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Series cast summary:
...  Ava Gregory 26 episodes, 2004-2005
...  Susannah Rexford 26 episodes, 2004-2005
...  Jay Robertson 26 episodes, 2004-2005
...  Bradin Westerly 26 episodes, 2004-2005
...  Johnny Durant 26 episodes, 2004-2005
...  Nikki Westerly 26 episodes, 2004-2005
...  Derrick Westerly 26 episodes, 2004-2005
...  Erika Spalding 21 episodes, 2004-2005
...  Cameron Bale 16 episodes, 2004-2005
...  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 »

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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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Nikki Westerly: I didnt even kiss him ok, and after what you did, I'll never get the chance... I hate you!
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Referenced in Gilmore Girls: To Live and Let Diorama (2005) See more »

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Great Series!
15 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

The only reason Summerland didn't make it was due to the network moving it all over the place. It's hard to watch a series that every week is on at different days and times! No one could figure out where to find it! It's an excellent series with great characters. Very wholesome, family oriented show that was warm, funny, real, and made you smile. The actors were all great. The subjects it dealt with were real problems we can all relate to. I'd compare it to "7th Heaven" and "Gilmore Girls". When it comes to premise and likability. it's a solid 10! I've waited and waited for it to come off hiatus...please, Bring it back!


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