Disney XD has announced a number of new episodes and published synopses of already known ones. This gift has come to us in the form of their November 2014 programming highlights published by Nick and More among others.

Friday, November 7

Wander Over Yonder “The Liar / The Stray”
(8:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET/PT)
“The Liar” – Wander guides a family of aliens through the perils of an active volcano.
“The Stray” – Wander goes out of his way to help a cute little kitten, Little Bits, only to find that she is secretly a bounty hunter luring him into a trap. G Hannelius (“Dog With A Blog”) guest stars as Little Bits.

Friday, November 14

Wander Over Yonder “The Big Job / The Helper”
(8:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET/PT)
“The Big Job” – Sylvia is recruited by a rebel commando team to help steal Lord Hater’s latest secret weapon.
“The Helper” – One strange day, Wander is unable to find anybody who actually needs his help. Episode written and storyboarded by Aaron Springer (“Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts, “SpongeBob SquarePants”).

Tuesday, November 25

Wander Over Yonder
“The Funk / The Enemies”
(8:30 PM – 9:00 PM ET/PT)
“The Funk” – Hater is taught a lesson after he turns to pulling pranks on seemingly weak and defenseless aliens to make himself feel better.
*Prank-themed episode, part of Disney XD’s Pranksgiving.
“The Enemies” – Lord Hater and Sir Brad Starlight team up to fight the one person they hate more than each other, Wander. James Marsden (“Enchanted”) reprises his role as Sir Brad Starlight.

Friday, November 28

Wander Over Yonder “The Rider”
(8:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET/PT)
When Sylvia’s old partner, Rider, shows up, Wander wonders if the roguish Rider makes a better teammate for Sylvia than he does. Emmy Award-nominated actor Will Arnett (“The Millers,” “Arrested Development”) guest stars as Rider.

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While Season 5 may or may not be a ways off, a little tidbit came across twitter from one Ms. Lena Hall and namely her role in recording some episode lines today.  If her name sounds familiar, you may have heard about her winning the 2014 Tony Music Award for Best Actress in a Music (for her role in Hedwig & the Angry Inch).  It may also be the fact she gave a shout out to My Little Pony when she was asked about inspiration.  The other was Marlon Brando.

Outside of the lights of Broadway, Ms.Hall also does some lead singing and song writing for a band known as The Deafening.

The Deafening is New York to it’s core. A ferocious four piece born of the city’s eternal energy. A raw tribute to it’s defiant crush. With blues beating back and rough punk ethos, The Deafening are the natural heirs to the Bowery’s big bad seventies sound. With wild man Burt Rock on guitar, Dylan Doyle on bass, Mick Harrison whipping back the skins, and Lena Hall wailing her little black heart out, this four piece seeks to return to rock it’s dirty sexy city heart.

With this announcement, it also seems to have brought up questions about Season 5 in general.

Understandable as the community is use to new seasons appearing sometime between September & November.  While there has been no official word from Hasbro, keep in mind the various other projects the DHX crew has been handling, such as Equestria Girls 2, the recent announcement of a MLP feature movie, and of course the laying to rest of The Hub Network and the rise of Discovery Family.  We know many hoped that the announcement of “2015” was like previous years when early announcements pointed to long off dates, but it seems currently rumor mill evidence points to Spring of 2015.

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Ratings can be a game of Chutes and Ladders. One day you climb the ladder and reach dizzying heights. The next day you go down the chute. With Steven Universe and the rest of Cartoon Network’s Thursday lineup, the latter applies this week. “Island Adventure” drew and estimated 1.528 million viewers on Thursday night. That makes is the least-watched first run episode since “Rose’s Room” on May 14th and the least-watched since coming back from hiatus last August. The average for the show since August 21st dips to 1.992M per episode and is now 1.701 for the season as a whole.

All five of CN’s Thursday night shows were under two million in viewership with Teen Titans Go! the most-watched of the bunch at 1.826 M viewers. Regular Show dropped to 1.712M viewers after its first two episodes of Season Six were over two million.

All ratings information in this report comes from Douglas Pucci of TV Media Insights and cites Nielsen Media Research.

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I need to stop making these so long.

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A new episode, “The Liar,” aired in the Netherlands. Randyrulzzripz has recorded it and Sunny has uploaded it to DailyMotion. Thanks!

There’s an English and a Dutch audio track.

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“Rainbow Rocks” premiered on Discovery Family (nee Hub Network) last Friday and the numbers are in for all three weekend showings courtesy of Douglas Pucci of TV Media Insights. These figures cite Nielsen Media Research. Friday’spremier showing drew 610,000 viewers which on the all-time list would place it 7th all-time among episodes and Equestria Girls movies. The episodes (two-parters counted as one with median viewership) ahead of “Rainbow Rocks” include “Twilight’s Kingdom” (732,500 median), “Princess Twilight Sparkle” (721,000 median), “Power Ponies” (683,000), “For Whom the Sweeite Belle Toils” (658,000), “It Ain’t Easy Being Breezies” (644,000), and “Somepony to Watch over Me” (625,000). Counting each episode individually, “Rainbow Rocks would be 10th all-time being the second part of “The Crystal Empire.”

Saturday’s viewing at 12:30pm ET/11:30am CT drew 477,000 viewers while Sunday’s encore at 9:30am drew 357,000. So for the three showings, the combined viewership was 1.544 M viewers, or an average of just under 515,000 a viewing over the weekend. The first “Equestria Girls” movie drew 556,000 viewers in its first airing on September 1st, 2013.

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130- “Island Adventure”

Written & Storyboarded by Raven M Molisee & Paul Vicceco
“Steven tries to mend Lars and Sadie’s broken friendship by taking them on vacation to a magical beach.”
DN Rating: TBA

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