||The English used in this article or section may not be easy for everybody to understand. (October 2014)|
|Created by||Dan Signer|
|Theme music composer||Toby Gad, Lindy Robbins, China Anne McClain, Lauryn McClain & Sierra McClain|
|Opening theme||"Exceptional", performed by China Anne McClain|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||62 (List of episodes)|
|Camera setup||Videotape (filmized);
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Distributor||Disney-ABC Domestic Television|
|Original channel||Disney Channel|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)
|Original run||May 6, 2011– March 21, 2014|
A.N.T. Farm an American sitcom. The first episode played on television May 6, 2011. It continued as a regular series starting on June 17, 2011. The pilot episode, "TransplANTed" aired after the last episode of The Suite Life on Deck. The show was created by Dan Signer. He was a screenwriter and co-executive producer of The Suite Life on Deck. He also made the YTV series Mr. Young. Disney Channel approved the show in mid-November 2010. Production began in early 2011. The first promo was released during the premiere of Lemonade Mouth.
The show takes place in San Francisco, California. The show stars China Anne McClain, Sierra McCormick and Jake Short. They are middle school students in a gifted education program called the "Advanced Natural Talent" (or "A.N.T.") program. On November 30, 2011, A.N.T. Farm was accepted for a second season. It started on June 1, 2012. The series finale for the show aired on March 21, 2014.
Cast[change | change source]
- China Anne McClain as Chyna
- Sierra McCormick as Olive
- Jake Short as Fletcher
- Stefanie Scott as Lexi
- Carlon Jeffery as Cameron
- Aedin Mincks as Angus
Episodes[change | change source]
|Season||Episodes||Originally aired (U.S. dates)|
|Season premiere||Season finale|
|1||25||May 6, 2011
June 17, 2011 (premiere)
|April 13, 2012|
|2||20||June 1, 2012||April 26, 2013|
|3||17||May 31, 2013||March 21, 2014|
Season 1 (2011/12)[change | change source]
- Stefanie Scott is absent for three episodes.
- Carlon Jeffery is absent for six episodes.
- This season was filmed from January 2011 to October 2011.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Production
|1||1||"transplANTed"||Bob Koherr||Dan Signer||May 6, 2011||101||4.4|
Chyna Parks joins the A.N.T. Program (Advanced Natural Talent) at Webster High because she is a musical prodigy. Chyna and her ANT friends, Fletcher Quimby and Olive Doyle, find out about a school party being hosted by Lexi Reed, the Queen Bee diva, who has starred in every school play. They sneak out of the house to attend the party after Fletcher makes wax copies of them. Chyna, Fletcher, and Olive accidentally ruin Lexi's party by crashing into the sound system, causing everyone to turn on Chyna, including Olive and Fletcher. However, she makes things better by singing "Dynamite". When Chyna's father catches them at the party, after spotting their melted wax figures, he almost pulls Chyna out of the A.N.T. Program, but Chyna levels it down to three months of grounding.
Song featured: "Dynamite"
|2||2||"participANTs"||Bob Koherr||Jeny Quine||June 17, 2011||102||4.3|
|Chyna and Olive make an effort to be more involved with their school's extracurricular activities and try out for the cheerleading squad, run by Lexi and Paisley. Only Chyna gets accepted into the squad, but she gets more than she bargained for, when Lexi puts her cheerleading skills to the test. She weakens her enough to make her lose her voice, right before the school musical auditions. During the school musical auditions, Chyna sings horribly and gives a speech to Mr. Zimbaldi. He agrees with the speech and she gets the lead roll. Lexi is jealous right after she knew that Chyna got the lead roll. Meanwhile, Cameron creates his own club called "The End Hunger Today Club" as an excuse to eat hot wings all for himself, but when Fletcher catches him in the act and threatens to tell Principal Skidmore about his fake club, so Cameron is forced to let Fletcher join. Principal Skidmore notices about the club and she wants to join. Olive needs to join a club and attempts to join it but Principal Skidmore says they're full and then throws a hot wing at Olive.|
|3||3||"phANTom locker"||Bob Koherr||Mark Jordan Legan||June 24, 2011||103||4.6|
|Cameron is annoyed by Olive, his locker neighbor, so he invents a story that her locker was built above an ancient burial ground and is haunted. Furthermore, Olive then moves into Chyna's locker in order to avoid the ghost, but ends up annoying Chyna to the point where she devises a scheme to make Olive face her fears. That night, Olive and Chyna try to spend the night in Olive's locker, but while Cameron is "haunting" them, he also wrecks the prank and Olive and Chyna discover Cameron's plan. Meanwhile, Fletcher is having problems with making Principal Skidmore look beautiful in a self-portrait.|
|4||4||"sciANTs fair"||Phill Lewis||Jeff Hodsden & Tim Pollock||July 1, 2011||106||2.8|
|Chyna wants to stay up to watch High Heels High and Darryl gives her special permission if she studies after a couple of episodes; however, she stays up all night, and when she aces her science exam, she thinks that the teachers are giving her and the ANT's special treatment so they can compete and win trophies for Webster High. Meanwhile, Lexi and Cameron find Principal Skidmore's phone and keep it in order to receive the reward.|
|5||5||"studANT council"||Bob Koherr||Jeff Hodsden & Tim Pollock||July 8, 2011||107||3.5|
