No abortions though. The N doesn't play that.
“South of Nowhere will explore those sensitive topics—sex, class, race, drugs, figuring out who you are and what you believe in—that are very much on teens’ minds today,” said Tom Lynch. “I believe The N is the only network bold and daring enough to air this series, and I’m thrilled to be collaborating with them.”
Now before you go, "Degrassi rip-off!" Keep in mind a few things: This show doesn't seem to have a lot of characters like Degrassi does, and I think they'll keep things focused on the Carlin siblings. Second, whereas Degrassi deals with topical issues, this series seems to be more about self-identity. What will really set this show about from Degrassi is that, according to this link, if it is to belived, (spoiler warning) Spencer, the lead female character will discover that she is indeed a lesbian and may start a relationship with wild child Ashely, which would make SoN the first U.S. show aimed at a young audience to revolve around a lesbian teen. It'll be interesting to see how The-N's primary audience (teenage girls) react to this show.
I think this show has a shot at doing really well though. Tom Lynch has a good track record (Caitlin's Way, Alex Mack) and the cast is attractive and it does sound like it would be a fun show to watch after Degrassi goes off at 8:30pm.
Official site's here. The show premieres November the 4th. I think I'll actually be in town to see the premiere...
Edited by MegaJ, Oct 27, 2005 @ 4:35 PM.