via press release:
dISNEY xd returns to the dojo WITH THIRD SEASON OF
TOP-RATED MARTIAL ARTS-INSPIRED SERIES, “KICKIN’ IT,”
premiering monday, april 1
Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas Among Upcoming Guest Stars
The top-rated series about martial arts and friendship, “Kickin’ It,” returns for a third season MONDAY, APRIL 1 (8:30 – 9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney😄. Kicking it up a notch, the new season will include a special guest appearance by two-time Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas and will continue to follow the Bobby Wasabi crew as they face bigger opponents, embark on new challenges, and set their sights higher than ever before as they learn more about themselves and one another.
In the premiere episode, “Spyfall,” a government agent mistakenly identifies Phil as an international spy whose target is a visiting prince. Jack takes on the role of a secret agent, making it his mission to thwart the real spy.
Beginning April 1, DisneyXD.com will launch a collection of martial arts-themed mini-games, “Kickin’ It: Ninja Warrior Training,” so players can be a part of the Bobby Wasabi dojo and train with Jack to become a Wasabi Warrior and earn a black belt.
One of Disney😄’s highest rated series since its June 2011 premiere, “Kickin’ It” was created by Emmy-nominated Jim O’Doherty (“Grounded for Life,” “3rd Rock from the Sun”) and executive-produced by O’Doherty and J.J. Wall (“Til Death,” “Brothers”). The series stars Jason Earles as Rudy, black-belt martial artist Leo Howard as Jack, Mateo Arias as Jerry, Dylan Riley Snyder as Milton and Olivia Holt as Kim.
“Kickin’ It” is a production of 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.