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Mr. Young
Genre Sitcom
Created by Dan Signer
Starring Brendan Meyer
Gig Morton
Matreya Fedor
Kurt Ostlund
Milo Shandel
Emily Tennant
Opening theme Who You Calling Kid?
performed by Hot Hot Heat
Country of origin Canada
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 15 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive
producer(s)
Dan Signer
Editor(s) Daria Ellerman
Warren Hickman
Location(s) Vancouver, British Columbia (taping location)
Camera setup Videotape; Multi-camera
Running time 22-23 minutes (approximately)
Production
company(s)
Thunderbird Films
Distributor YTV (Canada)
Disney XD (USA, UK, Spain, Portugal, Italy, the Netherlands, Central & Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia and New Zealand)
Broadcast
Original channel YTV
Audio format Stereo
Original run March 1, 2011 – present
External links
Disney XD website


Mr. Young” is a Canadian comedy series that premiered on March 1, 2011 on YTV. The series is shot in front of a live audience in Burnaby, British Columbia. The series was created by Dan Signer (The Suite Life on Deck, A.N.T. Farm), and stars Brendan Meyer, Matreya Fedor and Gig Morton as attendants of Finnegan High School. Further main cast includes Kurt Ostlund, Emily Tennant, and Milo Shandel.

PremiseEdit

Mr. Young” centers on child teacher Adam Young (Brendan Meyer), who graduated from university at the age of fourteen. He decides to come back to high school to live the high school experience, only he becomes the science teacher at the school. He reunites with childhood best friend Derby (Gig Morton) and encounters the school bully, Slab (Kurt Ostlund), and a student in his class whom he has a crush on, named Echo (Matreya Fedor). However because he is fourteen, his students have little respect for him, and he often gets into trouble with the principal.[1]

ProductionEdit

The series was created and is executive produced by Dan Signer. The series is filmed in front of a live studio audience at 5828 Byrne Road, in Burnaby, British Columbia.[1]

The series began taping on Thursday, September thirty, 2010 and production of Season one was completed on Friday, April fifteen, 2011. Through their Facebook page, YTV announced on March 31, 2011 that Mr. Young was the No. 1 show on their network. On April 29, 2011 the series was renewed for a second season.[2][3] Filming of Season two began in early July 2011 and continued through to January 2012.[4]

Season 1Edit

The series began taping in Thursday, September thirty, 2010 and production of Season 1 was completed on Friday, April 15, 2011. Most of the episodes of Mr. Young on Season one, is about Adam Young trying to impress Echo with the help of Derby in episodes such as Mr. Ballerina, Mr. Big Brother and Mr. Meteor. There are some romantic moments with Adam and Echo, shown in Mr. Picture Day, Mr. Detention and Mr. DNA. Students such as Derby and Slab (Kurt Ostlund) sometimes make Adam leave or try to make him appreciate them in episodes like Mr. Elderman and Mr. Space. Principal Tater (Milo Shandel) also gets pranked, like in Mr. DNA and Mr. Impossible. Adam and Ivy (Emily Tennant) don't really get along in the first episode. Mr. Space is the first one hour long special of Mr. Young. Mr. Mummy aired in the U.S along with the Disney XD show Kickin' It before it aired in Canada.

Season 2Edit

On April 29, 2011 the series was renewed for a second season.[2][3] Filming of Season 2 began in early July 2011 and continued until January 2012.[4] 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 1 and has quickly become one of the network’s top rated series. Filmed in front of a live studio audience in Burnaby, British Columbia, 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 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.

Season 3Edit

In April 2012 YTV and Disney XD renewed Mr. Young for a third season. Production of Mr. Young season three began on May ten, 2012 and ended on October 26, 2012.

Special episodesEdit

Title Ratings Air date
"Mr. Space" 6.3 November 29, 2011
"Mr. Summer Vacation" 7.0 March 12, 2012
"Mr. Finale" TBA 2014

