In 1997, much of the cast reunited for a two-part mini-series entitled Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac.In 2005, they reunited again for the non-fiction special Knots Landing Reunion: Together Again in which the cast reminisced about their time on the show.Storylines included rape, murder, kidnapping, assassinations, drug smuggling, corporate intrigue and criminal investigations.Though initially not as popular as Dallas, Knots Landing eventually outlasted it and garnered much critical acclaim.The series peaked during the 1983–84 season with a 20.8 rating (finishing in 11th place) and a 20.0 rating for the 1984–85 season (when it finished 9th).This can be attributed, in part, to more dramatic storylines as the series became more soap-opera like, and the gradual inclusion of newer characters to interact with the original cast.After Dallas became a hit, Jacobs was then able to adapt Knots Landing as a spin-off series by way of incorporating characters originally introduced in the parent series.The series was largely inspired by a 1957 movie No Down Payment but also by the 1973 Ingmar Bergman television miniseries Scenes from a Marriage.
There were 344 episodes and 14 seasons of Knots Landing from 1979 to 1993.
By the time of its conclusion, Knots Landing had become one of the longest-running primetime dramas on U. Although a spin-off of Dallas, the concept predates that series, and was initially rebuffed by CBS in 1977, as the network wanted something more "saga-like".
Jacobs then created Dallas, which the network accepted and premiered in 1978.
Dallas itself was revived in 2012, with characters from Knots Landing appearing in its second season.
Knots Landing is an American prime time television soap opera that aired on CBS from December 27, 1979, to May 13, 1993.A spin-off of Dallas, it was set in a fictitious coastal suburb of Los Angeles, and centered on the lives of four married couples living in a cul-de-sac, Seaview Circle. Knots Landing was created by David Jacobs (one-time writer of Family and later producer of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman) in conjunction with producer Michael Filerman (who would also later co-produce Falcon Crest).