Mr. Young

Mr. Young, the hit live-action series on YTV, is getting ready for its Season 3 premiere on Tuesday, November 6 at 7 p.m. ET/PT and audiences can’t get enough.

The show, which was the first multi-camera TV series to film in front of a live audience in Canada, has been gaining fans and ratings across the globe – a true Canadian success story.

The series, created by Dan Signer (The Suite Life on Deck, A.N.T. Farm), revolves around child prodigy Adam Young (Brendan Meyer) who, having completed college at age 14, goes back to high school as a science teacher (instead of working for NASA). There, he reunites with his childhood best friend Derby (Gig Morton), and manages to develop a crush on a student in his class named Echo (Matreya Fedor). Continue reading »

Nelvana Enterprises and Thunderbird Films announced today that Season 2 of the live-action comedy series, Mr. Young, will debut in the U.S. on Disney XD on Monday, June 11, 2012, at 9 p.m. ET/PT .

Filmed in front of a live studio audience in Vancouver, the series stars Brendan Meyer as Adam Young, a child prodigy who graduates university at age 14 and lands a job as a high school science teacher instructing students his own age, including his best friend (Gig Morton), the girl he has a crush on (Matreya Fedor), and the class bully (Kurt Ostlund). With one foot in the lunch room and the other foot in the staff room, Mr. Young finds his social life put to the test. Continue reading »

In two weeks, cameras will start rolling on the third season of YTV’s hit comedy series, Mr. Young. B.C.-based Thunderbird Films and Corus Entertainment have green lit another season of Canada’s first multi-camera series, created by Dan Signer (The Suite Life on Deck, A.N.T. Farm) and starring Brendan Meyer (The Haunting Hour, Girl vs. Monster).

Filmed in front of a live studio audience, Mr. Young focuses on Adam Young, a whiz-kid-turned-teen genius who hit the books hard enough to graduate university at the age of 14. Fearing he’s missing out on his teen years, Adam turns down a job at NASA and heads back to high school – as a teacher.

After a stellar first season in Canada and ‘hit’ status on US network, Disney XD, the series is rolling out to countries around the world, including Australia, Italy, France, the UK and throughout Latin America. Season two started airing on YTV in March and will be broadcast on Disney XD USA this summer.

Also starring Matreya Fedor, Gig Morton and Milo Shandel, the sitcom explores the humour of high school from the perspective of someone trapped between two worlds. With co-workers twice his age, and his best friend, the school bully and his first crush, as his students, things rarely go smoothly for Adam Young.

Mr. Young is the only Metro Vancouver production that films in front of a live audience and is already booking seats for the first show on May 11th. With space for 175 people, it’s a family friendly and fun evening that includes prizes, pizza and the chance to meet the actors.

 

LIVE SHOW DATES:

May 11 & 18

June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

July 13, 20 & 27

August 3, 17, 24 & 31

September 14, 21 & 28

October 26

November 2

 

STUDIO LOCATION:

5828 Byrne Road, Burnaby, BC (off Marine Way & Market Crossing)

 

AUDIENCE DETAILS:

Tickets are free and are recommended for children 10+. Audience check in is at 4pm and filming usually wraps by 9:30pm.

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana Enterprises and Thunderbird Films announced today that Disney XD has picked up Season 2 of the live-action comedy series, Mr. Young, in the U.S.

Mr. Young recently delivered solid time period increases over year-ago averages on Disney XD, building by 38% in Total Viewers (437,000 vs. 317,000), by 52% in Kids 6-14 (298,000 vs. 196,000) and by 26% in Boys 6-14 (180,000 vs. 143,000). [Source: NTI, U.S. ratings, Live + 7, 1/23/12-2/13/12, Mondays, 9:00 – 9:30 p.m.)]

Filmed in front of a live studio audience in Vancouver, the series stars Brendan Meyer as Adam Young, a child prodigy who, after going to university at the age of 9, graduates at age 14 and lands himself a job as a high school science teacher instructing students his own age, including his best friend (Gig Morton), the girl he has a crush on (Matreya Fedor), and the class bully (Kurt Ostlund). With one foot in the lunch room and the other foot in the staff room, it’s Mr. Young’s social life that’s being put to the test.

Season 2 will debut in Summer 2012 and features 26 new episodes that see Adam and the gang on a spring break vacation, conducting an overnight sleep deprivation experiment, matchmaking for Principal Tater and trying to live without modern technology for a day.