|After Chyna is denied entrance to the school dance, Olive tricks Chyna into running for student council. As she is campaigning, Angus tells her that to run for A.N.T. Rep, you have to participate in every school activity(including what the cheerleaders shoot out of their cannon, being the "Jumbo bunny" prize for whoever wins the knock the can other game at the school fair and being the mirror ball at prom), so Chyna tricks Olive into running too. They both tell everyone to vote for the other person. In the middle of the election, Olive is winning by a short gap. Cameron makes a speech while Chyna and Olive argue and everyone agrees with him. Lexi runs for school president and gets the title. Some how, Cameron is nominated for A.N.T. Rep and gets the title. He wonders and Lexi says that students under five feet automatically run for A.N.T. Rep when they're nominated. Chyna and Olive are relieved and they make friends. Meanwhile, Fletcher befriends Chyna's dad to see if he has a possibility with Chyna, but Cameron gets jealous. Fletcher and Chyna's dad go to the Baseball Game and Cameron finds his own friends. When Fletcher gets movie tickets, Cameron knows what's going on and tells his Dad. Cameron hangs out with his dad and Fletcher is alone.|
|6||6||"bad romANTs"||Bob Koherr||Jeny Quine||July 15, 2011||105||3.9|
|Gibson is depressed about his grandma moving out, so Chyna and Fletcher try to cheer him up. When he keeps following him, ruining Fletcher's chances of getting closer to Chyna, they try to find Gibson a girlfriend. Meanwhile, Lexi tries to get on the front page of the school newspaper, but must show Olive that she's done something newsworthy.|
|7||7||"the informANT"||Bob Koherr||Stephen Engel||July 29, 2011||104||3.1|
|After Darryl gets Chyna a bag from the evidence locker at the police station, she pretends to appreciate the thought of the gift, but when Fletcher tells Chyna and Olive about "Pudding Points" she tries to eat as much to buy a new designer bag. Darryl finds the new bag inside the bag he gave her and he accuses her of shoplifting and sends a police officer, Officer 3–9, undercover. When Chyna, Fletcher, and Olive find out that "Charlie Brown" is a cop and that he is spying on them, they pretend that they are robbing a house.|
|8||8||"replicANT"||Adam Weissman||Dan Signer||August 12, 2011||108||3.7|
Chyna falls for a new student in the A.N.T. Program from the United Kingdom named Nigel, another artistic genius who goes to school as a robot. Chyna asks Nigel out and they embark on a date, making Fletcher jealous. Meanwhile, Darryl challenges Olive and Cameron at the arcade to see who can get the highest score on the game Donkey KingSong featured: "My Crush"
|9||9||"clairvoyANT"||Adam Weissman||Stephen Engel||August 19, 2011||109||3.5|
|Principal Skidmore gives out Wacky Awards and everyone receives one except for Cameron, so Chyna and Olive try to help him find his talent. They make him believe that he is a psychic by making everything he predicts happen. Meanwhile, Fletcher finds out that the dinosaur nuggets have been replaced; he goes to the board meeting to get them back.|
|10||10||"managemANT"||Mark Cendrowski||Mark Jordan Legan & Jeny Quine||August 26, 2011||110||3.6|
Cameron accidentally uploads a video of Chyna singing. To her luck, Hippo, a music producer, sees it and wants to make a music video, but Chyna refuses after he tries changing her image. Meanwhile, Fletcher, Paisley, Olive, and Angus compete in home-economics.Song featured: "Unstoppable"
|11||11||"philANThropy"||Phill Lewis||Mark Jordan Legan & Jeny Quine||September 16, 2011||111||3.2|
When the school cannot afford to pay Gibson's salary, he gets fired, so Chyna, Olive, and Fletcher try to raise money by doing a web-a-thon called, "Save Gibson". Meanwhile, Cameron pretends to be an elder man because Lexi needs to show a former pageant queen that she volunteers at a senior center in order to keep her pageant crown.Special guest star: Shelley Long as Mrs. Busby
|12||12||"fraudulANT"||Phill Lewis||Jeff Hodsden & Tim Pollock||September 23, 2011||112||2.6|
|Chyna and Fletcher meet Zanko (Ernie Grunwald), Fletcher's all-time favorite artist. Zanko is having trouble with inspiration, so Chyna urges Fletcher to give Zanko one of his paintings to inspire him, but when Zanko passes the painting off as his own at his comeback party, Chyna creates an elite team to rescue the painting and gets the help of Olive, Angus, and Wacky. Meanwhile, Paisley and Lexi audition to be a princess for a kid's birthday party for Roxanne.|
|13||13||"the replacemANT"||Phill Lewis||Mark Jordan Legan||September 30, 2011||113||3.4|
|Olive becomes the new history teacher after the previous one quits due to Chyna unintentionally upsetting him. Olive decides to be a fun teacher thanks to advice from Chyna, but tries her kind of educational fun by doing reenactments of historical events and ends up being spit-balled by the other students. So Chyna tells her to demand respect, but she overdoes it by becoming mean and giving both Chyna and Lexi detention, forcing the rivals to team up to get rid of her. Meanwhile, Cameron accompanies Darryl in a police ride-along for a school report.|
|14||14||"mutANT farm"||Adam Weissman||Jeny Quine & Dan Signer||October 7, 2011||118||3.8|
In this Halloween version of the pilot episode "transplANTed", It is Chyna's first day in the "MUTANT Program", where the ANT's and Gibson are monsters and the older kids are regular humans. Chyna is a Medusa, so she fits right in with her new Mutant Program friends: Olive, a mad scientist; Fletcher, a vampire; and Angus, a zombie. The social hierarchy roles have been reversed and the older kids are actually scared of the ANT's, so Gibson pairs everybody off to help prepare for the "humans only" Halloween dance.Song featured: "Calling All the Monsters"
|15||15||"cANTonese style cuisine"||Adam Weissman||Dan Signer||October 28, 2011||115||3.2|
Chyna is excited to meet Madame Goo Goo (a parody of Lady Gaga) and gets her phone number; however, when the ANTs go to a fortune cookie factory, Chyna realizes she lost Madam Goo Goo's phone number in the vat of fortune tellers. Olive, Fletcher, and Angus help her get it back. Meanwhile, Lexi finds out she was not invited to McKenna's birthday party and vows to find why.Guest Stars: Zibby Allen as Madame Goo Goo, James Hong as Kenny
|16||16||"ignorANTs is bliss"||Adam Weissman||Jeff Hodsden & Tim Pollock||November 4, 2011||116||3.5|
