Aired originally on Nine Network, for three episodes before being taken off air due to lack of advertising, promotion and therefore poor ratings. Later in the year Network Ten picked up the show and owns the rights today.
Season 3 can be seen on Network Ten, Tuesday at 8:30 pm.
The complete first and second seasons are available on DVD.
Australian Pay-TV network Arena is currently airing the first season at 9.30pm Wednesdays with the episode repeated the following afternoon at 2.30pm and Sunday nights at 8:30pm and 12:30am. Arena+2 (exclusive to Foxtel Digital) airs any episodes of The O.C. 2 hours after Arena.
SBT - public channel - broadcasts previous season dubbed on Sundays at 11:00 am. The dubbed version of the show is called "O.C.: Um Estranho no Paraíso", which translates into "O.C.: An Outsider at Paradise".
Broadcasted by CTV (airs simultaneously with FOX).
Airs Thursdays at 9:00 PM (in synch with FOX as of March 2006).
During the second half of Season 1, CTV (on Mondays) aired the episodes before FOX (on Wednesdays) except for a few episode including the last 2. Also, in Season 3, when FOX changed their time to 9:00 PM, CTV changed their airing time to 7:00 PM, an hour earlier instead of an hour later as FOX did, for one episode. Now, FOX airs the show at 9:00 PM. and CTV airs the show at 8:00pm
Dual broadcasted by TVB Pearl in English and dubbed Cantonese, with Chinese subtitles.
Season 1 was shown on Monday to Thursday at 9:30 pm in August 2005 (the last Thursday after episode 27 was the television special "The O.C.: Obsess Completely"), then Season 2 immediately started on the next Wednesday (which was already September) at 9:30 pm. Again, Season 3 started right after the last episode of Season 2 (March 2006).
It's still showing on Wednesdays at 9:30 pm.
Unlike other series, this drama does not have a Chinese-translated name, or is just simply called "OC".
The complete first and second seasons are available on DVD with Chinese subtitles.
The O.C. is broadcast in India on both Star World and Zee Cafe. Two episodes are aired back to back on both channels. The OC occupies the Tuesday 9 PM time slot on Star World. On Zee Cafe it is aired on Sundays at 8 PM. It was first released in India in January 2006 under the tagline "The REAL American idols". So far the series has had tremendous success in India and critics say it will probably become Zee Cafe's most watched show after the said channel finishes airing the final season of Friends.