Mr. D

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Mr. D
Mr. D title card.jpg
Main character Gerry Duncan
Created by Gerry Dee
Michael Volpe
Starring Gerry 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
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 59 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Gerry Dee
Michael Volpe
Location(s) Halifax, Nova Scotia
Running time Approx. 22 minutes
Production company(s) Topsail Entertainment
Gerard ADHD Entertainment
Release
Original network CBC
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original release January 9, 2012 (2012-01-09) – present (present)
External links
Official website

Mr. D is a Canadian sitcom 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.
  • 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 is desperate for Principal Callaghan's approval.
  • Lauren Hammersley as Lisa Mason:[3] a competent and responsible teacher with a traditional teaching style. She cannot stand to have anyone not like her.
  • Booth Savage as Mike Callaghan:[4] the sensible, down to earth and highly respected principal of Xavier Academy.
  • Bette MacDonald as Trudy Walsh:[5] the school secretary who runs much of the day-to-day business at Xavier Academy.
  • Naomi Snieckus as Bobbi Galka:[6] the confident and respected P.E. teacher at Xavier Academy.
  • Darrin Rose as Bill:[7] Gerry's roommate and a womanizing bachelor who works as the local bartender.
  • Mark Little as Simon Hunt:[8] 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:[9] Paul is cool and loved by all the teachers, and was the original Mr. D to the children before he left. Gerry is often jealous of Dwyer and feels that he is in competition with him.
  • Mark Forward as Wayne Leung:[10] the school librarian who is borderline psychotic. A white man adopted as a child by Chinese parents, Wayne's Chinese heritage is very important to him.
  • Suresh John as Malik:[11] the mysterious school custodian with an unusual history.
  • Kathleen Phillips as Emma Terdie:[12] 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:[13] the school's guidance counselor and assistant basketball coach to Mr. D. Frank uses crutches to walk.

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.[14][15] The pilot episode was directed by Steve Wright and produced by Gerry Dee and Michael Volpe.[16] The show is filmed on location at Citadel High School in Halifax, Nova Scotia.[17]

Mr. D was renewed for a third season on April 3, 2013, and for a fourth season on April 4, 2014.[18]

For the fourth season, CBC included the series in a production deal with City.[19] 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, and then swap networks for a second run in the fall of the 2015-16 season.[19]

CBC announced that Mr. D had been renewed for a fifth season in a press release dated March 4, 2015.[20]

16 February 2016, CBC announced "Mr. D" had been renewed for a sixth season in a press release.[21]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2012)[edit]

