Network: ABC Family
Episodes: 10 (half-hour)
TV show dates: July 21, 2009 – September 22, 2009
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Alexa Vega, Patrick Cassidy, David Cassidy, Katie A. Keane, Austin Butler, and Kurt Doss.
TV show description:
Former teen icon Patrick Gallagher (Patrick Cassidy) has been living quietly as the owner of a car dealership. He’s married to Audie (Katie A. Keane), a former music video dancer who he met while shooting a video for his band, The Rockits.
They have two kids named Jordan and Ben. Teenager Jordan (Austin Butler) likes to write songs, play guitar and post his efforts to the Internet. He has a crush on cousin Ruby. Preteen Ben (Kurt Doss) is the sarcastic younger brother who spends much of his time teasing Jordan.
Things change for the family when Patrick’s former band-mate and brother, David (David Cassidy), shows up with David’s previously unknown teenage daughter, Ruby (Alexa Vega). David doesn’t want to give up his show-biz life and leans on his brother to help raise his daughter Ruby who’s a rising star on her own.
The mother of Ruby Gallagher (Alexa Vega) died when she was 12. She moved in with her grandparents, but she thinks they forgot she was even there. She uses this as an excuse to find her father who’s performing nightly in a Native American casino.
Patrick and David try to put their past differences behind them to help raise Ruby and keep order in the Gallagher house.
Episode 10 — Smells Like Teen Drama
Ruby gets mad at Jordan when he starts dating her best friend Kristen (guest Lucy Hale). Meanwhile, David and Patrick try to teach Ben how to defend himself against a bully at school, until Audie finds out. They go behind her back and Ben ends up winning. The trouble is that the bully turns out to be a girl.
First aired: September 22, 2009.
What happened next?
The show has not been revived or remade.
Behind the Scenes
Former teen idol Shaun Cassidy is the creator and executive producer of the series that stars his brother and half-brother. Brother Ryan works behind the scenes.
Each episode title refers to a song title. The last episode’s title refers to “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana.
Image courtesy ABC Family.