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Privileged
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Privileged opening title credit.
Format Comedy-drama
Starring Joanna García
Lucy Hale
Ashley Newbrough
Michael Cassidy
Allan Louis
Brian Hallisay
Kristina Apgar
Anne Archer
Country of origin  United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 18 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Rina Mimoun
Bob Levy
Leslie Morgenstein
Location(s) Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Running time 42 minutes (60 including commercials)
Broadcast
Original channel The CW
Original run September 9, 2008 – February 24, 2009

Privileged is an American television drama that premiered on The CW Television Network in the USA and Citytv in Canada on September 9, 2008. The series stars former Reba star Joanna García and is based on the Alloy Entertainment book How To Teach Filthy Rich Girls by best-selling author Zoey Dean.[1]

The series was originally to share the same name as the book,[2] but the name was announced at the Upfronts[3] as Surviving The Filthy Rich and later changed again to Privileged on June 24, 2008.[4]

It was announced that The CW will be airing repeats of Privileged during summer 2009. Although there was talk of bringing the show back midseason, on May 19th it was announced that The CW won't bring back the show for a second season.[5]

Contents

Plot

Twenty-three-year-old Megan Smith (Joanna García) has a Yale education, a relentlessly positive attitude, and a plan to conquer the world of journalism, despite the fact that she is slaving away at a tabloid rag. Megan's plan is thrown off course when, in one whirlwind day, she gets fired, meets cosmetics mogul Laurel Limoges (Anne Archer), and becomes the live-in tutor for Laurel’s twin teen granddaughters in the heady Palm Beach, Florida, a world of wealth and power. The girls, Rose (Lucy Hale) and Sage (Ashley Newbrough), are beautiful, rebellious, and less-than-thrilled with their new tutor, but Megan is determined to win them over as she enjoys the perks of her new job: breathtaking private suite, gorgeous convertible, and live-in chef Marco (Allan Louis). Even the neighbors are fabulous in Palm Beach and Megan quickly catches the eye of Will (Brian Hallisay), the wealthy and attractive dilettante who lives on the estate next door and just happens to be dating Megan’s estranged sister, Lily (Kristina Apgar). Completing this romantic quadrangle is Megan's best friend, Charlie (Michael Cassidy), who is secretly in love with her. Despite her own complicated romantic and family relationships, Megan is committed to making a difference in the lives of her two headstrong charges as she navigates the treacherous waters of high society in Palm Beach.

The series is from Tzipporah and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Rina Mimoun, Bob Levy and Leslie Morgenstein. Michael Engler directed the pilot.[1]

Cast and characters

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Characters

Character descriptions

Megan Smith (Joanna Garcia) is a frustrated writer, with a degree from a highclass university. In the first episode she leaves her job at a New York womans magazine, because career advancement within the magazine only gives her the option to write about subjects she considers banal, rather than opening her up to the freedom of topic she had been expecting. However, a stroke of networking luck means that her former boss can secure her a position as a tutor with a wealthy and well-respected family. This family happen to live on the rich side of her hometown, but despite moving back so near, the only local person she tells is her best friend Charlie. She has a rocky relationship with her sister Lily, and due to a tough family life, is very wary of getting back in touch with her father, even asking her sister to cover for her, once Lily discovers Megan back in town. Megan befriends her neighbour named Will, who initally appears to be a potential love-interest, until Lily starts dating him. Megan has been hurt in the past, and therefore projects her need for a family onto Sage and Rose, the twins she is tutoring, whilst idolising their Grandmother Laurel, hoping to write her biography. The main drama comes from Megans misplaced need for affection, as she attempts to fix others problems instead of fixing the exact same ones in her own life.

Rose Baker (Lucy Kate Hale) Rose begins as the quieter twin, but has a lot in common with Megan, as she also likes to try and make everyone happy, instead of thinking about her own problems. She attempts to fix things through lying, for example, after Lily appears to steal one of her tennis bracelets, and is accused in public by Megan, she lies and says she lent it to a friend named Precious and simply forgot about it, thinking that would cause Megan and Lily to make up. She looks up to her sister Sage to the extent that she has no true outside friends, as she thinks her relationship with her sister is all she needs in life.

