Dark Shadows

American gothic soap opera

Dark Shadows is an American gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966, to April 2, 1971.

Dark Shadows
Created byDan Curtis
Developed byArt Wallace
Written byGordon Russell
Sam Hall
Ron Sproat
Violet Welles
Malcolm Marmorstein
Art Wallace
Joe Caldwell
Francis Swann
Ralph Ellis
StarringJoan Bennett
Grayson Hall
Jonathan Frid
Nancy Barrett
Alexandra Moltke
Louis Edmonds
Kathryn Leigh Scott
David Selby
David Henesy
Lara Parker
Thayer David
ComposerBob Cobert
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes1,225 (list of episodes)
ProducerRobert Costello
Running time30 minutes
Production companyDan Curtis Productions
Original release
ReleaseJune 27, 1966 (1966-06-27) –
April 2, 1971 (1971-04-02)

In 2004 and 2007, it was ranked #19 and #23 on TV Guide's Top Cult Shows Ever.[1][2]