Mr. D

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Mr. D
Mr. D title card.jpg
GenreSitcom
Created byGerry Dee
Michael Volpe
StarringGerry Dee
Jonathan Torrens
Lauren Hammersley
Booth Savage
Bette MacDonald
Naomi Snieckus
Darrin Rose
Mark Little
Wes Williams
Mark Forward
Opening theme"I'm Awesome" by Spose
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons8
No. of episodes88 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Gerry Dee
Michael Volpe
Production location(s)Halifax, Nova Scotia
Running timeApprox. 22 minutes
Production company(s)Topsail Entertainment
Gerard ADHD Entertainment
Release
Original networkCBC
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseJanuary 9, 2012 (2012-01-09) –
December 18, 2018 (2018-12-18)
External links
Official website

Mr. D is a Canadian television series starring comedian Gerry Dee. The series follows the misadventures of an underqualified schoolteacher named Gerry Duncan, nicknamed Mr. D. It debuted on CBC on January 9, 2012.

Cast[edit]

  • Gerry Dee as Gerry Duncan:[1] an under-qualified high school social studies teacher who prefers to be called Mr. D by the children and is jealous when the school's actual Mr. D (Paul Dwyer) returns to Xavier Academy. During Season 8, he is promoted to the role of principal of Xavier Academy.
  • Jonathan Torrens as Robert Cheeley:[2] Robert is the vice principal of the school but his bizarre character traits make it difficult for his colleagues to respect him. He becomes co-principal with Lisa in season 6 and sole principal at the end of season 6. In Season 8, he is co-vice-principal with Mr. Dwyer.
  • Lauren Hammersley as Lisa Mason:[3] a competent and responsible former teacher and principal, known for her traditional teaching style. In the seventh season, she is the school guidance counselor.
  • Bette MacDonald as Trudy Walsh:[4] the school secretary who runs much of the day-to-day business at Xavier Academy.
  • Naomi Snieckus as Bobbi Galka:[5] the confident and respected PE teacher at Xavier Academy.
  • Darrin Rose as Bill:[6] Gerry's roommate and a womanizing bachelor who works as the local bartender, until the bar closes in the final season. He then runs a smoothie bar at Xavier Academy.
  • Mark Little as Simon Hunt:[7] the science teacher of the school, he is weak and a typical science geek who is also assistant coach of the girls' basketball team.
  • Wes Williams as Paul Dwyer:[8] Paul is cool and loved by all the teachers, and was the original Mr. D to the children before he left. During the final season, he is the co-vice-principal of Xavier Academy with Robert Cheeley. Gerry is often jealous of Dwyer and feels that he is in competition with him.
  • Suresh John as Malik:[9] the mysterious school custodian with an unusual history.
  • Kathleen Phillips as Emma Terdie:[10] Emma is the librarian who runs a tight ship and demands that rules are followed and that things are always done by the book in her library.
  • Bill Wood as Frank:[11] the school's guidance counselor and assistant basketball coach to Mr. D. He uses crutches to walk.
  • Emma Hunter as Nisha Cochran, who is hired in Season 5 to replace Mr. D when he's fired by Ms. Mason. She has a relationship with Mr. Hunt.

Main characters[edit]

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Actor Character Seasons
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Gerry Dee Gerry Duncan
Jonathan Torrens Robert Cheeley
Lauren Hammersley Lisa Mason
Bette MacDonald Trudy Walsh
Naomi Snieckus Bobby Galka
Darrin Rose Bill
Mark Little Simon Hunt
Wes Williams Paul Dwyer
Suresh John Mr. Malik
Mark Forward Wayne Leung
Emma Hunter Nisha
Booth Savage Principal Callahan
Bill Wood Frank
Dave Merheje Dave Bechara

Production[edit]

Creator, writer, executive producer and star Gerry Dee based Mr. D on his ten years teaching physical education in high school before he left for a career in stand-up comedy in 2003.[12][13] The pilot episode was directed by Steve Wright and produced by Gerry Dee and Michael Volpe.[14] The show is filmed on location at Citadel High School in Halifax, Nova Scotia.[15]

Mr. D was renewed for a third season on April 3, 2013, and for a fourth season on April 4, 2014.[16]

For the fourth season, CBC included the series in a production deal with City.[17] Under the deal, Mr. D and City's new sitcom Young Drunk Punk will each air on their own originating network in the winter of the 2014–15 television season, then swap networks for a second run in the fall of the 2015–16 season.[17]

CBC announced that Mr. D had been renewed for a fifth season in a press release dated March 4, 2015.[18]

16 February 2016, CBC announced "Mr. D" had been renewed for a sixth season in a press release.[19]

On April 6, 2017 Dee confirmed the show had been renewed for a seventh season.[20]

