ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its first season on 7/12/12; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION: (from Entertainment One's press release, May 2012) Leading independent studio Entertainment One (eOne) announced today that its six-part series "The Yard" will be exclusively distributed in the U.S. on the free, ad-supported Hulu and the Hulu Plus subscription service beginning June 7th, 2012. With more than 500 eOne episodes currently available on the service, this exclusive offering further enhances first-run premium programming offered by eOne on Hulu. In the six-part, half-hour series viewers are taken inside a schoolyard by an unseen Documentarian (voiced by Paul Gross) who records students' behavior during recess. Through interviews with the kids, he sees adult-world scenarios played out by two schoolyard gangs: 12-year-old leader Nick; his idealistic younger brother J.J., the brains of the outfit; weird pal Johnny, his lieutenant; big girl Suzi, the muscle; and his six-year-old little brother Adam, who just wants to play. Nick's crew tries to keep the peace while defending their turf against: Frankie Miladic, leader of his gang of self-indulgent, cruel bullies; "Pork Chop" and his brother Mickey; while also fighting his affection for Frankie's popular and influential sister Mary, leader of the girls.