Sage Baker (Ashley Newborough)Sage is extremely protective of Rose, and also lets no-one else in between them. She takes the opposite road to Rose, in the sense that she is so focused on a career as a model/singer/whatever the publicist thinks she can do, that she doesn't realise how important school is to Rose, and that Rose is simply not as intelligent as her. She thinks she has Rose's best interests at heart, and means well, but where Rose meddles to make things better for others, Sage meddles to make things better for herself, thinking that she knows best.She is also in love with a cook called Luis.

Charlie Hogan (Michael Cassidy) Works at The Crab Shack. Megans 'Best Friend', despite the fact that out of five years that they have been friends, she has been away at university for three of those. Megan uses him as someone to complain to, and he obliges. He thinks he is in love with her initially, but when he meets Mandy, a girl who will talk straight instead of thinking about other's feelings too much, she helps him realise that he just uses Megan as an excuse not to move into new relationships, and by idolising her and never saying how he feels, he does not ever have to deal with the reality of a grownup relationship.

Marco Giordani (Allan Louis) The chef at the Baker house, who never appears to sleep, and is always on-hand to provide advice for Megan. Even though he is mildly irritated at her inability to understand that he is always working when she asks, and he has a life beyond the house, her dramas do keep him amusingly diverted. He is gay, but aside from that we never learn about his outside life.

Will Davis (Brian Hallisay) lives next door to the Baker house. He initally dates Lily, but once her character is compromised, and he cannot trust her, he begins to set his sights on Megan. He wants to be taken for more than the Son of a Billionaire, and so rather than get a job from his dad, he works as a runner for a top photographer, although Megan accidentally ruins this opportunity with her 'Nervous Talking'.

Lily Smith (Kristina Apagar) is the opposide of Megan. She reacted in a different way to Megan - where difficulties made Megan throw herself into work, Lily rebelled, seemingly waiting for someone to stop her. She is continually on the defensive, and like Megan, doesn't trust easily.

Laurel Limoges (Anne Archer) Laurel is the grandmother of Rose and Sage Baker. She is very busy, running an international makeup company named Limoges, having taken the twins into her care after the parents died. She is also slow to open up, due to the tragedy of her daughter's death, but this has caused a rift between her and her granddaughters, one she takes a very long time to realise. She is also hiding a family secret, one which Megan will uncover later into the series.

Episodes

Season 1: 2008-2009

The CW had been pleased with the show's performance, extending its original season on order by five episodes, bringing the episode total up to 18.[7]

The CW aired[8] new episodes of Privileged on Mondays, December 1 and 8th, 2008. However, those episodes were also rebroadcast the following night at 9 pm/ET, in the show's usual time slot, and Privileged continued midseason in the same Tuesday timeslot beginning January 6, 2009[9].

Unfinished Storylines

Due to the unexpected termination of the series, several unanswered questions remain.

- The lawsuit regarding Laurel

 Elise Vancouver filed a court case against Laurel, which remained unanswered by the end of the series.

- Rose and Sage's university entrances

 Whether or not Rose and Sage ended up in Duke remained unanswered

- Megan's mother's fate

 Having run away, Megan's mother's intentions of doing so and with her stolen $25000 remained unanswered

- Megan's new boyfriend

 Megan's affair with another man was screened at the very last minute of the final episode.

- Charlie's future

 We see no more of Charlie in the final episode.

U.S. Nielsen ratings

The below tables display U.S. Nielsen Ratings for first-run showings of Privileged.

