The Disney Channel Live-Action Universe.

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

TheVerse in which the shows exist was first established with 2006's ''That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana'', followed by 2007's and 2009's ''Wish Gone Amiss Weekend'' and ''{{Wizards| Of Waverly Place}} [[TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody On Deck]] with HannahMontana'', respectively. ''ImInTheBand'' episode "Weasels On Deck" placed it into the DCLAU, and showed that DisneyXD shows could be in the DCLAU as well. With ''Series/ZekeAndLuther Zeke and Luther's'' crossover with ''Peter Punk'', the DCLAU now expands to internationally produced series

Compare Franchise/DisneyChannelAnimatedUniverse for Disney's animated equivalent and NickVerse for Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}'s equivalent. Not to be confused with the Franchise/{{DCAU}}.

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* ''ThatsSoRaven''
** ''CoryInTheHouse''
* ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody''
** ''TheSuiteLifeOnDeck''
* ''HannahMontana''
* ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''
* ''Series/AaronStone''
* ''ZekeAndLuther''
* ''ImInTheBand''
* ''GoodLuckCharlie''
* ''PairOfKings''
* ''ShakeItUp''
* ''Peter Punk''
* ''ANTFarm''
* ''KickinIt''
* ''{{Jessie}}''
* ''AustinAndAlly''
* ''Series/LabRats''
* ''Series/{{Violetta}}''
* ''Series/LivAndMaddie''
* ''Series/MightyMed''

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* ''ThatsSoRaven''
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' in the episode "Checkin' Out".
* ''CoryInTheHouse''
** A SpinOff of ''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 ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' and ''HannahMontana'', described above.
* ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody''
** A direct {{Crossover}} with both ''ThatsSoRaven'' and ''HannahMontana'' in the episode "That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana".
** An indirect {{Crossover}} with ''CoryInTheHouse'' and ''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.
* ''TheSuiteLifeOnDeck''
** A SpinOff of ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'', it has numerous {{Crossover}}s with its parent show.
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' and ''HannahMontana'' in the episode "Double-Crossed".
* ''HannahMontana''
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' in the episode "On the Road Again?"
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''CoryInTheHouse'' in the episode "Take This Job and Love It".
** An indirect {{Crossover}} with both ''CoryInTheHouse'' and ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'', described above.
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'' in the episode "Super(stitious) Girl".
* ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'' and indirect crossover with ''HannahMontana'' in the episode "Cast-Away (To Another Show)".
* ''ZekeAndLuther''
** [[RedSkiesCrossover A heat wave]] occurs in the episode "Ice Heist Baby" and is reported on by Dale Davis from ''Kickin’ It''. The same occurs in [[Series/PairOfKings "An Ice Girl for Boomer"]] and [[Series/KickinIt "Wax On, Wax Off"]].
* ''ImInTheBand''
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'' in the episode "Weasels on Deck".
** In "Road Tripp", Burger nearly runs someone over, yelling "Skateboard on the sidewalk, [[Series/ZekeAndLuther Zeke!]]".
* ''GoodLuckCharlie''
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''ShakeItUp'' in the episode "Charlie Shakes It Up".
** A direct crossover with ''{{Jessie}}'' in the special "Good Luck Jessie: NYC Christmas".
** The social networking site Buddy Page from "Alley Oops" is also seen in the ''{{Jessie}}'' episode "One Day Wonders".
** Similarly, the iPad parody myTab featured in "Battle of the Bands" is also used in the ''AustinAndAlly'' episode "myTab and My Pet".
** The Hero Rising video game from ''Series/AaronStone'' appears in the episode "Let's Potty".
* ''PairOfKings''
** A {{Red Skies Crossover}} event with ''Series/ZekeAndLuther'' and ''Series/KickinIt''.
* ''Peter Punk''
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''Series/ZekeAndLuther'' in "El Duelo(Con Zeke y Luther)".
* ''ANTFarm''.
** The Hashimoto soda brand from the ''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''
** A {{Red Skies Crossover}} event with ''Series/ZekeAndLuther'' and ''Series/PairOfKings''.
** A 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"
* ''{{Jessie}}''
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''AustinAndAlly'' in the episode "Nanny in Miami" (the second half of the special "Austin & Jessie & Ally All Star New Year")
** A direct crossover with ''GoodLuckCharlie'' in the special "Good Luck Jessie: NYC Christmas".
** "Tempest In A Teacup" features a billboard advertising "[[TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody Tipton]] [[TheSuiteLifeOnDeck Tea]]".
** Arturo Vitalli, [[TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody London Tipton]]'s favorite designer, is referenced in "Trashin' Fashion" and "Say Yes To The Messy Dress".
* ''AustinAndAlly''
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''{{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 which HannahMontana guest judged in "Judge Me Tender".
* ''Series/LabRats''
** A RedSkiesCrossover event with ''Kickin' It'' and ''Mighty Med'' described above.
* ''Series/{{Violetta}}''
** A direct {{Crossover}} with ''Peter Punk'' in "Un beso, una canción".
* ''Series/LivAndMaddie''
** Joey buys [[ANTFarm a Z-Phone 620Q smart-phone]] in "Steal-A-Rooney".
* ''Series/MightyMed''
** A RedSkiesCrossover event with ''Lab Rats'' and ''Kickin' It'' described above.

