life as we know it (television) Hour-long drama series on ABC; premiered on October 7, 2004 and ended on January 20, 2005. Three hormone-charged teenage boys are trying to do something even harder than losing their virginity, and that’s growing up without totally “losing it.” There’s Dino, the handsome jock with the secret sensitive side; Jonathan, the artist who sees life through a camera lens; and Ben, the straight-A student who still can’t make his parents happy. Stars Sean Faris (Dino Whitman), Jon Foster (Ben Connor), Chris Lowell (Jonathan Fields), Missy Peregym (Jackie), Kelly Osbourne (Deborah), D.B. Sweeney (Michael Whitman), Lesa Darr (Annie Whitman), Marguerite Moreau (Monica Young), Jessica Lucas (Sue). Adapted from Melvin Burgess’s novel. From Touchstone Television. For legal reasons, the show could not use capital letters in the title. Filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia. The entire series, including two episodes unaired in the United States, was released on DVD in 2005.