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:
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 Brooke McQueen (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Sam McPherson (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Lily Esposito (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Harrison John (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Carmen Ferrara (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Josh Ford (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Nicole Julian (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Michael 'Sugar Daddy' Bernardino (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Mary Cherry (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Jane McPherson (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Mike McQueen (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Bobbi Glass / ... (36 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 April Tuna (18 episodes, 1999-2001)
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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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In the second season, Carmen's pregnancy was apparently cut from the show. This was one of the plotlines Ryan Murphy said he would explore in season two, along with a romance between Harrison and Mary Cherry, and Siamese twins. The cut order was given by the WB just a week before this episode aired, forcing Ryan to re-write the episode and eliminate this story completely from the show. See more »

Quotes

Brooke McQueen: Are you spying on me now?
Mike McQueen: Should I be?
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Bring it back!
9 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

I didn't see POPULAR until January of 2000, but once I did I became addicted to it. I began to buy the books and tape every episode. I found the writing and acting to be better than any other show on television at the time. Sure, the ratings weren't great, yet none of the WB Network shows get too good of ratings. It would be nice if the WB Network would give this show another chance because I've found a real fan base for the show.


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