Generations (U.S. TV series)

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Generations TV series logo.jpg
Genre Soap opera
Created by Sally Sussman Morina
Starring Lynn Hamilton
Joan Pringle
Vivica A. Fox
Kristoff St. John
Richard Roundtree
Kelly Rutherford
Robert Torti
Taurean Blacque
Patricia Crowley
James Reynolds
Dorothy Lyman
Bruce Gray
Anthony Addabbo
Jonelle Allen
Rick Fitts
Elinor Donahue
Marla Adams
Joseph Whipp
George Shannon
Robert Gentry
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 475
Running time 22–24 minutes
Production company(s) Old Forest Hill Productions
NBC Productions
Distributor NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Original network NBC
Original release March 27, 1989 (1989-03-27) – January 25, 1991 (1991-01-25)

Generations is an American soap opera that aired on NBC from March 27, 1989, to January 25, 1991. The show was groundbreaking in that it was the first soap opera to feature from its inception an African-American family.

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Sally Sussman Morina served as creator and executive producer. Directors included Casey Childs, Michael Eilbaum, and Maria Wagner. The series was written by Sally Sussman Morina and Michelle Val Jean.


  • 1988–89 season: 2.7 million viewers (Ranking: #12 out of 13 soap operas)
  • 1989–90 season: 2.6 million viewers (Ranking: #12 out of 12 soap operas)
  • 1990–91 season: 2.4 million viewers (Ranking: #12 out of 12 soap operas)


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