[06/10/14 - 11:29 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, June 10 Updates include: FX passes on its Paul Giamatti-led drama pilot "Hoke"; Joe Adler upped to series regular on "The Mentalist"; and Tandi Wright boards A&E's "The Returned."
DESCRIPTION: (from Disney XD's press release, August 2012) "Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja," an action-packed, animated comedy series that follows the adventures of an unlikely hero who, with his super human ninja suit, the 'NinjaNomicon' (an 800 year-old Ninja guide) and the help of his best buddy Howard, finds himself as the one thing protecting his school and the world from certain destruction, is set to premiere on Disney XD. A special preview will air MONDAY, AUGUST 13 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) with the series premiere on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 (7:00 p.m., ET/PT). New episodes will premiere Monday through Thursday (7:00 p.m., ET/PT). Created and executive produced by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas ("Scooby-Doo"), "Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja" stars an award-winning cast: Ben Schwartz ("Parks and Recreation," "House of Lies") as Randy Cunningham, Andrew Caldwell ("Transformers," "Hannah Montana") as Howard Weinerman, Kevin Michael Richardson ("The Penguins of Madagascar") as Willem Viceroy III, John DiMaggio ("Futurama") as Hannibal McFist, Dave Wittenberg ("Stitch!") as Bash Johnson, Jim Rash ("Community") as Principal Slimovitz, Tim Curry ("The Rocky Horror Picture Show") as The Sorcerer, Megan Mullally ("Will & Grace") as Mrs. Driscoll and John Oliver ("The Daily Show with Jon Stewart") as Coach Green.