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Summerland 

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.
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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 »

Also Known As:

Immediate Family See more »

Filming Locations:

Hermosa Beach, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The show was originally canceled due to low ratings but was picked up again by The N. 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

Jay Robertson: She's thirteen. And you seen the movie.
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Connections

Referenced in Gilmore Girls: To Live and Let Diorama (2005) See more »

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Another teen drama from the producers of 7th Heaven
11 June 2005 | by SonicStuartSee all my reviews

Summerland is another one of the best teen dramas on The WB! Ava Gregory (Lori Loughlin) is living the perfect life. She is single, has a nice beach front home along the Southern California coast, and works as a fashion designer But that all changes when her sister and brother in law die in an accident. Ava is left with the responsibility to raise her niece Nikki (Kay Panabaker), and two nephews, Bradin (Jesse McCartney) and Derrick (Nick Benson). Ava gets help from her close friends Johnny, whom she used to date. Johnny (Shawn Christian) takes on the father figure role, but is a man who is unsure of the direction in his own life. Jay (Ryan Kwanten) is single, and lives to surf. He guides Bradin into his exciting hobby. Susanna (Merrin Dungey) is Ava's business partner, and the two have complete trust in each other. Bradin is the oldest child at 16, and has his own angst to deal with. He has a crush on his surfing instructor, Erica Spalding (Taylor Cole). Nikki is 13. She is often very difficult about the fact that Ava is filling in for her mother. Derrick is 8. He has the most difficulty adjusting to the fact his parents are no longer alive, which results to many troubles. I like the acting, story plots and I think Taylor Cole is a hottie! Summerland premiered on The WB back in June 2004.

User Rating: 10/10

BOTTOM LINE: GREAT!


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