The Troop

Not to be confused with Troop.
The Troop

The cast of The Troop in the first season (from left to right): Gage Golightly (Hayley), Nicholas Purcell (Jake), John Marshall Jones (Mr. Stockley) and David Del Rio (Felix).
Genre Action-comedy/Science-fiction/Teen Sitcom
Created by Max Burnett
Greg Coolidge
Chris Morgan
Starring Nicholas Purcell
Gage Golightly
David Del Rio (season 1)
Matt Shively (season 2)
Malese Jow (season 2)
John Marshall Jones
Theme music composer Reg Powell (season 1 only)
Opening theme "Troop DeVille" (season 1)
"Super Stars" (season 2) both composed by Backhouse Mike
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 40 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Max Burnett
Greg Coolidge
Jay Kogen
Thomas W. Lynch
Location(s) Vancouver, British Columbia
Camera setup Film; Single-camera
Running time approx. 24 minutes
Production company(s) Tom Lynch Company Studios
Nickelodeon Productions
Original network Nickelodeon (2009–11)
Nicktoons (2012–13)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release September 12, 2009 – May 8, 2013
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The Troop is an American-Canadian live-action, single camera comedy-adventure television series about a trio of teenagers who fight and capture monsters and other supernatural phenomena that invade the fictional town of Lakewood. Created and executive produced by Max Burnett, Greg Coolidge and Chris Morgan, the series premiered on Nickelodeon on September 18, 2009.

The second season premiered on June 25, 2011 and Nickelodeon cancelled the series midway through its second season. The remaining episodes of season 2 were aired on Nicktoons with the series finale airing on May 8, 2013.


The show revolves around Jake, an average teenager who wants to create his own comic book series and is enlisted by his school counselor Mr. Stockley to join "The Troop" a secret society that protects the world from monsters and creatures.[1] Additional squad members include his fellow students, Hayley, the most popular girl in school and Felix, the school's main nerd. Teenagers are chosen for the troop because their minds are more accepting of the strange things in the world, but they are old enough to understand the responsibilities that are entailed. It is shown that once you grow too old monsters become more frightening. For some it is a small fear, for others it becomes completely terrifying to even look at a monster's picture. The pilot was shot in 2008 and the show itself has been described as "Men in Black at a suburban high school".[2][3]

The show premiered to 3.5 million viewers on September 12, 2009 (premiering as a "Special Preview") right after iCarly's "iThink They Kissed".[4] The show officially premiered a week later. In March 2010, the series was picked up for a second season.[5]

On October 15, 2010, it was announced that Malese Jow and Matt Shively would join the cast of The Troop when the show enters its second season.[6] Both Jow and Shively previously co-starred on Nickelodeon series prior to The Troop, Jow co-starred in Unfabulous and Shively co-starred in True Jackson, VP. David Del Rio announced in January 2011 that he would not be renewing his contract for the second season due to other commitments and would become a recurring cast member after episode 28. His character, Felix, moves to the International Troop and will no longer be a member of the Lakewood Troop.

The second season was turned in a different direction. Felix was phased out in the first three episodes while Matt Shively was introduced in the third episode. The season introduced a new theme song and new environments. It is significantly different and it is obvious to tell the difference between he two seasons.

In August 2011, Nickelodeon put the series on permanent hiatus. The second season ended with the remaining 7 episodes left unaired. However, Nickelodeon has not ruled out a possibility to air the 7 remaining episodes of the second season. The episodes later aired on Nicktoons.


Main characters

Recurring/Minor characters


Season Episodes Originally aired (U.S. Dates)
Season premiere Season finale
1 26 September 12, 2009 (2009-09-12) August 21, 2010 (2010-08-21)
2 14 June 25, 2011 (2011-06-25) May 8, 2013 (2013-05-08)



    U.S. syndication history

    U.K. syndication history

    International release

    Country / Region Channel Series premiere
     US Nickelodeon September 12, 2009 (Sneak Peek)
    September 18, 2009
     UK Nickelodeon February 4, 2010
     Canada Nickelodeon Canada January 2010
    Arab League Arab World Nickelodeon Arab World April 2, 2010
     Germany Nickelodeon Germany December 18, 2009 (Sneak Peek)
    January 9, 2010
     Netherlands Nickelodeon The Netherlands & Belgium December 4, 2009 (Sneak Peek)
    December 12, 2009
    February 14, 2011 (TeenNick)
     Israel Nickelodeon Israel February 11, 2010
     Philippines Nickelodeon Philippines November 11, 2011 (Sneak Peek)
    November 17, 2011
     Malaysia Nickelodeon South East Asia February 15, 2010 (Sneak Peek)
    March 25, 2010 –
    May 29, 2011
     Hong Kong
     Australia Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand March 15, 2010
     Chile Nickelodeon Latin America March 18, 2010
     Brazil Nickelodeon Brazil March 16, 2010
     Russia Nickelodeon CIS May 8, 2010
     Poland Nickelodeon Poland
     Turkey Nickelodeon Turkey March 10, 2012
     Croatia Nickelodeon Croatia March 1, 2010 – June 5, 2011
     Pakistan Nickelodeon Pakistan July 19, 2010
     Indonesia Nickelodeon Indonesia May 31, 2010
     France Nickelodeon (France)
     South Africa Nickelodeon Africa June 19, 2010
     Korea Nickelodeon South Korea June 24, 2010
     Czech Nickelodeon Czech 2010
     Hungary Nickelodeon (Hungary) Aug 18, 2010
     Romania Nickelodeon (Central & Eastern Europe) 2010
     Greece Nickelodeon (Greece) 2011
     Ukraine Novyi Kanal 2012
     India Teen Nick India January 15, 2013


    1. "Will Nickelodeon's 'Troop' make creating comics cool for kids?". May 13, 2009. Retrieved 2011-12-13.
    2. "John Marshall Jones' audition information". Retrieved 2011-12-13.
    3. Andreeva, Nellie (May 12, 2009). "Nickelodeon assembles monster comedy "The Troop"". Reuters. Retrieved 2011-12-13.
    4. Cable ratings: USC, VMAs, iCarly and True Blood finale… – September 15, 2009
    5. "Top-Ranked Nickelodeon Announces its 2010–11 Season Programming". March 12, 2010. Retrieved 2011-12-13.
    6. EXCLUSIVE: Matt Shively and Malese Jow are Joining The Troop! Tiger Beat/Bop magazine Posted on Oct 15, 2010 12:40 pm
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