About a Girl (TV series)

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About a Girl
About a Girl screenshot.JPG
Created byAdam Tobin
Opening theme"Blue Kitchen" by Combine the Victorious
Composer(s)Hal Beckett
Daniel Ingram
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Tim O'Donnell
Shawn Williamson
Stephen Heyges
Producer(s)Cynthia Chapman
CinematographyPhilip Linzey
Editor(s)Luis Lam
Roger Mattiussi
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time22–24 minutes
Production company(s)Brightlight Pictures
Student Body II Productions
DistributorGlobal Television Network
Original networkE! (Canada)
The N (United States)
Original releaseOctober 5, 2007 (2007-10-05) – February 29, 2008 (2008-02-29)

About a Girl is a Canadian comedy series which premiered on October 5, 2007 on The N in the U.S. and Global in Canada. It was the first scripted comedy for The N.[1] The series ended with 13 episodes in its only season.


About a Girl centers around Amy Ryan, a college student who moves into a house off-campus when her dorm room turns out to be unacceptable. However, her new roommates are four guys. Things are not always smooth as she tries to either adjust to or change their habits and wrestles with her unrequited attraction to one of them.


The roommates[edit]

  • Amy Ryan (Chiara Zanni) – A sophomore girl in college that believed would be not as difficult, "a walk in the park."[2] After the college dorms are a dud, she had to move in with four guys (Jason, Dude, McRitchie, and Benny), rather than living in the college dorm rooms.[1]
  • Jason[1] (Jesse Hutch) – One of the roommates that Amy lives with and who Amy has a crush on. The problem is he has a commitment issue in relationships.[2]
  • Dude[1] (Sandy Robson) – He is usually eccentric and relaxed and gives his roommates some helpful insight. He is also the landlord for the house that he, Jason, McRitchie, Benny, and Amy live in.[2]
  • McRitchie[1] (Braden Williams) – He does not think before he acts, disregarding the consequences that could happen with his actions. Also, he acts like Amy's bodyguard since he is protective of her.[2]
  • Benny[1] (Marshall Porter) – He is the youngest of the roommates and also the cleanest, but does not pay attention to what his messy roommates do to the house. He also has a crush on Amy, but does not think he will get anything, but Amy is the one person that Benny seems comfortable talking to.[2]

Other characters[edit]

  • Erin (Kristie Marsden) – Amy's best friend that is all about boys and about having fun. She is straight forward and blunt when it comes to the truth, even if it may be considered harsh.[2]
  • Stacy – aka 'Laguna Bitch' (Chelan Simmons) – One of Amy's peer that is there to make fun of her in front of classmates.[2]
  • Mrs. Ryan (Lynda Boyd) – Amy's mother and also refers to her as "Crazy Lady"[2]
  • Felicia (Amber Borycki) – Jason's girlfriend, but they are always breaking up and then making up.
  • Stan (aka "Stan the Man") (Dustin Milligan) – Stan was the 5th roommate until he left to go on tour with a band called State of Shock.[2]


No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
1"About a Pilot"Neal IsraelAdam TobinOctober 5, 2007 (2007-10-05)101
Amy Ryan is starting her sophomore year of college and moves in with Jason, McRitchie, Benny, and Dude.
2"About the Rules"Mina ShumMike LangworthyOctober 12, 2007 (2007-10-12)102
Tired of the house being a constant mess, Amy starts to enforce new rules around the house, but the guys don't like them.
3"About a Job"James GennMaisha ClossonOctober 19, 2007 (2007-10-19)103
Amy gets a job on campus but her employer is giving her some unwanted attention.
4"About a Flood"Brian K. RobertsAdam TobinOctober 26, 2007 (2007-10-26)104
The Alpha sorority house floods and Stacy stays at the guy's house.
5"About a Break-Up"Mina ShumLaurie ParresNovember 2, 2007 (2007-11-02)105
Amy's boyfriend breaks up with her and she's having a hard time dealing with it.
6"About a Visit"Mark SawersMaisha ClossonNovember 9, 2007 (2007-11-09)106
Amy's mother visits her but doesn't know that she is living with four guys.
7"About a Dream"Brain K. RobertsAmy Engelberg & Wendy EngelbergNovember 16, 2007 (2007-11-16)107
Amy has a romantic dream about Jason and Benny has a romantic dream about Amy.
8"About a Prank"Neal IsraelAmy Engelberg & Wendy EngelbergJanuary 19, 2008 (2008-01-19)108
Amy and the guys prank each other.
9"About an F-Word"Brain K. RobertsAmy Engelberg & Wendy EngelbergJanuary 26, 2008 (2008-01-26)109
Amy drops out of her major after she fails a test.
10"About an All-Niter"Pat WilliamsLaurie ParresFebruary 9, 2008 (2008-02-09)110
Amy teaches the guys how to properly study by taking them to the library, but the guys find other things to "study" while there.
11"About a Boot"Pat WilliamsMaisha Closson & Laurie ParresFebruary 16, 2008 (2008-02-16)111
Amy gets pulled over for speeding and her car gets booted when the officer informs her of 171 unpaid parking tickets.
12"About a Tent"Brain K. RobertsAdam TobinFebruary 22, 2008 (2008-02-22)112
Amy, Erin, and the guys go camping. McRitchie and Benny come across a nudist gathering.
13"About a Homecoming"Brain K. RobertsStory by : Tim O'Donnell
Teleplay by : Mike Langworthy and Tim O'Donnell
February 29, 2008 (2008-02-29)113
Stan "The Man" comes home for a band gig. Erin tells Amy the real reason why Stan returned. Stan tells Jason that he should prioritize Amy because Stan won't be on tour forever. Then Jason asks Amy to go out on a date.


  1. ^ a b c d e f "The N Is All About a Girl This Summer as the Teen Network Commences Production on Its First Scripted Comedy" (Press release). The N. August 14, 2007. Archived from the original on 2016-09-21. Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "About a Girl (TV Series)." Rediff Pages. India Abroad, n.d. Web. 14 Oct. 2014. <http://pages.rediff.com/about-a-girl--tv-series-/1617289>.

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