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Bonanza

Stories of Old West Adventure with the Cartwright family and the Ponderosa Ranch. One of the longest running television shows ever! About the Cartwright family and the Ponderosa Ranch. This was one of the most loved westerns of all time. Originally airing from 1959 – 1973. Ben, Adam, Hoss, and Little Joe. Regular Cast – Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts, Victor Sen Yung, David Canary, Mitch Vogel, Ray Teal, Bing Russell, Tim Matheson.
Bonanza and The Ponderosa Ranch premiered on September 12, 1959, and the final episode broadcast on January 16, 1973. Bonanza’s initial season aired on Saturday evenings and placed at number 45 in the Nielsen ratings. During its second season the series moved up to number 17. Bonanza was moved to Sunday nights at 9:00 PM at the start of its third season. In that time slot the ratings soared and the series become second only to Wagon Train as the most popular program on American prime time television. Families stopped what they were doing to settle in and watch the Cartwrights. Bonanza remained in the top ten of the ratings until its twelfth season and ranked at number one in its sixth, seventh, and eighth seasons. Bonanza also became a worldwide success as it was broadcast in nearly 50 countries, including Canada, Brazil, Yugoslavia, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Australia, and Japan.
Following Dan Blocker’s death in May 1972 after season thirteen ended, Greene, Landon, and Vogel continued the series into a fourteenth season, with Canary returning as Candy and Tim Matheson was introduced as ex-prisoner and newly hired ranch-hand Griff King. The program was moved to Tuesday nights where it slipped badly in the ratings to number 52 and was subsequently cancelled. Bonanza has, continued to be popular in syndication.

A Rose for Lotta

Death on Sun Mountain

The Newcomers

The Paiute War

Enter Mark Twain

The Julia Bulette Story

The Saga of Annie O’Toole

The Phillip Diedesheimer Story

Mr. Henry Comstock

The Magnificent Adah

The Truckee Strip

The Hanging Posse

Vendetta

The Sisters

The Last Hunt

El Toro Grande

The Outcast

A House Divided

The Gunmen

Mistaking Hoss and Little Joe for bloodthirsty hired killers two feuding families in a small Texas town cause the boys a lot of trouble. Starring Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Lorne Greene.

The Fear Merchants

The Spanish Grant

Blood on the Land

Desert Justice

The Stranger

Escape to Ponderosa

The Avenger

The Last Trophy

San Francisco

Bitter Water

Feet of Clay

Dark Star

Death At Dawn

Showdown

The Mission

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Badge Without Honor

The Mill

The Hopefuls

Denver McKee

Day of Reckoning

The Abduction

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Breed of Violence

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The Last Viking

The Trail Gang

The Savage

Silent Thunder

The Ape

The Blood Line

The Courtship

Stories of Old West Adventure with the Cartwright family and the Ponderosa Ranch. One of the longest running television shows ever! About the Cartwright family and the Ponderosa Ranch. This was one of the most loved westerns of all time. Originally airing from 1959 – 1973. Ben, Adam, Hoss, and Little Joe. Regular Cast – …

The Spitfire

The Bride

Bank Run

The Fugitive

Vengeance

Tax Collector

The Rescue

The Dark Gate

The Duke

Cutthroat Junction

The Gift

The Rival

The Infernal Machine

The Thunderhead Swindle

The Secret

The Dream Riders

Elizabeth, My Love

Sam Hill

The Smiler