Flamingo Road

NBC (ended 1982)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 22

    Murder, They Said

    Aired 5/4/82

  • S 2 : Ep 21

    The Harder They Fall

    Aired 4/27/82

  • S 2 : Ep 20

    An Eye For An Eye

    Aired 4/20/82

  • S 2 : Ep 19

    The Bad and the Beautiful

    Aired 4/13/82

  • S 2 : Ep 18

    The High and the Mighty

    Aired 3/30/82

  • Cast & Crew
  • Kevin McCarthy

    Claude Weldon

  • Howard Duff

    Sheriff Titus Semple

  • Stella Stevens

    Lute-Mae Sanders

  • Barbara Rush

    Eudora Flowers Weldon

  • Morgan Fairchild

    Constance Weldon Carlyle

  • show Description
  • Flamingo Road was NBC's first attempt to jump into the prime time soap opera craze that was gaining momentum in the early 1980s, thanks in large part to Dallas. Flamingo Road was also set in the South in the fictional, yet well-to-do community of Truro County, Florida. The town was run by the corrupt and powerful sheriff, Titus Semple, who made it his point to know everyone's business. The original storyline centered around a triangle between ambitious politician Fielding Carlyle, his beautiful and scheming political wife Constance and his true love, singer Lane Ballou. Flamingo Road originally aired as a made for television movie in May 1980 and debuted as a regular series in January 1981, one week before Dynasty premiered. However, Flamingo Road never enjoyed the ratings success of Dallas or Dynasty and was canceled after only two seasons. The TV series was based on the novel by Robert Wilder, which was also made into a 1949 motion picture starring Joan Crawford.moreless

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  • Notes (17)

    • Originally aired as a two-hour episode.

    • Originally aired as a two-hour episode.

    • Originally aired as a two-hour episode with episode 13: "Hell Hath No Fury".

    • Originally aired as a two-hour episode with episode 12: "They Drive By Night."

    • Originally aired as a two-hour episode with episode 15: "Hurricane".

    • Originally aired as a two-hour episode with episode 14: "Bad Chemistry".

    • In the show's first season-ending cliffhanger, Constance finds Lane and Field together atop the stairs at Lute-Mae's. A struggle ensues and Constance falls from the second story railing to the ground on the first floor. Will she live or die?

    • Constance survives her fall from the first season-ending cliffhanger only to find herself paralyzed.

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    Trivia (1)

    • Flamingo Road aired as the pilot for the TV series, which began showing the following season. It originally aired on May 12, 1980, but re-aired on December 29, 1980, a week before the series premiered. It was based on the 1949 movie of the same name, which starred Joan Crawford. Most of the series cast members appeared in the pilot, with one exception, Mason Adams, who appeared in the pilot as newspaper editor Elmo Tyson but was replaced in the series by Peter Donat.

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Trashy good fun

    By Jagger1966, Aug 07, 2005