“We are delighted that Disney XD and its U.S. audiences have embraced Mr. Young and are now poised to enjoy another season of this breakout comedic hit,” said Jerry Diaz, Vice-President, Worldwide Sales, Nelvana Enterprises.

“The second season of Mr. Young has exceeded all expectations,” says Michael Shepard, President of Thunderbird Films. “Our enormously talented ensemble cast continues to expand their characters, effortlessly keeping pace with the inspired comedy created by Dan Signer and his writing team.”

Mr. Young was created by Dan Signer , who also created and is showrunner on the hit Disney Channel series A.N.T. Farm., and was previously senior writer/producer on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and The Suite Life on Deck.

The series is produced by Thunderbird Films in association with Corus’ YTV. Nelvana Enterprises is the international distribution agent for Mr. Young, while Nelvana and Thunderbird are co-distributing the series in the United States.

Nelvana Enterprises is pleased to announce that it has sold three new comedy series to Cartoon Network Latin America.

The shows are the live-action series Mr. Young , as well as the animated productions Sidekick and Scaredy Squirrel.

They will be seen across Latin America and the Caribbean starting with Sidekick this October, and Mr. Young and Scaredy Squirrel premiering in 2012.

“W e are delighted to be continuing our partnership with Cartoon Network to bring Latin American viewers our hilarious new slate of comedies,” said Jerry Diaz, Vice-President, Worldwide Sales, Nelvana Enterprises. “We are confident that these series will be as popular in Latin America as they are already in Canada, the U.S. and beyond.”

Both Sidekick and Scaredy Squirrel currently air on Cartoon Network in the U.S.

Mr. Young is filmed in front of a live studio audience and stars Brendan Meyer as Adam Young, a whiz-kid-turned-teen genius who hit the books hard enough to get into university at the age of 9. Now, at the tender age of 14, he’s headed back to high school – as a teacher. Being the same age as his students, Adam finds himself trapped between two worlds , often leading to hilarious consequences. The series is produced by Thunderbird Films in association with Corus Entertainment Inc.’s YTV , where the show has quickly become one of the network’s top-rated series. Nelvana Enterprises is the international distribution agent for Mr. Young , while Nelvana and Thunderbird are co-distributing the series in the United States.

Sidekick features Eric and Trevor in their not-so-heroic adventures training to be superhero sidekicks. With access to a grand mansion stocked with gadgets, these sidekicks get their fair share of action battling the bad guys. Now only if those super-powers would finally kick in. Fun, physical and full of your favorite comic book references.

Scaredy Squirrel is based on the popular book series by Canadian author Mélanie Watt , published by Kids Can Press , featuring an endearingly obsessive-compulsive hero. Scaredy lives in Balsa City and has the perfect job for a creative squirrel with a touch of OCD: stacking cans into elaborate displays at the Stash n’ Hoard grocery store. In his spare time, he is a huge paddleball fan and dreams of becoming the best paddler ever. At first glance, Scaredy may seem geeky and quirky, but he’s actually one cool confident squirrel. Comfortable in his fur, he makes no apologies for his idiosyncrasies and quirks, and that makes him totally awesome!

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana Enterprises and Thunderbird Films announced today that they have sold the live-action comedy series, Mr. Young, to Disney XD channels in the U.S. and around the world.

Territories in addition to the U.S. include the U.K., Spain, Portugal, Italy, the Netherlands, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The series will premiere in most territories this year.

Filmed in front of a live studio audience in Vancouver, Mr. Young stars Brendan Meyer as Adam Young, a whiz-kid-turned-teen genius who hit the books hard enough to get into university at the age of 9. Now, at the tender age of 14, he’s headed back to high school – as a teacher. Being the same age as his students, Adam finds himself trapped between two worlds – coping with his co-workers, who happen to be twice his age, while teaching his best friend (Gig Morton), the girl he has a crush on (Matreya Fedor), and the class bully (Kurt Ostlund). With one foot in the lunch room and the other foot in the staff room, it’s Mr. Young’s social life that’s being put to the test.

Produced by Thunderbird Films in association with Corus’ YTV, the series was created by Dan Signer, who also created and is showrunner on the smash hit Disney Channel series A.N.T. Farm., and was previously senior writer/producer on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and The Suite Life on Deck. Mr. Young premiered in Canada in March on YTV and has quickly become one of the network’s top-rated series. Thunderbird Films has commenced production on a second season, bringing the total number of episodes to 52.

