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Knots Landing 

The residents of Knots Landing, a coastal suburb of Los Angeles, deal with various issues such as infidelity, health scares, rape, murder, kidnapping, assassinations, drug smuggling, corporate intrigue and criminal investigations.

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David Jacobs
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1993   1992   1991   1990   1989   1988   … See all »
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 41 wins & 44 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Michele Lee ...  Karen MacKenzie / ... 344 episodes, 1979-1993
Ted Shackelford ...  Gary Ewing 344 episodes, 1979-1993
Joan Van Ark ...  Valene Ewing / ... 327 episodes, 1979-1993
Kevin Dobson ...  M. 'Mack' Patrick MacKenzie / ... 291 episodes, 1982-1993
William Devane ...  Gregory Sumner / ... 266 episodes, 1983-1993
Donna Mills ...  Abby Ewing / ... 236 episodes, 1980-1993
Pat Petersen Pat Petersen ...  Michael Fairgate 210 episodes, 1979-1991
Constance McCashin ...  Laura Avery / ... 201 episodes, 1979-1992
Nicollette Sheridan ...  Paige Matheson / ... 182 episodes, 1986-1993
Julie Harris ...  Lilimae Clements 165 episodes, 1980-1987
Tonya Crowe ...  Olivia Cunningham / ... 153 episodes, 1980-1990
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Storyline

A popular night time soap opera, it followed the adventures of five families living in a coastal suburb of Los Angeles in California: Gary and Valene Ewing, relatives of the popular Ewing clan of Dallas; Sid and Karen Fairgate, their all-American neighbors; the troubled Richard and Laura Avery; young newlyweds Kenny and Ginger Ward; and divorcee Abby Cunningham, Sid's scheming sister. Written by Phil Fernando

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 December 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Knots Landing See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(344 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Donna Mills claimed that she did all her own make-up for her character Abby Ewing. Mills released her own eye make-up brand and tutorials, The Eyes Have It, in the 1980s. See more »

Quotes

Lilimae Clements: [looking at a hair product] Contains no lye. Well, I should hope not. Ask me no question I'll tell you no lye.
Valene Ewing Gibson Waleska: Oh, Mama you are being silly.
Lilimae Clements: Well, why not? That thick glossy perm has gone to my head.
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Referenced in 30 Rock: Aunt Phatso vs. Jack Donaghy (2012) See more »

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The greatest prime time soap is missed very much
13 February 1999 | by sabbySee all my reviews

"Knots Landing", for 14 years, was the greatest television experience ever. From December 27, 1979, until May 13, 1993, we followed the sudsy lives of our favorite characters. From Val and Gary's initial movie into the neighborhood, to Abby's arrival and her nonstop manipulations, to Laura's terminal brain cancer and the impact it had on everyone's lives, to the ultimate psycho Jill, it was all terrific entertainment. Not overly-glossy and implausible like other night-time soaps, "Knots" had a realism all it's own. It will be missed and remembered fondly.


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