TV Series | TV-PG | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A troubled youth becomes embroiled in the lives of a close-knit group of people in the wealthy, upper-class neighborhood of Newport Beach, Orange County, California.
When Tate Donovan signed on to play Jimmy Cooper in the pilot, he was so afraid that the show would never get picked up because he had been in so many pilots to shows that never materialized, that he thought that he was possibly jinxing them. He was therefore ... ...
If all we're gunna do is send them to their room and make them do homework, what are they going to learn?
Kirsten: Their homework.
In the pilot episode Ryan says he is 17. Each season was a year because of a Chrismukkah episode per season. Ryan doesn't turn 18 until late season 3 meaning he was 17 for 3 years.
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.