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Peyton Place

Peyton Place

Peyton Place

Peyton Place was the first night-time soap and ran from 1964 until its ending in 1969, is based on Grace Metalious’ novel by the same name. The show follows the gossiping residents of the small New England town and the happenings of Dr. Rossi when he moves to town from New York. What made the show so popular were the frank discussions of various moral topics, such as extra-marital affairs, in addition to the way that it was aired two nights during the week.

Through the course of the series, several well known actors made extended visits to the show and Peyton Place was also the place for others to make a name for themselves in the business. At the height of its popularity, both episodes of Peyton Place were consistently in the top 20 of the Nielsen ratings. As a result, the show’s producers decided to add a third installment. However, that move ultimately proved to be the show’s demise because the ratings began to decline at a rapid rate. The last episode aired on June 2, 1969 due to the continually poor ratings.

Episode Info

Final: Movie -- Peyton Place: The Next Generation (May/13/1985) [Special Runtime: 100 Min.]

Dorothy MaloneDorothy Malone
As Constance MacKenzie (S01-S04)
Ed NelsonEd Nelson
As Michael Rossi
Christopher ConnellyChristopher Connelly
As Norman Harrington
Barbara ParkinsBarbara Parkins
As Betty Anderson
Ryan ORyan O'Neal
As Rodney Harrington
Mia FarrowMia Farrow
As Allison Mackenzie (S01-S02)
Kasey RogersKasey Rogers
As Julie Anderson (S01-S02; recurring thereafter)
Paul LangtonPaul Langton
As Leslie Harrington (S01-S04)
Warner AndersonWarner Anderson
As Matthew Swain (S01)
Tim OTim O'Connor
As Elliot Carson (S01-S04)

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Reviews: 1
The Ultimate Primetime Soap OperaRating: 0 likes, 1 dislikes

Peyton Place is one of the best and premium Soap Operas ever aired in the American Television Primetime. I love this show because every episode is a cliffhanger. You have to wait for next week and it always leaves excitement to all the viewers as this TV series goes by and by. You’ll also notice the improvements on the scripts of this show! This show is on my top3 list along with Dallas and Falcon Crest but for me this is the best among the 3 because I think Dallas is so overrated. I was still young then and I’m on my senior years when this show began so having a DVD boxset of this show made me feel like meeting an old pal from years ago! I’m very thankful to www.memorylanedvd.com for providing a very good DVD boxset of Peyton Place, which was made of great quality – vivid images and very clear sounds. It’s a nice feeling to relive the memories again from the 60s and until now, I still fall from Rodney and Allison love tandem. Terrific Classic Soap! Read more

Review posted on Wednesday, July 10th 2013 at 2:01 am

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Developer: Paul Monash
Executive Producer: Paul Monash
Producer: Richard Goldstone, Everett Chambers
Associate Producer: William Allyn, Dan Nathan, William J. Hole, Nina Laemmle
Unit Production Manager: Lloyd Allen
Music: Arthur Morton
Music Editor: George Korngold

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Soaps
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: ABC ( USA)
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: September 15, 1964
Ended: June 02, 1969
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