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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:
Gail O'Grady ...  Helen Pryor 61 episodes, 2002-2005
Tom Verica ...  Jack Pryor 61 episodes, 2002-2005
Brittany Snow ...  Meg Pryor 61 episodes, 2002-2005
Jonathan Adams ...  Henry Walker 61 episodes, 2002-2005
Vanessa Lengies ...  Roxanne Bojarski 61 episodes, 2002-2005
Arlen Escarpeta ...  Sam Walker 61 episodes, 2002-2005
Sarah Ramos ...  Patty Pryor 61 episodes, 2002-2005
Ethan Dampf ...  Will Pryor 61 episodes, 2002-2005
Will Estes ...  JJ Pryor 61 episodes, 2002-2005
Rachel Boston ...  Beth Mason 57 episodes, 2002-2005
Paul D. Roberts ...  Dick Clark / ... 45 episodes, 2002-2005
Keith Robinson ...  Nathan Walker / ... 39 episodes, 2003-2005
Matthew John Armstrong ...  Pete Pryor 36 episodes, 2002-2005
Jamie Elman ...  Luke Foley 36 episodes, 2002-2005
Aysia Polk ...  Angela Walker 32 episodes, 2002-2005
Peter Spellos Peter Spellos ...  Gus 26 episodes, 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 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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One family's journey through the times that changed our nation. See more »

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Drama | Music

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USA

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English

Release Date:

29 September 2002 (USA) See more »

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Bandstand See more »

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Brittany Snow and Vanessa Lengies performed a cover and music video of "My Boyfriend's Back" on the set of American Bandstand which was never aired. Their cover can be heard at various times throughout Season 1. The video appears as a DVD Extra for Season 1. See more »

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In the series pilot episode, Jack refers to "Ara Parseghian and Notre Dame." The pilot is set in November of 1963 while Parseghian was hired by Notre Dame in December of that year. See more »

Quotes

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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Come Ye
Written by Nina Simone
Performed by India Arie
Courtesy of Motown Records
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On of the best Drama's on T.V.
3 January 2004 | by ShYning_StArSee 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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