NBA’s Howard to Launch ‘Kick Buttowski’ Season 2 on April 30

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Hit Disney XD series Kick Buttowski – Suburban Daredevil is premiere his second season April 30 with a special episode guest starring NBA player Dwight Howard.

The episode will air at 8:30 a.m. ET/PT and will feature Howard, who plays for the Orlando Magic, as steely movie star Rock Callahan. The episode also guest stars Emmanuelle Chriqui, who plays Sloan on HBO’s series Entourage.

“Rock Callahan is Kick Buttowski’s super hero,” says Howard. “The character even took some of my characteristics — the big shoulders, the little soul patch and little mustache. It’s like we were meant for each other.”

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The season two premiere, “Mow Money,” sees Kick and Gunther  pitted against each other in a grass cutting competition to buy the last remaining ticket to see Rock Callahan (voiced by Howard) live onstage in Mellowbrook. In “Love Stinks!,” when Brad gets a girlfriend, Kelly (voiced by Chriqui), Kick is overjoyed with his brother’s nicer persona and time away from the cul-de-sac. But when Kick discovers that Kelly is using Brad for her cheerleading initiation, Kick must decide between sparing his brother from public humiliation or relishing his Brad-free life.

The second season also will feature guest voices from professional skateboarder Tony Hawk as Hush, the sarcastic manager of Skidzeez skate and bike shop; Ed O’Neill (Modern Family) as Kick’s grandfather and a former military spy; Will Forte (Saturday Night Live) as Kick’s longtime rival, Gordon “Gordie” Gibble, a spoiled kid from West Mellowbrook; Rico Rodriguez (Modern Family) as intimidating score settler Luigi Vendetta; Debbie Reynolds (Singin’ in the Rain) as sweet old lady Mary Van Der Death, who lives in a creepy mansion overlooking Mellowbrook; and SportsCenter anchor Jay Harris as charismatic and quick-witted Brick Bristol, host of TV’s unbeatable game show Faceplant!

Following its launch in early 2010, Kick Buttowski – Suburban Daredevil ranked as Disney XD’s No. 1 original animated series of 2010 in total viewers (546,000), kids 6-14 (226,000), boys 6-14 (211,000) and boys 6-11 (185,000).