VIDEO: On This Day 12/4 - FALCON CREST Premieres on CBS
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by TV News Desk
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On December 4, 1981 FALCON CREST premiered on the CBS network. The primetime soap opera aired for nine seasons until it left the air on May 17, 1990. A total of 227 episodes were produced. Below, check out the theme song and opening credits from the 1985 season!
FALCON CREST revolved around the feuding factions of the wealthy Gioberti/Channing family in the Californian wine industry. Jane Wyman starred as Angela Channing, the tyrannical matriarch of the Falcon Crest Winery, alongside Robert Foxworth as Chase Gioberti, Angela's nephew who returns to Falcon Crest following the death of his father. The series was set in the fictitious Tuscany Valley (modeled after the Napa Valley) northeast of San Francisco.