Good news keeps coming for Burnaby-based TV show

Mr. Young announces it will be picked up in Latin America and Carribean in 2012; show premiered this week in U.S.

The good news just keeps coming for a Burnaby-based TV show that has already made a big name for itself in Canada since premiering a few months ago.

Mr. Young, about a whiz-kid-turned-teen genius who finishes university and returns to high school as a teacher at the age of 14, has been picked up by Cartoon Network Latin America, and will begin airing in Latin America and the Carribean in 2012.

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Earlier this month, the show announced it would be airing on Disney XD channels around the globe. The show premiered in the U.S. yesterday, and will be running daily for the next two weeks.

Starring Brendan Meyer as Adam Young, the show has been a hit for Canadian-based YTV and is currently one of the top-rated shows for the network.

Filmed in a studio on Byrne Road in South Burnaby, the show is midway through airing its first season and currently filming its second season, which will air in 2012 in Canada.

The show is done in a multi-camera live audience format, with a studio audience invited in to the set once a week for filming in the 45,000 square foot sound stage.

Publicist Julie Frittaion notes that the live filming usually happens on Fridays, but this week and next, it's moved to Thursday.

The show is open to audience members aged 10 and up, and there are prizes, pizza and a chance for autographs. Tickets are free and still available for all upcoming shows, with doors opening at 4 p.m. Filming is scheduled for Sept. 29; Oct. 6, 21 and 28; Nov. 4, 10 and 25; and Dec. 2, 9 and 16.

Studio tours are also available for large groups and classes.

For tickets, email or call 604-433-0779.

Mr. Young airs on YTV on Tuesday and Saturday night at 6:30 p.m., and Sundays at 8:30 p.m.

Helping out

The show is also gearing up for this weekend's CIBC Run for the Cure, with cast and crew - including young stars Meyer, Matreya Fedor and Gig Morton - participating on a team dubbed Finnegan's Flyers, after the fictitious high school in the show. Run for the Cure, which raises funds for breast cancer research, is happening this coming Sunday, Oct. 2, in Vancouver.

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