South Beach

South BeachNetwork: UPN
Episodes: Eight (hour)
Seasons: One

Show dates: January 11 — February  22, 2006
Series status: Cancelled/ended

Performers include: Steven Bauer, Marcus Coloma, Giancarlo Esposito, Chris J. Johnson, Meghan Ory, Adrianne Palicki, Michael Pare, Vanessa L. Williams, Lee Thompson Young, and Odette Yustman.

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Series Description:
This drama follows two best friends from Brooklyn who decide to move to beautiful South Beach, Florida to search for better opportunities. Vincent (Chris J. Johnson) wants to meet beautiful women and get ahead in any way that he can.

Matt (Marcus Coloma) wants to earn enough money to go back to college but has other reasons as well. Making their lives even more interesting are Matt’s former girlfriend Ari Casta (Odette Yustman), Ari’s boyfriend and nightclub manager Alex Bauer (Lee Thompson Young), hotel owner and Alex’s mother Elizabeth Bauer (Vanessa L. Williams), and Cuban-American gangster Robert Fuentes (Giancarlo Esposito).

Series Finale:     
Episode Eight – It Looked Like Somebody’s Nightmare
Alex believes that Elizabeth is trying to undermine his management of Ari’s modeling when Elizabeth asks her daughter and Brianna to model for her new Soleil clothing line.

Meanwhile, Vincent asks Matt to help him get a job at Soleil when Fuentes’ behavior starts to cross the line. Unfortunately, Vincent’s last errand for Fuentes puts him in a dangerous situation with Rivera.

Maggie (Meghan Ory) tells Matt about her past relationship with Alex — the two were once good friends until their mutual friend Nick died by falling out of a boat they were all in.
First aired: February  22, 2006


What happened next?   
There’s been no news of any plans to revive the series or characters.


Behind the Scenes

South Beach ranked #152 out of 156 shows for the 2005-06 season. It was cancelled after one season when The WB and UPN networks merged into The CW.
Coloma competed against himself for two of the eight episodes as his pair of guest appearances on the WB’s One Tree Hill aired opposite South Beach on UPN.
One of the show’s executive producers was singer/actress Jennifer Lopez.

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