“Right when Liv and Maddie had started, there was no roadmap for how to do a show where one girl played two,” she shares. “It’s just not something that is often done, so we had nothing to refer to. Before we really figured out a rhythm and a way to get through it—and have me be alive at the end of the day—it was a long period of time where I was really struggling with the energy, and the workload, and shooting everything twice, then recording on the weekends, and still sleeping, and having a social life.”
Dove recalls, “There was definitely a time when I [told] my mom, ‘I literally think I’m not capable of doing this. I do not think I will survive this. I think I am going to let all of Disney Channel down. They trusted me with this, and I seriously think I am going to cost them millions of dollars and pull out of this show.’”
But she definitely conquered it all and the show just finished up shooting it’s fourth and final season.
“I honestly think what skyrocketed me into professionalism was learning how to play two people and still live through the day,” Dove said. “I know that sounds dramatic, but shooting everything twice and going through the emotions of two different humans was crazy for me at 16. In terms of my career, that was something that really, really formed me.”
In “Linda & Heather-A-Rooney”, Liv (Dove Cameron) lands a small part on the hit show “Linda and Heather,” but her role turns out to be bigger than she could have ever imagined; and when she brings Parker (Tenzing Norgay Trainor) along, he’s kind of in heaven!
Meanwhile, Joey (Joey Bragg) has to deal with his relationship woes with Willow (Jessica Marie Garcia).
In “Sorta Sisters-A-Rooney”, Liv, Maddie (both Dove Cameron) and the rest of the Rooney family are excited to start their new life in California. As the school year begins, the Rooney’s cousin, Ruby (Lauren Lindsey Donzis), returns home from a summer trip.
Excited to have “sort of” siblings, Ruby can’t wait to finally be a sister but finds herself in the middle of a sister-fight between Liv and Maddie.
Meanwhile, Joey (Joey Bragg) and Parker attend their new science and technology school and their experience is not what they expected.
Liv and Maddie: Cali Style premieres TONIGHT, Friday, September 23rd @ 8PM ET/PT on Disney Channel.
The entire Rooney family gets in on the “Bam What” in this new video promoting the upcoming season of Liv and Maddie.
In the first episode for season four, “Sorta Sisters-A-Rooney”, Liv, Maddie (both Dove Cameron) and the rest of the Rooney family are excited to start their new life in California.
As the school year begins, the Rooney’s cousin, Ruby, returns home from a summer trip. Excited to have “sort of” siblings, Ruby (Lauren Lindsey Donzis) can’t wait to finally be a sister but finds herself in the middle of a sister-fight between Liv and Maddie.
Disney Channel is switching up things on Liv and Maddie — and giving it a brand new title for season four!
The show will now be known as Liv and Maddie: Cali Style for the final season, EW reports.
Premiering on September 23rd, Liv and Maddie Rooney (both Dove Cameron) have moved out to California to live with their aunt and cousin (Lauren Lindsey Donzis) in a beach house. In their new digs, Liv keeps at her pursuit of a performing career, while Maddie looks ahead to college and a basketball scholarship.
“We love our new title because it lets our dedicated fans know this is still the show they love, while tipping everyone off that a new and exciting chapter is starting,” co-creator Ron Hart shared. “Our cast grew so much in our first three seasons, we love that in our fourth we got to bring them to a whole new world for our final adventures together.”
John D. Beck added, “It was a blast to write for the Rooney family in their Stevens Point home. But taking them out of their world and bringing them to the bright lights of Los Angeles lets us take a quantum leap in their stories in really fun, exciting ways. I can’t wait for everyone to meet the fun band of quirky characters the family befriends in L.A. But don’t worry, we made sure to find ways for all your favorites from Wisconsin [to show up] on the West Coast, too.”