Phil of the Future is an American sitcom that originally aired on Disney Channel from June 18, 2004 to August 19, 2006 for a total of two seasons. The series was created by Tim Maile and Douglas Tuber and produced by 2121 Productions, a part of Brookwell McNamara Entertainment. It follows a family from the future that gets stranded in the 21st century when their time machine breaks down. The series returned to the US on May 9, 2013 as part of Disney Channel: Throwback Thursday. It also currently airs in select countries such as Canada (Family Channel).
While on a time travel vacation, teenager Phil Diffy and his seemingly average family from the year 2121 get stranded in Pickford, California in the present day (2004 at the start of the series). While waiting to return home, the Diffys struggle to keep their actual identities secret, while Phil and his incorrigible little sister Pim, adjust to a new home. Phil finds a trusted friend and neighbor Keely Teslow, and together they navigate their school campus, grappling with the same thing that teenagers from all time/space's must face — fitting in.
The first season focuses around the Diffy family's attempt to fit into the society of 2004 and to repair the time machine to return to 2121. Vice Principal Neil Hackett attempted to discover that the family is from the future. Fortunately for the Diffy family though, Hackett failed.