Disney Channel’s “Sydney to the Max” Premiering on Friday + GIVEAWAY

By Shannon Gurnee
In DVD Reviews
January 24, 2019

A big thank you to the Disney Channel for sending this fun promo pack in celebration of “Sydney to the Max.”

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Do you enjoy watching comedies as a family together? If so, you won’t want to miss the premiere of “Sydney to the Max” on Friday, January 25th at 8:30 pm ET! The series is centered around outgoing middle schooler Sydney Reynolds, her single dad Max and her progressive grandmother Judy – three generations under one roof. Series flashbacks to a young Max and his best friend Leo in the ’90s parallel the “growing pains” that Ruth and her best friend Ava face in present day. At its heart, “Sydney to the Max” is about tackling adolescence with humor and understanding and learning that, despite growing up generations apart, parents and kids often have more in common than either realizes.

Families will enjoy watching this sentimental comedy together! Whether it’s standing up for gender equality, deciding when or if to shave or the responsibilities that come with owning a pet, young viewers will relate to the real-life situations Ruth and young Max have to tackle. And parents who grew up in the ’90s and watched Caroline Rhea play Aunt Hilda on “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” will love the major nostalgia factor to the show!

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Friday, January 25th (8:30 pm, ET/PT) on Disney Channel, in the DisneyNOW app and Disney Channel VOD


Set in the present day with flashbacks to the 1990s, the heartwarming and sentimental live-action comedy revolves around outgoing middle schooler Sydney Reynolds who lives with her single dad Max in the house he grew up in, along with her progressive grandmother Judy — three generations under one roof. As Sydney’s preteen pursuits begin to expand with unexpected and funny twists, Max tries to get a better sense of the guidance, perspective and support she needs. Judy lends her wisdom and wisecracks to both granddaughter and son and has a razor-sharp memory that Max’s own teenage antics parallel Sydney’s. Flashback scenes to a young Max and his best friend Leo juxtapose the funny predicaments invented by Sydney and her vivacious friend Olive.

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  • Ruth Righi as Sydney Reynolds
  • Ian Reed Kesler as Max Reynolds
  • Caroline Rhea as Mom and Grandma Judy
  • Jackson Dollinger as young Max Reynolds
  • Christian J. Simon as Leo
  • Ava Kolker as Olive

Created by Mark Reisman

Executive Producer: Mark Reisman

Co-Executive Producer: Denise Moss

Production Company: It’s A Laugh Productions, Inc.

Theme Song: “Stay The Same” (Written and Produced by Kay Hanley (ASCAP), Michelle Lewis (ASCAP), and Dan Petty (BMI); Performed by Ruth Righi and Dan Conklin)

Parental Guideline: TV-G

Don’t miss the season premiere of “Sydney to the Max” on Friday, January 25th at 8:30 pm ET/PT!


1 lucky winner will receive a “Sydney to the Max” tote bag filled with goodies, including the following:

  • Disney Channel tote bag
  • Disney Channel sunglasses
  • Disney Channel branded fanny packs
  • Sydney to the Max retro telephone headsets (that connect to cell phones!)
  • Sydney to the Max branded coloring books with Disney Channel colored pencils


Who will you be watching the season premiere of “Sydney to the Max” with?



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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

12 Responses to “Disney Channel’s “Sydney to the Max” Premiering on Friday + GIVEAWAY”

  1. mami2jcn says:

    I’d like to watch it with my daughter.

  2. Jessica To says:

    I would watch this with my son.

  3. Edye says:

    My mom and I would love it!

  4. Marci says:

    My daughter would enjoy it!

  5. Heather Dawn says:

    I would watch it with my older boys.

  6. cyndi br says:

    I would watch with the kids

  7. kelly tupick says:

    I would like to watch it with my niece and my sister.

  8. Elaine Lund says:

    I would watch this with niece!

  9. Ken Ohl says:

    I would watch this with my wife and little niece

  10. Antoinette M says:

    I would watch with my daughter!

  11. Vickie Couturier says:

    my older and younger grandkids would love watching this at my house

  12. Terra L Heck says:

    This would be a great show to watch with my 12 yoa granddaughter and I’ve always been a fan of Caroline Rhea. Thanks.

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