From a media release:
Corus Entertainmentâ€™s YTV, Canadaâ€™s leading entertainment brand for kids, announced today that it has commissioned a new live action series called Drive Me Crazy (working title), produced by award-winning content creator marblemedia (Japanizi: Going, Going, Gong!, Splatalot) in association with Proper Television (Canadaâ€™s Worst Driver). The 20 x 30-minute series is currently casting for contestants and will launch in 2016.
In each episode, rookie tween/teen drivers are put through a fun-fueled driving course. In order to pass this driving test, contestants need a family member to teach them the ways of the road. Together, each team faces every driving challenge imaginable, all with the hopes that the driver will get the coveted keys to the family car. The series delivers an entertaining and unfiltered glimpse into what really goes on behind the wheel when a parent teaches their child how to drive.
Drive Me Crazy will be executive produced by marblemediaâ€™s Matt Hornburg and Mark Bishop along with Guy Oâ€™Sullivan of Proper Television and Steve Sloan. marblemediaâ€™s Vice President, Kids and Family Miklos Perlus, will serve as Co-Executive Producer and Kirsten Scollie will act as Line Producer.
The series is inspired by the UK format Driving Academy, which was originally produced by Lucky Day Productions (a Zodiak Media company) and aired on CBBC. marblemedia will lead the development of an interactive extension for the series and its distribution arm, Distribution360, will split territories with Zodiak Media. Additionally, the series has received funding from the Shaw Rocket Fund.
Drive Me Crazy is currently casting tween/ teens and their family members. The deadline for casting applications is August 1, 2015.