Malibu Shores

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Malibu Shores
Genre Teen drama/Soap opera
Created by Meg Richman
Written by John Eisendrath
Joel J. Feigenbaum
Meg Richman
Kathleen Rowell
Directed by Chip Chalmers
Christopher Leitch
Martha Mitchell
Patrick R. Norris
Marina Sargenti
David Semel
Mark Sobel
Starring Keri Russell
Tony Lucca
Christian Campbell
Katie Wright
Greg Vaughan
Tia Texada
Charisma Carpenter
Jacob Vargas
Randy Spelling
Walter Jones
Susan Ward
Essence Atkins
Ian Ogilvy
Michelle Phillips
Theme music composer Dan Foliart
Composer(s) Jeff Eden Fair
Ken Harrison
Starr Parodi
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10
Executive producer(s) Joel J. Feigenbaum
E. Duke Vincent
Aaron Spelling
Producer(s) Joseph B. Wallenstein
Cinematography Robert Primes
Editor(s) John Duffy
Running time 45–48 minutes
Production company(s) Spelling Entertainment
Original network NBC
Original release March 9 (1996-03-09) – June 1, 1996 (1996-06-01)

Malibu Shores is an American primetime teen drama/soap opera that aired on Saturday Night at 8:00PM EST from March to June 1996 for ten episodes on NBC. Created by Aaron Spelling and starring Keri Russell and Tony Lucca, the program followed the exploits of Southern California teens.


The show revolves around two different lifestyles that clashed repeatedly, on one side of the tracks was the wealthy Malibu crowd, and on the other was the more working-class gang of "the Valley". When Zack (Tony Lucca) from the Valley meets Chloe (Keri Russell) from the Malibu beachfront, they fall in love; but no one thinks it is a good idea but the two of them. After their "love-at-first-sight" meeting, Zach is transferred to Chloe's school along with his friends (due to an earthquake), the remainder of the episodes dealt with the clashing of the two groups.


Malibu Shores debuted as a midseason replacement and was initially picked up for six episodes (including a two-hour pilot episode).[1] Scheduled on Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., the series drew low ratings and was canceled within one season.[2]



Episode # Episode title Original airdate
1-1 Pilot (Part 1) March 9, 1996
1-2 Pilot (Part 2) March 9, 1996
1-3 "New Kids in Town" March 16, 1996
1-4 "Against the Wall" March 23, 1996
1-5 "The Lie" March 30, 1996
1-6 "Cheating Hearts" April 6, 1996
1-7 "The Competitive Edge" April 13, 1996
1-8 "The Road Not Taken" April 20, 1996
1-9 "Hotline" May 25, 1996
1-10 "The Fall" June 1, 1996

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Result Category Recipient
1996 NCLR Bravo Awards Nominated Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Tia Texada


  1. ^ "'LATE SHOW' LAGGING LOCALLY IN WEEKNIGHT NIELSEN HUNT". 1995-12-19. Archived from the original on 2011-03-21. Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  2. ^ Nelson, Jeff (1998-07-07). "Prime-Time Soaps: R.I.P?". Soap Opera Digest. 

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