The Ponderosa was a spin-off prequel to the long-running series "Bonanza" and starred Matthew Carmody as Adam Cartwright. Unlike its' predecessor "The Ponderosa" focused less on gunfire and shootouts and more on family dynamics and relationships. This may have led to it's low ratings and the resultant cancellation after one season.
Last Episode01x20 Fugitive Aired: May. 12, 2002
Sam Newborn returns on the run after a new law states that escaped slaves in any territory must be captured and returned to their owners.
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