|When a deafening noise caused by Fletcher makes Olive lose her memory, Chyna, Fletcher, and Angus go to great lengths to get her memory back before Principal Skidmore dismisses her from the A.N.T. Program and is sent back to Kindergarten. Chyna later finds out that Olive actually regained her memory. Meanwhile, Lexi and Cameron enter the Webster High dog show hosted by Gibson.|
|17||17||"slumber party ANTics"||Jon Rosenbaum||Mark Jordan Legan||November 18, 2011||114||3.6|
|Chyna and Olive decide to host their own slumber party when Lexi does not invite them to hers. Chyna realizes that none of her guests have arrived except for Olive. Lexi video chats with her and to Chyna's dismay, all of her guests are at Lexi's slumber party. Chyna gets an idea since Olive painted her wall green, she will use it as green screen. Chyna video chats Lexi and she is jealous when she sees how much fun they are having, unbeknownst that it is a party scene from an old movie and used it as her background. Meanwhile, Fletcher agrees to help Cameron create a comic book character in order to get closer to Chyna.|
|18||18||"America Needs TalANT"||Victor Gonzalez||Jeny Quine & Dan Signer||November 25, 2011||122/123||3.4|
A reality show called "America Needs Talent" arrives at Webster High, and everyone auditions to be on it; however, the only people who get picked to be finalists on the show are Chyna and Lexi. Unfortunately, Darryl is afraid of flying, so Chyna, Olive, Fletcher, Cameron, and Darryl end up driving to Lost Angeles and end up in Solvang, California, where they get harassed by a walrus and get imprisoned in a windmill jail. Eventually they end up on the turbine of the windmill; Chyna rescues them by slipping through the bars covered in fish oil to slip through and flip the switch to stop it. While this is happening, Lexi's suitcase at the hotel in Hollywood is mistaken for a suitcase filled with money, so Lexi and Paisley try to find it. Later on, Chyna arrives just in time for the show, and both Chyna and Lexi go make it to the final round. Lexi then tries to make herself a role model by pretending to be Chyna's friend, which ends up Chyna and Lexi being roommates at the hotel. Furthermore, Lexi tries to steal Chyna's song to humiliate Chyna on the show, but Chyna overhears Lexi tell Paisley her plan and gives Lexi a fake song and costume design and props to use for the show and Lexi ends up as the one who gets humiliated. After they both sing, Chyna tells Lexi that there is enough spotlight for the both of them. Meanwhile, Olive and Paisley enter a game show competition and Paisley keeps pressing the buzzer with goofy answers; Cameron, Fletcher, and Darryl wait in line at a popular food truck.Beautiful"
|19||19||"sANTa's little helpers"||Jon Rosenbaum||Niya Palmer||December 9, 2011||119||3.1|
|Principal Skidmore asks Chyna, Olive, and Fletcher to build toys for kids at an orphanage. They find out it is a scam and instead Principal Skidmore sells it for profit. They then booby-trap the toys but then Principal Skidmore gives toys to the orphanage, so they must get the toys back. Meanwhile, Darryl follows Roxanne around to see what she is getting him for Christmas.|
|20||20||"you're the one that i wANT"||Steve Hoefer||Megan Amram||January 20, 2012||121||2.7|
When Chyna gets the lead in the school musical, Lexi tries to sabotage the show with the help of Fletcher, who does not want Chyna to fall for the leading man, Jared. Meanwhile, Cameron learns that Gibson has been living at the school and offers to let him stay in his family's living room.Guest star: Cameron Palatas as Jared
|21||21||"performANTs"||Victor Gonzalez||Dan Signer||January 27, 2012||120||2.7|
|Chyna, Olive, Fletcher, and Angus want to go to an upcoming concert with the older kids, but they know Roxanne will never let them go to a concert. In order to convince her, they pretend they are going to see a kid's band, which backfires when she decides to tag along. Meanwhile, Cameron tries to get backstage at the concert, by getting a job as a tattoo artist.|
|22||22||"some enchANTed evening"||Adam Weissman||Stephen Engel||February 24, 2012||117||3.0|
Fletcher asks Chyna out. Olive tells her to lie so she does not hurt Fletcher's feelings. Chyna says that she has a boyfriend so Fletcher lies and says he has a girlfriend. Olive suggests they should double date so the two must find fake dates. Meanwhile, Gibson coaches the cheerleading team because Coach Mandy died, but Lexi thinks he is a bad coach when they have to want to win in a cheerleading contest. and then she fires him.Guest stars: Caroline Sunshine as Ella, Cameron Palatas as Jared
|23||23||"patANT pending"||Bob Koherr||Stephen Engel &
Mark Jordan Legan
|March 2, 2012||125||2.8|
|Olive and Fletcher see a business opportunity and come up with an idea for a massaging backpack after seeing Chyna struggle with hers. Afraid of mixing friendship with business, Olive and Fletcher decide to keep an inquiring Chyna out of the loop. Meanwhile, Lexi keeps fake breaking her arms and legs, and evens pretends to just be a head, to get the attention away from Paisley, who actually breaks her bones because of Lexi's scams.|
|24||24||"ballet dANTser"||Bob Koherr||Jeff Hodsden & Tim Pollock||March 30, 2012||126||2.5|
|Violet (Claire Engler), a sports prodigy with slight anger issues, joins the A.N.T. Program. Violet is not afraid of the older kids, including Lexi, who orders Chyna to keep the girl far away from her. Meanwhile, some of the older students take a drivers-education class.|
|25||25||"body of evidANTs"||Stephen Engel||Stephen Engel||April 13, 2012||124||3.4|
|Olive is shocked to discover that her pet robot, Hegel, is no longer functioning and has suspicious screwdriver scratches on the marks on his back. When a screwdriver is found in Chyna's locker, Chyna suspects she has been framed and vows to find the real culprit. In the end, it is revealed Chyna accidentally overfed Hegel. Various characters like Angus, Fletcher, etc. are revealed to be thinking they murdered Hegel by accident as well.|
Season 2 (2012/13)[change | change source]
- Carlon Jeffery is absent for three episodes.
