Mark your calendars: March Break is The week of Awesome on Disney XD

NBA Stars team up with Disney XD for Pranksgiving

New seasons of Kickin' It and Lab Rats premiere during March Break

Pac is back! Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures makes its Canadian debut

TORONTO, Feb. 20, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Disney XD's got the ultimate combination of action, adventure and amusement this March Break, offering a programming line-up so epic it can barely be contained into a single week. Jam-packed with must-see marathons, can't-miss premieres and an exorbitant amount of practical jokes, The Week of Awesome is sure to excite comedy buffs and adrenaline-seekers everywhere.

What do you get when you combine four NBA players, 12 Disney XD stars, 10 hidden cameras and one purple prankster? Pranksgiving - a week filled with the most hilarious and over-the-top practical jokes ever imagined. The laugh fest begins Monday, March 10 as basketball phenoms Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets), DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers), Tyson Chandler (New York Knicks) and Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors) team up with resident jokester Crash (of Crash & Bernstein) to play tricks on unsuspecting Disney XD stars. The weeklong programming event wraps up with a prank-tastic marathon, on Sunday, March 16 beginning at 10 a.m. ET, featuring prank-themed episodes from Kickin' It, Lab Rats, Crash & Bernstein and Mighty Med.

From Monday, March 10 - Friday, March 14, March Break marathon madness ensues with back-to-back episodes from Disney XD's top-rated series, every day beginning at 4 p.m. ET. The action-packed week kicks off at the dojo with a martial-arts marathon from Kickin' It, leading into the series' season four premiere at 7:30 p.m. ET. In the exciting episode "The Boys are Back in Town," Jack and Milton return to Seaford to discover that Rudy has opened an impressive two-story dojo. As they settle in, the boys receive an urgent message from Funderburk requesting their help with one last mission in Washington, D.C.

On Wednesday, March 12, Disney XD puts kids to the test with the "Mighty Med Head Challenge!" In between consecutive episodes of the hit comic-book series, fans can prove their Mighty Med knowledge, answering tough trivia questions about the show. The quiz-filled fun includes a brand new episode at 7:30 p.m. ET, where Kaz and Oliver try to sneak out of Mighty Med after a security lockdown, but decide to stay once they realize that the hospital and its staff are under attack by a mysterious cloud.

Disney XD's got Thursday covered with the highly anticipated season three premiere of Lab Rats at 7:30 p.m. ET. The hour-long episode titled "Sink or Swim," sees the bionic siblings on the run, stuck as stowaways on a cargo ship headed to the unknown. When a submarine signals for help, it's up to the trio to spring into action, but if they come to the sub's rescue, they could reveal their whereabouts. Immediately following the suspense-filled premiere, viewers won't want to miss an encore presentation of the exciting snowboarding flick, Cloud 9.

In a world where ghosts are in charge and monsters are real, there is only one who can restore order. Chomping onto Disney XD for its Canadian premiere on Monday, March 17 at 6 p.m. ET, Pac-Man and The Ghostly Adventures follows Pac and his buds, Cyli and Spiral, as they face the issues of being teenagers while protecting their planet, Pac-World, from a ghostly army. Each adventure sees the triumphant trio try to return the ghosts to Netherworld, fighting for what's most important - friendship, freedom and the future. Following its debut, episodes of Pac-Man and The Ghostly Adventures will air weekdays at 6 p.m. ET.

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