Disney XD has ordered a third season of the hit comedy series “Zeke and Luther.” The announcement was made today by Gary Marsh, president, Entertainment, and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide. New episodes of the buddy comedy about two best friends determined to achieve epic skateboarding status will begin production fall 2010 in and around southern California. Starring are popular teen actors Hutch Dano, Adam Hicks, Ryan Newman and Daniel Curtis Lee.
In making the announcement, Marsh said: “We have great comedic talent on camera and behind the scenes, and we join its growing fan base in looking forward to a third season of the unique and relatable storytelling that has made ‘Zeke and Luther’ so popular, especially among boys.”
Returning are creators and executive producers Matt Dearborn and Tom Burkhard, the team behind the Emmy Award-nominated and BAFTA-winning Disney Channel series, “Even Stevens.”
Set in the mythical Northern California beach community of Pacific Terrace, the series follows the comedic adventures of best friends Zeke and Luther and their quest to become the world’s best skateboarders, while also navigating the ups and downs of teenage life. Quick to challenge the boys’ claim to being the best sidewalk surfers in the neighborhood is their friend and foe with a larger-than-life attitude, Kojo. Another thorn in their side is Zeke’s business-savvy little sister, Ginger, who finds her brother’s skateboarding dreams childish.
“Zeke and Luther” premiered in June 2009 on Disney XD in the U.S., and can be seen on Disney Channel’s worldwide. Starring are: Hutch Dano (The Disney Channel Original Movie “Den Brother” and the feature film “Ramona and Beezus”) as Zeke, Adam Hicks (“JONAS L.A.”) as Luther, Daniel Curtis Lee (“Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide”) as Kojo and Ryan Newman (“Hannah Montana”) as Ginger. “Zeke and Luther” is produced by Turtle Rock Productions, Inc. and carries a TV-Y7 parental guideline.
The stars of Disney XD’s hit comedy series “Zeke and Luther” — Hutch Dano (Zeke), Adam Hicks (Luther) and Daniel Curtis Lee (Kojo) — will greet fans at multiple AT&T retails stores across the U.S. beginning SATURDAY, JUNE 26. Each local event, hosted in conjunction with Disney XD, AT&T U-verse® TV and Radio Disney, the No.1 radio outlet for kids, tweens and families, will feature one or two of the young actors plus entertainment by the Radio Disney Road Crew. Fans can submit an entry card in a drawing box at the retail store for the chance to win an Xbox 360 to be given away every 20 minutes during the event at each store. Winners will be selected in random drawings.*
While in store, AT&T invites local residents to a special demonstration of its advanced suite of AT&T U-verse services, including U-verse TV, U-verse High Speed Internet and U-verse Voice. Learn how U-verse TV provides customers an exciting alternative to cable with a better DVR, better features and apps and a better TV experience.
Event dates and locations are:
San Francisco, CA, Saturday, June 26, 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Meet Hutch Dano and Adam Hicks at AT&T Mobility Store in Pleasant Hill with Radio Disney AM 1310
Miami, FL, Saturday, July 10, 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Meet Adam Hicks and Daniel Curtis Lee at AT&T Sunrise Sawgrass Store in Plantation with Radio Disney AM 990
Orlando, FL, Sunday, July 11, 11:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.
Meet Adam Hicks and Daniel Curtis Lee at AT&T Millenia Orlando Store with Radio Disney AM 990
Chicago, IL, Saturday, July 17, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Meet Daniel Curtis Lee at AT&T Mobility Store in Romeoville with Radio Disney AM 1300
Cleveland, OH, Saturday, July 24, 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Meet Adam Hicks at AT&T Mobility Store in Mayfield Heights with Radio Disney AM 1260
Atlanta, GA, Saturday, July 24, 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Meet Daniel Curtis Lee at AT&T Wildwood Store in Birmingham, AL with Radio Disney AM 590
Detroit, MI, Saturday, July 31, 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Meet Hutch Dano and Adam Hicks at AT&T Mobility Store in Shelby Township with Radio Disney AM 910
* A total of fifty six (56) Xbox 360s will be given away (each with an approximate retail value of [$250] for a total ARV of [$14,000] Entrants must be present to win. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to enter.
Disney XD’s ‘Zeke and Luther’ Introduces New Web Series; New TV Episode and ‘Next X’ Special Monday Night
On MONDAY, AUGUST 10 (7:00-9:30 p.m., ET/PT), Disney XD presents a high-flying evening on boards and bikes, including a new “Zeke and Luther” episode in which the skateboarding buddies finally go “pro,” and a half-hour “Next X” reality series special, hosted by professional BMX athletes Scotty Cranmer and Van Homan, that follows five amateur action sports athletes age 9-12 to the big-time at X Games 15. It will be available on DisneyXD.com immediately following the TV premiere. Also on Monday, August 10, the “Zeke and Luther” inspired “Zeke and Luther Dude Feud” debuts as a 15-webisode series at DisneyXD.com.