“Both Nelvana and Thunderbird are delighted to be working with a company like Disney that shows such a commitment to delivering quality entertainment on a global scale,” said Jerry Diaz, Vice-President, Worldwide Sales, Nelvana Enterprises. “We are confident that audiences around the world will embrace the wit and charm of Mr. Young as much as they have in Canada.”

“We are thrilled to be on Disney XD,” said Michael Shepard, President of Thunderbird Films. “The show is beyond hilarious and we must point to the show’s creator, Dan Signer, who is a real life creative genius!”

Corus Entertainment’s YTV announced today that Mr. Young has been picked up for another season. Thunderbird Films will commence production of 26 new episodes in July, bringing the total number of episodes to 52. The live-action series premiered on March 1st and has quickly become one of the network’s top rated series. 

“We knew that Mr. Young would be a hit and we are thrilled that the series has taken off and found a following so quickly,” said Jocelyn Hamilton, Vice President, Original Programming, Kids, Comedy, Drama. “The show is fun and wacky, but most of all, it’s relatable to our audience; its fan base is constantly growing and is comprised of both kids and their parents. Mr. Young is a great addition to our successful line-up of comedy programming.”

“We’re absolutely overjoyed that Mr. Young has become such an instant success story; it is a tribute to the creative vision of Executive Producer Dan Signer, who heads up a top notch team of writers, and to our highly talented cast and crew,” said Michael Shepard, President, Thunderbird Films.

Filmed in front of a live studio audience in Vancouver, Mr. Young stars Brendan Meyer as Adam Young, a whiz-kid-turned-teen genius who hit the books hard enough to get into university at the age of 9. Now, at the tender age of 14, he’s headed back to high school – as a teacher. Being the same age as his students, Adam finds himself trapped between two worlds – coping with his co-workers, who happen to be twice his age, while teaching his best friend, the girl he has a crush on, and the class bully. With one foot in the lunch room and the other foot in the staff room, it’s Mr. Young’s social life that’s being put to the test.

Mr. Young airs on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT on YTV.

Viewers can also test their know-how and strive to be a virtual “teacher’s pet” by playing Extra Credit while watching the show. Found at YTV.com, Extra Credit is one of the first games of its kind in Canada – a dual screen experience encouraging viewers to log in to the game during the show to answer trivia questions based on the episode. Top scores for each show are posted online at YTV.com.

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana Enterprises is the international distribution agent for Mr. Young, while Nelvana and Thunderbird are co-distributing the series in the United States.

Corus Entertainment’s leading kids and family network, YTV, is giving viewers two new reasons to not change the dial this March.

Premiering Tuesday, March 1 is the new live-action comedy Mr. Young that follows the story of a child prodigy turned 14-year-old high school science teacher.

Beginning Monday, March 14, face plants and laughter ensue with the fun-filled adventures of teenage contestants as they tackle a medieval castle in the new game show Splatalot.

 

SERIES INFORMATION:

 

MR. YOUNG

Meet Adam Young (Brendan Meyer) – after completing grade nine in minutes as an eight-year-old, and going to university at age nine, Adam is now a 14-year-old college graduate entering the workforce as a high school science teacher. There is a challenge however, this child prodigy is the same age as his students and is trapped between two worlds. With one foot in the lunch room, and the other foot in the staff room, Adam must cope with his co-workers, who happen to be twice his age, his best friend, the girl he has a crush on, and the class bully. This live-action (26 x 30 minutes) comedy created by Dan Signer is produced by Thunderbird Films in association with YTV.

In episode one premiering on Tuesday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT, it’s 14-year-old Adam’s first day as a teacher. Just as everything seems to be going well, the ape-like Slab steals Adam’s master key and wreaks havoc throughout the school. Now, Adam must outwit the big oaf, or his first day on the job could be his last.

 

SPLATALOT

A medieval castle, a sludge filled moat and face-planting spills each week – welcome to Splatalot, Canada’s newest physical game show filled with big wipes and laughter. Featuring Canada’s largest obstacle course, all 26-episodes of Splatalot highlight 12 thrill-seeking teen contestants, dubbed Attackers, who compete in three cringe-inducing rounds: Cross the Moat, Storm the Castle, and Steal the Crown. The Defenders of Splatalot, an international squad of six medieval-themed gladiators, do their best to protect the castle from the Attackers – leaving one to be crowned Prince or Princess of Splatalot.

Hosted by comedian Matt Chin and Jason Agnew, who will each provide jabs of verbal variety along the way, Splatalot is produced by marblemedia in association with YTV and will premiere on Monday, March 14 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.