On March 11, 2018 the show was renewed for an eighth season. Dee confirmed this would be the show's last.[21][22]

Episodes[edit]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 12 January 9, 2012 (2012-01-09) April 2, 2012 (2012-04-02)
2 13 January 7, 2013 (2013-01-07) April 17, 2013 (2013-04-17)
3 8 February 23, 2014 (2014-02-23) April 14, 2014 (2014-04-14)
4 13 January 20, 2015 (2015-01-20) April 14, 2015 (2015-04-14)
5 13 January 19, 2016 (2016-01-19) April 12, 2016 (2016-04-12)
6 10 October 18, 2016 (2016-10-18) December 27, 2016 (2016-12-27)
7 11 September 26, 2017 (2017-09-26) December 5, 2017 (2017-12-05)
8 8 November 1, 2018 (2018-11-01) December 19, 2018 (2018-12-19)

Season 1 (2012)[edit]

No. # Title Directed by Written by Viewers (million) Original air date
11"Pilot"Steve WrightAdam Reid, Max Reid, Gerry Dee1.23[23]January 9, 2012 (2012-01-09)
Gerry Duncan has finally gotten a full-time teaching position at the prestigious Xavier Academy after years of substituting. Unfortunately he'll be teaching social studies, which he knows nothing about, instead of his dream physical education (PE) job.
22"24 Hour Famine"Mike ClattenburgJosh Gal0.94[24]January 16, 2012 (2012-01-16)
Gerry volunteers to help at a 24-hour Famine event to spend time with Eva MacPhee.
33"Grade the Teacher"Steve WrightGerry Dee, Kurt Smeaton0.83[25]January 23, 2012 (2012-01-23)
Gerry tries to match Dwyer in positive reviews on a website; Simon stands up to a student.
44"Exam Week"[26]Shawn Alex ThompsonGerry Dee0.89[27]January 30, 2012 (2012-01-30)
Gerry struggles to get his students to write his only version of the exam; Dwyer donates his father's foosball table and Simon's obsession goes a little too far.
55"Bully Awareness Week"[26]Steve WrightGerry Dee0.67[28]February 6, 2012 (2012-02-06)
Gerry decides to make a video presentation for Bully Awareness Week.
66"The Dance"[26]Steve WrightSara Snow0.68[29]February 13, 2012 (2012-02-13)
Gerry organizes a dance as a fundraiser for the girls basketball team; Robert tells Lisa he had a dream about Trudy.
77"Job Opportunity"[26]Steve WrightAndrew De Angelis0.81[30]February 20, 2012 (2012-02-20)
Gerry tries to get a job as a physical education teacher after a position opens up; Lisa has troubles with her new student-teacher.
88"Guest Speaker"[26]Mike ClattenburgKurt SmeatonN/AMarch 5, 2012 (2012-03-05)

Gerry has trouble finding a guest speaker for career day; Robert tries to avoid the flu.

Guest star: Mike Cammalleri
99"Quiz Cup"[26]Steve WrightSteve Dylan, Mark ForwardN/AMarch 12, 2012 (2012-03-12)
Gerry helps Lisa coach the Quiz Cup team; Robert tries to get back at Trudy after she continually pranks him.
1010"Field Trip"[26]Steve WrightGerry DeeN/AMarch 19, 2012 (2012-03-19)
Gerry helps Bobby and Simon chaperone a field trip; Robert tries to finish his letter for the upcoming school newsletter.
1111"The Basketball Diaries"[26]Keith SamplesMichael Volpe, Sara Snow0.51[31]March 26, 2012 (2012-03-26)
Gerry convinces Lisa to act as his girlfriend when he is invited out by a rival basketball coach; Robert tries to organize a milestone celebration in honour of Mr. Callaghan.
1212"Charity Day"[26]Keith SamplesSara Snow0.73[32]April 2, 2012 (2012-04-02)
Gerry and Mr. Dwyer fight in a charity boxing match; Robert tries to befriend Lisa after she finds his phone.

Season 2 (2013)[edit]

No. # Title Directed by Written by Viewers (million) Original air date
131"Gerry's Evaluation"Keith SamplesKurt Smeaton0.609[33]January 7, 2013 (2013-01-07)

Gerry tries to make a good impression when a member of the school board is sent to evaluate his teaching abilities. Robert tries to become more aggressive.

