via press release:
dISNEY xd PICKS UP A THIRD SEASON OF TOP-RATED
MARTIAL ARTS-INSPIRED SERIES, “KICKIN’ IT”
Disney😄 kicks into high gear and orders a third season of the top-rated comedy series “Kickin’ It,” it was announced today by Adam Bonnett, Senior Vice President, Original Programming, Disney Channels Worldwide. Season Three of the popular series will follow the crew of lovable misfits at Bobby Wasabi Martial Arts Academy as they embark on new adventures outside the dojo. Production resumes in Hollywood in January.
“Disney😄 viewers have clearly connected with this series about friendship and martial arts,” said Bonnett. “We look forward to telling more stories in Season Three, where our characters use their martial arts knowledge and skills out in the world, taking their ‘mojo’ out of the dojo!”
Created by Emmy-nominated Jim O’Doherty (“Grounded for Life,” “3rd Rock from the Sun”) and executive produced by J.J. Wall (“Til Death,” “Brothers”) and O’Doherty, the series stars Jason Earles, black-belt martial artist Leo Howard, Mateo Arias, Dylan Riley Snyder and Olivia Holt.
Beginning today, and airing every consecutive Monday in November during the 7:30 p.m. ET/PT telecast, as part of a Nintendo Wii U sponsorship on Disney😄, the cast of “Kickin’ It” and the cast of Disney Channel’s “Jessie” will be featured in a series of interstitials, going head to head in a Wii U showdown.
New episodes of “Kickin’ It” air Monday nights on Disney😄. The series is produced by It’s A Laugh Productions, Inc. and carries a TV-Y7 parental guideline.
Disney😄 is a basic cable channel and multi-platform brand showcasing a compelling mix of live-action and animated programming for Kids age 6-14, hyper-targeting boys and their quest for discovery, accomplishment, sports, adventure and humor. Disney😄 branded content spans television, online, mobile and VOD platforms. The programming includes series, movies and short-form, as well as sports-themed programming developed with ESPN. In the U.S., Disney😄 is seen on a 24-hour, advertiser supported network that reaches over 78 million households via its basic cable and satellite affiliates. Disney😄 channels are in the UK, France, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Greece, Turkey, Latin America, Japan, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and The Netherlands among other countries.