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Who’s hot? Who’s not? The popular ones, the unpopular ones, the jocks, the geeks. Kennedy High is the set for a big war: the popular against the unpopular. This is the concept behind the 99-01 teen television series Popular. On the popular side: Brooke McQueen, a gorgeous blonde, and the head cheerleader; backed up by her best friend Nicole, the Devil in person; as well as her boyfriend, Josh Ford, star of the football team; Mary Cherry, the psychotic multi-millionaire Texan girl; and Sugar Daddy, the heavy-set wannbe gangsta and football player. On the unpopular side: Sam McPherson, the smart girl who is always looking to expose injustice; Harrison, the geek with a crush on the head cheerleader; Carmen Ferrara, the heavy girl with the warm heart; and Lily, the confused activist girl with the boyish look. Brooke and Sam, enemies by nature, must deal with their parents’ marriage to each other and their high school rivalry. Opening Theme Song: "Supermodels" performed by Kendall Payne Closing Theme Song: "High School Highway" performed by Sydney Forest (opening song for 1st episode) Awards and Nominations: 2000 - Teen Choice Awards - Won! Breakout Show 2000 - TV Guide Awards - Nominated Favorite Teen Show 2000 - Genesis Awards - Won! New Series (For episode "Under Siege"). 2000 - GLAAD Media Award - Won! Outstanding TV Individual Episode (For ep. "Wild Wild Mess"). 2000 - Casting Society of America - Nominated Best Casting for TV, Comedy Pilot 2001 - GLAAD Media Award - Nominated Outstanding TV Comedy Series 2001 - Genesis Awards - Won! Comedy Series (For episode "Joe Loves Mary Cherry").moreless
Diane Delano

Diane Delano

Roberta "Bobbi" Glass (Season 2, recurring previously)

Carly Pope

Carly Pope

Samantha "Sam" McPherson

Leslie Grossman

Leslie Grossman

Mary Cherry

Tamara Mello

Tamara Mello

Lily Esposito

Scott Bryce

Scott Bryce

Michael "Mike" McQueen

Christopher Gorham

Christopher Gorham

Harrison John

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  • 12 years later...

    10
    This was a popular dramedy show back then, but then, not only its was discontinued in the wrong time, the second season was completely messed up by the WB's TV critics for no reason at all. This show deserves to be reboot in the future, but this time, it wont' be messed-up nor discontinued by then. The rebooted version needs new actors and new actresses with the close resemblance as the first ones and the only network that would accept it will be ABC Family by Fall 2019 Season.moreless
  • a hilarious show about highschool and clicks. filled with strang occurnces and sometimes unrealistic situations! I love watching sam and brooke as they developed from not knowing each other to being enemies to being sisters.moreless

    8.8
    how can u not love this show!!! it keeps you on the edge of your seat. I just can't believe it ended like this!!! it left me wanted more!! why did the wb have to cancel it before they can answer the many questions that were left unanswered at the last episode? i hate u the wb (now cw). I have never seen a show like popular though, it stands above all the other highschool shows. And unlike the rest, it's unpredictable and it is very unique!!! Who doesn't love popular?? I just wish they had left it on for 1 more season.moreless
  • A stroke of genius that was way ahead of its time.

    10
    While Popular started off all serious and chock full of teen angst like every other teen drama out at the time, it soon pulled ahead of the pack. This show hit its stride about midway through season one when the writers decided to break the mold and do something new. A butterfly emerged from its cocoon when Popular turned from a teen angst clone into pure comedic genius. The writers managed to maintain some of the seriousness while also laughing at themselves. Sure, it was over the top at times, but that's what made it so great. It was a brilliant show that was killed much too soon, and there hasn't been anything since that has even come close.moreless
  • A great show that should have never been cancelled!

    10
    POPULAR was one of the best shows on television. It had witty and hilarious dialogue along with genuinely likable characters and fine performances. It showed the dark side of high school life in an often humorous way. The scripts were always fresh and funny and gave the actors a lot to work with. The actors themselves all did fine jobs, especially Sara Rue as Carmen Ferrera, the real heart and soul of the show. This show was abruptly canceled after an unsatisfying season finale that featured a cliffhanger ending. It should have never been gotten rid of and should still be on the air today!moreless
  • Popular is an amazing show, anyone who watches it will love it

    10
    this was my favorite show in te world and i cant believe how its just left hanging there Pplesae please please bring popular back, there isnt a better show in the whole world and its not being run. SO please start again, I beg you, I love this show soo much!
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    Coming of Age, Social Issues, Family Dramas, Dramedy, Teen