Disney XD renews 'Zeke'

Series posted net's highest-rated primetime debut

Disney XD has renewed its flagship comedy series "Zeke and Luther" for a second season.

"Zeke" launched in June with the highest-rated primetime debut among kid demos in the 10-year history of Disney XD and its predecessor, Toon Disney: 305,000 in kids 6-14 and 183,000 in tweens 9-14.

" 'Zeke and Luther' is an absolutely iconic series for Disney XD -- a comic video post card that perfectly captures the friendship and fraternity that embodies the idyllic beach skateboard culture," said Gary Marsh, president entertainment for Disney Channels Worldwide.

The show, starring Hutch Dano and Adam Hicks as lifelong buddies determined to become world-famous skateboarders, ranks as boys-centered Disney XD's No. 1 program among kids 6-14 and boys 6-14. It also scored big in its sampling airing on Disney Channel.

Daniel Curtis Lee and Ryan Newman also star in the series, created and executive produced by Matt Dearborn and Tom Burkhard.