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 plots set up an appealing balance between the kids and grown-ups, who were portrayed as real people with real problems, instead of sounding boards for the unblemished Romeos and Juliets. From the directors of 'Go' and 'Charlie's Angels.'

Active Cast

Peter Gallagher Sandy Cohen
Kelly Rowan Kirsten Cohen
Benjamin McKenzie Ryan Atwood
Adam Brody Seth Cohen
Melinda Clarke Julie Cooper
Rachel Bilson Summer Roberts
Willa Holland Kaitlin Cooper
Autumn Reeser Taylor Townsend

Former Cast

Mischa Barton Marissa Cooper
Tate Donovan Jimmy Cooper
Alan Dale Caleb Nichol
Chris Carmack Luke Ward