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Somerset (1970–1976)

TV Series | 30 min | Drama

Somerset debuted as another pedestrian daytime drama, revolving around the powerful conglomerate Delaney Brands and its effect on the fictional community of Somerset, Illinois. Two years into its run, the serial was transformed into a ...See moreSomerset debuted as another pedestrian daytime drama, revolving around the powerful conglomerate Delaney Brands and its effect on the fictional community of Somerset, Illinois. Two years into its run, the serial was transformed into a crime-laden melodrama similar to CBS's "The Edge of Night". For the next four years, newspaper publisher Julian Cannell took center stage as Somerset was besieged by arson, blackmail, extortion, and murder. Written by Mark Faulkner See less
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1   |   Unknown   See all
Writers
Roy Winsor (head writer) | Henry Slesar (head writer) | Frank Salisbury | Robert Cenadella (series creator) & 6 more
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Updated Mar 30, 1970

Release date (First episode)
Mar 30, 1970 (United States)

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131 cast members
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Eleanor Phelps
Hilda Benson Hilda Benson   See fewer
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Joel Crothers
Julian Cannell Julian Cannell   See fewer
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Ray Fulmer
Martin Nell Dillard Martin Nell Dillard   See fewer
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Fawne Harriman
Ginger Kurtz Cooper #3 Ginger Kurtz Cooper #3   See fewer
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Audrey Landers
Heather Lawrence Kane Heather Lawrence Kane   See fewer
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Mary Woronov
Stephanie Dillard Stephanie Dillard   See fewer
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JoBeth Williams
Carrie Wheeler Carrie Wheeler   See fewer
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Barry Jenner
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Gene Bua
Steve Slade Steve Slade   See fewer
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Michael Lipton
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Ed Kemmer
Ben Grant Ben Grant   See fewer
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Harriet Hall
Andrea Moore Andrea Moore   See fewer
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Gloria Hoye
Dr. Terri Martin Kurtz Dr. Terri Martin Kurtz   See fewer
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Veleka Gray
Victoria Paisley Victoria Paisley   See fewer
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Tina Sloan
Kate Thornton Cannell Kate Thornton Cannell   See fewer
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James O'Sullivan
Dr. Jerry Kane Dr. Jerry Kane   See fewer
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Jane Rose
Becky Winkle Becky Winkle   See fewer
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Paul Sparer
Rex Cooper Rex Cooper   See fewer
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Gary Swanson
Greg Mercer Greg Mercer   See fewer
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Bill Hunt
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Georgann Johnson
Ellen Grant Ellen Grant   See fewer
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Bibi Besch
Eve Lawrence Paisley Eve Lawrence Paisley   See fewer
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Sean Ward
Joe Cooper Joe Cooper   See fewer
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Ellen Barber
Marian Parker Marian Parker   See fewer
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Stanley Grover
Mark Mercer Mark Mercer   See fewer
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Toni Bull Bua
Denny Saunders Denny Saunders   See fewer
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Dan Briskin Dan Briskin   See fewer
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Bruce Gray
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Ron Martin
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David Grant David Grant   See fewer
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Jordan Charney
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Eugene Smith
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Polly Rowles
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Joseph Sirola
Fred Harrington Fred Harrington   See fewer
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Ann Wedgeworth
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Nancy Pinkerton
Karen MacMillan Karen MacMillan   See fewer
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Robert Milli
Wayne Addison Wayne Addison   See fewer
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Robin Strasser
Rachel Davis Matthews Frame Clark Rachel Davis Matthews Frame Clark   See fewer
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Nancy Wickwire
Elizabeth 'Aunt Liz' Matthews Elizabeth 'Aunt Liz' Matthews   See fewer
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Carol Roux
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7.8 / 10 | 52 votes