Guest star: Russell Peters
142"Late Shift"Steve WrightJessie GabeTBAJanuary 14, 2013 (2013-01-14)
Gerry takes on a second job in order to afford a new car, but things get complicated when one of his students gets a job at the same place. Robert is in charge of negotiating budget cuts to the library.
153"World Religions"Jacob TierneyGerry DeeTBAJanuary 21, 2013 (2013-01-21)
Gerry brings his own personal beliefs to a lesson about world religions. Robert tries to outdo Trudy when she buys a better birthday gift for Mr. Callaghan. Simon has a crush on a substitute teacher.
164"Overnight Trip"Steve WrightAndrew De AngelisTBAJanuary 30, 2013 (2013-01-30)
Gerry organizes an overnight class trip to Boston where he plans to sneak off and go to a basketball game with Bill. However, his plans are put in jeopardy when Robert decides to be a chaperone.
175"The Crush"[26]Jacob TierneyGerry DeeTBAFebruary 5, 2013 (2013-02-05)
Gerry develops a crush on the Scottish mother of one of his most annoying students; Trudy and Robert make a mockery of morning announcements.
186"The Other Woman"Keith SamplesMichael VolpeTBAFebruary 13, 2013 (2013-02-13)
Gerry finds an opportunity when Bobbi and Craig end their relationship; Robert punishes Leung's unruly students.
197"The Date"Steve WrightMark ForwardTBAFebruary 27, 2013 (2013-02-27)
An elite escort ruins Gerry's date with Jean McGrory when she makes him appear to be a john.
208"Gerry's Favourite Couple"Keith SamplesJonathan TorrensTBAMarch 5, 2013 (2013-03-05)
Gerry interferes in Sean and Miranda's relationship drama.
219"Poker Night"Jacob TierneyGerry DeeTBAMarch 20, 2013 (2013-03-20)
Gerry orchestrates a staff poker night, to get a friend back on their feet.
2210"Staff Retreat"Steve WrightKurt SmeatonTBAMarch 27, 2013 (2013-03-27)
The staff members get involved in a trust game that reveals their darkest secrets; Callaghan and Malik engage in some friendly competition.
2311"Culture Day"Steve WrightGerry DeeTBAApril 3, 2013 (2013-04-03)
It's Culture Day at Xavier and each teacher has been asked to model their classroom after a country.
2412"Strip Club"Keith SamplesGerry DeeTBAApril 10, 2013 (2013-04-10)
Dwyer's after-hours activities catch a suspicious Gerry's attention; Lisa goes all out for Secretary Day.
2513"Slam Dunk"Steve WrightMark Forward & Andrew De AngelisTBAApril 17, 2013 (2013-04-17)
Gerry advocates for a senior boys basketball team in the hopes that Bobbi will give one to the school.

Season 3 (2014)[edit]

No. # Title Directed by Written by Viewers (million) Original air date
261"Parent Teacher Night"Steve WrightJonathan TorrensTBAFebruary 23, 2014 (2014-02-23)
When Mr. D has only one opportunity to meet Paul Henderson and have his priceless Team Canada jersey signed, he won't let Xavier Academy's parent-teacher night get in the way.
272"Old School"Keith SamplesAndrew De AngelisTBAMarch 3, 2014 (2014-03-03)
Gerry decides he's going to make an impression on the runway of Lisa's faculty fashion show. Robert and Leung team up to find the vandal who has been defacing staff pictures.
283"Donor Dinner"Jacob TierneyGerry DeeTBAMarch 10, 2014 (2014-03-10)
When Gerry finds out that Robert is trying to charm Xavier Academy's most-generous philanthropist into continuing her support, Gerry decides he's going to show up Robert and take all the recognition for himself.
294"Assistant Leung"Steve WrightMark ForwardTBAMarch 17, 2014 (2014-03-17)
Gerry is forced to appoint his arch nemesis Mr. Leung as his new assistant coach. His attempts to put Leung in his place as his subordinate end up backfiring and causing unforeseen problems. Robert's beloved pet bird quickly becomes a major nuisance when he starts bringing it to work.
305"Food Drive"Steve WrightGerry DeeTBAMarch 24, 2014 (2014-03-24)
It's Food Drive Month at Xavier Academy, and Gerry is determined to make sure he wins the prize for being the teacher with the class that contributes the most food. Robert and Bobbi are put at odds when the field hockey team and debate team are both counting on their star, Sheila, to attend practice at the same time.
316"Gerry Gets Gym"Steve WrightGerry DeeTBAMarch 31, 2014 (2014-03-31)
When Gerry is asked to temporarily fill in for an absent phys-ed teacher, he aggressively pursues what he sees as an "audition" to make a permanent move into the gymnasium.
327"Self Defence"Jacob TierneyAndrew De Angelis and Jessie GabeTBAApril 7, 2014 (2014-04-07)
Gerry decides to "help" Bobbi with her girls' self-defence class, but feels emasculated when she physically dominates him. Lisa's lunch causes an uproar in the teachers' lounge, while Leung has mysterious packages delivered to reception. Rookie NHL player Nathan MacKinnon guest stars.
338"Graduation"Keith SamplesGerry Dee and Mike VolpeTBAApril 14, 2014 (2014-04-14)
After Gerry has a positive interview for Xavier's main rival school, he attempts to use it as leverage with Principal Callaghan for the phys-ed position. When Callaghan encourages Robert to take a bigger leadership role, Robert decides an elaborate musical number will show everybody that he has what it takes.

