Episodes: 227 (hour)
TV show dates: December 4, 1981 – May 17, 1990
Series status: Cancelled/ended
Performers include: Jane Wyman, Lorenzo Lamas, Chao Li Chi, David Selby, Susan Sullivan, Margaret Ladd, Ana Alicia, Robert Foxworth, William R. Moses and Abby Dalton
TV show description:
This primetime soap opera centers around the wealthy and combative Gioberti family which owns the Falcon Crest vineyards.
Tough and corrupt matriarch Angela Channing (Jane Wyman) primarily ran the family company until her brother died and his honorable son, Chase Gioberti (Robert Foxworth), inherited part of the vineyards and winery.
Other characters include Angela’s emotionally troubled daughter Emma (Margaret Ladd); daughter Julia (Abby Dalton) and lazy grandson Lance Cumson (Lorenzo Lamas); winery heiress Melissa Agretti (Ana Alicia); Chase’s sympathetic wife Maggie (Susan Sullivan), adult son Cole (William R. Moses), and college student Vickie (Jamie Rose, Dana Sparks).