2000 MALIBU ROAD
Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Beals and Lisa Hartman (pre-Black) were among the residents of a swank beach house who dealt with everything from prostitution to being hit with lightening.
What do you get when you shoehorn Yasmine Bleeth, John Barrowman, Casper Van Dien, Perry King and Victoria Principal into a show about a family that divides their time between flying high as the heads of an aviation company and traversing the low road in their personal relationships? A very expensive, very unpopular NBC drama.
Just as 90210 began MELROSE PLACE, that apartment-set drama begat this pre-BEAUTIFUL LIFE look at how the pretty people live (but not eat… never eat) starring Linda Gray, Robert Beltran, Garcelle Beauvais and a pre-Matrix Carrie-Anne Moss.
FROM HERE TO ETERNITY
Based on the classic 1953 flick — and the less-classic 1979 miniseries — this sudsy take on life in the wake of the Pearl Harbor bombing starred Kim Basinger, William Devane, Don Johnson and Barbara Hershey.
Dana Delany was a housewife with desperation issues long before moving to Wisteria Lane. In this short-lived 2001 sudser, Delany presided over a California clan that included Balthazar Getty, Natasha Gregson Wagner and Martin Donovan.