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* ''Series/CrashAndBernstein''
* ''DogWithABlog''
* ''IDidntDoIt''
* ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'' (Note: Should this series be integrated into the DCLAU, it would incorporate it into [[Main/SharedUniverse a larger crossover universe]], due to [[Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch numerous]] [[Series/StepByStep connections]] [[Series/TeenAngel its]] [[Series/BoyMeetsWorld parent series]] [[FamilyMatters brings]] [[Series/PerfectStrangers in]].)

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[[folder: Shows which are not in the DCLAU (aka Disney Channel independents): ]]

* ''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 ''LizzieMcGuire'', it has not been referenced and has a different format.
* ''PhilOfTheFuture'' - Same as ''LizzieMcGuire'' and ''Series/EvenStevens''.
* ''{{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.
* ''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 [[WizardsOfWaverlyPlace Wheezers Of Waverly Place]], [[ThatsSoRaven That's So Graven]] and [[HannahMontana Nana Montana]].
** "Yeah, well, Chad still believes that {{Miley| Cyrus}} and {{Hannah| Montana}} are two different people."
** "Vision? Who are you, [[ThatsSoRaven Raven]]?"
* ''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.
* Thus far, no series produced prior to ''That's So Raven'' have been connected to the DCLAU. Likewise, no [=DCOMs=] which aren't directly adapted from DCLAU shows have been included in the universe.

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[[folder: Shows and films that are fictional in the Disney Channel Live-Action Universe: ]]

