The O.C. (2003 - 2007)


The O.C.

72%

Avg Tomatometer

72%

Avg Audience Score

Series Info

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.'

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Seasons

75%
Critics Consensus: After losing some luster due to one too many twists, The O.C. rebounds in its final season with a more streamlined narrative, bringing the series to a graceful conclusion.

2006, FOX, 16 episodes

50%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

2005, FOX, 25 episodes

86%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

2004, FOX, 24 episodes

77%
Critics Consensus: Even though it lacks an original take on teen angst, The O.C. functions well enough for its target audience, churning plenty of soap storylines out of a talented cast.

2003, FOX, 27 episodes

Cast

Amanda Righetti
as Hailey Nichol
Peter Gallagher
as Sandy Cohen
Kelly Rowan
as Kirsten Cohen
Benjamin McKenzie
as Ryan Atwood
Mischa Barton
as Marissa Cooper
Adam Brody
as Seth Cohen
Melinda Clarke
as Julie Cooper
Rachel Bilson
as Summer Roberts
Tate Donovan
as Jimmy Cooper
Alan Dale
as Caleb Nichol
Willa Holland
as Kaitlin Cooper
Michael Cassidy
as Zach Stevens
Autumn Reeser
as Taylor Townsend
Michael Nouri
as Neil Roberts
Navi Rawat
as Theresa
Jeff Hephner
as Matt Ramsey
Jeri Ryan
as Charlotte Morgan
Taylor Handley
as Oliver Trask
Kim Delaney
as Rebecca Bloom
Bonnie Somerville
as Rachel Hoffman
Eric Mabius
as Dean Jack Hess
Mary Castro
as Pole Dancer
Daphne Ashbrook
as Dawn Atwood
Kim Oja
as Taryn
Shaun Duke
as Dr. Henry Griffin
José Zúñiga
as Jason Spitz
Lisa Rotondi
as Gwen Harper
Linda Lavin
as Nana Cohen
Morena Baccarin
as Leah Griffin
Rosalyn Chao
as Dr. Kim
Brian McNamara
as Carson Ward
Henri Lubatti
as Henri-Michel
Ashley Hartman
as Holly Fischer
Jem
as Herself
Garrett M. Brown
as Dr. Woodruff
Kat Sawyer
as Head Dean
Larry Anderson
as Bob Coughlin
Colin Hanks
as Grady Bridges
Craig Warner
as Bartender
Craig Susser
as Ham Guy/Santa/Journalist/Caterer
Jerry Schumacher
as Robert Campbell
Kelly McCracken
as Riviera Photographer
Joe Howard
as Robert Mills
Jaime King
as Mary-Sue
Blair Hickey
as Photographer
Colin Stark
as Saunders
Leslie Stevens
as Mrs. Rushfield
Lamont Thompson
as DA Greg Hoades
Sarah Carroll
as Girl No. 1
Robert Picardo
as Bill Merriam
Tia Carrere
as Dean Torres
Bridget Newton
as Ms. Tidey
Sarah Smith
as Cinnamon
Viji Nathan
as Psychic
Max Greenfield
as Young Sandy
Nicklaus Koeppen
as Young Seth
William Abadie
as Jean Claude Langois
Matt Crabtree
as Scientist
Jim Pirri
as Patrick
Melissa Strom
as Girl No. 3
T.J. Thyne
as Larry Bernstein
Rob Brownstein
as Kurt Williams
Erick Avari
as Dr. Overbee
Ellen Hollman
as Young Kirsten
Camille Mana
as Fashion P.A.
Tom Wright
as Paul Glass
Johnny Michaels
as Huge Bartender
Graham Miller
as Young Jimmy
Stephen Markle
as Henry Griffin
Rod Rowland
as Jack Harper
Richard Molina
as ER Doctor
Lisa Tucker
as Herself
Erin Foster
as Heather
Michael Mantel
as Nick Mercer
Marc Vann
as Det. Warner
Kim Evey
as Doctor
Paul Ganus
as Sean Harper
Jordan Mantell
as Sketchy Dude
Elayn J. Taylor
as Exam Doctor
Shailene Woodley
as Kaitlin Cooper
Gil Glasgow
as Security Guard
Jack Guzman
as Bouncer
Jeff Witzke
as News Correspondent
Jeffrey Drew
as Airline Representative
Stephen O'Mahoney
as Police Officer
Dan Jongebloed
as Alternate Taylor
Kimberly Oja
as Newport Woman
Adam Grimes
as Nordlund
Kimberly Stanphill
as Newport Woman #3
Devin Mills
as Newport Woman #3
Josh Kloss
as Saunders
Ruth Williamson
as Fashion Coordinator
Kevin E. West
as Mr. Bendis
Christine Romeo
as Newport Woman #1
Carrie Armstrong
as Diner Cashier
John Kloss
as Chip Saunders
Shane Haboucha
as Eric Ward
Austin Dolan
as Brad Ward
Michael Reilly Burke
as Tom Willington
Phil Abrams
as Mr. Sheeran
Michael Noun
as Neil Roberts
Paul Witten
as Fashion Coordinator
Ted Rooney
as Themselves
Alison Simpson
as Karen Coughlin
Laura Milby
as Cashier
Eric Allan Kramer
as Soccer Coach
Natalie Blalock
as Gail Van Deepen
Steven M. Gagnon
as Arson Investigator
Robert A. Guthrie
as Crowbar Kid
April Grace
as Dr. Burke
Kate Rodgers
as Meredith Ward
Doug Ballard
as Peter Johnson
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Series Details

TV Network: FOX
Premiere Date: Aug 5, 2003
Genre: Comedy
Executive Producers: Allan Heinberg, Doug Liman, Josh Schwartz, McG, Melissa Rosenberg, Bob DeLaurentis, Stephanie Savage, Robert de Laurentiis
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