- This season was filmed from February 2012 to August 2012.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Production
|26||1||"creative consultANT"||Rich Correll||Dan Signer & Jeny Quine||June 1, 2012||207||2.8|
Sequoia Jones (Zendaya), a famous actress, arrives at Webster High and is looking for a prodigy to play in her movie. Chyna decides to take the part and Sequoia shadows Chyna, which leads to her stealing Chyna's identity and personality. Sequoia later mentions that everything was part of her movie, but she still mocks Chyna while she is performing her song "DNA" on stage. Meanwhile, Cameron and Fletcher try to sneak into a little kids movie without being caught by anyone from school, but Lexi appears at the theatre to watch a horror movie, only to find out that she wanted to see the kids movie, too.
|27||2||"infANT"||Adam Weissman||Jeny Quine & Dan Signer||June 1, 2012||201||2.9|
|Principal Skidmore drops off a baby, Sebastian, in the A.N.T. Program, being left in the gang's care. Thought to be a prodigy, they try to uncover the baby's prodigal aptitude. In the end, Skidmore reveals that Sebastian is actually her nephew and not a prodigy; she just did not want to take care of him, so she left them with the ANT's. Meanwhile, Cameron is jealous because he thinks Lexi likes Angus because he was at her house and Cameron wants to know why. But Cameron finds out that Angus was just fixing her computer.|
|28||3||"fANTasy girl"||Adam Weissman||Tim Pollock & Jeff Hodsden||June 8, 2012||202||2.7|
Chyna and Olive raise money for a school dance by selling Fletcher's paintings. But they accidetally tell their customer that Fletcher is dead. Meanwhile, Cameron asks the new girl, Jeanne (Vanessa Morgan), at school to be his date for the dance. It turns out she was imaginary, as Cameron hallucinated her because he could not face the fact that no one would go to the dance with him.Song featured: "Dancin' by Myself"
|29||4||"modeling assignmANT"||Sean McNamara||Mark Jordan Legan &
|June 22, 2012||205||3.2|
|Chyna helps Cameron impress a Vanessa, a model he has a crush on. Meanwhile, Lexi gets a job at Hippo's new restaurant, and trying to make Lexi miserable at her job, Olive and Fletcher change the theme of the restaurant to make her life a wreck, but it backfires every time.|
|30||5||"ANTswers"||Sean McNamara||Dan Signer & Jeny Quine||June 29, 2012||206||3.4|
|Webster High's Internet access is shut down, but the ANT's use their advanced skills to help students find information they would normally get online. Meanwhile, Paisley is upset because her parrots are fighting. Chyna, Olive, and Fletcher try to help her, and they misinterpreted "parrots" with "parents". Elsewhere, Lexi gets jealous of Cameron's girlfriend, Vanessa, because she gets a modeling job position she wanted.|
|31||6||"the ANTagonist"||Victor Gonzalez||Jeff Hodsden & Tim Pollock||July 6, 2012||208||2.8|
|After Fletcher creates a cartoon that is disliked by everyone, Chyna gives him advice and tells him to create a cartoon about his life. At the premiere of his new cartoon, Fletcher has created a comedy called Antics where he portrays Olive in an unflattering way. Meanwhile, Cameron joins the beauty club to keep Vanessa away from other boys. Things take an unexpected turn when Vanessa gets jealous because every girl cannot keep their eyes off Cameron, so she ends up breaking up with him.|
|32||7||"endurANTs"||Victor Gonzalez||Jeny Quine & Dan Signer||July 13, 2012||209||3.0|
The ANT's go to an Australian A.N.T. Convention. Chyna befriends an Australian nature prodigy named Neville (Billy Unger), who stars on a show, Tasmanian Neville. When Fletcher discovers Chyna has a crush on him, he wants to prove that he has "manly skills", so he is dropped off in the middle of the Australian Outback. Meanwhile, Chyna, Olive, Angus, and Neville embark on a journey to save him. In the end China hints that she actually finds Fletcher attractive. Elsewhere, Lexi and Paisley disguise themselves as ANT's and participate in the ANTlympics in order to win the grand prize.Guest star: Billy Unger as Neville
|33||8||"amusemANT park"||Victor Gonzalez||Mark Jordan Legan &
|July 20, 2012||211||3.4|
|The ANT's are spending their day at the amusement park. Olive is utterly disappointed because her mother is making her donate all of her dolls, so she enters one in a doll beauty pageant to prove that her dolls are not worthless, alongside Lexi and Paisley. Meanwhile, Chyna and Cameron accidentally spend all of their money. Since their mother is expecting change, they set up a fake booth to get their money back. Elsewhere, Fletcher and Angus ride the rollercoaster numerous times in order to get a good picture.|
|34||9||"contestANTs"||Victor Gonzalez||Dan Signer & Jeny Quine||August 10, 2012||212||2.8|
|Both Chyna and Lexi are determined to take home the $1,000 cash prize at a local carnival's Salute to Friendship Singing contest. Meanwhile, Cameron and Fletcher spend the afternoon hunting down Duncan the Dragon, a carnival character, who they think has stolen Fletcher's wallet.|
|35||10||"confinemANT"||Victor Gonzalez||Tim Pollock & Jeff Hodsden||August 24, 2012||213||3.5|