* ''HighSchoolMusical'' - Not in continuity, as it explicitly exists as a film series in the DCLAU.
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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 ''HannahMontana'' episode "Hannah Montana to the Principal's Office", BarackObama is president.
* BiggerBad: Almost all DCLAU Show's have a BigBad, but on Wizard 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 acknowledging 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.
* CashCowFranchise: As the most popular shows on the channel, they get ''quite'' a lot of merchandise.
** The idea and official recognition of a DCLAU seems in part motivated to establish the DCLAU ''itself'' as a (Cash Cow) Franchise, much like the shared universes/franchises of the {{Marvel}} (now incidentally owned by Disney) and {{DC}} franchises (or alterantively, Disney's own "Princess" franchise).
* CelebrityParadox: Subverted. Alyson Stoner and 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 believe that she looks exactly like Ashley Tisdale as [[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 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, 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 ''HannahMontana'' and ''CoryInTheHouse'' and "Weasels On Deck" was a crossover between ''ImInTheBand'' and ''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.
** CommonCrossover:
*** The Sunshine Girls organization appeared in ''ThatsSoRaven'', ''CoryInTheHouse'' and ''HannahMontana''.
*** In the ''ThatsSoRaven'' episode "Checkin' Out", Raven uses a device called a Secretech. The Secretech previously appeared in ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' episode "Forever Plaid", where London used it in class to check her schedule.
*** In the ''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 ''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 SelenaGomez).
* ExecutiveMeddling: Most prominently and visibly, when all of the shows are mandated to have a common theme or plotline to promote said common theme (a "mystery weekend" where all of the shows have plots centered around [[CaptainObvious solving a mystery]] or a "vacation getaway weekend" where all of the shows focus on the main characters [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin getting away on a vacation]]). Don't be surprised if at least one of the shows puts a serious LampshadeHanging on how ridiculous or out of place such a contrived plotline seems, if not a more blatant TakeThat (the Franchise/ScoobyDoo {{ShoutOut}}s on "[[ShakeItUp Whodunnit Up?]]" being a borderline example for the latter).
** The various {{Crossover}}s being another example of Disney Channel Executive Meddling in practice.
** ''SoRandom!'' an example of an entire show being created/{{ReTool}}ed half because of Executive Meddling (the other half due to the departure of ''SonnyWithAChance'' star DemiLovato - really, the executives were just trying their best to salvage the situation)
* FleetingDemographicRule: With few exceptions (presently only ''That's So Raven'' and ''Wizards''), every series has ended at about 65-75 episodes. ''Hannah Montana'' did come very close, though.
** ''Good Luck Charlie'' has been renewed for a fourth (and likely final) season (now the third series to likely reach 100 episodes), potentially indicating that 100 episodes may be the new benchmark.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: It's almost a proud tradition.
* HighConcept: With only one real exception (''Good Luck Charlie''), 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,'' and ''Mighty Med'') are all completely fantastical.
* 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 and so 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, 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 [[BarackObama certain black man]], or according to ''Series/HannahMontana'' and ''Series/AustinAndAlly'', Obama himself.
* RecursiveCanon: Guest appearances and shout outs confirm that every show in the DCLAU is a fictional show in ''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 ''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 and Hannah/Miley.
** {{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). The most of Protagonists are considered Common beauty or Special average, because usually they are cute and [[CoolLoser losers]].
* StudioAudience
* TheWikiRule: Truly without exception, all of the shows have comprehensive Wikia communities.
** The DCLAU (and Disney Channel) ''itself'' has a [[http://disneychannel.wikia.com/wiki/Disney_Channel_Wiki Wiki]], though it's infrequently updated and for the most part defers to the more narrowly-focused Wikis.
* YouLookFamiliar: Due to Disney's practice of rehiring actors, [[TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody Gwen]], [[HannahMontana Mikayla]] and [[WizardsOfWaverlyPlace Alex Russo]] were all played by SelenaGomez, and [[ThatsSoRaven Larry]] and [[WizardsOfWaverlyPlace Justin Russo]] were both played by David Henrie. [[ThatsSoRaven Amber]] and [[TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody London Tipton]] were both played by Brenda Song, [[HannahMontana Rico]] and [[WizardsOfWaverlyPlace Max's conscience]] were both played by Moises Arias, [[CoryInTheHouse Samantha Samuels]] , [[AustinAndAlly Demonica Dixon]] and [[HannahMontana Liza the photographer]] were all played by Lisa Arch, [[ThatsSoRaven Principal Stuckerman]] and [[TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody Herman Spatz]] were both played by Steve Hytner, [[TheSuiteLifeOnDeck Olivia Cabot]] and [[WizardsOfWaverlyPlace Jenny Majorheely]] were both played by Gilland Jones, [[HannahMontana the director in "That's What Friends Are For?"]] and [[ImInTheBand Ash Tyler]] were both played by Stephen Full, [[HannahMontana Mr. Corelli]] and [[ImInTheBand Burger Pitt]] were both played by Greg Baker, [[WizardsOfWaverlyPlace Archie]] and [[ImInTheBand Derek Jupiter]] were both played by Steve Valentine, [[TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody Leah]] and [[HannahMontana the Cracker]] were both played by Jaelin Palmer, [[ThatsSoRaven Betty Jane]] and [[TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody Nia]] were both played by Giovonnie Samuels, [[TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody Max]] and [[ThatsSoRaven Ally Parker]] were both played by Alyson Stoner, and [[ThatsSoRaven Carly]] and [[TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody Agnes]] were both played by Allie Grant. I could go on, but you probably get the point.
** Also applies to animals- for example, Bitsy from "[[ShakeItUp Sweat It Up]]" is also Sweetiepie from "[[GoodLuckCharlie Driving Mrs. Dabney]]".