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Popular (1999–2001)

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Two girls who despise each other, due to being on opposite sides of the "popularity fence", are forced together upon learning that their parents are getting married.

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Series cast summary:
 Brooke McQueen (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
 Sam McPherson (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
 Lily Esposito (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
 Harrison John (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
 Carmen Ferrara (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
 Josh Ford (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
 Nicole Julian (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
 Michael 'Sugar Daddy' Bernardino (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
 Mary Cherry (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
 Jane McPherson (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
 Mike McQueen (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
 Bobbi Glass / ... (36 episodes, 1999-2001)
 April Tuna (18 episodes, 1999-2001)


In the series pilot, two very different social opposite high school girls on different sides of the popularity circle, the blond, wealthy, attractive and popular Brooke McQueen. The "leader" of the popular crowd, Josh Ford her jock boyfriend, Nicole Julian her best-friend, and Sugar Daddy Josh's friend. Brooke and Nicole plan a party to kick off the school year inviting only those they choose to bring into their inner circle. The "Wannabe's" brunette, middle-class, wannabe and unpopular Samantha "Sam" McPherson who despises Brooke, her best-friend Harrison John, Carmen Ferrara, and activist friend Lily Esposito. Carmen wants to tryout for the cheer-leading squad as Josh contemplates joining the school musical. Sam and Brooke are paired as lab partner's to the delight of Carmen, who sees it as a chance for Sam to help her get on the cheer-leading squad. Sam takes a romantic interest in her facility advisor who wants her to interview the popular kids at Brooke's party much to Sam's ... Written by Ron Storey

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29 September 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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The producers didn't know the show was going to get cancelled. In fact, they claim that the WB executives told them to do cliffhangers, and they did, keeping in mind that they wouldn't be cancelled and had several storylines planned for a third season. See more »


Brooke McQueen: You're going to apologize to Sam and call George and tell him you can't go to prom. Do you hear me? Are you getting this? You're not going because its the right thing to do.
Nicole Julian: You are so full of shit. Everything I told Sam was true. You are setting everything up so that Harrison compares you to her and chooses you. The only reason you want George free is so she has someone to fall on.
Brooke McQueen: That's not true.
Nicole Julian: I know you Brooke, I know you hate to lose. And i know you thing you hate me right now. But you ...
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Referenced in Grosse Pointe: Mommy Dearest (2000) See more »


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10 September 2003 | by (England, UK) – See all my reviews

In opposition to the previous reviewer (what the hell were you watching - a rerun of Dawsons' or a home video??)

Anyways, Popular is without a doubt one of THE best teen tv shows to hit screen in the US/UK.

The show has just the right mix of comedy and drama which is reminiscent of Heathers. Even the music used with the show sounds like the same music that was used in Heathers.

Yes, the show spoofs 'teen issues' but, also adds its own unique take on them.

I think you just have to be able to know when to take it seriously and when to laugh - take note previous reviewer! You need a BRAIN.

Anyway - just wish they'd get on with it and put it on DVD. It's the least they could do since they unceremoniously ended the series without a proper resolution (b*****ds!)

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