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Tower Prep: New Kid

Ian Archer is a high school student with a mysterious gift. He falls asleep one night and wakes up in a dormitory with other teenagers with their own gifts. lan discovers he's at Tower Prep, a prep school from which there is no escape, with a staff who insists they are there to develop his full potential. With the aid of three other students, Ian tries to escape.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x1
Airdate: Saturday October 16th, 2010

Director: Terry McDonough
Writer: Paul Dini

Guest Stars
Calum WorthyCalum Worthy
As Don Finch
Dan PayneDan Payne
As Coach
Dejan LoyolaDejan Loyola
As Zack Blonsky
Izaak SmithIzaak Smith
As Cal Rice
Jay BrazeauJay Brazeau
As Science
Karissa TynesKarissa Tynes
As Monitor / Monica
Nicole DaultNicole Dault
As Jennifer Lockley
Patricia HarrasPatricia Harras
As Lydia Archer
Peggy Jo JacobsPeggy Jo Jacobs
voiced Whisper 119
Richard HarmonRichard Harmon
As Ray
Ted WhittallTed Whittall
As Headmaster
Nels LennarsonNels Lennarson
As Michael Archer
Ron LeaRon Lea
As Public School Teacher
Main Cast
Drew Van AckerDrew Van Acker
As Ian Archer
Ryan PinkstonRyan Pinkston
As Gabe Forrest
Elise GatienElise Gatien
As CJ Ward
Dyana LiuDyana Liu
As Suki Sato


At school, Ian Archer watches as a bully, Dex, pick on a nerdy student, Andrew. Ian finally gets involved and pulls the bully off. Each punch the bully throws, Ian easily predicts and avoids it. He finally puts Dex in a pressure hold and forces him to apologize, but the principal comes out and orders everyone to move away. Ian is the last one to go...

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Episode Notes
Although the episode and the series officially premiered on October 19, Cartoon Network gave a sneak preview of the series on the preceding Saturday, October 16, at 9/8 central.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Foxy ShazamUnstoppable 

Episode Quotes
Headmaster: "Excels at all sports, particularly martial arts." I heard you ran into the Buffer team. Consider joining?
Ian: I'm not a team player.
Headmaster: Yet.

Ian: So, Headmaster, uh, is that it? Just one name, like Pink, Rhianna?
Headmaster: Staff are addressed here by their titles--Science, Math. I think you've already met Coach. Keeps things simple yet respectful.

CJ: Keep up, Forrest
Gabe: Guys, come on. I wasn't cut out for this, all right? I can talk my way out of a fight, I can do that. Scaling walls to freedom, not so much.

CJ: You remember Gabe Forrest from class.
Ian: Yeah. Funny guy.
Gabe: It's a gift.

Ian: You guys were fighting back?
CJ: We've been jerked around long enough. We had to fight back.
Ian: Man, am I glad I met you guys.
Gabe: Yeah, I guess we're glad to meet you, too.

Gabe: Hey, Ian, you want--you want to know what I can do?
Ian: Unless you can teleport us home, I'll pass.

Gabe: Fine. Hey, guys. how are you? Love the eyes. Really brings out the creepiness. So listen, i think there's been a huge miscommunication here. Yeah, you see, my friends and I, these guys, we just took a wrong turn after study hall, chased a baby raccoon out here. You should have seen his face, he was so adorable.
CJ: Don't worry. He can talk his way out of anything. That's his ability.
Gabe: I don't think there's any reason for us to be running around the forest screaming our heads off like crazy people--or howling, for that matter, sir. Okay? We're just going to head back to campus, and you gentleman, well, you gentleman can fly back to the Batcave or wherever you hole up. I can see you're getting a little angry.

Ian: Picking up anything besides embarrassment and the desire to inflict pain?
CJ: I see Zack's tear ducts welling up. Going to lose it.

Suki: You're different, CJ. You've been here all along. But the three of us--our parents knew about this. They decided to send us here. If we go back, what do we go back to? What will we have if they reject us?
Ian: We'll have each other.

Headmaster: Mr. Archer. So Math tells me there was an incident last night involving your roommates.
Ian: Guys just being guys, I guess, whopping it up naked on the lawn, setting off the security system just for fun.
Headmaster: You didn't see anything unusual?
Ian: I did mention they were naked, right?

CJ: Headmaster didn't appreciate your message.
Ian: Well, we're even. I don't appreciate his school.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorPaul Dini
Executive ProducerPaul Dini  |  Bill O'Dowd  |  Brian A. Miller  |  Tramm Wigzell  |  Mark Costa (2)  |  Rob Swartz  |  Robert Sorcher  |  Gregg Goldin
ProducerPeter Lhotka
Production DesignerMatthew Budgeon
EditorScott Richter
CastingCarol Kritzer  |  Eric Dawson  |  Robert J. Ulrich
Staff WriterRiley Stearns
MusicLolita Ritmanis  |  Michael McCuistion  |  Kristopher Carter
Music EditorMark Mattson
Music SupervisorLinda Cohen
Costume DesignerKate Main
HairstylistPaul Edwards (2)
Make-upLisa Strong
Key GripRandy Stamhuis
Set DesignerPeter Bodnarus
Set DecoratorRose Marie McSherry
Location ManagerGregory Astop
Transportation CoordinatorDave Liboiron
Property MasterNevin Swain
Construction CoordinatorPeter Grace
Production Sound MixerDaryl Powell
Script SupervisorCorey Jones
Production CoordinatorRhonda Legge
Post Production SupervisorCharisma Sieras
Supervising Sound EditorFred Judkins
Re-Recording MixerJoe Earle  |  Doug Andham
GafferJohn Adams (4)
Director of PhotographyPhilip Linzey
Stunt CoordinatorEd Anders
Art DirectorCheryl Marion
Post Production CoordinatorChris Nguyen-Gia
Production ManagementJim O'Grady
Production AccountantBeverly Wiens
Extras CastingKit Hayward
"A" Camera OperatorLeonard Michael Wrinch
Assistant To The ProducerKaren Nielsen
Special Effects CoordinatorDan Keeler
"B" Camera OperatorDaniel Henshaw
Computer GraphicsDanny Ho
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