Peyton Place (TV series)

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Peyton Place
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Genre Soap opera
Created by Grace Metalious
(original 1956 novel)
Starring Dorothy Malone
Warner Anderson
Ed Nelson
Mia Farrow
Barbara Rush
Ryan O'Neal
and (over the entire run of the series) a cast of over 200 actors in primary and secondary roles
Theme music composer Franz Waxman
Opening theme "Theme from Peyton Place"
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 514
Executive producer(s) Paul Monash
Producer(s) Everett Chambers
Richard Goldstone
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 22–24 minutes
Production company(s) 20th Century Fox Television
Original network ABC
Picture format Black-and-white (1964–1966)
Color (1966–1969)
Audio format Monaural
Original release September 15, 1964 (1964-09-15) – June 2, 1969 (1969-06-02)
Preceded by Return to Peyton Place (movie)
Followed by Return to Peyton Place (TV series)

Peyton Place is an American prime-time soap opera which aired on ABC in half-hour episodes from September 15, 1964, to June 2, 1969. It starred Academy Award-winning actress Dorothy Malone.

It is based on the 1956 novel of the same name by Grace Metalious. It aired a total of 514 episodes were broadcast, in black-and-white from 1964 to 1966 and in color from 1966 to 1969.

A number of guest stars appeared in the series for extended periods, among them such as Leslie Nielsen and Gena Rowlands, who won an Primetime Emmy Award for her role in the series. The series served as the first roles for such performers as Mia Farrow, Ryan O'Neal, David Canary, Mariette Hartley, Tim O'Connor, and Lana Wood.

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