Wizards of Waverly Place

Wizards of Waverly Place fans hold onto your magic wands, because the events of Friday's Season 3 finale will change the lives of the magical Russo siblings forever.

While a spell has been cast to keep us from revealing the outcome of the October 15 episode, we can say that Alex (Selena Gomez) and her family find themselves in danger, being held against their will by a government agency aware of their wizardly powers. Zoinks!

And their lives take another freaky turn when the Emmy-winning kid-com's fourth season premieres Friday, November 12, at which time Alex inadvertently jeopardizes the future for herself and her brothers Justin (David Henrie) and Max (Jake T. Austin) after she's tricked into revealing the family secret.

But don't be fooled into thinking WOWP is going all serious on us — there still will be lots of funny mixed in with the action and suspense, and an added dose of adorable with Bailee Madison (Bridge to Terabithia) joining the cast as a 10-year-old wizard named Maxine. There promises to be romance, too, with the return of British heartthrob Gregg Sulkin (star of the upcoming Disney Channel movie Avalon High) as Alex's werewolf love Mason.

Still up in the air is whether the fourth season of WOWP will also be its last, although Gomez and her costars are committed to conjuring up a second TV-movie, which is set to begin production in 2011.

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