On Aug. 5, 2003, a little teen sudser that would become a sensation premiered on Fox; to celebrate the anniversary, creator Josh Schwartz tells EW where he imagines all the characters are today, plus we check in on the cast
The Character: Though he's now owner of the Newport Group and the resident of a gated community, the ex-bad boy hasn't forgotten his roots: Ryan focuses on urban planning for lower-income neighborhoods. (He even brought a P.F. Chang's to Chino!) And while the architect and perky Taylor Townsend (Autumn Reeser) didn't stay together, there's still romance in Ryan's future. ''Recently, Ryan was seated next to Alex Kelly, Olivia Wilde's character, on a flight,'' Schwartz says. ''They have a first date scheduled for Friday.''
The Actor: McKenzie recently wrapped cop series Southland, which was canceled this year after five seasons. He also appears in the 2013 indie film Goodbye World. Unfortunately, a legal pilot McKenzie shot for CBS this spring The Advocates,, costarring Mandy Moore wasn't picked up for the fall.
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