Falcon Crest TV Show
TV Series Summary for Falcon Crest
Television Show Summary
This prime-time 80's TV show soap opera centered around two feuding families: the Channings, led by mother Angela Channing, and the Giobertis, led by Chase and Maggie.
TV Show Plot For Falcon Crest
The Falcon Crest soap opera was set in the fictional Tuscany Valley of California. Movie star Jane Wyman played the matriarch of the family Angela Channing, who was constantly at odds with her nephew Chase Gioberti (played by Robert Foxworth). Chase is an airline pilot who came back to Falcon Crest to claim his inheritance after his father died mysteriously.
Other members of the Falcon Crest cast included Chase's wife Maggie (played by Susan Sullivan), their children Cole (Billy Moses) and Vickie (Jamie Rose, Dana Sparks). Angela Channing's children were Emma (Margaret Ladd) and Julia (Abby Dalton). Lance (played by Lorenzo Lamas), was Abby's son who married Melissa (Ana-Alicia), when she was pregnant with Cole's baby.
Falcon Crest was in the lucrative time slot immediately following the widely watched evening soap Dallas. The network series aired on CBS from 1981 to 1990, for a total of 227 episodes.
Cast of Falcon Crest TV Show
Lorenzo Lamas - Lance Cumson
John Callahan - Eric Stavros
Dana Sparks - Victoria Gioberti Hogan Stavros
Apollonia Kotero - Apollonia
Ken Olin - Father Christopher
Edward Albert - Jeff Wainwright
Susan Sullivan - Maggie Gioberti Channing
Rod Taylor - Frank Agretti
Brett Cullen - Dan Fixx
Ursula Andress - Madam Malec
Simon MacCorkindale - Greg Reardon
Laura Johnson - Terry Hartford
Abby Dalton - Julia Cumson
Kristian Alfonso - Pilar Ortega
Gregory Harrison - Michael Sharpe
Robert Foxworth - Chase Gioberti
Ana Alicia - Melissa Agretti
William R. Moses - Cole Gioberti
Wendy Phillips - Lauren Daniels
Andrea Thompson - Genele Ericson
David Selby - Richard Channing
Paul Freeman - Gustav Riebmann
Mel Ferrer - Philip Erikson
Jason Goldberg - Joseph Gioberti
Jane Wyman - Angela Channing
Stuart Pankin - Jace Sampson
Margaret Ladd - Emma Channing
Jamie Rose - Victoria
David Beecroft - Nick Agretti
Chao-Li Chi - Chao Li
Sarah Douglas - Pamela Lynch
Angela Paton - Harriet Anderson
Daniel Greene - Dwayne Cooley
Trivia for the TV Show Falcon CrestAlly Sheedy was originally offered the Falcon Crest role of Lorraine Prescott.
The Falcon Crest producer's first choice to play the role of Francesca Gioberti was Sophia Loren.
Ginger Rogers was first considered for the character of Charlotte Pershing on Falcon Crest.
Top 20 Ratings Info for Falcon Crest Series1981-82 - 2nd Season - Ranked #13
1982-83 - 3rd Season - Ranked #8
1983-84 - 4th Season - Ranked #7
1984-85 - 4th Season - Ranked #10
1985-86 - 5th Season - Ranked #25
1986-87 - 6th Season - Ranked #23
80's TV Show Facts:
The TV Show Falcon Crest was televised from 12/04/1981 to 05/18/1990, on the CBS network.
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