EXCLUSIVE: Disney XD has greenlighted Billion Dollar Freshmen, a comedy pilot from That ’70s Show alumni Mark Brazill, Chris Peterson and Bryan Moore that could be described as a teenage, inflation-adjusted version of The Six Million Dollar Man set in high school. Additionally, the boy-oriented cable channel is close to ordering another half-hour pilot from a sitcom veteran, Kickin’ It, written by Jim O’Doherty (3rd Rock From the Sun)
Peterson and Moore created Billion Dollar Freshmen and are executive producing with Brazill. Mark Cendrowski (Big Bang Theory) is set to direct. The show centers on two teenage brothers in high school who have a secret – they’re bionic super soldiers implanted with high-tech bionic abilities on the run from the government. Kickin’ It is set at High Kicks Martial Arts Academy, a second-rate strip mall dojo whose only hope of survival is a skateboarding wiz who reluctantly joins the school. Disney XD recently renewed its freshman comedy I’m In The Band for a second season.tv
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