‘Band’ plays for Disney

Boy-centric musical to air on multiple platforms

Boy-centric cabler Disney XD has set a premiere date for its music-oriented sitcom “I’m in the Band.”

Comedy is scheduled to launch at 7 p.m. Jan. 18 and preem simultaneously on Disney XD and DisneyXD.com.

Band” will then launch on Disney XD on Demand, Disney XD Mobile, Xbox Live and iTunes the following day, Jan. 19.

To bolster the preem, Disney XD will borrow an original episode of parent Disney Channel’s “The Suite Life on Deck.” Episode features Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner.

A new episode of “Zeke and Luther” is set to air following “Band.”

I’m in the Band” centers on a teen who joins a once-popular rock band, Iron Weasel, and attempts to engineer its comeback.

Michael Kaplan and Ron Rappaport created the show; Kaplan and Richard Gurman exec produce for It’s a Laugh Prods.

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