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It was the first series on The N to deal with such a subject relating to the primary characters.South of Nowhere was positively reviewed by Variety.Ratings for the second season were up by 35% from season 1 and on November 17, the series reached a high among teens with a 2.16 rating.Live webisodes were also created to accompany each episode in the season 2 storyline, and were seen exclusively through The N's website on the Click.
Like many of the other shows on Teen Nick, such as Degrassi: The Next Generation, this show tackled edgy and realistic subject matters for a teen drama like homosexuality, racism, abortion, adoption, homophobia, drugs, teen drinking, drug dealing, sexual identity, teen pregnancy, death, hate crimes, arrest, infidelity, contraception, college, domestic violence, stress, stepfamilies, peer pressure, sex, military and religion, love, and relationship, romance, friendship and high school.
Each episode of South of Nowhere is half an hour in length with commercials (23–25 minutes of actual program); the pilot episode was one hour (approximately 46 minutes of actual program). Many people thought that The N cut the season in half, but all they did was give South of Nowhere a four-week break.
The second season was originally set to begin on October 6, 2006, but was pushed up to September 29, 2006.
Its season premiere followed the sixth season premiere of Degrassi: The Next Generation.
One of the main focuses include the relationship between Spencer Carlin (Gabrielle Christian) and her bisexual friend, Ashley Davies (Mandy Musgrave).The close friendship between Ashley and Spencer led Spencer to question her own sexuality, a subject which created controversy before the show first aired.