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Article Published: Monday, September 15, 2003


Fox's 'The O.C.' enters new time slot after baseball playoffs

By Kate O'Hare,

Summer is nearly over, and Fox's drama "The O.C." is taking a break. (more)

September 13, 2003


Inside The O.C. Season Finale

Posted on Sun, Sep. 14, 2003

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Fall Preview
Critic's Picks

Best of Each Night


8 p.m. Survivor (CBS) No bathing suits this time - or any extra duds at all - just what they're wearing when cast ashore in a Panamanian island wilderness. In its seventh edition, the reality show for people who hate reality shows displays no signs of slowing. But Friends and Scrubs provide an island of comedy temptation at the same time on NBC. (Thursday.)

9 p.m. The O.C. (Fox) Life among teens and their keepers, as no one has ever lived it, in the pampered precincts of Southern California. So sublime, the trash sparkles like diamonds. (Debuted last month.)

10 p.m. Without a Trace (CBS) We're blinded by forensic science in prime time 2003-04. Anthony LaPaglia, Poppy Montgomery and their talented writers make this the best show in the genre. (Sept. 25.)

Wednesday, September 10 01:03 PM

Sun Won't Set on 'The O.C.' Anytime Soon

August 28, 2003

Television Week

Fox Orders Six More Scripts of The O.C.:

Fox ordered six more scripts of the Warner Bros.-produced drama The O.C. Thirteen episodes had already been ordered, bringing the total up to 19 episodes, which is just three shy of the typical full season order of 22.

Four episodes of The O.C. have aired on Tuesday nights at 9 p.m., with ratings increasing each week. This week, The O.C. won its time slot in adults 18 to 49 with a 3.8 rating/11share and in total viewers with 8.7 million total viewers.

L.A. Times

August 16, 2003

beach boy

By Ruth Ryon
Los Angeles Times

Peter Gallagher, who plays Mandy Moore's dad in the recently released movie How to Deal, has leased an oceanfront home on the Strand in Manhattan Beach at $10,000 a month for six months while he is in town filming his new series, Fox's The O.C. The actor and his wife, Paula, live in New York City.

The house they are leasing was known as the home of the Beach Boys when they lived on the Strand. It was built in 1930 when Manhattan Beach, south of Los Angeles, was known primarily as a vacation spot.

The house, leased furnished, has three bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in 2,500 square feet. It also has a living room with a fireplace and a formal dining room. The house was recently remodeled to take advantage of the beach views.

Restaurants and shops are within walking distance, and Gallagher's new workplace, Manhattan Studios, is also nearby. The O.C., starring the 47-year-old actor as an idealistic lawyer, is being filmed there.

People Magazine

August 18, 2003

Peter was featured in a great two-page story From Cad to Dad in the August 18, 2003 issue of People Magazine. The story recounted Peter's remarkable career and also included some great photos of him and his family. Click here to view the photos from the article.

Fri Aug 15, 5:38 PM ET

LA Weekly

Heat - The O.C., Camille Paglia, Thomas Hardy, Pocket Pool

Various Sources

Reviews of The. O.C.

August 13, 2003


Rumble Fish by the Sea: Fox's O.C. brings back the tender delinquent

August 13, 2003

This Is How We Do It In the O.C., Bitch

August 11, 2003

Time Magazine

The Same Young Story

August 3, 2003

Associated Press

Fox Puts Another California Milieu on Air

August 5, 2003

The Seattle P.I.

Fox's handsome 'The O.C.' may be just what teens crave

August 5, 2003

Kansas City Star

Soapy `O.C.' is hiding a tender center

August 5, 2003

Pioneer Press

Fox's 'O.C.' surprisingly more than skin deep

August 5, 2003

The Beacon Journal

Fox may have winner with `O.C.'

August 5, 2003

The Houston Chronicle

'The O.C.' offers soap appeal

August 5, 2003

Chicago Sun-Times

On 'The O.C.,' you can see a star arrive

August 5, 2003


The O.C.’ is no ‘90210’

August 5, 2003

The Washington Post

'The O.C.': Land of The Brooding Teen

August 5, 2003

The New York Times

Take One Enclave, Add Rebellious Youth

August 5, 2003

The Herald Tribune

'The O.C.' faces uphill struggle on Fox

August 5, 2003

Philadelphia Inquirer

Jonathan Storm | A juicy Orange County soap opera

August 5, 2003

San Francisco Chronicle

'The O.C.' tiptoes the line between drama and soap and doesn't lose its balance

August 4, 2003

The Boston Globe

'O.C.' bubbles with soapy fare

August 4, 2003

San Jose Mercury News

`O.C.' fits Fox tradition of addictive soap opera

August 4, 2003

USA Today

Juicy plots, pretty faces add to appeal of 'The O.C.'

