|Created by||Diane Messina Stanley|
|Written by||Heather Conkie|
Joel J. Feigenbaum
Lynn Marie Latham
Diane Messina Stanley
|Directed by||Gabrielle Beaumont|
Charles Pratt, Jr.
James Whitmore, Jr.
|Theme music composer||Dan Foliart|
|Opening theme||"Pacific Palisades"|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producers||Aaron Spelling|
Diane Messina Stanley
E. Duke Vincent
|Running time||45 min|
|Production company||Aaron Spelling Productions|
|Distributor||CBS Television Distribution|
|Original release||April 9 –|
July 30, 1997
Pacific Palisades is an American soap opera that aired on Fox during prime time from April to July 1997. Produced by Aaron Spelling, the show was cancelled after thirteen episodes despite a last-minute attempt to increase ratings by casting Joan Collins as Laura's mother.
The show was originally supposed to be a vehicle for Erika Eleniak. She was due to play the Laura Sinclair role which was eventually given to Kimberley Davies.
Set in the Los Angeles district of the same name, the series follows the lives of young professionals who have it all, but haven't paid for it yet, on the Southern California fast track to fame, fortune, scandal and ruin.
The cast of characters includes Joanna (Michelle Stafford) and Nick Hadley (Jarrod Emick), a young married couple who left their native Midwest for the Pacific Coast where Nick has landed a job as an architect; Joanna's troubled teenage sister Rachel Whittaker (Natalia Cigliuti) – later discovered to be her illegitimate daughter at the end of the series; Rachel's friends Ashley (Jennifer Banko) and Michael (J. Trevor Edmond) who excel in sneakiness; Robert (Greg Evigan) and Kate Russo (Finola Hughes), whose sterling life is beginning to tarnish; Jessica Mitchell (Jocelyn Seagrave), a rising professional whose choice of men leads to trouble; Matt Dunning (Lucky Vanous), a construction businessman with a dark side; Laura Sinclair (Kimberley Davies), a real estate agent who does whatever it takes to close a deal; Cory Robbins (Dylan Neal), a promising but manipulative plastic surgeon; and beautiful Beth Hooper (Brittney Powell), who rents an apartment from Laura and is being romanced by Cory.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||"Welcome to the Neighborhood"||Richard Lang||Diane Messina Stanley & James Stanley||April 9, 1997|
|2||"The Bet"||Eleanore Lindo||Joel J. Feigenbaum||April 16, 1997|
|3||"The Other Woman"||David Semel||Diane Messina Stanley||April 23, 1997|
|4||"All Hell Breaks Loose"||Chip Chalmers||Heather Conkie||April 30, 1997|
|5||"Mothers and Other Strangers"||Les Sheldon||Carla Kettner||May 7, 1997|
|6||"Runaway"||James Whitmore, Jr.||James Stanley||June 11, 1997|
|7||"Past & Present Danger"||David Semel||Heather Conkie||June 18, 1997|
|8||"Desperate Measure"||Richard Denault||Joel J. Feigenbaum||June 25, 1997|
|9||"Best Laid Plans"||Gabrielle Beaumont||Lynn Marie Latham||July 2, 1997|
|10||"Private Showing"||Les Sheldon||Diane Messina Stanley||July 9, 1997|
|11||"Motherly Love"||Mel Damski||Lynn Marie Latham||July 16, 1997|
|12||"Sweet Revenge"||David Semel||James Stanley||July 23, 1997|
|13||"End Game"||Les Sheldon||Peter Dunne||July 30, 1997|