WarnerMedia Kids & Family is bringing Jaleel White‘s Steve Urkel back for an upcoming animated holiday special.
WarnerMedia Kids & Family announced the launch of ACME Night, the company’s “ultimate entertainment destination for families” starting Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. ET/5 p.m. CT on Cartoon Network. Every Sunday, ACME Night will showcase “family firendly blockbusters that include Man of Steel, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Sherlock Gnomes, Detective Pikachu, Scoob! and more.” ACME Night will debut with DCEU film Shazam. Programming debuting during ACME Night will also come to HBOMax next year.
ACME Night will include a lineup of series and specials, including a Harry Potter Wizarding World Competition Event Series, Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, Unicorn: Warriors Eternal and more. WarnerMedia Kids & Family is also bringing a new slate of original animated movies from Warner Bros. Animation to ACME Night, including Did I Do That to the Holidays? A Steve Urkel Story.
The new holiday musical special will be written and executive produced by Wyatt Cenac. Rick and Morty‘s Bryan Newton will serve as supervising director. The special will follow the iconic character as he tries to save the holiday season. White, who played the character throughout the ’90s on Family Matters, will reprise the role, similar to how he did in Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?
According to the official description:
“The holiday season has arrived, and brilliant but accident-prone Steve Urkel has already ruined his local celebration by publicly humiliating a shopping mall Santa. In his attempt to make things right and score some nice points with the big guy in the North Pole, Steve creates an invention that only makes things worse. Using his big brain and even bigger heart, Steve must find the real Santa to see if together they can help the city rediscover the holiday spirit. Jaleel White serves as producer and will also reprise his iconic performance by voicing the beloved super genius.”
Tom Ascheim, President of Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics, said ACME Night is a way for families to spend time together each week.
“In the world of ACME anything, and I do mean anything, is possible,” he said. “We know families want to spend time together, so we’ve created a destination for multigenerational stories that pull families together through the power of imagination.”