Seasonal ratings

Season Timeslot (EDT) Premiere Finale Rating Share 18-49 Rating/Share Season Rank Viewers (m)
1 Tuesday 9:00PM (September 9, 2008 - November 18, 2008) September 9, 2008 February 24, 2009 1.3 2.1 0.9/2 #177 1.9 <[10]
Monday 9:00PM (December 1, 2008 - December 8, 2008)
Tuesday 9:00PM (January 6, 2009 - February 24, 2009)

Weekly ratings

Fast National Ratings

# Episode Air Date Rating Share 18-49 (Rating/Share) Viewers (m)
1 "Pilot" [FN 1] [FN 2] September 9, 2008 2.1 3 1.3/3 2.93
2 "All About Honesty" [FN 3] September 16, 2008 1.8 3 1.1/3 2.43
3 "All About What You Really, Really Want" [FN 4] [FN 5] September 23, 2008 1.7 2 0.9/2 1.86
4 "All About the Power Position" [FN 6] [FN 7] September 30, 2008 1.8 3 0.9/3 1.88
5 "All About Friends and Family" [FN 8] October 7, 2008 1.6 2 1.1/3 2.33
6 "All About Appearances" [FN 9] [FN 10] October 21, 2008 1.1 2 0.7/2 1.47
7 "All About the Haves and the Have-Nots" [FN 11] [FN 12] October 28, 2008 1.5 2 1.1/3 2.16
8 "All About Defining Yourself" [FN 13] [FN 14] November 4, 2008 1.7 2 1.1/3 2.26
9 "All About Insecurities" [FN 15] [FN 16] November 11, 2008 1.4 2 0.9/2 1.87
10 "All About Overcompensating" [FN 17] [FN 18] November 18, 2008 1.2 2 0.8/2 1.58
11 "All About Love, Actually" [FN 19] [FN 20] December 1, 2008 1.4 2 1.0/2 2.20
12 "All About the Ripple Effect" [FN 21] [FN 22] December 8, 2008 1.3 2 1.0/2 1.90
13 "All About What Lies Beneath" [FN 23] [FN 24] January 6, 2009 1.1 2 0.8/2 1.74
14 "All About Tough Love" [FN 25] [FN 26] January 13, 2009 0.8 1 0.5/1 1.13
15 "All About the Big Picture" [FN 27] [FN 28] January 20, 2009 1.2 2 0.8/2 1.66
16 "All About Confessions" [FN 29] [FN 30] February 3, 2009 1.2 2 0.8/2 1.69
17 "All About Betrayal" [FN 31] [FN 32] February 10, 2009 1.2 2 0.7/2 1.52
18 "All About a Brand New You" [FN 33] February 24, 2009 1.1 2 0.8/2 1.66

Final Weekly Ratings

# Episode Air Date Rating Share 18-49 (Rating/Share) Viewers (m)
1 "Pilot" [FW 1] [FW 2] September 9, 2008 1.9 3 1.2/3 2.64
2 "All About Honesty" [FW 3] [FW 4] September 16, 2008 1.7 3 1.1/3 2.43
3 "All About What You Really, Really Want" [FW 5] [FW 6] September 23, 2008 2.2 3 0.8/2 1.81
4 "All About The Power Position" [FW 7] [FW 8] September 30, 2008 1.3 2 0.9/2 1.87
5 "All About Friends and Family" [FW 9] [FW 10] October 7, 2008 1.6 2 1.1/2 2.29
6 "All About Appearances" [FW 11] [FW 12] October 21, 2008 1.1 2 0.7/2 1.45
7 "All About the Haves and the Have-Nots" [FW 13] [FW 14] October 28, 2008 1.4 2 0.9/2 1.92
8 "All About Defining Yourself" [FW 15] [FW 16] November 4, 2008 1.2 2 0.9/2 1.85
9 "All About Insecurities" [FW 17] [FW 18] November 11, 2008 1.4 2 0.9/2 1.86
10 "All About Overcompensating" [FW 19] November 18, 2008 1.1 2 - 1.55
11 "All About Love, Actually" [FW 20] December 1, 2008 1.4 2 1.0/2 2.20
12 "All About the Ripple Effect" [FW 21] December 8, 2008 1.3 2 1.0/2 1.91
13 "All About What Lies Beneath" [FW 22] January 6, 2009 1.1 2 0.8/2 1.67
14 "All About Tough Love" [FW 23] [FW 24] January 13, 2009 0.8 1 0.5/1 1.12
15 "All About the Big Picture" [FW 25] [FW 26] January 20, 2009 1.1 2 0.7/1 1.61
16 "All About Confessions" [FW 27] [FW 28] February 3, 2009 1.2 2 0.8/2 1.65
17 "All About Betrayal" [FW 29] [FW 30] February 10, 2009 1.1 2 0.6/2 1.40
18 "All About a Brand New You" [FW 31] [FW 32] February 24, 2009 1.0 2 0.7/2 1.53

