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Young Mr. Young goes to high school

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Story published in the Vancouver Sun on February 28, 2011.


Mr. Young gives a new meaning to the high school experience.

The brand new YTV comedy sitcom, taped in front of a live studio audience in Burnaby, follows the story of 14-year-old child prodigy Adam Young (played by Vancouver’s Brendan Meyer) who graduates early and chooses to become a high-school science teacher.

The brilliant and talented Mr. Young could easily have headed straight for a glorious job in the adult world. Instead, he opts for the bullies, crushes and giggles of high school — but as a teacher.

According to Mr. Young’s executive producer and writer Dan Signer, it’s the ups and downs we share during our teenage years that make us who we are.

“The biggest theme of the show is this genius kid who decides to become a teacher, which isn’t what people expected him to do. If he’s this genius, he’s more likely to work at NASA or something,” explains Signer.

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