Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away… a parade float was an undercover spaceship, Zaliens attacked Miami, and extraterrestrial boyfriends were all the rage. If you think the Disney Channel is spacing out — these are, after all, upcoming episode themes for some of the most popular hit shows on the network — you're absolutely right!
Yahoo TV has an exclusive first look (Actually, how about eight of them!) at Disney Channel's Out of This World Weekend (Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27), a cosmic programming block that will feature space-themed adventures with all-new episodes of Jessie, Dog With a Blog, Liv and Maddie, I Didn't Do It, Girl Meets World, and Austin & Ally. The three-night extravaganza will also include a premiere of the one-hour television special Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars.
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In this first look at the Jessie episode "Spaced Out," Jessie (Debby Ryan) and the Ross kids (Cameron Boyce, Skai Jackson, and Peyton List) are enjoying (OK, maybe "enjoying" is the wrong word) a trip to outer space. (The gift recipient of the extravagant trip, birthday boy Ravi, smartly opted to stay on Earth.) Sure, this crew seems seriously scared while on the shuttle, but at least Jessie can now add "spacewalking" as a special skill on her résumé.
The Girl Meets World episode "Girl Meets Father" has Cory's (Ben Savage) world colliding with his daughter Riley's (Rowan Blanchard). Apparently the school dance trumps the family's annual Coney Island coaster tradition, but in this pic it looks like Auggie (August Maturo) has a bright idea at the breakfast table.
Nothing like a little father-daughter bonding over a parade float. In Dog With a Blog episode "Pod People from Pasadena," Avery and her stepdad (G. Hannelius, Regan Burns) look terrified by whatever that thing is that has invaded their parade prep area.
Ferb is a Jedi — at least for one night. The TV premiere of Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars features the cartoon duo as they were "a couple summers ago in a galaxy far, far away." Intergalactic chaos ensues (and a slew of Star Wars icons turn up!) when the gang tries to stop Darthenshmirtz from using his new "Sith-inator."
What on earth is Liv (Dove Cameron) wearing? In the Liv and Maddie episode "Space-Werewolf-a-Rooney," the teen actress decides to do her own stunts for her starring role in the flick Space Werewolves, and her brothers, Joey and Parker (Joey Bragg, Tenzing Norgay Trainor), are on set to check out the action. Check out the cameo from TV legend Garry Marshall, who's a guest star in the episode.
In the I Didn't Do It episode "Earth Boys are Icky," Delia (Sarah Gilman) is sick of boring Earth boys, so she takes matters into her own hands and creates a high-tech alien male attractor. In this first look, "icky" Earth boy Logan (Austin North) goes old school when he bumps into new girlfriend, Danica (guest star Savannah Lathem), in the school hallway.
In this clip from the Austin & Ally episode "Eggs & Extraterrestrials," Dez (Calum Worthy) is decked out for a Zaliens convention, and he's stopping by the music store to invite "his sixth favorite person" to join. (That'd be Ally, who placed after her dad on the list.) While Ally (Laura Marano) is reluctant to spend her Saturday "doing nerdy boring stuff" (Hey, isn't she in a cloud watchers club?), and she absolutely, positively refuses to wear some weird Zalien costume, she eventually gives in and dresses like princess — but not the Disney kind!
Is it Halloween in July on Austin & Ally? In "Eggs & Extraterrestrials," it's an unconventional convention when Dez (Calum Worthy), Trish (Raini Rodriguez), and Austin (Ross Lynch) talk Ally (Laura Marano) into attending the annual Zaliens Convention that's being held in Miami. In this pic, it looks like Ally could use a hand. Not!
Disney Channel's Out of This World Weekend airs Friday through Sunday, July 25-27.