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The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series

Updated August 7, 2019 1.6k votes 355 voters 49.5k views51 items

Aaron Spelling shows list, ranked best to worst, including images of the shows when available. These TV series made by TV creator Aaron Spelling are listed by popularity, so only the best shows will be at the top of the list. This series list includes any shows that Aaron Spelling co-created and even served as an executive producer on. This list of television shows features programs produced, written, adapted by and helmed primarily by Aaron Spelling. This list answers the question, "What shows did Aaron Spelling create?"

Some shows produced or created by Aaron Spelling include MacGruder and Loud, Dynasty, Charmed, and 7th Heaven. Spelling Television also produced the original Beverly Hills, 90210 series, which starred Aaron Spelling's daughter Tori Spelling.

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    Beverly Hills, 90210 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
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    Beverly Hills, 90210

    Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty

    Premiered1990

    Genres (Tv)Soap opera, Teen drama

    Beverly Hills, 90210 (Fox, 1990) is an American teen drama television series created by Darren... more on Wikipedia

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    Dynasty is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
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    Dynasty

    John Forsythe, Linda Evans

    Premiered1981

    Genres (Tv)Soap opera, Drama

    Dynasty (ABC, 1981) is an American prime time television soap opera created by Richard and... more on Wikipedia
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    The Love Boat is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
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    The Love Boat

    Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell

    Premiered1977

    Genres (Tv)Soap opera, Action/Adventure, Sitcom, Anthology, Drama

    The Love Boat is an American television series set on a cruise ship, which aired on the ABC... more on Wikipedia

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    #15 of 72 The Longest Running US Sitcoms#269 of 437 The Funniest TV Shows of All Time

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    Charlie's Angels is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
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    Charlie's Angels

    Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett

    Premiered1976

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Police procedural, Adventure film, Action

    Charlie's Angels is an American drama television series that aired on ABC from September 22,... more on Wikipedia

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    #49 of 312 The Best Female-Led TV Shows#53 of 124 TV Shows with the Hottest Casts

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    Charmed is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
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    Charmed

    Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs

    Premiered1998

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Fantasy, Supernatural

    Charmed (The WB, 1998) is an American fantasy drama television series created by Constance M.... more on Wikipedia

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    Pacific Palisades is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
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    Pacific Palisades

    Joan Collins, Michelle Stafford

    Premiered1997

    Genres (Tv)Soap opera, Drama

    Pacific Palisades is an American soap opera that aired on Fox during prime time from April to... more on Wikipedia
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    T. J. Hooker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
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    T. J. Hooker

    William Shatner, Heather Locklear

    Premiered1982

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama

    This show is an American police drama television program starring William Shatner in the title... more on Wikipedia

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    Fantasy Island is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
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    Fantasy Island

    Ricardo Montalban, Hervé Villechaize

    Premiered1978

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Comedy-drama, Fantasy television, Fantasy

    Fantasy Island is an American television series that originally aired on the American... more on Wikipedia

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    #29 of 35 Longest Running US Drama Shows#138 of 297 The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

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    Hart to Hart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
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    Hart to Hart

    Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers

    Premiered1979

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery

    Hart to Hart is an American television series, starring Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers as... more on Wikipedia

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    Melrose Place is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
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    Melrose Place

    Heather Locklear, Andrew Shue

    Premiered1992

    Genres (Tv)Soap opera, Drama

    Melrose Place is an American primetime soap opera that aired on Fox from July 8, 1992 to May... more on Wikipedia
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    Hotel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
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    Hotel

    James Brolin, Anne Baxter

    Premiered1983

    Genres (Tv)Soap opera, Drama

    Hotel is an American prime time drama series which aired on ABC from September 21, 1983, to... more on Wikipedia
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    The Mod Squad is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
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    The Mod Squad

    Michael Cole, Clarence Williams III

    Premiered1968

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure

    The Mod Squad is an American drama series that ran on ABC from September 24, 1968 to August... more on Wikipedia
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    Burke's Law is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
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    Burke's Law

    Gene Barry, Regis Toomey

    Premiered1963

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Drama

    Burke's Law is an American detective series that ran on ABC from 1963 to 1965 and was revived... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Honey West is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
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    Honey West

    Anne Francis, Irene Hervey

    Premiered1965

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Police procedural, Drama, Action

    Honey West is an American crime drama television series that aired on ABC during the 1965–1966... more on Wikipedia
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    Family is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
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    Family

    Sada Thompson, James Broderick

    Premiered1976

    Genres (Tv)Soap opera, Drama

    Family is an American television drama series that aired on ABC from 1976 to 1980. Creative... more on Wikipedia
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    The Smothers Brothers Show is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
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    The Smothers Brothers Show

    Tom Smothers, Dick Smothers

    Premiered1965

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy, Fantasy television, Fantasy

    The Smothers Brothers Show is an American fantasy sitcom featuring the Smothers Brothers that... more on Wikipedia
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    BH90210 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
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    BH90210

    Gabrielle Carteris, Shannen Doherty

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Comedy-drama

    BH90210 (Fox, 2019) is an American comedy-drama miniseries, and the sixth series in the... more on Wikipedia
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    The Rookies is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
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    The Rookies

    Kate Jackson, Georg Stanford Brown

    Premiered1972

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama

    The Rookies is an American crime drama series that aired on ABC from 1972 until 1976. It... more on Wikipedia

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    The Love Boat: The Next Wave is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
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    The Love Boat: The Next Wave

    Joan Severance, Robert Urich

    Premiered1998

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    The Love Boat: The Next Wave is an American television series based on the original ABC sitcom... more on Wikipedia
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    Savannah is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
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    Savannah

    George Eads, Jamie Luner

    Premiered1996

    Genres (Tv)Soap opera, Drama

    Savannah is an American prime time television drama that ran from January 21, 1996 to February... more on Wikipedia
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    Sunset Beach is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
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    Sunset Beach

    Kelly Hu, Susan Ward

    Premiered1997

    Genres (Tv)Soap opera, Drama

    Sunset Beach is an American television soap opera that aired on NBC from January 6, 1997 to... more on Wikipedia

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    #7 of 39 Longest Running US Soap Operas#19 of 31 The All Time Greatest Daytime Soap Operas

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    The Colbys is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
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    The Colbys

    Charlton Heston, Barbara Stanwyck

    Premiered1985

    Genres (Tv)Soap opera, Drama

    The Colbys is an American prime time soap opera, which originally aired on ABC from November... more on Wikipedia

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    Titans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
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    Titans

    Yasmine Bleeth, John Barrowman

    Premiered2000

    Genres (Tv)Soap opera, Drama

    Titans is an American prime time soap opera that debuted on October 4, 2000 on NBC. Thirteen... more on Wikipedia
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    Finder of Lost Loves is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
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    Finder of Lost Loves

    Heather O'Rourke, Anne Jeffreys

    Premiered1984

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Finder of Lost Loves is an American drama series aired by the ABC network during the 1984-1985... more on Wikipedia
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    Vega$ is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
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    Vega$

    Robert Urich, Phyllis Davis

    Premiered1978

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama

    Vega$ is an American detective television drama series that aired on ABC from 1978 until 1981.... more on Wikipedia
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