CastEdit

Principal castEdit

  • Brendan Meyer[5] as Adam Young Adam is a 14 year old boy who is a genius. He is teaching science class at Finnegan High School. He wants to relive his life in high school because he graduated early and couldn't go to high school. But for him the life in high school is very hard. (other teachers, students, principals, & etc) He is also in love with one of his students Echo in almost every episode you see Derby is trying to help Adam get Echo. Adam and Echo kissed in the 90 minute special (after a lot of work that makes him go back to or refer to previous episodes, such as Mr. Elephant, Mr. Magic and Mr. Dance), Mr. First Impression.
  • Matreya Fedor[6] as Echo Zizzleswift a student at Finnegan High School. She is in Adam's science class. Echo also cares deeply about the environment and other people. She is thoughtful, socially aware, a tad bit gullible, and secretly likes all things to do with science-fiction. Adam has a crush on her, but she seems completely unaware to this. She is on and off as good friends and sometimes enemies with Adam, Ivy, Derby and Slab. Though, in Mr. Double Date, she realizes that Adam likes her and that she likes him too. They kissed in the 90 minute special, Mr. First Impression. Her last name was announced in "Mr. College". She has a pet hamster named Mr. Tickleschmootz who later mated with Slab's hamster Slab Jr.
  • Gig Morton[7] as Derby von Derbotsford a dimwitted student at Finnegan High School. He has a crush on Ivy, Adam's sister, but is always rejected and ignored by her . He also has a tendency to wear and provide costumes and hosts a radio show named "Drive Time with Derby". Derby is Adam's best friend and also his student, a line that Derby’s more than happy to blur; almost every time Adam teaches, he falls asleep as with much of the other students. Derby is a class clown and is skilled in pranking, also being known as the "Gagmeister General", who Principal Tater doesn't know is, even after Derby admitted to being him. His last name is von Derbotsford. In the 90-minute special, Mr. First Impression, he sings a song named "Derby Style", a parody of Gangnam Style.
  • Kurt Ostlund[8] as Jordan 'Slab' Slabinski, the doltish bully of Finnegan High School. Though his behavior is aggressive, "Slab" likes doing ballet, looking at the stars, and friendship. Though he tends to pull pranks on people, and bullies nerds specificially, he says he does it to conceal his feelings. Even though he bullies Derby often by putting him in trash cans, he occasionally helps him out. Although he is a bully he does have feelings for other people such as Brap, a person raised by elephants, but changed by Ivy. He also has a fear of milk. He has two gerbils, two guinea pigs and a hamster who mated with Echo's hamster Mr. Tickleschmootz, all named Slab Jr. In Mr Memory he starts dating Ivy.
  • Emily Tennant[9] as Ivy Young, Adam's rude elder sister. She tends to be rude to a lot of people, sometimes even the teachers. She loves shopping and bossing Adam around. Though deep down she truly does care about Adam and other people and will help them out. She used to have a crush on Hutch Anderson But in Mr Memory she starts dating Slab. Ivy is a stereotypical blonde and is attractive to the male students. She also is a reporter for the school newspaper, along with Echo.

Recurring castEdit

  • Milo Shandel[10] as Principal Tater, the principal of Finnegan High School who often checks up on Mr. Young and his class. He is suspicous frequently can be quite ditsy, scoring in the 15th percentile of the Stanford-Binet IQ Test. He is also afraid of cinnamon, after an incident during his childhood, and refers to his mother as "mommy".
  • Raugi Yu as Dang, is the school's janitor. He usually appears out of nowhere when people mention his name, as well as being able to do actions with himself, such as playing beach volleyball. He is very skilled at martial arts and is also shown to have a passion for leaf monkeys, Halloween, and says the word "demon" for things like robots, calling them "steel demons". Occasionally he wears a giant purple cowboy hat with feathers, which he calls his "Fancy Hat". He lives at Finnegan High and almost never wants to leave because leaf monkeys do not live there, who would steal his fancy hat. Dang has a twin brother named Ding that he disliked because Ding married a duck named Shirley. Dang forgave his brother who was Echo disguised as Dang (Dang could not tell the difference between Echo in disguise and his brother) because he saw Slab's mother and exclaimed, "There are worse things to marry than duck!".
  • Paula Shaw as Ms. Byrne, an elderly, clueless history teacher who is in charge of the science club and school newspaper. She has bad memory, often shown to forget things that she saw or heard a few seconds ago. She always teaches the same thing every class: The War of 1812, always starting off as "Who has heard of the War of 1812?" before all the students raise up their hands. It has also been suggested in several episodes that she is extremely old, though she disagrees. Notable examples include "Mr. Younger Man" where she claims to have seen Haley's Comet 6 times already, "Mr. Discovery," where she is shown being alive in the prehistoric ages, and in "Mr. Servant" where she is seen to have been "Miss Constantinople."Mr Summer Vacation" showed her complaining about it being to hot for her, causing Adam to ask if it was global warming and Ms. Byrne saying " No, before there was a sun!" She also uses ancient tools like using a 4,000 year old abacus for a computer. It is revealed that her mother is still alive and even her grandma. It is also shown that she has many elderly grandchildren.
  • Anna Galvin as Rachel Young, Ivy's and Adam's mother. She delivers meals to seniors and can sometimes be helpful. She can be dishonest (she claimed during the school carnival that there was a giant man-eating chicken in her booth, when in reality it was a tall man eating chicken named Tim) and sometimes does not care about Adam's feelings (once she sold his comic collection with his knowledge). She was schoolmates with Principal Tater once and was framed and suspended for putting glue in the mascot's costume which made Tater Bald. She was also once a cheerleader at Finnegan High.
  • Brett Dier as Hutch Anderson. He is Ivy's crush and is on and off as Ivy's boyfriend (he has had other girlfriends). He is very gentleman-like and is a lifeguard and tried to save Adam (who was dressed like a mummy) because of his oath. He helped Ivy's mother take out the trash in one episode. He played Romeo in the school play Romeo and Juliet, but had to leave because Ivy put itching powder makeup on him to stop him from kissing Echo.
  • Amit Josan as Fortran, a pointless nerd that Slab and Derby pick on. He has allergies and takes allergy medicine. He plays the violin as shown in the episode, "Mr. Tickleschmootz".
  • Gordon Myren as Arthur (Animated, Robotic, Teenager, Hippopotamus, Umbrella, Rainbow). Arthur is a robotic student created by Adam in the episode, "Mr. Roboto". Then, in "Mr. Roboto 2.0" he was replacing everyone with robots at Finngean High School. Then, in "Mr. and Mrs. Roboto" he revealed that he now has a robotic family.

