Gary and Valene Ewing, relatives of the Ewing clan of Dallas, arrive in Knots Landing to make a new home for themselves. However, scheming Abby Fairgate-Cunningham later breaks up their marriage when she seduces Gary.

Creator:

Reviews
Popularity
1,598 ( 225)

On Disc

at Amazon

Episodes

Seasons


Years



14   13   12   11   10   9   8   7   6   … See all »
1993   1992   1991   1990   1989   1988   … See all »
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 41 wins & 44 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Falcon Crest (1981–1990)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Set in the vineyards of California, this prime-time soap opera featured the conflict within the powerful Gioberti family, owners of the vast Falcon Crest Winery.

Stars: Jane Wyman, Lorenzo Lamas, Chao Li Chi
Dallas (1978–1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The soapy, backstabbing machinations of Dallas oil magnate J.R. Ewing and his family.

Stars: Larry Hagman, Ken Kercheval, Patrick Duffy
Dynasty (1981–1989)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The saga of a wealthy Denver family in the oil business: Blake Carrington, the patriarch; Krystle, his former secretary and wife; his children: Adam, lost in childhood after a kidnapping; ... See full summary »

Stars: John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Joan Collins
Melrose Place (1992–1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The lives and loves of a group of young adults living in "Melrose Place" in California. Each with their own dreams and drives, the inevitable conflicts, conquests, and consummations ensue.

Stars: Heather Locklear, Andrew Shue, Courtney Thorne-Smith
Marriage Cuisine (TV Series 2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

Archen had enough of her husband Yang Shu, and divorce him. Later after her Discovery of non happy single life she regret it, but what is important? The pride or The heart?

Stars: Johan Karlberg, Yuanzheng Feng, Yalin Gao
Guiding Light (1952–2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Guiding Light takes place in the fictional Midwestern town of Springfield. In its early years the stories centered on the middle class Bauer family, but later the wealthy Spauldings, ... See full summary »

Stars: Kim Zimmer, Beth Chamberlin, Maureen Garrett
Sunset Beach (1997–1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Having discovered her fiancé Tim Truman kissing another woman, Meg Cummings leaves her home in Kansas on their wedding day to start a new life in Sunset Beach, California. Her goal is to ... See full summary »

Stars: Lesley-Anne Down, Sam Behrens, Susan Ward
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Launched in 1992 as a companion for "Beverly Hills, 90210," "Melrose Place" quickly became a giant television hit in its own right. Originally designed to be an authentic, grounded look at ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Griffiths
Stars: Ashley Alexander, Frank Rose Bailey IV, Chelsea Baker
As the World Turns (1956–2010)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Set in the fictional town of Oakdale, this long-running serial focuses on the relationships and difficulties of its inhabitants.

Stars: Colleen Zenk, Kelley Menighan Hensley, Don Hastings
Vega$ (1978–1981)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Dan Tanna is a private investigator in the gambling town of Las Vegas, Nevada. Las Vegas can be seedy or glamorous, depending upon the point of view. This show is also notable for perhaps ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Urich, Bart Braverman, Phyllis Elizabeth Davis
Chinese Paladin (TV Series 2005)
Adventure | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Stars: Ge Hu, Yifei Liu, Ady An
Shang Hai tan (TV Series 1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Stars: Puishan Auyeung, Lap Ban Chan, Angie Chiu
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Karen MacKenzie / ... (344 episodes, 1979-1993)
...
 Gary Ewing (342 episodes, 1979-1993)
...
 Valene Ewing / ... (327 episodes, 1979-1993)
...
 M. 'Mack' Patrick MacKenzie (291 episodes, 1982-1993)
...
 Gregory Sumner (269 episodes, 1983-1993)
...
 Abby Ewing / ... (236 episodes, 1980-1993)
Constance McCashin ...
 Laura Avery / ... (199 episodes, 1979-1992)
Pat Petersen ...
 Michael Fairgate (186 episodes, 1979-1991)
...
 Paige Matheson (181 episodes, 1986-1993)
...
 Lilimae Clements / ... (165 episodes, 1980-1987)
Tonya Crowe ...
 Olivia Cunningham / ... (139 episodes, 1980-1990)
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 December 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

California  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(344 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Actor John Pleshette (who played Richard Avery) wrote and directed several episodes of the show. Even after he left the show in 1983 at the end of season four, he continued to direct further episodes in later seasons. Pleshette also wrote an episode of rival soap Dynasty (1981) in 1985. See more »

Quotes

Karen Cooper Fairgate MacKenzie: I don't want you to die.
Sid Fairgate: Would you just do what you know and I know has to be done?
Karen Cooper Fairgate MacKenzie: [Karen signs the sheet to possibly have Sid undergo surgery to restore the loss of his limbs] But I swear to God, Sid, if anything happens to you.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Designing Women: Working Mother (1990) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

one of TV's all time best dramas
13 June 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Knots Landing,the TV stalwart through the 80's and some of the 90's was one of TV's best dramas. The characters were so real,they became as well known as family members. The series excelled in complex characters. From the strong women like Karen, Laura,Paige and Abby to the utterly fascinating flawed men like Greg Sumner and Gary Ewing.The show was not without its mistakes- not all the serpentine,complicated plots worked, and the reliance of the plots in later episodes on insane stalkers, was predictable. Nevertheless, when Knots stories jelled,the effects were often breathtaking. Who can forget the great moments like Sid's death and Karen's coping, Abby's marrying Greg in the middle of his romance with Paige, Laura's funeral,the return of Val's twins, the body under the cement, Olivia's drug addiction and Abby's intervention, Jill's shocking villainy revealed to Val...the list of great Knots moments goes on.There hasn't been a show like it on TV since. It is sorely missed.


12 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Am I the youngest.. samanthajoneshoney
Laura and Ciji samanthajoneshoney
Amazing acting! angelgirl00
This needs to be on DVD today! angelgirl00
This or Dallas? rdwhelchel-575-44300
Season 9 Twilightnight
Discuss Knots Landing (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page