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Santa Barbara


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Title: Santa Barbara

Genre: Soap

First aired: 1984-07-30

Creator: Jerome Dobson, Bridget Dobson

Cast: Jed Allan, Robin Wright, Lane Davies, Nancy Lee Grahn, Todd McKee, Robin Mattson, Marcy Walker, Nicolas Coster, Judith McConnell, A Martinez, Robert Newman, Ava Lazar, Joel Crothers, Jonna Leigh Stack, Julie Ronnie, Melissa Reeves, Paul Burke, Wolf Muser, Henry Darrow, Justin Gocke, Justin Deas, Judith Anderson, Stephen Meadows

Overview: Santa Barbara is an American television soap opera, first broadcast in the United States on NBC on July 30, 1984, and last aired on January 15, 1993. The show revolves around the eventful lives of the wealthy Capwell family of Santa Barbara, California. Other prominent families featured on the soap were the rival Lockridge family, and the more modest Andrade and Perkins families. The serial was co-produced by NBC and Dobson Productions until February 1985, when New World Pictures joined NBC and Dobson as a production partner. The newly created partnership, New World Television, then served as the distributor for the show. Santa Barbara aired in over 40 countries around the world. The show's popularity continued to rise, and it even had fans in the White House. In 1985, when character Augusta Lockridge was blinded following a tunnel collapse, Ronald Reagan sent actress Louise Sorel a letter saying he and Nancy were praying for her and hoped she recovered. Santa Barbara has won 24 Daytime Emmy Awards and was nominated 30 times for the same award. The show also won 18 Soap Opera Digest Awards, and won various other awards. In 1993, NBC replaced Santa Barbara with game shows Scrabble and Scattergories. Shortly before the program was canceled by NBC, New World Television tried to shop Santa Barbara to other broadcast and cable networks, but failed to find one that would air the show.
Santa Barbara