Television Westerns Episode Guide

All United States Series, 1949–1996

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About the Book

Since Hopalong Cassidy and the Lone Ranger blazed their first trails on television in 1949, Westerns have been the genre of choice for 180 series through 1996. Some (Gunsmoke, Bonanza, and Maverick, for example) were classics; others, such as 26 Men and Shotgun Slade, were quickly forgotten.
From Adventures of Briscoe County, Jr., through Zorro and Son, this comprehensive reference work covers all 180 Western series. Each entry opens with a listing of the broadcast history of the series, including original network, day and time. This is followed by a listing of the regular cast members and a brief premise of the series. The individual episodes are then covered, with the title, original air date, leading guest stars and a brief synopsis given. An exhaustive index completes the work.

About the Author(s)

Harris M. Lentz III, independent scholar and prodigious researcher, is the author of numerous reference works. He lives in Horseshoe Lake, Arkansas.

Bibliographic Details

Harris M. Lentz III
Format: softcover (8.5 x 11)
Pages: 576
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2012 [1997]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7386-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vi

Introduction      1

Bibliography      3

Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.      7

The Adventures of Champion      8

The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin      9

The Alaskans      16

Alias Smith and Jones      18

Annie Oakley      20

Barbary Coast      24

Bat Masterson      25

Bearcats!      31

Best of the West      31

Big Hawaii      32

The Big Valley      32

Black Saddle      38

Bonanza      40

Boots and Saddles      60

Bordertown      61

Branded      61

Brave Eagle      64

Bret Maverick      64

Broken Arrow      65

Bronco      68

Buckskin      72

Buffalo Bill, Jr.      74

Cade’s County      75

The Californians      77

Centennial      80

Cheyenne      81

The Chisholms      87

Cimarron City      87

Cimarron Strip      89

Circus Boy      90

The Cisco Kid      92

Cliffhangers—The Secret Empire      99

Colt .45      100

Cowboy G-Men      103

Cowboy in Africa      104

The Cowboys      106

Custer      106

The Dakotas      107

Daniel Boone (1960)      108

Daniel Boone (1964)      108

Davy Crockett      116

Death Valley Days      117

The Deputy      131

Desperado      134

Destry      134

Dirty Sally      135

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman      135

Dundee and the Culhane      140

Dusty’s Trail      141

Empire      141

F Troop      143

Father Murphy      145

Frontier      146

Frontier Circus      148

Frontier Doctor      149

Fury      150

The Gabby Hayes Show      155

The Gambler      155

The Gene Autry Show      155

Great Adventure      159

Gun Shy      160

The Guns of Will Sonnett      160

Gunslinger      162

Gunsmoke      163

Have Gun Will Travel      194

Hawkeye      205

Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans      207

Hec Ramsey      208

Here Come the Brides      209

The High Chaparral      211

Hondo      216

Hopalong Cassidy      217

Hotel De Paree      219

How the West Was Won      220

Iron Horse      222

Jefferson Drum      224

Jim Bowie      226

Johnny Ringo      229

Judge Roy Bean      231

Kit Carson      232

Klondike      235

Kung Fu      236

Lancer      239

Laramie      242

Laredo      248

Lash of the West      251

The Law of the Plainsman      251

Lawman      252

Lazarus Man      259

Legend      260

The Legend of Jesse James      261

Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp      262

The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams      273

Little House: A New Beginning      274

Little House on the Prairie      275

The Lone Ranger      282

The Loner      293

Lonesome Dove: The Series      294

Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years      295

A Man Called Shenandoah      296

Man from Blackhawk      297

Man Without a Gun      299

The Marshal of Gunsight Pass      301

Maverick      301

The Men from Shiloh      308

The Monroes      309

My Friend Flicka      310

Nakia      312

Ned Blessing: The Story of My Life and Times      313

The New Land      313

Nichols      313

Nine Lives of Effego Baca      314

Northwest Passage      315

The Oregon Trail      316

The Outcasts      317

The Outlaws (1960)      318

Outlaws (1987)      321

Overland Trail      321

Paradise      322

Pistols ’n’ Petticoats      325

Pony Express      326

The Quest      327

The Range Riders      327

Rango      331

Rawhide      332

The Rebel      343

Redigo      346

The Restless Gun      347

The Rifleman      351

Riverboat      359

The Road West      361

Rough Riders      363

The Rounders      365

The Roy Rogers Show      365

The Saga of Andy Burnett      370

Sara      370

Sergeant Preston of the Yukon      371

Shane      374

Shotgun Slade      375

Sky King      376

Stagecoach West      379

Steve Donovan, Western Marshal      381

Stoney Burke      383

Stories of the Century      384

Sugarfoot      386

Tales of the Texas Rangers      389

Tales of Wells Fargo      392

The Tall Man      401

Tate      405

Temple Houston      405

The Texan      407

Texas John Slaughter      411

Tomahawk      411

Tombstone Territory      412

Trackdown      416

The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters      420

26 Men      421

Two Faces West      424

Union Pacific      425

The Virginian      426

Wagon Train      438

Walker—Texas Ranger      454

Wanted—Dead or Alive      457

The Westerner      461

Whispering Smith      462

Wichita Town      463

Wide Country      464

Wild Bill Hickok      466

The Wild, Wild West      471

Wildside      477

Wrangler      477

Yancy Derringer      478

Young Dan’l Boone      479

Young Maverick      480

The Young Pioneers      480

Young Riders      480

Zane Grey Theater      483

Zorro (1957)      491

Zorro (1990)      495

Zorro and Son      495

Storyline Index      496

Personnel Index      499

Book Reviews & Awards

“Fans of old TV Westerns will be thrilled to see this in the reference section. A fun, reader-friendly addition”—Library Journal; “remarkable…they don’t make ‘em like that any more!”—Reference Review; “exhaustive, nearly four pound reference work covers 180 series”—Western Clippings; “a considerable achievement…. I only wish all other TV genres had books covering them as well as this one covers Westerns”—Big Reel; “valuable”—ARBA; “vast and fully indexed”—AB Bookman’s Weekly; “useful”—Reference & User Services Quarterly; “[includes] a name index and an extremely valuable storyline index, which serves as a marvelous subject guide”—Classic Images.