The 15-webisode series “Zeke and Luther Dude Feud” stars Hutch Dano, Adam Hicks and Nate Hartley as Zeke, Luther and Ozzie, the characters they play in the comedy series “Zeke and Luther” on Disney XD. In the comedic webisodes, Zeke and Luther engage in a series of unusual competitions, each refereed by Ozzie.
Action sports stars, including BMX professional Jeremiah Smith, light up the “Next X” special as five reality action sports athletes, aged 9-12, get the VIP treatment at X Games 15, and the boy named The Next X, 12-year-old Ian Bradley from New Hampshire, gets the opportunity to showcase his BMX moves at the marquee action sports event.
The “Next X” special is a culmination of the eight-part reality series for kids that followed five of the world’s top professional BMX and skateboarding athletes (skateboarder Chris Cole, BMX freestyle rider Scotty Cranmer, BMX street rider Van Homan, skateboarder Billy Marks and skateboarder Lincoln Ueda) as they mentored young amateurs in their chosen sport, inspiring them to become better athletes. In addition to Ian Bradley, the amateur athletes are: Mitchie Brusco, a 12-year-old vert skateboarder from Washington; Matty Cranmer, a 12-year-old freestyle BMX rider from New Jersey; Tom Schaar, a 9-year-old bowl and vert skateboarder from California, and Micah Wu, an 11-year-old mini ramp and bowl skateboarder from Kentucky.
“Next X” is executive-produced by Douglas Ross, Greg Stewart and Kathleen French. It is a production of Evolution Media (“Big Brother,” “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” “Clean Sweep,” Disney Channel’s “Bug Juice”).
June 22 is ‘Night of Premieres’ on Disney XD, Featuring All Your Favorite Shows with Celebrity Guests
Disney XD will present a ‘Night of Premieres’ featuring new episodes of its top-rated series for kids and families, including “Aaron Stone,” guest-starring world champion wrestler Chris Jericho; “Phineas and Ferb,” featuring “High School Musical” star Corbin Bleu; plus the new comedy “Zeke and Luther,” MONDAY, JUNE 22 (7:00-9:30 p.m., ET/PT). The night marks the Season Two debut of “The Spectacular Spider-Man.”
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Kids and families are invited to celebrate Father’s Day at special events hosted by Disney XD at ESPN Zone® locations in Anaheim, Chicago, Las Vegas, Denver, Washington DC, Baltimore, Atlanta and New York on SUNDAY, JUNE 21 from 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. (doors open at 9:15 a.m.). Reservations are required and guests should RSVP at www.disneyxdfathersday.com, between June 1 and June 15. Kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The events, hosted by Disney XD, ESPN Zone® and Radio Disney, include a complimentary breakfast, $5 ESPN Zone® game card and gift bags, a special drawing for a Disney XD skateboard and iPod Nanos, and an exclusive sneak peek at “Zeke and Luther,” Disney XD’s comedy series about two best friends determined to become world-famous skateboarders. The series premieres Monday, June 15 on Disney XD.
Sixteen-year-old actors Hutch Dano and Adam Hicks (of “Zeke and Luther”) will make a special guest appearance at the ESPN Zone Anaheim located in Downtown Disney®.
Radio Disney’s Road Crew will emcee the Father’s Day celebrations in Anaheim, Chicago, Denver, Washington DC, Atlanta and New York.
“Zeke and Luther,” a quirky buddy comedy from Matt Dearborn and Tom Burkhard, the creative team behind the Emmy-nominated and BAFTA-winning Disney Channel series “Even Stevens,” will debut on television and online, MONDAY, JUNE 15 (8:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD and DisneyXD.com. Set against a sport that is a mainstay with boys age 6-14, the series delivers sharp yet heartfelt humor as it follows the adventures of two teenage best friends on a quest to become world famous skateboarders. It also introduces a talented young cast – Hutch Dano, Adam Hicks, Daniel Curtis Lee and Ryan Newman.
In “Zeke and Luther,” two fearless sidewalk surfers and best friends gear up and put their right foot forward to master the awesome art form of skateboarding (which is also their principle method of transportation). Along the way, they navigate the literal and figurative luge of teen years with all of its tricks, grinds, obstacles and occasional slams. Quick to challenge the boys’ claim to being the best skateboarders in the neighborhood is friend and foe Kojo, also 15. Kojo’s got a big attitude and a big mouth, and takes great pleasure in taking Zeke and Luther down a peg whenever he can. Another thorn in their side is Ginger, Zeke’s 12-year-old sister who finds her brother’s skateboarding dreams childish, to say the least.