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~This article is about the Alex & Co. TV series. For the band, see Alex & Co. (band).~

Alex & Co. is a 2015 Italian situation comedy, broadcast on Disney Channel Italy and directed by Claudio Norza.

The series was broadcast in Italy on May 11, 2015, and ended on May 27 of that year. The second season debuted on September 27 of that year and ended on November 29, 2015.

On January 30, 2016, Disney Channel confirmed that the series has been renewed for third season, which was splitted in two parts, first beginning on September 24, 2016 and ending on October 22, 2016 and second beginning on January 21, 2017 and ending on February 18, 2017.

Plot

Alex & Co follows childhood friends as they begin high school. Alex, a smart, fun-loving boy, thinks that high school is going to be one big party. The school head wants the school to hold its place at the top of the academic tables and insists students concentrate on traditional subjects, rather than music, singing and acting. Alex & Co have no option but to find their own way to express their creativity and talents.

Cast and Characters

Main characters

  • Alex Leoni, played by Leonardo Cecchi.
    He is fifteen years old, he is a good guy, nice, intelligent, and he always defends those who need him. He tries to be helpful to everyone around him.
  • Nicole De Ponte, played by Eleonora Gaggero.
    For many years, she is the best friend of Alex, she is generous. She takes things very seriously and always try to change what does not go well.
  • Emma Ferrari, played by Beatrice Vendramin.
    She's a nice girl. She is loved by all for being beautiful, and she is aware of it. On the surface, she seems courageous and self-confident, but deep down inside she is not, she needs constant approval from her friends.
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  • Samuele "Sam" Costa, played by Federico Russo.
    He is a hardworking student, responsible, but shy. He often gets high marks, and dreams of being admitted into one of the best universities, but does not have the financial resources, therefore works at the part-time jobs.
  • Christian Alessi, played by Saul Nanni.
    He is the best friend of Alex since they were children. He is always cheerful, friendly and very nice but not a cocky guy.

Episodes

Main article: List of Alex & Co. Episodes

Season Episodes Originally aired (Italy dates) U.S. aired
First aired Last aired First aired Last aired
Season 1 (2015) 13 May 11, 2015 May 27, 2015 TBA TBA
Season 2 (2015) 18 September 27, 2015 November 29, 2015 TBA TBA
Season 3 (2016-2017) 20 September 24, 2016 October 22, 2016 TBA TBA
January 21, 2017 February 18, 2017 TBA TBA
Special Episodes (2017) 4 June 26, 2017 June 29, 2017 TBA TBA

Spin-off

Main article: Radio Alex

On January 30, 2016, Disney Channel Italy announced the arrival of the spin-off Radio Alex. The series aired in Italy on February 8, 2016.

Contests

Cup song

When season 1 finished, Disney organized a cup song contest to promote the second season. Participants had to play Music Speaks while making its rythms with a cup. The winner was Giorgia, who appeared in episode 23.

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Alex & Co - Lip Sync Contest - English and Spanish subtitles

Lip sync

After season 2, a new contest was organized. In this one, participants had to lip-sync We Are One, Oh My Gloss! or Incredibile. The winner was Suami Venturi, who appeared in episode 47.

Watch more lip sync contest videos

Alex & Co. Super Fan

Super Fan contest was launched a month before season 3 part 2 premiere. This contest was looking for the biggest fan of Alex & Co. so participants had to answer daily quizzes about the series on Disney Channel website. The winner watched season 3 finale with Alex & Co. cast whereas the 10th biggest fans got the album Welcome to Your Show.

Movie

Main article: Come diventare grandi nonostante i genitori

On December 2, 2015, Disney Channel Italy announced the release of a movie based on the series. On March 31, 2016 it was announced its release date - November 24, 2016 in Italy.

International releases

Country Channel Premiere date Title
Italy Disney Channel Italy May 11, 2015 Alex & Co.
Denmark Disney Channel Scandinavia October 13, 2015
Norway
Finland
Sweden
Poland Disney Channel Poland October 17, 2015 Alex i spółka
France Disney Channel France November 4, 2015 Alex & Co.
Netherlands and Belgium Disney Channel Netherlands and Belgium November 22, 2015
Spain Disney Channel Spain January 11, 2016 Alex & Friends
Bulgaria Disney Channel Bulgaria February 1, 2016 Групата на Алекс (Alex & Co.)
Romania Disney Channel Romania Alex și trupa
Czech Republic Disney Channel Czech Republic February 6, 2016 Alex & spol.
Hungary Disney Channel Hungary Alex és bandája
Greece Disney Channel Greece March 3, 2016 Ο Άλεξ κι η Παρέα του (Alex & Friends)
Middle East Disney Channel Middle East Alex & Co.
South Africa Disney Channel South Africa
Germany Disney Channel Germany April 24, 2016

Trivia

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Links

English websites (may be outdated):

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