Knots Landing (1979–1993)

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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.

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 Karen MacKenzie / ... (344 episodes, 1979-1993)
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 Gary Ewing (342 episodes, 1979-1993)
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 Valene Ewing / ... (327 episodes, 1979-1993)
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 M. 'Mack' Patrick MacKenzie (291 episodes, 1982-1993)
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 Gregory Sumner (269 episodes, 1983-1993)
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 Abby Ewing / ... (236 episodes, 1980-1993)
Constance McCashin ...
 Laura Avery / ... (199 episodes, 1979-1992)
Pat Petersen ...
 Michael Fairgate (186 episodes, 1979-1991)
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 Paige Matheson (181 episodes, 1986-1993)
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 Lilimae Clements / ... (165 episodes, 1980-1987)
Tonya Crowe ...
 Olivia Cunningham / ... (139 episodes, 1980-1990)
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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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Almost a year year after the series ended, stars Kevin Dobson and Nicollette Sheridan, attended the funeral of the late Telly Savalas, who died in January 1994 of prostate cancer. Long before Dobson's role on Knots Landing, he had a co-starring role with Savalas in the 1970s cop series, Kojak (1973). Meanwhile, Sheridan is Savalas's stepdaughter in real-life. See more »

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M. "Mack" Patrick MacKenzie: Your Dad hit you.
Jason Lochner: You wouldn't understand.
M. "Mack" Patrick MacKenzie: When I was six years old, I was running through the house and I knocked over a lamp and it broke. My Dad beat the hell out of me. He just didn't spank me, he hit me with his fist, game me two black eyes, Jason. I was six years old! When I was 10, I got home from school one day, my Dad hit me in the stomach and I didn't know why. I didn't ask. But I told myself, "Hey he's just blowing off steam, right?" It was hard to say out loud that he abused me. I ...
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The greatest prime time soap is missed very much
13 February 1999 | by (Redwood Shores, California) – See 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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