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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)  »

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In the show, the main girl's bathroom is called "The Novak" which holds all the pictures of the homecoming queens. The name is inspired by when movie stars would donate money to schools (often an alma mater). The writers found out that 'Kim Novak' actually did donate money to a school in the Santa Monica area (where the school/show is set), so they named this room after her. See more »


Brooke McQueen: [sarcastic] Are we having fun yet?
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Bring It Back!
3 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

I love this show. I didn't get to see the second season of this and hope it is as good as the first season. I bought the first season the day that it was released. And still could not believe that it was released. This show is so funny in so many ways. Every character is funny in some way but "Mary Cherry" is the funniest yet she is so mean but so funny about. Since they took this show off the air which is so not cool. They should of done a spin-off with Mary Cherry and her mother "Cherry Cherry". I watched the 3 episodes with the commentary and creator Ryan Murphy said that they were thinking of doing it but guess never ended up doing it. My favorite episode of season 1 is "Caged" its is so awesome and hilarious.

Anyway they should do a reunion or come back and do season 3 if DVD sales are good. Thats what they did with "Family Guy". They cancelled it and brought it back because of the DVD sales. Anyway Popular is a show all on its own like no other teen school show ever and is brilliant. BRING IT BACK!

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