DVR Ratings

# Episode Air Date Live+7 (m) Persons Live (000s) Time Shifted (000s) Percent increase from Live to Live+7
1 "Pilot" September 9, 2008 3,010 2,496 514 20.6
2 "All About Honesty" September 16, 2008 2,694 2,273 421 18.5
3 "All About What You Really Really Want" September 23, 2008 2,143 1,648 495 30.0
4 "All About The Power Position" September 30, 2008 2,212 1,692 520 30.7
5 "All About Friends and Family" October 7, 2008 2,597 2,124 473 22.3
6 "All About Appearances" October 21, 2008 1,837 1,340 497 37.1
7 "All About The Haves and Have-Nots" October 28, 2008 2,243 1,772 471 26.6
8 "All About Defining Yourself" November 4, 2008 2,334 1,679 655 39.0
9 "All About Insecurities" November 11, 2008 2,213 1,857 558 25.2

International Airings

ETC in the Philippines airs this program every Fridays at 10:00PM.

References

Main References

Fast National Ratings References

Final Weekly Ratings References

  1. ^ Week of 9/8/2008 pifeedback.com
  2. ^ Weekly Comparison for 9/16/2008 entertainmentnow.wordpress.com
  3. ^ Week of 9/15/2008 pifeedback.com
  4. ^ Weekly Comparison for 9/23/2008 entertainmentnow.wordpress.com
  5. ^ Week of 9/22/2008 pifeedback.com
  6. ^ Weekly Comparison for 9/30/2008 entertainmentnow.wordpress.com
  7. ^ Week of 9/29/2008 pifeedback.com
  8. ^ Weekly Comparison for 10/7/2008 entertainmentnow.wordpress.com
  9. ^ Week of 10/6/2008 pifeedback.com
  10. ^ Weekly Comparison for 10/14/2008 entertainmentnow.wordpress.com
  11. ^ Week of 10/20/2008 pifeedback.com
  12. ^ Weekly Comparison for 10/28/2008 entertainmentnow.wordpress.com
  13. ^ Week of 10/27/2008 pifeedback.com
  14. ^ Weekly Comparison for 11/4/2008 entertainmentnow.wordpress.com
  15. ^ Week of 11/3/2008 pifeedback.com
  16. ^ Weekly Comparison for 11/11/2008 entertainmentnow.wordpress.com
  17. ^ Week of 11/10/2008 pifeedback.com
  18. ^ Week of 11/10/2008 TVbythenumbers.com
  19. ^ Top CW Primetime Shows, November 17-23 TVbythenumbers.com
  20. ^ Weekly Comparison for 12/9/2008 entertainmentnow.wordpress.com
  21. ^ Weekly Comparison for 12/15/2008 entertainmentnow.wordpress.com
  22. ^ Weekly Comparison for 1/13/2009 entertainmentnow.wordpress.com
  23. ^ Top CW Primetime Shows, January 12-18 TVbythenumbers.com
  24. ^ Weekly Comparison for 1/20/2009 entertainmentnow.wordpress.com
  25. ^ Top CW Primetime Shows, January 19-25 TVbythenumbers.com
  26. ^ Weekly Comparison for 1/27/2009 entertainmentnow.wordpress.com
  27. ^ Top CW Primetime Shows, February 2-8 TVbythenumbers.com
  28. ^ Weekly Comparison for 2/10/2009 entertainmentnow.wordpress.com
  29. ^ Top CW Primetime Shows, February 9-15 TVbythenumbers.com
  30. ^ Weekly Comparison for 2/24/2009 entertainmentnow.wordpress.com
  31. ^ Top CW Primetime Shows, February 3-March 1 TVbythenumbers.com
  32. ^ Weekly Comparison for 3/3/2009 entertainmentnow.wordpress.com

