Listed below you will find all of the Family Channel , Disney Junior  and Disney XD  program highlights coming your way for April, with a few sneak peeks at what’s coming up in May. All programming is subject to change, time zones as noted.
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New on Family Channel in April
- The Next Step (Canadian Original Series) Mid-Season Finale
- Spring Long Weekend Marathons
- The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (Feature Film) Network Premiere
- What the What?! Week
Coming to Family Channel in May
- Girl Meets World (Disney Channel Original Series) Season Two Premiere
- Teen Beach Movie (Disney Channel Original Movie) Throwback Weekend
- Dog With A Blog (Disney Channel Original Series) Special One-Hour Episode
THE NEXT STEP – MID-SEASON FINALE – Thursday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Fans of The Next Step have followed every twist and turn of the A-Troupe’s unbelievable road to Internationals. Now, with the arrival of a new character from England, and the possible departure of a valued studio member, fans are in for a real cliff-hanger in mid-season finale.
SPRING LONG WEEKEND MARATHONS
Friday, April 3 and Monday, April 6 beginning at 8:45 a.m.
Family celebrates the first long weekend of Spring with mega marathons from its top-rated shows. On Good Friday, viewers can wake up to back-to-back episodes of Girl Meets World and spend the afternoon with Jessie. The excitement continues at the crack of dawn on Easter Monday with consecutive marathons from I Didn’t Do it, K.C. Undercover and Austin & Ally.
THE WATER HORSE: LEGEND OF THE DEEP – Friday, April 10 at 8 p.m.
When a lonely young boy named Angus discovers a large, mysterious egg along the shores of Loch Ness, no one is prepared for what lies within. He soon discovers that the strange, mischievous hatchling inside is none other than the water horse, the Loch’s most mysterious and fabled creature. But with the water horse growing ten times its size every day, Angus finds it increasingly difficult to keep his new friend a secret.
WHAT THE WHAT?! WEEK
Thursday, April 23 – Friday, May 1; Weeknights at 6:30 p.m.
Worlds collide as fan-favourite Family stars appear on each other’s shows for the network’s second annual What the What?! Week. The wacky event includes all-new episodes of Dog With A Blog, Girl Meets World, Jessie, Austin & Ally, K.C. Undercover, Liv and Maddie and I Didn’t Do It featuring outrageous characters played by surprise guest stars!
New on Disney Junior in April
- Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (Disney Junior Original Series) Pick Your Pal Event
- Welcome Spring!
- My Little Treasure
- We Have Lift-Off!
Coming to Disney Junior in May
- Julius Jr. Series Premiere
- Henry Hugglemonster (Disney Junior Original Series) Special Mother’s Day Episode
- Thomas & Friends Series Premiere
- Finding Nemo (Feature Film)
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE PICK YOUR PAL EVENT – Monday, April 6 – Sunday, April 19
From April 6 to 17, viewers can visit DisneyJunior.ca  to cast their vote for their favourite Clubhouse character: Daisy, Donald, Goofy, Minnie or Pluto. The popular pal will be revealed on Sunday April 19 at 8:00 am, with a three-episode marathon featuring the lucky winner, Then, at 9:30 am., fans of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse can catch the premiere of “Mickey’s Mousekeball,” a high-flying adventure where the Clubhouse pals take to the skies in a lofty game of Mousekeball.
WELCOME SPRING! – Sunday, April 5 beginning at 9 a.m.
Spring has sprung and Disney Junior is rejoicing with seasonal episodes from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Henry Hugglemonster, Miles From Tomorrowland and Jake and the Never Land Pirates! At 11 a.m. the majestic marathon blossoms into a brand new episode of Sofia the First titled “A Tale of Two Teams,” where Sofia must decide whether to play with her old friends or her new family when a game of dazzleball pits the villagers against the royals.
MY LITTLE TREASURE – Sunday, April 12 beginning at 10 a.m.
