Malibu Shores
Created byMeg Richman
Theme music composerDan Foliart
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
ProducerJoseph B. Wallenstein
CinematographyRobert Primes
EditorJohn Duffy
Running time45–48 minutes
Production companySpelling Entertainment
Original release
ReleaseMarch 9 (1996-03-09) –
June 1, 1996 (1996-06-01)

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.


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]





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No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Pilot"Christopher LeitchStory by : Meg Richman
Teleplay by : Meg Richman & Kathleen Rowell
March 9, 1996 (1996-03-09)
3"New Kids in Town"Chip ChalmersKathleen RowellMarch 16, 1996 (1996-03-16)
4"Against the Wall"Mark SobelJoel J. FeigenbaumMarch 23, 1996 (1996-03-23)
5"The Lie"Marina SargentiKathleen Rowell, John Eisendrath & Bay WalkerMarch 30, 1996 (1996-03-30)
6"Cheating Hearts"Patrick R. NorrisJohn EisendrathApril 6, 1996 (1996-04-06)
7"The Competitive Edge"David SemelKathleen RowellApril 13, 1996 (1996-04-13)
8"The Road Not Taken"Martha MitchellJoel J. FeigenbaumApril 20, 1996 (1996-04-20)
9"Hotline"David SemelJohn EisendrathMay 25, 1996 (1996-05-25)
10"The Fall"Mark SobelKathleen RowellJune 1, 1996 (1996-06-01)

Awards and nominations

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.