Pasadena (TV series)
|Created by||Mike White|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13 (9 unaired)|
|Distributor||Sony Pictures Television|
|Original release||September 28 –|
November 2, 2001
The series starred Alison Lohman as Lily McAllister, an initially naïve young woman who witnesses a stranger's suicide and begins to investigate the secrets being hidden by her own very wealthy California family, the Greeleys. Other cast members included Dana Delany and Martin Donovan as Lily's parents, Will and Catherine McAllister, and Chris Marquette as Lily's brother Mason. Mark Valley, Balthazar Getty, and Natasha Gregson Wagner portrayed Catherine's siblings Robert, Nate, and Beth Greeley, while Philip Baker Hall and Barbara Babcock played Greeley patriarch and matriarch George and Lillian. Alan Simpson was cast as Lily's love interest Henry Bellow, with Derek Cecil as Henry's brother Tom.
- Alison Lohman as Lily McAllister
- Alan Simpson as Henry Bellow
- Martin Donovan as Will McAllister
- Dana Delany as Catherine McAllister
- Chris Marquette as Mason McAllister
- Natasha Gregson Wagner as Beth Greeley
- Mark Valley as Robert Greeley
- Nicole Paggi as Jennie Bradbury
- Balthazar Getty as Nate Greeley
Pasadena was created by Mike White, who attended elementary and high school in Pasadena, California. Actress/director Diane Keaton directed the pilot episode, and was among the show's executive producers. Other producers included Mark B. Perry, Dana Baratta, R. W. Goodwin, and Bill Robinson. The pilot was edited by Tatiana S. Riegel.
Although the show was critically acclaimed, it was watched by only 4.3 million viewers. The general speculation at the time was that, with the series having premiered two weeks after the September 11, 2001 attacks, American audiences were not willing to watch a show like Pasadena, with its dark atmosphere and cynical storylines.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||"Pilot"||Diane Keaton||Mike White||September 28, 2001|
|Young Lily McAllister (Alison Lohman) discovers that her affluent and seemingly perfect California family may be hiding shocking secrets.|
|2||"The Rat"||R. W. Goodwin||Mike White||October 5, 2001|
|3||"Henry's Secret"||Ellen S. Pressman||Mike White||October 26, 2001|
|4||"Hostile Environment"||David Petrarca||Mark B. Perry||November 2, 2001|
|5||"Puppy Love"||Tim Van Patten||Kim Newton||Unaired|
|6||"The Body"||Michael Lange||Dana Baratta||Unaired|
|7||"The Bones"||Mary Harron||Alexandra Cunningham||Unaired|
|8||"Run Lily Run"||Michael Lehmann||Timothy J. Lea||Unaired|
|9||"Someone to Talk To"||Bill L. Norton||Hilly Hicks, Jr.||Unaired|
|10||"A River in Egypt"||Steve Robman||Christy Callahan||Unaired|
|11||"The Truth Hurts"||Sanford Bookstaver||Mike White||Unaired|
|12||"A Lie Worth Fighting For"||Roy H. Wagner||Mike White||Unaired|
|13||"Don't It Always Seem to Go?"||Ellen S. Pressman||Mike White||Unaired|
Only four episodes were originally aired in the U.S. in 2001, though thirteen were filmed, with the last episode seemingly resolving the central mystery of the series. In late 2005, the series was shown in its entirety for the first time in the United States, on the cable channel SoapNet.
In 2003 and 2004, all thirteen episodes were aired in various countries such as Romania (by the public television TVR 1), Bulgaria (BTV Channel), Colombia, Croatia, México, Serbia, Slovakia, New Zealand, Finland, Denmark, Russia, South Africa (on the pay channel M-Net), Israel (on cable Channel 3) and China. It began airing in Belgium on June 27, 2010 on Club RTL.