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American Dreams (2002–2005)

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Set to the soundtrack of the '60s, a Philadelphia family moves toward the cultural upheaval in the years ahead. The Pryors' teen daughter Meg tries to shed her "good girl" image by hanging ... See full summary »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 8 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »



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Series cast summary:
 Helen Pryor (61 episodes, 2002-2005)
 Jack Pryor (61 episodes, 2002-2005)
 Meg Pryor (61 episodes, 2002-2005)
 JJ Pryor (61 episodes, 2002-2005)
 Henry Walker (61 episodes, 2002-2005)
 Roxanne Bojarski (61 episodes, 2002-2005)
 Sam Walker (61 episodes, 2002-2005)
 Patty Pryor (61 episodes, 2002-2005)
 Will Pryor (61 episodes, 2002-2005)
 Beth Mason (57 episodes, 2002-2005)
 Dick Clark / ... (44 episodes, 2002-2005)
 Nathan Walker / ... (37 episodes, 2003-2005)
Matthew John Armstrong ...
 Pete Pryor (36 episodes, 2002-2005)
 Luke Foley (36 episodes, 2002-2005)
 Angela Walker (31 episodes, 2002-2005)
 Gus / ... (26 episodes, 2002-2005)


Set to the soundtrack of the '60s, a Philadelphia family moves toward the cultural upheaval in the years ahead. The Pryors' teen daughter Meg tries to shed her "good girl" image by hanging with her worldly friend Roxanne and pursuing a dream of being an "American Bandstand" dancer. Meg's emerging personality, and the changes her mother's going through, don't sit well with Meg's father Written by Anonymous

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A time when the American Dream was alive. And one family was living that Dream. See more »


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Release Date:

29 September 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bandstand  »

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The series takes place from November 1963 to July 1966. See more »


American Bandstand moved to California in February 1964. See more »


[about President Kennedy's assassination]
Will: [seriously] Beth, do you know why they shot him?
Beth Mason: [sadly] No...
Will: [sighing] Politics.
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Written by Emerson Hart
Performed by Emerson Hart
Courtesy of Universal Records
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The Most Refreshing Show on Television

This show has been degraded by many critics for just being a "cliff-note" It's a television show, it depicts the best or the worst of era. These writers chose to show both spectrums, very unique. The plot of the show takes place in the 1960's obviously, but those who watch it can truly understand it, since the era of the show, if quite like the present...with the war and all. America divided and America together. The show makes the viewer feel a slew of emotions, something hard to do, and executed very well. The reason why i consider this show to be refreshing, is simple...i despise reality shows (except The Apprentice season one only.) So in essence, we should all thank Dick Clark for THE best show on air, and quite frankly i hope this show lasts as long as Friends. And to the cast...they are all incredible at what they do. And i might as well ad that Brittnay Snow is very cute. And i will also say this...i am and will try very hard to get on that show;legally of course. SO, hopefully i get on and all of you viewers can write about me.

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