Disney Junior sparkles and shines with a marathon full of precious stones, shimmering pearls and mysterious treasures. The magical morning begins at 10 a.m. with a brand new Miles From Tomorrowland followed by extra-special episodes of Sofia the First and Sheriff Callie’s Wild West. Also included is a new compilation of Jake’s Buccaneer Blast, a collection of shorts featuring Jake and the crew in various treasure-hunting escapades.
WE HAVE LIFT-OFF! – Monday, April 20 – Friday, April 24 at 5 p.m. daily
Families who can’t get enough of Disney Junior’s animated adventure series Miles From Tomorrowland are in for a real treat with the We Have Lift-Off! programming event. The week-long lineup features an exciting episode each night followed by a new adventure from the short series Messages From Miles. The fun begins on Monday, April 20 with an all-new episode titled “Downsized,” where the Callistos are accidently shrunken but must still work together to help Merc save an off course starship.
All times ET only
New on Disney XD in April
- April Fool’s Day
- Gravity Falls (Disney Channel Original Series) Marathon and Season Two Mid-Season Finale
- Star vs. The Forces of Evil (Disney XD Original Series) Series Premiere
- Lab Rats (Disney XD Original Series) Season Four Premiere
- Cuddly Wuddlies Go Wild
Coming to Disney XD in May
- Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures Season Three Premiere
- May the Fourth Programming Event
APRIL FOOL’S DAY – Wednesday, April 1 beginning at 6 a.m.
No self-respecting prankster can afford to miss Disney XD’s sidesplitting April Fool’s Day marathon! Hijinks and hilarity are in store with special hoax-themed episodes of Lab Rats, Kickin’ It, Mighty Med and Kirby Buckets.
GRAVITY FALLS – MARATHON AND MID-SEASON FINALE – Monday, April 6 beginning at 2 p.m.
Things are about to get weird on Disney XD with an antic-filled afternoon from Gravity Falls. The hilarious marathon leads into the mid-season finale titled “Not What He Seems,” at 6:30 p.m., where government agents take Stan into custody, leading Dipper and Mabel to question how much they really know about their good ol’ Grunkle. The misadventure features a special guest voice performance by Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) as Agent Powers.
STAR VS. THE FORCES OF EVIL – SERIES PREMIERE – Monday, April 6 at 7 p.m.
Star Butterfly is a magical princess from another dimension with a wacky sense of adventure and a knack for getting into battles with dangerous space monsters. In the premiere episode, titled “Star Comes to Earth/Party with a Pony,” a magical muck-up causes Star’s parents to send her to Earth for her own protection, but Star and her new host brother, Marco Diaz, find plenty of opportunities for mischief. The animated adventure series premieres on Easter Monday with two back-to-back episodes!
LAB RATS: BIONIC ISLAND – SEASON 4 PREMIERE – Sunday, April 12 at 7 p.m.
Lab Rats fans won’t know what hit them when the series returns as the re-booted, Lab Rats: Bionic Island. Season four takes place at “Davenport’s Bionic Academy,” a training facility on a remote island that brings higher stakes and over-the-top missions for Leo and his super-human step-siblings. In the hour-long premiere episode, Chase, Adam, Bree and Leo learn that a confidante has formed an evil rebellion to exact revenge, leading to a bionic battle of good versus evil. This season will also include a special guest appearance by Leo Howard (Kickin’ It) and a crossover episode with Mighty Med.
CUDDLY WUDDLIES GO WILD – Sunday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m.
It’s animals gone wild on Disney XD with a Special Super Charged Sunday filled with crazy critters! This purr-fect lineup includes brand new episodes of Lab Rats, Kirby Buckets and Mighty Med, each featuring a peppy pet. In a laugh-out-loud episode of Kirby Buckets, titled “Day of the Cat,” Kirby faces off against Principal Mitchell’s celebrity pet, “Laughy Cat,” in a race-against-time chase around the school.