Season 4 (2015)[edit]

No. # Title Directed by Written by Viewers (million) Original air date
341"Mafia Dad"Keith SamplesGerry DeeTBAJanuary 20, 2015 (2015-01-20)
Gerry has the chance to coach the varsity boys basketball team but ends up in an awkward position when an overeager gift-bearing dad insists that a reluctant Gerry should let his son play.
352"Staff Hangover"Jacob TierneyJessie GabeTBAJanuary 27, 2015 (2015-01-27)
During a school assembly, Xavier teachers have flashbacks of the previous night's staff party where some members let a little too much loose. Xavier's new Librarian has an unusual name.
363"President Jimmy"Stephen ReynoldsGerry Dee0.457[34]February 3, 2015 (2015-02-03)
Gerry becomes unexpectedly embroiled in the school's student-council election and is forced to seek the help of an old foe.
374"Callaghan's Daughter"Keith SamplesGerry DeeTBAFebruary 10, 2015 (2015-02-10)
Callaghan's daughter is in town visiting; after seeing her old graduation photo, Gerry wants to take her out on a date.
385"Dating Maya Student"Steve WrightGerry DeeTBAFebruary 17, 2015 (2015-02-17)
Gerry's former pupil, Maya, is back at Xavier as a student teacher and Gerry is having difficulty accepting her as an adult.
396"Short Stocked"Steve WrightGerry DeeTBAFebruary 24, 2015 (2015-02-24)
Gerry and Bill's rental house is up for sale and Gerry uses the advice of a market-savvy student raise enough money for a down payment.
407"Corporal Punishment"Keith SamplesGerry Dee0.519[35]March 3, 2015 (2015-03-03)

Gerry's father visits Xavier, and Gerry decides to take a page from his father's book when dealing with an insubordinate student.

Guest star: Francis Duncan as Gerry's Father.
418"Lockdown"Jacob TierneyGerry DeeTBAMarch 10, 2015 (2015-03-10)
After encountering an attractive police officer during a lock-down drill, Gerry is determined to see her again. Bobbi does her best to end her recurring fling with Robert, while Simon shows Frank how he could use science to protect Xavier.
429"Gerry's Kid"Steve WrightGerry DeeTBAMarch 17, 2015 (2015-03-17)
Gerry bumps into an old fling and her daughter and becomes convinced he's met the child he never knew he had. Robert prepares for his chess club's 20-year reunion.
4310"Teacher Conference"Jacob TierneyGerry DeeTBAMarch 24, 2015 (2015-03-24)
Gerry meets an attractive woman at Barrel's and drags Lisa with him to a teacher conference in Atlantic City to find her.
4411"Coaching Prospects"Keith SamplesGerry DeeTBAMarch 31, 2015 (2015-03-31)
Gerry's star player is being scouted by Syracuse University, and Gerry wants to come along as part of a package deal.
4512"Bizzaro"Steve WrightGerry DeeTBAApril 7, 2015 (2015-04-07)
Something very strange is happening at Xavier Academy: the day-to-day goings on of Gerry and the rest of the staff have been completely reversed.
4613"Coach of the Year"Jacob TierneyGerry DeeTBAApril 14, 2015 (2015-04-14)

Gerry figures he's a sure thing for the school's Coach of the Year award after his team wins the city championship.

Guest star: Peter MacNeill as Coach Keenan.

Season 5 (2016)[edit]

No. # Title Directed by Written by Viewers (million) Original air date
471"Gerry's Redemption"Keith SamplesGerry DeeTBAJanuary 19, 2016 (2016-01-19)
After losing his Xavier Academy job last season over the unfortunate Coach Keenan saga, Gerry finds himself subbing at a tough inner-city school.
482"Educational Assistant"Keith SamplesGerry Dee0.396[36]January 26, 2016 (2016-01-26)
Gerry is assigned an educational assistant, Marty, who quickly becomes a new source of irritation in the classroom.
493"Wrestling for Love"Keith SamplesJessie GabeTBAFebruary 2, 2016 (2016-02-02)

When Lisa asks Gerry to cover coaching duties for the upcoming wrestling tournament, Gerry promises to bring home two trophies. But when an unexpected ringworm outbreak threatens the team's success, he concocts an elaborate ruse to avoid certain disqualification.

