There was a reason ABC was referred to as Aaron’s Broadcasting Co. in the late 1970s.
Uber-producer Spelling’s string of hits for the Alphabet wasn’t exactly PBS — a poster of barely clothed Charlie’s Angel Farrah Fawcett was on every 15-year-old boys’ bedroom — but it was addictive. “Fantasy Island,” “Love Boat,” “Vegas,” “Hart to Hart” and “Dynasty” were all anecdotes to America’s tough times (hostages, unemployment, gas shortage).
Three decades later, the 82-year-old refuses to slow down, ready to break another hit. He and producing partner E. Duke Vincent have 21 scripts in development.