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'Knots Landing' stars initially didn't know premise: 'I thought it was about Andy Griffith and a houseboat'


Added 01-19-20 10:20:03pm EST - “In Hollywood, when a formula proves itself to be successful, it's often replicated or developed into a different property.” - Foxnews.com

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Fox411: 'Knots Landing' star Donna Mills talks about returning to her comedic roots, and landing the role of Abby Cunningham.

LOS ANGELES – In Hollywood, when a formula proves itself to be successful, it's often replicated or developed into a different property. Such was the case with “Knots Landing,” a spinoff of the wildly popular television series “Dallas” that premiered in December 1979 and ran for 14 seasons and 344 episodes before its ending in May 1993.

“Knots Landing” surrounded the ebb-and-flow lives of four married couples who converged on a fictitious southern California cul-de-sac known as Seaview Circle.

The series' three leading ladies – Donna Mills, 79, Joan Van Ark, 76, and Michele Lee, 77 – captured the hearts of women in households throughout America and ushered in a new way of storytelling that allowed mothers and women of different backgrounds to connect.

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