Primetime soap from the company who brought us Dallas, Flamingo Road was set in Truro, Florida and the lead character was Sheriff Titus Semple who ruled the roost over the town.
The other main characters were the Weldon family (the wealthiest family in town) led by the ageing Claude Weldon, his son Skipper was now running the family business (a paper mill). Bitch of the show was Claude’s daughter Constance.
The show only managed to last for a couple of years and was based on the Robert Wilder novel which had been previously filmed in 1949.
USA / NBC-Lorimar / x60m-e / Broadcast 6 January 1981 – 13 July 1982
HOWARD DUFF as Sheriff Titus Semple
JOHN BECK as Sam Curtis
KEVIN McCARTHY as Claude Weldon
MORGAN FAIRCHILD as Constance Weldon Carlyle
BARBRA RUSH as Eudora Weldon
WOODY BROWN as Skipper
MARK HARMON as Fielding Carlyle
GLENN ROBARDS as Jasper (the butler)
PETER DONAT as Elmo Tyson
CRISTINA RAINES as Lane Ballou
STELLA STEVENS as Lute-Mae Sanders
DAVID SELBY as Michael Tyrone
CYNTHIA SIKES as Sande Swanson
FERNANDO ALLENDE as Julio Sanchez
GINA GALLEGO as Alicia Sanchez
DENISE GALIK as Christie Kovacs
MARCIS RODD as Alice Kovacs
SANDRA KEARNS as Beth MacDonald
JOHN SHEARIN as Deputy Tyler