Ensemble drama revolving around the young adult community of the Orange County, California, area. A street-smart teen winds up in the midst of the high-class society of Newport Beach, sparking something of an "edgier" take on the "Melrose Place" style premise. Written by
The O.C. Orange County, It's where all the beautiful people live
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, who went to school in Providence, Rhode Island at the Wheeler School, often includes references to his former teachers and friends, including an episode in which he refers to "Schmidt's bio", Schmidt having been his biology teacher. Renee Wheeler is also named after the Wheeler School. See more
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. See more
Hey, Cal. Always a pleasure, although if I may, why are we meeting in a parking garage?
Because my office might be bugged. My home, your home, who knows what the Feds are up to?
Wow, you've really flipped your noodle haven't, you?
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. See more