Young Americans is an American television drama on The WB network created by Steven Antin. The show debuted in 2000 as a summer replacement for, and spin-off from, another Columbia TriStar Television production, Dawson's Creek, in three episodes at the end of that series' third season.
The show is set in the town of New Rawley at a prestigious boarding school, Rawley Academy. The plot focuses mainly on Will's moral dilemmas and the forbidden love of Scout and Bella. In a change from most television shows, the supporting characters, Jake and Hamilton, are explored in a secondary storyline that until the final two episodes barely involves the other characters on the show.