It's a Laugh

It's a Laugh Productions, Inc. is a production company best known for producing the live-action sitcoms that air on Disney Channel and Disney XD. It is an owned subsidiary of the Disney-ABC Television Group. It is also one of the production companies of Bunk'd.


Launched in 2004, It's a Laugh Productions tape most shows at Hollywood Center Studios, with the exceptions of Hannah Montana, Good Luck Charlie, and Austin & Ally, which are taped at Sunset Bronson Studios (formerly Tribune Studios); Sonny with a Chance, which was filmed at NBC Studios (before moving to Hollywood Center Studios for its second season); Pair of Kings, which was taped at Sunset Gower Studios (before moving to Hollywood Center Studios for its third season); and Shake It Up, which is taped at LA Center Studios (as well as the second and third seasons of Good Luck Charlie). However, the shows are still similar to all of the studio's other programs. Jonas L.A. was the first live-action sitcom to be filmed in a single-camera film format as opposed to the videotaped, multi-camera format of other Disney Channel sitcoms. It was also filmed on location with closed sets.

As of 2013, nearly all of Disney Channel's live-action original programming is produced by It's a Laugh Productions.


# Name Premiere date   End date  Number of episodes  Network
1 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody March 18, 2005 September 1, 2008 87 Disney Channel
2 Hannah Montana March 24, 2006 January 16, 2011 98 Disney Channel
3 Cory in the House January 12, 2007 September 12, 2008 34 Disney XD
4 Wizards of Waverly Place October 12, 2007 March 15, 2013 106 Disney Channel
5 The Suite Life on Deck September 26, 2008 May 6, 2011 71 Disney Channel
6 Sonny with a Chance February 8, 2009 January 2, 2011 46 Disney Channel
7 Jonas L.A. May 2, 2009 October 3, 2010 34 Disney Channel
8 I'm in the Band November 27, 2009 December 9, 2011 41 Disney XD
9 Good Luck Charlie April 4, 2010 February 16,2014 97 Disney Channel
10 Pair of Kings September 10, 2010 February 18, 2013 66 Disney XD
11 Shake It Up November 7, 2010 November 10, 2013 65 Disney Channel
12 A.N.T. Farm May 6, 2011 March 21, 2014 62 Disney Channel
13 So Random! June 5, 2011 March 25, 2012 26 Disney Channel
14 Kickin' It June 13, 2011 present 49 Disney XD
15 Jessie September 30, 2011 present 42 Disney Channel
16 Austin & Ally December 2, 2011 present 32 Disney Channel
17 Lab Rats February 27, 2012 present 27 Disney XD
18 Crash & Bernstein October 8, 2012 present 20 Disney XD
19 Dog With a Blog October 12, 2012 present 15

Disney Channel

20 Liv and Maddie July 19,2013 present 19 Disney Channel
21 Girl Meets World June 27, 2014 present 21 Disney Channel 21
22 K.C. Undercover January 18, 2015 present 29 Disney Channel
23 Best Friends Whenever June 26, 2015 Disney Channel 22
24 Bunk'd July 31, 2015 Disney Channel


Theatrical films

# Title Release date Budget Gross RT IMDb
1 Hannah Montana: The Movie April 10, 2009 $35,000,000 $155,545,279 44% 3.7

Television films

# Title Release date
1 Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie August 28, 2009
2 The Suite Life Movie March 25, 2011
3 Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! December 2, 2011


Main article: List of Disney Channel crossovers

# Title Air date Crossover between
1 That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana July 28, 2006 That's So RavenThe Suite Life of Zack & Cody, and Hannah Montana
2 Take This Job and Love It June 16, 2007 Hannah Montana and Cory in the House
4 Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana July 17, 2009 Wizards of Waverly PlaceThe Suite Life on Deck, and Hannah Montana
5 Weasels on Deck October 11, 2010 I'm in the Band and The Suite Life on Deck
6 Charlie Shakes It Up June 5, 2011 Good Luck Charlie and Shake It Up


Austin & Jessie & Ally All Star New Year December 7, 2012 Austin & Ally and Jessie


Good Luck Jessie: NYC Christmas November 29, 2013 Jessie and Good Luck Charlie


  • Both "That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana" and "Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana" are each counted as three separate episodes. "Take This Job and Love It" is officially counted as a Hannah Montana episode, "Weasels on Deck" is counted as an I'm in the Band episode, "Charlie Shakes It Up" is counted as a Good Luck Charlie episode, and Austin & Jessie & Ally All Star New Year count as an episode for both series, due to it being a separate event.
  • There is a crossover episode of a show every year except for 2008.

Television specials

# Title Air date Shows featured
1 Wish Gone Amiss Weekend July 13, 2007 Cory in the HouseThe Suite Life of Zack & Cody, and Hannah Montana

SD and HD programming

Sonny with a Chance and all series produced since 2009, as well as seasons of existing series produced before 2009 that continued into that year were produced in high definition, but all series shot prior to 2009 were produced in standard definition.

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