Disney XD Sets Premiere Dates For 'Marvel Avengers Assemble' And 'Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.'


Marvel's pair of team-based animated series are making their debut this summer on Disney XD with "Earth's Mightiest Heroes" replacement "Avengers Assemble" getting a one-hour preview in May.

Disney's replacement for "Earth's Mightiest Heroes" is coming to Disney XD on Sunday, July 7 at 11:00 AM with a preview event set for May 26 at the same time. The new series sees the Avengers lineup made to look more like the one from last year's big movie (naturally) with the addition of longtime Captain America team-up buddy Falcon, along with a less stylized animation style.

Here's the official synopsis:

"Marvel's Avengers Assemble" reunites the most popular super hero team -- Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye and Black Widow, along with newcomer Falcon, marking the first time in animation history this distinct team of heroes will join forces. Led by Iron Man, the heroes train and live together in their new headquarters in Avengers Tower. The planet's most dangerous villains don't stand a chance when the Avengers assemble - whether they are stopping Dr. Doom from conquering Asgard, Attuma driving the Atlantean Army into New York City or Dracula unleashing vampire hordes, the Avengers must work together to succeed.


"Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H." will take over that 11:00 AM slot starting on August 11, with a whole lot of hulks presumably punching things (and occasionally, each other) as Disney brings the Hulk's gamma-radiated extended family to TV. Yup, that means animated Skaar.

Here's the official word on that show:

In "Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.," Hulk has long fought alone to protect a world that sees him as a monster, but his friend Rick Jones has taken it upon himself to film the world-saving exploits of Big Green and his team to change that image. In this never before seen team up of Hulk, his cousin She-Hulk, A-Bomb, Red Hulk and Skaar, Marvel's mightiest super heroes form an eccentric family living under one roof, working together to tackle threats that are too enormous for other heroes to handle. From trying to house break their giant red pet T-Rex to stopping Ego the Living Planet from crashing into the Earth, the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. must learn to balance Hulk-sized action with everyday family-sized problems.

If I have my calendar right, both shows will be airing in lieu of new episodes of "Ultimate Spider-Man" which will be on break between seasons.