Who’s hot? Who’s not? The popular ones, the unpopular ones, the jocks, the geeks. Kennedy High is the set for a big war: the popular against the unpopular. This is the concept behind the 99-01 teen television series Popular.
On the popular side: Brooke McQueen, a gorgeous blonde, and the head cheerleader; backed up by her best friend Nicole, the Devil in person; as well as her boyfriend, Josh Ford, star of the football team; Mary Cherry, the psychotic multi-millionaire Texan girl; and Sugar Daddy, the heavy-set wannbe gangsta and football player.
On the unpopular side: Sam McPherson, the smart girl who is always looking to expose injustice; Harrison, the geek with a crush on the head cheerleader; Carmen Ferrara, the heavy girl with the warm heart; and Lily, the confused activist girl with the boyish look.
Brooke and Sam, enemies by nature, must deal with their parents’ marriage to each other and their high school rivalry.
Opening Theme Song:
"Supermodels" performed by Kendall Payne
Closing Theme Song:
"High School Highway" performed by Sydney Forest
(opening song for 1st episode)
Awards and Nominations:
2000 - Teen Choice Awards - Won! Breakout Show
2000 - TV Guide Awards - Nominated Favorite Teen Show
2000 - Genesis Awards - Won! New Series (For episode "Under Siege").
2000 - GLAAD Media Award - Won! Outstanding TV Individual Episode (For ep. "Wild Wild Mess").
2000 - Casting Society of America - Nominated Best Casting for TV, Comedy Pilot
2001 - GLAAD Media Award - Nominated Outstanding TV Comedy Series
2001 - Genesis Awards - Won! Comedy Series (For episode "Joe Loves Mary Cherry").