[06/29/11 - 03:26 PM]
Disney Channel and Disney XD Celebrate "Sizzlin' Summer" With A Two-Night Premiere Event, Sunday, July 24 and Monday, July 25
"Wizards of Waverly Place," "Shake It Up," "Good Luck Charlie," "Kick Buttowski - Suburban Daredevil," "Pair of Kings," "Kickin' It" and "Zeke and Luther" are among the featured series.

[via press release from Disney Channel]


Lineup Includes New Heat-Themed Episodes of "Wizards of Waverly Place," "Shake It Up," "Good Luck Charlie," "Kick Buttowski - Suburban Daredevil," "Pair of Kings," "Kickin' It" and "Zeke and Luther"

Disney Channel and Disney XD salute summer with two nights of premieres dedicated to soaring temperatures and fun in the sun. On SUNDAY, JULY 24 (7:30 - 9:00 p.m., ET/PT), Disney Channel heads to the shores for a special "Sizzlin' Summer Sunday" with new beach-themed episodes of "Wizards of Waverly Place," "Shake It Up" and "Good Luck Charlie." On MONDAY, JULY 25 (7:30 - 9:30 p.m., ET/PT), a heat wave hits Disney XD for a "Sizzlin' Summer Monday" featuring new episodes of "Kick Buttowski - Suburban Daredevil," "Pair of Kings," "Kickin' It" and "Zeke and Luther."

On Sunday, July 3 (7:15 p.m., ET/PT.), Disney XD will premiere the music video for its summer anthem, "We Burnin' Up," co-written by Adam Hicks ("Zeke and Luther," "Lemonade Mouth") and performed by Hicks and Chris Brochu ("Lemonade Mouth"). The music video was directed by James Larese of Syndrome, whose credits include music videos for Alicia Keys and Ke$ha.

Beginning Tuesday, July 12, fans can escape the heat with DisneyXD.com's first multi-series online game, "Summer Balloon Battle Royale." Players compete as popular XD personas Perry ("Phineas and Ferb"), Kick ("Kick Buttowski - Suburban Daredevil,"), Jack ("Kickin' It"), Brady ("Pair of Kings") or Zeke ("Zeke and Luther") to try and pop all the opponents' balloons and remain the last one standing. Players must pass all five different levels relating to the hit series -- Agent P's Lair, Mellowbrook Park, Bobbi Wasabi Dojo, Island Paradise and Riot Skate Park.

The schedule is as follows:

Sunday, July 24 (All times ET/PT)


7:30 p.m. -- "Wizards of Waverly Place"

"Misfortune at the Beach" -- Alex, Justin and Max ignore their father's warning and decide to get their fortunes from a machine on the beach, even though the fortunes actually come true for Wizards. The trio is shocked when Alex's fortune tells her to say goodbye to her life. In order to reverse the misfortune, Zelzar the fortune teller convinces Alex to let him out to spend a day at the beach.

8:00 p.m. - "Shake It Up"

"Break It Up" - CeCe, Rocky, Flynn, Deuce and Ty head to Lake Whitehead for a week-long summer vacation. CeCe tries to get Rocky to enjoy her summer break, and during a game of truth or dare, Rocky jumps into the lake and winds up in the hospital with an injured foot, leaving the gang wondering if she'll ever be able to dance again. Meanwhile, Gunther and Tinka's family coincidentally rent a house next door and try to help Flynn overcome his fear of the Lake Monster.

8:30 p.m. - "Good Luck Charlie"

"Sun Show, Part 1" - In the first installment of a two-part new episode, it's Bob and Amy's 20th wedding anniversary, and to everyone's surprise, the usually stingy Bob surprises the entire family with a trip to Hawaii. Unbeknownst to them, the trip is complimentary if Bob attends a day-long seminar as part of a time share presentation. Upon arrival, Teddy wants to get surfing lessons from the cute instructor Kai (Boo Boo Stewart), and PJ and Gabe go on a helicopter ride with a scarily unpredictable pilot. Meanwhile, Amy ignores the advice of a local and is cursed when she steps on forbidden sacred ground, as Bob keeps trying to dodge the seminar.

Directly following the premiere on-air, "Sun Show, Part 2," the continuation of the two-part "Good Luck Charlie" episode, will become available on Disneychannel.com/Charlie.

Monday, July 25 (All times ET/PT)


7:30 p.m. -- "Kick Buttowski - Suburban Daredevil"

"Pool Daze" - During a heat wave, Kick and his friends head to the Mellowbrook Community pool. But when lifeguards Shannon (Joanna Garcia) and Brad force Kick and his friends to stay in the kiddie pool, Kick leads his friends in a battle for freedom and fun.

8:00 p.m. -- "Pair of Kings"

"An Ice Girl For Boomer" -- During a heat wave, Brady and Boomer discover an ice cave in the jungle. With the soaring temperatures, Brady returns to the cave to cool off and discovers a beautiful cave girl who has thawed out, and decides to transform her into Boomer's date for the upcoming Luau. But when Boomer's 'girlfriend,' Awesome Dawson from Chicago, arrives in Kinkow for the Luau, Boomer and Brady must figure out how to get rid of his jealous cave date.

8:30 p.m. -- "Kickin' It"

"Wax On, Wax Off" - As a reward for winning the Bobby Wasabi Inter-Dojo Tournament, Bobby sends over a life-sized wax statue of himself. But when a heat wave hits the town, the gang must do everything they can to prevent the statue from melting. Meanwhile, Kim and Milton turn the mall courtyard into a beach and start charging for chairs and sunscreen.

9:00 p.m. -- "Zeke and Luther"

"Ice Heist, Baby" - When a mega heat wave hits Gilroy, Zeke and Luther set off for a bag of ice for Luther's Nana and come face-to-face with Gilroy's 'Godfather' of ice, Mr. Montoya. Refusing to pay his inflated prices, the boys retaliate by stacking hundreds of air conditioners right in front of Montoya's warehouse. But when the wall comes crashing down, so do Zeke and Luther's dreams of cooling off Gilroy, and the bros must find another way to stop Mr. Montoya's ice monopoly.

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 99 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.

Disney XD is a basic cable channel and multi-platform brand showcasing a compelling mix of live-action and animated programming for Kids age 6-14, hyper-targeting boys and their quest for discovery, accomplishment, sports, adventure and humor. In the U.S., Disney XD is seen on a 24-hour, advertiser supported network that reaches over 78 million households via its basic cable and satellite affiliates.

  [june 2011]  


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