South of Nowhere
|South of Nowhere|
The main cast (Season 2+).
Austen Parros (Seasons 1-2)
|Opening theme||"I Don't Want to Know (If You Don't Want Me)"|
(Season 1, broadcast)
"Lift Me Up"
(Season 1, DVD)
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||40 (|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Original release||November 4, 2005– December 12, 2008|
South of Nowhere is an American
The show follows the lives of the members of the Carlin family (Paula, Arthur, Glen, Clay, and
Like many of the other shows on
Each episode of South of Nowhere is half an hour in length with commercials (23–25 minutes of actual program); the pilot episode was one hour (approximately 46 minutes of actual program).
The second season was originally set to begin on October 6, 2006, but was pushed up to September 29, 2006. Its season premiere followed the sixth-season premiere of Degrassi: The Next Generation. Ratings for the second season were up by 35% from season 1 and on November 17, the series reached a high among teens with a 2.16 rating.
The network officially renewed South of Nowhere for a third season, and 16 episodes had been ordered. Eight episodes aired from August 10, 2007 to September 21, 2007.
On February 27, 2008, it was officially announced on the N'sider podcast that South of Nowhere was to be canceled after the end of season 3. On February 28, an official announcement was made at the show's website that this will be the last season.
"Things change. It doesn't always seem good, but change they do. South of Nowhere has been a great journey. A show like this could not have existed ten years ago on youth oriented television or any television for that matter. But exist it does, because things change. I have loved my experience with The N for having the courage and vision to air South. I love the fans for allowing me to tell real stories about their lives. I love all of the producers, writers, directors, and crew who took the series into their hearts and participated in SON as more than a 'job'. I love the cast and how they dimensionalized the characters and created real people that you as fans could relate to and feel for as they reflected your own lives. I especially love Spashley, The name you gave to the two lead characters. To be able to create a show called 'Excellent,' 'groundbreaking' and 'impossible to resist' is rare. To create a show that touches the hearts and lives of a generation is a gift. Thank you for allowing me and Spashley into your hearts. And remember, things change, so there's no telling where the stories of Spashley will show up next.
Love and Respect-Tom Lynch Creator / Executive Producer
Promos began airing in March 2008 stating the show would be returning April 11. However, on March 21, it was announced that the final half of the third season had been pushed back to the fall. South of Nowhere returned for the remainder of its third season on October 10, 2008 and ended its run on December 12, 2008.