Guest appearance: Jim Swansburg as Wrestling Coach.
504"Gerry Runs a Sweatshop"Jacob TierneyGerry DeeTBAFebruary 9, 2016 (2016-02-09)
Gerry hatches a new "get rich quick" scheme selling counterfeit One Direction merchandise when he learns the band is in town. But making countless beaded bracelets at home is tedious work, and Gerry soon realizes he has a whole classroom full of potential unpaid labourers waiting to be exploited.
515"Re-Tired of Marking"Keith SamplesDane ClarkTBAFebruary 16, 2016 (2016-02-16)
When Gerry is suddenly promoted from sub to full-time teacher, his initial thrill is quickly squashed by the realization that he's back to real teaching responsibilities.
526"Duncan vs. Bailey"Steve WrightGraham Chittenden, Shebli ZarghamiTBAFebruary 23, 2016 (2016-02-23)
When Gerry learns that former Olympic champion Donovan Bailey is coming to town, he's determined to seek retribution for a long-standing bone he has with the track "star".
537"Student Teacher"Jason ShipleyDane ClarkTBAMarch 1, 2016 (2016-03-01)
When Gerry and Simon get student teachers, Gerry's hands-off approach fails; Bobbi starts taking supplements; Emma's characters bear a resemblance to some of the staff.
548"Gerry Wants a Union"Gerry DeeDane ClarkTBAMarch 8, 2016 (2016-03-08)
Gerry decides to form a teachers union at Xavier; Malik bails on his janitorial duties; Lisa has a crush on Trudy's brother.
559"Duncan Does Detention"Jacob TierneyDane ClarkTBAMarch 15, 2016 (2016-03-15)
Gerry is forced into covering Saturday detention; Robert and Lisa have a heart to heart.
5610"Gerry Coaches Fencing"Steve WrightDane ClarkTBAMarch 22, 2016 (2016-03-22)
Gerry is assigned to help Ricki prepare for a fencing tournament; Bobbi invites Dwyer over for dinner in an attempt to seduce him.
5711"Hell-icopter Mom"Stephen ReynoldsDane Clark, Jessie GabeTBAMarch 29, 2016 (2016-03-29)
Gerry is confronted by his overprotective and obnoxious mother; Bobbi tries to pawn off the role of staff punching bag; Ricki sells pencils to Robert.
5812"Out Cold"Michael VolpeDane ClarkTBAApril 5, 2016 (2016-04-05)
Gerry meets a beautiful woman while on a leadership retreat; Lisa learns of Trudy's gambling ring; Simon and Frank's game takes an ugly turn.
5913"Gerry Turns 40"Stephen ReynoldsJessie GabeTBAApril 12, 2016 (2016-04-12)
Upon his 40th birthday, Gerry finds a letter he wrote to himself 10 years ago; Simon's ferret goes missing; Lisa tries to impress the chairman of the board of trustees.

Season 6 (2016)[edit]

No. # Title Directed by Written by Viewers (million) Original air date
601"Gerry Does It Again"Keith SamplesJessie GabeTBAOctober 18, 2016 (2016-10-18)
Gerry and Lisa attempt to navigate their new reality as a married couple. Meanwhile, Emma's library receives a shipment of e-readers and Nisha attempts to have a pleasant dinner with Simon and his mom.
612"Gerry Wants to Stay Married"Steve WrightJessie GabeTBAOctober 25, 2016 (2016-10-25)
Lisa has second thoughts about the marriage, but Gerry isn't throwing in the towel so quickly. Meanwhile, Robert gives a new treadmill desk a try; and Bobbi is aglow after being called an "inspiration" by a former student.
623"Gerry Gets a Kid"Steve WrightDane ClarkTBANovember 1, 2016 (2016-11-01)
With Hayden's wealthy father on his deathbed and preparing to bequeath Hayden's favourite staff, Gerry attempts to ingratiate himself to the young student. Meanwhile, Lisa and Robert are named co-principals, shifting the balance of power; and Nisha ruins an innocent children's game.
634"Gerry Goes to Prison"Steve WrightGerry DeeTBANovember 15, 2016 (2016-11-15)
Gerry, Simon and Nisha take on various teaching side jobs in an effort to save for their respective March break getaways.
645"A Star is Born"Keith SamplesShebli ZarghamiTBANovember 22, 2016 (2016-11-22)
Gerry steps into the role of a lifetime and finds himself bitten by the acting bug and reveling in the new-found attention. Bobbi tries a new tactic in order to motivate her lethargic students and Nisha discovers a manipulative teaching technique.
656"Gerry Throws the Game"Gerry DeeGerry DeeTBANovember 29, 2016 (2016-11-29)
Gerry takes on the senior girls' volleyball team. But when he realizes their semifinals will be interfering with his all-important social schedule, he sets out to sabotage them at the quarterfinals. Meanwhile, Robert needs to increase the 'between class hustle' and Trudy posts a terrible photo on the allergy wall.
667"The Man with Two Red Shoes"Michael VolpeGerry DeeTBADecember 6, 2016 (2016-12-06)
When Gerry learns of a lurker in the vicinity, he sets out to catch said lurker and earn the Teach of the Month title. Meanwhile, Robert creates a Xavier Academy montage, from which Bobbi is conspicuously lacking, and a new feud develops between Dwyer and Nisha.
678"Gerry Has Hot Sub Anxiety"Keith SamplesGerry Dee, Michael VolpeTBADecember 13, 2016 (2016-12-13)
Gerry is blown away by the hotness of the new subs and sets his sights on Mary, the likely love of his life. Meanwhile, Simon and Nisha ready themselves for their big first kiss, and Bobbi attempts a "kill 'em with kindness" method for dealing with a difficult student.
689"Busploitation"Derek FiliatraultGerry Dee, Michael VolpeTBADecember 20, 2016 (2016-12-20)
When Gerry hears that a Kickstarter campaign raised a bundle of money for a bullied bus monitor, he sets out to victimize himself in a similar fashion. Meanwhile, Dwyer has a new "killer" girlfriend and Bobbi comes to a surprising realization.
6910"Gerry Charters a New Course"Jason ShipleyGerry Dee, Michael VolpeTBADecember 27, 2016 (2016-12-27)
When Gerry isn't given a full-time contract for the following year, he makes a bold move that may change the course of his career. Meanwhile, Lisa attempts in vain to show her appreciation to the staff, and Robert and Bobbi plan for a major shift in the physical education department.

