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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.

Malibu Shores
GenreTeen drama/Soap opera
Created byMeg Richman
Written byJohn Eisendrath
Joel J. Feigenbaum
Meg Richman
Kathleen Rowell
Directed byChip Chalmers
Christopher Leitch
Martha Mitchell
Patrick R. Norris
Marina Sargenti
David Semel
Mark Sobel
StarringKeri 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 composerDan Foliart
Composer(s)Jeff Eden Fair
Ken Harrison
Starr Parodi
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Joel J. Feigenbaum
E. Duke Vincent
Aaron Spelling
Producer(s)Joseph B. Wallenstein
CinematographyRobert Primes
Editor(s)John Duffy
Running time45–48 minutes
Production company(s)Spelling Entertainment
Original networkNBC
Original releaseMarch 9 (1996-03-09) –
June 1, 1996 (1996-06-01)


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]



No.TitleOriginal air date
1"Pilot (Part 1)"9 March 1996 (1996-03-09)
2"Pilot (Part 2)"9 March 1996 (1996-03-09)
3"New Kids in Town"16 March 1996 (1996-03-16)
4"Against the Wall"23 March 1996 (1996-03-23)
5"The Lie"30 March 1996 (1996-03-30)
6"Cheating Hearts"6 April 1996 (1996-04-06)
7"The Competitive Edge"13 April 1996 (1996-04-13)
8"The Road Not Taken"20 April 1996 (1996-04-20)
9"Hotline"25 May 1996 (1996-05-25)
10"The Fall"1 June 1996 (1996-06-01)

Awards and nominationsEdit

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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