|When Olive discovers that funding cuts will affect the art and music programs, the ANT's plan to crash the school board meeting in order to convince them not to cut any programs or else Chyna and Fletcher will be forced to leave. Elsewhere, Lexi is devastated when everyone stops paying attention to her and instead pay attention to the morning annoucements that Cameron hosts.|
|36||11||"intelligANT"||Rich Correll||Stephen Engel &
Mark Jordan Legan
|September 7, 2012||214||2.4|
|When the ANT's take the IQ test, Olive is devastated when Chyna receives a higher score than her, so Olive decides to dumb herself down and starts acting like a dumb blonde. Since Chyna got the highest IQ score in the entire school, Principal Skidmore chose her to represent Webster High in the academic decathlon although Chyna doesn't want to. After failing to be able to do the 1st 2 challenges, Olive takes over, and wins. It's later revealed that Angus changed Olive and Chyna's IQ test scores in an attempt to lower Olive's self esteem so she would go out with him. Meanwhile, Lexi and Cameron train to compete in curling in the Olympics along with Gibson in order to be excused from P.E.|
|37||12||"significANT other"||Rich Correll||Stephen Engel &
Mark Jordan Legan
|September 21, 2012||215||2.6|
|Chyna, tired of Fletcher always asking her out, seeks advice from Lexi. She advises her to say yes and he'll grow tired, but it doesn't turn out well so she says to be a jerk and criticize everything he does, but he ends up asking her to be his date to his cousins' wedding. When Chyna tells Lexi to deal with it, she is mean about it, upsetting him. At the wedding Chyna apologises with a performance of the good things Fletcher has done for her. Meanwhile, Olive and Paisley team up for an psychology experiment to place a weak person in the position of authority, so they have Cameron as their subject, but he drives Olive crazy when he is the hall monitor. It turns out that Cameron and Paisley were partners, their project was how to drive a calm person, Olive, to the brink of madness.|
|38||13||"mutANT farm 2"||Rich Correll||Stephen Engel &
Mark Jordan Legan
|October 5, 2012||210||2.9|
Mutant Chyna develops a crush on human boy, Holland (Austin North), as does Lexi. When they go on a date, Fletcher and Lexi sabotage their night. Meanwhile, Olive clones herself in order to multi-task. Trouble ensues when one of the clones duplicates itself multiple times and soon, there are Olive clones roaming the school, causing trouble.
Guest star: Austin North as Holland
|39||14||"detective agANTcy"||Leonard R. Garner, Jr.||Stephen Engel &
Mark Jordan Legan
|October 26, 2012||204||2.2|
|Chyna accidentally convinces her father, Darryl, to quit his job after he tells her much he hates it. Darryl tries finding other suitable jobs, but it is no use. Chyna does not like seeing him depressed, so after she witnesses him track down the remote control very cleverly, she tells him to work as a private investigator. Meanwhile, Lexi is horrified when she realizes that she and Paisley have the same amount of friends on Wolf Pack, a popular social network. After finding out that Cameron just signed up to Wolf Pack, they try to compete over whose friend request he should accept first in order to obtain more friends.|
|40||15||"scavANTger hunt"||Rich Correll||Mark Jordan Legan & Stephen Engel||November 2, 2012||203||2.7|
Webster High is completely deserted due to the teachers getting food poisoning from the cafeteria. The ANT's are the only ones at school, and instead of attending class, Principal Skidmore sends them on an educational scavenger hunt around San Francisco. After Chyna and Lexi are chosen as team captains, they pick their teams, and head off. Now, both teams compete to see who comes out victorious.Special guest stars: R2-D2, C-3PO
|41||16||"chANTs of a lifetime"||Rich Correll||Dan Signer & Jeny Quine||November 23, 2012||219/220||2.4|
Chyna is asked to join her favorite band, Trifecta (Sierra McClain and Lauryn McClain), after their lead vocalist, Darlene, gets incredibly ill. The next day, Chyna is treated like a superstar. Plus, Sierra and Lauryn show up in disguise and tell Chyna that Darlene decided to quit for good, and they want her to replace her, and soon, they will go on a year-long tour. Chyna happily agrees, much to Olive and Fletcher's dismay. With Chyna gone, Lexi decides to put on another school musical where she will finally be the star. Furthermore, the A.N.T. Program is being invaded by big kids because Olive and Fletcher are completely helpless without Chyna. Later on, it is revealed Darlene has been sabotaging them because Syerra and Laurin fired her for being way too aggressive. Darlene plans to roast them on a lighthouse for revenge, but her plan backfires when Darlene falls out of the lighthouse. In the end, Chyna admits that she misses her friends and family, so she decides to go back to San Francisco.Songs featured: "Go", "How Do I Get There from Here"
|42||17||"early retiremANT"||Rich Correll||Jeff Hodsden & Tim Pollock||January 11, 2013||216||3.0|
