The O.C. is an American teen drama television series created by Josh Schwartz and produced by Wonderland Sound and Vision which portrays the fictional lives of a group of teenagers and their families residing in Newport Beach in Orange County, California.
The series originally aired in the USA on FOX from 5 August, 2003 to 22 February, 2007. There are 92 hour-long episodes in four seasons.
The O.C. originally aired in South Africa on DStv's GO channel (which later became Vuzu) from 1 April, 2004 to 10 May, 2007. It later aired on SABC3 and DStv's Sony Entertainment Television (SONY) channel.
See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 2 aired on SABC3 from Thursday 4 September to Thursday 30 October, 2008, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 23h00 (later at 22h15). There are 24 episodes in the second season.
Season 2 premiered on SET on Monday 2 February 2009, at 17h00.
With the school holidays coming to an end, the Cohen family are desperate to convince Seth, who ran away at the beginning of summer, to return home.
Meanwhile in Chino, Ryan is working construction while a pregnant Theresa waits at home.
Back in Newport Beach, while Summer is finding ways to deal with Seth's disappearance, Marissa is distancing herself from the world and masking her problems by reverting to old habits.
Season 1 (27 episodes)
Channel: GO | Premiere: 1 Apr 2004 | Finale: 30 Sep 2004 | Thursdays, 20h00
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 10 Dec 2006 | Finale: 10 Jun 2007 | Sundays, 20h00
Channel: SONY | Premiere: 18 Aug 2008 | Finale: 23 Sep 2008 | Weekdays, 18h10
Season 2 (24 episodes)
Channel: GO | Aired: 2005
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 4 Sep 2008 | Finale: 30 Oct 2008 | Tue-Thu, 23h00
Channel: SONY | Premiere: 2 Feb 2009 | Finale: 13 Jul 2009 | Mondays, 17h00
Season 3 (25 episodes)
Channel: GO | Aired: 2006
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 2 Apr 2009 | Finale: 17 Sep 2009 | Thursdays, 22h15
Channel: SONY | Premiere: 15 Mar 2010 | Finale: 16 Apr 2010 | Mon-Fri, 15h40
Season 4 (16 episodes)
Channel: GO | Premiere: 11 Jan 2007 | Finale: 10 May 2007 | Thursdays, 20h00
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 6 Sep 2010 | Finale: 11 Oct 2010 | Mon-Wed, 21h00
Channel: SONY | Premiere: 30 Nov 2010 | Finale: 22 Dec 2010 | Mon-Fri, 15h40