Season 7 (2017)[edit]

No. # Title Directed by Written by Viewers (million) Original air date
701"Gerry Wants to Make Phys Ed Great Again"Gerry DeeJessie GabeTBASeptember 26, 2017 (2017-09-26)
After finally achieving his goal of teaching physical education full time, Gerry sets out to teach the course the way it should be taught.
712"Gerry Rigs PTA"Keith SamplesDane ClarkTBAOctober 3, 2017 (2017-10-03)
Lisa runs for the unopposed Parent-Teacher Association president position as a way to punish the staff.
723"Gerry Cuts a Footloose"Keith SamplesGerry DeeTBAOctober 10, 2017 (2017-10-10)
When Gerry meets a DJ at the gym, he offers her a job at the school dance, but Robert has banned dances and won't budge on his position.
734"Gerry Coaches Hockey"Steve WrightGerry DeeTBAOctober 17, 2017 (2017-10-17)
Gerry suspects Central High of cheating; Bobbi prepares for maternity leave.
745"Formative Bulls..."Keith SamplesGerry DeeTBAOctober 24, 2017 (2017-10-24)
Gerry discovers that teaching phys ed comes up a lot of paperwork; Bobbi tries to juggle work and a newborn; Lisa becomes friends with some moms who may have dirt on Xavier.
756"Gerry Pay to Play"Rob CotterillShebli ZarghamiTBAOctober 31, 2017 (2017-10-31)
Gerry is in a compromising situation after the teacher auction; Emma enlists Dwyer to do repairs in the library; Trudy gets a surprise visit.
767"Work to Rule"Steve WrightMichael VolpeTBANovember 7, 2017 (2017-11-07)
Gerry is in awe of the concept of work-to-rule; Lisa tries setting boundaries with her stepson; Nisha accidentally reveals too much to her students.
778"Gerry Wants What He Can't Trans"Jessie GabeLinsey StewartTBANovember 14, 2017 (2017-11-14)
Gerry takes control of the girls' soccer team to get back at Coach Meyers; an ambitious mom seduces Frank; Lisa's reign of terror seemingly comes to an end.
789"Principal for a Day"Steve WrightGerry DeeTBANovember 21, 2017 (2017-11-21)
Gerry's least-favorite student becomes Principal for a Day; a harmless prank goes sour; Bobbi accidentally ruins a student's life.
7910"Gerry's Security Insecurity"Jason ShipleyJason Packer, Gerry DeeTBANovember 28, 2017 (2017-11-28)
Robert hires a security guard after a string of thefts; Robert learns the truth behind his baby's name.
8011"Gerry's Insider's Look"Michael VolpeJessie GabeTBADecember 5, 2017 (2017-12-05)
A team of reporters uses Xavier Academy to determine the true value of private schools and ends up exposing a deep, dark secret.