|Chyna and the rest of the ANT's have had enough with Principal Skidmore due to her selfishness and cheapness, so Chyna comes up with an elaborate scheme and convinces her to retire. After Skidmore leaves, Chyna's grandmother, Gladys (Vernee Watson-Johnson), takes over. Chyna could not be happier, but when Grandma Gladys goes extremely overboard, Chyna must get Skidmore back. Meanwhile, Skidmore is annoyed because Olive will not leave her enjoy her retirement in peace. At the end, Chyna gets Miss Skidmore back.|
|43||18||"influANTces"||Adam Weissman||Vincent Brown||February 1, 2013||217||3.3|
|Chyna is having trouble with her Black History Month project. As Chyna struggles to write a song for her presentation, she decides to lock herself in a recording booth until she comes up with a great song. After accidentally falling asleep, Chyna takes a dream journey back in time where she becomes famous African American music icons from the past: Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, and Janet Jackson. Using her dream as inspiration, Chyna writes a new version of "Exceptional" with lyrics that pay tribute to the great women who came before her. Meanwhile when Olive does a memory quilt for her project, she records many embarrassing things about Fletcher.|
|44||19||"idANTity crisis"||Stephen Engel||Tim Pollock & Jeff Hodsden||April 5, 2013||221||3.1|
|Chyna discovers that Skidmore put the ANTs personalities in yogurt cups so when she tries to put Chyna's personality in a cup she accidentally swaps bodies with her yogurt machine.|
|45||20||"restaurANTeur"||Victor Gonzalez||Kat Lombard & Amanda Steinhoff||April 26, 2013||218||2.1|
|Olive meets a guy who works at Hippo's restaurant. Chyna and Fletcher go to check him out and decide he's not fit to date Olive. Meanwhile, Lexi wants to have singing waitresses at Hippo's restaurant but Hippo has other forms of entertainment in mind.|
Season 3 (2013/14)[change | change source]
On October 2, 2012, Disney Channel officially renewed A.N.T. Farm for a third season. This season premiered on May 31, 2013. Angus Chestnut (Aedin Mincks) joins the main cast. Cameron Parks (Carlon Jeffery) is no longer part of the main cast. This was the final season of the show.
- Aedin Mincks is absent for three episodes.
- Carlon Jeffery makes a guest appearance in one episode
- This was the final season as confirmed by star China Anne McClain on her Twitter account on December 27, 2013.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Production
|46||1||"trANTsferred"||Rich Correll||Dan Signer||May 31, 2013||301-302||2.8|
Zoltan Grundy discovers the ANT farm after Angus breaks into his security system and builds an ANT boarding school where everyone has to audition to get in after Skidmore pretends she can't afford a good ANT farm. However, only Olive, Fletcher and Angus get in because Zoltan had chosen another music prodigy who everyone believes is Lexi. She throws a party to celebrate the new school, but Angus and the others prefer studying. Meanwhile, Olive and Fletcher try to help Chyna find the music room so she can record a song to prove she belongs there to Zoltan. In the end, Chyna performs her song for Zoltan and it is also revealed that Lexi is not a music prodigy but a math prodigy, since when she finished her performance, she took out her Z-phone classic and explained mathematically to Zoltan why she didn't get the Z-phone 2 which amazes Zoltan. She finds out that he thought he could only have 1 of every prodigy, but Chyna convinces him that he can have more than 1 of every prodigy.Song featured: "Stars Aligning"
|47||2||"independANTs"||Rich Correll||Stephen Engel||June 7, 2013||303||3.5|
|Chyna and the ANTs delight in being free from the supervision of their parents. When Zoltan announces that there are no rules, Olive begins to parent the ANTs with her own rules. Chyna and Fletcher don't agree, and decide to see if they can live without rules. When Chyna and Fletcher begin to see how horrible messy life is, they make up a person known as Dorian Bannister because they don't want to live by Olive's rules, who is instigating rules banning things Olive hates, such as flower pants or interesting factoids. Zoltan finds out and fires a real Dorian Bannister, until Chyna and Fletcher confess. Meanwhile Lexi distracts Zoltan with the teenage lifestyle, but ends up getting a cheaper deal with Hashimoto Soda.|
|48||3||"animal husbANTry"||Rich Correll||Vincent Brown||June 28, 2013||306||3.3|
Chyna agrees to help watch zoology ANT Seth's animals while he's out of town. She soon gains a friendship with his chicken since they have so much in common, unfortunately now she has to feed it to Seth's Alligator, so Fletcher feeds it Seth's Duck who was been taught to speak so they try to teach another one before Seth comes back.Special guest star: Chris Rock as himself
|49||4||"secret agANT"||Adam Weissman||Jeff Hodsden & Tim Pollock||July 12, 2013||304||2.7|
Chyna and Lexi both compete for the new kid in school, sabotaging each other's attempt to date him. In the end, Olive tricks both of them to go out with him. Meanwhile, Angus tries to help Fletcher in an attempt to get Chyna to date him by dating Kennedy. Fletcher begins dating Kennedy, but Chyna does not catch on to the plan.Guest Stars: Piper Curda as Kennedy and Ben Winchell as Dixon.
