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The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series

Updated August 7, 2019 1.7k votes 371 voters 50.6k 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

    Ian Ziering, Jennie Garth

    PremieredOctober 4, 1990

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Romance

    Beverly Hills, 90210 (Fox, 1990) is an American teen drama television series created by Darren Star. A group of friends living in Beverly Hills, California make their way through life from their...  more

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  • 2


    Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan

    PremieredOctober 7, 1998

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

    Charmed (The WB, 1998) is an American fantasy drama television series created by Constance M. Burge. Sisters Prue (Shannen Doherty), Piper (Holly Marie Combs) and Phoebe (Alyssa Milano) discover they...  more

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  • 3

    Charlie's Angels

    Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith

    PremieredMarch 21, 1976

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama

    Charlie's Angels is an American drama television series that aired on ABC from September 22, 1976 to June 24, 1981, producing five seasons and 110 episodes. The series was created by Ivan Goff and...  more

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    John Forsythe, Linda Evans

    PremieredJanuary 12, 1981

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Dynasty (ABC, 1981) is an American prime time television soap opera created by Richard and Esther Shapiro. The trials and tribulations of two feuding families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, both...  more

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  • 5

    The Love Boat

    Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell

    PremieredSeptember 24, 1977

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Romance

    The Love Boat is an American television series set on a cruise ship, which aired on the ABC Television Network from September 24, 1977, until February 27, 1987. The show revolves around the ship's...  more

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    The Smothers Brothers Show

    Tom Smothers, Dick Smothers


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

    The Smothers Brothers Show is an American fantasy sitcom featuring the Smothers Brothers that aired on CBS on Friday nights at 9:30 p.m. ET from September 17, 1965 to September 9, 1966, co-sponsored...  more
  • 7

    Pacific Palisades

    Joan Collins, Michelle Stafford


    Genres (Tv)Soap opera, Drama

    Pacific Palisades is an American soap opera that aired on Fox during prime time from April to July 1997. Produced by Aaron Spelling, the show was cancelled after just thirteen episodes despite a...  more
  • 8

    Hart to Hart

    Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers

    PremieredAugust 25, 1979

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Adventure, Action

    Hart to Hart is an American television series, starring Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers as Jonathan and Jennifer Hart, a wealthy couple who moonlight as amateur detectives, much in the style of...  more

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  • 9

    Melrose Place

    Grant Show, Courtney Thorne-Smith

    PremieredJuly 8, 1992

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Romance

    Melrose Place is an American primetime soap opera that aired on Fox from July 8, 1992 to May 24, 1999, for seven seasons. The show follows the lives of a group of young adults living in an apartment...  more

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  • 10

    T. J. Hooker

    William Shatner, Adrian Zmed

    PremieredMarch 13, 1982

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama

    This show is an American police drama television program starring William Shatner in the title role as a 15-year veteran police sergeant. The series premiered as a mid-season replacement on March 13,...  more

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    James Brolin, Anne Baxter


    Genres (Tv)Soap opera, Drama

    Hotel is an American prime time drama series which aired on ABC from September 21, 1983, to May 5, 1988, in the timeslot following Dynasty. Based on Arthur Hailey's 1965 novel of the same name, the...  more

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    Fantasy Island

    Ricardo Montalban, Herve Villechaize

    PremieredJanuary 14, 1978

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Adventure, Fantasy

    Fantasy Island is an American television series that originally aired on the American Broadcasting Company network from 1977 to 1984. A revival of the series originally aired on the same network...  more

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    Gabrielle Carteris, Shannen Doherty

    PremieredAugust 7, 2019

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    BH90210 (Fox, 2019) is an American comedy-drama series, and the sixth series in the franchise. 19 years after the end of the first series, the original cast members (Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth,...  more
  • 14

    The Mod Squad

    Michael Cole, Clarence Williams

    PremieredSeptember 24, 1968

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama

    The Mod Squad is an American drama series that ran on ABC from September 24, 1968 to August 23, 1973. It stars Michael Cole as Peter "Pete" Cochran, Peggy Lipton as Julie Barnes, Clarence Williams...  more

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    The Colbys

    Charlton Heston, Barbara Stanwyck


    Genres (Tv)Soap opera, Drama

    The Colbys is an American prime time soap opera, which originally aired on ABC from November 20, 1985 to March 26, 1987. Produced by Aaron Spelling, it was a spin-off of Dynasty, which had been the...  more

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    Burke's Law

    Gene Barry, Regis Toomey


    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 on CBS in the 1990s. The show starred Gene Barry as Amos Burke, millionaire captain of Los Angeles police...  more
  • 17

    Models Inc.

    Carrie-Anne Moss, Garcelle Beauvais


    Genres (Tv)Soap opera, Drama

    Models Inc. is an American prime time soap opera that aired on the Fox television network during the 1994–95 television season. It is the third series in the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise. The...  more
  • 18


    George Eads, Jamie Luner


    Genres (Tv)Soap opera, Drama

    Savannah is an American prime time television drama that ran from January 21, 1996 to February 24, 1997 on The WB. It was created by Constance M. Burge and produced by Aaron Spelling....  more
  • 19


    Sada Thompson, James Broderick

    PremieredMarch 9, 1976

    Genres (Tv)Soap opera, Drama

    Family is an American television drama series that aired on ABC from 1976 to 1980. Creative control of the show was split among executive producers Leonard Goldberg, Aaron Spelling and Mike Nichols....  more
  • 20

    7th Heaven

    Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks

    PremieredAugust 26, 1996

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    7th Heaven is an American family drama television series, created and produced by Brenda Hampton. The series premiered on August 26, 1996, on The WB, the first time that the network aired Monday...  more

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  • 21

    The Love Boat: The Next Wave

    Joan Severance, Robert Urich


    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    The Love Boat: The Next Wave is an American television series based on the original ABC sitcom The Love Boat. The series aired on UPN from 1998 to 1999....  more
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    The Rookies

    Kate Jackson, Georg Stanford Brown


    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama

    The Rookies is an American crime drama series that aired on ABC from 1972 until 1976. It follows the exploits of three rookie police officers working in an unidentified city for the fictitious...  more

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    Matt Houston

    Lee Horsley, Pamela Hensley


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

    Matt Houston is an American crime drama series that aired on ABC from 1982 to 1985. Created by Lawrence Gordon, the series was produced by Aaron Spelling....  more

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    Hollywood Beat

    John Matuszak, Jack Scalia


    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Drama

    Hollywood Beat is a mid-1980s American television police drama starring Jack Scalia, Jay Acovone, Edward Winter and John Matuszak. The series aired Saturday night at 8:00 p.m Eastern time....  more
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    Nightingales (US)

    Kristy Swanson, Suzanne Pleshette


    Nightingales is an American medical drama television series that aired on NBC from January 21, 1989 to April 26, 1989. The series, produced by Aaron Spelling Productions, follows the stories of...  more