Spooksville (TV series)
Spooksville is an action/adventure live action TV series that premiered on the Hub Network on October 26, 2013. The show is based on the book series of the same name. The show is produced by Jane Startz, who also produced Tuck Everlasting and Ella Enchanted. The show is adapted for TV by James Krieg (Scooby-Doo, Batman, Spider-Man, Green Lantern, and Spectacular!).
|Created by||Christopher Pike|
|Developed by||Dan Angel|
|Music by||James Jandrisch|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||22 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Distributor||Hub Television Network|
|Original network||Hub Network|
|Original release||October 26, 2013 –|
May 17, 2014
On October 13, 2014, the series was canceled after one season.
The new kid in town discovers that he holds the key to a battle between good and evil that has been taking place for centuries in a bizarre small town that plays host to a wide array of supernatural and unexplained occurrences.
- Keean Johnson as Adam Freeman, a teenager who moves to Springville along with his father. He discovers many secrets along with his friends, including one about his supposedly deceased mother, revealing that she formerly lived in Spooksville and is one of the few people who knows its strange and dark secrets. He eventually finds out that his mother is alive from Ann Templeton, through a magic spell.
- Katie Douglas as Sally Wilcox, a fearless and sarcastic girl, who also is trying to discover the many secrets of Spooksville, mostly the many reasons for the bizarre events that take place there.
- Nick Purcha as Watch Waverly
- Morgan Taylor Campbell as Ann Templeton. (Only credited in episodes in which she appeared) A teenage girl, who lives alone in a manor called Shadowmire, along with her servant Moorpark. She is revealed to come from with a long line of witches, starting from the town witch Madeline Templeton, who, back in the era of the Salem Witch trials, was punished and cursed the entire town of Spooksville.
- Samuel Patrick Chu as Brandon
- Steve Bacic as George Freeman
- Kimberly Sustad as Madeline Templeton, the witch responsible for cursing the entire town of Springville before her supposed execution.
- Peter Bryant as Moorpark
- Frank C. Turner as The Mayor
- Jacqueline Samuda as Mrs. Waverly
- Reece Alexander as Officer Dugan
- Harrison Houde as Stanley 'Scaredy' Katzman
- Glynis Davies as Principal Blackwater
- Patricia Harras as Dodie Wilcox
- Erica Carroll as Laurel Hall
|No.||Title||Original air date|
|1||"The Secret Path" (Part 1)||October 26, 2013|
Part one of two. a boy named Adam and his father move to Springsville (nicknamed "Spooksville" because of the bizarre goings-on said to happen) after Adam's mother disappears, and, after encountering a spider-lizard creature in his room, teams up with two kids, a girl named Sally, and a nerdy boy named Watch, who go back in time to 1771 to find clues about the town's origins and the possible disappearance of Adam's mom.Mystery: The Raven's Eye
|2||"The Secret Path" (Part 2)||October 26, 2013|
Conclusion. The gang goes back in time and finds a woman who could solve a mystery from the present.Mystery: The Secret Path, Madeline Templeton
|3||"The Howling Ghost"||October 30, 2013|
While solving a boy's mysterious disappearance, the gang encounters the ghost of a lighthouse keeper.Mystery: The lighthouse ghost
|4||"The Haunted Cave"||November 2, 2013|
Sally, Watch, and Adam go inside a mysterious cave that may be the key in finding out what happened to Adam's mother.Mystery: The monster cave
|5||"The Evil House"||November 9, 2013|
While trick-or-treating, Adam, Watch and Sally see a boy being pulled into the house. Later, as they step into the house they come to know that the boy was a magician from the past and the house was actually a portal to a world where it's always Halloween and everyone becomes their costumes.Mystery: The evil house
|6||"The Thing in the Closet"||November 16, 2013|
A monster who feeds on other people's nightmares appears in Sally's room after she gets freaked out by the cheesy special effects in a chicken restaurant commercial.Mystery: The nightmare creatures
|7||"The Fire Inside"||November 23, 2013|
Thanks to Ann's magic powers, Sally experiences an illness called "The Fire Inside", in which she blows smoke out of her mouth and will die from the raging heat broiling in her body, so the boys must find a rare antidote known as "Crystal Moonflower".Mystery: The Fire Inside
|8||"The Wishing Stone"||November 30, 2013|
While on a hike, the trio find a mysterious object that can grant all their wishes, but when a robotic alien comes for his payment (which is slave labor on his home planet), Sally, Watch, and Adam must try to save themselves. Meanwhile, Adam's dad is considering moving away from Springsville.Mystery: The Wishing Stone
