The residents of the cul-de-sac Seaview Circle in Knots Landing, a coastal suburb of Los Angeles, deal with various crises such as rape, murder, kidnapping, assassinations, drug smuggling, corporate intrigue and criminal investigations.

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Complete series cast summary:
...  Karen MacKenzie / ... 344 episodes, 1979-1993
...  Gary Ewing 344 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 194 episodes, 1979-1991
...  Paige Matheson 181 episodes, 1986-1993
...  Lilimae Clements 165 episodes, 1980-1987
...  Olivia Cunningham / ... 141 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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Ted Shackelford (Gary Ewing), Joan Van Ark (Valene Ewing), Larry Hagman (J. R. Ewing), Patrick Duffy (Bobby Ewing), Charlene Tilton (Lucy Ewing), Mary Crosby (Kristin Shepard) and Eric Farlow (Christopher Ewing) are the only actors to play the same character in both Dallas (1978) and Knots Landing (1979). With the exception of Crosby and Farlow, all of them also played the same character in Dallas (2012). See more »

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Laura Avery Sumner: How about this dress for her first birthday? This one for her baptism. This is one for her second birthday. And, uh, this one for when she turns three, huh?
Karen Cooper Fairgate MacKenzie: Whoa, wait a minute. Laura, I heard of planning ahead, but this is really planning ahead.
Laura Avery Sumner: Well, I have to plan ahead.
Karen Cooper Fairgate MacKenzie: Why?
Laura Avery Sumner: Because there's a lot of things that I'm not going to do with Meg.
[Laura looks at Karen and realizes that Laura is dying]
Laura Avery Sumner: Don't get upset, I mean. If you're gonna get upset, I'm gonna get upset, okay. I'm sorry. Please,...
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Best Show ever
12 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

Knots Landing has got to be one of the best shows ever to grace our TV sets. The show that started out as a spin off of another good show Dallas turned into a guaranteed hour of enjoyable tv. Yes the show had its good and bad episodes but you always knew you could look foward to seeing your favorite neighbors on the Cul-Da-Sac Seaview Circle. By far the greatest female character on the show was Karen Fairgate Mackenzie(Michele Lee), she was married to the 2 greatest men ever Sid Fairgate(Don Murray) the owner of Knots Landing Motors and after his death she met and married Mack Mackenzie(Kevin Dobson)a lawyer. I enjoyed these two together most, they had such great chemistry together on screen they actually were believable as a married couple. When Abby(Donna Mills) arrived the show became even better, her character was always after someones husband and usually ended up with him. Sumner(Bill Devane) was another great addition to the show, his character brought a comic humor with the words he chose to use in tense drama situations. Then you had the Val(Joan Van Ark) and Gary(Ted Shackelford) the two childhood lovers who you just knew would always be together even if a few marriages got in between them. The show also had some other great characters like Laura(Constance McCashin), Richard (John Pleashette), Paige(Nicolette Sheridan), Lilimae(Julie Harris), Claudia(Kathleen Noone), Anne(Michelle Phillips), Frank(Lary Riely), Olivia(Tonya Crowe). Knots also had a ton of guest stars like Ava Gardner, Alec Baldwin, Lisa Hartman Black, Red Buttons,and Pam Grier just to name a few. Overall this show still holds up to todays standards and hopefully it will be put on DVD soon so everyone can enjoy it.


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