2000 Malibu Road

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2000 Malibu Road
Genre Soap opera
Created by Terry Louise Fisher
Written by Kimberly Costello
Terry Louise Fisher
Directed by Joel Schumacher
Starring Drew Barrymore
Jennifer Beals
Brian Bloom
Scott Bryce
Lisa Hartman
Tuesday Knight
Michael T. Weiss
Theme music composer John Newton Howard
Composer(s) Marty Davich
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6
Production
Executive producer(s) Terry Louise Fisher
Joel Schumacher
Aaron Spelling
E. Duke Vincent
Producer(s) Darren Frankel
Running time 22–24 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Original run August 23, 1992 (1992-08-23) – September 9, 1992 (1992-09-09)

2000 Malibu Road is a prime time American soap opera that aired on CBS in the summer of 1992. The series stars Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Beals, Brian Bloom, Scott Bryce, Lisa Hartman, Tuesday Knight, and Michael T. Weiss.

Plot[edit]

The show deals with four women living together at a beach house located at 2000 Malibu Road: Jade (Lisa Hartman), a former prostitute trying to get out of the profession; Perry (Jennifer Beals), a young lawyer also escaping from her past (i.e. a slain fiance police officer and a serious drinking problem); Lindsay (Drew Barrymore), a would-be actress trying to get the right break; and Joy (Tuesday Knight), Lindsay's overweight, overprotective, two-faced, manipulative sister, who also served as her agent. Jade owned the house. In order to leave her profession as a high priced prostitute, she took in roommates to help her pay for the house.

The series ended with several unresolved cliffhangers: Roger (Michael T. Weiss) was seen raping and beating Perry in a stairwell. Meanwhile, Porter's (Mitch Ryan) men shot Hal (Robert Foxworth) dead, and after arguing with Lindsay upon discovering she was sleeping with Eric (Brian Bloom), Joy was struck by lightning.[1] Lisa Hartman provided a closing narration to serve as a (perfunctory) tie-up for the characters, though possibly only on overseas broadcasts.[2]

Reception[edit]

The series premiere earned decent ratings but ratings fell from there and it was canceled after six episodes. According to executive producer Aaron Spelling, producers could not come to terms on license fees.[3] However, Lisa Hartman had another version: as 2000 Malibu Road was facing Melrose Place in the same timeslot, Spelling was competing with himself and didn't want to weaken the ratings of Melrose Place.[4]

Cast[edit]

Production notes[edit]

The series was executive produced by Aaron Spelling, E. Duke Vincent, series creator Terry Louise Fisher, and Joel Schumacher. Schumacher also served as director.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ To Be DIScontinued! - The Hall of Unresolved TV Cliffhangers: 1990-95
  2. ^ Usenet post on 2000 Malibu Road in alt.tv.melrose-place
  3. ^ a b Spelling, Aaron; Graham, Jefferson (2002). Aaron Spelling: A Prime-Time Life. Macmillan. p. 223. ISBN 0-312-31344-6. 
  4. ^ "Sing no sad songs for Lisa Hartman Black". The Nevada Daily Mail. 1993-03-21. 

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