History Franchise / DCLAU

22nd Apr '16 11:11:50 AM twilicorn
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* It's generally accepted that any Canadian production or co-production on Disney Channel and Disney XD, as well as other foreign imports such as ''Series/H2OJustAddWater'', thus far exists in a completely separate canon from the DCLAU. The main exception in this regard is ''Series/DoctorWho'', which (along with its accompanying universe including ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'') is linked to the DCLAU through the Tommy Westphall hypothesis alongside three other foreign series: the ''Franchise/{{Degrassi}}'' franchise from Canada, ''Series/TheOfficeUK'', and the French show ''Paris Section Criminelle''.

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* It's generally accepted that any Canadian production or co-production on Disney Channel and Disney XD, as well as other foreign imports such as ''Series/H2OJustAddWater'', thus far exists in a completely separate canon from the DCLAU. The main exception in this regard is ''Series/DoctorWho'', which (along with its accompanying universe including ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'') as the Franchise/{{Whoniverse}} is linked to the DCLAU through the Tommy Westphall hypothesis alongside three other foreign series: the ''Franchise/{{Degrassi}}'' franchise from Canada, ''Series/TheOfficeUK'', and the French show ''Paris Section Criminelle''.
22nd Apr '16 11:02:02 AM twilicorn
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* ''Series/StuckInTheMiddle'': Has yet to establish any connection, having premiered at the beginning of 2016.
6th Mar '16 10:55:23 AM twilicorn
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* Thus far, no series produced prior to ''That's So Raven'' have been connected to the DCLAU. Likewise, no [=DCOMs=] that aren't directly adapted from DCLAU shows have been included in the universe (and it's possible even some of the DCLAU-adapted [=DCOMs=] might exist only on a quasi-canon status, or even in a complete non-canon status, including the ''Wizards of Waverly Place'' movie).

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* Thus far, no series produced prior to ''That's So Raven'' (excluding those connected through the Tommy Westphall-verse, such as the Creator/{{TGIF}} shows) have been connected to the DCLAU. Likewise, no [=DCOMs=] that aren't directly adapted from DCLAU shows have been included in the universe (and it's possible even some of the DCLAU-adapted [=DCOMs=] might exist only on a quasi-canon status, or even in a complete non-canon status, including the ''Wizards of Waverly Place'' movie).
6th Mar '16 10:38:28 AM twilicorn
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* It's generally accepted that any Canadian production or co-production on Disney Channel and Disney XD, as well as other foreign imports such as ''Series/H2OJustAddWater'') thus far exists in a completely separate canon from the DCLAU. The main exception in this regard is ''Series/DoctorWho'', which is linked to the DCLAU through the Tommy Westphall hypothesis alongside the ''Franchise/{{Degrassi}}'' franchise from Canada, ''Series/TheOfficeUK'', and the French show ''Paris Section Criminelle''.

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* It's generally accepted that any Canadian production or co-production on Disney Channel and Disney XD, as well as other foreign imports such as ''Series/H2OJustAddWater'') ''Series/H2OJustAddWater'', thus far exists in a completely separate canon from the DCLAU. The main exception in this regard is ''Series/DoctorWho'', which (along with its accompanying universe including ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'') is linked to the DCLAU through the Tommy Westphall hypothesis alongside three other foreign series: the ''Franchise/{{Degrassi}}'' franchise from Canada, ''Series/TheOfficeUK'', and the French show ''Paris Section Criminelle''.
6th Mar '16 10:35:02 AM twilicorn
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* It's generally accepted that any Canadian production or co-production on Disney Channel and Disney XD (as well as other foreign imports such as ''Series/DoctorWho'' and ''Series/H2OJustAddWater'') thus far exists in a completely separate canon from the DCLAU.

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* It's generally accepted that any Canadian production or co-production on Disney Channel and Disney XD (as XD, as well as other foreign imports such as ''Series/DoctorWho'' and ''Series/H2OJustAddWater'') thus far exists in a completely separate canon from the DCLAU.DCLAU. The main exception in this regard is ''Series/DoctorWho'', which is linked to the DCLAU through the Tommy Westphall hypothesis alongside the ''Franchise/{{Degrassi}}'' franchise from Canada, ''Series/TheOfficeUK'', and the French show ''Paris Section Criminelle''.
2nd Mar '16 3:44:12 PM twilicorn
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For those keeping score, ''JESSIE'' is the most "connected" series within the DCLAU itself by far, with no less than ten connecting events including five direct crossovers (six if you consider Mr. Moseby's appearance to be a "crossover" event). Outside of the DCLAU and within the TGIF 'verse, unless one were to count ''Boy Meets World''/''Girl Meets World'' as a continuous crossover, ''Sabrina the Teenage Witch'' is the most connected show to either 'verse.

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For those keeping score, ''JESSIE'' is the most "connected" series within the DCLAU itself by far, with no less than ten connecting events including five direct crossovers (six if you consider Mr. Moseby's appearance to be a "crossover" event). Outside of the DCLAU and within the TGIF 'verse, unless one were to count ''Boy Meets World''/''Girl Meets World'' as a continuous crossover, ''Sabrina the Teenage Witch'' is the most connected show to either 'verse.
'verse, and if the larger Tommy Westphall universe was to be counted, then ''St. Elsewhere'' would be the most connected show.
2nd Mar '16 3:42:03 PM twilicorn
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TheVerse in which the shows exist was first established with 2006's crossover event ''That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana'', followed by 2007's and 2009's ''Wish Gone Amiss Weekend'' and ''{{Wizards| Of Waverly Place}} [[Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody On Deck]] with Series/HannahMontana'', respectively. The ''Series/ImInTheBand'' episode "Weasels On Deck" placed it into the DCLAU and showed that Creator/DisneyXD shows could be in the DCLAU as well. With the ''Series/ZekeAndLuther'' crossover with ''Peter Punk'', the DCLAU now extends to internationally-produced series, and with ''Jessie'''s crossover with ''Ultimate Spider-Man'', it can even be linked to animated series (specifically the ''WesternAnimation/MarvelUniverse''). When ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'' officially crossed over with ''Series/AustinAndAlly'' and ''Series/BestFriendsWhenever'' during Monstober 2015, then the universe became part of an even larger SharedUniverse, since parent series ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' (and its accompanying TGIF-verse) is part of the ''Series/StElsewhere'' universe theory, and thus the DCLAU now stretches across fellow Disney-owned network Creator/{{ABC}}, [[Creator/{{CBS}} several]] [[Creator/{{UPN}} rival]] [[Creator/TheWB broadcast]] [[Creator/TheCW networks]], [[Creator/{{BET}} cable]], and even Creator/{{Netflix}}.

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TheVerse in which the shows exist was first established with 2006's crossover event ''That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana'', followed by 2007's and 2009's ''Wish Gone Amiss Weekend'' and ''{{Wizards| Of Waverly Place}} [[Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody On Deck]] with Series/HannahMontana'', respectively. The ''Series/ImInTheBand'' episode "Weasels On Deck" placed it into the DCLAU and showed that Creator/DisneyXD shows could be in the DCLAU as well. With the ''Series/ZekeAndLuther'' crossover with ''Peter Punk'', the DCLAU now extends to internationally-produced series, and with ''Jessie'''s crossover with ''Ultimate Spider-Man'', it can even be linked to animated series (specifically the ''WesternAnimation/MarvelUniverse''). When ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'' officially crossed over with ''Series/AustinAndAlly'' and ''Series/BestFriendsWhenever'' during Monstober 2015, then the universe became part of an even larger SharedUniverse, since parent series ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' (and its accompanying TGIF-verse) is part of the ''Series/StElsewhere'' universe theory, and thus the DCLAU now stretches across fellow Disney-owned network Creator/{{ABC}}, [[Creator/{{CBS}} several]] [[Creator/{{UPN}} rival]] [[Creator/TheWB broadcast]] [[Creator/TheCW networks]], [[Creator/{{BET}} cable]], and even Creator/{{Netflix}}.
Creator/{{Netflix}} - and given the GainaxEnding of ''Elsewhere'', it could be said that the DCLAU exists within the mind of an autistic boy staring at a snowglobe!
2nd Mar '16 3:37:26 PM twilicorn
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* ...And many, many more.



* Most of the shows on ''Creator/{{TGIF}}'' [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TGIF_(ABC) during the late 80's to the early 2000's]], which were already linked to each other via some crossovers (many involving Steve Urkel) are now officially linked to the DCLAU via ''Girl Meets World''. If anything, the TGIF verse is the ''predecessor'' to the DCLAU; since it's part of the ''Series/StElsewhere'' SharedUniverse theory, the DCLAU now potentially shares a universe with ''hundreds'' of [[https://web.archive.org/web/20130206145219/http://home.vicnet.net.au/~kwgow/crossovers.html other shows]] from all of the Big Five networks as well as several cable channels. While this has yet to establish itself, the shows that are ''directly'' linked (rather than vaguely as the crossover chart has established) to the TGIF universe via characters appearing on other shows, and thus exist in the same universe as the DCLAU, are listed below.
* ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'':
** Begat the official DCLAU entry ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld''.
** Had two semi-crossovers with ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch''. One was a CrossoverPunchline during the denouement of a HalloweenEpisode, where Eric is dating Sabrina. The second was part of a crossover night where Salem swallowed a ball that allowed the holder to travel to a different time period.
** Dana from ''Series/StepByStep'' appears in the episode "The Happiest Show On Earth".
* ''Series/FullHouse'':
** Steve Urkel from ''Series/FamilyMatters'' appeared in one episode as the cousin of one of DJ's friends, and wreaks as much havoc with the Tanners as he does with the Winslows.
** Michelle and some of her classmates appear in an episode of ''Series/HanginWithMrCooper''.
* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'':
** Cher from the RecycledTheSeries version of ''Film/{{Clueless}}'' makes a cameo in one episode.
** The aforementioned Salem time ball plot that continued into every other show that night: ''Boy Meets World'', ''Teen Angel'' and ''You Wish''.
** Sabrina also appeared during a CrossoverPunchline in ''Boy Meets World''.
* ''Series/TeenAngel'':
** Salem from ''Sabrina'' appeared in one episode as part of a crossover night.
* ''You Wish'':
** Salem from ''Sabrina'' appeared in one episode as part of a crossover night.
* ''Series/FamilyMatters'':
** Steve Urkel was constantly crossed over onto many of the TGIF shows, including ''Step By Step'' and ''Full House'', at the height of his popularity.
** Urkel also appeared on two episodes of CBS' ''Meego''.
* ''Series/PerfectStrangers'':
** ''Family Matters'' was a direct spin-off of this show.
* ''Series/StepByStep'':
** Steve Urkel appears in one episode, crashing into the family's backyard table and helping Mark with his science project.
** Dana appears in the ''Boy Meets World'' episode "The Happiest Show On Earth".
* ''Film/{{Clueless}}'':
** Cher appears on an episode of ''Sabrina''.
** Hakeem and Niecy from ''Moesha'' went to the prom with Cher and Sean in a ''Clueless'' episode after the latter moved to UPN from ABC.
* ''Series/HanginWithMrCooper'':
** In the episode "Hangin' With Michelle", Mark acts as a substitute teacher to Michelle from ''Full House''.
* ''Meego'':
** This short-lived CBS show was linked to the TGIF verse by having Steve Urkel from ''Series/FamilyMatters'' appear in two episodes (that show and ''Series/StepByStep'' had just been [[ChannelHop transplanted from ABC]] with the hopes of starting a CBS equivalent to TGIF. It didn't work).
** Characters from ''Gilligan's Island'' also appeared on an episode that didn't air in the States.
* ''Series/GilligansIsland'':
** The oldest show directly linked with the DCLAU (started 1964), some characters from ''Gilligan'' appeared (played by the original actors) on an episode of ''Meego'' which was unfortunately [[MissingEpisode one of the seven episodes that never aired in America]] (it did air in the UK and can be found on Website/YouTube).
** Characters from ''The New Gidget'' also visited Gilligan's Island in one episode of that show.
* ''Series/{{Moesha}}'':
** Hakeem and Niecy dated Cher and Sean respectively on ''Film/{{Clueless}}'' after the latter [[ChannelHop moved to]] the former's home base, UPN.
** Niecy has also appeared on ''Girlfriends''.
* ''Series/TheParkers'':
** A direct spinoff of ''Moesha'' involving the character Kim Parker and her family.
** A direct crossover with ''The Hughleys''.
* ''The Hughleys'':
** A direct crossover with ''The Parkers''.
** A guest appearance by Mimi from ''The Drew Carey Show''.
* ''Series/{{Girlfriends}}'':
** Maya from this show is married to Dorian's birth mother on ''Moesha''.
** Niecy, also from ''Moesha'', appeared on at least one episode.
* ''Series/TheGame'':
** A direct spinoff of ''Girlfriends'', launched via PoorlyDisguisedPilot.
* ''Series/FullerHouse'':
** A direct spinoff and SequelSeries to ''Full House''.
* ''The New Gidget'':
** In one episode, Gidget and her family go on a cruise and end up on Gilligan's Island, complete with Bob Denver guest starring.
* ''Film/{{Gidget}}'':
** ''The New Gidget'' is a direct spinoff[=/=]SequelSeries to the original ''Gidget'' series.
* ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'':
** Mimi from this show appears in an episode of ''The Hughleys''.
** An appearance by James Martinez from ''NYPD Blue''.
** As part of a Las Vegas themed crossover night, the episode "Drew Gets Married" features appearances from Grace (''Grace Under Fire''), Luther (''Coach''), Paige and Spence (''Ellen''). Drew and Mimi also appeared on episodes of the three other shows.
* ''Series/NYPDBlue'':
** James Martinez from this show appears on an episode of ''The Drew Carey Show''.
* ''Public Morals'':
** A direct spinoff of ''NYPD Blue''.
* ''Series/GraceUnderFire'':
** Luther from ''Coach'' and Drew from ''The Drew Carey Show'' gamble together on ''Grace'' as part of a crossover night.
* ''Series/{{Coach}}'':
** Luther appears on episodes of ''Grace Under Fire'' and ''The Drew Carey Show'' as part of a crossover night.
* ''Series/{{Ellen}}'':
** Paige and Spence appear on episodes of ''Coach'' and ''The Drew Carey Show'' as part of a crossover night.

