is an American television drama program broadcast on the NBC television network. It debuted on September 29, 2002. The show is set mostly in Philadelphia, and partly at Lehigh University. It initially aired on Sundays at 8:00pm Eastern time, but moved to the same time on Wednesdays from March 9, 2005, to the third season finale (March 30, 2005). The show tells the story of the Pryor family of Philadelphia during the mid-1960s. Season one takes place in 1963-64, season two in 1964-65, and season three in 1965-66. The show was known as "Our Generation
" when it debuted in Australia, however it was changed back to "American Dreams
" when it returned for the second season.
The theme song "Generation" was written and performed by Emerson Hart, lead singer of the band Tonic. The song earned Hart an ASCAP award for Best Theme Song of Television in 2003. The show was the 2003 TV Land Awards "Future Classic" winner.