Young Americans premiered on WB on July 12, 2000. The series delves into what happens when blue-collar meets blue blood, and town clashes with gown, when kids from different backgrounds come together to realize their dreams. As a local boy at Rawley Academy on scholarship, Will discovers that he can't hide the fact that he's completely out of his element, a situation further complicated by his desire to keep ties to both worlds. As Will struggles in the world of the elite, his roommate Scout, who belongs to a prominent Kennedy-esque family, is newly exposed to the working class world when he begins a tumultuous relationship with local girl Bella. The characters embrace this time in their lives as one of hope and exhilaration, as these are the moments that will shape who they are and determine their place in the world.