Swans Crossing

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Swans Crossing
Genre Teen drama
Created by Ned Kandel
Mardee Kravit
Written by Steven Phillip Smith
Penina Spiegel
Chris Steinbach
Andrew Stoll
Directed by Noel Black
Robert Scinto
Joshua White
Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar
Shane McDermott
Brittany Daniel
Mira Sorvino
Theme music composer Dick Winzeller
Composer(s) Robby Merkin
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 65
Production
Executive producer(s) Ned Kandel
Mardee Kravit
Producer(s) Joe Hoebel
Running time 24 min
Production company(s) Heliosphere Productions
Distributor Sachs Film Distribution
Broadcast
Original channel Syndication
Original run June 29, 1992 (1992-06-29) – September 25, 1992 (1992-09-25)

Swans Crossing is an American teen drama series that aired for thirteen weeks in syndication from June 29 to September 25, 1992.

Synopsis[edit]

The series chronicles the lives of a group of wealthy teenagers living in the seaside town of Swans Crossing. Sydney Rutledge (Sarah Michelle Gellar) was the daughter of the mayor, Margaret "Muffy" Rutledge. They lived right next door to the mayor's political rival, Grant Booth, and his family. Sydney had a close but secret friendship with Garrett Booth (Shane McDermott), Grant Booth's son; but the parents found out and built a literal wall between them and their houses. The couple broke up but still stayed in the same social groups, generating a bitter struggle between them as the season progressed.

Other major characters in Swans Crossing were J.T. Adams (Tom Carroll) and Neil Atwater (Eddie Robinson), best friends and scientific geniuses; Bobby "Saja" De Castro (Alex Tanaka); Saja's sister Sophia Eva McCormick Decastro (Mira Sorvino), Sandy Swan (Kristen Mahon) and Owen Fowler (Evan Ferrante), the talented musicians; Jimmy Clayton (Devin Doherty) and Callie Walker (Stacey Moseley), the auto mechanics; Glory Booth (Carisa Dahlbo), Garrett's younger sister and J.T.'s love interest; Nancy Robbins (Kristy Barbera), Sydney's best friend; and Mila Rosnovsky (Brittany Daniel), Garrett's new girlfriend and the daughter of a countess who is an old friend of Muffy's.

Spies, first loves, phony birth certificates, and the preservation of endangered species, fueled the plots. One major storyline that never got resolved was Garrett blackmailing Sydney with the fact that he could prove she was swapped at birth with Sandy Swan, after making peace with Callie and Jimmy, they offered to find the evidence and find out if it was true. The 65 episode run ended unsuspectingly with a (to be continued) sign, which it never was; leaving a lot of questions unanswered and a lot of viewers confused and disappointed.

Production notes[edit]

The series, which was created by Ned Kandel and Mardee Kravit, was taped at Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens, home of Sesame Street and The Cosby Show.

Award nominations[edit]

Year Award Result Category Recipient
1993 Young Artist Awards Nominated Best Young Actress in an Off-Primetime Series Sarah Michelle Gellar
Best Young Actress in an Off-Primetime Series Brittany Daniel
Best Young Actress in a New Television Series Sarah Michelle Gellar
Best Young Actor in an Off-Primetime Series Eddie Robinson
Best Young Actor in an Off-Primetime Series Shane McDermott

External links[edit]

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