DISNEY CHANNEL AND DISNEY XD CELEBRATE SUMMER ADVENTURES WITH THREE NIGHTS OF PREMIERES, FRIDAY, JULY 13, SUNDAY, JULY 15 AND MONDAY, JULY 16
In Disney's most expansive cross-channel programming initiative for kids and families yet, a "Summer Adventure Weekend," with new, vacation adventure-themed episodes of 11 hit series on Disney Channel and Disney XD, will be presented across three days, FRIDAY, JULY 13, SUNDAY, JULY 15 and MONDAY, JULY 16. The series are: Disney Channel's "Gravity Falls," "Fish Hooks," "Jessie," "A.N.T. Farm," "Good Luck Charlie," "Austin & Ally" and "Shake It Up" on Friday and Sunday, and Disney XD's" "Lab Rats," "Kickin' It," "Pair of Kings" and "Mr. Young" on Monday.
Summer 2011 was Disney Channel's most-watched summer on record in Kids 6-11 and Disney XD's most-watched summer on record in Total Viewers and across its core demo of Kids and Boys 6-14, 6-11 and 9-14.
Beginning July 13, viewers are invited to check out the online premiere of the "Good Luck Charlie" adventure-themed episode at: www.DisneyChannel.com.
The schedule is as follows:
Friday, July 13 (all times ET/PT)
8:00 p.m. -- "A.N.T. Farm"
"endurANTs" -- While attending the ANT convention in Australia, Fletcher accidentally gets lost in the Outback. When Chyna, Olive and Angus realize he is missing, they try to find him with the help of Neville, an Australian wilderness expert. Meanwhile, Lexi and Paisley disguise themselves as ANTs so they can compete in the convention's ANTlympics.
8:30 p.m. -- "Jessie"
"We Are So Grounded" -- Jessie, Bertram and the kids head to Bali for a family vacation, but when their private jet starts to fail, Jessie takes control of the cockpit and makes an emergency landing on a tropical island. Jessie must figure out how to get the kids home safely, all while recovering from poisonous bug bites, escaping scary monsters and tracking down Mr. Kipling.
9:00 p.m. -- "Fish Hooks"
"All Fins on Deck" -- Bea and Oscar plan the cruise of a lifetime, but what starts out as a morning of merrymaking quickly turns into a swashbuckling adventure with Milo at the helm as he and his brigade of buccaneers set out to reclaim their ship from the Geckos and save their vacation.
"Cattlefish, Ho!" -- Milo is convinced that he is a true cowboy when Bo Gregory enlists him and his friends to drive cattle fish over to his Uncle's ranch, but when his enthusiasm seems to do more harm than good and the cattle fish go on a stampede and plunge out of the tanks, Milo must prove his worth and save the day.
9:30 p.m. - "Gravity Falls"
"The Inconveniencing" - When Dipper tries to impress Wendy by acting older than he really is, he's invited to join a group of teenagers on a trek that leads to an old abandoned convenience store that could be haunted. Mabel tags along for the ride but gets sidetracked when she sees a discontinued line of flavored candies that sends her on an unexpected adventure.
Sunday, July 15 (all times ET/PT)
7:30 p.m. -- "Good Luck Charlie"
"Baby's First Vacation" -- The Duncans (sans a "sick" Teddy) decide to take a quick summer vacation trip to a house on Dead Man's Lake. Unfortunately, they get more than they bargained for when creepy things start happening, and they are slowly convinced that the house is haunted. Meanwhile, Teddy is back home conspiring with Ivy to have a house party without her parents finding out.
8:00 p.m. -- "Austin & Ally"
"Everglades & Allygators" - The gang heads to Shiny Money's houseboat and while Austin and Ally are working on a song, Trish and Dez accidentally lure in a legendary alligator. Chaos quickly ensues as they try to keep the houseboat and their summer vacation afloat.
8:30 p.m. -- "Shake It Up"
"Boot It Up" -- Rocky and CeCe are so excited to go to Major Dance Boot Camp for their summer vacation, but after they get there, they realize it's not exactly what they signed up for. Meanwhile, Flynn is bummed he can't go to summer camp because of a hurt arm, so Deuce and Dina find a way to bring camp to him.
Monday, July 16 (all times ET/PT)
7:30 p.m. -- "Lab Rats"
"Dude, Where's My Lab" -- Tasha takes the entire family on a nice 'tech free' beach weekend in the RV, but when Davenport discovers a solar flare headed in the Earth's direction, he secretly enlists the help of the Lab Rats. While Davenport distracts Tasha, the trio is forced to wait in the RV-turned portable lab for their rocket launch window. Cooped up inside during their first summer vacation, Leo and the gang sneak out for a quick jaunt on the boardwalk but when they return, the RV is gone.
8:00 p.m. -- "Kickin' It"
"Indiana Eddie" -- After the gang accidentally squashes Eddie's new dream of becoming an archeologist, they go to extreme measures to restore it, and accompany him on a treasure hunting adventure through the woods of Seaford. After a few hiccups along the way, they become invested in helping Eddie locate the treasure and utilize their karate skills to defeat a rowdy group of dockworkers. Meanwhile, Rudy and Phil battle an annoying cricket that is hidden within the dojo's wall.
8:30 p.m. -- "Pair of Kings"
"Wet Hot Kinkowan Summer" - Boomer, sick of Mikayla's awkwardness and overall lack of coolness, decides a summer vacation cruise with the rest of the island's teens could be just the ticket to make her more popular. But when Boz unknowingly steers the ship into the Dark Side waters, the only teens Mikayla befriends are undercover amphibious creatures who have snuck aboard in search of live offerings for their swamp dwelling overlord, a massive bullfrog. When the summer vacation goes awry, the kings and the rest of the teens have to rely on Mikayla to save them.
9:00 p.m. -- "Mr. Young"
"Mr. Summer Vacation, Pt. 1" - Adam and the gang head to the exotic country of Sanduras for summer vacation where Adam hopes to spend time with Echo. Meanwhile, Derby and Slab travel to Sanduras by hot air balloon, and Tater and Dang search for a legendary beast, the Sasquawk.
9:30 p.m. -- "Mr. Young"
"Mr. Summer Vacation, Pt. 2" - When Echo is captured by the evil Cocoa King, Adam enlists help from Derby and Slab to save her. Meanwhile, Tater and Ivy vie for the starring role on Sanduras' number one soap opera.
Source: NTI, U.S. ratings, most current, 5/30/11-8/28/11. Series ranks based on trackage data with minimum 5 telecasts]