|50||5||"past, presANT, and future"||Rich Correll||Jeny Quine||July 26, 2013||307||3.0|
Young Zoltan arrives with a time machine and falls in love with Chyna, but he refuses to go back to 1986 without her. So Chyna decides to go with him to the dance, but after the dance Chyna tried to go back to the future but it broke and Chyna was trapped in the 1980s. In 2013, Chyna was middle-aged and came back because of the Time Machine broke and worked, so when they fixed it someone had to volunteer to go back in time and risk their life to save Chyna. Older Chyna volunteered to do it so she could destroy both of the time machines and saved young Chyna from being trapped, then young Chyna appeared and an elderly Chyna appeared from the elevator. Meanwhile Lexi tries to build a time machine that Angus bought to go back to correct an ugly 5th grade picture of herself, but fails. In the end, it is revealed it was all Chyna's dream.Song featured: "Turn Back the Clock"
|51||6||"angus' first movemANT"||Adam Weissman||Mark Jordan Legan||August 2, 2013||305||2.8|
|Zoltan asks Angus to write a jingle for the new Z-Phone commercial instead of Chyna, who becomes jealous. Zoltan only asked Angus because of his strange sneeze. Meanwhile, after Olive has finished reading the whole library and internet, Fletcher gives her a brain teaser which she can't solve.|
|52||7||"unforeseen circumstANTs"||Rich Correll||Stephen Engel||August 9, 2013||308||3.0|
|Chyna can't stand that Kennedy doesn't like her, so she helps Kennedy plan a party for Fletcher. Meanwhile, Olive needs help with math.|
|53||8||"pANTs on fire"||Rich Correll||Vincent Brown||August 23, 2013||312||2.8|
Chyna accidentally ingests Dixon's truth serum that forces her to always tell the truth, so Chyna tries to figure out a way to stop always telling the truth, but when she drinks a lie potion, she can't stop telling lies, and when Zoltan ask Chyna if she's liking the new school and she lies, he expels her and she has to go back home. In the end, Zoltan let's Chyna stay. Meanwhile,Angus meets a royal family and Lexi helps him prepare.Guest Star: Ben Winchell as Dixon
|54||9||"product misplacemANT"||Adam Weissman||Jeny Quine||September 20, 2013||309||2.6|
Zoltan give the ants the prototype of the new Z-phone 4, but when Chyna leaves her phone in to some karaoke championship Mr. Hashimoto finds it and steals it. Meanwhile, Lexi tries to find a boyfriend, so Seth becomes her boyfriend, but when Lexi is trying to stop him from being a Garcon fan she gets addicted with it.Guest Star : Tom Choi as Mr. Hashimoto
|55||10||"uncanny resemblANTs"||Jon Rosenbaum||Cindy Fang||September 27, 2013||315||2.4|
Zoltan Grundy tells Chyna that Madame Goo Goo is there to mentor her and Chyna is thrilled. After Chyna plays a song for her and she disliked it, Chyna finds out Zoltan was lying about the mentor, and revealed that Madam Goo Goo was to be playing in his Fundraiser to help kids go to camps, and that Chyna needed to 'babysit' her and make sure that she wrote the song. But Madam Goo Goo refuses to write it and went to a magic store to 'inspire' herself. She goes to try on a magic cabinet and appears to have vanished! Chyna eggs Winter to pretend to be Madam Goo Goo so she won't get in trouble. But right before the performance, the real Madam Goo Goo shows up and says that she was there the whole time, in a magic hat. She and Winter fight and Fletcher ends up performing in his girl jacket, and Zoltan's fundraiser was for small goats. Meanwhile, Lexi gets jealous, as Zoltan predicted, so he brought in a mathematician that Olive is crazy for. After she discovers beauty is a part of math, she tries to find out her beauty score, which is a 3.6. The mathematician shows what she would look like with a perfect beauty score, and it coincidentally looks like Olive.Song featured: "Wild Card"
|56||11||"mutANT farm 3"||Rich Correll||Tim Pollock & Jeff Hodsden||October 4, 2013||311||3.0|
The mutANTs arrive at a new school for mutants, but then find it's a prison owned by their version of Winter. While trying to escape they open a portal to our universe, where they meet human versions of themselves. After realizing Winter is not going to give up looking for them, they decide to trick the humans into taking their place.Song featured: "Calling All the Monsters"
|57||12||"feature presANTation"||Adam Weissman||Amanda Steinhoff & Kat Lombard||October 18, 2013||313||2.7|
Cameron shows up at Z-Tech and tells Chyna about his dream to join film school.Guest-star: Carlon Jeffery as Cameron Parks
|58||13||"finANTial crisis"||Eric Dean Seaton||Jeff Hodsden & Tim Pollock||November 15, 2013||2.4|
In Z Tech, the Z-Phone 5 starts blowing up and Zoltan is in financial ruins. He sells his company to an unknown business which they find out is Hashimoto's company. He then takes over Z-Tech and turns it into H-Tech. He makes the ANTs pay him to go to school, turns it into a hotel and make them work there. He makes Olive becomes a concierge, Kennedy at the front desk, Zoltan the bell hop, Chyna a giant mop, Fletcher a wet floor sign, Lexi and Angus at the spa and Winter the Vice President of finance. Hashimoto makes the ANT's sleep in sleeping tubes when he makes their rooms guestrooms. Chyna then tries to talk to him about the sleeping tubes when she secretly hears his conversation on the phone about someone working an inside job blowing up the Z-Phone fives. He never mentions the name so she, Olive, Lexi, Angus and Fletcher try to find out who it is. They come to a conclusion that it is Winter when thinking about who would gain the most in taking down Z-tech but can't prove it. At the end, Chyna and Angus come up with a scheme to find out the culprit and Kennedy then says it was her. She then explains that she was forced to do it because her real name is Kumiko Hashimoto, Mr. Hashimoto's daughter, but when she first went to the school, she ended up loving it and all the ANTs and she is not really a debate prodigy. Zoltan then takes back the prodigies school.Guest Stars: Tom Choi as Mr. Hasimoto, Piper Curda as Kennedy.
