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The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series

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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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  • Dynasty1
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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

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    #57 of 76 The Best ABC Shows of All Time#27 of 44 The Best ABC Dramas of All Time

  • Beverly Hills, 902102
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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

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    Behind-The-Scenes Drama That Fueled 'Beverly Hills, 90210' In The '90s#215 of 266 The Best Cult TV Shows of All Time

  • The Love Boat3
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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

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    #95 of 140 The Worst TV Series Finales Ever#267 of 449 The Funniest TV Shows of All Time

  • Charlie's Angels4
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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

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    #44 of 284 The Best Female-Led TV Shows#151 of 1,322 The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows

  • Charmed5
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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

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  • Pacific Palisades6
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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
  • Hart to Hart7
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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

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    #32 of 70 The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series#188 of 508 The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

  • T. J. Hooker8
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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

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  • Fantasy Island9
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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

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    #154 of 301 The Best Sci-Fi Television Series Of All Time#145 of 309 The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

  • Melrose Place10
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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

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    #133 of 220 The Greatest TV Shows for Women#5 of 98 The All-Time Best Primetime Soap Operas

  • Hotel11
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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

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    #55 of 60 The Best TV Dramas from the 1980s#31 of 36 The Greatest Suspense TV Shows

  • The Mod Squad12
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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

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    #33 of 41 The Best 1970s Action TV Series#18 of 40 The Best 1970s Crime Drama TV Shows

  • Burke's Law13
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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
  • Honey West14
    16
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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

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  • Summerland15
    9
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    Summerland

    Zac Efron, Taylor Lautner

    Premiered2004

    Genres (Tv)Soap opera, Drama

    Summerland is an American drama television series created by Stephen Tolkin and Lori Loughlin....  more

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    #472 of 538 TV Shows Canceled Before Their Time#359 of 403 The Greatest TV Dramas of All Time

  • BH9021016
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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
  • 7th Heaven17
    11
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    7th Heaven

    Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks

    Premiered1996

    Genres (Tv)Teen drama, Drama

    7th Heaven is an American family drama television series, created and produced by Brenda...  more

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    #535 of 640 The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch#37 of 117 The Best Shows About Families

  • Family18
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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
  • The Smothers Brothers Show19
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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
  • The Rookies20
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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

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    #143 of 272 The Best '70s TV Shows#66 of 80 The Best Ever Police Procedural Series

  • The Love Boat: The Next Wave21
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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
  • Sunset Beach22
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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
  • Savannah23
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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
  • Finder of Lost Loves24
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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
  • MacGruder and Loud25
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    MacGruder and Loud

    John Getz, Rick Rossovich

    Premiered1985

    Genres (Tv)Police procedural

    MacGruder and Loud is an American crime drama from Aaron Spelling Productions that aired on...  more