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
Composer(s)Bob Cobert
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes1,225 (list of episodes)
Producer(s)Robert Costello
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Dan Curtis Productions
DistributorABC Films
Worldvision Enterprises
CBS Television Distribution
Original networkABC
Picture formatBlack and white
(June 1966 – August 1967)
(August 1967 – April 1971)
Original 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]

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