External links


Privileged
File:Privileged
Opening title credit
Format Comedy-drama
Starring Joanna García
Lucy Hale
Ashley Newbrough
Michael Cassidy
Allan Louis
Brian Hallisay
Kristina Apgar
Anne Archer
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 18 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Rina Mimoun
Bob Levy
Leslie Morgenstein
Running time 42 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel The CW
Original run September 9, 2008 (2008-09-09) – February 24, 2009 (2009-02-24)

Privileged is an American television drama that premiered on The CW Television Network in the USA and Citytv in Canada on September 9, 2008. The series stars former Reba star Joanna García and is based on the Alloy Entertainment book How To Teach Filthy Rich Girls by Zoey Dean.[1] The series was originally to share the same name as the book,[2] but the name was announced at the Upfronts[3] as Surviving The Filthy Rich and later changed again to Privileged on June 24, 2008.[4] It was produced by Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Paramount Network Television with executive producers Rina Mimoun, Bob Levy and Leslie Morgenstein. Michael Engler directed the pilot.[1]

On May 19, 2009, it was announced that The CW would not be renewing the series for a second season.[5]

Contents

Plot

Twenty-three-year-old Megan Smith (Joanna García) has a Yale education, a relentlessly positive attitude, and a plan to conquer the world of journalism, despite the fact that she is slaving away at a tabloid rag. Megan's plan is thrown off course when, in one whirlwind day, she gets fired, meets cosmetics mogul Laurel Limoges (Anne Archer), and becomes the live-in tutor for Laurel’s twin teen granddaughters in the heady Palm Beach, Florida, a world of wealth and power. The girls, Rose (Lucy Hale) and Sage (Ashley Newbrough), are beautiful, rebellious, and less-than-thrilled with their new tutor, but Megan is determined to win them over as she enjoys the perks of her new job: breathtaking private suite, gorgeous convertible, and live-in chef Marco (Allan Louis). Even the neighbors are fabulous in Palm Beach and Megan quickly catches the eye of Will (Brian Hallisay), the wealthy and attractive dilettante who lives on the estate next door and just happens to be dating Megan’s estranged sister, Lily (Kristina Apgar). Completing this romantic quadrangle is Megan's best friend, Charlie (Michael Cassidy), who is secretly in love with her. Despite her own complicated romantic and family relationships, Megan is committed to making a difference in the lives of her two headstrong charges as she navigates the treacherous waters of high society in Palm Beach. During a pool party Megan questions the friendships Rose and Sage have with others, as Sage is drugged by her "friends." Megan notes that Rose and Sage have a close relationship, such as she would like to have with her sister Lily. It is unfortunate that Lily constantly acts wrongly, she steals a tennis bracelet of Rose's at the pool party though Rose tries to pretend she lent it to her friend Precious. Will often comes to speak with Marco and eats breakfast at the house. Will meets Lily in the first episode as she is invited by Sage to a party (in the hopes to torture Megan). Lily 'hooks up' with Will, Megan sees them kissing on the beach and assumes they are dating. Will later confirms the 'causal' nature of their relationship indicating that they slept together when they met and continue to do so when thrown together. Megan's manager at the tabloid suggests her to Laurel who is a friend.

Cast and characters

Episodes

The CW was pleased with the show's initial performance, and in November 2008, extended its original season on order by five episodes, bringing the episode total up to 18.[7]

The show's original timeslot was Tuesdays at 9 pm, where the CW aired the first ten episodes. The next two episodes of Privileged were tested in a new timeslot, on Mondays, December 1 and 8th, 2008, at 9 pm.[8] However, those episodes were also rebroadcast the following night at 9 pm/ET, in the show's usual time slot, and Privileged continued midseason in the same Tuesday timeslot beginning January 6, 2009.[9]

Episodes Originally aired Season Premiere Season Finale Timeslot DVD release date
Region 1 Discs Region 2 Discs
18 2008–2009 September 9, 2008 February 24, 2009 Tuesday 8/7c TBA TBA TBA TBA

