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KCET REUNITES THE CAST OF REALITY TV'S BREAKTHROUGH SERIES SENIOR YEAR
It's been 10 years since they graduated from Fairfax High - Where are they now?
Los Angeles - April 29, 2011 - KCET, the nation's largest independent public television station, revisits the cast of Fairfax High in a special rebroadcast of Reality TV's breakthrough series, Senior Year, culminating in an extraordinary reunion episode - beginning May 5 at 10 p.m.
During the 1999/2000 school year, six young filmmakers followed 15 teens through their last year at Fairfax High, a school as diverse as the city of Los Angeles. The provocative 13-part series is an inspiring portrait of a generation on the verge of a new world, and one that still captures audiences today.
"The series is timeless," said Bret Marcus, senior vice president and chief content officer for KCET. "It addresses universal themes and experiences that all high school students experience at one time or another. We all wonder what will become of us after high school, and KCET got a chance to really explore that question with the cast of Senior Year."
With each episode, viewers will get a glimpse into the lives of the present-day cast through a series of individual epilogues, including Boris Drayluck, the Russian immigrant who thrived in the throes of public education, will graduate with his PH.D from UCLA this May; Derard Buckner, the school's star athlete, now serves as a Los Angeles firefighter; and Jennifer Omelianoff, who dreamed of getting out of L.A., has spent the last ten years traveling the world.
The 15 vignettes with a full-cast reunion is set to air June 23 at 10 p.m., the evening of Fairfax High School's 2011 graduation ceremony.
Catch two back-to-back episodes of Senior Year every Thursday beginning at 10 p.m. The original series was created, produced, and directed by David Zeiger, with Aaron Zarrow (producer), and Eric Mofford (co-producer).
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