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* Most of the shows on ''Creator/{{TGIF}}'' [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TGIF_(ABC) during the late 80's to the early 2000's]], which were already linked to each other via some crossovers (many involving Steve Urkel) are now officially linked to the DCLAU via ''Girl Meets World''. If anything, the TGIF verse is the ''predecessor'' to the DCLAU; since it's part of the ''Series/StElsewhere'' SharedUniverse theory, the DCLAU now potentially shares a universe with ''hundreds'' of [[https://web.archive.org/web/20130206145219/http://home.vicnet.net.au/~kwgow/crossovers.html other shows]] from all of the Big Five networks as well as several cable channels. While this has yet to establish itself, Since the sheer number of crossovers involving these shows that are ''directly'' linked (rather than vaguely as would bloat the crossover chart has established) page, a mostly-complete breakdown/guide to all the TGIF universe via characters appearing on other shows, and thus exist in the same universe as the DCLAU, are listed below.
* ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'':
** Begat the official DCLAU entry ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld''.
** Had two semi-crossovers with ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch''. One was a CrossoverPunchline during the denouement of a HalloweenEpisode, where Eric is dating Sabrina. The second was part of a crossover night where Salem swallowed a ball that allowed the holder to travel to a different time period.
** Dana from ''Series/StepByStep'' appears in the episode "The Happiest Show On Earth".
* ''Series/FullHouse'':
** Steve Urkel from ''Series/FamilyMatters'' appeared in one episode as the cousin of one of DJ's friends, and wreaks as much havoc with the Tanners as he does with the Winslows.
** Michelle and
crossovers (excluding some of her classmates appear in an episode of ''Series/HanginWithMrCooper''.
* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'':
** Cher from the RecycledTheSeries version of ''Film/{{Clueless}}'' makes a cameo in one episode.
** The aforementioned Salem time ball plot that continued into every other show that night: ''Boy Meets World'', ''Teen Angel'' and ''You Wish''.
** Sabrina also appeared during a CrossoverPunchline in ''Boy Meets World''.
* ''Series/TeenAngel'':
** Salem from ''Sabrina'' appeared in one episode as part of a crossover night.
* ''You Wish'':
** Salem from ''Sabrina'' appeared in one episode as part of a crossover night.
* ''Series/FamilyMatters'':
** Steve Urkel was constantly crossed over onto many of the TGIF shows, including ''Step By Step'' and ''Full House'', at the height of his popularity.
** Urkel also appeared on two episodes of CBS' ''Meego''.
* ''Series/PerfectStrangers'':
** ''Family Matters'' was
newer shows like ''Series/FullerHouse'', a direct spin-off of this show.
* ''Series/StepByStep'':
** Steve Urkel appears in one episode, crashing into the family's backyard table and helping Mark with his science project.
** Dana appears in the ''Boy Meets World'' episode "The Happiest Show On Earth".
* ''Film/{{Clueless}}'':
** Cher appears on an episode of ''Sabrina''.
** Hakeem and Niecy from ''Moesha'' went
spinoff/SequelSeries to the prom with Cher and Sean in a ''Clueless'' episode after the latter moved to UPN from ABC.
* ''Series/HanginWithMrCooper'':
** In the episode "Hangin' With Michelle", Mark acts as a substitute teacher to Michelle from ''Full House''.
* ''Meego'':
** This short-lived CBS show was linked to the TGIF verse by having Steve Urkel from ''Series/FamilyMatters'' appear in two episodes (that show and ''Series/StepByStep'' had just been [[ChannelHop transplanted from ABC]] with the hopes of starting a CBS equivalent to TGIF. It didn't work).
** Characters from ''Gilligan's Island'' also appeared on an episode that didn't air in the States.
* ''Series/GilligansIsland'':
** The oldest show directly linked with the DCLAU (started 1964), some characters from ''Gilligan'' appeared (played by the original actors) on an episode of ''Meego'' which was unfortunately [[MissingEpisode one of the seven episodes that never aired in America]] (it did air in the UK and
''Series/FullHouse'') can be found on Website/YouTube).
** Characters from ''The New Gidget'' also visited Gilligan's Island in one episode of that show.
* ''Series/{{Moesha}}'':
** Hakeem and Niecy dated Cher and Sean respectively on ''Film/{{Clueless}}'' after the latter [[ChannelHop moved to]] the former's home base, UPN.
** Niecy has also appeared on ''Girlfriends''.
* ''Series/TheParkers'':
** A direct spinoff of ''Moesha'' involving the character Kim Parker and her family.
** A direct crossover with ''The Hughleys''.
* ''The Hughleys'':
** A direct crossover with ''The Parkers''.
** A guest appearance by Mimi from ''The Drew Carey Show''.
* ''Series/{{Girlfriends}}'':
** Maya from this show is married to Dorian's birth mother on ''Moesha''.
** Niecy, also from ''Moesha'', appeared on at least one episode.
* ''Series/TheGame'':
** A direct spinoff of ''Girlfriends'', launched via PoorlyDisguisedPilot.
* ''Series/FullerHouse'':
** A direct spinoff and SequelSeries to ''Full House''.
* ''The New Gidget'':
** In one episode, Gidget and her family go on a cruise and end up on Gilligan's Island, complete with Bob Denver guest starring.
* ''Film/{{Gidget}}'':
** ''The New Gidget'' is a direct spinoff[=/=]SequelSeries to the original ''Gidget'' series.
* ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'':
** Mimi from this show appears in an episode of ''The Hughleys''.
** An appearance by James Martinez from ''NYPD Blue''.
** As part of a Las Vegas themed crossover night, the episode "Drew Gets Married" features appearances from Grace (''Grace Under Fire''), Luther (''Coach''), Paige and Spence (''Ellen''). Drew and Mimi also appeared on episodes of the three other shows.
* ''Series/NYPDBlue'':
** James Martinez from this show appears on an episode of ''The Drew Carey Show''.
* ''Public Morals'':
** A direct spinoff of ''NYPD Blue''.
* ''Series/GraceUnderFire'':
** Luther from ''Coach'' and Drew from ''The Drew Carey Show'' gamble together on ''Grace'' as part of a crossover night.
* ''Series/{{Coach}}'':
** Luther appears on episodes of ''Grace Under Fire'' and ''The Drew Carey Show'' as part of a crossover night.
* ''Series/{{Ellen}}'':
** Paige and Spence appear on episodes of ''Coach'' and ''The Drew Carey Show'' as part of a crossover night.
[[https://web.archive.org/web/20121013175420/http://home.vicnet.net.au/~kwgow/themultiverse.pdf here.]]
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The Disney Channel Live-Action Universe.

''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' was Disney's most popular show since ''Series/LizzieMcGuire''. This [[FollowTheLeader directly led to]] the creation of more Standard-[[Creator/MNightShyamalan WITH A TWIST]]! Disney {{Kid Com}}s, including ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' (it and then-newcomer ''Series/HannahMontana'' would be the most-renewed[[note]]but not the ones with most episodes[[/note]] shows in all of Creator/DisneyChannel History). As ''That's So Raven'' ended (and its SpinOff, ''Series/CoryInTheHouse'', came onto the air), a gap was made in Disney's live-action entertainment and thus, with the popularity of ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'', further live-action Kid Coms were punched out.

TheVerse in which the shows exist was first established with 2006's crossover event ''That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana'', followed by 2007's and 2009's ''Wish Gone Amiss Weekend'' and ''{{Wizards| Of Waverly Place}} [[Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody On Deck]] with Series/HannahMontana'', respectively. The ''Series/ImInTheBand'' episode "Weasels On Deck" placed it into the DCLAU and showed that Creator/DisneyXD shows could be in the DCLAU as well. With the ''Series/ZekeAndLuther'' crossover with ''Peter Punk'', the DCLAU now extends to internationally-produced series, and with ''Jessie'''s crossover with ''Ultimate Spider-Man'', it can even be linked to animated series (specifically the ''WesternAnimation/MarvelUniverse''). When ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'' officially crossed over with ''Series/AustinAndAlly'' and ''Series/BestFriendsWhenever'' during Monstober 2015, then the universe became part of an even larger SharedUniverse, since parent series ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' (and its accompanying TGIF-verse) is part of the ''Series/StElsewhere'' universe theory, and thus the DCLAU now stretches across fellow Disney-owned network Creator/{{ABC}}, [[Creator/{{CBS}} several]] [[Creator/{{UPN}} rival]] [[Creator/TheWB broadcast]] [[Creator/TheCW networks]], [[Creator/{{BET}} cable]], and even Creator/{{Netflix}}.

It used to be that major crossover events (crossovers where each participating show got its own episode) received both a title referring to the event itself and titles for each individual episodes. For example, the event that started it all, "That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana" is broken down into "Checkin' Out" (the ''That's So Raven'' episode), the ''Suite Life of Zack and Cody'' episode (also titled "That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana") and "On the Road Again?" (the ''Hannah Montana'' episode). All three parts were produced and aired (consecutively) as separate episodes, with each part being written and produced by the production staff of the show that episode respectively belongs to, and are aired both consecutively or completely separately in syndication (apparently at the whim of the network, though they're typically aired consecutively as part of the Disney Replay block). This is likewise true for the next major crossover event, "Wizards On Deck With Hannah Montana" (consisting of ''Wizards''[='=]s "Cast Away (To Another Show)", ''On Deck''[='=]s "Star-Crossed" and ''Hannah''[='=]s "Super(stitious) Girl"). This practice ended with the last major crossover event to follow this convention, "Austin & JESSIE & Ally's All-Star New Year" (with ''Austin & Ally''s "Big Dreams and Big Apples" and ''JESSIE''s "Nanny in Miami" which so far has always been aired as a single episode in syndication).

With the ''JESSIE''/''Good Luck Charlie'' crossover event "Good Luck JESSIE: NYC Christmas" both halves for each series were still produced separately by each series' production staff (with the credits for the second half running halfway through the episode during the obvious transition), but the entire event is considered a single episode, and listed as such in its entirety as the single episode "Good Luck JESSIE: NYC Christmas" simultaneously for the production orders for ''JESSIE'' and ''Good Luck Charlie'' (i.e., there are no separately-titled parts making up the whole). Future major crossover events will likely follow this new convention. Also note that smaller crossover episodes where characters from one show crossover into a single episode of another show count as being an episode for the host show only (i.e., the ''Good Luck Charlie''/''Shake it Up'' crossover "Charlie Shakes it Up" is just a standard-length ''Good Luck Charlie'' episode with ''Shake it Up'' characters guest-starring, and likewise the ''JESSIE'' episode "Aloha Holidays With Parker and Joey" is just a ''JESSIE'' one-hour special with ''Liv and Maddie'' characters guest-starring).

