support me so much here, that’s definitely a huge thing. And it’s just a lot of fun, what’s not to love.”

The chemistry with this foursome is undeniable! Make sure to watch the premiere of the show Sunday December 4th on the Disney Channel.