‘Ben 10’ | Source: Cartoon Network

Aliens are heading to Cartoon Network in April with three days of Ben 10 TV specials.

Ben 10 is an animated series that got its start in 2005, starring a 10-year-old boy named Ben Tennyson who acquires an alien device called the Omnitrix that looks like a wristwatch, but actually contains DNA of different alien species. He can use the device to turn into 10 different alien heroes, each with its own abilities, as he ventures through outer space to stop evildoers and cause some mischief along the way.

The first special will air on Friday, April 9, at 10 a.m. ET/PT. “Ben 10,010” takes place in a future in which an adult Gwen Tennyson is president. When an alien horde known as the Xerge invades, Ben 10000 is called out of retirement to recruit his 10-year old self from the past to save the future.

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“Ben Gen 10” will air on Saturday, April 10, at 10 a.m. ET/PT. A young Generator Rex is on the run from a hostile Providence, and Ben must work through a series of misunderstandings to defeat the dark wizard Hex. It’s the only way to save the world from a malfunctioning Omnitrix that is infecting the world’s human population with alien DNA.

“Alien X-Tinction” will air on Sunday, April 11, at 10 a.m. ET/PT. When the Tennyson family is attacked by an evil, dimension-hopping Omni-alien known only as Alien X, they soon meet a parallel universe version of Max who opens the door to multiple Bens and Gwens. They form an alien hero army to fight against the villain.

Tune in on Cartoon Network to save if Ben will save the world!

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Jackie Cucco

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Jackie Cucco was a Senior Editor of The Toy Book, The Toy Insider, and The Pop Insider. She covered toy trends, pop culture, and entertainment news, and made appearances on national and regional outlets, including CBS, WPIX, News 12, and more. Jackie spends her time watching horror movies and working her way through every Stephen King novel out there.