An academically gifted teen, her model-beautiful older sister and their newly single mother leave small town New Mexico in search of a new life in New York City.



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Series cast summary:
 Lynn Kerr (16 episodes, 2005-2006)
 Sophie Kerr (16 episodes, 2005-2006)
 Karen Kerr (16 episodes, 2005-2006)
 Nicholas Fiske (16 episodes, 2005-2006)
 Gideon Lustig (16 episodes, 2005-2006)
 Annabelle Banks (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
 Julian Fiske (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
 Paisley Bishop (8 episodes, 2005)
 Chris Prichett / ... (8 episodes, 2006)
 Ben Lewis (8 episodes, 2006)
 Maddy Kinkaid / ... (8 episodes, 2006)
 Evan Frasier (7 episodes, 2005)
 Toby Sayles (7 episodes, 2005-2006)


An academically gifted teen, her model-beautiful older sister and their newly single mother leave small town New Mexico in search of a new life in New York City. After their father runs off with his teenage mistress, SOPHIE and KAREN KERR decide their family needs a fresh start. They convince their mother, LYNN, that the big city holds promise for all of them. Sophie has gotten a scholarship to a prestigious Manhattan private school, Karen can pursue her dreams of modeling, and Lynn can leave the painful memories of her failed marriage behind her, while reviving the ambitions of becoming a fashion designer she put on hold to raise a family. The Kerr women arrive in New York ready to build a new life, as they try their hand at making it in this rarified place that promises as many challenges as it does possibilities. Manhattan. Global big shots, CEOs, diplomats, and the self-important social elite all make their homes there, and they send their precious children to the Brighton school.... Written by Noel Eisenberg

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Beautiful People
12 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This series is excellent....I will be really angry if they stop with one season and leaving the ending the way they did at the end of season one.

This show deals with real issues and the messy business of it all. Having been a single mother, I love how unpredictable each episode is. Just like real life, not every situation turns out good. I like how the show deals with this and it keeps it interesting.. I could not stop watching the first season on DVD....

Please continue the show. The development of the characters is so open for possibilities that the show could easily continue for several seasons without losing it's appeal. All three actresses are excellent and so believable in their parts.. Kudos to them and the writer's. The director did an excellent job on how you are pulled into the scene with the actors...anyone who watches this won't want it to end.

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