Sweet Valley High (TV series)

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Sweet Valley High
Sweet Valley High TV Intro.jpg
Sweet Valley High title screenshot
Genre Comedy-drama
Created by Francine Pascal
Starring Brittany Daniel
Cynthia Daniel
Ryan Bittle
Amy Danles
Bridget Flanery
Shirlee Elliot
Jeremy Vincent Garrett
Michael Perl
Harley Rodriguez
Theme music composer Ron Wasserman
Opening theme "Sweet Valley High" performed by Kathy Fisher
Composer(s) Shuki Levy
Kussa Mahchi
Yuval Ron
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 88 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Francine Pascal
Haim Saban
Lance H. Robbins
Josh Goldstein
Location(s) Alexander Hamilton High School
Cinematography Russ Brandt
David E. West
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 22 mins.
Production company(s) Saban Entertainment
Distributor Saban International (1994-1997)
Disney-ABC Domestic Television
Broadcast
Original channel Broadcast Syndication (1994-1996)
UPN (1997)
Original run September 5, 1994 (1994-09-05) – October 14, 1997 (1997-10-14)

Sweet Valley High is an American Live-action comedy-drama series very loosely based on Francine Pascal's book series of the same name.[1][2] The series ran from September 5, 1994 to October 14, 1997, and was produced (and distributed) by Saban Entertainment. The rights are now held by Disney-ABC Domestic Television.

After three seasons in syndication (mostly on Fox stations),[3] the show moved to UPN for its fourth season, where it was canceled due to low ratings.

Synopsis[edit]

The series revolves around the lives of Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield, beautiful blonde twins who live in the fictitious Sweet Valley, California, and their gang of friends. Elizabeth is warm, friendly and sincere, while her twin sister Jessica is flirty, mischievous, and irresponsible.

Cast and characters[edit]

  • Brittany Daniel - Jessica "Jess" Wakefield
  • Cynthia Daniel - Elizabeth "Liz" Wakefield
  • Ryan Bittle - Todd Wilkins (1994–1996) Boyfriend to Elizabeth
  • Amy Danles - Enid Rollins, Elizabeth's Best Friend
  • Michael Perl - Winston Egbert, Todd's Best Friend
  • Harley Rodriguez - Manny Lopez, Todd & Winston's Friend
  • Bridget Flanery - Lila Fowler, (1994–1996) Jessica's Best Friend
  • Shirlee Elliot - Lila Fowler #2 (1996–1997)
  • Jeremy Vincent Garrett - Todd Wilkins #2 (1996–1997) Boyfriend to Elizabeth and briefly Renata.
  • Manley Pope - Devon Whitelaw (1997) Boyfriend to Elizabeth and Jessica
  • Brock Burnett - Bruce Patman (1994–1995) Todd & Winston's rival. Antagonist to Jessica.
  • Christopher Jackson - Bruce Patman #2 (1995–1996)
  • John Jocelyn - Reginald "Shred" Patman, (1996–1997) Bruce's Cousin & Winston's friend
  • Andrea Savage - Renata Vargas (1997–1998) Jessica & Lila's Friend. Briefly Todd's girlfriend.
  • Tyffany Hayes - Cheryl "Tatanya" Thomas (1995–1998), Elizabeth, Jessica and Todd's Friend
  • Amarilis - Patty Gilbert, (1994–1995) Jessica's cheerleader friend

Soundtrack[edit]

Cover for the 1995 soundtrack for Sweet Valley High

In 1995, a soundtrack album was released featuring original songs that were in the series along with a longer version of the show's theme song.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sweet Valley High Theme" (Long version)
  2. "Lotion" (Jessica's Theme)
  3. "Rose Colored Glasses"
  4. "She's Got the Answers"
  5. "Not Myself Today"
  6. "Alive"
  7. "Rest of My Life"
  8. "My Jessica"
  9. "All to Myself"
  10. "Secrets"
  11. "My World"
  12. "On Our Own"
  13. "She Walks in Roses"
  14. "Sweet Valley High Theme" (TV version)

Seasons[edit]

DVD release[edit]

To date, Buena Vista Home Entertainment has only released Season one of Sweet Valley High on DVD in Region 1. The remaining three seasons of the series have yet to be released.

DVD Name Ep # Release Date
The Complete First Season 22 March 8, 2005

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Double The Action At 'Sweet Valley High'". Chicago Tribune. 1994-06-21. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  2. ^ "It's Bubblegum Tv". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  3. ^ Ultimatedisney.com, Sweet Valley High dvd review

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