ADDITIONAL NOTES: a show on hiatus for longer than 12 months - without any news about its future - is assumed to be canceled
DESCRIPTION: (from BBC America's web site, September 2008) Fast paced and issue-based, Hollyoaks has been a hit teen drama for a decade in the UK. BBC AMERICA picks up the story in the build-up to a pivotal plot point in which escaped convict Sam Owen, who was convicted of date rape, wreaks his revenge on Hollyoaks by inflicting death and destruction at the local pub, The Dog. Sam's brother Russ is trying to get on with his life following Sam's conviction. He's returning to Hollyoaks Community College to study for a Masters and he's got a new girlfriend, Sophie, although it seems like he still holds a candle for his ex, Mercedes. Becca, a married teacher at Hollyoaks, is pregnant. She's been having an affair with one of her former students, Justin. He's spending time with his sisters, Mel and Sophie, talking about how he'll feel when the baby arrives...if it is his baby. These stories continue to develop in the lead up to the devastating fire at The Dog, an event that will leave a scar on the face of Hollyoaks for years to come. In the ensuing episodes, the community will rally round to help the survivors and life goes on bringing with it a whole new set of problems and dramas for its inhabitants.