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Created by writers Brett Dewey and Ronald B. Solomon, and executive produced by Peter Engelall known for their work on Saved by the Bell the series centers on the friendships of a group of teenagers shifting toward a multi-ethnic makeup beginning with the show's second season who form the fictional titular band. The show, whose plots combined real-life issues with zany adventures, centered on the lives of the California Dreams, a group originally consisting of four members — expanding to five in the second season — dealing with their attempts to make it big as musicians, as well as learning lessons about life and friendship.
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California Dreams originally was intended to be a family sitcom, mainly centering on the Garrison family, who moved to Southern California from Iowa at an undisclosed point prior to the timeline of the series. The other main characters were bass player Tiffani Smith Kelly Packarddrummer Tony Wicks William James Jonesand the band's teen manager, Sylvester "Sly" Winkle Michael Cade — all three of which were the only characters who appeared on the show throughout its entire five-season run.
Because NBC executives did not like Mgeniso waMgodo waShambini - Leon Gluckman - Wait A Minim! show's original format, Engel, Dewey, and Solomon refocused the show's plotline from balancing stories involving both the band and the Garrison family, to just the teens who formed the California Dreams band for its second season.
Cutt was downgraded to a recurring cast member, O'Neill was written out entirely before the season began, and Lenhart and Ramsey were Heart Dont Lie - California Dreams - California Dreams written out after the season's third episode "Ciao, Jenny", with Lenhart's character Jenny being the first main character to leave the show the character lands a spot at a music conservatory Tout (DJ Spider B Sanctuary Track) - Ex-Nihilo - Pentagone Explosion / Une Société Têtes Mortes Italy.
In the season's premiere episode "Jake's Song", Jake Sommers Jay Anthony Franke was introduced as the California Dreams' fifth member, acting as the band's second guitarist. Four episodes later in "Wooing Woo", Samantha "Sam" Woo Jennie Kwana foreign exchange student from Hong Kong whom the Garrisons take into their home staying in Jenny's former bedroomwas added as a main character.
When Sam auditions for the band, their approval of her performance results in her taking Jenny's place as the band's vocalist. Brent Gore became more and more frustrated by his diminished role on the show during the second season. Disenchanted by the new direction of his character, he decided to depart the series after Season 2 concluded.
By Season 3, the sitcom's original premise was dropped completely when Matt was written out Heart Dont Lie - California Dreams - California Dreams the show in the third-season premiere "The Unforgiven", it is briefly referenced that the Garrison family moved away. In Matt's place, the band hired Mark Winkle Aaron JacksonSly's shy cousin from New Yorkwho is the opposite in personality depicted as nice but naive, compared to Sly's depiction, which is similar to that of the stereotypical manipulative-driven depictions of Hollywood managers.
Also added as a series regular was Lorena Costa Diana Uribethe privileged daughter from a wealthy family who takes Sam into their home after the Garrisons' departure.
Sommers took over as leader and main songwriter of the band from Garrison. The series finale, "The Last Gig", found the band on the verge of embarking on new crossroads in life. Set months after the characters graduated from the fictional Pacific Coast High School in "Graduation" which aired three episodes earlierthe episode deals with the band preparing to attend school separately the following week with Tiffani planning to attend the University of Hawaii to study marine biologySam moving to England to study physics at Oxford UniversityTony going to study acting at an undisclosed location, Mark planning to move back Un Amor En El Olvido - Manny Manuel - 22 Grandes Éxitos to New York to study at Juilliardand Sly and Lorena both attending Pacific University.
While the other members look forward to start their new lives, Jake attempts to keep the band together. When a music producer offers Jake a record contract, he initially refuses, since the rest of the band was not given one as well. Tiffani convinces Jake that she and the other band members have moved past the Dreams and want to discover new things, convincing Jake to take the offer. The episode ends with the California Dreams playing their final gig, before giving their tearful goodbyes to one another.
The cast who played the band on California Dreams reunited on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on March 4,and played the show's theme song. California Dreams was not well received critically. Seasons 3 and 4 were released Heart Dont Lie - California Dreams - California Dreams Shout! Factory Exclusives titles, available exclusively through their online store. As ofSeasons and The Best of DVDs can be purchased on Amazon. It is unknown if season 5 will be released. On July 19,Mill Creek Entertainment released a ten-episode best-of set, The Best of California Dreamsa single-disc set that features episodes from the first three seasons.
California Dreams had a self-titled studio album on CD and cassette. The songs on the soundtrack are as follows:. The single "This Time" can also be found on CD format but is very rare to find. There was also a California Dreams Anthology album made but only for the cast members but these have been found on sites such as eBay and Amazon. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
This article is about the television series. For the company, see California Dreams company. For other uses of this term, see California Dreamin' disambiguation.
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