International release and distributionEdit

On September seven, 2011, Corus Entertainment's[1] Nelvana Enterprises and Thunderbird Films announced that they had sold the live-action comedy series to Disney XD[11] 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.[12] The series is set to premiere in most territories this year. Nelvana Enterprises is the international distribution agent for Mr. Young, while Nelvana and Thunderbird are co-distributing the series in the United States.[13][14]

On September 27, 2011, Nelvana Enterprises announced that it had also sold distribution rights to the series to the Latin American version of Cartoon Network, which premiered on April 30, 2012.[15]

Country / Region Channel Series premiere Title in country
Canada YTV

ABC Spark

March 1, 2011

March 24, 2012

Mr. Young
France Canal J August 28, 2011 M. Young
Israel Arutz HaYeladim September 18, 2011 מר יאנג
United States Disney Channel October 22, 2011

October 23, 2011

Mr. Young
Disney XD September 26, 2011
Poland Disney XD (Poland) December 3, 2011 Mr. Young
United Kingdom Disney XD (UK & Ireland) December 2011 (sneak peek)

January 15, 2012 (premiere)

Mr. Young
Italy Disney XD (Italy)

Disney Channel (Italy) Frisbee (TV channel)

January 16, 2012

February 7, 2012 October 31, 2012

Professor Young
Netherlands Disney XD (Netherlands) April 16, 2012 Mr. Young
Turkey Disney XD (Turkey) April 1, 2012 Sayın Genç
South Africa Disney XD (South Africa) April 16, 2012 Mr. Young
Chile Cartoon Network Latin America April 30, 2012 El Sr. Young
Colombia
Honduras
Peru
Mexico
Panama
Uruguay
Venezuela
Dominican Republic
Argentina Cartoon Network (Argentina) April 30, 2012 El Sr. Young
Brazil Cartoon Network (Brazil) April 30, 2012 Senhor Young
Spain Disney XD and Disney Channel 2012 El Sr. Young
Hungary A fiatal tanár
Romania Tanar professor
Czech Republic Mladá učitelka
Greece Ο κύριος. νέος
Ukraine Містер. молодий
Bulgaria Младият учител
Portugal Disney Channel (Portugal) January 7, 2013 Professor Young
Australia Disney Channel (Australia) Season 1 July 2, 2012

Season 2 (Cancelled)

Mr.Young
New Zealand
Pakistan Disney Channel Middle East/Disney XD 2012 Mr. Young
Sri Lanka

EpisodesEdit

Main article: List of Mr. Young episodes

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 26 March 1, 2011 (CAN)

September 26, 2011 (USA)[16]

December 13, 2011(CAN)

February 13, 2012 (USA)

2 26 March 12, 2012 (CAN)

June 11, 2012 (USA)

October 9, 2012 (CAN)

February 24, 2013 (USA)

3 26 October 16, 2012 (CAN)

TBA (USA)

TBA (CAN)

TBA (USA)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Corus Entertainment Corporate Press Release
  2. ^ a b Wendy Goldman Getzler (April 29, 2011). "YTV’s Mr. Young gets second season". Kidscreen. Retrieved May 19, 2011.
  3. ^ a b Young Mr. Young goes to high school by Amanda Ash [1], The Vancouver Sun, March 1, 2011.
  4. ^ a b Mr. Young renewed for Season 2 [2], TV-Eh, April 28, 2011.
  5. ^ "YTV Shows: Top Kids Shows and Movies from YTV". YTV.com. Retrieved 2012-05-07.
  6. ^ "YTV Shows: Top Kids Shows and Movies from YTV". YTV.com. Retrieved 2012-05-07.
  7. ^ "YTV Shows: Top Kids Shows and Movies from YTV". YTV.com. Retrieved 2012-05-07.
  8. ^ "YTV Shows: Top Kids Shows and Movies from YTV". YTV.com. Retrieved 2012-05-07.
  9. ^ "YTV Shows: Top Kids Shows and Movies from YTV". YTV.com. Retrieved 2012-05-07.
  10. ^ "YTV Shows: Top Kids Shows and Movies from YTV". YTV.com. Retrieved 2012-05-07.
  11. ^ Disney XD
  12. ^ http://www.tv-eh.com/2011/04/28/mr-young-renewed-for-season-2/
  13. ^ Disney Buys Vancouver-made Kids TV Show - The Province
  14. ^ Whiz kid turned teen genius Mr. Young acquired by Disney XD around the World - Stockhouse [3]
  15. ^ Nelvana Sells Comedy Series to Latin American Cartoon Network, Broadcaster Magazine, September 27, 2011.
  16. ^ http://www.locatetv.com/tv/mr-young/season-1/7320624

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