Network: The WB
Episodes: 26 (hour)
TV show dates: June 1, 2004 — July 18, 2005
Series status: Cancelled/ended
Performers include: Lori Loughlin, Merrin Dungey, Ryan Kwanten, Jesse McCartney, Shawn Christian, Kay Panabaker, Nick Benson, Taylor Cole, Zac Efron, Jonathan Slavin, Jay Harrington, Danielle Savre, Shelley Buckner, Jesse Head, Carmen Electra, Sara Paxton
TV show description:
Ava Gregory (Lori Loughlin) is a thirty-something rising star in the fashion industry.
She lives in a Southern California beach house with her close friends; on-again-off-again boyfriend Johnny Durant (Shawn Christian), Australian surfer Jay Robertson (Ryan Kwanten), and Ava’s best friend and business partner, Susannah Rexford (Merrin Dungey).
When her Kansas sister and brother-in-law are killed in an accident. Ava is left to raise their three children; 16-year-old Bradin (Jesse McCartney), 12-year-old Nikki (Kay Panabaker), and eight-year-old Derrick (Nick Benson).
She’s determined to provide for her new family but must overcome a wide variety of challenges. With the help of her extended family, Ava tries to help the kids work through their grief, anger, and troubles with the law.