A particularly notable crossover event happened in October 2015 for Disney Channel's "[[HalloweenEpisode Monstober]]" event where virtually ''all'' of the network's shows had a crossover with each other, almost thoroughly connecting the entire network and creating an almost completely comprehensive shared universe while finally connecting the DCLAU to the larger shared universe of ''Boy Meets World'' as noted above. While being a massive inter-connected event, the episodes of each show featured guest stars from other shows so as to remain stand-alone as opposed to having interwoven plotlines.

For those keeping score, ''JESSIE'' is the most "connected" series within the DCLAU itself by far, with no less than ten connecting events including five direct crossovers (six if you consider Mr. Moseby's appearance to be a "crossover" event). Outside of the DCLAU and within the TGIF 'verse, unless one were to count ''Boy Meets World''/''Girl Meets World'' as a continuous crossover, ''Sabrina the Teenage Witch'' is the most connected show to either 'verse.

Compare Franchise/DisneyChannelAnimatedUniverse for Disney's animated equivalent and Series/NickVerse for Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}'s equivalent. Not to be confused with the Franchise/{{DCAU}}. An article examining the DCLAU can also be found [[http://nickanddisneyreviewed.blogspot.com/2016/02/on-disney-channel-live-action-universe.html here]].

[[AC:Series confirmed to be in the Disney Channel Live-Action Universe:]]
* ''Series/ThatsSoRaven''
** ''Series/CoryInTheHouse''
* ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody''
** ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck''
* ''Series/HannahMontana''
* ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''
* ''Series/AaronStone''
* ''Series/ZekeAndLuther''
* ''Series/ImInTheBand''
* ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie''
* ''Series/PairOfKings''
* ''Series/ShakeItUp''
* ''Peter Punk''
* ''Series/ANTFarm''
* ''Series/KickinIt''
* ''Series/{{Jessie}}''
** ''Series/{{Bunkd}}''
* ''Series/AustinAndAlly''
* ''Series/LabRats''
* ''Series/{{Violetta}}''
* ''Series/LivAndMaddie''
* ''Series/BestFriendsWhenever''
* ''Series/MightyMed''
* ''Series/KirbyBuckets''
* ''Series/DogWithABlog''
* ''Series/KCUndercover''
* ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld''
* ''WesternAnimation/MarvelUniverse'' and ''WesternAnimatiom/PhineasAndFerb'' (in related alternate universes; see notes below)

[[AC:Series on non-Disney Channel/XD US networks connected to the DCLAU (mostly connected through ''Girl Meets World''/''Boy Meets World''):]]
* ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' - parent series to ''Girl Meets World''
* ''Series/{{Coach}}''
* ''Film/{{Clueless}}''
* ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow''
* ''Series/{{Ellen}}''
* ''Series/PerfectStrangers''
** ''Series/FamilyMatters''
* ''Series/FullHouse''
** ''Series/FullerHouse''
* ''Film/{{Gidget}}''
** ''The New Gidget''
* ''Series/GilligansIsland''
* ''Series/{{Girlfriends}}''
** ''Series/TheGame''
* ''Series/GraceUnderFire''
* ''Series/HanginWithMrCooper''
* ''The Hughleys''
* ''Meego''
* ''Series/{{Moesha}}''
** ''Series/TheParkers''
* ''Series/NYPDBlue''
** ''Public Morals''
* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch''
* ''Series/StepByStep''
* ''Series/TeenAngel''
* ''You Wish''

[[AC:The Disney Channel Live-Action Universe links:]]
* ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'':
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' in the episode "Checkin' Out", part of the larger "That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana" crossover event shared with these two shows and ''Hannah Montana'' (this is in fact the event that gave birth to the shared universe in the first place).
* ''Series/CoryInTheHouse'':
** A SpinOff of ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'', it has several {{Crossover}}s with its parent show in the episodes "That's So in the House", "And the Weenie Is..." and "Uninvited Pest".
** An indirect {{Crossover}} with ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' and ''Series/HannahMontana'', described above.
* ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'':
** A direct {{Crossover}} with both ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' and ''Series/HannahMontana'' in the episode "That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana", a part of the same-named crossover event described above.
** An indirect {{Crossover}} with ''Series/CoryInTheHouse'' and ''Series/HannahMontana'' via [[RedSkiesCrossover Wish Gone Amiss Weekend]]. The episode "Super Twins" takes place at the same time as the ''Cory in the House'' and ''Hannah Montana'' episodes "Gone Wishin'" and "When You Wish You Were the Star", as each show's protagonist wishes on the same shooting star.
* ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'':
** A SpinOff of ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'', it has numerous {{Crossover}}s with its parent show.
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' and ''Series/HannahMontana'' in the episode "Double-Crossed".
* ''Series/HannahMontana'':
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' in the episode "On the Road Again?", part of the "That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana" event described above.
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''Series/CoryInTheHouse'' in the episode "Take This Job and Love It".
** An indirect {{Crossover}} with both ''Series/CoryInTheHouse'' and ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'', described above.
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'' in the episode "Super(stitious) Girl".
* ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'':
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'' and indirect crossover with ''Series/HannahMontana'' in the episode "Cast-Away (To Another Show)".
* ''Series/ZekeAndLuther'':
** [[RedSkiesCrossover A heat wave]] occurs in the episode "Ice Heist Baby" and is reported on by Dale Davis from ''Series/KickinIt''. The same occurs in [[Series/PairOfKings "An Ice Girl for Boomer"]] and [[Series/KickinIt "Wax On, Wax Off"]].
* ''Series/ImInTheBand''
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'' in the episode "Weasels on Deck".
** In "Road Tripp", Burger nearly runs someone over, yelling "Skateboard on the sidewalk, [[Series/ZekeAndLuther Zeke]]!".
* ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'':
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''Series/ShakeItUp'' in the episode "Charlie Shakes It Up".
** A direct crossover with ''Series/{{Jessie}}'' in the special "Good Luck Jessie: NYC Christmas".
** The social networking site Buddy Page from "Alley Oops" is also seen in the ''Series/{{Jessie}}'' episode "One Day Wonders".
** Similarly, the iPad parody myTab featured in "Battle of the Bands" is also used in the ''Series/AustinAndAlly'' episode "myTab and My Pet".
** The ''Hero Rising'' video game from ''Series/AaronStone'' appears in the episode "Let's Potty".
* ''Series/PairOfKings'':
** A RedSkiesCrossover event with ''Series/ZekeAndLuther'' and ''Series/KickinIt''.
* ''Peter Punk'':
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''Series/ZekeAndLuther'' in "El Duelo(Con Zeke y Luther)".
* ''Series/ANTFarm'':
** The Hashimoto soda brand from the ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' episode "Trouble in Tokyo" is featured in the episode "independANTs", and Mr. Hashimoto himself shows up in a recurring role, played by the same actor as in ''The Suite Life On Deck''.
** A poster for Tears of Blood, a band from ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'', is seen in the background of the episode "[=PerformANTs=]"
** Z-Tech, maker of technology referenced in several other shows (such as the Z-Phone and the Z-Cube) is the setting for Season 3.
* ''Series/KickinIt'':
** The aforementioned {{Red Skies Crossover}} event with ''Series/ZekeAndLuther'' and ''Series/PairOfKings'', described above.
** Another Red Skies Crossover event with ''Lab Rats'' and ''Mighty Med'', in which a lunar eclipse causes several (supposedly) paranormal events to occur in each show.
** The aforementioned myTab appears.
** Revenge of the Hemogoblin from ANT Farm appears in "Wazombie Warriors".
* ''Series/{{Jessie}}'':
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''Series/AustinAndAlly'' in the episode "Nanny in Miami" (the second half of the special "Austin & Jessie & Ally All Star New Year").
** A direct crossover with ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'' in the special "Good Luck Jessie: NYC Christmas".
** "Tempest In A Teacup" features a billboard advertising "[[Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody Tipton]] [[Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck Tea]]".
** The same ''Humidity on the Hudson'' posters from ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' show up on some outdoor scenes including the Central Park playset area in early episodes.
** Arturo Vitalli, [[Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody London Tipton]]'s favorite designer, is referenced in "Trashin' Fashion" and "Say Yes To The Messy Dress".
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''Series/UltimateSpiderMan'' in October 2014, marking the first time a live-action Disney Channel series has officially crossed over with an animated Disney XD series and tying in animated series into the DCLAU.
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''Series/LivAndMaddie'' premiered in December 2014.
** An appearance by Mr. Moseby from ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' and ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'' in the episode "Karate Kid-astrophe".
*** He also later talks to Cody on the phone when he realizes [[IdenticalStranger Jessie looks exactly like Bailey.]]
** Logan and Delia from ''Series/IDidntDoIt'' appear in the Halloween episode "The Ghostest with the Mostest", while Emma and Zuri appear in the ''Series/KCUndercover'' Halloween episode "All Howl's Eve".
* ''Series/AustinAndAlly'':
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''Series/{{Jessie}}'' in the episode "Big Dreams & Big Apples" (the first half of the special "Austin & Jessie & Ally All Star New Year").
** Austin and Ally are celebrity judges on ''[[{{Expy}} America's Top Talent]]'' in the episode "Moon Week and Mentors", the same show that Series/HannahMontana guest-judged in "Judge Me Tender".
** Ernie and Judy from ''Series/KCUndercover'' appear in the Halloween episode "Scary Spirits & Spooky Stories", while Austin and Ally appear in the ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'' Halloween episode "Girl Meets World of Terror 2" and Trish and Dez appear in the ''IDidntDoIt'' Halloween episode "Bite Club"
* ''Series/LabRats'':
** A RedSkiesCrossover event with ''Series/KickinIt'' and ''Series/MightyMed'' described above.
** Another one with ''Mighty Med'' also with ''Kirby Buckets''
** A direct crossover with ''Mighty Med'' in "Lab Rats vs. Mighty Med".
* ''Series/{{Violetta}}'':
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''Peter Punk'' in "Un beso, una canción".
* ''Series/LivAndMaddie'':
** Joey buys [[Series/ANTFarm a Z-Phone 620Q smart-phone]] in "Steal-A-Rooney".
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''Series/{{Jessie}}'' mentioned above.
** Cyd and Shelby from ''Series/BestFriendsWhenever'' appear in the Halloween episode "Haunt-A-Rooney".
* ''Series/BestFriendsWhenever''
** Riley and Lucas from ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'' appear in the Halloween episode "Cyd and Shelby in the Haunted Escape", while Cyd and Shelby appear in the ''Series/LivAndMaddie'' Halloween episode "Haunt-A-Rooney".
* ''Series/MightyMed'':
** A RedSkiesCrossover event with ''Series/LabRats'' and ''Series/KickinIt'' described above.
** And another one again with ''Lab Rats'' with ''Kirby Buckets''
** A direct crossover with ''Lab Rats'' in "Lab Rats vs. Mighty Med".
* ''Series/KirbyBuckets'':
** Laughy Cat, who is shown to be an internet celebrity on both ''Lab Rats'' and ''Mighty Med,'' appears on this show, which also serves as a {{Red Skies|Crossover}} CrossThrough.
* ''Series/{{Bunkd}}''
** A direct SpinOff of ''Jessie'' starring half of the main cast of the previous show.
* ''Series/DogWithABlog'':
** At the end of the episode "Guess Who's a Cheater", Stan says "Good Luck, Charlie", just as Teddy Duncan does on [[Series/GoodLuckCharlie that show]]. It's still yet to be confirmed if this means that ''DWAB'' is linked to the DCLAU solely through RecursiveCanon or not. Beyond that, there have been almost no other references made to other shows or other shows referencing it throughout its entire run (a rarity for a Disney Channel live-action multi-cam show since the DCLAU became established, especially for a show to run through three full seasons).
** In the episode "Cat with a Blog", the band Metal Wolf from ''ImInTheBand'' is referenced.
* ''WesternAnimation/MarvelUniverse'':
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''Series/{{Jessie}}'' in the ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' episode "Halloween Night at the Museum" now links the ''Marvel Universe'' and the DCLAU together (note that this only applies to the programming block of the same name, which is its own self-contained universe/canon within the larger Marvel empire, and not [[Franchise/MarvelUniverse the actual Marvel Universe of canon]]).
* ''Series/IDidntDoIt''
** The same Obama impersonator in ''Austin and Ally'' and ''Hannah Montana'' appeared in the episode where the kids took a school trip to Washington D.C.
** Trish and Dez from ''Series/AustinAndAlly'' appear in the Halloween episode "Bite Club", while Logan and Delia appear in the ''Series/{{Jessie}}'' Halloween episode "The Ghostest with the Mostest".
* ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld''
** Austin and Ally from ''Series/AustinAndAlly'' appear in the Halloween episode "Girl Meets World of Terror 2", while Riley and Lucas appear in the ''Series/BestFriendsWhenever'' Halloween episode "Cyd and Shelby in the Haunted Escape".
** This means that the parent show ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' is also in the Disney Channel Live Action Universe, bringing with it the many shows it crossed over with while it was airing (see separate category below)
* ''Series/KCUndercover''
** Emma and Zuri from ''Series/{{Jessie}}'' appear in the Halloween episode "All Howl's Eve", while Ernie and Judy appear in the ''Series/AustinAndAlly'' Halloween episode "Scary Spirits & Spooky Stories".
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':
** As a crossover episode links ''Phineas And Ferb'' with the ''Marvel Universe'', ''Phineas And Ferb'' is also logically linked to the DCLAU through the above (note that this episode explicitly exists within the canon of both ''Phineas And Ferb'' and ''Marvel Universe'', as opposed to the ''Franchise/StarWars'' crossover special which is explicitly stated to be non-canon for either series).

