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Everwood
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Genre Drama
Created by Greg Berlanti
Starring Lead Actors
Producer Greg Berlanti
Mickey Liddell
Rina Mimoun
Andrew A. Ackerman
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 89
Production company(s) Berlanti-Liddell Productions
Warner Bros. Television
Country of origin United States, Canada
Original network The WB
Running time 42-45 minutes
Original run September 16, 2002 – June 5, 2006
List of episodes List of Episodes
IMDB profile Everwood at IMDB.com

Everwood is an American drama television series that initially aired in the United States on The WB ran from September 16, 2002 to June 5, 2006 for only four seasons. The series is set in the fictional small town of Everwood, Colorado, and was filmed in Ogden, South Salt Lake, Draper, Utah, and Park City, Utah except the series pilot which was filmed in Canmore, Alberta, Denver, Colorado and Calgary. It is primarily a drama with some comedic moments. The series also stars Treat Williams, Gregory Smith, Vivien Cardone, Emily VanCamp, Chris Pratt, Tom Amandes, Debra Mooney and John Beasley.

On May 17, 2006 the series was cancelled and not renewed for future production when The WB and UPN merged to form The CW Television Network.

Series overview Edit

Everwood

When Manhattan surgeon Andrew Brown is widowed, he decides to start a new life in the idyllic Colorado town Everwood, but it takes an eternity for a city-boy to fit in the small community, which already had a physician, and it's even worse for his kids: Ephram, a sensitive kid and gifted pianist, and his little sister Delia. As they get to know people better, relationships develop and change.

Plot Edit

Season 1 Edit

The series begins with the arrival of Dr. Andrew "Andy" Brown (Treat Williams), a widower who leaves his successful job as a top Manhattan neurosurgeon to live in a small Colorado town, bringing his 9-year-old daughter Delia (Vivien Cardone) and 15-year-old son Ephram (Gregory Smith) with him. He chooses the town of Everwood because his late wife had told him of her emotional attachment to the town. Many of the story lines revolve around settling into a new town, dealing with the death of the mother and wife of the family, and the growing relationship between Andy and his son, who did not interact much in New York, due to the demands of Andy's job. Andy at first finds some conflict with Dr. Harold Abbott (Tom Amandes), with whom his professional opinions differ. However, Harold's cranky demeanor and Andy's passive, cheerful attitude prove to mesh well, and the two begin a friendly rivalry. Ephram continually struggles with his emerging adolescence, his studies as a classical pianist, and his crush on Amy (Emily VanCamp), Harold's daughter.

The first season revolves around the main storyline involving Colin Hart (Mike Erwin), Amy's boyfriend and older brother Bright's (Chris Pratt) best friend. Amy sees the arrival of Andy as an opportunity: Colin has been in a coma since July 4 of the previous summer, after Bright and he were in a car accident. Amy befriends Ephram in an effort to convince Andy to revive his neurosurgeon skills to save Colin. Andy reluctantly agrees. Amy is elated, but Bright is sullen and distant about the situation. Later, he tearfully confesses to his father that—contrary to what he had claimed all summer—he does in fact remember the accident: He was the one driving Colin's father's truck and the two boys were drunk at the time. His anguish is relieved when Andy is successful, and soon Colin is awake.

Series ended Edit

Everwood's series finale, which aired on Monday, June 5, 2006, was seen by 4.07 million viewers.

The final episode, "Foreverwood," was written as both a season and a series finale. Because of the impending WB/UPN merger into the CW Television Network, the future of the series was uncertain, and the producers wrote two endings: the aired version, as well as additional scenes where Madison showed up to cause some cliffhanger trouble. Originally, the producers had scripted a montage for the "series-finale cut" that went forty years into the future to show a majority of the gang at Andy's funeral — showing the series coming full circle; this was never filmed due to budgetary reasons as well as the producers' hopes that they would receive a fifth season.

On May 17, 2006 The WB announced that they will not be returning Everwood for a fifth season.

