Santa Barbara was created by Bridget and Jerome Dobson. The first episode was shown on July 30th 1984 on the NBC network in the United States.
Central families on the series included the Capwells and the Lockridges. The series won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series three years a row in the late 1980's. The series was cancelled by NBC in January 1993.
While it was never a highly ranked soap opera in America the series faired better in Europe. In Italy it was shown on prime time television. The series was also the first American daytime drama serial to be shown on a British national television channel.
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