“Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero,” an animated comedy adventure series about Penn Zero, a regular boy who inherits the not-so-regular job of part-time hero, is set for a simulcast premiere FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13 (9:45 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD and Disney Channel, with three additional episodes premiering over the holiday weekend on Disney XD.
The notable guest cast for season one includes Garry Marshall (“Happy Days”), Beau Bridges (“The Descendants”), Sigourney Weaver (“Avatar”), Sean Astin (“Lord of the Rings”), Wanda Sykes (“The New Adventures of Old Christine”), Jason Alexander (“Seinfeld”), Jeff Gordon (NASCAR driver), Diana Rigg (“Game of Thrones”), Paul Reubens (“Pee-Wee’s Playhouse”), Jane Kaczmarek (“Malcolm in the Middle”), Elizabeth Henstridge (ABC’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), Adam West (“Batman”), Chris Parnell (“Saturday Night Live”), Peter Stormare (“The Blacklist”), Maria Bamford (“Arrested Development”) and Olivia Holt (Disney Channel’s “I Didn’t Do It”).
“Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero” follows Penn Zero and his best friends Sashi, an overqualified part-time sidekick, and Boone, an under-qualified part-time wise man, as they zap to other dimensions to fill in for heroes in need. Each mission takes the team to unpredictable epic worlds where they must battle evil part-time villain Rippen and his part-time minion, Larry. Whether superhero, fish-prince, clown cop, giant monster or tiny action-figure, Penn uses his unconventional heroic skills to save the day – his own way.
The multiplatform premiere schedule is as follows:
Monday, January 19
Two preview episodes of “Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero” are available to verified users onWATCHDisneyXD.com, the WATCH Disney XD app for smartphones and tablets and Disney XD on Demand.
“I’m Super/The Fast and the Floor Rugs” – Penn is convinced that nothing could be cooler than being an actual superhero, but Sashi tries to show him it’s the hero within us that’s most important. Adam West guest stars as superhero Captain Super Captain. Then, Penn struggles with Boone’s unique brand of wisdom when he becomes an all-powerful genie in a world of street-racing magic carpets.
“Baby-Pocalypse/That Purple Girl” – In a world of living plush animals, the three stuffed teammates must save a plushy town from sinister giant babies. Dianna Rigg guest stars as Mayor Pink Panda. Then, Penn and Boone’s friendship is put to the test when they both fall for the beautiful alien princess they are assigned to protect on an alien jungle planet. Elizabeth Henstridge guest stars as Princess.
Friday, January 30
“I’m Super/The Fast and the Floor Rugs” will be available on iTunes as a free download.
Friday, February 13
“Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero” series simulcast premieres on Disney XD and Disney Channel (9:45 p.m., ET/PT).
“Chicken or Fish?/The Old Old West” – While defending an underwater kingdom of fish-people, Penn helps Boone face an embarrassing secret. Then, in a world where cowboys ride giant dinosaurs, Penn tries to give a washed-up sheriff a second chance at greatness. Beau Bridges guest stars as Sheriff Scaley Briggs
Saturday, February 14
“Baby-Pocalypse/That Purple Girl” premieres on Disney XD (9:00 p.m. ET/PT).
Sunday, February 15
“I’m Super/The Fast and the Floor Rugs” premieres on Disney XD (9:00 p.m. ET/PT).
Monday, February 16
“Brainzburgerz/Chuckle City” airs on Disney XD (9:15 p.m. ET/PT).
“Brainzburgerz/Chuckle City” – An exhausted Penn is relieved when the team is zapped to a shopping mall and given “normal” jobs…until the zombie uprising begins. Then, in a clown universe, where silliness is a hero’s most powerful weapon, the tough and serious Sashi must get in touch with her silly side or jeopardize the entire mission. Garry Marshall guest stars as Soda Jerk.
Thomas Middleditch (“Silicon Valley”) stars as Penn alongside Adam DeVine (“Pitch Perfect”) as Boone, Tania Gunadi (“Enlisted”) as Sashi, Alfred Molina (“Spider-Man 2”) as Rippen and Larry Wilmore (“The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore”) as Larry. Recurring are Lea Thompson (“Back to the Future”) as Penn’s mom, Vonnie; Gary Cole (“Veep”) as Penn’s dad, Brock; Rosie Perez (“The View”) as Penn’s Aunt Rose; Lenny Venito (“The Neighbors”) as Penn’s Uncle Chuck.
“Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero” is created and executive-produced by Jared Bush (“All of Us,” “Zootopia”) and Sam Levine (“Tarzan,” “Bolt”). Bush also serves as writer and Levine as supervising director and the voice of Phyllis and Phil. Produced by Disney Television Animation, the series carries a TV-Y7 parental guideline.