(Toronto, Canada) YTV is bringing its viewers straight to the snow-covered slopes in a new hilarious buddy comedy Max & Shred produced by Breakthrough Entertainment. The show is about an unlikely friendship between superstar snowboarder, Max Asher and genius inventor, Alvin “Shred” Ackerman. The series centres on their odd couple relationship as they help and hinder each other through the trials of teenage life. Max & Shred premieres on Tuesday, October 7 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on YTV and will also debut in the U.S. on Nickelodeon during the same week. For a sneak peek of the series, click here.
“At the core of Max & Shred is a bromance between Max and his new roommate Alvin (a.k.a. Shred),” said Jamie Piekarz,” Director of Content, YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada). “Kids are going to fall in love with the characters and the talented cast we’ve assembled. We’re thrilled to be working with Breakthrough Entertainment and having George Doty at the helm to give the series his expert touch.”
Newcomer Jonny Gray (Annedroids) stars as snowboarder Max and his co-star Jake Goodman (Life with Boys) stars as Alvin. The series also stars Emilia McCarthy (Zapped, Maps to the Stars) as Abby, Alvin’s sister and Saara Chaudry (Degrassi) as his super smart eight-year old protégé, Howie.
“Working work with YTV and Breakthrough Entertainment has been one of the most positive experiences of my career,” said George Doty, Showrunner and an Executive Producer on Max & Shred. “The support, creativity, and vision of everyone involved led to the creation of a show that I couldn’t be more proud of, and one I know kids everywhere are absolutely going to love.”