Mr. Young
Created byDan Signer
StarringBrendan Meyer
Matreya Fedor
Gig Morton
Kurt Ostlund
Milo Shandel
Emily Tennant
Raini Rodriguez
Theme music composerSteve Bays
Paul Hawley
Luke Paquin
Opening theme"Who You Calling Kid"
performed by Hot Hot Heat
ComposerJames Jandrisch
Country of originCanada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes80 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producersDan Signer
Howard Nemetz (season 2–3)
Michael Shepard
Tim Gamble
Co-Executive Producer:
Howard Nemetz (season 1)
ProducersVictoria Hirst
Alexandra Raffe
Lisa Richardson
Production locations5828 Byrne Road
Burnaby, British Columbia[1]
(taping location)
EditorsDaria Ellerman
Warren Hickman
Kirk Hay
Camera setupVideotape; Multi-camera
Running time22 minutes 26 seconds (approximately)
Production companiesThunderbird Films
Gravy Boat Productions
Original release
NetworkYTV
ReleaseMarch 1, 2011 (2011-03-01) –
November 28, 2013 (2013-11-28)

Mr. Young is a Canadian television series that premiered on March 1, 2011, on YTV. The series was filmed in Burnaby, British Columbia. The series was created by Dan Signer (who also worked on Disney Channel series such as The Suite Life on Deck and A.N.T. Farm), and stars Brendan Meyer, Matreya Fedor, and Gig Morton as attendees of Finnegan High School. Further main cast includes Kurt Ostlund, Emily Tennant, and Milo Shandel. Set between 2010 and 2014, the show follows the lives of the students and faculty of Finnegan High over a four-year period, where the characters deal with such topics as romantic relationships, friendships, acceptance, self-worth and the importance of community. The first half of Season 1 is set during the main characters’ Grade 9 year, while the remainder of Season 1 until the end of Season 2 is set during their Grade 10 year. The remainder of the series spans their Grade 11 year, with the final two episodes being set in June 2014, shortly before the students graduate Grade 12. The show ended its run on November 28, 2013, with three seasons and 80 episodes.

Premise

Mr. Young centers on Adam Young (Brendan Meyer), a child prodigy who graduated from university at the age of 14. He decides to come back to high school as a science teacher to live the high school "experience". 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 only 14, his students have little respect for him, and he often gets into trouble with the principal for his childlike behaviour.

Episodes

Main article: List of Mr. Young episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
126March 1, 2011 (2011-03-01)December 13, 2011 (2011-12-13)
226January 12, 2012 (2012-01-12)October 9, 2012 (2012-10-09)
328October 16, 2012 (2012-10-16)November 28, 2013 (2013-11-28)

Cast and characters

Main

Recurring

Production

The series was created and executive produced by Dan Signer. The series was filmed in front of a live studio audience at 5828 Byrne Road, in Burnaby, British Columbia.[9]

The series began taping on Thursday, September 30, 2010 and production of Season 1 was completed on Friday, April 15, 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.[10][11] Filming of Season 2 began in early July 2011 and continued through to January 2012.[12] Afterwards, the show had a third season of 28 episodes, bringing the episode total to 80 episodes. This third and final season aired from October 16, 2012, to November 28, 2013.

Broadcast and release

On September 7, 2011, Corus Entertainment's[9] Nelvana Enterprises and Thunderbird Films announced that they had sold the live-action comedy series to Disney XD[13] channels United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.[14] Nelvana Enterprises is the international distribution agent for Mr. Young, while Nelvana and Thunderbird are co-distributing the series in the United States.[15][16]

References

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  9. ^ a b Corus Entertainment Corporate Press Release
  10. ^ Wendy Goldman Getzler (April 29, 2011). "YTV's Mr. Young gets second season". Kidscreen. Retrieved May 19, 2011.
  11. ^ Young Mr. Young goes to high school by Amanda Ash [1], The Vancouver Sun, March 1, 2011.
  12. ^ Mr. Young renewed for Season 2 [2], TV-Eh, April 28, 2011.
  13. ^ Disney XD
  14. ^ "Mr. Young renewed for season 2 | TV, eh?".
  15. ^ Disney Buys Vancouver-made Kids TV Show - The Province[permanent dead link]
  16. ^ Whiz kid turned teen genius Mr. Young acquired by Disney XD around the World - Stockhouse [3] Archived 2012-03-29 at the Wayback Machine