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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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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)
 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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Release Date:

29 September 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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


Often during scenes in the American Bandstand studio, what you see being filmed on the cameras does not always match what is happening on the stage (obviously because the cameras are showing clips of the original American Bandstand whereas the stage has actors attempting the recreate it). See more »


Pete Pryor: [Jack is closing the store for Christmas] If you're still looking for a gift, nothing says perfect like the new '66.
[holds up a magazine photo of a Mustang]
Jack Pryor: Yeah? Well remind me again in '76.
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Don't Worry, Baby
Written by Brian Wilson and Roger Christian
Performed by The Beach Boys
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under License from EMI Music Special Markets
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On of the best Drama's on T.V.
3 January 2004 | by (Bloomington, California) – See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoy this show. Britney Snow is phenomenal as 16 year old Meg Pryor. I love how everything she is going through in the 60's I myself have or am going through right now. Vanessa Lengies as sassy Roxanne is Amazing. Will Estes...Gorgeous, as the Older brother J.J. Tom Verica is the best father figure on television. Patty and Will are great too. And I love how Helen (Gail O.Grady) is finally doing things without consulting her husband first. Showing that women can make up there own minds in the 60's. The story lines are great. But the best thing about it is how they bring the music from the 60's to life by having artists of today portray the artists of yesterday. Every week you can tune in and see someone new, artists such as: Usher, Vanessa Carlton, Michelle Branch, Leanne Rymes, Brad Paisly, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Monica, Macy Grey, Alisha Keyes, Nick Carter, Kelly Rolland, and many many more. Its great. I hope this show stays on the air for a long long time. Great for family's to watch together!

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