Twin-A-Rooney is the first episode in of Liv and Maddie. It first aired in the United States on July 19, 2013 after the Disney Channel Original Movie, Teen Beach Movie. The episode is the pilot episode of the series. It received 5.8 million total viewers, which is the second highest ratings in show preview history.
In the preview episode, twin sisters Liv and Maddie at long last reunite when Liv returns home to Wisconsin after starring for four years in a hit musical television show, Sing it Loud, in Hollywood and she brings her boyfriend Jacob home with her. The Rooney sisters quickly realize their polar opposite personalities put their unbreakable twin bond to the test. While their parents play referee between Liv; a cool, confident, social butterfly who loves to sing, and Maddie; a smart, athletic, high school basketball star who opts for high tops over high heels, brothers Joey and Parker seize the opportunity to capitalize on the chaos and get away with as much as they can. This episode introduces Jacob Mitchell Liv's boyfriend.
The episode begins with Maddie freaking out over Liv coming back home from Hollywood while setting up the decorations for her homecoming. Maddie is very frantic and even yells at Joey and Parker for eating Liv's favorite dip. Karen confronts her about it, asking her if she's freaking out since Liv is coming home, to which Maddie denies. But in a confessional, Maddie confesses that she really is freaking out. The scene soon switches over to Liv who is standing outside the Rooney home, giving a farewell to the paparazzi before she goes into the house. In a confessional, Liv explains how she is coming home since Sing It Loud! ended and she misses her family. Liv soon enters the house, squealing as she runs to Maddie and hugs her. After Liv embraces with each of her family members, she introduces her boyfriend Jacob who came home with her and everyone knew who he was because they saw Country Life in theaters before and they had trouble remembering him. The next day in school Jacob was starting at his new school Ridgewood and Willow walks around the corner and introduces herself to Jacob. After the bell rings for lunch he sits with his girlfriend and Maddie who asks him how his first day at Ridgewood was going and he told her it was going so far, but his classmates all knew who he was even the teachers knew and he said he wants to be a normal kid and asks when the school dance is and said it was tonight. During the rest of the day Diggie and Jacob accidently ran into each other and Jacob apologized to him for it and Diggie said it was okay and said that he knows about him and Liv dating.