Never Too Young

Never Too Young
Genre Soap Opera
Teen Drama
Written by David Robert Kanter
Ron Sproat
Hendrik Vollaerts
Directed by Bruce Minnix
Narrated by Roger Christian
Composer(s) Ray Martin
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 192
Executive producer(s) Larry Cohen
Producer(s) Larry Miller
Bruce Minnix
Running time 2225 minutes
Production company(s) Conson Studios, Inc.
Original network ABC
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original release September 27, 1965 (1965-09-27) – June 24, 1966 (1966-06-24)

Never Too Young is an American daytime serial that aired on ABC from September 27, 1965 to June 24, 1966 and was the first soap opera geared towards a teen audience.[1]


The series, which featured Tony Dow of Leave it to Beaver and Tommy Rettig of Lassie fame, was set in Malibu, California.[2] Never Too Young chronicled the lives of a group of teens and their parents.[3] Stories were told from the point of view of Alfy (David Watson), the owner of the local beach hangout, "The High Dive".[4]

The series featured several musical guests who performed at The High Dive, including: The Castaways, The Sunrays, Marvin Gaye, Johnny Rivers, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Mel Carter, Freddie Cannon, Ramsey Lewis Trio and The Girls.



  1. Terrace, Vincent (2007). Encyclopedia of Television Subjects, Themes and Settings. McFarland & Co. p. 276. ISBN 0-7864-2498-2.
  2. "Never Too Young on ABC". TV Guide. Retrieved 2008-10-15.
  3. Spigel, Lynn; Mann, Denise (1992). Private Screenings: Television and the Female Consumer. U of Minnesota Press. p. 265. ISBN 0-8166-2053-9.
  4. Terrace, Vincent (1979). The Complete Encyclopedia of Television Programs, 1947-1979: 1947-1979. A. S. Barnes. p. 711.

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