Falcon Crest is an American primetime television soap opera which aired on the CBS network for nine seasons, from December 4, 1981 to May 17, 1990. A total of 227 episodes were produced. The series centers around the feuding factions of the wealthy Channing/Gioberti family in the Californian wine industry. The series was set in the fictitious Tuscany Valley (modeled after the Napa Valley) just north of San Francisco. The show was created by Earl Hamner, noted for his work on The Waltons which had just finished its last season in 1980?ì1981. Hamner wanted to create a family drama involving the wine industry, but CBS requested he make the show more sensational, along the lines of Dallas. They then scheduled Falcon Crest at 10PM, right after the top-rated Dallas. The Dallas-Falcon Crest one-two punch proved lucrative for CBS and Falcon Crest was a Top 20 show in the Nielsens for several years: ranking 13th in the 1981?ì1982 season, 8th in the 1982?ì1983 season, 7th in the 1983?ì1984 season, and 10th in the 1984?ì1985 season. Both shows (like The Waltons) were produced for CBS by the same company, Lorimar. Falcon Crest's heraldic theme was composed by Bill Conti, who also composed the themes to Dynasty, The Colbys and Cagney & Lacey. The show revolved around Angela Channing (played by Academy Award-winning actress Jane Wyman), a corrupt, despotic matriarch who ruled with an iron fist over the Falcon Crest vineyards. Angela's honorable nephew Chase Gioberti (Robert Foxworth) was new to the area and had just inherited a portion of the Falcon Crest vineyards and winery from his father, Angela's brother Jason Gioberti (who died after a fall in the winery during the premiere episode). The rivalry between the established professional and the newcomer, who were tied together as blood relatives, set the tone for much of the series.
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