American Dreams

  • 2002
  • 3 Seasons
  • TV-PG
  • drama

A nostalgia-drenched show about 1960s life for a Philadelphia family, frequently featuring cameos by 21st-century entertainers portraying singers and other figures of the period. Daughter Meg is a regular dancer on 'American Bandstand.' This isn't a surprise, since Dick Clark was one of the executive producers. Though generally well-received, critics ca (more…)

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Season 3, Episode 1 Long Shots and Short Skirts

First Aired: September 26, 2004

Meg and Sam are fined following their arrest at a Penn antiwar demonstration. Sam could lose his scholarship, but the experience only whets Meg's appetite for protest. And, as it happens, a stern new headmaster (Dermot Martin) begins cracking the whip at East Catholic. Meanwhile, JJ's in a Vietnamese hospital, recovering from his wounds. Later, he'll learn he's a father-to-be, while mother-to-be Beth (Rachel Boston) has attracted the attention of a folksinger (Ben Taylor) who's playing at the Lair. On “Bandstand,” Brandy impersonates Gladys Knight, performing “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” and at the Lair, Gavin DeGraw covers Smokey Robinson and the Miracles' “The Tracks of My Tears.”

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