No. # Title Directed by Written by Viewers (million) Original air date
1 1 "Pilot" Steve Wright Adam Reid, Max Reid, Gerry Dee 1.23[22] 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 Phys. Ed. job.
2 2 "24 Hour Famine" Mike Clattenburg Josh Gal 0.94[23] January 16, 2012 (2012-01-16)
Gerry volunteers to help at the 24-hour Famine event to spend time with Eva MacPhee.
3 3 "Grade the Teacher" Steve Wright Gerry Dee, Kurt Smeaton 0.83[24] January 23, 2012 (2012-01-23)
Gerry tries to match Dwyer in positive reviews on a website; Simon stands up to a student.
4 4 "Exam Week"[25] Shawn Alex Thompson Gerry Dee 0.89[26] 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.
5 5 "Bully Awareness Week"[25] Steve Wright Gerry Dee 0.67[27] February 6, 2012 (2012-02-06)
Gerry decides to make a video presentation for Bully Awareness Week.
6 6 "The Dance"[25] Steve Wright Sara Snow 0.68[28] 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.
7 7 "Job Opportunity"[25] Steve Wright Andrew De Angelis 0.81[29] February 20, 2012 (2012-02-20)
Gerry tries to get a job as a physical education teacher after one opens up; Lisa has troubles with her new student teacher.
8 8 "Guest Speaker"[25] Mike Clattenburg Kurt Smeaton N/A March 5, 2012 (2012-03-05)
Gerry has trouble finding a guest speaker for career day; Robert tries to avoid the flu.
9 9 "Quiz Cup"[25] Steve Wright Steve Dylan, Mark Forward N/A March 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.
10 10 "Field Trip"[25] Steve Wright Gerry Dee N/A March 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.
11 11 "The Basketball Diaries"[25] Keith Samples Michael Volpe, Sara Snow 0.51[30] 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.
12 12 "Charity Day"[25] Keith Samples Sara Snow 0.73[31] 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
13 1 "Gerry's Evaluation" Keith Samples Kurt Smeaton 0.609[32] 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.
14 2 "Late Shift" Steve Wright Jessie Gabe TBA January 14, 2013 (2013-01-14)
Gerry takes on a second job in order to afford a brand 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.
15 3 "World Religions" Jacob Tierney Gerry Dee TBA January 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.
16 4 "Overnight Trip" Steve Wright Andrew De Angelis TBA January 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.
17 5 "The Crush"[25] Jacob Tierney Gerry Dee TBA February 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.
18 6 "The Other Woman" Keith Samples Michael Volpe TBA February 13, 2013 (2013-02-13)
Gerry finds an opportunity when Bobbi and Craig end their relationship; Robert punishes Leung's unruly students.
19 7 "The Date" Steve Wright Mark Forward TBA February 27, 2013 (2013-02-27)
An elite escort ruins Gerry's date with Jean McGrory when she makes him appear to be a john.
20 8 "Gerry's Favourite Couple" Keith Samples Jonathan Torrens TBA March 5, 2013 (2013-03-05)
Gerry interferes in Sean and Miranda's relationship drama.
21 9 "Poker Night" Jacob Tierney Gerry Dee TBA March 20, 2013 (2013-03-20)
Gerry orchestrates a staff poker night, to get a friend back on their feet.
22 10 "Staff Retreat" Steve Wright Kurt Smeaton TBA March 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.
23 11 "Culture Day" Steve Wright Gerry Dee TBA April 3, 2013 (2013-04-03)
It's Culture Day at Xavier and each teacher has been asked to model their classroom after a country.
24 12 "Strip Club" Keith Samples Gerry Dee TBA April 10, 2013 (2013-04-10)
Dwyer's after hours activities catch a suspicious Gerry's attention; Lisa goes all out for Secretary Day.
25 13 "Slam Dunk" Steve Wright Mark Forward & Andrew De Angelis TBA April 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
26 1 "Parent Teacher Night" Steve Wright Jonathan Torrens TBA February 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...
27 2 "Old School" Keith Samples Andrew De Angelis TBA March 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.
28 3 "Donor Dinner" Jacob Tierney Gerry Dee TBA March 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.
29 4 "Assistant Leung" Steve Wright Mark Forward TBA March 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.
30 5 "Food Drive" Steve Wright Gerry Dee TBA March 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.
31 6 "Gerry Gets Gym" Steve Wright Gerry Dee TBA March 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...
32 7 "Self Defence" Jacob Tierney Andrew De Angelis and Jessie Gabe TBA April 7, 2014 (2014-04-07)
Gerry decides to "help" Bobbi with her girls’ self-defence class, but ends up feeling emasculated when it becomes obvious that she is able to physically dominate him. Lisa’s lunch causes an uproar in the teachers’ lounge, while Leung has some mysterious packages delivered to reception. Rookie NHL star Nathan MacKinnon guest stars.
33 8 "Graduation" Keith Samples Gerry Dee and Mike Volpe TBA April 14, 2014 (2014-04-14)
After Gerry has a positive interview for a position with Xavier’s main rival school, he attempts to use it as leverage with Principal Callaghan for the phys-ed position he’s been dreaming of. 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
34 1 "Mafia Dad" Keith Samples Gerry Dee TBA January 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 over eager gift bearing dad insists that a reluctant Gerry should let his son play.
35 2 "Staff Hangover" Jacob Tierney Jessie Gabe TBA January 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 lose. Xavier has a new Librarian with an unusual name.
36 3 "President Jimmy" Stephen Reynolds Gerry Dee 0.457[33] 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.
37 4 "Callaghan's Daughter" Keith Samples Gerry Dee TBA February 10, 2015 (2015-02-10)
Callaghan's daughter is in town visiting, and after seeing her old graduation photo, Gerry wants take her out on a date.
38 5 "Dating Maya Student" Steve Wright Gerry Dee TBA February 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.
39 6 "Short Stocked" Steve Wright Gerry Dee TBA February 24, 2015 (2015-02-24)
Gerry and Bill's house they rent is up for sale and Gerry uses the advice of a market-savvy student raise enough money for a down payment.
40 7 "Corporal Punishment" Keith Samples Gerry Dee 0.519[34] March 3, 2015 (2015-03-03)
Gerry's father Francis visits Xavier, and Gerry decides to take a page from his father's book when dealing with an insubordinate student.
41 8 "Lockdown" Jacob Tierney Gerry Dee TBA March 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.
42 9 "Gerry's Kid" Steve Wright Gerry Dee TBA March 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.
43 10 "Teacher Conference" Jacob Tierney Gerry Dee TBA March 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.
44 11 "Coaching Prospects" Keith Samples Gerry Dee TBA March 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.
45 12 "Bizzaro" Steve Wright Gerry Dee TBA April 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.
46 13 "Coach of the Year" Jacob Tierney Gerry Dee TBA April 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.

