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 Ava Gregory (26 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Susannah Rexford (26 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Jay Robertson (26 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Bradin Westerly (26 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Johnny Durant (26 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Nikki Westerly (26 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Derrick Westerly (26 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Erika Spalding (21 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Cameron Bale (16 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Colby Freed (12 episodes, 2004-2005)
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Bradin, Nikki and Derrick are 3 kids from an average normal Kansas household. Their whole life is thrown upside-down when their parents are tragically killed in a car accident. Ava Gregory (their aunt) gets custody of her niece and nephews and they move into her Californian home (in Summerland). Ava, a struggling clothes designer, lives with her best friend and business partner, Susannah Rexford, her friend, an ex- pro.surfer, Jay Robertson and her ex-boyfriend, real estate agent, Johnny Durrant. All four of them are highly unequipped to handle children and are not use to including them in their everyday lives. The series follows each of their struggles through life. Ava is trying to get her fashion line to take off. Whilst also fighting feelings for Johnny, her childhood sweetheart. And now trying to bring up her sisters 3 children up as well as possible. Johnny is forever trying to fight his feelings for Ava, knowing he ruined that relationship long ago. Johnny is the father figure ... Written by Amie S

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'Taylor Cole' (Erika) is Shawn Christian's (Johnny) stepdaughter in real life. See more »

Goofs

In the episode where we learn about the summer of '97, closer to the end of the episode, Bradin goes and sits down beside Jay. When he runs up, he's shown wearing flip-flops. After a scene between the two of them, Jay gives Bradin his board and Bradin runs off with it. When he gets up to leave there are no sign of the flip-flops. See more »

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Dr. Simon O'Keefe: Anyone who's under 30 who isn't a socialist has no heart, anyone over 30 who is, has no head.
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Referenced in Gilmore Girls: To Live and Let Diorama (2005) See more »

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Yay for Summerland!
21 January 2005 | by (Washington, U.S) – See all my reviews

When Summerland came out last summer, I was completely pleased! It's a show that I can feel comfortable watching with my mom and not worrying about language or anything else. The fact that three kids have to try and adjust to not only a new place but also a totally new family situation provides for interesting and different plot lines as each of the kids have such distinct personalities and they have to deal with so many new things! Lori Louglin does such a wonderful job as "Aunt Ava" after watching her for so long in Full House. Jesse McCartney has totally just exploded onto the scene and is so much fun to watch on the show! It's just a really well put together show and totally a must see!


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