It's Alive! (TV series)

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It's Alive!
It's Alive! logo.png
Created byKevin Lund
Written byKevin Lund
Ben Joseph
Josh Morris
Franklin Young
Julie Donoahue
Jessica Wright
Directed byKevin Lund
Rick Watts
StarringTaulene Ayoub
Jennifer Baxter
Mike Beaver
Shayleen Butler
Haydn Chase
Jeff Colt
Stacey DePass
Eva Preger
Adrian Pryce
Patricia Ribeiro
Jamie Shannon
Tikka Sherman
Ian Sirota
Danny Smith
Robert Tinkler
Scott Yaphe
Jason Walker
Mark Adam Zeifman
Composer(s)Richard Rodwell
Camille Rodwell
Country of originCanada
Executive producer(s)Kevin Lund
Josh Morris
Ian Murray
Producer(s)Josh Morris
Kevin Lund
Rick Watts
Production location(s)YTV Canada
Toronto, Ontario
Editor(s)Ian Gardner
Running time90 minutes (Season 1)
60 minutes (Seasons 2-3)
30 minutes (Season 4)
Production company(s)GRC Productions
Original networkYTV
Original release1993 (1993) –
1997 (1997)
Followed byUh Oh!

It's Alive! is a Canadian children's variety show that aired on YTV between 1993 and 1997. Coined "the least educational show on television", the show mainly consisted of comedy sketches, celebrity interviews, musical performances, game shows, and obstacle challenges. In its original six-episode first season, episodes were 1½ hours long, which also contained an episode of programs including Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, and Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons. Starting in the second season, the show was cut back to one hour with the television programs dropped from the show. In the fourth and final season, the show was cut to a half-hour. Most of the sketches and the obstacle courses were shot at various locations in Toronto, while the musical performances, game show segments, and celebrity interviews were done in front of a live studio audience full of children at YTV's studios in Toronto. A unique aspect of the show was the use of product placements including 3DO, Crispers, and Canada Games. The game show, Uh Oh!, which was inspired on a game show parody sketch during its second season, later became a spin-off show after It's Alive! ended in 1997.

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