Pacific Palisades (TV series)

Pacific Palisades

Main cast
Genre Soap opera
Created by Diane Messina Stanley
James Stanley
Written by Heather Conkie
Peter Dunne
Joel J. Feigenbaum
Carla Kettner
Lynn Marie Latham
Diane Messina Stanley
James Stanley
Directed by Gabrielle Beaumont
Chip Chalmers
Mel Damski
Richard Denault
Les Landau
Richard Lang
Eleanor Lindo
Charles Pratt, Jr.
David Semel
Les Sheldon
James Whitmore, Jr.
Starring See cast list
Theme music composer Dan Foliart
Opening theme "Pacific Palisades"
Composer(s) Tim Truman
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (1 unaired)
Executive producer(s) Aaron Spelling
Diane Messina Stanley
James Stanley
E. Duke Vincent
Editor(s) Derek Berlatsky
Bob Bring
Mitchell Danton
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 45 min
Production company(s) Aaron Spelling Productions
Original network Fox
Original release April 9 – July 30, 1997 (1997-07-30)

Pacific Palisades is an American soap opera that aired on Fox during prime time from April to July 1997. Produced by Aaron Spelling, the show was cancelled after thirteen episodes despite a last-minute attempt to increase ratings by casting Joan Collins as Laura's mother.

The show was originally supposed to be a vehicle for Erika Eleniak.[1] She was due to play the Laura Sinclair role which was eventually given to Kimberley Davies.

Plot summary

Set in the Los Angeles suburb of the same name, the series follows the lives of young professionals who have it all, but haven't paid for it yet, on the Southern California fast track to fame, fortune, scandal and ruin. The cast of characters includes Joanna (Michelle Stafford) and Nick Hadley (Jarrod Emick), a young married couple who left their native Midwest for the Pacific Coast where Nick has landed a job as an architect; Joanna's troubled teenage sister Rachel Whittaker (Natalia Cigliuti)- later discovered to be her illegitimate daughter at the end of the series; Rachel's friends Ashley (Jennifer Banko) & Michael (J. Trevor Edmond) who excel in sneakiness; Robert (Greg Evigan) and Kate Russo (Finola Hughes), whose sterling life is beginning to tarnish; Jessica Mitchell (Jocelyn Seagrave), a rising professional whose choice of men leads to trouble; Matt Dunning (Lucky Vanous), a construction businessman with a dark side; Laura Sinclair (Kimberley Davies), a real estate agent who does whatever it takes to close a deal; Cory Robbins (Dylan Neal), a promising but manipulative plastic surgeon; and beautiful Beth Hooper (Brittney Powell), who rents an apartment from Laura and is being romanced by Cory.

Cast list

Actor Role
Natalia Cigliuti Rachel Whittaker
Kimberley Davies Laura Sinclair
J. Trevor Edmond Michael Kerris
Jarrod Emick Nick Hadley
Michelle Stafford Joanna Hadley
Greg Evigan Robert Russo
Finola Hughes Kate Russo
Brittney Powell Beth Hooper
Jocelyn Seagrave Jessica Mitchell
Lucky Vanous Matt Dunning
Dylan Neal Cory Robbins
Joan Collins Christina Hobson
Gianni Russo Frank Nichols
Paul Satterfield John Graham
Daphne Ashbrook Julie Graham


Episode # Episode title Original airdate
1-1 "Welcome to the Neighborhood" April 9, 1997
1-2 "The Bet" April 16, 1997
1-3 "The Other Woman" April 23, 1997
1-4 "All Hell Breaks Loose" April 30, 1997
1-5 "Mothers and Other Strangers" May 7, 1997
1-6 "Runaway" June 11, 1997
1-7 "Past & Present Danger" June 18, 1997
1-8 "Desperate Measure" June 25, 1997
1-9 "Best Laid Plans" July 2, 1997
1-10 "Private Showing" July 9, 1997
1-11 "Motherly Love" July 16, 1997
1-12 "Sweet Revenge" July 23, 1997
1-13 "End Game" July 30, 1997


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