[[AC:''Boy Meets World'' links the [=TGIF=] and [=DCLAU=] universes together through the following:]]
* Most of the shows on ''Creator/{{TGIF}}'' [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TGIF_(ABC) during the late 80's to the early 2000's]], which were already linked to each other via some crossovers (many involving Steve Urkel) are now officially linked to the DCLAU via ''Girl Meets World''. If anything, the TGIF verse is the ''predecessor'' to the DCLAU; since it's part of the ''Series/StElsewhere'' SharedUniverse theory, the DCLAU now potentially shares a universe with ''hundreds'' of [[https://web.archive.org/web/20130206145219/http://home.vicnet.net.au/~kwgow/crossovers.html other shows]] from all of the Big Five networks as well as several cable channels. While this has yet to establish itself, the shows that are ''directly'' linked (rather than vaguely as the crossover chart has established) to the TGIF universe via characters appearing on other shows, and thus exist in the same universe as the DCLAU, are listed below.
* ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'':
** Begat the official DCLAU entry ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld''.
** Had two semi-crossovers with ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch''. One was a CrossoverPunchline during the denouement of a HalloweenEpisode, where Eric is dating Sabrina. The second was part of a crossover night where Salem swallowed a ball that allowed the holder to travel to a different time period.
** Dana from ''Series/StepByStep'' appears in the episode "The Happiest Show On Earth".
* ''Series/FullHouse'':
** Steve Urkel from ''Series/FamilyMatters'' appeared in one episode as the cousin of one of DJ's friends, and wreaks as much havoc with the Tanners as he does with the Winslows.
** Michelle and some of her classmates appear in an episode of ''Series/HanginWithMrCooper''.
* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'':
** Cher from the RecycledTheSeries version of ''Film/{{Clueless}}'' makes a cameo in one episode.
** The aforementioned Salem time ball plot that continued into every other show that night: ''Boy Meets World'', ''Teen Angel'' and ''You Wish''.
** Sabrina also appeared during a CrossoverPunchline in ''Boy Meets World''.
* ''Series/TeenAngel'':
** Salem from ''Sabrina'' appeared in one episode as part of a crossover night.
* ''You Wish'':
** Salem from ''Sabrina'' appeared in one episode as part of a crossover night.
* ''Series/FamilyMatters'':
** Steve Urkel was constantly crossed over onto many of the TGIF shows, including ''Step By Step'' and ''Full House'', at the height of his popularity.
** Urkel also appeared on two episodes of CBS' ''Meego''.
* ''Series/PerfectStrangers'':
** ''Family Matters'' was a direct spin-off of this show.
* ''Series/StepByStep'':
** Steve Urkel appears in one episode, crashing into the family's backyard table and helping Mark with his science project.
** Dana appears in the ''Boy Meets World'' episode "The Happiest Show On Earth".
* ''Film/{{Clueless}}'':
** Cher appears on an episode of ''Sabrina''.
** Hakeem and Niecy from ''Moesha'' went to the prom with Cher and Sean in a ''Clueless'' episode after the latter moved to UPN from ABC.
* ''Series/HanginWithMrCooper'':
** In the episode "Hangin' With Michelle", Mark acts as a substitute teacher to Michelle from ''Full House''.
* ''Meego'':
** This short-lived CBS show was linked to the TGIF verse by having Steve Urkel from ''Series/FamilyMatters'' appear in two episodes (that show and ''Series/StepByStep'' had just been [[ChannelHop transplanted from ABC]] with the hopes of starting a CBS equivalent to TGIF. It didn't work).
** Characters from ''Gilligan's Island'' also appeared on an episode that didn't air in the States.
* ''Series/GilligansIsland'':
** The oldest show directly linked with the DCLAU (started 1964), some characters from ''Gilligan'' appeared (played by the original actors) on an episode of ''Meego'' which was unfortunately [[MissingEpisode one of the seven episodes that never aired in America]] (it did air in the UK and can be found on Website/YouTube).
** Characters from ''The New Gidget'' also visited Gilligan's Island in one episode of that show.
* ''Series/{{Moesha}}'':
** Hakeem and Niecy dated Cher and Sean respectively on ''Film/{{Clueless}}'' after the latter [[ChannelHop moved to]] the former's home base, UPN.
** Niecy has also appeared on ''Girlfriends''.
* ''Series/TheParkers'':
** A direct spinoff of ''Moesha'' involving the character Kim Parker and her family.
** A direct crossover with ''The Hughleys''.
* ''The Hughleys'':
** A direct crossover with ''The Parkers''.
** A guest appearance by Mimi from ''The Drew Carey Show''.
* ''Series/{{Girlfriends}}'':
** Maya from this show is married to Dorian's birth mother on ''Moesha''.
** Niecy, also from ''Moesha'', appeared on at least one episode.
* ''Series/TheGame'':
** A direct spinoff of ''Girlfriends'', launched via PoorlyDisguisedPilot.
* ''Series/FullerHouse'':
** A direct spinoff and SequelSeries to ''Full House''.
* ''The New Gidget'':
** In one episode, Gidget and her family go on a cruise and end up on Gilligan's Island, complete with Bob Denver guest starring.
* ''Film/{{Gidget}}'':
** ''The New Gidget'' is a direct spinoff[=/=]SequelSeries to the original ''Gidget'' series.
* ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'':
** Mimi from this show appears in an episode of ''The Hughleys''.
** An appearance by James Martinez from ''NYPD Blue''.
** As part of a Las Vegas themed crossover night, the episode "Drew Gets Married" features appearances from Grace (''Grace Under Fire''), Luther (''Coach''), Paige and Spence (''Ellen''). Drew and Mimi also appeared on episodes of the three other shows.
* ''Series/NYPDBlue'':
** James Martinez from this show appears on an episode of ''The Drew Carey Show''.
* ''Public Morals'':
** A direct spinoff of ''NYPD Blue''.
* ''Series/GraceUnderFire'':
** Luther from ''Coach'' and Drew from ''The Drew Carey Show'' gamble together on ''Grace'' as part of a crossover night.
* ''Series/{{Coach}}'':
** Luther appears on episodes of ''Grace Under Fire'' and ''The Drew Carey Show'' as part of a crossover night.
* ''Series/{{Ellen}}'':
** Paige and Spence appear on episodes of ''Coach'' and ''The Drew Carey Show'' as part of a crossover night.

[[AC:Shows which may be in the Disney Channel Live-Action Universe but have yet to be confirmed:]]
* ''Series/CrashAndBernstein'' - after ending in its second season, there are no longer any opportunities to link it into the DCLAU unless another show were to reference it or through WordOfGod.
* ''Series/UglyBetty'': If so, would be the only series in the DCLAU not associated with any other show through actual production even if the TGIF/''Series/StElsewhere'' universe is included (though still airing on Disney sister network ABC); apparently, some of the characters of ''Ugly Betty'' follow London Tipton's ''Yay Me!'' vlog. It may also be connected through the ''Series/StElsewhere'' Tommy Westphall-verse.
* ''Series/GamersGuideToPrettyMuchEverything'':
** Another new series that has yet to establish any connection.
* Other, non-Disney Channel shows: Since ''Girl Meets World'' is confirmed to be in the same universe as the rest of the DCLAU (and consequently ''Boy Meets World'') other shows of the ''St. Elsewhere''-verse may be an official or unofficial part of the universe as well (see notes above).
* Franchise/TheMuppets: Appeared in an episode of ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'' and got a few mentions on other DCLAU-linked shows. Since the ''Charlie'' appearance was mostly through fantasy it remains to be seen if the "real" Muppets exist in the DCLAU, or even the larger Tommy Westphall hypothesis.
* ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'' - the main characters Shaun and Ed show up in the ''Phineas and Ferb'' episode "Night of the Living Pharmacists" but it's unknown if this should be treated as canon or as just a cameo.
* ''Milo Murphy's Law'' - Dan Povenmire himself personally considers that Milo lives just a couple of neighborhoods away from [[Series/PhineasAndFerb Danville]] and that a crossover might be feasible down the line.

[[AC: Shows linked to the [=DCLAU=] through RecursiveCanon only:]]
* ''Series/SonnyWithAChance'' (and by extension, ''Series/SoRandom''): The shows in the DCLAU are consistently referred to as fictional.
** In "Random Acts of Disrespect", in an old people sketch, several shows in the DCLAU are parodied as ''[[Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace Wheezers Of Waverly Place]]'', ''[[Series/ThatsSoRaven That's So Graven]]'' and ''[[Series/HannahMontana Nana Montana]]''.
** "Yeah, well, Chad still believes that Music/{{Miley|Cyrus}} and Series/{{Hannah|Montana}} are two different people."
** "Vision? Who are you, [[Series/ThatsSoRaven Raven]]?"
* ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'': ''Suite Life of Zack and Cody'' confirms it exists as a fictional movie series only within the DCLAU; their school puts on ''High School Musical'' as their actual [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin high school musical]], and Maddie [[ActorAllusion refers to]] ''[[ActorAllusion HSM]]'' [[ActorAllusion star Ashley Tisdale]]:
-->'''Maddie:''' Some people even say I look like Ashley Tisdale!
-->'''Zack:''' I don't see it!
* ''Madison High'' (an unaired pilot starring ''Dog With a Blog'''s G. Hannelius) explicitly exists in the ''High School Musical'' universe and thus would have been fictional in the main DCLAU as well.

[[AC:Shows which are not in the DCLAU (aka Disney Channel independents):]]
* ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'': The spiritual predecessor to the DCLAU, it has not been referenced in modern shows and was produced in a different format (a one camera setup as opposed to multi-camera) than the majority of DCLAU shows.
* ''Series/EvenStevens'': Like ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'', it has not been referenced and has a different format.
* ''Series/PhilOfTheFuture'': Same as ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'' and ''Series/EvenStevens''.
* ''Series/{{JONAS}}'': In the series, the main trio is known as the ''Lucas'' Brothers and portray only expies of their real-world selves. This is in contrast to their appearance on ''Hannah Montana'', where the explicitly named ''Jonas'' Brothers act as they would in real life.
* ''Series/MyBabysittersAVampire'': Though it airs on the same channel, it is a Canadian import, not produced by Disney.
* ''Series/MrYoung'': Another Canadian import made by a non-Disney house.
* It's generally accepted that any Canadian production or co-production on Disney Channel and Disney XD (as well as other foreign imports such as ''Series/DoctorWho'' and ''Series/H2OJustAddWater'') thus far exists in a completely separate canon from the DCLAU.
* Thus far, no series produced prior to ''That's So Raven'' have been connected to the DCLAU. Likewise, no [=DCOMs=] that aren't directly adapted from DCLAU shows have been included in the universe (and it's possible even some of the DCLAU-adapted [=DCOMs=] might exist only on a quasi-canon status, or even in a complete non-canon status, including the ''Wizards of Waverly Place'' movie).
* Although animated shows are now free game to be included into the [=DCLAU=], it's generally accepted that animated shows are either in the Franchise/DisneyChannelAnimatedUniverse, in the canon of their parent material only (as is specifically the case of ''Series/TronUprising'' and ''Series/StarWarsRebels'') or are completely standalone unless established otherwise.

