On November 11, 2010, Disney XD ordered martial arts inspired comedy series Wasabi Warriors, a working title, which was created by Jim O'Doherty, who has previously worked on Grounded for Life and 3rd Rock from the Sun. Jim O'Doherty and Marc Warren serve as executive producers, while Joey Scott serves as producer. Starring in the series are Jason Earles as Rudy, Leo Howard as Jack, Mateo Arias as Jerry, Dylan Riley Snyder as Milton, Alex Christian Jones as Eddie, and Olivia Holt as Kim. The multi-camera series would begin production in Hollywood in January 2011 for a 2011 premiere and would be a production of It's a Laugh Productions. On May 16, 2011, Disney XD announced that the series would be premiering as Kickin' It on June 13, 2011.