The Love Boat

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The Love Boat is an American television series set on a cruise ship, which aired on the ABC Television Network from September 24, 1977, until May 24, 1986. The show starred Gavin MacLeod as the ship's captain. It was part of ABC's popular Saturday night lineup that included Fantasy Island until that show ended in 1984.

The original 1976 made-for-TV movie on which the show was based was itself based on the nonfiction book The Love Boats by Jeraldine Saunders, a real-life cruise director. Two more TV movies would follow before the series began its run.

The executive producer for the series was Aaron Spelling, who produced several successful series for ABC from the 1960s into the 1980s.

In 1997, the episode with segment titles "Hidden Treasure", "Picture from the Past", and "Ace's Salary" was ranked No. 82 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time. The Love Boat ran for 10 seasons, including specials.

  1. Aaron Spelling


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  1. Gavin MacLeod

    Gavin MacLeod

    Captain Merril Stubing

  2. Lauren Tewes

    Lauren Tewes

    Julie McCoy

  3. Fred Grandy

    Fred Grandy

    Gopher Smith

  4. Ted Lange

    Ted Lange

    Isaac Washington

  5. Ted McGinley

    Ted McGinley

    Ashley Covington Evans

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The Love Boat

Season 10

1986 | 5 Episodes

Season 10 of The Love Boat premiered on November 21, 1986.

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Status Ended

Network American Broadcasting Company

Certification -

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 43m, 60m, 52m

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