Disney XD, firming up its lineup, has renewed its flagship series Aaron Stone with a sophomore season, while ordering a new original sitcom, Viper Slap.
Previously known as Toon Disney, Disney XD aims at kids 6 to 14, particularly boys.
A live-action adventure series Aaron Stone, centering on a world champion video game player whose expertise lands him a role as a secret hero who must protect the world from the threats of the Omega Defiance, will resume production in Toronto in June. Since its February launch, Aaron Stone has improved the network's year-ago ratings by 16% among total viewers, by 67% among kids 6 to 14 and by 77% with boys of that age.
Viper Slap, a multi-camera sitcom, is slated to begin production in July. It introduces a teenager named Ryan Hayes who gets the chance to be the new lead guitarist in his favorite "vintage" rock band, Viper Slap, and now is determined to help the band he idolizes make an epic comeback. He's certainly got his work cut out for him because the band is a trio of rock star misfits who've fallen so far that they're forced to take up residence in Ryan's house.
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