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17 Things You May Not Know About "The O.C."

In honor of the show's 10-year anniversary.

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2. When Adam Brody auditioned, Josh Schwartz said he hated him and wanted him to get out.

Adam had been auditioning for several pilots that day and hadn't come prepared. After a month with no Seth Cohen, they eventually called Brody back and he got the part.


7. The producers almost didn't use the iconic Phantom Planet song for the intro.

They thought it was too mainstream, but they added the song because they needed to show the network something before the pilot premiered. Everyone ended up loving it, so they used "California" for the theme song.


All facts via Hitfix and IMDb.