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Popular: Ryan Murphy Says The WB Was "Homophobic" About Cancelled Series

27 September 2016 2:29 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Popular premiered in 1999 and was cancelled in 2001, after two seasons on The WB. The teen comedy-drama features popular cheerleader Brooke McQueen (Leslie Bibb) and nerdy high school journalist Sam McPherson (Carly Pope). The two are forced to live together, when Sam's mom, Jane (Lisa Darr) gets engaged to Brooke's dad, Mike (Scott Bryce). The cast also included: Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham, Sara Rue, Bryce Johnson, Tammy Lynn Michaels, Leslie Grossman, and the late Ron Lester.Popular was successful writer-producer Ryan Murphy's first foray into TV. The American Horror Story and American Crime Story created, co-created Popular with Lisa Matthews. Murphy tells EW that during the show's run, The WB was "relentlessly homophobic," toward the TV series.Read More… »


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