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A Legacy Spanning Nearly 50 Years
Dark Shadows, the first gothic soap opera, originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966, to April 2, 1971. The series was created by Dan Curtis and became hugely popular with the introduction of vampire Barnabas Collins, played by Jonathan Frid. During its run of 1,225 episodes, it featured nearly every major gothic, horror and fantasy plot element and theme including ghosts, werewolves, zombies, man-made monsters, witches, warlocks, curses, possession, reincarnation, satanic cults, time travel and a parallel universe. Although the original series ran for only five years, its scheduling as a daily daytime drama allowed it to amass more single episodes than most other science-fiction/fantasy genre series produced for English-language television. Now regarded as something of a classic, it continues to enjoy an intense cult following. The series has also spawned three feature length films, a 1991 revival series, a range of novels, comics and audio dramas. Most notably, in 2012, director and long time fan of the show, Tim Burton released a film adaption starring Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins.
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Although there are many reasons as to why Dark Shadows was cancelled in 1971, what do you think was the overriding cause?
 
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What's the most endearing/annoying reoccurring blooper from the original series?
 
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Random Quote

"With all our ghosts, we don't need any strangers in the house."
Roger Collins, 1

On this day...

On July 22 in...

1966: Episode 30 is taped. Episode 20 airs on ABC.

1968: Episode 551 is taped. Episode 541 airs on ABC.

1969: Episode 808 is taped. Episode 801 airs on ABC.

1970: Episode 1068 is taped. Episode 1063 airs on ABC.

1992: Volumes 125, 126, 127 and 128 of the original Dark Shadows are released on VHS by MPI.

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