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!Tropes constant across the DCLAU:
* AllThereInTheManual: While not necessary to enjoy the shows, the information hosted on Disney Channel's website fills in a lot of the backstory behind the plots and characters. ''Is'' useful if you're dropping into the middle of something both plot- and continuity-heavy like ''Wizards''.
* AlternateHistory: Apparently, President Martinez takes the place of George W. Bush in the DCLAU, since by the ''Series/HannahMontana'' episode "Hannah Montana to the Principal's Office", UsefulNotes/BarackObama is president.
* BiggerBad: Almost all DCLAU Show's have a BigBad, but on ''Wizards of Waverly Place'', Gorog seems to be the devil of the universe.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Done in kind of a weird manner in that often the characters will deliver a punch line and look directly at the camera while doing so, but not quite acknowledge that there is a fourth wall. It's just very weird.
* CaliforniaDoubling: Averted with surprising frequency, in that a few of the series actually take place in California but, outside of TheMovie, filming virtually never leaves a Burbank soundstage.
* CanonWelding: The three main founding shows of the universe (''That's So Raven'', ''The Suite Life of Zack and Cody'', and ''Hannah Montana'') were initially not connected at all. However, when Disney Channel got the idea for ''That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana'', the shows were connected to be in the same universe (which itself had then been immediately established). As of this writing, Disney Channel continues to use this tactic to connect more shows to the universe.
* CelebrityParadox: Subverted. Alyson Stoner and Music/AshleyTisdale all coexist with their characters in the DCLAU.
** Played with as well. In ''The Suite Life of Zack and Cody'', Cody tells Max that she's a better dancer than the girl in the Missy Eliot video; both are portrayed by Alyson Stoner. Also in ''The Suite Life of Zack and Cody'', Maddie believes that she looks exactly like Ashley Tisdale as [[Film/HighSchoolMusical Sharpay]], to which everyone else replies with "I don't see it."
* ComedicSociopathy: Pretty common in most Disney Channel live action comedies, actually, though some shows have more of it than others. On the more sociopathic side of the scale you have ''Wizards of Waverly Place'' and ''A.N.T. Farm'', and on the other side you have ''Good Luck Charlie''.
* CowboyBeBopAtHisComputer: As children's programming has always been a hot topic, there will be frequent "experts" who have much to opine without actually having basic knowledge of the shows they're talking about. Take [[http://www.laweekly.com/2013-06-20/film-tv/disney-tv-poison-daughters/full these]] [[http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2013/08/06/Disney-Channel-Nickelodeon-Corrupt-the-Tweeners two]] articles--whatever the validity of their argument, namely too much corruption and GettingCrapPastTheRadar, their points are not helped with some very basic factual errors. Misspelling series names ("''iCarly''" is simply "''Carly''", "''JESSIE''" is "''JESSE''"--and, to boot, a screenshot from that show is attributed to ''Wizards of Waverly Place''), much attention has been given over to shows that have been canceled, etc. Much of this would have been avoided if only they visited the shows' Website/IMDb pages.
* {{Crossover}}: The series in the DCLAU constantly crossover with each other, usually placing a new series into the DCLAU. "Take This Job and Love It!" was a crossover between ''Series/HannahMontana'' and ''Series/CoryInTheHouse'' and "Weasels On Deck" was a crossover between ''Series/ImInTheBand'' and ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck''.
** CrisisCrossover: The specials ''That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana'' and ''Wizards On Deck with Hannah Montana''.
** RedSkiesCrossover[=/=]CrossThrough: The ''Wish Gone Amiss Weekend'', in which, rather than interact, three shows were impacted by the same event (a magic shooting star). There were also the Lunar Eclipse episodes of ''Kickin' It'' ("Invasion of the Ghost Pirates"), ''Lab Rats'' ("Principal from Another Planet"), and ''Mighty Med'' ("Night of the Living Nightmare"), which all aired on the night of an actual lunar eclipse and featured paranormal occurrences thanks to the eclipse.
** The "Monster Spooktacular" Halloween event of 2015 is one of the largest Crisis Crossovers in the DCLAU, as ''all'' of the major shows in the universe at the time are crossed over with each other and many characters are attending the same Halloween Party within the same few hours.
** CommonCrossover:
*** The Sunshine Girls organization appeared in ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'', ''Series/CoryInTheHouse'' and ''Series/HannahMontana''.
*** In the ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' episode "Checkin' Out", Raven uses a device called a Secretech. The Secretech previously appeared in ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' episode "Forever Plaid", where London used it in class to check her schedule.
*** In the ''Series/HannahMontana'' episode "Would I Lie to You, Lilly?", Miley, Lilly and Oliver have a class trip to the White House, which uses the same sets from ''Series/CoryInTheHouse''.
* ContinuityOverlap: The single episodes in each series' that are a part of the Crisis Crossovers usually have an impact on other episodes in the crossovers, so much that it becomes downright confusing if you miss part of a crossover. Examples of this are Raven missing her flight in "Checkin' Out", causing her to stay in Boston in "That's So Suite Life Of Hannah Montana", and Bailey and Alex cheating in the Hannah Montana tug-of-war challenge in "Cast-Away (To Another Show)", which leads to Bailey trying to find another way to get concert tickets in "Double-Crossed".
* DoItYourselfThemeTune: A solid Disney tradition, given how many shows promote musical talent, though there are notable exceptions (both ''Suite Life'' series and ''Shake It Up'' being some of the most prominent subversions, though the latter's is still sung by Creator/SelenaGomez).
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: It's almost a proud tradition. JESSIE takes it in ways almost too far, see above.
* [[GorgeousPeriodDress Gorgeous Present-Day Dress]]: Everyone's always well-styled in bright, new clothes that fit well even though they're ''growing kids''. Stuff that's too big, washed-out, or half-outgrown is conspicuously absent. An EnforcedTrope for the girl protagonists--Disney markets character-wardrobe-based clothes--but even [[HollywoodNerd supposedly-nerdy boys]] look like they put a lot of effort into dressing the way they do ([[FridgeLogic maybe even more than the "cool" guys, since that clothing would be easier to find in stores]]).
* HighConcept: With only a few exceptions (''Good Luck Charlie'', ''Liv and Maddie'', ''I Didn't Do It'', and ''Girl Meets World''), all of the shows in the DCLAU have followed the high concept formula, and a few (''That's So Raven'', ''Wizards of Waverly Place'', ''Dog With A Blog'', ''Lab Rats'', ''Crash & Bernstein'', ''Mighty Med'', and ''Best Friends Whenever'') are completely fantastical.
* HollywoodNerd: Every series has its' designated nerd main character; while an Urkel-like ExtravertedNerd has long been favored, the nearly AlwaysMale characters seem to be getting toned down. Compare post- ''Girl Meets Yearbook'' Farkle with Season 1 Farkle; Barry from ''BestFriendsWhenever'' is the first character conceived the "new" way from the start.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Obviously for the DCLAU as a whole (and regarding the combined rosters of crossover events), but many individual shows in the DCLAU tend to have large casts as well, at least when including recurring roles.
* LaughTrack
* TheMovie: ''Wizards'', ''Suite Life on Deck'', and ''Good Luck Charlie'' all got a television movie. A ''Jessie'' movie has been approved. ''Good Luck Charlie'' also got two hour-long specials, as did ''[=A.N.T. Farm=]''. ''Shake it Up: Made in Japan'' is somewhere in between, with a 90-minute air time; although not promoted as such, it's effectively a television movie too. And in at least one case (''Hannah Montana''), The Movie was an actual theatrical release.
* OurPresidentsAreDifferent: President Martinez in ''Cory in the House'', to fit into the standard sitcom mold, is both a President Personable and a President Buffoon.
** He was [[PutOnABus butted out of office]] by an {{Expy}} of a [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama certain black man]], or, according to ''Series/HannahMontana'' and ''Series/AustinAndAlly'' (''Series/IDidntDoIt'' as well, if they make an official connection to the DCLAU), Obama himself.
*** Who the president is (and consequently overall continuity) is somewhat complicated. As mentioned above most of the shows other than ''Cory in the House'' have someone who at least is an obvious physical Expy of Obama without being explicitly named so. ''JESSIE'' on the other hand actually has First Lady Michelle Obama (not an actress playing the role, ''the actual, real First Lady Michelle Obama'' playing herself ala ''{{Series/iCarly}}'', including referencing her daughters and pets). ''K.C. Undercover'' however introduces yet a different president (indirectly through his daughter, who in the show is old enough to go to college).
* RecursiveCanon: Guest appearances and shout-outs confirm that every show in the DCLAU is a fictional show in ''Series/SonnyWithAChance''.
** Guest appearances shouldn't mean anything. After all, Maddie Fitzpatrick and Ashley Tisdale apparently both exist in the DCLAU (and, apparently, only Maddie herself ever noticed any resemblance between herself and the ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'' star).
* RunningGag: Offering fruit juice-sweetened cupcakes (mostly in the more recent shows).
** Running Gags ''in general'': after all (and excluding the crossovers), running gags are what link the universe together in the first place. And, of course, each show will have its own set of running gags.
* SecretIdentity: For the Wizards, the Lab Rats, Raven, Hannah/Miley, almost everyone in Series/MightyMed, and Perry.
** {{Secret Keeper}}s: And the necessary supporters of those secrets.
* ShouldntWeBeInSchoolRightNow: For the most part, played straight in most series, but many shows (''Wizards of Waverly Place'', ''Shake It Up'', the second season of ''Austin & Ally''), the school setting actually features very prominently, if not factoring into the plot in some fashion roughly OnceAnEpisode. ''A.N.T. Farm'' is the most notable and largest {{Aversion}}, as the high school and its social dynamics are the ''main'' focus.
* SlidingScaleOfBeauty: (InUniverse). Most of the protagonists are considered common beauty or special average, because usually they are cute and [[CoolLoser losers]].
* StudioAudience

to:

The Disney Channel Live-Action Universe.

''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' was Disney's most popular show since ''Series/LizzieMcGuire''. This [[FollowTheLeader directly led to]] the creation of more Standard-[[Creator/MNightShyamalan WITH A TWIST]]! Disney {{Kid Com}}s, including ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' (it and then-newcomer ''Series/HannahMontana'' would be the most-renewed[[note]]but not the ones with most episodes[[/note]] shows in all of Creator/DisneyChannel History). As ''That's So Raven'' ended (and its SpinOff, ''Series/CoryInTheHouse'', came onto the air), a gap was made in Disney's live-action entertainment and thus, with the popularity of ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'', further live-action Kid Coms were punched out.

TheVerse in which the shows exist was first established with 2006's crossover event ''That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana'', followed by 2007's and 2009's ''Wish Gone Amiss Weekend'' and ''{{Wizards| Of Waverly Place}} [[Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody On Deck]] with Series/HannahMontana'', respectively. The ''Series/ImInTheBand'' episode "Weasels On Deck" placed it into the DCLAU and showed that Creator/DisneyXD shows could be in the DCLAU as well. With the ''Series/ZekeAndLuther'' crossover with ''Peter Punk'', the DCLAU now extends to internationally-produced series, and with ''Jessie'''s crossover with ''Ultimate Spider-Man'', it can even be linked to animated series (specifically the ''WesternAnimation/MarvelUniverse''). When ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'' officially crossed over with ''Series/AustinAndAlly'' and ''Series/BestFriendsWhenever'' during Monstober 2015, then the universe became part of an even larger SharedUniverse, since parent series ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' (and its accompanying TGIF-verse) is part of the ''Series/StElsewhere'' universe theory, and thus the DCLAU now stretches across fellow Disney-owned network Creator/{{ABC}}, [[Creator/{{CBS}} several]] [[Creator/{{UPN}} rival]] [[Creator/TheWB broadcast]] [[Creator/TheCW networks]], [[Creator/{{BET}} cable]], and even Creator/{{Netflix}}.

