Disney XD to Present Third Annual 'Pranksgiving' Programming This November
For the third-consecutive year, a cornucopia of prank-themed storylines so plentiful that they merit their own programming event, namely the popular "Pranksgiving," will be presented NOVEMBER 1-30 on Disney XD. Geared towards kids age 6-14, the programming event includes the premiere of an interstitial series created by acclaimed animation producers The Brothers McLeod ("Pedro and Franksheep," BAFTA winners for their work with BBC Learning) and will introduce the comical adventures of one clever turkey outsmarting one unsuspecting pilgrim.
Pranksgiving highlights also include hoax-themed episodes of the series "Lab Rats," "Kickin' It," "Mighty Med," "Kirby Buckets," "Wander Over Yonder" and "Phineas and Ferb"; the premiere of the original-movie "Pants on Fire," starring Bradley Steven Perry ("Mighty Med," "Good Luck Charlie"), Joshua J. Ballard ("Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days") and Tyrel Jackson Williams ("Lab Rats"); and an all-new edition of the hit hidden-camera series "Just Kidding," hosted by multi-talented actor Calum Worthy ("Austin & Ally").
November 2012 was Disney XD's #1 month ever in Primetime in Total Viewers, Kids 6-14, Kids and Boys 6-11 and Kids and Boys 2-11; while 2013 was its #2 month ever among Boys 6-14 and Boys 9-14, and #4 in Total Viewers and Kids 6-14.
Every day throughout the month is a premiere event on WATCHDisneyXD.com and the WATCH Disney XD app for smartphones, tablets and connected TVs. All shows in Disney XD's Pranksgiving and all-new episodes of "Star Wars Rebels" and "Gravity Falls," among others, will be available to verified viewers on WATCH before airing on TV. Also, the newly updated WATCH Prank-A-Tron 5000 game invites kids to pick from a prank-filled library of over 500 sounds from their favorite Disney XD shows, including "Kirby Buckets," "Star Wars Rebels" and "Phineas and Ferb."
Disney XD's "Pranksgiving" schedule is: (all times ET/PT)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1 (9:00 p.m.)
"Just Kidding" - The comedic prank show returns with a new host and executive producer. Popular actor Calum Worthy ("Austin & Ally") will set the stage for kid and tween pranksters to play good-natured tricks on innocent bystanders. Disney XD stars from "Mighty Med" and "Kickin' It" will also guest host with Calum in several shows. New episodes will roll-out Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings throughout the month. TV-Y
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3 (8:30 p.m.)
"Kirby Buckets" - In the episode "The Legend of Prank Williams Jr.," Kirby learns about the most outrageous prank that ever existed and is determined to find a way to replicate it. TV-Y7
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9 (7:00 p.m.)
"Pants on Fire" - Bradley Steven Perry ("Mighty Med," "Good Luck Charlie"), Joshua J. Ballard ("Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days") and Tyrel Jackson Williams ("Lab Rats") star in this Disney XD Original Movie. The comedic, fantastical story introduces 15-year-old Jack Parker as all the lies he's ever told suddenly become real - including a possessive girlfriend, a roving duo of alien body-snatchers, and Mikey, the made-up friend that Jack claims to tutor. Now it's up to Jack and his buddy Ryan to figure out who or what is behind this crazy situation, all while chasing down a plush purple hippo who may hold the key to unlocking this mind-boggler. TV-G
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10 (7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.)
"Mighty Med" - In an episode titled "The Claw Prank Redemption," Gus and Jordan execute a prank war on each other while Skylar asks Oliver to attend a school dance with her. TV-Y7
"Lab Rats" - In an episode titled "Face Off," Bree attempts to play a prank on Adam, but it goes awry right before her big date for the school's winter dance. TV-Y7
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17 (8:00 p.m.)
"Kickin' It" - The episode titled "Kickin' It In The Office" finds Milton finally taking a stand against Jerry's recurring pranks by executing the ultimate prank himself. TV-Y7
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25 (8:30 p.m.)
"Wander Over Yonder" - In an episode titled "The Funk," Lord Hater is taught a lesson after he turns to bullying the universe just to make himself feel better. In "The Enemies," Lord Hater and Sir Brad Starlight team up to fight the one person they hate more than each other, Wander. James Marsden ("Enchanted") reprises his role as Sir Brad Starlight. TV-Y7
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27 (8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.)
"Randy Cunningham Ninth Grade Ninja" - In the episode titled "Shoot first, Ask Questions Later" finds Randy and Howard using Ninja-ing to level the playing field during a game of laser tag. In "Ninjaception," Randy is stuck in a dream-within-a-dream-within-a-dream and now must figure out how to escape the loop. TV-Y7
"Phineas and Ferb" - in "Doof 101," Dr. Doofenshmirtz is sentenced to community service for being evil, and much to his daughter Vanessa's chagrin, he's assigned to teach Science at her high school. Guest starring are Gary Cole as Principal Lang, Josh Gad as Wendell, Danica McKellar as Becky, and Jennifer Grey as Mrs. Pierpont. TV-G
Source: NTI, U.S. ratings, Primetime, November 2012 and November 2013.