Season 5 (2016)[edit]

No. # Title Directed by Written by Viewers (million) Original air date
47 1 "Gerry's Redemption" TBA TBA TBA January 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.
48 2 "Educational Assistant" Keith Samples Gerry Dee 0.396[35] January 26, 2016 (2016-01-26)
Gerry is assigned an educational assistant, Marty, who quickly becomes a new source of irritation in the classroom.
49 3 "Wrestling for Love" Keith Samples Jessie Gabe TBA February 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.
50 4 "Gerry Runs a Sweatshop" Jacob Tierney Gerry Dee TBA February 9, 2016 (2016-02-09)
Gerry hatches a new "get rich quick" scheme selling counterfeit One Direction merchandise when he finds out 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 just waiting to be exploited.
51 5 "Re-Tired of Marking" Keith Samples TBA TBA February 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.
52 6 "Duncan vs. Bailey" TBA TBA TBA February 23, 2016 (2016-02-23)
When Gerry learns that former Olympian champion Donovan Bailey is coming to town, he's determined to seek retribution for a long-standing bone he has with the track "star."
53 7 "Student Teacher" TBA TBA TBA March 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.
54 8 "Gerry Wants a Union" TBA TBA TBA March 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.
55 9 "Duncan Does Detention" TBA TBA TBA March 15, 2016 (2016-03-15)
Gerry is forced into covering Saturday detention; Robert and Lisa have a heart to heart.
56 10 "Gerry Coaches Fencing" TBA TBA TBA March 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.
57 11 "Hell-icopter Mom" TBA TBA TBA March 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.
58 12 "Out Cold" TBA TBA TBA April 5, 2016 (2016-04-05)
Gerry meets a beautiful woman while on a leadership retreat; Lisa finds out about Trudy's gambling ring; Simon and Frank's game takes an ugly turn.
59 13 "Gerry Turns 40" TBA TBA TBA April 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.

Reception[edit]

The first episode of the show was watched by 1.23 million viewers, currently the biggest midseason debut for the CBC 2011-2012 season.[22]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Winner/nominee Result[36]
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 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
2013 Gemini Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role Gerry Dee Won
Bell Media Award for Best Comedy Program or Series Mr. D Nominated
2014 Nominated
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series Bette MacDonald Nominated

Proposed U.S. Version[edit]

31 October 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.[37]

Dee revealed the initial contact with Will Arnett came from a friend of a friend who went to school with Arnett. He state 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.[38]

Dee and Volpe originally pitched the show as an American reboot with Dee reprising his role however CBS is 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 has been signed to the title role. CBS also mentioned hiring Tom Hertz as showrunner. Hertz has previously been executive producer of popular American sitcoms Spin City and King of Queens.[38]

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.[38][39]

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