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
It's nothing like where you live. And nothing like what you imagine.
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Did You Know?
When they were casting for the role of Marissa Cooper, writer Josh Schwartz
had written to the producers that Marissa was "the most beautiful girl you had ever seen". They later said that they chose Mischa Barton
because of her awkward beauty (meant in a good way), and as Barton herself later stated: "I was up against girls who looked liked your usual Californian beach blondes. Guess they decided to go against that." See more
In season 2 Kaitlyn is mentioned of living in the new house and when she returns she said that she went to the house that was next door to the Cohen's and some weird guy answered the door. She should have known that they moved if she was still living there at the start of season 2. See more
Suddenly, my family not looking so dysfunctional.
You do realize that this is my family too?
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 Family Guy: Jungle Love