Dawson's Creek
Dawson's Creek is an American teen drama
Teen drama
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 television series which debuted on January 20, 1998, on The WB Television Network
The WB Television Network
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 and was produced by Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television
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. The show is set in the fictional seaside town of Capeside, Massachusetts
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, and in Boston, Massachusetts, during the later seasons. It portrays the fictional lives of a close-knit group of teenagers through high school and college.

Reruns of the show are often seen in Australia on TV1
TV1 (Australia)
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, in Canada on TVtropolis
TVtropolis is a Canadian English language Category A specialty channel owned by Shaw Media and Rogers Media.The channel operates two time shifted feeds: East and West .-Programming:...

, in Norway on TV3, in Denmark on TV2 Zulu, in the UK on Sony Entertainment Television
Sony Entertainment Television (UK & Ireland)
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, in France on TMC, in Greece on Macedonia TV
Macedonia TV
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, in Romania on Digi Film, in India on Zee Café
Zee Cafe
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, in Indonesia on TPI and Global TV
Global TV (Indonesia)
Global TV is an Indonesian private television station based in West Jakarta. It is established in early January 1, 1998 and first went on air on January 1, 2001 with MTV programming....

, in Italy on Italia 1
Italia 1
Italia 1 is an Italian commercial television channel on the Mediaset network. It is oriented especially at young people.Italia 1 was launched in January 1982 and, originally, was owned by Rusconi; after a few months, however, due to the aggressive dumping practices of Silvio Berlusconi's rival...

, in Spain on LaOtra
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, in Lithuania on TV3
TV3 Lithuania
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, in Latin America
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 on Liv, and in the Middle East
Middle East
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 on MBC4 and on the Orbit - Showtime Network (OSN).
Aimed at a teenage audience, the semi-autobiographical show is based on the small-town childhood of its creator Kevin Williamson.