American Dreams (2002)

TV-PG Drama
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American Dreams is an American television drama program broadcast on the NBC television network, produced by Once A Frog and Dick Clark Productions in association with Universal Network Television and NBC Studios. The series was created by Jonathan Prince and developed by Josh Goldstein and Prince; the latter was also one of the executive producers with Dick Clark. It debuted on September 29, 2002. The show is set mostly in Philadelphia. It initially aired on Sundays at 8:00 pm Eastern time, but moved to the same time on Wednesdays from March 9, 2005, to the third season finale. The show tells the story of the Pryor family of Philadelphia during the mid-1960s. Season one takes place in 1963–64, season two in 1964–65, and season three in 1965–66. The show was known as Our Generation when it debuted in Australia, however it was changed back to American Dreams when it returned for the second season.

The theme song "Generation" was written and performed by Emerson Hart, lead singer of the band Tonic. The song earned Hart an ASCAP award for Best Theme Song of Television in 2003. The show was the 2003 TV Land Awards "Future Classic" winner.

  1. Jonathan Prince


Series Cast

  1. Brittany Snow as Meg Pryor

    Brittany Snow

    Meg Pryor

    61 Episodes

  2. Vanessa Lengies as Roxanne Bojarski

    Vanessa Lengies

    Roxanne Bojarski

    61 Episodes

  3. Will Estes as JJ Pryor

    Will Estes

    JJ Pryor

    61 Episodes

  4. Tom Verica as Jack Pryor

    Tom Verica

    Jack Pryor

    61 Episodes

  5. Arlen Escarpeta as Sam Walker

    Arlen Escarpeta

    Sam Walker

    61 Episodes

  6. Keith D. Robinson as Nathan Walker

    Keith D. Robinson

    Nathan Walker

    61 Episodes

  7. Gail O'Grady as Helen Pryor

    Gail O'Grady

    Helen Pryor

    61 Episodes

  8. Sarah Ramos as Patty Pryor

    Sarah Ramos

    Patty Pryor

    61 Episodes

  9. Ethan Dampf as Will Pryor

    Ethan Dampf

    Will Pryor

    61 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 3

2004 • 17 Episodes

Season 3 of American Dreams premiered on September 26, 2004.

It's My Life

(3x17, March 30, 2005) Season Finale

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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