Here Come the Brides

Here Come the Brides

Here Come the Brides is an American comedy Western series from Screen Gems that aired on the ABC television network from September 25th, 1968 to April 3rd, 1970.   The series was loosely based upon the Mercer Girls, Asa Mercer‘s efforts to bring civilization to old Seattle by importing marriageable women from the east coast of the United States in the 1860s, where the ravages of the American Civil […]

Lancer

Lancer

Lancer is an American Western series that aired on CBS from September 1968, to May 1970.  Lancer lasted for fifty-one hour-long episodes shot in color.  The series stars Andrew Duggan, James Stacy, and Wayne Maunder as a father with two half-brother sons, an arrangement similar to the more successful Bonanza on NBC. Duggan stars as […]

Shane

shane

Shane is a western television series that aired in 1966 and was based on the 1949 book of the same name by Jack Schaefer (there had also been a 1953 film of the novel, Shane). The series was created by Herschel Daugherty and Gary Nelson, and starred David Carradine as the title character.  The series, […]

Laredo

Laredo

Laredo is an American Western television series that aired on NBC from September 16th, 1965, to April 7th, 1967.  Laredo stars Neville Brand, William Smith, Peter Brown, and Philip Carey as Texas Rangers.  It is set on the Mexican border around Laredo, Texas.  The program was produced by Universal Television. The pilot episode of Laredo […]

Branded

Branded

Branded is an American Western series which aired on NBC from 1965 through 1966, sponsored by Procter & Gamble in its Sunday night 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time period, and starred Chuck Connors as Jason McCord, a United States Army Cavalry captain who had been drummed out of the service following an unjust accusation of cowardice. […]

Bonanza

bonanza

We got a right to pick a little fight Bonanza! If anyone fights anyone of us, he’s got a fight with me.  We’re not a one to saddle up and run Bonanza! Bonanza is an NBC television western series that ran from September 12th, 1959, to January 16th, 1973.  Lasting 14 seasons and 430 episodes, […]

Brave Eagle

Brave Eagle

Brave Eagle is a 26-episode half-hour western television series which aired on CBS from September 28th, 1955, to March 14th, 1956, with rebroadcasts continuing until June 6th.  Keith Larsen, who was of Norwegian descent, starred as Brave Eagle, a peaceful young Cheyenne chief. The program reflected the Native American viewpoint towards the settlement of the American West, and was the first series to feature an […]

The Adventures of Champion

The Adventures of Champion

The Adventures of Champion is an American children’s Western series that aired from September 23rd, 1955 to March 3rd, 1956 for 26 episodes on CBS.  In the United Kingdom, the series was re-broadcast under the title Champion the Wonder Horse. The series starred Barry Curtis as 12-year-old Ricky North, who lived on his uncle’s ranch […]

Warner Brothers Presents

Warner Brothers Presents

Warner Bros. Presents is the umbrella title for three series telecast as part of the 1955-56 season on ABC: Cheyenne, a new Western series that originated on Presents, and two based on classic Warner Bros. films, Casablanca and Kings Row. At first, Warner Bros., like most other Hollywood studios, had seen television as a threat that it wished would disappear. Jack Warner tried to dismiss it as a mere passing fad, but by […]

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman MacDonnell and writer John Meston.  The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West.  The central character is lawman Marshal Matt Dillon, played by William Conrad on radio and James Arness on television. […]

The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp

The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp is a western television series loosely based on the life of frontier marshal Wyatt Earp. The half-hour black-and-white program aired for 229 episodes on ABC from 1955 to 1961 and featured Hugh O’Brian in the title role. O’Brian was chosen for the role in part because of his […]

The Gene Autry Show

The Gene Autry Show

The Gene Autry Show is an American western/cowboy television series which aired for 91 episodes on CBS from July 23rd, 1950 until August 7th, 1956, originally sponsored by Wrigley’s Doublemint chewing gum. Series star Gene Autry had already established his singing cowboy character on radio and the movies.  Now he and his horse Champion were featured in a weekly television series of western adventures.  Gene’s role changed almost weekly […]

The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger is an American western drama television series that ran from 1949 to 1957, starring Clayton Moore (John Hart from 1952 to 1954) with Jay Silverheels as Tonto. The live-action series initially featured Gerald Mohr as the episode narrator.  Fred Foy served as both narrator and announcer of the radio series from 1948 […]

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