Texas (1980–1982)

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Daytime Drama, spun off from "Another World," which followed Iris Carrington from Bay City as she rediscovered Alex Wheeler, a former love, and moved to the Houston area. The stories ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Beverlee McKinsey ...
 Iris Cory Carrington (89 episodes, 1980-1981)
Carla Borelli ...
 Reena Bellman Cook / ... (75 episodes, 1980-1981)
Jerry Lanning ...
 Justin Marshall (72 episodes, 1980-1981)
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 Elena Dekker (71 episodes, 1980-1981)
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 Eliot Carrington (71 episodes, 1980-1981)
Phillip Clark ...
 Ryan Connor / ... (70 episodes, 1980-1981)
Barbara Rucker ...
 Ginny Marshall (68 episodes, 1980-1981)
Kin Shriner ...
 Jeb Hampton (61 episodes, 1980-1981)
Lisby Larson ...
 Paige Marshall Carrington / ... (60 episodes, 1980-1981)
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 Dennis Carrington (59 episodes, 1980-1981)
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 Billy Joe Wright (58 episodes, 1980-1981)
Josephine Nichols ...
 Kate Marshall (56 episodes, 1980-1981)
Elizabeth Allen ...
 Victoria Bellman (55 episodes, 1980-1981)
Pamela K. Long ...
 Ashley Linden / ... (55 episodes, 1981)
Randy Hamilton ...
 Rikki Dekker (54 episodes, 1980-1981)
Tom Wiggin ...
 Joe Foster (52 episodes, 1981)
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 Peter Parnell (49 episodes, 1981)
Jay Hammer ...
 Max Dekker #2 / ... (43 episodes, 1981)
Ellen Maxted ...
 Anita Wright / ... (41 episodes, 1980-1981)
Stephen D. Newman ...
 Barrett Marshall (40 episodes, 1980-1981)
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 Striker Bellman #2 / ... (38 episodes, 1981)
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Daytime Drama, spun off from "Another World," which followed Iris Carrington from Bay City as she rediscovered Alex Wheeler, a former love, and moved to the Houston area. The stories centered around the daily lives of the wealthy Wheelers and Bellmans and the middle-class Marshalls and their ranching and oil interests. Beverlee McKinsey, as Iris, was the first daytime performer to be given starring credit. Written by Budikavlan

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This series was originally intended as a historical soap opera set in 19th century Louisiana, but NBC wanted to capitalize on the success of CBS's Dallas (1978) and asked for changes in the format. See more »

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The most underrated soap opera ever
17 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Texas as it began was very different from the Texas we all loved when it ended. It started out with a lot of flash and style but little substance and gradually morphed into one of the most family-centered dramas ever. Once Beverlee McKinsey/Iris Wheeler left, the show introduced more and more characters so that by the beginning of year two, most of the original female cast had been replaced! Forgettable characters like Dawn, Terry, Shirley and Anita were replaced by Ashley, Allison, Brett, Lurlene and Ruby. Ah, that dynamic duo Ruby and Lurlene- their friendship seemed so real and genuine, whether they were on the run from a zombiefied ex-husband trying to kill them before they could use a fire compass to open up a mysterious world named Hi-To-Pah, or just sharing their insecurities about their boyfriends to each other, few friendships ever shined like that one. Lots of humor, sexy shirtless men with cowboy hats, beautifully dressed women, and characters who actually worked, whether at a bar or an oil company or a boutique. Besides the Hi-To-Pah storyline, my other favorite included the Reena/Grant/Judith triangle, which took many twists and turns before it finally climaxed with a last episode happy ending. The last few episodes jibed perfectly with the cancellation of Texas, as Victoria Bellman lost her TV station KVIK- a perfect metaphor for the end of Texas. At a party featuring every cast member but Reena and Grant, she gave a truly beautiful toast to everyone for the work they had done and the joy they had given to the viewers. Cast members are seen crying softly as she finishes her speech and then they begin singing Auld Lang Syne, followed by a slow version of what has to be one of the most exciting and dramatic TV show openings ever- if you don't believe me check out youtube for the Texas opening, particularly the Next Generation score after McKinsey left. There's a reason this show is so fondly remembered by the fans.


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