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. South of Nowhere, It's not where you've been, it's where you're going. South of Nowhere is a show that deals in honest, authentic and compelling ways with issues all families and adolescents confront including: identity, self-discovery, sexual identity, racial identity, family, faith, parental expectations and peer pressure, among others.
Embark on the journey of self discovery with the Carlin Family in season 1 of South of Nowhere. As Spencer and her family adjust to their new life in LA, they find themselves unprepared for the fast paced, ethnically rich, "anything goes" environment. It's about growing up and taking responsibility for your choices, your beliefs and your heart.
Continue the journey with the South of Nowhere gang. As Spencer and her family settle into life in southern California, Spencer struggles to come out to her family about her relationship with Ashley while Aiden struggles with his feelings as he realizes that he is still in love with Ashley. Through life's unexpected twists and turns, Spencer, Ashley, Aiden, Clay, Glen and friends continue trying to define themselves and make sense of their lives.
Tragedy takes hold at the start of South of Nowhere's third and final season as the prom-night shooting claims its victims and Spencer and Ashley struggle to make sense of their relationship in the aftermath. For Ashley this means dropping out of school, grabbing Kyla and leaving home to find herself and start anew in the world outside. But will she only find herself falling back into old habits and old relationships? Meanwhile this leaves Spencer to face being the "out" girl in school without Ash to protect her. Will the series' end see Spencer and Ashley reunited, or will life have other plans for this star-crossed couple? Got it all figured out? Think again.