Characters Edit

Actor Years active Character Seasons
1 2 3 4
Treat Williams 2002–2006 Dr. Andrew "Andy" Brown Main
Gregory Smith Ephram Brown Main
Emily VanCamp Amy Abbott Main
Vivien Cardone Delia Brown Main
Tom Amandes Dr. Harold Abbott Main
Chris Pratt Bright Abbott Main
Debra Mooney Edna Harper Main
John Beasley Irv Harper Main
Stephanie Niznik Nina Feeney Recurring Main
Merrilyn Gann Rose Abbott Recurring Main
Nora Zehetner 2003–2004 Laynie Hart Recurring Main
Marcia Cross Dr. Linda Abbott Main
Sarah Lancaster 2003–2005 Madison Kellner Main Recurring
Scott Wolf 2004–2006 Dr. Jake Hartman Main
Sarah Drew 2004–2006 Hannah Rogers Main
Anne Heche 2004–2005 Amanda Hayes Main
Justin Boldoni 2005–2006 Reid Barem Main

Episodes Edit

Main article: List of Everwood episodes

Everwood aired only 4 seasons and a total of 89 episodes were made and the series with a two-hour part finale.

Season Episodes First air date Last air date Network
Season 1 23 September 16, 2002 May 19, 2003 The WB
Season 2 22 September 15, 2003 May 10, 2004
Season 3 22 September 13, 2004 May 23, 2005
Season 4 22 September 29, 2005 June 5, 2006

DVD Release Edit

Warner Home Video (Warner Archive Collection) has released all four seasons of Everwood on DVD in Region 1. The final three complete season releases contain extensive music edits. In Region 2, Warner Home Video has also released all four seasons on DVD in Germany and in the Netherlands, and the first two seasons in Hungary.

In Region 4, Warner Home Video has released the first season on DVD in Australia.

DVD name Ep# Release dates
Region 1 Region 2 (Europe) Region 4 (Australia)
The Complete First Season 23 September 7, 2004 September 15, 2010 September 30, 2009
The Complete Second Season 22 June 16, 2009 December 1, 2010 N/A
The Complete Third Season 22 June 15, 2010 February 9, 2011 N/A
The Complete Fourth Season 22 August 2, 2011 August 24, 2011 N/A

Syndication Edit

On October 2, 2006, reruns of Everwood aired weeknights on ABC Family for the duration of the series. In Canada, reruns are shown Tuesday evenings at 7 EST on VisionTV. In the United Kingdom, reruns are currently being aired on E4 every weekday at 8:00am and 12:00 noon. Everwood is now available on the CW Seed for the duration series.

Reception Edit

Critical response Edit

Robert Bianco for USA Today was not enthusiastic about the show's premiere and gave it a two-star rating out of four. He found that Everwood's main problem was that it "never knows when the corn syrup is thick enough" due to its clichés. On the more positive side, he wrote, "Clearly, WB's goal here is to find an acceptable time-period companion for 7th Heaven, and it's entirely possible the network has. The scenery is pretty, Smith has the earmarks of a star in the making, and Williams actually is quite appealing — when the script isn't forcing him to behave as if he were insane."

Advocacy group the Parents Television Council ranked Everwood as the group's No. 1 "worst network TV show for family viewing" on their list of the 2003−04 season. The PTC criticized "the careless and irresponsible treatment of sexual issues – especially when the teenaged characters are involved" and stated "Everwood's reckless messages about sex without consequences are expressly targeted to impressionable teens." Entertainment Weekly reviewed positively the show's third season in 2005 giving it an "A-" and commented, "Everwood's soap tropes — unexpected pregnancy, adultery — handles these stories artfully."

In 2003, TV Guide named Everwood "The Best Show You're Not Watching".

Awards and nominations Edit

Everwood received two Emmy nominations: Outstanding Main Title Theme Music (2003) written by Blake Neely, and Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (2004) for James Earl Jones's turn as Will Cleveland.

Treat Williams has also received two Screen Actors Guild award nominations in 2003 and 2004 for his role as Dr. Andy Brown.

Gallery Edit

Soundtrack Edit

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  1. "Lonely People" – Jars of Clay (popularized by America)
  2. "Trouble" – Kristin Hersh (popularized by Cat Stevens)
  3. "These Days" – Griffin House (popularized by Nico and Jackson Browne)
  4. "The Only Living Boy in New York" – David Mead (popularized by Simon and Garfunkel)
  5. "Summer Breeze" – Jason Mraz (popularized by Seals and Crofts)
  6. "Father and Son" – Leigh Nash (popularized by Cat Stevens)
  7. "The Harder They Come" – Guster (popularized by Jimmy Cliff)
  8. "Don't Be Shy" – Travis (popularized by Cat Stevens)
  9. "Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels)" – Toby Lightman (popularized by Jim Croce)
  10. "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" – Stereophonics (popularized by Roberta Flack)
  11. "Cathedrals" – Jump Little Children
  12. "Main Title Theme for Everwood" – Blake Neely
  13. "A Love Song" – Treat Williams (bonus track; popularized by Anne Murray)

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