Disney XD Renews Arias’ “Kickin’ It” for a Fourth Season

Mateo Arias will be kickin’ it on Disney XD for another season…

The network has renewed its highest-rated series Kickin’ It, which stars the 17-year-old Colombian American actor, for a fourth-season.

Mateo Arias

Production on the martial arts-inspired series set to resume in Los Angeles this November for a 2014 premiere.

Kickin’ It continues to pack a punch with relatable storytelling, aspirational characters and non-stop action,” said Disney Channel’s Worldwide EVP Original Programming Adam Bonnett.

Along with Arias, Season 4 will see the return of the show’s fellow stars Jason Earles, Leo Howard and Dylan Riley Snyder; Olivia Holt, who starred in the first three seasons, is leaving to star in the Disney Channel comedy series I Didn’t Do It premiering in 2014.

Season 3 of Kickin’ It is the boys-targeted network’s No. 1 series in total viewers and the key demos, with the current run outperforming Season 2 in all metrics by double-digits.

The series, which airs Mondays, was created by Jim O’Doherty.

Disney XD Picks Up Arias’ “Kickin’ It” for a Third Season

Mateo Arias will be kickin’ it for another season…

Disney XD has ordered a third season of its top-rated comedy series Kickin’ It, an American martial arts inspired comedy television series that stars the 17-year-old Colombian American actor.

Mateo Arias

In the series, which follows a crew of lovable misfits at Bobby Wasabi Martial Arts Academy, Arias plays Jerry – a lone Spanish-speaking wolf and talented dancer who ends up at the dojo to complete his school P.E. credit.

Along with Arias, Kickin’ It stars Jason Earles, black-belt martial artist Leo Howard, Dylan Riley Snyder and Olivia Holt.

Production on the third season of Kickin’ It is scheduled to start in January.

Arias is the younger brother of former Hannah Montana star, Moisés Arias.

Anthony to Appear in NBA-Themed Special on Disney XD

It’s game on for Carmelo Anthony and his upcoming Disney project…

The 28-year-old half-Puerto Rican professional basketball player who currently plays for the New York Knicks will be appearing in a Disney XD special entitled My Life as an NBA Rookie.

Carmelo Anthony

The special, created in partnership with the NBA, will give viewers an inside look at some of the biggest basketball stars in their first year in the league.

Hosted by Billy Unger of Disney XD’s Lab Rats, the special will feature exclusive footage of New Orleans Hornets power forward and No. 1 draft pick Anthony Davis practicing for the 2012 Summer Olympics with the USA Basketball Men’s National Team.

It also will take fans behind the scenes at the NBA Draft Combine and NBA Draft, show how players mentally and physically prepare for training camp and opening night, reveal entertaining rookie duties and show how they sometimes get pranked by returning players — like having their entire car filled with popcorn or being forced to carry around a pink girly knapsack.

Along with Anthony and Davis, Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard of the Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron James of the Miami Heat, Blake Griffin and Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers, Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Tyson Chandler of the New York Knicks, Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder will appear in the special.

The program will premiere at on October 29 at 7:00 pm as part of Disney XD’s sports-themed Nothing But Net Marathon, which also will include episodes of Kickin’ It, Lab Rats and Crash & Bernstein starting at 5:00 p.m.