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Life with Boys
Created byMichael Poryes
Directed byStefan Scaini
Steve Wright
StarringTorri Webster
Madison Pettis
Nathan McLeod
Michael Murphy
Jake Goodman
Sandy Jobin-Bevans
Opening theme"A Wonderful Life" performed by Katia Zuccarelli and Torri Webster
Ending theme"A Wonderful Life" (reprise)
ComposersCraig McConnell and Justin Forsley
Country of originCanada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes40 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producersMichael Poryes
Helen Lebeau
Jocelyn Hamilton
Tracey Dodokin
Steven Bawol
Steven Peterman
Doug Murphy
Douglas Lieblein (season 2)
Colin Bohm (season 2)
ProducersJim Corston
Nicholas Rose
(co-executive, season 1)
Douglas Lieblein
(co-executive, season 1)
Ari Posner (co-executive, season 2)
Heather Wordham (co-executive, season 2)
EditorJeff Geisel
Running time22-42 minutes
Production companiesNelvana Enterprises
Helion Pictures
Original release
NetworkYTV
ReleaseSeptember 9, 2011 (2011-09-09) –
August 27, 2013 (2013-08-27)

Life with Boys is a Canadian teen sitcom that aired in Canada on YTV from September 9, 2011 through August 27, 2013. The sitcom stars Torri Webster, Madison Pettis, Nathan McLeod, Michael Murphy, Jake Goodman, and Sandy Jobin-Bevans. The show follows Tess Foster (Webster) as she copes with living in a home with just boys: her widowed father Jack (Jobin-Bevans) and Gabe (McLeod), Spencer (Goodman), and Sam (Murphy), who are her brothers. With the help of her best friend Allie (Pettis), she pulls through.[1] Life with Boys is created by Michael Poryes, who also co-created Hannah Montana and That's So Raven.

Life with Boys was renewed for a second season. Shooting started on September 4, 2012, in Toronto, Ontario.[2] On February 6, 2013, the series premiered on the American network TeenNick. The show was not renewed for a third season and was cancelled after season 2.

Premise

Set in Westfield, New Jersey, the series centers around Tess Foster as she navigates her way through the turmoil of teen life while living at home with her widowed, overprotective dad and three brothers. Although Tess admires the four important men in her life, they do have four totally different perspectives. Despite the shortcomings of being the only girl in a male household, the boys can sometimes offer solid advice. Whether it's building up the courage to talk to a boy, dealing with an obnoxious one, or coping with the repercussions of being the only girl on the boys' wrestling team, Life with Boys sheds a comedic light on many of life's difficult moments.

Characters

Main characters

(L-R) Jake Goodman, Nathan McLeod, Torri Webster, Michael Murphy and Madison Pettis

Recurring characters

Episodes

Main article: List of Life with Boys episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
122September 9, 2011 (2011-09-09)October 9, 2012 (2012-10-09)
218October 23, 2012 (2012-10-23)August 27, 2013 (2013-08-27)

Accolades

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2013 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series – Leading Young Actress Torri Webster Won [3]
Best Performance in a TV Series – Recurring Young Actor 17–21 Austin MacDonald Nominated
2014 Canadian Screen Awards Children's or youth fiction Life with Boys Nominated [4]
Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series - Leading Young Actor Nathan McLeod Nominated [5]
Best Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young Actor 17-21 Austin MacDonald Nominated

Broadcast

The series aired worldwide on Nickelodeon.

It previewed in the United States on December 28, 2012 and premiered on February 6, 2013 and ended on June 12, 2013. It premiered on April 23, 2012 in Africa. It premiered on November 21, 2011 and ended on December 22, 2012 in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It premiered in March 2012 in Australia, on March 15, 2012 in the Philippines, and on November 6, 2012 in New Zealand. In Canada the show started airing reruns on Nickelodeon Canada and ABC Spark on September 1, 2014 until April 30, 2017.

References

  1. ^ Press release (August 18, 2011). "Torri Webster And Madison Pettis Star In Nelvana Studio's Life With Boys Premiering September 9 On YTV". Reuters. Archived from the original on February 27, 2014. Retrieved September 23, 2011.
  2. ^ Madison Pettis [@MadisonPettis22] (September 4, 2012). "I'm in Toronto, Canada to start shooting Season 2 of #LifeWithBoys!!" (Tweet). Retrieved September 26, 2012 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". Young Artist Awards. Archived from the original on April 3, 2013. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
  4. ^ http://www.academy.ca/getmedia/72468887-8dc3-4406-82b5-8ae61d72da06/Academy_News_2014CSA_TV_Full_CSA_Nom.aspx[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "35th Annual Young Artist Awards". Young Artist Awards. Archived from the original on July 20, 2015. Retrieved April 14, 2014.