It used to be that major crossover events (crossovers where each participating show got its own episode) received both a title referring to the event itself and titles for each individual episodes. For example, the event that started it all, "That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana" is broken down into "Checkin' Out" (the ''That's So Raven'' episode), the ''Suite Life of Zack and Cody'' episode (also titled "That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana") and "On the Road Again?" (the ''Hannah Montana'' episode). All three parts were produced and aired (consecutively) as separate episodes, with each part being written and produced by the production staff of the show that episode respectively belongs to, and are aired both consecutively or completely separately in syndication (apparently at the whim of the network, though they're typically aired consecutively as part of the Disney Replay block). This is likewise true for the next major crossover event, "Wizards On Deck With Hannah Montana" (consisting of ''Wizards''[='=]s "Cast Away (To Another Show)", ''On Deck''[='=]s "Star-Crossed" and ''Hannah''[='=]s "Super(stitious) Girl"). This practice ended with the last major crossover event to follow this convention, "Austin & JESSIE & Ally's All-Star New Year" (with ''Austin & Ally''s "Big Dreams and Big Apples" and ''JESSIE''s "Nanny in Miami" which so far has always been aired as a single episode in syndication).

With the ''JESSIE''/''Good Luck Charlie'' crossover event "Good Luck JESSIE: NYC Christmas" both halves for each series were still produced separately by each series' production staff (with the credits for the second half running halfway through the episode during the obvious transition), but the entire event is considered a single episode, and listed as such in its entirety as the single episode "Good Luck JESSIE: NYC Christmas" simultaneously for the production orders for ''JESSIE'' and ''Good Luck Charlie'' (i.e., there are no separately-titled parts making up the whole). Future major crossover events will likely follow this new convention. Also note that smaller crossover episodes where characters from one show crossover into a single episode of another show count as being an episode for the host show only (i.e., the ''Good Luck Charlie''/''Shake it Up'' crossover "Charlie Shakes it Up" is just a standard-length ''Good Luck Charlie'' episode with ''Shake it Up'' characters guest-starring, and likewise the ''JESSIE'' episode "Aloha Holidays With Parker and Joey" is just a ''JESSIE'' one-hour special with ''Liv and Maddie'' characters guest-starring).

A particularly notable crossover event happened in October 2015 for Disney Channel's "[[HalloweenEpisode Monstober]]" event where virtually ''all'' of the network's shows had a crossover with each other, almost thoroughly connecting the entire network and creating an almost completely comprehensive shared universe while finally connecting the DCLAU to the larger shared universe of ''Boy Meets World'' as noted above. While being a massive inter-connected event, the episodes of each show featured guest stars from other shows so as to remain stand-alone as opposed to having interwoven plotlines.

For those keeping score, ''JESSIE'' is the most "connected" series within the DCLAU itself by far, with no less than ten connecting events including five direct crossovers (six if you consider Mr. Moseby's appearance to be a "crossover" event). Outside of the DCLAU and within the TGIF 'verse, unless one were to count ''Boy Meets World''/''Girl Meets World'' as a continuous crossover, ''Sabrina the Teenage Witch'' is the most connected show to either 'verse.

Compare Franchise/DisneyChannelAnimatedUniverse for Disney's animated equivalent and Series/NickVerse for Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}'s equivalent. Not to be confused with the Franchise/{{DCAU}}. An article examining the DCLAU can also be found [[http://nickanddisneyreviewed.blogspot.com/2016/02/on-disney-channel-live-action-universe.html here]].

[[AC:Series confirmed to be in the Disney Channel Live-Action Universe:]]
* ''Series/ThatsSoRaven''
** ''Series/CoryInTheHouse''
* ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody''
** ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck''
* ''Series/HannahMontana''
* ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''
* ''Series/AaronStone''
* ''Series/ZekeAndLuther''
* ''Series/ImInTheBand''
* ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie''
* ''Series/PairOfKings''
* ''Series/ShakeItUp''
* ''Peter Punk''
* ''Series/ANTFarm''
* ''Series/KickinIt''
* ''Series/{{Jessie}}''
** ''Series/{{Bunkd}}''
* ''Series/AustinAndAlly''
* ''Series/LabRats''
* ''Series/{{Violetta}}''
* ''Series/LivAndMaddie''
* ''Series/BestFriendsWhenever''
* ''Series/MightyMed''
* ''Series/KirbyBuckets''
* ''Series/DogWithABlog''
* ''Series/KCUndercover''
* ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld''
* ''WesternAnimation/MarvelUniverse'' and ''WesternAnimatiom/PhineasAndFerb'' (in related alternate universes; see notes below)

[[AC:Series on non-Disney Channel/XD US networks connected to the DCLAU (mostly connected through ''Girl Meets World''/''Boy Meets World''):]]
* ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' - parent series to ''Girl Meets World''
* ''Series/{{Coach}}''
* ''Film/{{Clueless}}''
* ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow''
* ''Series/{{Ellen}}''
* ''Series/PerfectStrangers''
** ''Series/FamilyMatters''
* ''Series/FullHouse''
** ''Series/FullerHouse''
* ''Film/{{Gidget}}''
** ''The New Gidget''
* ''Series/GilligansIsland''
* ''Series/{{Girlfriends}}''
** ''Series/TheGame''
* ''Series/GraceUnderFire''
* ''Series/HanginWithMrCooper''
* ''The Hughleys''
* ''Meego''
* ''Series/{{Moesha}}''
** ''Series/TheParkers''
* ''Series/NYPDBlue''
** ''Public Morals''
* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch''
* ''Series/StepByStep''
* ''Series/TeenAngel''
* ''You Wish''

[[AC:The Disney Channel Live-Action Universe links:]]
* ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'':
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' in the episode "Checkin' Out", part of the larger "That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana" crossover event shared with these two shows and ''Hannah Montana'' (this is in fact the event that gave birth to the shared universe in the first place).
* ''Series/CoryInTheHouse'':
** A SpinOff of ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'', it has several {{Crossover}}s with its parent show in the episodes "That's So in the House", "And the Weenie Is..." and "Uninvited Pest".
** An indirect {{Crossover}} with ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' and ''Series/HannahMontana'', described above.
* ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'':
** A direct {{Crossover}} with both ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' and ''Series/HannahMontana'' in the episode "That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana", a part of the same-named crossover event described above.
** An indirect {{Crossover}} with ''Series/CoryInTheHouse'' and ''Series/HannahMontana'' via [[RedSkiesCrossover Wish Gone Amiss Weekend]]. The episode "Super Twins" takes place at the same time as the ''Cory in the House'' and ''Hannah Montana'' episodes "Gone Wishin'" and "When You Wish You Were the Star", as each show's protagonist wishes on the same shooting star.
* ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'':
** A SpinOff of ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'', it has numerous {{Crossover}}s with its parent show.
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' and ''Series/HannahMontana'' in the episode "Double-Crossed".
* ''Series/HannahMontana'':
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' in the episode "On the Road Again?", part of the "That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana" event described above.
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''Series/CoryInTheHouse'' in the episode "Take This Job and Love It".
** An indirect {{Crossover}} with both ''Series/CoryInTheHouse'' and ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'', described above.
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'' in the episode "Super(stitious) Girl".
* ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'':
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'' and indirect crossover with ''Series/HannahMontana'' in the episode "Cast-Away (To Another Show)".
* ''Series/ZekeAndLuther'':
** [[RedSkiesCrossover A heat wave]] occurs in the episode "Ice Heist Baby" and is reported on by Dale Davis from ''Series/KickinIt''. The same occurs in [[Series/PairOfKings "An Ice Girl for Boomer"]] and [[Series/KickinIt "Wax On, Wax Off"]].
* ''Series/ImInTheBand''
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'' in the episode "Weasels on Deck".
** In "Road Tripp", Burger nearly runs someone over, yelling "Skateboard on the sidewalk, [[Series/ZekeAndLuther Zeke]]!".
* ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'':
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''Series/ShakeItUp'' in the episode "Charlie Shakes It Up".
** A direct crossover with ''Series/{{Jessie}}'' in the special "Good Luck Jessie: NYC Christmas".
** The social networking site Buddy Page from "Alley Oops" is also seen in the ''Series/{{Jessie}}'' episode "One Day Wonders".
** Similarly, the iPad parody myTab featured in "Battle of the Bands" is also used in the ''Series/AustinAndAlly'' episode "myTab and My Pet".
** The ''Hero Rising'' video game from ''Series/AaronStone'' appears in the episode "Let's Potty".
* ''Series/PairOfKings'':
** A RedSkiesCrossover event with ''Series/ZekeAndLuther'' and ''Series/KickinIt''.
* ''Peter Punk'':
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''Series/ZekeAndLuther'' in "El Duelo(Con Zeke y Luther)".
* ''Series/ANTFarm'':
** The Hashimoto soda brand from the ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' episode "Trouble in Tokyo" is featured in the episode "independANTs", and Mr. Hashimoto himself shows up in a recurring role, played by the same actor as in ''The Suite Life On Deck''.
** A poster for Tears of Blood, a band from ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'', is seen in the background of the episode "[=PerformANTs=]"
** Z-Tech, maker of technology referenced in several other shows (such as the Z-Phone and the Z-Cube) is the setting for Season 3.
* ''Series/KickinIt'':
** The aforementioned {{Red Skies Crossover}} event with ''Series/ZekeAndLuther'' and ''Series/PairOfKings'', described above.
** Another Red Skies Crossover event with ''Lab Rats'' and ''Mighty Med'', in which a lunar eclipse causes several (supposedly) paranormal events to occur in each show.
** The aforementioned myTab appears.
** Revenge of the Hemogoblin from ANT Farm appears in "Wazombie Warriors".
* ''Series/{{Jessie}}'':
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''Series/AustinAndAlly'' in the episode "Nanny in Miami" (the second half of the special "Austin & Jessie & Ally All Star New Year").
** A direct crossover with ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'' in the special "Good Luck Jessie: NYC Christmas".
** "Tempest In A Teacup" features a billboard advertising "[[Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody Tipton]] [[Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck Tea]]".
** The same ''Humidity on the Hudson'' posters from ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' show up on some outdoor scenes including the Central Park playset area in early episodes.
** Arturo Vitalli, [[Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody London Tipton]]'s favorite designer, is referenced in "Trashin' Fashion" and "Say Yes To The Messy Dress".
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''Series/UltimateSpiderMan'' in October 2014, marking the first time a live-action Disney Channel series has officially crossed over with an animated Disney XD series and tying in animated series into the DCLAU.
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''Series/LivAndMaddie'' premiered in December 2014.
** An appearance by Mr. Moseby from ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' and ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'' in the episode "Karate Kid-astrophe".
*** He also later talks to Cody on the phone when he realizes [[IdenticalStranger Jessie looks exactly like Bailey.]]
** Logan and Delia from ''Series/IDidntDoIt'' appear in the Halloween episode "The Ghostest with the Mostest", while Emma and Zuri appear in the ''Series/KCUndercover'' Halloween episode "All Howl's Eve".
* ''Series/AustinAndAlly'':
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''Series/{{Jessie}}'' in the episode "Big Dreams & Big Apples" (the first half of the special "Austin & Jessie & Ally All Star New Year").
** Austin and Ally are celebrity judges on ''[[{{Expy}} America's Top Talent]]'' in the episode "Moon Week and Mentors", the same show that Series/HannahMontana guest-judged in "Judge Me Tender".
** Ernie and Judy from ''Series/KCUndercover'' appear in the Halloween episode "Scary Spirits & Spooky Stories", while Austin and Ally appear in the ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'' Halloween episode "Girl Meets World of Terror 2" and Trish and Dez appear in the ''IDidntDoIt'' Halloween episode "Bite Club"
* ''Series/LabRats'':
** A RedSkiesCrossover event with ''Series/KickinIt'' and ''Series/MightyMed'' described above.
** Another one with ''Mighty Med'' also with ''Kirby Buckets''
** A direct crossover with ''Mighty Med'' in "Lab Rats vs. Mighty Med".
* ''Series/{{Violetta}}'':
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''Peter Punk'' in "Un beso, una canción".
* ''Series/LivAndMaddie'':
** Joey buys [[Series/ANTFarm a Z-Phone 620Q smart-phone]] in "Steal-A-Rooney".
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''Series/{{Jessie}}'' mentioned above.
** Cyd and Shelby from ''Series/BestFriendsWhenever'' appear in the Halloween episode "Haunt-A-Rooney".
* ''Series/BestFriendsWhenever''
** Riley and Lucas from ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'' appear in the Halloween episode "Cyd and Shelby in the Haunted Escape", while Cyd and Shelby appear in the ''Series/LivAndMaddie'' Halloween episode "Haunt-A-Rooney".
* ''Series/MightyMed'':
** A RedSkiesCrossover event with ''Series/LabRats'' and ''Series/KickinIt'' described above.
** And another one again with ''Lab Rats'' with ''Kirby Buckets''
** A direct crossover with ''Lab Rats'' in "Lab Rats vs. Mighty Med".
* ''Series/KirbyBuckets'':
** Laughy Cat, who is shown to be an internet celebrity on both ''Lab Rats'' and ''Mighty Med,'' appears on this show, which also serves as a {{Red Skies|Crossover}} CrossThrough.
* ''Series/{{Bunkd}}''
** A direct SpinOff of ''Jessie'' starring half of the main cast of the previous show.
* ''Series/DogWithABlog'':
** At the end of the episode "Guess Who's a Cheater", Stan says "Good Luck, Charlie", just as Teddy Duncan does on [[Series/GoodLuckCharlie that show]]. It's still yet to be confirmed if this means that ''DWAB'' is linked to the DCLAU solely through RecursiveCanon or not. Beyond that, there have been almost no other references made to other shows or other shows referencing it throughout its entire run (a rarity for a Disney Channel live-action multi-cam show since the DCLAU became established, especially for a show to run through three full seasons).
** In the episode "Cat with a Blog", the band Metal Wolf from ''ImInTheBand'' is referenced.
* ''WesternAnimation/MarvelUniverse'':
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''Series/{{Jessie}}'' in the ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' episode "Halloween Night at the Museum" now links the ''Marvel Universe'' and the DCLAU together (note that this only applies to the programming block of the same name, which is its own self-contained universe/canon within the larger Marvel empire, and not [[Franchise/MarvelUniverse the actual Marvel Universe of canon]]).
* ''Series/IDidntDoIt''
** The same Obama impersonator in ''Austin and Ally'' and ''Hannah Montana'' appeared in the episode where the kids took a school trip to Washington D.C.
** Trish and Dez from ''Series/AustinAndAlly'' appear in the Halloween episode "Bite Club", while Logan and Delia appear in the ''Series/{{Jessie}}'' Halloween episode "The Ghostest with the Mostest".
* ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld''
** Austin and Ally from ''Series/AustinAndAlly'' appear in the Halloween episode "Girl Meets World of Terror 2", while Riley and Lucas appear in the ''Series/BestFriendsWhenever'' Halloween episode "Cyd and Shelby in the Haunted Escape".
** This means that the parent show ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' is also in the Disney Channel Live Action Universe, bringing with it the many shows it crossed over with while it was airing (see separate category below)
* ''Series/KCUndercover''
** Emma and Zuri from ''Series/{{Jessie}}'' appear in the Halloween episode "All Howl's Eve", while Ernie and Judy appear in the ''Series/AustinAndAlly'' Halloween episode "Scary Spirits & Spooky Stories".
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':
** As a crossover episode links ''Phineas And Ferb'' with the ''Marvel Universe'', ''Phineas And Ferb'' is also logically linked to the DCLAU through the above (note that this episode explicitly exists within the canon of both ''Phineas And Ferb'' and ''Marvel Universe'', as opposed to the ''Franchise/StarWars'' crossover special which is explicitly stated to be non-canon for either series).

