Disney XD's Summer Programming
Disney XD is giving kids tons of action-packed reasons to say indoors this summer with the network's most ambitious programming slate yet. The young, male-driven network will unveil a slew of series and specials this season including Marvel's Avengers Assemble, premiering Sunday July 7, and Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., premiering Sunday, Aug. 11. The network has also partnered with the X Games for four separate specials, airing nightly July 22-25. All of the "Non-Stop Summer" fun officially makes a splash on Monday, June 17. Here are the highlights:
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And you thought your high school was rough? How about one with an evil 800-year-old sorcerer trapped in the basement dungeon who uses a foul-smelling gas to turn students into monsters? That's the challenge facing the exuberant hero of Disney XD's new animated comedy series Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja, which has its official premiere Monday, Sept. 17 at 7/6c. (The show will air Mondays through Thursdays at 7/6c.)
9th Grade Ninja
Who knew Jean-Ralphio had so many stealth moves up his sleeves? Ben Schwartz, probably best known as the self-proclaimed baller on Parks and Recreation, voices the lead character on Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja, a new animated comedy set to debut next month on Disney XD.
In Randy Cunningham, Schwartz plays a high school freshman who discovers the "NinjaNomicon," a super human ninja suit. Now Randy, with the help of his best friend Howard, must battle evil while navigating high school and keeping his secret identity a secret.