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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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
Pat Petersen ...  Michael Fairgate 209 episodes, 1979-1991
Constance McCashin ...  Laura Avery / ... 201 episodes, 1979-1992
...  Paige Matheson / ... 183 episodes, 1986-1993
...  Lilimae Clements 165 episodes, 1980-1987
...  Olivia Cunningham / ... 152 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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Joan Van Ark departed from the show at the end of the thirteenth season to star in a sitcom that wasn't picked up by NBC. Consequently, she returned for the series finale. See more »

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Abby Fairgate Cunningham Ewing Sumner: [talking about Val's attempted suicide] Olivia, something terrible has happened.
Olivia Cunningham Dyer: What? Did you run out of eye make-up?
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Killer Shrews (1992) See more »

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The greatest prime time soap is missed very much
13 February 1999 | by 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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