Jonathan Prince and the other creators/producers of American Dreams are currently in negotiations to release ALL THREE seasons of our favorite show on DVD. According to Mr. Prince, here is what you can expect when they are released:
We will have ALL THREE SEASONS of 'American Dreams' on DVD, with bonus material, plans for a videotaped cast REUNION, as well as the 8 minute "Finale" that never aired, showing what happened to everyone in the show....
An outpouring of fan support would help them greatly during this time. How can you help? Send an email to the address below.
Send an email to: AmericanDreamsonDVD@yahoo.com
"It just becomes, unfortunately, the contradiction of America, I guess," Reilly says. "People say they want quality, family-friendly shows at 8:00 and yet you put them on and what they really want to watch is 'Desperate Housewives.' Ultimately, we are in a business here. We love the show... It just was not pulling the ratings to really justify the cost of the show or to justify another year on the schedule."
In addition, there is a complete cast listing, sorted by actor. There is a press section, which will grow as I find more articles. There is a Nielsen ratings section as well as a production crew cross reference list (Producers, writers and directors).
The update will be available after the final episode of the season in April.
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This evocative drama, which won two Emmy Awards, is set against the memorable music, the cultural clashes, and the Vietnam war during the 1960s. The third-year drama depicts the American landscape -- as seen through the youthful Pryor family of Philadelphia as they brace for the cultural turbulence ahead that still resonates in this contemporary era.
Seventeen-year-old Meg Pryor (Brittany Snow, "Guiding Light") is shedding her "good girl" image as she and her outspoken best friend Roxanne (Vanessa Lengies, "Popular Mechanics for Kids") continue to pursue their dreams of making a difference as they struggle through the transition from teenager to adult. While they continue to dance on Dick Clark's locally produced "American Bandstand," they find -- as seniors at East Catholic High School -- that the world around them is growing ever closer with issues of the war, racism, feminism, and even teen marriage and pregnancy.
At the same time, Meg's mother Helen (three-time Emmy nominee Gail O'Grady, "NYPD Blue") continues to face the challenge of the era's modern woman, working and holding the family together. The family's patriarch, Jack Pryor (Tom Verica, "Providence"), braces himself for the sociological and economic changes as he prepares to run for city councilman, and JJ (Will Estes, "7th Heaven"), a U.S. Marine fighting in Vietnam, struggles to find his way home to his family and his ex-fiancee, Beth Mason (Rachel Boston, "The Andy Dick Show"), who is pregnant with their child. In addition, adolescent Will (Ethan Dampf, "Collateral Damage") tries to fit in at school after successful polio surgery, and smarty-pants Patty (Sarah Ramos) tries to find a balance between her brilliant mind and social acceptance among her high school peers.
African-American father Henry Walker (Jonathan Adams, "The American Embassy") remains hopeful that his partnership in Jack Pryor's electronics store is a sign of positive social changes to come. However, the politics of the time continue to show him that the needs of the black community are not being met. Meanwhile, his son Sam (Arlen Escarpeta, "The Shield") has mixed feelings concerning the evolving events as he starts his freshman year at the University of Pennsylvania on a track scholarship which forces him on a path of self-discovery.
New cast addition -- singer-songwriter Ben Taylor -- makes his acting debut in the season's premiere as a love interest for Beth. Michael Rodgers ("The Patriot") will also recur as Colin, the associate producer on "American Bandstand," as the British invasion continues to hit the American shores with an unforgettable beat.
The drama continues to embrace contemporary musicians as guest stars who portray classic 1960s icons on "American Bandstand." Last season's guest stars include Kelly Clarkson (as Brenda Lee), Nick Lachey (as Tom Jones), Alicia Keys (as Fontella Bass), and Hilary and Haylie Duff (as The Shangri-Las).
Dick Clark ("American Bandstand") and Jonathan Prince ("Wilder Days") are the executive producers. "American Dreams" is from NBC Universal Television Studio.
Webmaster notes: In 1963, "American Bandstand" was broadcast on Saturday afternoons from Philly, but on February 8, 1964, the show moved to LA. Based on the episode that aired on 1/5/03 (111), they are ignoring the move to LA.
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