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(1998–2003)

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Almost 500 actors tried out for the part of Dawson.
Katie Holmes (Joey Potter) is the only Character to appear in all 128 episodes.
The video Dawson supposedly made in 1998 which Pacey shows to a bed-ridden Jen during the series finale was the original credit sequence for the show.
The necklace that Dawson wears in every episode was actually made by actor James Van Der Beek's mother. The wardrobe people center every outfit Dawson wears around it.
Many props from creator Kevin Williamson's Scream (1996) and I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) are used, particularly in Dawson's bedroom.
It took seven full days of shooting to make one episode of Dawson's Creek.
Every episode from season 1 starts in Dawson's room.
Kerr Smith and Joshua Jackson are the only two series regulars to direct an episode during the show's six season run.
The character of Joey is inspired by Fannie Norwood, a long-time friend of Kevin Williamson. According to Williamson: "If Fannie watches, she will know exactly where I got some stuff. It's nice because only she will know."
Most of the artists/songs featured in the two-part series finale, were songs that were intended to be featured in the original pilot, but whose licensing proved too expensive at the time.
It is set in Massachusetts, but most of the episodes until the characters went off to college and even then some are filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina as well as some in Southport.
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Selma Blair auditioned for the role of Joey Potter.
Is one of three WB shows to say the word "shit." The others are Everwood (2002) (but the sound was muted) and One Tree Hill (2003).
Jason Biggs auditioned for the role of Pacey Witter.
In season one, episode seven - 'Detention' Dawson compares the group's Saturday detention to the film, 'The Breakfast Club.' He mentions the cast are now languishing in TV obscurity. Pacey then mentions Emilio Estevez from the film, saying 'he was in those duck movies, remember? God those were classics. So funny.' Joshua Jackson was in fact in 'The Mighty Ducks' with Emilio Estevez.
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Although they both have important roles throughout the course of the series, Meredith Monroe and Busy Philipps never appear in a single episode together.
Dawson's idol is Steven Spielberg. Among the posters hanging in Dawson's room are posters from movies directed by Spielberg including Jaws (1975), Hook (1991), The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), plus Being John Malkovich (1999) and Battleship Potemkin (1925).
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The inscription on the back of Dawson's watch reads "If you will, it is no dream", a quote of Theodore Hertzel, prognosticator of Israel.
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There are a few references to Tom Cruise in the early seasons. Joey and Dawson is watching a scene from Jerry Maguire. Later, during a suspension from school, Pacey is seen watching Jerry Maguire. Pacey and the mysterious Eve (Jen's half-sister) convince Dawson to let them use his house for a Risky Business-inspired fundraiser to pay for a boat mishap Eve led him into. Katie Holmes (having had a relationship with Joshua Jackson during the series) later became Mrs. Tom Cruise number 3.
Originally started as a project at FOX but was rejected.
"Dawson's Creek" was the last TV series to be dubbed to Portuguese in Portugal. All following foreign TV series were subtitled.
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Many references are made to Dawson's admiration for Steven Spielberg and his films. He and Katie Holmes share a birthday: December 18th.
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The part of Bodie is played by George Gaffney in the pilot, but by Obi Ndefo in the rest of the series.
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Meredith Monroe's character, Andie McPhee, left the series in November 2000 almost halfway through the 4th Season. Her name remained in the opening credits until the end of that season, even though she wasn't in any of those episodes.
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The producers were in the unusual position of having all 13 episodes in the can before the pilot even premiered.
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Both Dawson's Creek and One Tree Hill, two very known shows, are filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina.
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Chad Michael Murray appeared in Dawson's Creek, Gilmore Girls, and One Tree Hill. All around the same time.
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Dawson's creek was actually written about a small place on North Carolina coast and most cities referenced are in that area. However, due to its location, TV officials deemed it was unspectacular to use it as the setting for the show because it's a very sparsely populated area.
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Rosemary Forsyth tested for the part of Jennifer's gran.
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One of the many actors who tested for the part of Dawson's father was William Katt.
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Spoilers 

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Abby's Morgan's death happened after Monica Keena requested her character to be written out of the series, as her boyfriend at the time was living in New York and she didn't like being in Wilmington, North Carolina, where the show filmed.
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