Never Too Young

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Never Too Young
GenreSoap Opera
Teen Drama
Written byDavid Robert Kanter
Ron Sproat
Hendrik Vollaerts
Directed byBruce Minnix
Narrated byRoger Christian
Composer(s)Ray Martin
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes192
Executive producer(s)Larry Cohen
Producer(s)Larry Miller
Bruce Minnix
Running time22–25 minutes
Production company(s)Conson Studios, Inc.
Original networkABC
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseSeptember 27, 1965 (1965-09-27) –
June 24, 1966 (1966-06-24)

Never Too Young is an American daytime serial that aired on ABC from September 27, 1965 to June 24, 1966 and was the first soap opera geared towards a teen audience.[1]


The series, which featured Tony Dow of Leave it to Beaver and Tommy Rettig of Lassie fame, was set in Malibu, California.[2] Never Too Young chronicled the lives of a group of teens and their parents.[3] Stories were told from the point of view of Alfy (David Watson), the owner of the local beach hangout, "The High Dive".[4]

The series featured several musical guests who performed at The High Dive, including: The Castaways, The Sunrays, Marvin Gaye, Johnny Rivers, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Mel Carter, Freddie Cannon, Ramsey Lewis Trio and The Girls.



  1. ^ Terrace, Vincent (2007). Encyclopedia of Television Subjects, Themes and Settings. McFarland & Co. p. 276. ISBN 0-7864-2498-2.
  2. ^ "Never Too Young on ABC". TV Guide. Retrieved 2008-10-15.
  3. ^ Spigel, Lynn; Mann, Denise (1992). Private Screenings: Television and the Female Consumer. U of Minnesota Press. p. 265. ISBN 0-8166-2053-9.
  4. ^ Terrace, Vincent (1979). The Complete Encyclopedia of Television Programs, 1947-1979: 1947-1979. A. S. Barnes. p. 711.

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