Season 1: On The N's South of Nowhere, the Carlin family moves from small town Ohio to Los Angeles to find life's not the same. And neither are they. Glen is struggling with the whole "popular" thing. Clay is struggling with the "race" thing. And Spencer… she's dealing with the whole "sex" thing. In this ground breaking new family drama, it's about the choices we make that shape the people we become. South of Nowhere. It's not where you've been, it's where you're going.
Episode 101 / 102 (Pilot)
The Carlin Family arrives in Los Angeles and finds themselves unprepared for L.A.'s fast paced, ethnically-diverse "anything goes" environment. Sixteen-year-old Spencer Carlin never felt like she fit in small town America and now she's beginning to question everything. Glen Carlin is a handsome, outgoing 17-year-old. He's an awesome basketball player, popular with the girls, the guy everyone wants to be around. Glen seems to have the world in his pocket. Spencer and Glen are joined by their adopted brother, Clay. Clay Carlin is 17, smart, sarcastic, and African-American. He is looking forward to forging his own identity, but finds that "being black" in L.A. is a test he may not pass.
Ashley's estranged rock-star father, Raife Davies (Guest star C.C. DeVille of Poison), is coming into town to see her play at the local club Gray and while Aiden and Spencer are there to support her, they find themselves making music of their own with a little alcohol in their system.
Spencer is hanging out with her new friend Kelly… who unbeknownst to Spencer, wants to be more than just "friends." Ashley has family dinner at the Carlin's, doing her best to stir things up with Paula, Arthur, and Clay. Across town, Glen and Aiden find themselves stranded without a ride, as part of Madison's little games.
Ashley is making a documentary for a local film festival, dealing with people's first experiences with sex. When it comes out that Clay is a virgin, it seems like everyone has their own set of advice to offer.