Disney XD to Air Finale of Emmy-Winning Series GRAVITY FALLS, 2/15
Disney's Emmy Award-winning animated series GRAVITY FALLS reaches its final showdown in the highly anticipated one-hour finale episode on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15 (7:00 p.m. EST) on Disney XD. In the episode titled "Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back The Falls," Ford discovers Bill's true motives and then a final confrontation with Bill leads to the Pines family's ultimate fate and greatest sacrifice. Starring Jason Ritter ("Parenthood") as Dipper and Kristen Schaal ("The Last Man on Earth") as Mabel, the animated adventure-comedy series was created and is executive-produced by Alex Hirsch. The series will continue to be presented daily on Disney XD and Disney Channels around the world.
Disney Publishing will release the official "Gravity Falls: Journal 3," a book that appears within the TV series and is an integral part of the "Gravity Falls" story, in July 2016.
A half-hour program introducing exclusive facts about the series, featuring special commentary from Hirsch and hosted by "Gravity Falls" character Time Baby, will air MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8 (8:00 p.m. EST) on Disney XD.
Disney XD will present a 68-hour marathon beginning FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12 (11:00 p.m. EST). Additionally, the new interactive game "Gravity Falls: Take Back The Falls" allowing players to help Dipper and Mabel save the world, will launch on WATCH Disney XD in mid-February.
Since its premiere in June 2012, "Gravity Falls" has captivated millions of kids and families with its comedic storytelling, unique mysteries and beloved characters. In the U.S., it is the #1 series in Disney XD's history in Total Viewers and all target kid and boy demographics, and accounts for the network's Top 10 regular animated-series telecasts of all time in Kids 6-11 and the Top 6 in Boys 6-11. In addition to two Emmy Awards, the series won this year's Children's British Academy of Film and Television Award (BAFTA) and has garnered two Annie Awards.
Inspired by Hirsch's real-life adventures with his twin sister, "Gravity Falls" follows twin brother and sister Dipper and Mabel Pines on an adventure of a lifetime when they spend the summer with their great uncle, Grunkle Stan, in the mysterious town of Gravity Falls, Oregon.
In addition to Ritter and Schaal, "Gravity Falls" stars Hirsch as Grunkle Stan and Soos, and Linda Cardellini as Wendy. The recurring cast includes J.K. Simmons as Ford, Will Forte as Tyler the Cute Biker, Jennifer Coolidge as Lazy Susan, Stephen Root as Bud Gleeful, T.J. Miller as Robbie, Gregg Turkington as Toby Determined, Kevin Michael Richardson as Sheriff Blubs, Keith Ferguson as Deputy Durland and Thurop Van Orman as Li'l Gideon Gleeful. Renowned guest stars throughout the series' two seasons have included Neil deGrasse Tyson, Nick Offerman, Larry King, Nathan Fillion, Alfred Molina, Patton Oswalt, Lance Bass, Coolio and John Oliver.
"Gravity Falls" is produced by Disney Television Animation, and carries a TV-Y7 parental guideline.
Disney XD is a basic cable channel and multi-platform brand showcasing a compelling mix of live-action and animated programming for kids age 6-11, hyper-targeting boys and transporting them into worlds full of humor, unexpected fun and inspiring action-filled adventures. Disney XD-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 XD is seen on a 24-hour, advertiser supported network that reaches over 80 million households via its basic cable and satellite affiliates. In total, there are 31 Disney XD channels available in 25 languages around the world.
[Source: NTI, U.S. ratings, Disney XD/Toon Disney]