Flamingo Road

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NBC (ended 1982)

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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.

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Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy

Claude Weldon

Howard Duff

Howard Duff

Sheriff Titus Semple

Stella Stevens

Stella Stevens

Lute-Mae Sanders

Barbara Rush

Barbara Rush

Eudora Flowers Weldon

Morgan Fairchild

Morgan Fairchild

Constance Weldon Carlyle