Sunset Beach was the first daytime drama from Aaron Spelling. The show premiered on January 6th, 1997. Set in a coastal California community, Sunset Beach has a talented and ethnically diverse cast. Central families on the show included the Richards, Torres and Deschanels.
Sunset Beach aired on NBC in the United States and Channel 5 in the United Kingdom. Sunset Beach was cancelled by NBC in 1999 as the show suffered from low rating in America. The show was much more popular in the United Kingdom making it the most watched American daytime drama in British television history.
Sunset Beach was produced by Spelling Entertainment in association with NBC. The show was co created by Robert Guza Jr, Charles Pratt Jr and Josh Griffith. Aaron Spelling, E. Duke Vincent and Gary Tomlin worked as the executive producers.