August 4, 2003

TV Gal Dives Right in with 'The O.C.'

August 4, 2003

The Seattle Times

Fox's 'O.C.' fills summer void with smart suds but no surprises

August 4, 2003

TV Gal Dives Right in with 'The O.C.'

August 3, 2003

The Globe and Mail

Teen spirit: A hot Fox drama pulls back the orange curtain

August 3, 2003

Toronto Star

Beautiful people have angst, too

July 31, 2003

The Houston Chronicle

Fox adds rich-folks drama 'O.C.' to its lineup

The Hollywood Reporter

August 4, 2003

Bonnie Somerville (Friends) will recur as a lawyer on Fox's new drama series The O.C.

June 17, 2003

Fox has announced that The O.C. will begin airing on Tuesday, August 5, 2003 at 9:00 PM ET/PT. The show will continue in this time slot throughout the summer. When the Fall season begins, The O.C. will move to Thursdays at 9:00 PM ET/PT.

The futon critic

April 29, 2003

"Key to all of its moves however are the early starts for its two new dramas The O.C. and Wonder Falls, both of which will likely bow in August. The late summer launches would help offset FOX's always troublesome October schedule when most series are pre-empted for weeks at a time shortly after their debuts in favor of baseball. FOX also hopes both series will help win back young, female viewers, many of whom were alienated by the cancellation of such series as Ally McBeal, Beverly Hills, 90210 and Melrose Place. Beckman says both shows are 'not very heavy, not dark shows,' a quality it hopes will attract the demographic."

The futon critic

April 12, 2003

"THE O.C. (FOX) - FOX has given its drama pilot The O.C. a series order of 13 episodes. The Warner Bros. produced project, from Josh Schwartz and McG (Fastlane), is described by its creators as a "show about this world of Newport Beach where everyone is supposed to be an informed member of the community, but we find everyone feels like an outsider." The O.C. in the title refers to the Orange County area of greater Los Angeles.

FOX is hoping the series can be the next Melrose Place for the network as the soap will likely launch this summer to avoid being lost in the pack of the 30-odd series that usually debut in the fall.

Headlined by Peter Gallagher (While You Were Sleeping), the cast includes Mischa Barton (The Sixth Sense), Tate Donovan (Mister Sterling), Adam Brody (Gilmore Girls), Kelly Rowan (Boomtown) and Benjamin McKenzie. Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity) directed the pilot while Dave Bartis has signed on to the producing team of Schwartz, McG, Stephanie Savage and Joseph Dougherty.

Previously FOX had commissioned additional scripts of the project, a sure sign it was a frontrunner to make its 2003-04 schedule."

E! Online

April 12, 2003

"Guaranteed to be equally spacey are the status-conscious teens on The O.C. (short for Orange County, California). Created by newbie writer Josh Schwartz, the sudsy series centers around privileged teens in Newport Beach. But this isn't just another Malibu Shores. The series has some serious street cred from coproducers McG (Charlie's Angels) and Doug Liman--the Go director helmed the pilot episode.

Accordingly, Newport's poor little rich kids will be seen through the eyes of a 16-year-old outsider, played by Hollywood newcomer Benjamin McKenzie. Peter Gallagher's name has also been tossed into the mix as an idealistic public defender, though we're not really sure how that fits into Newport's teen scene.

'Both shows have very strong female appeal,' Berman told the Hollywood Reporter (ah, that explains Gallagher). 'That's our goal for the summer—to be able to capitalize on the women (viewers) who have returned to the network for American Idol and other reality shows,' added the network prez.

Just keeping it real."

February 13, 2003

Peter has been cast in an upcoming TV pilot episode for Fox called The O.C. that revolves around a street-smart teen who winds up in the high-class society of Orange County, Calif. Peter plays an idealistic public defender.

If the pilot is picked up by Fox, wouldn't it be great to see Peter on a weekly basis.

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