CW Reveals 'Hidden Palms' Premiere
Zap2It.com | April 3, 2007
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Series already has eight episodes in the can
The dark one-hour drama "Hidden Palms" will make its premiere on the fledgling network on Wednesday, May 30 at 8 p.m. ET, announced CW chief Dawn Ostroff.
Ushered to the CW by Kevin Williamson ("Dawson's Creek," "Scream") and Scott Winant ("Huff," "My So-Called Life"), the series revolves around the troubled yet bright Johnny Miller, played by Taylor Handley, better known as crazy Oliver of "The O.C." fame. Reeling from his father's suicide, Johnny turns to alcohol and drugs. Like Britney Spears, he's fresh out of rehab and looking to begin anew.
With his mom and new dad (Gail O'Grady, D.W. Moffett) Johnny moves to the affluent paradise of Palm Springs. Feeling immediately out of place, our hero makes friends with his neighbors Cliff (Michael Cassidy) and Liza (Ellary Porterfield) and the beautifully enigmatic Greta (Amber Heard). But there's something strange going on that Johnny can't quite put his finger on, but it's somehow linked to the tragic death of Cliff's best friend, who just happens to have lived in Johnny's house.
The cast also includes Tessa Thompson, Sharon Lawrence, and Leslie Jordan.
In other CW news, "One Tree Hill" will return from hiatus on Wednesday, May 2 at 9 p.m., running original episodes through its season finale on June 13.