|Also known as||Fifteen|
|Created by||John T. Binkley|
|Written by||John T. Binkley
|Directed by||Michael Berry
John T. Binkley
|Country of origin||Canada
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||65|
|Executive producer(s)||John T. Binkley
Sheldon S. Wiseman
|Producer(s)||John T. Binkley
|Running time||25 min|
|Original channel||YTV (Canada)
|Original run||February 3, 1991– April 25, 1993|
Hillside (also known as Fifteen) is a Canadian-American teen drama that aired on YTV in Canada and Nickelodeon in the United States from 1991 to 1993. Created and produced by John T. Binkley, the series was Nickelodeon's first and only teenage soap opera.
The series was first conceived as Fifteen in an improvised form for The Disney Channel, where a 13-episode pilot series was produced and tested in the US. After Disney decided not to proceed with the project, Nickelodeon and Canadian partners joined Binkley in producing the series which was known in its first and second seasons as Hillside in Canada, and throughout the 65 episode run as Fifteen in the U.S. The show was subsequently syndicated around the world, with runs in Germany, the Children's Channel in Europe, and Israel, among others.
Hillside followed the students of fictional Hillside School and dealt with a variety of issues including dating, divorce, alcohol abuse, and friendship. The show played heavily into stereotypes, including two characters named Dylan and Chris, who wore leather jackets to show off their toughness, but which could not completely disguise their inner selves.
|Season||Ep. #||First Airdate||Last Airdate|
|Season 1||13||February 3, 1991||April 28, 1991|
|Season 2||13||August 4, 1991||October 27, 1991|
|Season 3||13||February 2, 1992||April 26, 1992|
|Season 4||26||November 1, 1992||April 25, 1993|
The series head writer for all 65 episodes was Ian Weir, who wrote all but 5 episodes. Its director was Michael Berry.
The first season of the show was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, the second season was recorded at the studios of CJOH-TV in Ottawa, Ontario, and the third and fourth seasons were videotaped at Nickelodeon Studios at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.
|1993||Young Artist Awards||Nominated||Best Young Actor Co-starring in a Cable Series||Ryan Reynolds|
|Best Young Actor Starring in a Cable Series||Chris William Martin|
|Best Young Actress Co-starring in a Cable Series||Arseman Yohannes|
|Best Young Actress Starring in a Cable Series||Laura Harris|
|Best Young Actress Starring in a Cable Series||Robyn Ross|