The Guinness Book of World Records cites Aaron Spelling as the most productive television producer of all time. Since selling his first script to Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater in 1956, he has produced a record amount of television programming, more than 4,300 hours, including 266 hours of movies for television and 11 feature films.
Spelling Television has had several successful series on the air - 7th Heaven and Charmed and Any Day Now.
His incredible list of successes includes Dynasty, The Colbys, Hart to Hart, Charlie's Angels, Fantasy Island, Starsky and Hutch, The Love Boat, T.J. Hooker, Matt Houston, Vega$, The Mod Squad, The Rookies, Melrose Place, Beverly Hills, 90210, the daytime drama Sunset Beach and the highly acclaimed, award-winning series Family.
Among his critically acclaimed television movies are Best Little Girl in the World, Cracked Up, Jane's House, Day One and And the Band Played On, the latter two for which he received Emmy Awards. Spelling's prolific company has produced such feature films as Mr. Mom, Night, Mother, Surrender, Loose Cannons and Soapdish.
Spelling was the first producer to be honored by the Museum of Broadcasting and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the People's Choice Awards. He has been honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the Writers Guild of America. Spelling also received the NATPE Lifetime Achievement Award at the 1995 NATPE Conference Exhibition and Producer's Guild Lifetime Achievement Award. He received lifetime honors from his college alma mater, Southern Methodist University (SMU), and recently was honored by the Television Costumers Union.