2000 Malibu Road
GenreSoap opera
Created byTerry Louise Fisher
Written by
  • Kimberly Costello
  • Terry Louise Fisher
Directed byJoel Schumacher
Theme music composerJames Newton Howard
ComposerMarty Davich
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
Executive producers
ProducerDarren Frankel
Production companies
Original release
ReleaseAugust 23 (1992-08-23) –
September 9, 1992 (1992-09-09)

2000 Malibu Road is an American prime time soap opera television series that aired on CBS during the summer from August 23 to September 9, 1992. The series stars Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Beals, Brian Bloom, Scott Bryce, Lisa Hartman, Tuesday Knight and Michael T. Weiss.[1]


The show deals with four women living together at a beach house located at 2000 Malibu Road: Jade (Lisa Hartman), a former prostitute trying to get out of the profession; Perry (Jennifer Beals), a young lawyer also escaping from her past (i.e. a slain fiancé police officer and a serious drinking problem); Lindsay (Drew Barrymore), a would-be actress trying to get the right break; and Joy (Tuesday Knight), Lindsay's overweight, overprotective, two-faced, manipulative sister, who also serves as her agent. Jade owns the house. In order to leave her profession as a high priced prostitute, she takes in roommates to help her pay for the house.

The series ends with several unresolved cliffhangers: Roger (Michael T. Weiss) is seen raping and beating Perry in a stairwell. Meanwhile, Porter's (Mitch Ryan) men shoot Hal (Robert Foxworth) dead, and after arguing with Lindsay upon discovering she was sleeping with Eric (Brian Bloom), Joy is struck by lightning.[2] Lisa Hartman provided a closing narration to provide a perfunctory resolution for the characters, though possibly only for overseas broadcasts.[3]





The series was executive produced by Aaron Spelling, E. Duke Vincent, series creator Terry Louise Fisher, and Joel Schumacher, who also served as director.[4]


Joel Schumaker directed at least the first five of the series' episodes.

List of 2000 Malibu Road episodes
No.TitleOriginal air dateProd.
code [5]
1"Episode 1"
August 23, 1992 (1992-08-23)2709-001
2"Episode 2"August 23, 1992 (1992-08-23)2709-002
3"Episode 3"August 26, 1992 (1992-08-26)2709-003
4"Episode 4"September 2, 1992 (1992-09-02)2709-004
5"Episode 5"September 9, 1992 (1992-09-09)2709-005
6"Episode 6"September 9, 1992 (1992-09-09)2709-006


The series premiere earned decent ratings, but ratings fell from there and it was canceled after six episodes. According to executive producer Aaron Spelling, producers could not come to terms on license fees with CBS,[4] though Lisa Hartman Black theorized that Melrose Place on Fox had premiered two months before and was placed in the same timeslot on CBS. Spelling thus saw more upside (and fewer issues with Fox standards and practices) with Melrose Place than Malibu, and chose the former instead going forward.[6]


  1. ^ Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle (2003). "2000 Malibu Road (Serial Drama)". The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946–Present (8th ed.). New York: Ballantine Books. p. 1246. ISBN 978-0-345-45542-0.
  2. ^ To Be DIScontinued! - The Hall of Unresolved TV Cliffhangers: 1990-95
  3. ^ Humphries, Scott (2023). The Age of Melodramatic Miniseries: When Glamour Ruled on Television. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland and Company. p. 172. ISBN 9781476691626.
  4. ^ a b Spelling, Aaron; Graham, Jefferson (2002). Aaron Spelling: A Prime-Time Life. Macmillan. p. 223. ISBN 0-312-31344-6.
  5. ^ From the United States Copyright Office catalog: "Public Catalog - Copyright Catalog (1978 to present) - Basic Search [search: "Freshman Dorm"]". United States Copyright Office. Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  6. ^ "Sing no sad songs for Lisa Hartman Black". The Nevada Herald, Nevada, Missouri. March 21, 1993.