Disney Channel
Original Series
Studio: Disney Channel

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.

Sydney to the Max Episode List

Season 3
Episode Date Title Description
21 11/26/2021 Any Given Sunday Brunch When Sydney and another congregation member offer to throw the after-church Sunday brunch at the same and time, a competition ensues.
20 11/19/2021 Pie Hard When Lexi makes their family’s recipe for their famous sweet potato praline pie, Sydney tries her hand at carrying on the family tradition but misses the mark and her mom.
19 11/12/2021 Praise Your Voice When Lexi volunteers Syd to sing at church for Youth Day, Sydney starts to wonder if she can pull off singing gospel music. In the ’90s, Max encourages Alisha to perform at open mic night.
18 11/5/2021 My Cousin Lexi Sydney is over the moon when her spunky 7-year-old cousin, Lexi, moves in with the Reynolds for the summer.
17 10/29/2021 Family Buy When the Reynolds receive a sum of money, no one can agree on what to buy. Sydney finds herself in the middle of what her dad and Grandma Judy want.
16 10/22/2021 Honey, You Shrunk The Fit When Sydney is asked to represent a popular clothing line on social media, she struggles with their “one size fits all” mold. In the ’90s, Max enlists Leo to help him get buff to impress Alisha.
15 10/15/2021 Jingled Out When Max hires Sydney to write a jingle for Reynolds Rides, she learns it’s not easy to be both a daughter and an employee.
14 10/8/2021 The Hunt for the Rad October Sydney and her friends are excited about Halloween and their peanut butter and jelly group costume until they discover they are the only eighth-graders in costumes at school.
13 6/25/2021 A Crush Of Their Own A middle schooler and her protective single father learn they have more in common than they realize.
12 6/18/2021 Cool Intentions Sydney is ecstatic when Max leaves town and her Grandma Judy is left in charge.
11 6/11/2021 Do the Write Thing Syd suspects her teacher has assigned everyone in her class historical figures based on their race.
10 6/4/2021 What’s Eating Olive Rozalski? Max, Syd and Grandma Judy talk with Olive about how they’ve coped with divorce in their family.
9 5/14/2021 Man! I Feel Like a Genius A middle schooler and her protective single father learn they have more in common than they realize.
8 5/7/2021 The Bat Mitzvah Planner A middle schooler and her protective single father learn they have more in common than they realize.
7 4/30/2021 The Hair Switch Project A middle schooler and her protective single father learn they have more in common than they realize.
6 4/23/2021 My Own First Enemies Sydney decides to post one of her songs online to expand her audience.
5 4/16/2021 Boy Story Sydney is having trouble balancing all her friends, activities and school work.
4 4/9/2021 Three Amigas and a Harry Syd wants the amigas to become closer friends with Harry, but she puts too much pressure on herself.
3 4/2/2021 He’s All That Harry is moving back to Portland and Sydney struggles with the idea of a long distance relationship.
2 3/26/2021 A Few Good Mentors As part of a yearly tradition, Syd and Olive get paired with two sixth graders to mentor.
1 3/19/2021 Tearin’ Up My Room Syd returns home from music camp feeling more mature and independent.
Season 2
Episode Date Title Description
21 8/21/2020 Thirteen Candles Sydney is turning 13 and sets out to plan a sophisticated birthday party. Her plans remind Max of when he tried to organize his own surprise party for his thirteenth birthday back in the 90s.
20 8/14/2020 Look Who’s Rocking Grandma Judy gets to meet her favorite rock star, Davey Rogers.
19 8/7/2020 When Harry Met Sydney Syd finds out her childhood best friend, Harry, is moving back to Portland. When Olive meets Harry, she thinks Harry is the perfect match for Sydney.
18 7/24/2020 The Big Rozalski In trying to help Olive stand up to her brothers, Sydney learns sibling dynamics are more complicated than she thought.
17 7/17/2020 Rock the Float Syd, Olive, Sophia, and Emmy are excited that their design for the float honoring brave women was chosen for the annual Portland Parade, but she must come to grips when the girls and their mothers begin to disagree with each other.
16 6/26/2020 Sing It On Sydney really wants to attend a Rock ‘n Roll summer camp but doesn’t know how to tell her dad, especially since he just started a songwriter’s night at the shop’s café so she could work on her music.
15 6/19/2020 My Best Friends’ Ending Sydney hosts a slumber party with all of her friends, but the night takes a turn when a group selfie sparks a fight among Emmy and Sophia, and they must help them reconcile.
14 6/12/2020 Bummer Rental On the Fourth of July weekend, Max surprises Sydney, Olive and Sophia by renting the lake cabin where he spent his best summer in as a kid.
13 6/5/2020 Crush Hour On the last day of school, Syd reads through all the notes in her yearbook, and notices an anonymous note from someone confessing that they have a crush on her.
12 6/4/2020 What’s My Grade Again With only one month left in seventh grade, Sydney and most of the four amigas are excited, but there’s a hiccup when the girls learn that Emmy is failing history and might not pass.
11 6/3/2020 Slurping with the Enemy Max is worried when a new smoothie shop creates competition for Reynolds Rides with their new flamingo drink.
10 6/2/2020 Boy Meets Dad Max is excited to be honored with The Heart of Portland award for his philanthropic work. But things go awry when Max’s dad, who he’s not on the best terms with, comes to visit.
9 6/1/2020 The Lunch Club Sydney feels torn between spending time with her friends and her fencing teammates. Can she be friends with both groups … or will she have to choose one?
8 4/10/2020 Mrs. Harris’ Opus When Sydney and Olive accidentally destroy a very popular exhibit at the museum, their teacher Mrs. Harris is deemed at fault and in jeopardy of losing her job. The girls devise a plan to convince VP Virmani not to fire Mrs. Harris.