|9||"The Wicked Cat"||December 7, 2013|
Sally finds a stray cat, who turns out to be a girl who was cursed, and she becomes human while Sally becomes a cat. Adam and Watch must call upon Ann again to help Sally.Mystery: Daniella, aka, the wicked cat
|10||"The No-Ones"||December 14, 2013|
Watch isn't feeling very merry about the upcoming Christmas holiday (especially with his mother worrying that he may be a high-functioning autistic because of how detached and emotionless he can be), but that all changes when he meets a girl who may be interested in him — for a plot to bring about an alien invasion.Mystery: The No Ones
|11||"The Dark Corner"||December 21, 2013|
Ann's attempt at helping Adam find his lost mother sends her and the trio into a parallel universe in which Springsville has been ravaged by an apocalypse.Mystery: The Dark Corner, zombies
|12||"Shell Shock"||March 8, 2014|
Sally's day with her family at the yacht club turns into yet another bizarre mystery when a giant mutant crab pirate begins attacking people.Mystery: Mutant crab pirate
|13||"Flowers of Evil"||March 15, 2014|
Everyone in Lizzie Borden High is brainwashed by a strange plant a science teacher found in the woods as part of his Internet documentary series and Sally and Ann (who hate each other) are the only ones who can stop it.Mystery: Hivemind plant
|14||"Phone Fear"||March 22, 2014|
During a survivalist trip at a logging camp, a strange fog begins picking off students one by one as they use their phones, and only Watch, Sally, and Adam can stop it.Mystery: The phone fog
|15||"Critical Care"||March 29, 2014|
When Adam takes his mother to the hospital after she sleepwalks in his room and collapses, Watch ends up there as well with a nasty case of tonsillitis, but things get weird when Watch's tonsils run off and the trio thinks the hospital's strange nursing assistant may be using removed organs for a sinister plot.Mystery: Living tonsils
|16||"Blood Drive"||April 5, 2014|
"Scaredy" gets bitten by a vampire and makes Watch, Sally, and eventually, the whole school into vampire slaves. Adam must team up with Principal Blackwater to find the master vampire and defeat it.Mystery: Vampires
|17||"Fathers and Sons"||April 12, 2014|
Adam, Watch, and Sally go on a camping trip, where a hairy creature who may or may not be the legendary Bigfoot is raiding their campsite.Mystery: Bigfoot
|18||"Gnome Alone"||April 19, 2014|
Sally breaks her mother's lawn gnome and hides it, which causes the other gnomes in her yard to avenge its death.Mystery: Living gnomes
|19||"Oh Monster My Monster"||April 26, 2014|
Adam takes his driver's license test with a neurotic instructor who knows a little too much about dying behind the wheel. Meanwhile, Watch discovers the diary of Dr. Victor Frankenstein and Frankenstein's monster and revives the monster so he can use him to fight back against bullies.Mystery: Frankenstein, ghost driver's ed instructor
|20||"The Maze"||May 3, 2014|
Watch and Adam get stuck in a strange maze, and Sally discovers it has connections with the mayor and his fading memories.Mystery: Mayor Tippett's memories
|21||"Run"||May 10, 2014|
Laurel's memories are sparked. Adam and Ann run from homunculi, while Watch and Sally break into Shadowmire to discover how to defeat the monsters and accidentally discover a shocking truth about the Templeton family that Ann has kept hidden from them ever since Laurel was found.Mystery: Female Templetons, Laurel Hall's magical powers, homunculi
|22||"Stone"||May 17, 2014|
After finding out Laurel was actually Madeline Templeton bewitched by Ann, Adam awakens to a Spooksville that he doesn't recognize and Watch and Sally are not his friends.Mystery: The Raven's Eye, Adam's real mother
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2014||Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a TV Series - Leading Young Actor||Keean Johnson||Nominated|
|Best Performance in a TV Series - Leading Young Actress||Katie Douglas||Nominated|
|Best Performance in a TV Series - Supporting Young Actor||Nick Purcha||Nominated|
|Best Performance in a TV Series - Supporting Young Actress||Morgan Taylor Campbell||Nominated|
|Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actor 11-13||Sean Michael Kyer||Nominated|
|Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actress 17-21||Tiera Skovbye||Nominated|
|Best Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young Actor 17-21||Samuel Patrick Chu||Nominated|
|Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series||Katie Douglas, Keean Johnson, Nick Purcha, Morgan Taylor Campbell||Nominated|
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