Season 8 (2018)[edit]

No. # Title Directed by Written by Viewers (million) Original air date
811"Big in Japan"Gerry DeeGerry DeeTBANovember 1, 2018 (2018-11-01)
Continuing from the previous season finale, the "Insider's Look" exposé on Gerry costs him his job and makes it impossible to get a new one, so he has no choice but to get as far away as he can to start a new life in Japan, leaving Xavier behind. However, after the Board of Directors want to do damage control and make the "Insider's Look" look like "fake news", Robert must bring Gerry back from Japan or risk being fired from the Board. Meanwhile, after Emma claims she was once a gymnast destined for the Olympics 20 years ago, Lisa goes out of her way to prove Emma is lying.
822"Finnished Teaching"Steve WrightGerry DeeTBANovember 8, 2018 (2018-11-08)
When Gerry's officially introduced as Xavier's new principal, the staff's obvious disappointment leads Gerry to try and gain their trust by making some drastic moves he thinks everyone can appreciate. However, his proposal to adopt the Finnished School System proves to be challenging to Gerry's work life balance. After Nisha is scolded for not being able to play with a student's emotional support dog, she gets one of her own that causes problems at Xavier. After Barrels declares bankruptcy, Bill proposes to Robert to start a smoothie bar at Xavier.
833"Breaking Slime"Marsh HorodyskiShebil ZarghamiTBANovember 15, 2018 (2018-11-15)
Slime is all the rage across Xavier, leading Gerry to ban it. Gerry also learns, however, that slime is actually a pretty lucrative business... and his ban just created a vacuum, which prompts him to recruit Simon, Amanda-Susan and the primary students into his enterprise. After becoming co-vice principals, Dwyer and Robert have a lottery to determine what students they will be responsible to deal with. Lisa gets a blonde dye job and Bobbi cannot explain why she finds herself suddenly attracted to Lisa.
844"Mister D"Gerry DeeDane ClarkTBANovember 22, 2018 (2018-11-22)
Gerry is approached by a producer who wants to use Xavier as a backdrop for a movie, but he gets too caught up in the details to see the big picture: they're filming a porn at Xavier. Lisa becomes jealous that Lucy is taking Bill's career advice at the Smoothie Bar, which prompts her to try and provide better advice as the Guidance Counsellor. After Emma takes Nisha to a magic show, Emma then expects repayment for the tickets that she actually received for free.
855"Security Threat"Michael VolpeJason Packer & Shebil ZarghamiTBANovember 29, 2018 (2018-11-29)

After a near life-and-death experience, Gerry doesn't believe the staff care if he's in mortal peril, so he stages a threat against him prompting Robert to rehire Ron as his security guard. Nisha once again intervenes in advice to Dwyer to break up with Donna, which Nisha fears that her life is in danger when Donna breaks out of prison and comes for Nisha. Frank starts to irritate Dave, the Economics Teacher.

Guest appearances: (cold open): Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir as themselves.

Guest star: Marty Adams as Ron.
866"The Dwyer Way"Linsey StewartLinsey StewartTBADecember 5, 2018 (2018-12-05)
When Gerry realizes how poorly he's been taking care of himself, he adopts Dwyer's strict diet. Diets require the kind of discipline Gerry lacks. Nisha tries recruiting Lisa, Bobbi and Emma to go to an Escape Room on Friday night, but when Lisa, Bobbi and Emma rescind their plans, Nisha makes all stops to get out of going to the Escape Room when it's only Frank and the lesser known staff members who are eager to go. Robert tells Trudy that staff believe she's mean, so he needs her to turnaround if she wants a raise on her performance review, so Trudy becomes so nice, it starts to creep out the rest of Xavier's staff.
877"Wedding Story"Keith SamplesMichael VolpeTBADecember 12, 2018 (2018-12-12)

Series Finale Part 1 of 2.

Bobbi and Robert's wedding day is approaching, which Gerry looks into online dating for his plus-1. Bill gives Gerry advice to go online and find a date. After speaking to Trudy, Gerry checks his spam mail and reaches out a Klaudia from Poland. After she flies to meet Gerry, he learns Frank can speak Polish, so unknown to Gerry, Bill is trying to woo Klaudia. Nisha is depressed that Simon hasn't proposed, so she takes advice seeing Bobbi proposed to Robert, so she asks Simon's mom for her blessing to marry Simon. Nisha finds out that Simon's mom ran off with him, which Simon attempts to reach out to her leaving it unknown whether they tied the not over an iPad.

In the end, Frank and Klaudia run off and steal Gerry's RV to ride off to the sunset. Bill reveals to Gerry he's made business deals to open smoothie bars in private schools across the country and hugs Gerry for the first time before leaving the series.
888"Parting Gift"Keith SamplesGerry DeeTBADecember 19, 2018 (2018-12-19)

Series Finale Part 2 of 2.

Nisha, depressed that another year is ending, tries to find methods to transform her emotional pain letting go her emotional attachment with students all year before the summer break and the departing graduate class. In the process, Nisha uses a gong after stopping in her hearing from using a gong to help ease her nerves.

Lisa feeling dejected being overqualified as a guidance counselor agrees to accompany Brandon to the University where she graduated to help him cope with his anxiety only to get a lucrative offer for a professor position based on her credentials. Lisa finds true love with a former classmate allowing her to finally find happiness after having the roughest years of her life after joining Xavier prompting her to resign.