7 4/3/2020 Baby One More Rhyme Sydney enters a songwriting contest for a pop singer, and finds out the producers at his record company want to drastically change her song.
6 3/27/2020 Girlz II Women Sydney gets her first period, and when she has an accident at school, she’s too upset and wants to sit out her bass solo at the school concert.
5 3/26/2020 Going the Green Mile In an effort to save the planet, Sydney and her friends stage a student protest to convince the cafeteria to go green. Back in the ’90s, Max and Leo fight to keep their school from getting rid of the junk food in the vending machine.
4 3/25/2020 Night Not At The Museum Max is fed up with Sydney missing her curfew multiple times and grounds her right before the one-night-only Pop-Up cake museum that all of her friends are attending.
3 3/24/2020 Sister Pact Sydney and her friends make a pact to go to the dance together without dates. Max recalls his first school dance when Leo and his Mom gave him tips on how to ask a girl to be his date.
2 3/23/2020 Father Of The Bribe Sydney is excited when she makes the school’s first girls fencing team. But when she learns her dad helped Coach Carlock, Sydney fears she may have gotten on the team for the wrong reason.
1 12/13/2019 How the Syd Stole Christmas How the Syd Stole Christmas was the 1st episode of season 2 of Sydney to the Max. In the present day of the episode, Sydney who is played by (Ruth Righi) rediscovers her love for Christmas after her mother passed away. in the past day, Max who is portrayed by (Jackson Dollinger) decided to take his early Christmas present to school. It was all fun and showing off, until Pete, who is played by (Arjun Sriram) decided to steal the jacket.
Season 1
Episode Date Title Description
21 7/23/2019 How Sydney Got Her Phone Back When a cell phone ban policy during school hours goes up for a vote, Sydney is sure her dad, who’s on the Parent School Committee, will vote against it.
20 7/23/2019 Dancin’ the Vida Loca When Sydney struggles with ballet, something her mom was great at, she starts to feel like she’s losing touch of her mom.
19 7/16/2019 Mo’ Grandmas, Mo’ Problems When Grandma Maya comes to visit, Sydney loves spending time with her so much that Grandma Judy feels a little left out.
18 7/16/2019 Nightmare on Syd Street When something embarrassing happens to Sydney at school, she barricades herself in her bedroom and ends up watching old VHS tapes of Max when he was a kid. Sydney eventually falls asleep and dreams that she’s in the 90s.
17 7/9/2019 Never Been Pierced Grandma Judy’s feelings are a little hurt when Sydney gets her ears pierced on an outing with Mrs. Harris.
16 7/2/2019 Nuthin’ but a Dance Thang Syd thinks she’s too old for the father-daughter dance, but she’s afraid to hurt Dad’s feelings. Young Max is bummed when his dad isn’t around for a father-son event.
15 6/25/2019 There’s Something About Zach When Max realizes he needs an extra hand at the bike shop smoothie station, Sydney and Olive convince him to hire their crush, Zach.
14 6/18/2019 As Bad as She Gets Sydney surprises her dad Max for his birthday by inviting his childhood best friend Leo and his son to visit from San Francisco.
13 4/26/2019 Dude, Where’s My Car Wash Money? When Olive becomes class treasurer and accidentally loses the money for the ice cream truck she promised her class, Syd helps her get it back. Young Max offers to accompany his mom to a wedding but does not know how to dance.
12 4/19/2019 Little Shop of Reynolds Sydney and Olive decide to help Max at the bike shop’s biggest sale of the year. When Leo’s dad hires a girl to work at the arcade, Max and Leo compete to see who can impress her the most.
11 4/12/2019 Can’t Hardly Date Sydney thinks her dad might be lonely, so she encourages him to start dating again. When Young Max breaks his skateboard again, Mom makes him earn money to buy a replacement.
10 4/5/2019 Caved & Confused Judy enlists Grandma Judy to help her redesign the basement into their very own “girl cave.” Max starts to feel left out when Sydney cancels their plans together to throw a 50s-themed party with her friends to celebrate her new space.
9 3/29/2019 The Lyin’ King Sydney and Olive’s bond is tested when they both become friends with the new girl but try to keep the friendship a secret from one another.
8 3/22/2019 You’ve Got Female Sydney organizes a school protest for clubs to be more inclusive of women. Young Max befriends a skater girl but is conflicted because the Dog Boys don’t allow girls in their crew.
7 3/15/2019 Good Grade Hunting Sydney is baffled when she can’t seem to get an A in her poetry class even though her dad got A’s in his class—and they have the same teacher, Mrs. Harris.
6 3/8/2019 I Know What You Did Last Sleepover Sydney and Olive are so excited for their weeklong sleepover but quickly learn being together 24/7 has its challenges. Max recalls when he and Leo had a fight about Max constantly forgetting his job responsibilities at the arcade.
5 3/1/2019 Shaved by the Bell Sydney is invited to a pool party but is self-conscious her legs are too hairy and contemplates shaving. Her predicament reminds her dad Max when he was eager to start shaving to prove his manhood.
4 2/22/2019 Adventures in Babe-Sitting Sydney and Olive struggle with their babysitting business when the little kid they’re hired to watch happens to be the brother of one of the most popular kids in their class.
3 2/8/2019 The Parent Track Max tracks Sydney’s phone after he suspects she snuck out to a concert with Olive against his wishes. His parenting dilemma reminds him of his childhood when his mom paged him on his beeper incessantly to track his whereabouts.
2 2/1/2019 Who Let the Dogs In Sydney wants to adopt a dog, but Max doesn’t think she’s ready for that responsibility. A flashback to young Max reveals he also wanted a dog, but his mom gave him a pet turtle instead.
1 1/25/2019 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.

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