|2000 Malibu Road|
|Created by||Terry Louise Fisher|
|Written by||Kimberly Costello
Terry Louise Fisher
|Directed by||Joel Schumacher|
Michael T. Weiss
|Theme music composer||John Newton Howard|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Executive producer(s)||Terry Louise Fisher
E. Duke Vincent
|Running time||30 mins.|
|Original run||August 23, 1992 – September 9, 1992|
2000 Malibu Road is a short-lived prime time American soap opera that aired on CBS in the summer of 1992. The series starred Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Beals, Brian Bloom, Scott Bryce, Lisa Hartman, Tuesday Knight, and Michael T. Weiss.
The show dealt with four women living together at a beach house located at 2000 Malibu Road: Jade (Lisa Hartman), a former prostitute trying to get out of the profession; Perry (Jennifer Beals), a young lawyer also escaping from her past (i.e. a slain fiance police officer and a serious drinking problem); Lindsay (Drew Barrymore), a would-be actress trying to get the right break; and Joy (Tuesday Knight), Lindsay's overweight, overprotective, two-faced, manipulative sister. Jade owned the house. In order to leave her profession as a high priced prostitute, she took in roommates to help her pay for the house.
The series ended with an unresolved cliffhanger. In it, Roger (Michael T. Weiss) was seen raping and beating Perry in a stairwell. Meanwhile, Porter's (Mitch Ryan) men shot Hal (Robert Foxworth) dead, and after arguing with Lindsey upon discovering she was sleeping with Eric (Brian Bloom), Joy was struck by lightning. Lisa Hartman did a narration to serve as a (perfunctory) tie-up for the loose ends.
The series premiere earned good ratings, ranking in at #2 in the Nielson ratings. CBS ordered four more episodes of the series, but canceled it after six episodes. According to executive producer Aaron Spelling, the series was set to be renewed, but producers could not come to terms on license fees.