All the while, Gerry is challenged by the graduating class, who he started teaching in grade 5 in the series premiere, to provide them a parting gift that they’ll remember him. Gerry seeks to do it better than the principals before him. Gerry plans on outdoing his predecessors, which he’s encouraged to break the world record for the largest time capsule using a dumpster. His contribution is that he believes he no longer needs his Bachelor of Education now that he's principal, so he throws it in the dumpster. Along the way, students and staff contribute to the time capsule, which revisits gags from previous episodes. Eventually, Gerry has the students digging up Xavier's grounds to bury the time capsule dumpster, only to stumble upon human bones prompting the local authorities to shut the school down indefinitely.

With Xavier now closed and the students now on their way, the remaining staff realize their fates: Lisa reveals Frank sent them a disgusting postcard after taking off in the previous episode; Simon returns revealing he's on the run from his mother after trying to break away from her permanently, as he returns to take off with Nisha into the sunset; since Robert is actually rich and doesn’t really need the job, he and Bobbi are set anyhow, so they walk off together; Dwyer confesses that despite Donna's anger issues, this all works out as they got back together and already is planning to move closer to the prison where she's incarcerated, so this works out for him, as "every day is a holiday"; Lisa boasts she already resigned is above them all now and is in love; Emma reveals she's crowning and going into labour for seven hours, which Lisa agrees to take her to the hospital; Trudy is finally bored of all this nonsense, so she's glad to finally walk off; leaving Malik who plans to finally meet his long-lost sister in Des Moines and is the only one who comforts and hugs Gerry goodbye with the parting words to keep the school clean. In the end, Gerry realizes he's got nothing now (as Bill left in the previous episode), so he walks off trying to figure out where and what he’ll do next.

Reception[edit]

The first episode of the show was watched by 1.23 million viewers, which was the biggest midseason debut for the CBC 2011–12 season.[23]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Winner/nominee Result[37]
2013 ACTRA Awards ACTRA Award for Outstanding Performance - Female Naomi Snieckus Nominated
2015 Outstanding Male Actor in a Supporting Role Jonathan Torrens Won
Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role Bette MacDonald Nominated
2014 Banff Rockie Awards Bell Media National Fellowship Award of Distinction Jessie Gabe Won
2012 Canadian Comedy Awards Best Performance by a Male - Television Darrin Rose Nominated
Best Performance by a Female - Television Naomi Snieckus Nominated
2013 Won
Best TV Show Mr. D Won
2013 Canadian Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role Gerry Dee Won
Best Comedy Program or Series Mr. D Nominated
2014 Nominated
2015 Nominated
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series Naomi Snieckus Nominated
Lauren Hammersley Nominated
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series Jonathan Torrens Won
Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role Gerry Dee Nominated
Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series Steve Wright Nominated
Best Achievement in Casting Tina Gerussi & Sheila Lane Nominated
Best Writing in a Comedy Program or Series Gerry Dee Nominated
Jessie Gabe Nominated
Best Picture Editing in a Comedy or Variety Program or Series Patricia Brown & Dean Soltys Nominated
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series Bette MacDonald Nominated
2017 Best Comedy Series Michael Volpe, Gerry Dee Nominated
Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role Gerry Dee Nominated
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series Jonathan Torrens Nominated
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series Naomi Snieckus Nominated
Kathleen Phillips Nominated
Best Photography in a Comedy Program or Series Ian Bibby Nominated
Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Teen Actor Jordan Poole Nominated
Best Performance in a TV Series -Supporting Young Actress Alyce Donoghue Nominated
Faith Donoghue Nominated

Proposed U.S. version[edit]

On October 31, 2015, Gerry Dee and Mr. D co-creator Michael Volpe announced an agreement had been signed with Will Arnett's newly formed TV production company, Electric Avenue, to develop an American version of the show for American network CBS.[38]

Dee revealed the initial contact with Will Arnett came from a friend of a friend who went to school with Arnett. He stated that there had been small interest from American television in the past, but this was the first serious proposal to get an American version of the show up.[39]

Dee and Volpe originally pitched the show as an American reboot with Dee reprising his role. However, CBS was looking to use the show as a vehicle for an American star with Dee and Volpe getting executive producer credits. Veteran comedic actor Tom Arnold had been signed to the title role. CBS also mentioned hiring Tom Hertz as showrunner. Hertz was previously executive producer of popular American sitcoms Spin City and King of Queens.[39]

While Dee understands a show about his life as a teacher before he became a comedian will be adapted to suit American audiences, with changes including a multi-camera American sitcom system rather than the single camera Canadian system, he hopes the American version will retain Mr. D's mix of character humour, physical comedy and authenticity, along with its use of talented young actors for students instead of 25-year-olds playing teenagers.[39][40]

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