How to Build a Better Boy (television) A Disney Channel Original Movie, debuting on August 15, 2014. Two high school sophomores, Mae Hartley and Gabby Harrison, tech-savvy best friends, devise a plan to create the perfect boyfriend with just a few strokes of the keyboard and a wireless connection. What Gabby and Mae don’t realize is that the computer they use is set up to generate a robotic super soldier, which they have inadvertently activated in the form of Albert, a macho yet sensitive super cute boy. Directed by Paul Hoen. Stars Kelli Berglund (Mae Hartley), China Anne McClain (Gabby Harrison), Marshall Williams (Albert Banks), Roger Bart (James Hartley).