|59||14||"silANT night"||Adam Weissman||Mark Jordan Legan||December 6, 2013||310||3.1|
Grundy tries to surprise the ANTs by dressing up as Santa Claus, but things take a turn when the backup computer (a holographic version of Grundy) locks the kids in the school. Desperate to get home for the holidays, the kids will do anything to break out. When Hologram Grundy has walls enclosing on Chyna, Olive, Fletcher, Angus, and Seth they share the true meaning of Christmas. Meanwhile Lexi is nominated as ice princess in the Christmas parade, but is unable to show up because of Hologram Grundy's lockdown. Guest Star: Michael Weisman as Seth.Song featured: "Silent Night"
|60||15||"unwANTed"||Jon Rosenbaum||Stephen Engel & Mark Jordan Legan||January 24, 2014||2.7|
Dixon dumps Olive for another girl (Emily Robinson), and Chyna is forced to pick up the pieces. Meanwhile, Lexi tricks Angus and Fletcher into hiding in her closet by making them believe they are fugitives for crashing into a book store with a driverless car (when actually it was in a game), so that she can use their room to store her clothes. At the end, Fletcher says that Olive is not alone, and he is there for her. In the moment, they lean in and Fletcher kisses Olive on the cheek.Guest Star: Emily Robinson as Oksana
|61||16||"meANT to be?"||Phill Lewis||Jeny Quine & Vincent Brown||February 28, 2014||2.5|
Olive and Fletcher start dating, but keep it a secret from Chyna. Olive then later reveals it, after Chyna tries to get Fletcher and Olive to get along, which shocks both Chyna and Angus. Chyna is excited about their relationship, while Angus is jealous. He tells Fletcher that he is going after Chyna now, but Fletcher is completely over Chyna. Olive is not convinced that he is, so she had Chyna dress up like her and say 'Interesting Factoids' to Fletcher, but she ends up realizing he really is over Chyna. Lexi then tells Fletcher that Olive made Chyna flirt with him to test him, so Fletcher gets back at Olive by having her dress up like Chyna. Meanwhile, Lexi is discouraged that there is no clubs at the school that she enjoys, so she turns the Dating Club into a Cheerleading Squad. After flipping out on her squad, she gets sentenced to an anger management class. In the end, Chyna helps Olive and Fletcher recognize that they only tested each other because they like each other so much, so they get mad at Chyna for going along with it instead. Then, Lexi is in her anger management class. Angus is there too, and he angrily explains that while Olive won't go out with him, Chyna won't either. He then smashes a lamp on the pile of already-smashed lamps. Lexi is happy, exclaiming, "Why didn't anyone tell me about this club? This club is awesome!"Guest Stars: Piper Curda as Kennedy/Kumiko Hashimoto, Michael Weisman as Seth
|62||17||"the new york experiANTs"||Stephen Engel||Dan Signer||March 21, 2014||1.9|
Everyone in Z-Tech accompanies Zoltan to the grand opening of the new flagship Z-Store in New York City. While there, Chyna meets Hudson (Roshon Fegan), a street performer in New York City and he puts on a tough guy persona in order to impress Chyna. Meanwhile, Fletcher gets a big opportunity to move to New York as an artist in residence at an art museum. Wanting to stay in California, and to stay with Olive, Fletcher declines, but Olive "breaks up" with him so he would accept. As Fletcher decides to say his goodbyes to Chyna, Angus, and Olive (who reveals she broke up with him so he would take the fellowship, by popping out of a rubbish bin and confessing) and stay with his grandma, Chyna and Olive return to the A.N.T Farm, and as they feel lonely without him, they befriend Hudson, the same Hudson in New York City, who joins the A.N.T program as a rapper.
Guest Starring: Roshon Fegan as Hudson and Dominic Burgess as Zoltan GrundySong featured: "Do Your Own Thing"
Awards[change | change source]
|2011||J-14's Teen Icon Awards||Icon To Tomorrow||China Anne McClain - A.N.T. Farm||Nominated|
|2012||Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite TV Actor||Jake Short||Won|
|Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a TV series - Supporting Young Actress||Stefanie Scott||Won|
|Best Performance in a TV series - Guest Starring Young Actress Ten and Under||Francesca Capaldi||Nominated|
|Best Performance in a TV series - Recurring Young Actress 17-21||Allie DeBerry||Nominated|
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