Season 1, Episode 1 Pilot Episode

First Aired: August 5, 2003

Sandy takes in Ryan after he's busted for stealing a car, causing tensions with Kirsten and trouble for Seth. But as young Atwood settles into his new life, he finds that Orange County kids can be just as shady as his buds back in L.A. Ryan: Benjamin McKenzie. Kirsten: Kelly Rowan. Seth: Adam Brody. Marissa: Mischa Barton. Jimmy: Tate Donovan. Julie: Melinda Clarke.

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  • Premiered: August 5, 2003
  • Rating: TV-PG
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  • Premise: A slick hit about a troubled L.A. teen taken in by an idealistic lawyer and his family in affluent Orange County. The series filled the youth-soap hole left by the departed '90210,' but quickly proved itself far more gritty---and witty. In addition, early… (more)

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