USA High
GenreTeen comedy
Created byLeslie Eberhard
Peter Engel
Written byBernie Ancheta
Paul Corrigan
Paul Dell
Leslie Eberhard
Ken Kuta
Steve Slavkin
Noah Taft
Brad Walsh
Directed byMary Lou Belli
Frank Bonner
Gary Shimokawa
StarringJosh Holland
Elena Lyons
Thomas Magiar
Marquita Terry
James Madio (season 1)
Kristen Miller
Angela Visser
Nicholas Guest
William James Jones (season 2)
Theme music composerEva King
Opening theme"Rockin' At USA High"
ComposerEva King
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes95
Executive producerPeter Engel
ProducersBernie Ancheta
Peter Engel
Sue Feyk
Rob Hammersley
Carl Kurlander
Ken Kuta
Robert Tarlow
EditorsRobert Bramwell
Terry M. Pickford
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22–24 minutes
Production companiesPeter Engel Productions
Rysher Entertainment
NBC Enterprises
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
CBS Television Distribution
Original networkUSA
Original releaseAugust 4, 1997 (1997-08-04) –
June 10, 1999 (1999-06-10)

USA High is an American teen sitcom that ran on USA from August 1997 to June 1999, ending after 95 episodes. The series revolves around six friends enrolled at the American Academy boarding school in Paris, France.[1]

Background Information

USA High ran for a total of 95 episodes. Season 1 consisted of 75 episodes and ran from August 4, 1997[2] through November 1998. Season 2 consisted of 20 episodes and aired from November 1998 until June 1999. It was rerun on USA Network through August 4, 2001.

USA High was originally conceived to be a part of NBC's Saturday morning TNBC lineup.[citation needed] The series' executive producer was Peter Engel, who was also responsible for the Saved by the Bell franchise, California Dreams, City Guys, and Hang Time.[3] Its co-executive producers were Leslie Eberhard and Steve Slavkin (who was co-executive producer for the series' first 25 episodes only). The series was one of two post-Saved by the Bell: The College Years series executive produced by Engel that did not air as part of the TNBC lineup, Malibu, CA being the other.



Main article: List of USA High episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
175August 4, 1997 (1997-08-04)November 13, 1998 (1998-11-13)
220November 16, 1998 (1998-11-16)June 11, 1999 (1999-06-11)


  1. ^ Lee Harris (August 3, 1997). "School adjustments in a big way on 'USA High'; Fox twists afternoons around; Homer hits CBS". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2016-04-09. USA High is a new show about a group of American high school students from different backgrounds who attend the American School in Paris...
  2. ^ Ray Richmond (May 8, 1997). "ORIGINAL 'INVASION'". Variety. Retrieved 2016-05-24. USA also is launching the off-net premiere of “Walker, Texas Ranger” on Aug. 4, the same date it rolls out its weekday afternoon (5-6 p.m.) teen block of “Saved By the Bell: The New Class” and the comedy “USA High.” The network has ordered 91 episodes of “Class,” 75 of “High.”
  3. ^ "Engel reups, grows up". Variety. September 23, 1997. Retrieved 2016-05-24. The arrangement, nonexclusive to NBC, also includes Engel’s “USA High” airing on the USA Network.