[[AC:''Boy Meets World'' links the [=TGIF=] and [=DCLAU=] universes together through the following:]]
* Most of the shows on ''Creator/{{TGIF}}'' [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TGIF_(ABC) during the late 80's to the early 2000's]], which were already linked to each other via some crossovers (many involving Steve Urkel) are now officially linked to the DCLAU via ''Girl Meets World''. If anything, the TGIF verse is the ''predecessor'' to the DCLAU; since it's part of the ''Series/StElsewhere'' SharedUniverse theory, the DCLAU now potentially shares a universe with ''hundreds'' of [[https://web.archive.org/web/20130206145219/http://home.vicnet.net.au/~kwgow/crossovers.html other shows]] from all of the Big Five networks as well as several cable channels. While this has yet to establish itself, the shows that are ''directly'' linked (rather than vaguely as the crossover chart has established) to the TGIF universe via characters appearing on other shows, and thus exist in the same universe as the DCLAU, are listed below.
* ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'':
** Begat the official DCLAU entry ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld''.
** Had two semi-crossovers with ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch''. One was a CrossoverPunchline during the denouement of a HalloweenEpisode, where Eric is dating Sabrina. The second was part of a crossover night where Salem swallowed a ball that allowed the holder to travel to a different time period.
** Dana from ''Series/StepByStep'' appears in the episode "The Happiest Show On Earth".
* ''Series/FullHouse'':
** Steve Urkel from ''Series/FamilyMatters'' appeared in one episode as the cousin of one of DJ's friends, and wreaks as much havoc with the Tanners as he does with the Winslows.
** Michelle and some of her classmates appear in an episode of ''Series/HanginWithMrCooper''.
* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'':
** Cher from the RecycledTheSeries version of ''Film/{{Clueless}}'' makes a cameo in one episode.
** The aforementioned Salem time ball plot that continued into every other show that night: ''Boy Meets World'', ''Teen Angel'' and ''You Wish''.
** Sabrina also appeared during a CrossoverPunchline in ''Boy Meets World''.
* ''Series/TeenAngel'':
** Salem from ''Sabrina'' appeared in one episode as part of a crossover night.
* ''You Wish'':
** Salem from ''Sabrina'' appeared in one episode as part of a crossover night.
* ''Series/FamilyMatters'':
** Steve Urkel was constantly crossed over onto many of the TGIF shows, including ''Step By Step'' and ''Full House'', at the height of his popularity.
** Urkel also appeared on two episodes of CBS' ''Meego''.
* ''Series/PerfectStrangers'':
** ''Family Matters'' was a direct spin-off of this show.
* ''Series/StepByStep'':
** Steve Urkel appears in one episode, crashing into the family's backyard table and helping Mark with his science project.
** Dana appears in the ''Boy Meets World'' episode "The Happiest Show On Earth".
* ''Film/{{Clueless}}'':
** Cher appears on an episode of ''Sabrina''.
** Hakeem and Niecy from ''Moesha'' went to the prom with Cher and Sean in a ''Clueless'' episode after the latter moved to UPN from ABC.
* ''Series/HanginWithMrCooper'':
** In the episode "Hangin' With Michelle", Mark acts as a substitute teacher to Michelle from ''Full House''.
* ''Meego'':
** This short-lived CBS show was linked to the TGIF verse by having Steve Urkel from ''Series/FamilyMatters'' appear in two episodes (that show and ''Series/StepByStep'' had just been [[ChannelHop transplanted from ABC]] with the hopes of starting a CBS equivalent to TGIF. It didn't work).
** Characters from ''Gilligan's Island'' also appeared on an episode that didn't air in the States.
* ''Series/GilligansIsland'':
** The oldest show directly linked with the DCLAU (started 1964), some characters from ''Gilligan'' appeared (played by the original actors) on an episode of ''Meego'' which was unfortunately [[MissingEpisode one of the seven episodes that never aired in America]] (it did air in the UK and can be found on Website/YouTube).
** Characters from ''The New Gidget'' also visited Gilligan's Island in one episode of that show.
* ''Series/{{Moesha}}'':
** Hakeem and Niecy dated Cher and Sean respectively on ''Film/{{Clueless}}'' after the latter [[ChannelHop moved to]] the former's home base, UPN.
** Niecy has also appeared on ''Girlfriends''.
* ''Series/TheParkers'':
** A direct spinoff of ''Moesha'' involving the character Kim Parker and her family.
** A direct crossover with ''The Hughleys''.
* ''The Hughleys'':
** A direct crossover with ''The Parkers''.
** A guest appearance by Mimi from ''The Drew Carey Show''.
* ''Series/{{Girlfriends}}'':
** Maya from this show is married to Dorian's birth mother on ''Moesha''.
** Niecy, also from ''Moesha'', appeared on at least one episode.
* ''Series/TheGame'':
** A direct spinoff of ''Girlfriends'', launched via PoorlyDisguisedPilot.
* ''Series/FullerHouse'':
** A direct spinoff and SequelSeries to ''Full House''.
* ''The New Gidget'':
** In one episode, Gidget and her family go on a cruise and end up on Gilligan's Island, complete with Bob Denver guest starring.
* ''Film/{{Gidget}}'':
** ''The New Gidget'' is a direct spinoff[=/=]SequelSeries to the original ''Gidget'' series.
* ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'':
** Mimi from this show appears in an episode of ''The Hughleys''.
** An appearance by James Martinez from ''NYPD Blue''.
** As part of a Las Vegas themed crossover night, the episode "Drew Gets Married" features appearances from Grace (''Grace Under Fire''), Luther (''Coach''), Paige and Spence (''Ellen''). Drew and Mimi also appeared on episodes of the three other shows.
* ''Series/NYPDBlue'':
** James Martinez from this show appears on an episode of ''The Drew Carey Show''.
* ''Public Morals'':
** A direct spinoff of ''NYPD Blue''.
* ''Series/GraceUnderFire'':
** Luther from ''Coach'' and Drew from ''The Drew Carey Show'' gamble together on ''Grace'' as part of a crossover night.
* ''Series/{{Coach}}'':
** Luther appears on episodes of ''Grace Under Fire'' and ''The Drew Carey Show'' as part of a crossover night.
* ''Series/{{Ellen}}'':
** Paige and Spence appear on episodes of ''Coach'' and ''The Drew Carey Show'' as part of a crossover night.

[[AC:Shows which may be in the Disney Channel Live-Action Universe but have yet to be confirmed:]]
* ''Series/CrashAndBernstein'' - after ending in its second season, there are no longer any opportunities to link it into the DCLAU unless another show were to reference it or through WordOfGod.
* ''Series/UglyBetty'': If so, would be the only series in the DCLAU not associated with any other show through actual production even if the TGIF/''Series/StElsewhere'' universe is included (though still airing on Disney sister network ABC); apparently, some of the characters of ''Ugly Betty'' follow London Tipton's ''Yay Me!'' vlog. It may also be connected through the ''Series/StElsewhere'' Tommy Westphall-verse.
* ''Series/GamersGuideToPrettyMuchEverything'':
** Another new series that has yet to establish any connection.
* Other, non-Disney Channel shows: Since ''Girl Meets World'' is confirmed to be in the same universe as the rest of the DCLAU (and consequently ''Boy Meets World'') other shows of the ''St. Elsewhere''-verse may be an official or unofficial part of the universe as well (see notes above).
* Franchise/TheMuppets: Appeared in an episode of ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'' and got a few mentions on other DCLAU-linked shows. Since the ''Charlie'' appearance was mostly through fantasy it remains to be seen if the "real" Muppets exist in the DCLAU, or even the larger Tommy Westphall hypothesis.
* ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'' - the main characters Shaun and Ed show up in the ''Phineas and Ferb'' episode "Night of the Living Pharmacists" but it's unknown if this should be treated as canon or as just a cameo.
* ''Milo Murphy's Law'' - Dan Povenmire himself personally considers that Milo lives just a couple of neighborhoods away from [[Series/PhineasAndFerb Danville]] and that a crossover might be feasible down the line.

[[AC: Shows linked to the [=DCLAU=] through RecursiveCanon only:]]
* ''Series/SonnyWithAChance'' (and by extension, ''Series/SoRandom''): The shows in the DCLAU are consistently referred to as fictional.
** In "Random Acts of Disrespect", in an old people sketch, several shows in the DCLAU are parodied as ''[[Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace Wheezers Of Waverly Place]]'', ''[[Series/ThatsSoRaven That's So Graven]]'' and ''[[Series/HannahMontana Nana Montana]]''.
** "Yeah, well, Chad still believes that Music/{{Miley|Cyrus}} and Series/{{Hannah|Montana}} are two different people."
** "Vision? Who are you, [[Series/ThatsSoRaven Raven]]?"
* ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'': ''Suite Life of Zack and Cody'' confirms it exists as a fictional movie series only within the DCLAU; their school puts on ''High School Musical'' as their actual [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin high school musical]], and Maddie [[ActorAllusion refers to]] ''[[ActorAllusion HSM]]'' [[ActorAllusion star Ashley Tisdale]]:
-->'''Maddie:''' Some people even say I look like Ashley Tisdale!
-->'''Zack:''' I don't see it!
* ''Madison High'' (an unaired pilot starring ''Dog With a Blog'''s G. Hannelius) explicitly exists in the ''High School Musical'' universe and thus would have been fictional in the main DCLAU as well.

