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Disney ABC Kids Networks Announces Programming for 2006-2007 Season

Disney ABC Kids Networks today unveiled its programming slate for the 2006-2007 television season. A total of 849 new episodes, 11 new series and 25 new movies will debut across ABC Kids, Toon Disney, Jetix and Disney Channel.

* The ABC Kids schedule for the 2006-2007 season is as follows:

Saturdays:
9:00am ET / 8:00am PT – The Emperor’s New School
9:30am ET / 8:30am PT – The Replacements (new series)
10:00am ET / 9:00am PT – That’s So Raven
10:30am ET / 9:30am PT – That’s So Raven
11:00am ET / 10:00am PT – Hannah Montana (new series)
11:30am ET / 10:30am PT – The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
12:00pm ET / 11:00am PT – Power Rangers: Mystic Force
12:30pm ET / 11:30am PT – Power Rangers: Mystic Force

The Replacements, coming to ABC Kids in September 2006, is an animated comedy that chronicles Riley and her younger brother Todd, who were orphans until they answered an ad for Fleemco Replacement Parents and ordered two “cool” parents. Their new mom is Agent K, a British super-spy, and dad is renowned stuntman Dick Daring. Joined by CAR, Agent K’s super-intelligent talking spy car, together they become a zany, unconventional family. The voice cast includes Nancy Cartwright (The Simpsons, Kim Possible) as Todd; Grey Delisle (The Fairly Odd Parents) as older sister Riley; Kath Soucie (Pooh’s Heffalump Movie) as Agent K; Bryan Cranston as Dick Daring; and David McCallum as CAR. The series was created by acclaimed children’s author and illustrator Dan Santat. The series was executive produced by Jack Thomas (The Fairly Odd Parents) and directed by Heather Martinez (SpongeBob SquarePants, The Fairly Odd Parents). The series is produced by Walt Disney Television Animation.

* During the 2006-2007 season, Toon Disney (non-Jetix) will premiere three animated series also seen on Disney Channel: American Dragon: Jake Long, Lilo & Stitch: The Series, and The Buzz on Maggie. Each series is a production of Walt Disney Television Animation.

* As of fall 2006, Toon Disney will be the exclusive destination for Jetix programming. The Jetix block will feature more than 100 hours of programming each week. New series joining the Toon Disney Jetix schedule include the following:

The animated comedy/adventure Yin Yang Yo introduces a Panda named Master Yo — the world’s last teacher of the mystical art of Woo Foo — whose guidance will help two bunnies (Yin and Yang) overcome their sibling rivalry and work together to defeat the always evil and often hilarious forces of their strange and supernatural world. This unlikely team of one Panda and two bunnies is the world’s only hope for survival. The series is a production of Walt Disney Television Animation.

Jackie Chan Adventures, an animated series featuring the international superstar and underdog hero Jackie Chan, comes to the Jetix block in September 2006. The series celebrates Chinese culture as Jackie — an ancient artifact expert and special government agent — along with his feisty 11-year-old niece Jade and imperfect wizard Uncle, embarks on a global quest to recover powerful artifacts (each artifact capable of unleashing a dangerous massive power) representing the Chinese zodiac. The series is produced by Sony Pictures Television.

Oban Star-Racers, an animated galactic adventure set in the year 2082, will premiere in June 2006. The stories follow an alien spaceship that has arrived to collect Earth’s fastest star-racing heroes for The Greatest Race of Oban, one that only takes place every 10,000 years. Rebellious teenager Molly joins Earth’s racing team, along with Rick Thunderbolt, Jordan, Stan, and Koji, for the thrilling adventures. The series is produced by Sav! the World Productions.

Also coming to Jetix this season are Mon Colle Knights and NASCAR Racers. Both series previously aired on Fox Kids.

* During the 2006-2007 season, Disney Channel will introduce one new animated series and seven new Disney Channel Original Movies. The new animated comedy, entitled The Replacements, will debut in September 2006.

[Source: Disney ABC Television Group]

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