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 ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Lori Loughlin ...  Ava Gregory 26 episodes, 2004-2005
Merrin Dungey ...  Susannah Rexford 26 episodes, 2004-2005
Ryan Kwanten ...  Jay Robertson 26 episodes, 2004-2005
Jesse McCartney ...  Bradin Westerly 26 episodes, 2004-2005
Shawn Christian ...  Johnny Durant 26 episodes, 2004-2005
Kay Panabaker ...  Nikki Westerly 26 episodes, 2004-2005
Nick Benson ...  Derrick Westerly 26 episodes, 2004-2005
Taylor Cole ...  Erika Spalding 21 episodes, 2004-2005
Zac Efron ...  Cameron Bale 16 episodes, 2004-2005
Jonathan Slavin ...  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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 2004 (USA) See more »

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Immediate Family See more »

Filming Locations:

Hermosa Beach, California, USA See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

'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 »

Quotes

Ava Gregory: You are not the only one who lost somebody.
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Referenced in Gilmore Girls: To Live and Let Diorama (2005) See more »

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this is a must see show
12 March 2005 | by northchick1707See all my reviews

omg, i love this show. i can't get enough of it. the episodes are so amazing that i really just can't stop watching it. this is a truly must see show. the story and characters are so well presented. it is about three orphans who are taken in by their single aunt who lives in California. she live with her friends, one of which is her ex-boyfriend, are all having to learn to deal with each other. the youngest son starts off having a really difficult time getting over the death of his parents without understanding tries to find a way to be with his parents again. the middle daughter has problems getting along with her aunt because they are both trying to fill the mother's shoes but eventually learn to deal with each other. the oldest son stays quiet at first but finds his way by learning to surf. if you haven't already seen an episode of this show all you need to do is watch one episode and you will instantly become hooked. there are notable performances by Lori Loughlin, formerly of Full House, and Jesse McCartney, as the oldest son Bradin.


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