Air Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on UPN
Episode Title: (#101) "Secrets"
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"Secrets" -- While this twenty-something close-knit group of friends approaches the next phase of their lives, they are struggling to find themselves as they deal with the complex human relationships and friendships they encounter living in the small, hip neighborhood of Silver Lake, Calif. As Hank (James Stevenson) prepares to propose to Rose (Lauren German), their relationship is threatened when her past comes back to haunt her, including the sneaky publicist Jolene (Denise Richards) who loves to cause trouble, on the series premiere of the new drama SEX, LOVE & SECRETS, Tuesday, Sept. 27 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on UPN. David Straiton directed the episode from a script by Michael Gans & Richard Register.

Meanwhile, Nina's (Tamara Taylor) attempt at online dating makes for interesting results, including acquiring a new roommate Milo (Lucas Bryant), and Charlie's (Eric Balfour) womanizing ways get him into trouble when he unknowingly sleeps with his best friend Coop's (Omar Benson Miller) new girlfriend.

Set in the small, hip neighborhood of Silver Lake, on the outskirts of Hollywood, this fresh, edgy, new drama explores the intimate and often complex relationships of a tight-knit group of friends finding out who they are and what they want in life. A musician at heart, Hank, the sexy lead singer of the nouvelle-punk band 'Modern Apes,' has come to a crossroad in his personal and professional world. He is ready for some significant changes in order to make that life-long commitment to his girlfriend, Rose. And while she loves Hank, Rose is preoccupied with her job as a celebrity journalist and finds herself in emotional turmoil when an ex-boyfriend comes back to haunt her. Making matters worse, she is being tormented by the sexy Jolene, a pushy publicist, who has her eye on Hank.

As the endearing drummer of the band, Hank's buddy Coop always puts his friends first. But as the ultimate wingman, he has a hard time getting the girl. Quite the opposite for their friend Charlie, the charming playboy who uses his position as a hairdresser to woo women, but can't be tied down to just one. Rounding out the group is Nina, a bright, ob/gyn who has been so career-driven that she has no social life to speak of. After stumbling upon an online ad, she meets the eccentric and mysterious Milo, and uncharacteristically agrees to let him move in as her new roommate.

Denise Richards will be seen this fall making a cameo appearance in the feature film "Edmond," staring William H. Macy and Julia Stiles. Most recently, she appeared in the horror-spoof franchise "Scary Movie 3" and the independent film "Yo Puta." She achieved worldwide fame as the Bond Girl, 'Dr. Christmas Jones,' in "The World Is Not Enough." Her additional film credits include "Empire," "Undercover Brother," "Third Wheel," "Drop Dead Gorgeous," "Wild Things" and "Tail Lights Fade." She also had a cameo in "Love Actually." Richards made her big-screen debut in "Starship Troopers." On television, Richards most recently guest starred on "Two and A Half Men." She also starred in the movies "I Do (But I Don't)" and the romantic comedy "Good Advice." In addition, Richards made a memorable appearance on "Seinfeld." She first garnered critical notice as a series regular in "Against the Grain" and in the television film "In the Blink of an Eye," playing Mimi Rogers' daughter.

Eric Balfour was a series regular on "Six Feet Under" where he played Gabe. Additionally, Balfour was seen as Milo on the hit series "24." His other television credits include "NYPD Blue," "The West Wing" and "Hawaii." On the big screen, Balfour will be seen opposite Cameron Diaz in "In Her Shoes," directed by Curtis Hansen. He most recently appeared in the independent film "RX," which he starred in and produced. He will next be seen in the film "Lie with Me" which will premiere at the Toronto Film festival in the fall. His other film credits include "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," "Second Hand Lions," "American Sweethearts" and "What Women Want."

Lucas Bryant has appeared in the television movies "Playing House" and "More Sex and the Single Mom," as well as guest starred in the series "Queer as Folk," "Odyssey 5" and "The Playmakers." He has also starred in Canadian television projects, including "Crazy Canucks," "An American in Canada" and "The Eleventh Hour." Bryant has appeared on stage all over Canada in many weird and wonderful incarnations, including "The Crucible" and "The King and I."

Lauren German most recently co-starred in the remake of the film "Texas Chainsaw Massacre." Her additional film credits include "A Walk to Remember" and "Down To You," as well as the independent films "RX," "Piggy Banks," "A Midsummer Night's Rave," "Everything is Fine," "Director's Cut" and "Larceny." For television, she has starred in the movie "Surrender Dorothy," the series "Shotgun Love Dolls" and guest starred on "Going to California" and "Seventh Heaven." On stage, German starred in "Peter Pan" and "Oliver."

Omar Benson Miller most recently completed production on the feature film "Get Rich or Die Tryin'," opposite 50 Cent and Terrence Howard, and the independent drama "Rabbi." Miller also appeared in the feature "Shall We Dance," with Jennifer Lopez and Richard Gere. For television, Miller starred as a high rolling, gang leader and music mogul in the television movie "Undefeated," directed by and starring John Leguizamo. He also guest starred on "The West Wing" and "Karen Sisco." Fresh from graduating and being chosen by San Jose State as the best male actor of his class, Miller landed a highly coveted role in Curtis Hanson's film "8 Mile," opposite Eminem and Mekhi Pfeifer.

James Stevenson grew up on a small horse farm in Tolland, Conn. and spent three years working at a local garage in his hometown. He then moved to New York City where he performed in many local stage productions as well as guest starred on an episode of "Hope & Faith."

Tamara Taylor was a series regular on "Party of Five" as the love interest of the character portrayed by Matthew Fox. She also appeared with Blair Underwood in "City of Angels," opposite Paula Marshall in "Hidden Hills," and along with Halle Berry in the television movie, "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge." She has also guest starred on "CSI: Miami," "Six Feet Under," "Without a Trace," "The District," "Becker," "Dawson's Creek," "Providence" and "Everwood." She made her feature film debut in the romantic comedy "Senseless," opposite Marlon Wayans. Most recently, she starred in "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" and this fall will be seen in "Serenity."

SEX, LOVE & SECRETS is produced by the Axelrod/Edwards Company, in association with Paramount Network Television. Jonathan Axelrod, Kelly Edwards and Daniel Cerone ("Clubhouse") are executive producers. Michael Gans & Richard Register ("Celebrity Deathmatch") are creators, co-executive producers and writers.

Jolene: Denise Richards
Charlie: Eric Balfour
Milo: Lucas Bryant
Coop: Omar Benson Miller
Rose: Lauren German
Hank: James Stevenson
Nina: Tamara Taylor
Billy: Dylan Bruno
Gabrielle: Katie Cassidy
Momma: Kevin Chamberlin
Meg: Nadia Bjorlin
Arturo: Robert Lasardo
Bartender: Ellen Hollman

RATING: To Be Announced

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