Ensemble drama revolving around the young adult community of the Orange County, California, area. A street-smart teen winds up in the midst of the high-class society of Newport Beach, sparking something of an "edgier" take on the "Melrose Place" style premise. Written by
The O.C. Orange County, It's where all the beautiful people live
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Did You Know?
The two finalists for the role of Marissa were Mischa Barton
and Olivia Wilde
. Writers felt Olivia was too strong to play the emotionally unstable Marissa, so they wrote her the character of Alex. See more
In the pilot episode Ryan says he is 17. Each season was a year because of a Chrismukkah episode per season. Ryan doesn't turn 18 until late season 3 meaning he was 17 for 3 years. See more
And you know, they do find foster home for kids your age.
Yeah, because everyone wants a brand new teenager.
[everyone stares at him
I'm sorry if I'm the only one here that will state the obvious...
- But we have all this extra room, right? We have a pool house. Yet, you guys are going to ship him off to a group home. Am I the only one who gets how much that sucks?
For the first half of season one, Rachel Bilson (Summer) and Melinda Clarke (Julie) were credited as guest stars, even though Rachel Bilson appeared in each episode. From the fourteenth episode on, they were credited on the theme song as regulars. See more
Referenced in Bring It On: All or Nothing