# Title Writer(s) Director Original airdate

1 "Pilot" Rina MimounMichael EnglerSeptember 9, 2008 (2008-09-09)
Megan Smith, a recent graduate from Yale University unable to find success in the journalism field, accepts a job offer from Laurel Limoges - tutoring her two snobby, stuck-up billionaire twin granddaughters with the hopes of getting them into Duke University. 
2 "All About Honesty" Rina MimounMichael EnglerSeptember 16, 2008 (2008-09-16)
Megan is ecstatic to be attending a gala event of the rich and famous where Laurel introduces her to several influential individuals. However, the event turns sour when Megan gets into a heated argument with her sister Lily, Rose spots her ex-boyfriend with another girl, and Megan has to rescue both Rose and Sage after the two get caught driving without a license. 
3 "All About What You Really, Really Want" Anna FrickeNick MarckSeptember 23, 2008 (2008-09-23)
After Rose is told that she must repeat her freshman year of high school due to poor grades, Megan visits the headmaster and tries to get her a second chance. However, a connection sparks between the headmaster and Megan and she later accepts a date with him - causing Charlie to feel jealous. 
4 "All About the Power Position" Rina Mimoun & Christopher FifeDavid PaymerSeptember 30, 2008 (2008-09-30)
Megan is shocked when she finds an adult DVD in Rose's bookbag, but even more shocked when Rose reveals that she is not a virgin and is planning on having sex with her current boyfriend. Meanwhile, Sage invites Lily out to a restaurant to dig up dirt on Megan and the two end up drinking together, something that infuriates Megan. Finally, Megan is worried when she thinks that Jacob might be losing interest in her. 
5 "All About Friends and Family" Michael ReiszJoanna KernsOctober 7, 2008 (2008-10-07)
Laurel gives Megan the task of chaperoning the twins' pool party, thus forcing her to cancel plans for a spa weekend with Jacob. Meanwhile, Charlie confesses to Marco that he is in love with Megan, and Megan is convinced by Rose to invite Lily to the pool party but when things start to go wrong when Rose's tennis bracelet gets stolen and Megan blames Lily. Guest Star:Lauren Conrad 
6 "All About Appearances" Christopher FifeJanice Cooke-LeonardOctober 21, 2008 (2008-10-21)
Megan's relationship issues with the opposite sex reach a new level when she realizes that Jacob is still interested in his ex-girlfriend and Charlie decides to put the brakes on their friendship. Meanwhile, Laurel is persuaded by Megan to include Sage and Rose in her marketing campaign. 
7 "All About the Haves and the Have-Nots" David BabcockLiz FriedlanderOctober 28, 2008 (2008-10-28)
Megan finally decides to reunite with her father and invites him over for dinner at the mansion. Meanwhile, Lily is caught by Sage in a compromising position, and Charlie and Megan's friendship may be over after the two have a major confrontation. 
8 "All About Defining Yourself" Jenny LynnPaul LazarusNovember 4, 2008 (2008-11-04)
Megan discovers surprising information about Laurel's past. Meanwhile, Sage and Rose get a publicist to help them with their fame and popularity. 
9 "All About Insecurities" Scott WeingerMichael EnglerNovember 11, 2008 (2008-11-11)
Sage and Rose's publicist gets them gigs at the opening of a hot nightclub, where Rose sings and Sage plays the guitar. 
10 "All About Overcompensating" Michael ReiszNorman BuckleyNovember 18, 2008 (2008-11-18)
Megan and Will finally begin dating, but the relationship faces early challenges when Megan discovers that Will is dating other women at the same time. Meanwhile, Rose begins to go to extreme measures to maintain good grades after doing badly on an English exam. 
11 "All About Love, Actually" Margaux FroleyMichael EnglerDecember 1, 2008 (2008-12-01)
Megan decides to punish Rose for planning to cheat on her final by grounding her. Meanwhile, Laurel rekindles an old flame, Charlie has doubts about living with Mandy, and Marco gets a new partner in the kitchen. 
12 "All About the Ripple Effect" David Babcock & Rina MimounRon LagomarsinoDecember 8, 2008 (2008-12-08)
