New comedy Austin & Ally premieres on Family Channel January 20

Family Channel rocks as the new Disney Channel Original series Austin & Ally rolls onto the lineup on Friday, January 20 at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT.

The live-action comedy series follows Austin, an extroverted musician and Ally, a brilliant yet shy songwriter, as they combine their talents in an attempt to create a true musical tour-de-force.

In the premiere episode airing on Friday, January 20 at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT, Ally loses her songwriting book, which is also her secret diary. She enlists the help of best friend Trish to comb the mall looking for it. Unbeknownst to her, Austin and Dez have not only found her book but have also read all about her secret crush. When Austin is convinced that Ally has a crush on him, he tries to find a way to let Ally know that, as far as he is concerned, they are just friends.

Austin & Ally stars newcomer Ross Lynch as Austin, Laura Marano (“Without a Trace,” “Back to You”) as Ally, Raini Rodriguez (Disney’s “Prom,” “I’m In The Band”) as Trish and BC-native Calum Worthy (“Good Luck Charlie”) as Dez.

In an evening that comes together in perfect harmony, Family leads up to the premiere of Austin & Ally with a new episode of So Random! at 5:00 p.m ET/PT. Following the Austin & Ally premiere, Family unveils a new episode of Jessie at 6:50 p.m. ET/PT. Directly following Jessie, a special one-hour episode of A.N.T. Farm beginning at 7:15 p.m. ET/PT, sees  Chyna and Lexi tryout for a popular talent show.

The beat goes on at Family.ca. Visitors can get the party started with the “Hype Cart” game, now available on Family.ca with more Austin & Ally themed games and activities set to be unveiled before the series premiere. Viewers can also catch up with the gang and their musical mishaps on Family OnDemand. Episode one of Austin & Ally is currently available on Family OnDemand, with episode two available on Family OnDemand from December 30. 

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