Life with Boys
Format Teen sitcom
Created by Michael Poryes
Directed by Riley Grovés
Kristoff Gránt

Torri Webster
Madison Pettis
Nathan McLeod
Michael Murphy
Jake Goodman
Sandy Jobin-Bevans

Austin MacDonald (Recurring)

Opening theme "A Wonderful Life" by Katia Zuccarelli
Country of origin Canada
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 40 (List of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Michael Poryes

Helen Lebeau
Jocelyn Hamilton
Tracey Dodokin
Steven Bawol
Steven Peterman
Doug Murphy
Douglas Lieblein (season 2)
Colin Bohm (season 2)

Running time22 minutes
Production company(s) Nelvana Studio


Original channel YTV (CAN)
Nickelodeon (USA)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run September 9, 2011 – August 27, 2013
External links
Official website

Life with Boys is a Canadian teen sitcom that started broadcasting in Canada on YTV in September 2011. It follows Tess Foster (Torri Webster) as she tries to cope living in a home with just boys; her father, Jack, and three brothers, Gabe, Spencer and Sam. With the help of her best friend Allie (Madison Pettis), she pulls through just fine.


Each half-hour episode follows 15-year-old Tess Foster as she navigates her way through the turmoil of teen life while living at home with her single, overprotective dad and three brothers. Although Tess adores the four important men in her life, they do have four totally different perspectives. Despite the shortcomings of being the only girl in a male household, the boys can sometimes offer solid advice. Whether it’s building up the courage to talk to a boy, dealing with an obnoxious one, or coping with the repercussions of being the only girl on the boys’ wrestling team, Life With Boys sheds a comedic light on many of life’s difficult moments.


Main characters

  • Tess Foster (Torri Webster) is the main character of the show. Tess is 14 years old and the only girl in a house of all boys. She is a typical teen who loves clothes, boys, and wrestling.
  • Allie Brooks (Madison Pettis) is Tess' best friend, a bright and popular cheerleader who loves makeup and fashion and is typical girlie girl. She's a fixture at the Foster household, despite never quite understanding how Tess can survive life in a house full of boys.
  • Gabe Foster (Nathan McLeod) is a 16 year-old heartthrob who loves shelling out girl advice to his younger brothers. A self-professed babe magnet, Gabe likes to play the field, and almost always has a girl on his arm.
  • Sam Foster (Michael Murphy) is Tess' twin brother who is a bit of a geek. Sam has a massive crush on Allie, but his efforts to woo her always end in rejection.
  • Spencer Foster (Jake Goodman) is the youngest of the Foster clan, eight year-old Spencer is precocious scary-smart, and uses these tools to his advantage. His older brother Gabe is his idol, and he always seeks out his advice!
  • Jack Foster (Sandy Jobin-Bevans) is Tess, Gabe, Spencer and Sam's dad and is also the Gym Teacher at the high school. He can be a bit overprotective of his family, but he struggles the most with Tess.


Main article: List of Life with Boys episodes
Season Episodes Canadian Airdates U.S airdates
Season premiere Season finale Season premiere and finale
1 22 September 9, 2011 August 27, 2012 December 28 2012 - June 26, 2012
2 18 October 23, 2012 August 27, 2013 Cancelled


YTV Life with Boys began airing on YTV in Canada Friday night's starting in September 2011.

On October 16, 2011 Madison Pettis (Allie) was a guest on YTV’s Sunday Big Fun Movie Coraline. She was interviewed by Laura in-between some of the commercial breaks. Madison said that she was living in Los Angeles but is happy to be filming Life with Boys in Ontario, Canada. She said her favorite thing about the show was her and Torri Webster’s (Tess) cool wardrobes. Life With Boys will conclude (End or cancelled or series finale) in 2016.

Nickelodeon (UK & Ireland)Edit

Nickelodeon UK showed a sneak peek (Episode #1) of Life With Boys on October 21st 2011 after the new Nickelodeon Movie, The Boy Who Cried Werewolf. The show fully premiered on November 21st 2011 along with the new show Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness.

Nick ExtraEdit

Main Wikipedia article: Nick Extra

On December 31st 2011, Nickelodeon (UK & Ireland) released a short labelled Nick Extra with Life With Boys. It showed behind the scenes of the show and an interview with Torri Webster, Nathan McLeod, Michael Murphy & Jake Goodman.