DAWSON'S CREEK, Sony Pictures Television's enormously successful dramatic series, maintained its loyal following through six
successful seasons on the air. Chronicling the passage from adolescence to young adulthood, DAWSON'S CREEK, which was created
and developed by Kevin Williamson ("Scream," "I Know What You Did Last Summer," "Teaching Mrs. Tingle"), followed the continuing
relationships of five longtime friends. Having completed a ground-breaking run on the WB, the show continues to run on cable
on TBS Superstation at 10:00AM and 11:00AM EST Monday-Friday.
In 1997, viewers were introduced to Dawson and Joey,
life-long friends and soul mates. This wholesome friendship, beginning with years of Joey climbing through Dawson's bedroom
window, grew increasingly complicated when the two matured. As their relationship would swing between longtime companions
and love interests, their friendship was tested by Joey's relationship with Pacey, and Dawson's relationship with Jen.
Leery, first introduced as an aspiring filmmaker with a Spielberg fixation, grew in many ways over the last several years.
Still contemplating his last kiss with his lifelong friend and confidante Joey, Dawson followed his Hollywood dream and embarked
on an internship in the film industry. The unexpected death of his father changed Dawson's plans, and he found himself moving
to Boston and producing a student film.
Joey, the ultimate girl-next-door, suffered a difficult childhood in which
she lost her mother to cancer and faced her father's imprisonment. She was raised by her sister, a single mother, and like
many of today's children, Joey was forced to grow-up far too quickly. Having become an honorary member of Dawson's family
early on led to problems when the two became romantically involved. After high school, Joey enrolled at Worthington College
in Boston and began the challenges of living up to her own academic expectations. Along the way she found some new loves,
but none measured up to those in Capeside.
Pacey navigated high school the best he could, but sharing feelings for
Joey with his best friend, Dawson, made things tense. As time unfolded, Pacey had his share of love along the way, but he
continued to pine away for Joey. Always in trouble, Pacey was labeled the naughty one, the mess up with the heart of gold.
He eventually landed in Boston and decided to test the waters in this cosmopolitan city. While his friends were all in college,
he found work as an assistant chef and contemplated his uncertain future. Despite some questionable decisions along the way,
Pacey eventually landed on his feet, and in the arms of his one true love, Joey.
Throughout the years, Jack not only
endured family hardships, but he struggled with his own inner conflicts and ultimately made history by becoming the first
teen character on a television drama to announce that he was gay. Viewers witnessed Jack face homophobia at school, go on
his first date and join the football team. The transition to college was not easy for him. He pledged a fraternity and found
comfort with a brotherhood of friends who were accepting of his sexuality. However, his new partying life came at a price.
Jack's grades suffered until he was on the verge of being kicked out of school, and he developed a problem with binge drinking.
He managed to clean up his act and become quite a noble young man who stepped up to the plate when friends needed him.
began Boston Bay College secretly yearning for a relationship but greeting all romantic advances with pessimism. However,
while working at the college radio station she began dating Charlie, a wild-man bass player who wasted no time breaking her
heart. Jen found comfort in her friendship with Dawson, which appeared to be the love she has always longed for. However,
the romance was brief as their bond of friendship proved stronger. Jen's grandmother (Mary Beth Piel) also took on a significant
role. "Grams" served as sounding board and surrogate mother to Jen and her friends and provided the stability of some semblance
of home and family to the group.
Through great uncertainty, self-evaluation and self-doubt, these five young adults
alternately danced and trudged through their adolescence and dealt with all that college and young adulthood had to offer,
including the trials, tribulations and responsibilities of being on their own. In the end, the lessons they learned enabled
them to move forward, stronger and more confident than ever, and above all else, life-long friends.