|2000 Malibu Road|
|Created by||Terry Louise Fisher|
|Written by||Kimberly Costello|
Terry Louise Fisher
|Directed by||Joel Schumacher|
Michael T. Weiss
|Theme music composer||James Newton Howard|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Executive producers||Terry Louise Fisher|
E. Duke Vincent
|Running time||22–24 minutes|
|Production companies||Fisher Entertainment|
Joel Schumacher Productions
CBS Paramount Television
CBS Television Distribution (current as of 2007)
|Original release||August 23 –|
September 9, 1992
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.
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 served as her agent. Jade owned the house. In order to leave her profession as a high priced prostitute, she took in roommates to help her pay for the house.
The series ended with several unresolved cliffhangers: Roger (Michael T. Weiss) was seen raping and beating Perry in a stairwell. Meanwhile, Porter's (Mitch Ryan) men shot Hal (Robert Foxworth) dead, and after arguing with Lindsay upon discovering she was sleeping with Eric (Brian Bloom), Joy was struck by lightning. Lisa Hartman provided a closing narration to serve as a (perfunctory) tie-up for the characters, though possibly only on overseas broadcasts.
The series was executive produced by Aaron Spelling, E. Duke Vincent, series creator Terry Louise Fisher, and Joel Schumacher, who also served as director.
Joel Schumaker directed at least the first five of the series' episodes.
|No.||Title||Original air date||Prod.|
|August 23, 1992||2709-001|
|2||"Episode 2"||August 23, 1992||2709-002|
|3||"Episode 3"||August 26, 1992||2709-003|
|4||"Episode 4"||September 2, 1992||2709-004|
|5||"Episode 5"||September 9, 1992||2709-005|
|6||"Episode 6"||September 9, 1992||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. However, Lisa Hartman had another version: as 2000 Malibu Road was facing Melrose Place in the same timeslot, Spelling was competing with himself and didn't want to weaken the ratings of Melrose Place.