Peyton Place (TV series)

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Peyton Place
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GenreSoap opera
Created byGrace Metalious
(original 1956 novel)
StarringDorothy 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 composerFranz Waxman
Opening theme"Theme from Peyton Place"
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes514
Production
Executive producer(s)Paul Monash
Producer(s)Everett Chambers
Richard Goldstone
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time22–24 minutes
Production company(s)20th Century Fox Television
Release
Original networkABC
Picture formatBlack-and-white (1964–1966)
Color (1966–1969)
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseSeptember 15, 1964 (1964-09-15) – June 2, 1969 (1969-06-02)
Chronology
Preceded byReturn to Peyton Place (movie)
Followed byReturn 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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