Lily McAllister has lived a charmed life as part of the most powerful family in the upscale Southern California enclave of Pasadena. All that changes, however, when a murder and coverup in her own mansion thrusts Lily into a search to unlock her family's long-buried secrets.

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 Catherine McAllister (13 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Will McAllister (13 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Nate Greeley (13 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Lily McAllister (13 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Mason McAllister (13 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Jennie Bradbury (13 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Henry Bellow (13 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Robert Greeley (13 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Beth Greeley (13 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Tom Bellow (11 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Lillian Greeley (8 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 George Reese Greeley (7 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Mr. Parkman (6 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Meredith Weller (6 episodes, 2001-2002)
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Lily McAllister has lived a charmed life as part of the most powerful family in the upscale Southern California enclave of Pasadena. All that changes, however, when a murder and coverup in her own mansion thrusts Lily into a search to unlock her family's long-buried secrets.

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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28 September 2001 (USA)  »

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Das Geheimnis von Pasadena  »

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1.78 : 1
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Henry Bellows: Your family's like the WASP Corleones.
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Referenced in Family Guy: North by North Quahog (2005) See more »

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Yet another example of Fox's dedication to new and innovative programming
4 October 2002 | by (Vancouver, BC) – See all my reviews

Back in the early days, a lot of really bad programs were coming out of Fox. Among the bad programs, some gems that went onto become hits emerged, especially X-Files and Simpsons. If those shows were premiering today, they would suffer the same fate as Harsh Realm, Lone Gunmen, and Pasadena, all of which never got a full season. Having seen all of the footage that never made it to air (ie: everything past episode #6), I can honestly say that the show would have had an audience if Fox only allowed it.

Pasadena was a dark and edgy drama about a publishing family that has some deep ties to criminal activity. There was a lot of really dark humour and the storylines were very intriguing. Unpredictable at best, it kept you guessing until the end.

I had the fortune of meeting one of the actors from the show who played a supporting role. She was telling me that given current world events, the audience wanted to see something a little more light hearted, which was one of the reasons why Fox axed the show. She then went on to tell me that at the same time, a direct-to-video film about terrorists highjacking planes that she starred in was literally flying off shelves at the local Blockbuster. Go figure.


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