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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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Beverly Hills, 90210 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Luke Perry

Premiered: 1990

Genres (Tv): Soap opera, Teen drama

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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Charlie's Angels is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith

Premiered: 1976

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, 1976 to June 24, 1981, producing five seasons and 110 episodes. The series was created by Ivan Goff ...more

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#169 of 590 The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time #283 of 422 The Best TV Shows to Rewatch #75 of 89 The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows

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The Love Boat is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange

Premiered: 1977

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

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 ...more

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#60 of 590 The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time #75 of 214 The Most Important TV Sitcomslisted on The Longest Running US Sitcoms

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Dynasty is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Joan Collins

Premiered: 1981

Genres (Tv): Soap opera, 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, ...more

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#284 of 590 The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time #181 of 293 The Greatest TV Dramas of All Timelisted on Longest Running US Soap Operas

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Charmed is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
Rose1 added Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano

Premiered: 1998

Genres (Tv): Drama, Fantasy, Supernatural

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 ...more

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The Best Seasons of Charmed #90 of 807 The Best TV Shows To Binge Watchlisted on Longest Running US Drama Shows

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T. J. Hooker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
William Shatner, Heather Locklear, Adrian Zmed

Premiered: 1982

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Police procedural, 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 ...more

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#77 of 125 The Best Serial Cop Dramas of All Time #87 of 510 The Best Shows of the 1980s, Ranked #146 of 154 The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows

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Hotel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
James Brolin, Anne Baxter, Michelle Phillips

Premiered: 1983

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, ...more

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#29 of 95 The All-Time Best Primetime Soap Operas #286 of 510 The Best Shows of the 1980s, Ranked #22 of 34 The Greatest Suspense TV Shows

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Fantasy Island is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
AlanBobet added Ricardo Montalban, Hervé Villechaize, Christopher Hewett

Premiered: 1978

Genres (Tv): Drama, Comedy-drama, Fantasy television, 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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#183 of 341 The Best Sci-Fi Television Series Of All Time #245 of 590 The Best TV Theme Songs of All Timelisted on Longest Running US Drama Shows

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Hart to Hart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
Jacquie Wallis added Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers, Lionel Stander

Premiered: 1979

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

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 ...more

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#197 of 590 The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time #29 of 69 The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series #31 of 89 The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows

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Melrose Place is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
Heather Locklear, Andrew Shue, Courtney Thorne-Smith

Premiered: 1992

Genres (Tv): Soap opera, Drama

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 ...more

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#302 of 388 The Best TV Shows of The Last 20 Years #20 of 43 The Best '90s TV Dramaslisted on Longest Running US Soap Operas

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The Mod Squad is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
AlanBobet added Michael Cole, Clarence Williams III, Peggy Lipton

Premiered: 1968

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure

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, ...more

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#321 of 590 The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time #82 of 125 The Best Serial Cop Dramas of All Time #80 of 272 The Best '70s TV Shows

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The Smothers Brothers Sh... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
Tom Smothers, Dick Smothers, Don Novello

Premiered: 1965

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, ...more
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The Love Boat: The Next ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
Joan Severance, Robert Urich, Heidi Mark

Premiered: 1998

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.
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Family is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
AlanBobet added Sada Thompson, James Broderick, Gary Frank

Premiered: 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 ...more
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The Rookies is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
AlanBobet added Kate Jackson, Georg Stanford Brown, Michael Ontkean

Premiered: 1972

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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#110 of 125 The Best Serial Cop Dramas of All Time #150 of 272 The Best '70s TV Shows #94 of 150 The Best TV Crime Dramas

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BH90210 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
Gabrielle Carteris, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth

Premiered: 2019

Genres (Tv): Comedy-drama

BH90210 (Fox, 2019) is an American comedy-drama miniseries, and the sixth series in the franchise. 19 years after the end of the first series, the original cast members (Jason Priestley, Jennie ...more
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The Colbys is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
Charlton Heston, Barbara Stanwyck, Katharine Ross

Premiered: 1985

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 ...more

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#9 of 95 The All-Time Best Primetime Soap Operas #21 of 222 The Greatest Soap Operas of All Time

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Savannah is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
George Eads, Jamie Luner, Robyn Lively

Premiered: 1996

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.

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#20 of 95 The All-Time Best Primetime Soap Operas #31 of 222 The Greatest Soap Operas of All Time

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Summerland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
Zac Efron, Taylor Lautner, Lori Loughlin

Premiered: 2004

Genres (Tv): Soap opera, Drama

Summerland is an American drama television series created by Stephen Tolkin and Lori Loughlin. It is centered on a clothing designer in her 30s, Ava Gregory, raising her niece and nephews after ...more
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Vega$ is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
Robert Urich, Phyllis Davis, Greg Morris

Premiered: 1978

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama

Vega$ is an American detective television drama series that aired on ABC from 1978 until 1981. It was produced by Aaron Spelling. The series was filmed in its entirety in Las Vegas, Nevada. It ...more

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7th Heaven is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks, Jessica Biel

Premiered: 1996

Genres (Tv): Teen drama, 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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Pacific Palisades is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
Joan Collins, Michelle Stafford, Finola Hughes

Premiered: 1997

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

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Matt Houston is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
Lee Horsley, Pamela Hensley, Lincoln Kilpatrick

Premiered: 1982

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.

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#33 of 37 '80s Shows You Want To See Rebooted #108 of 233 The Best Ever Police Procedural Shows

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Sunset Beach is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
Sunset Beach Kelly Hu, Susan Ward, Laura Harring

Premiered: 1997

Genres (Tv): Soap opera, Drama

Sunset Beach is an American television soap opera that aired on NBC from January 6, 1997 to December 31, 1999. The show follows the loves and lives of the people living in the Orange County ...more
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Titans is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Aaron Spelling Shows and TV Series
Yasmine Bleeth, John Barrowman, Victoria Principal

Premiered: 2000

Genres (Tv): Soap opera, Drama

Titans is an American prime time soap opera that debuted on October 4, 2000 on NBC. Thirteen episodes were filmed, of which eleven were actually aired. Produced by Aaron Spelling, the series was ...more