Beautiful People (American TV series)

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Beautiful People
BeautifulPeople DVD.jpg
Complete Series DVD cover
Created byMichael Rauch
StarringDaphne Zuniga
Sarah Foret
Torrey DeVitto
Jackson Rathbone
Ricky Mabe
Kathleen Munroe
Sean Wing
Kyle Schmid
Viktoria Foxx
Composer(s)Adam Fields
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes16 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Paul Stupin
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)34 Films
Pirates' Cove Entertainment
Sony Pictures Television
DistributorSony Pictures Home Entertainment
Original networkABC Family
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseAugust 8, 2005 (2005-08-08) –
April 24, 2006 (2006-04-24)
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Beautiful People is an American drama television series about a family that moves from New Mexico to New York City to make a fresh start on their lives. The series aired on the ABC Family network from August 8, 2005, to April 24, 2006, lasting sixteen episodes. Its executive producer was Paul Stupin, who played the same role for Dawson's Creek.[1]


An academically gifted teen Sophie Kerr (Sarah Foret), her model-beautiful older sister Karen Kerr (Torrey DeVitto) and their newly single mother Lynne Kerr (Daphne Zuniga) leave small town New Mexico] in search of a new life in New York City. After their father runs off with his teenage mistress, Sophie and Karen decide their family needs a fresh start. They convince their mother that the big city holds promise for all of them. Sophie has gotten a scholarship to a Manhattan private school, Karen can pursue her dreams of modeling, and Lynn can leave the painful memories of her failed marriage behind her, while reviving the ambitions of becoming a fashion designer she put on hold to raise a family.


  • Lynne Kerr (Daphne Zuniga): Lynne leaves New Mexico after her husband leaves her for her daughter Karen's best friend. When she arrives in New York City, she is a retailer at first, until she gets a jump start in the fashion world and starts working for a prominent sports wear designer. She bumps into college sweetheart Julian Fiske, for whom she still has feelings.
  • Karen Kerr (Torrey DeVitto): Beautiful and vivacious, Karen is an aspiring model who is usually confident, but she loses some of that confidence when she begins taking diet pills to be thinner at the suggestion of one of her agents. Her first modeling gig is when she poses for the cover of a Brighton School magazine in a school business competition. She also worked wearing a chicken suit, among other odd gigs.
  • Sophie Kerr (Sarah Foret): Gifted and intelligent, Sophie is a talented photographer who wins a scholarship to the prestigious Brighton School, a hub for the children of Manhattan's elite. She meets her good friend Gideon Lustig, who ends up falling for Sophie and Annabelle. Sophie finds herself in a romantic dilemma between elitist Nicholas Fiske and artistic Gideon.
  • Gideon Lustig (Ricky Mabe): Sensitive and adorable Gideon is a vulnerable artist who is constantly put down by his wealthy, world-renowned artist father. Gideon believes that just because he has money doesn't mean he's better than others who aren't as fortunate. He develops a crush on Sophie Kerr and is caught in a love triangle with her and long-time best friend Annabelle Banks.
  • Annabelle Banks (Kathleen Munroe): An aspiring photographer, Annabelle is in the shadow of Gideon, her long-time crush, when Sophie Kerr rolls into town. Her parents are divorced and both her parents left six months after it was finalized, leaving Annabelle with a babysitter. Annabelle explores her sexuality, figuring out she is bisexual.
  • Nicholas Fiske (Jackson Rathbone): Charming and extravagantly rich, Nicholas is the heir to Fiske Publications and is a BP and captain of the JV lacrosse team at the exclusive Brighton School. He turns his back on then-girlfriend Paisley Bishop to start a relationship with new girl Sophie Kerr, whose heart Nicholas competes for with Gideon.
  • Paisley Bishop (Jordan Madley): Wealthy, snobbish, and popular, Paisley is a BP and is used to getting whatever she wants, unless it happens to involve longtime on-and-off boyfriend Nicholas Fiske. Her family owns the Empire State Building and she drives a silver Porsche.


Season 1 (2005)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
1"Pilot"Dennie GordonMichael RauchAugust 8, 2005 (2005-08-08)101
2"Point and Shoot"Dennie GordonMichael RauchAugust 15, 2005 (2005-08-15)102
3"Reload"Ken GirottiVince Calandra & Michael RauchAugust 22, 2005 (2005-08-22)103
4"Over Exposure"Mel DamskiElizabeth DavisAugust 29, 2005 (2005-08-29)104
5"Dark, Room, Chemicals"Milan CheylovJennifer GlickmanSeptember 5, 2005 (2005-09-05)105
6"F-Stop"Patrick WilliamsDeborah Joy LeVineSeptember 12, 2005 (2005-09-12)106
7"Blow Up"Robert BerlingerMichael RauchSeptember 19, 2005 (2005-09-19)107
8"Photo Finish"Kelly MakinMichael RauchSeptember 26, 2005 (2005-09-26)108

Season 2 (2006)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
9"Flashback to the Future"Ken GirottiAnne KenneyMarch 6, 2006 (2006-03-06)109
10"It's All Uphill Here from Here"Chris GrismerLisa AlbertMarch 13, 2006 (2006-03-13)110
11"A Tale of Two Parties"Ken GirottiK.J. SteinbergMarch 20, 2006 (2006-03-20)111
12"Das Boots"Patrick WilliamsDavid GoldsmithMarch 27, 2006 (2006-03-27)112
13"Black Diamonds, White Lies"Ken GirottiMichael RauchApril 3, 2006 (2006-04-03)113
14"Where Are We Now?"Mel DamskiElizabeth DavisApril 10, 2006 (2006-04-10)114
15"Best Face Forward"Michael DeCarloStory by : Anne Kenney
Teleplay by : Lisa Albert & Anne Kenney
April 17, 2006 (2006-04-17)115
16"And The Winner Is..."Chris GrismerStory by : Lisa Albert & Anne Kenney & Michael Rauch
Teleplay by : Michael Rauch
April 24, 2006 (2006-04-24)116

International broadcasters[edit]

Actress Torrey DeVitto portrayed aspiring model Karen Kerr in the series
Country Network Air date[needs update]
Brazil Brazil I.Sat Brasil Early 2008–present
Belgium Belgium
vtm October 2008–present
Belgium Belgium
La Deux March 2007
Canada Canada Cosmopolitan TV Early 2008
Croatia Croatia RTL Television October 7, 2006-
Czech Republic Czech Republic TV Nova September 2, 2008–present
Finland Finland Nelonen April 18, 2007-
Re-run: May 24, 2008 - July 19, 2008
France France M6 April 14, 2009–present
Greece Greece Mega Channel August, 2009–present
Hong Kong Hong Kong ATV World Channel July, 2010–present
Hungary Hungary RTL Klub February 24, 2008-
Italy Italy Sky September 2, 2008–present
Latvia Latvia TV3 August 9, 2010–present
Lithuania Lithuania TV3 August 5, 2009–present
Middle East MBC4 September 2, 2008–present
Netherlands Netherlands RTL 8 July 4, 2009–present
Poland Poland Polsat June 25, 2008 - July 16, 2008
Portugal Portugal Fox Life November 19, 2008–present
Slovenia Slovenia POP TV October, 2009
Spain Spain Cosmopolitan TV November, 2009–present

DVD release[edit]

The Complete Series was released for region 1 on August 8, 2006.[1]


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