Lily McAllister has lived a charmed life as part of the most powerful family in the upscale Southern California enclave of Pasadena. All that changes, however, when a murder and coverup in her own mansion thrusts Lily into a search to unlock her family's long-buried secrets.

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Complete series cast summary:
Dana Delany ...  Catherine McAllister 13 episodes, 2001-2002
Martin Donovan ...  Will McAllister 13 episodes, 2001-2002
Balthazar Getty ...  Nate Greeley 13 episodes, 2001-2002
Alison Lohman ...  Lily McAllister 13 episodes, 2001-2002
Chris Marquette ...  Mason McAllister 13 episodes, 2001-2002
Nicole Paggi ...  Jennie Bradbury 13 episodes, 2001-2002
Alan Simpson ...  Henry Bellow 13 episodes, 2001-2002
Mark Valley ...  Robert Greeley 13 episodes, 2001-2002
Natasha Gregson Wagner ...  Beth Greeley 13 episodes, 2001-2002
Derek Cecil ...  Tom Bellow 11 episodes, 2001-2002
Barbara Babcock ...  Lillian Greeley 8 episodes, 2001-2002
Philip Baker Hall ...  George Reese Greeley 7 episodes, 2001-2002
Bill Dow ...  Mr. Parkman 6 episodes, 2001-2002
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Lily McAllister has lived a charmed life as part of the most powerful family in the upscale Southern California enclave of Pasadena. All that changes, however, when a murder and coverup in her own mansion thrusts Lily into a search to unlock her family's long-buried secrets.

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Country:

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English

Release Date:

28 September 2001 (USA) See more »

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Das Geheimnis von Pasadena See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Henry Bellows: Your family's like the WASP Corleones.
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Yet another example of Fox's dedication to new and innovative programming
4 October 2002 | by Puke BagSee all my reviews

Back in the early days, a lot of really bad programs were coming out of Fox. Among the bad programs, some gems that went onto become hits emerged, especially X-Files and Simpsons. If those shows were premiering today, they would suffer the same fate as Harsh Realm, Lone Gunmen, and Pasadena, all of which never got a full season. Having seen all of the footage that never made it to air (ie: everything past episode #6), I can honestly say that the show would have had an audience if Fox only allowed it.

Pasadena was a dark and edgy drama about a publishing family that has some deep ties to criminal activity. There was a lot of really dark humour and the storylines were very intriguing. Unpredictable at best, it kept you guessing until the end.

I had the fortune of meeting one of the actors from the show who played a supporting role. She was telling me that given current world events, the audience wanted to see something a little more light hearted, which was one of the reasons why Fox axed the show. She then went on to tell me that at the same time, a direct-to-video film about terrorists highjacking planes that she starred in was literally flying off shelves at the local Blockbuster. Go figure.


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