Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 12, 1959
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
NBC TV Network
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Bonanza

The Cartwright's thousand-square-mile Ponderosa Ranch is located near Virginia City, Nevada, site of the Comstock Silver Lode, during and after the Civil War. Each of the sons was born to a different wife of Ben's; none of the mothers is still alive. Adventures are typical western ones, with lots of personal relationships/problems thrown in as well

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14x16 The Hunter Aired: Jan. 16, 1973

- Bill Tanner, posing as a soldier he had killed earlier, is searching like a predator for Joe, and his wagon stocked with goods, as his prey. …

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The show had 14 seasons and 437 episodes air between 1959 and 1973.

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  • When Dan Blocker died unexpectedly shortly before filming began for the final season, it was decided to have Hoss die too by having him killed in an accident. The opening episode, a two-hour…
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    When Dan Blocker died unexpectedly shortly before filming began for the final season, it was decided to have Hoss die too by having him killed in an accident. The opening episode, a two-hour special in which Little Joe marries only to see his bride die, was originally scripted to feature Hoss. This was the first time a TV series had incorporated an actor's death into the storyline by having his character die.
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  • From the third season on, the Cartwrights and nearly every other recurring character on the show wore the same clothing in almost every episode. This was done to cut the cost of re-filming…
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    From the third season on, the Cartwrights and nearly every other recurring character on the show wore the same clothing in almost every episode. This was done to cut the cost of re-filming action shots (such as riding clips in-between scenes), as previously-shot stock footage could be reused.
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  • A recurring situation was that every time one of the Cartwrights became seriously involved with a woman, she died from a malady, was slain, or left with someone else.
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