Santa Barbara (1984)

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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.

  1. Jerome Dobson


  2. Bridget Dobson


Series Cast

  1. Jed Allan

    2138 Episodes

  2. Robin Wright

    Robin Wright

    Kelly Capwell

    2138 Episodes

  3. Lane Davies

    Lane Davies

    2138 Episodes

  4. Nancy Lee Grahn

    Julia Wainwright Capwell

    2138 Episodes

  5. Todd McKee

    2138 Episodes

  6. Robin Mattson

    Gina Capwell

    2138 Episodes

  7. Marcy Walker

    Eden Capwell

    2138 Episodes

  8. Nicolas Coster

    Nicolas Coster

    Lionel Lockridge

    2138 Episodes

  9. Judith McConnell

    Judith McConnell

    2138 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 10

1993 | 10 Episodes

Season 10 of Santa Barbara premiered on January 4, 1993.

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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