Wizards of Waverly Place is a live-action Disney Channel Original Series. The show is about Alex Russo (Selena Gomez), her older brother Justin (David Henrie), and their younger brother Max (Jake T. Austin), and Alex's best friend Harper Finkle (Jennifer Stone). The three live with their Italian-American father, Jerry, and their Mexican-American mother, Theresa. The children aren't allowed to use magic without supervision, and only one of the three will keep their magic abilities once they are adults. This will be determined by a magic competition. Alex often gets into trouble by using magic unsupervised, and learns lessons and morals relating to friends, family, and school. Justin tries not to use magic but sometimes Alex makes him.