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Sydney to the Max Heading to Disney Channel

There’s a new show in town! Disney Channel will debut Sydney to the Max on Friday and it’s looking like it will be a pretty sweet father/daughter, mother/son show! 

Single dad Max, who is raising his daughter in his childhood home (with his mom, who also lives there) is trying to be the best dad he can be for his middle-school daughter. But his mom reminds him (through the show’s use of flashbacks) what it was like to be 13.

It’s a super cute premise for a show and as the youngest of three girls, it warms my heart to see a father/daughter duo on the big screen. Dads are awesome!

I’m also excited to see Caroline Rhea who I always enjoy and I think she will be hilarious in the show. She plays both mom to young Max in flashbacks and grandma to Sydney in the present.

Sydney to the Max Poster

Watch Sydney to the Max on Disney Channel

Sydney to the Max debuts this Friday, January 25th at 8:30PM ET on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW and will continue on in the Friday night time slot. The show is geared for kids ages 6-14 and families.


Synopsis: Sydney to the Max revolves around 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. Grandma, full of both parental wisdom and wisecracks, has a razor-sharp memory that proves 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.

Sydney to the Max Trailer:

Our family has a soft spot for Disney Channel shows. In fact, when ever we visit Walt Disney World, our non-park wind down hours are often spent all piled in the beds watching Disney Channel. I’m excited to have a new option!

In the premiere episode, “Can’t Dye This,” Sydney wants to radically change up her hairstyle for the first day of 7th grade. Her dad Max is resistant, but with Olive’s help, Sydney takes matters into her own hands.

Oscar with Sydney to the Max Coloring Book

This spoke to me in particular because my oldest will be 10 this weekend and just talked us into dyeing his hair last week! I’m all about fun stuff like this but we still took some convincing.

I can’t wait to see how Max handles it.

Caroline Rhea Sydney to the Max

Sydney to the Max Giveaway

To celebrate this fun new show, Disney Channel is giving away this retro prize pack! They sent one to us as well and before you think it’s just for kids, I’m totally claiming that water bottle and the reusable grocery bag.

I mean, can you ever have too many?

Sydney to the max giveaway prize

One winner will receive the following prizes: 

  • Disney Channel tote bag
  • Disney Channel sunglasses
  • Sydney to the Max metal water bottle
  • Disney Channel branded fanny pack
  • Sydney to the Max retro telephone headset (that connect to cell phones!)
  • Sydney to the Max branded coloring book with Disney Channel colored pencils

To enter: Just leave a comment on this post and let me know if you’ll be watching! That’s it folks! One winner will be randomly selected from the comments and notified via email. US entries only and age 18+ please. Entries accepted until 11:59pmET on January 31, 2019. Good luck!

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Deanna Turner

Thursday 31st of January 2019

We will be watching.

Leslie Davis

Thursday 31st of January 2019

I don't have cable so can't.

Anita Jude

Thursday 31st of January 2019

yes i am going to watch with the grandkids when they come over

Shannon Baas

Thursday 31st of January 2019

I'll watch.

Serena P

Thursday 31st of January 2019

I watch with my daughter

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