Just as she's finally beginning to adjust to having a relationship with her father, Megan receives an unexpected visit from her mother. Meanwhile, Sage fights her feelings for Luis, and Will finds it difficult to comprehend Megan's family issues. 
13 "All About What Lies Beneath" Anna FrickeLiz FriedlanderJanuary 6, 2009 (2009-01-06)
Megan finally confronts her mother without any sugarcoating about how she really feels about being abandoned. Meanwhile, Sage and Rose plan a charity event for Cuban refugees as an excuse for Sage to spend more time with Luis. Also, Charlie goes back to school, but Mandy becomes jealous when she learns that he will be studying with Megan. Finally, Megan learns that Lily is being held in prison. 
14 "All About Tough Love" Rina Mimoun & Christopher FifeDavid PaymerJanuary 13, 2009 (2009-01-13)
Upon learning that Lily is in prison, Megan rushes to her aid and discovers the reasoning behind her sister's imprisonment. Nonetheless, Will offers to bail Lily out, but Arthur refuses the help as a means to teach his daughter a lesson. Meanwhile, Rose aids Sage in picking out an expensive gift for Luis, but his reaction is nothing like what the twins had anticipated. 
15 "All About the Big Picture" Natasha GatyMichael SchultzJanuary 20, 2009 (2009-01-20)
Will encourages Megan to distance herself from her family's problems and introduces her to his parents. Meanwhile, Rose and Zachary encounter a bump in their relationship when he discovers a picture of her, Sage, Pete Wentz, and Max, Rose's ex, hanging out at a nightclub. 
16 "All About Confessions" Jenny LynDavid PaymerFebruary 3, 2009 (2009-02-03)
Charlie tells Megan he's going to school in California and kisses her after revealing his feelings for her. Later, Will angrily confronts Charlie at his going-away party after learning what happened and the two come to blows. Elsewhere, Rose uncovers a family secret when she is approached by Miles' daughter, Elyse; and Sage fears Luis will be disappointed to learn she's a virgin, until she discovers he's deeply religious and thus does not believe in pre-marital sex. Luis also invites Sage to church, which causes her to relive her grief over her parents' death and leads to a startling confession. 
17 "All About Betrayal" Scott Weinger & David BabcockRon LagomarsinoFebruary 10, 2009 (2009-02-10)
Will's father starts a magazine based on Megan and Will's idea, but the pair finds the editor-in-chief difficult to please; Marco goes to drastic measures to win Keith back, but he learns that Keith is now dating a longtime friend; Rose discovers the truth about the identity of her real grandfather, and, along with Sage, they confront Laurel; and Sage confesses her own secret that affects her relationship with Rose dramatically. 
18 "All About a Brand New You" Rina MimounDavid PaymerFebruary 24, 2009 (2009-02-24)
In the season finale, as Marco and Keith plan for their wedding, Rose and Sage's relationship takes a bad turn when Rose decides to ditch their annual plans for spring break and Sage becomes upset. Zachary too feels that Rose is changing rather quickly, and worries about the future of their relationship. Megan and Will break up after a fight, but Will soon recants. Megan discovers she had a one-night stand. Kathy Griffin guest stars as Marco and Keith's wedding planner. 

The season ends with the caption "To be continued ..." However, The CW cancelled the show on May 19, 2009.[10]

Ratings

Privileged finished #177 on the annual rankings with average ratings of 1.9 million viewers.[11]

# Episode Air Date Live+7 (m) Persons Live (000s) Time Shifted (000s) Percent increase from Live to Live+7
1 "Pilot" September 9, 2008 3,010 2,496 514 20.6
2 "All About Honesty" September 16, 2008 2,694 2,273 421 18.5
3 "All About What You Really Really Want" September 23, 2008 2,143 1,648 495 30.0
4 "All About The Power Position" September 30, 2008 2,212 1,692 520 30.7
5 "All About Friends and Family" October 7, 2008 2,597 2,124 473 22.3
6 "All About Appearances" October 21, 2008 1,837 1,340 497 37.1
7 "All About The Haves and Have-Nots" October 28, 2008 2,243 1,772 471 26.6
8 "All About Defining Yourself" November 4, 2008 2,334 1,679 655 39.0
9 "All About Insecurities" November 11, 2008 2,213 1,857 558 25.2

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