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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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English

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1 June 2004 (USA) See more »

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Hermosa Beach, California, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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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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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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Wonderful Family and teen drama
23 January 2005 | by WingsStefSee all my reviews

I really enjoy Summerland. It is feel good family program that still has drama and both adult and teen angst, but not overkill on the sex department. Sexual theme programing is a legit genre, but it is always good to have a little break once in a while. I Don't think it is fair to compare Summerland to past WB hits such as Buffy and Angel because those two shows fall in quite different genres. If anything compare this show to a little 7th Heaven, and little Dawson Creek, and even a little One Tree Hill. These three shows are not very similar, but I believe Summerland takes themes from all three, a feel good family drama, that still has some adult and teen, even younger appeal, where fans of all three, or pick or choose of the three can perhaps enjoy something together.

Rating 7 1/2...8 out of 10


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