[[AC:Shows which are not in the DCLAU (aka Disney Channel independents):]]
* ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'': The spiritual predecessor to the DCLAU, it has not been referenced in modern shows and was produced in a different format (a one camera setup as opposed to multi-camera) than the majority of DCLAU shows.
* ''Series/EvenStevens'': Like ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'', it has not been referenced and has a different format.
* ''Series/PhilOfTheFuture'': Same as ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'' and ''Series/EvenStevens''.
* ''Series/{{JONAS}}'': In the series, the main trio is known as the ''Lucas'' Brothers and portray only expies of their real-world selves. This is in contrast to their appearance on ''Hannah Montana'', where the explicitly named ''Jonas'' Brothers act as they would in real life.
* ''Series/MyBabysittersAVampire'': Though it airs on the same channel, it is a Canadian import, not produced by Disney.
* ''Series/MrYoung'': Another Canadian import made by a non-Disney house.
* It's generally accepted that any Canadian production or co-production on Disney Channel and Disney XD (as well as other foreign imports such as ''Series/DoctorWho'' and ''Series/H2OJustAddWater'') thus far exists in a completely separate canon from the DCLAU.
* Thus far, no series produced prior to ''That's So Raven'' have been connected to the DCLAU. Likewise, no [=DCOMs=] that aren't directly adapted from DCLAU shows have been included in the universe (and it's possible even some of the DCLAU-adapted [=DCOMs=] might exist only on a quasi-canon status, or even in a complete non-canon status, including the ''Wizards of Waverly Place'' movie).
* Although animated shows are now free game to be included into the [=DCLAU=], it's generally accepted that animated shows are either in the Franchise/DisneyChannelAnimatedUniverse, in the canon of their parent material only (as is specifically the case of ''Series/TronUprising'' and ''Series/StarWarsRebels'') or are completely standalone unless established otherwise.

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!Tropes constant across the DCLAU:
* AllThereInTheManual: While not necessary to enjoy the shows, the information hosted on Disney Channel's website fills in a lot of the backstory behind the plots and characters. ''Is'' useful if you're dropping into the middle of something both plot- and continuity-heavy like ''Wizards''.
* AlternateHistory: Apparently, President Martinez takes the place of George W. Bush in the DCLAU, since by the ''Series/HannahMontana'' episode "Hannah Montana to the Principal's Office", UsefulNotes/BarackObama is president.
* BiggerBad: Almost all DCLAU Show's have a BigBad, but on ''Wizards of Waverly Place'', Gorog seems to be the devil of the universe.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Done in kind of a weird manner in that often the characters will deliver a punch line and look directly at the camera while doing so, but not quite acknowledge that there is a fourth wall. It's just very weird.
* CaliforniaDoubling: Averted with surprising frequency, in that a few of the series actually take place in California but, outside of TheMovie, filming virtually never leaves a Burbank soundstage.
* CanonWelding: The three main founding shows of the universe (''That's So Raven'', ''The Suite Life of Zack and Cody'', and ''Hannah Montana'') were initially not connected at all. However, when Disney Channel got the idea for ''That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana'', the shows were connected to be in the same universe (which itself had then been immediately established). As of this writing, Disney Channel continues to use this tactic to connect more shows to the universe.
* CelebrityParadox: Subverted. Alyson Stoner and Music/AshleyTisdale all coexist with their characters in the DCLAU.
** Played with as well. In ''The Suite Life of Zack and Cody'', Cody tells Max that she's a better dancer than the girl in the Missy Eliot video; both are portrayed by Alyson Stoner. Also in ''The Suite Life of Zack and Cody'', Maddie believes that she looks exactly like Ashley Tisdale as [[Film/HighSchoolMusical Sharpay]], to which everyone else replies with "I don't see it."
* ComedicSociopathy: Pretty common in most Disney Channel live action comedies, actually, though some shows have more of it than others. On the more sociopathic side of the scale you have ''Wizards of Waverly Place'' and ''A.N.T. Farm'', and on the other side you have ''Good Luck Charlie''.
* CowboyBeBopAtHisComputer: As children's programming has always been a hot topic, there will be frequent "experts" who have much to opine without actually having basic knowledge of the shows they're talking about. Take [[http://www.laweekly.com/2013-06-20/film-tv/disney-tv-poison-daughters/full these]] [[http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2013/08/06/Disney-Channel-Nickelodeon-Corrupt-the-Tweeners two]] articles--whatever the validity of their argument, namely too much corruption and GettingCrapPastTheRadar, their points are not helped with some very basic factual errors. Misspelling series names ("''iCarly''" is simply "''Carly''", "''JESSIE''" is "''JESSE''"--and, to boot, a screenshot from that show is attributed to ''Wizards of Waverly Place''), much attention has been given over to shows that have been canceled, etc. Much of this would have been avoided if only they visited the shows' Website/IMDb pages.
* {{Crossover}}: The series in the DCLAU constantly crossover with each other, usually placing a new series into the DCLAU. "Take This Job and Love It!" was a crossover between ''Series/HannahMontana'' and ''Series/CoryInTheHouse'' and "Weasels On Deck" was a crossover between ''Series/ImInTheBand'' and ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck''.
** CrisisCrossover: The specials ''That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana'' and ''Wizards On Deck with Hannah Montana''.
** RedSkiesCrossover[=/=]CrossThrough: The ''Wish Gone Amiss Weekend'', in which, rather than interact, three shows were impacted by the same event (a magic shooting star). There were also the Lunar Eclipse episodes of ''Kickin' It'' ("Invasion of the Ghost Pirates"), ''Lab Rats'' ("Principal from Another Planet"), and ''Mighty Med'' ("Night of the Living Nightmare"), which all aired on the night of an actual lunar eclipse and featured paranormal occurrences thanks to the eclipse.
** The "Monster Spooktacular" Halloween event of 2015 is one of the largest Crisis Crossovers in the DCLAU, as ''all'' of the major shows in the universe at the time are crossed over with each other and many characters are attending the same Halloween Party within the same few hours.
** CommonCrossover:
*** The Sunshine Girls organization appeared in ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'', ''Series/CoryInTheHouse'' and ''Series/HannahMontana''.
*** In the ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' episode "Checkin' Out", Raven uses a device called a Secretech. The Secretech previously appeared in ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' episode "Forever Plaid", where London used it in class to check her schedule.
*** In the ''Series/HannahMontana'' episode "Would I Lie to You, Lilly?", Miley, Lilly and Oliver have a class trip to the White House, which uses the same sets from ''Series/CoryInTheHouse''.
* ContinuityOverlap: The single episodes in each series' that are a part of the Crisis Crossovers usually have an impact on other episodes in the crossovers, so much that it becomes downright confusing if you miss part of a crossover. Examples of this are Raven missing her flight in "Checkin' Out", causing her to stay in Boston in "That's So Suite Life Of Hannah Montana", and Bailey and Alex cheating in the Hannah Montana tug-of-war challenge in "Cast-Away (To Another Show)", which leads to Bailey trying to find another way to get concert tickets in "Double-Crossed".
* DoItYourselfThemeTune: A solid Disney tradition, given how many shows promote musical talent, though there are notable exceptions (both ''Suite Life'' series and ''Shake It Up'' being some of the most prominent subversions, though the latter's is still sung by Creator/SelenaGomez).
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: It's almost a proud tradition. JESSIE takes it in ways almost too far, see above.
* [[GorgeousPeriodDress Gorgeous Present-Day Dress]]: Everyone's always well-styled in bright, new clothes that fit well even though they're ''growing kids''. Stuff that's too big, washed-out, or half-outgrown is conspicuously absent. An EnforcedTrope for the girl protagonists--Disney markets character-wardrobe-based clothes--but even [[HollywoodNerd supposedly-nerdy boys]] look like they put a lot of effort into dressing the way they do ([[FridgeLogic maybe even more than the "cool" guys, since that clothing would be easier to find in stores]]).
* HighConcept: With only a few exceptions (''Good Luck Charlie'', ''Liv and Maddie'', ''I Didn't Do It'', and ''Girl Meets World''), all of the shows in the DCLAU have followed the high concept formula, and a few (''That's So Raven'', ''Wizards of Waverly Place'', ''Dog With A Blog'', ''Lab Rats'', ''Crash & Bernstein'', ''Mighty Med'', and ''Best Friends Whenever'') are completely fantastical.
* HollywoodNerd: Every series has its' designated nerd main character; while an Urkel-like ExtravertedNerd has long been favored, the nearly AlwaysMale characters seem to be getting toned down. Compare post- ''Girl Meets Yearbook'' Farkle with Season 1 Farkle; Barry from ''BestFriendsWhenever'' is the first character conceived the "new" way from the start.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Obviously for the DCLAU as a whole (and regarding the combined rosters of crossover events), but many individual shows in the DCLAU tend to have large casts as well, at least when including recurring roles.
* LaughTrack
* TheMovie: ''Wizards'', ''Suite Life on Deck'', and ''Good Luck Charlie'' all got a television movie. A ''Jessie'' movie has been approved. ''Good Luck Charlie'' also got two hour-long specials, as did ''[=A.N.T. Farm=]''. ''Shake it Up: Made in Japan'' is somewhere in between, with a 90-minute air time; although not promoted as such, it's effectively a television movie too. And in at least one case (''Hannah Montana''), The Movie was an actual theatrical release.
* OurPresidentsAreDifferent: President Martinez in ''Cory in the House'', to fit into the standard sitcom mold, is both a President Personable and a President Buffoon.
** He was [[PutOnABus butted out of office]] by an {{Expy}} of a [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama certain black man]], or, according to ''Series/HannahMontana'' and ''Series/AustinAndAlly'' (''Series/IDidntDoIt'' as well, if they make an official connection to the DCLAU), Obama himself.
*** Who the president is (and consequently overall continuity) is somewhat complicated. As mentioned above most of the shows other than ''Cory in the House'' have someone who at least is an obvious physical Expy of Obama without being explicitly named so. ''JESSIE'' on the other hand actually has First Lady Michelle Obama (not an actress playing the role, ''the actual, real First Lady Michelle Obama'' playing herself ala ''{{Series/iCarly}}'', including referencing her daughters and pets). ''K.C. Undercover'' however introduces yet a different president (indirectly through his daughter, who in the show is old enough to go to college).
* RecursiveCanon: Guest appearances and shout-outs confirm that every show in the DCLAU is a fictional show in ''Series/SonnyWithAChance''.
** Guest appearances shouldn't mean anything. After all, Maddie Fitzpatrick and Ashley Tisdale apparently both exist in the DCLAU (and, apparently, only Maddie herself ever noticed any resemblance between herself and the ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'' star).
* RunningGag: Offering fruit juice-sweetened cupcakes (mostly in the more recent shows).
** Running Gags ''in general'': after all (and excluding the crossovers), running gags are what link the universe together in the first place. And, of course, each show will have its own set of running gags.
* SecretIdentity: For the Wizards, the Lab Rats, Raven, Hannah/Miley, almost everyone in Series/MightyMed, and Perry.
** {{Secret Keeper}}s: And the necessary supporters of those secrets.
* ShouldntWeBeInSchoolRightNow: For the most part, played straight in most series, but many shows (''Wizards of Waverly Place'', ''Shake It Up'', the second season of ''Austin & Ally''), the school setting actually features very prominently, if not factoring into the plot in some fashion roughly OnceAnEpisode. ''A.N.T. Farm'' is the most notable and largest {{Aversion}}, as the high school and its social dynamics are the ''main'' focus.
* SlidingScaleOfBeauty: (InUniverse). Most of the protagonists are considered common beauty or special average, because usually they are cute and [[CoolLoser losers]].
* StudioAudience
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