Zendaya to Star in Disney Channel's Spy-Comedy Series K.C. UNDERCOVER, Premiering 1/18

Multi-talented actress and recording artist Zendaya (ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," Disney Channel's long-running hit "Shake It Up") stars in and also co-produces "K.C. Undercover," a live-action spy-comedy series for kids, tweens and families, premiering SUNDAY, JANUARY 18 (8:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. The premiere episode will be available on WATCH Disney Channel at midnight THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, allowing both verified and new WATCH Disney platform users to watch via their desktop, mobile and connected TV devices that day. The series was created by Corinne Marshall "Surviving Jack," "Suburgatory" and is executive-produced by Rob Lotterstein ("Shake It Up").

Zendaya stars as K.C. Cooper, a high school math whiz and karate black-belt who learns that her parents are spies when they recruit her to join them in the secret government agency, The Organization. While she now has the latest spy gadgets at her disposal, K.C. has a lot to learn about being a spy, including keeping her new gig a secret from her best friend Marisa. Together, K.C. and her parents, Craig and Kira, and her younger siblings, Ernie and Judy (a humanoid robot), try to balance everyday family life while on undercover missions, near and far, to save the world.

Also starring are: Kadeem Hardison ("Static Shock," "A Different World") and Tammy Townsend ("The Client List") as K.C.'s tough but loveable parents, Craig and Kira Cooper; Kamil McFadden as somewhat clumsy but effective computer genius, Ernie; Trinitee Stokes as Judy, the youngest of the Cooper family who is actually a sophisticated humanoid robot posing as a precocious 10-year-old girl; and Veronica Dunne as K.C.'s outgoing best friend, Marisa.

In the premiere episode, K.C. takes on her first undercover assignment, which coincides with her school dance. The mission: apprehend an enemy teen spy and recover the code for a virus designed to render every mobile device useless.

Upcoming guest stars include: Bella Thorne ("Blended," "Shake It Up"), Trevor Jackson ("Eureka," "Let It Shine") and Ross Butler ("Teen Beach Movie 2"), as well as Telma Hopkins ("Partners," "Half & Half"), Roz Ryan ("The Rickey Smiley Show," "Amen"), Charlie Robinson ("Heart of Dixie," "The Game"), Diane Delano ("Days of Our Lives") and comedian/actress Cocoa Brown ("The Single Moms Club").

The multi-platform schedule includes the following:

Thursday, January 1
Premiere episode will be available to all viewers - verified and non-verified - on WATCHDisneyChannel.com and the WATCH Disney Channel app on New Year's Day.

Monday, January 5
Kids and families are invited to visit DisneyChannel.com/KCUndercover to play the new "K.C. Undercover" game.

Tuesday, January 13
The series' theme song, "Keep it Undercover," performed by Zendaya and written/produced by Andrew Love, Joacim Persson and Johan Alkenas, will be available via digital retailers through Walt Disney Records.

"K.C. Undercover" is a production of It's A Laugh Productions, Inc. and carries a TV-G parental guideline.

Disney Channel is a 24-hour kid-driven, family-inclusive television network that taps into the world of kids and families through original series and movies. Currently available on basic cable in over 96 million U.S. homes and to millions of other viewers on Disney Channels around the world, Disney Channel is part of the Disney ABC Television Group.

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