Young Americans, a spin-off of popular WB show Dawson's Creek stars Will Krudski (Rodney Scott) as he starts school at Rawley Academy and tries to catch up with the fact that he's out of his element. Together with his roommate, Scott Calhoun (Mark Famiglietti), they both long for Bella Banks (Kate Bosworth), a luminous local girl. Hamilton Fleming (Ian Somerhalder) is edgy and alternative, while his outside status attracts friendship of Jacqueline Pratt (Katherine Moennig). The show aired immediately after its parent series in the summer of 2000 and did extremely well in the ratings, but it never returned for a second season.
The plot concerned the goings on at the estate of the wealthy, eccentric Randolf Stonehill, heir to a corn oil fortune, and involved long-suffering butler and head of the household staff Albert, who'd known Randolf when they were children, groundskeeper Rick who had eyes for maid Lupe, chauffeur Jerry, handyman Dwayne, and Randolf's materialistic, yet good-hearted wife Hillary. Rounding out the cast was Lupe's mischievous son Elvis.