High School USA!
|High School USA!|
|Created by||Dino Stamatopoulos|
|Voices of||Vincent Kartheiser
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||12 (10 episodes so far if you count the banned episode) (List of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Nick Weidenfeld
|Running time||11 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Fragical Productions
|Original run||July 21, 2013– present|
High School USA! is an American animated series produced by Friends Night and Animation Domination High-Def Studios. The series was created and written by Dino Stamatopoulos; Nick Weidenfeld, Hend Baghdady and Stamatopoulos executive produce the series. The program holds a TV-MA rating, making it the first show on Fox to be given such a rating since Action. However, in reruns and new episodes it is rated TV-14.
The show is about the millennial high-school experience, following a clique of sunny, well-meaning students.
The drawing style is very similar to that of the Archie comics.
- Nathan Barnatt as Lamort Blackstein
- Jake Johnson as Mr. Structor
- Vincent Kartheiser as Marsh Merriweather
- Zosia Mamet as Amber Lamber
- Mandy Moore as Cassandra Barren
- T.J. Miller as Brad Slovee
- Dino Stamatopoulos as Mr. Merriwether, Various
- Ike Barinholtz as Various
- Rachel Butera as Ms. Slovee
- Jackie Hoffman as Mrs. Blackstein
- Jay Johnston as Officer Dumphy
- Sally Kellerman as Dolores Barren
- Mark Rivers as Various
- Michael K. Williams as Mr. Blackstein
- Ray Wise as Seymour Barren
- Moon Zappa as Mrs. Lamber
|Season||Episodes||Originally aired (U.S. dates)|
|Season premiere||Season finale|
|1||12||July 21, 2013|
Season 1 (2013)
On August 1, 2013, Fox ordered 6 additional episodes, totaling the season to 12 episodes.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Production
|1||1||"Bullies"||Doug Rowell||Dino Stamatopoulos||July 21, 2013||HSU-102||2.4|
|Marsh learns a lesson when Brad is accused of bullying. Cassandra gets ready for the “It Gets Better After High School” dance.|
|2||2||"Sexting"||Doug Rowell||Dino Stamatopoulos||July 27, 2013||HSU-103||1.5|
|When a personal picture of a classmate goes viral, Marsh must rally the other students to make the situation less embarrassing.|
|3||3||"Adderall"||Doug Rowell||Dino Stamatopoulos||August 3, 2013||HSU-104||1.1|
|The pressure of the upcoming S.A.T. exams pushes the gang to resort to popping pills. Blackstein needs another extracurricular activity for his college applications, so he joins the school's gay club and tries to hide the fact that he's straight.|
|4||4||"Heroes"||Doug Rowell||Dino Stamatopoulos||August 10, 2013||HSU-106||1.2|
|Marsh is starstruck when he meets his hero Garrett Philanders (Anders Holm), pioneer of the Candy Diet.|
|5||5||"Adoption"||Dino Stamatopoulos||August 17, 2013||HSU-105|
|When Cassandra finds out that she is adopted, the gang arranges for her to meet her biological parents in China.|
|6||6||"Best Friends Forever"||Dino Stamatopoulos||Unaired|
Amber learns that her mother stars in adult films.NOTE: This episode was not aired on the FOX network due to the Standards and Practices Department's concerns over its depiction of underage teenagers making porn with adults. It was for a brief time available only to paid subscribers of the Hulu Plus service. It has since been removed completely from the Hulu rotation.
|7||7||"Janitor Day"||Dino Stamatopoulos||November 2, 2013||HSU-107|
|High School USA! is about to lose all of its funding, unless the gang can find a way to get test scores up.|
|8||8||"Choices"||Dino Stamatopoulos||November 9, 2013||HSU-108|
|Amber finds out that she's pregnant. With the help of the gang she'll have to decide whether to keep the baby or have an abortion.|
|9||9||"The Early 90s"||Dino Stamatopoulos||November 16, 2013||HSU-109|
|Mr. Structor challenges the gang to spend a day as if they were back in the 1990s without modern technology and as a result hilarity ensues.|
|10||10||"Gun Control"||Dino Stamatopoulos||November 23, 2013||HSU-110|
|Cassandra and Amber run for student council president and Marsh questions the school's new self-protection policy.|
|11||11||"Rumsprinabreakers"||Dino Stamatopoulos||November 30, 2013||HSU-111|
|Marsh is worried for Brad's safety when Brad has a Spring Break fling with an Amish Girl.|
|12||12||"Sweet 16"||Dino Stamatopoulos||November 30, 2013||HSU-112|
|Marsh realizes he has a hard time dealing with death once Cassandra's dad passes away.|
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