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S.W.A.T. Star Steve Forrest Dies at 87

Steve Forrest, who starred as Lt. Dan "Hondo" Harrelson on the 1970s series S.W.A.T., died peacefully on May 18 in Thousand Oaks, Calif., according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 87.

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Season 2, Episode 17
Joe tries to stop a homesteader he finds starting a fire on the Ponderosa and ends up shooting him in self-defense. Feeling responsible for the dead man's daughter, Joe brings the petulant daughter Willow back to the Ponderosa.

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Season 2, Episode 16
Ben sends Hoss and Joe to Sacremento to check on the widow of an old friend. Hoss falls in love with the woman, Helen Layton, and decides to bring her back to the Ponderosa. He intends to marry her, unaware that she is a chronic gambler.

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Free | Hulu Aired: 12/31/1960

Season 2, Episode 15
The son of Luke Grayson arrives from the East and learns that Ben Cartwright shot and killed his father. Ben fired only in self-defense and feels badly for the young man. Todd Grayson vows revenge.

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Season 2, Episode 14
Hoss tries to help Arnie, a childlike hulking man with a dangerous temper and great strength. Things seem to be going well until Arnie falls for a saloon girl. Hoss soon realizes that he's facing an uphill battle.

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S.W.A.T. Star Steve Forrest Dies at 87

Steve Forrest, who starred as Lt. Dan "Hondo" Harrelson on the 1970s series S.W.A.T., died peacefully on May 18 in Thousand Oaks, Calif., according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 87.

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Twilight Zone Actress Christine White Dies at 86

Christine White, an actress best known for The Twilight Zone, passed away on April 14 in Washington, D.C., the Carroll County Times reports. She was 86. read more

TV's Most Memorable End Games

That's a wrap! The stakes are rarely higher for a TV series than at the end of a season — whether it's signing off until next fall with a climactic grand gesture or taking a well-earned final bow. As part of TV Guide Magazine's Finale Preview issue (on newsstands this week), and reflecting the magazine's ongoing celebration of its 60th anniversary, we take a fond look at 60 of the best series and season finales of all time. We hate goodbyes, except when they're done this well.

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Bonanza Creator David Dortort Dies at 93

David Dortort, creator of the long-running hit Western Bonanza, has died. He was 93.

Dortort died Sunday at his Westwood, Calif., apartment, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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The Mentalist Season 1 and Other Announced Releases

New releases announced today, June 1:

Bonanza - The Official 1st Season, Volume 1 and Bonanza - The Official 1st Season, Volume 2 will be coming out September 1

C.S.I. - The 9th Season will be coming out September 1

Doctor Who - Planet of the Dead (DVD and Blu-ray Disc) will be coming out July 28

The Mentalist - The Complete 1st Season will be coming out September 22

NCIS - The 6th Season will be coming out August 25

TV Sets: Crime and Punishment and TV Sets: Beyond The Ordinary will be coming out August 25

Torchwood - Children of Earth (DVD and Blu-ray) will be coming out July 28

The Untouchables - Season 3, Volume 1 will be coming out August 25

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Premiered: September 12, 1959, on NBC
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Ben Cartwright and his three sons (by three wives) ride herd over the sprawling Ponderosa spread in 1860s Nevada in one of the most handsomely mounted and beloved series of all time. The first TV Western to be shown in color, it ran for 14 seasons; was the top-rated show for three of them (1964-65, '65-66 and '66-67); had a number of first-rank directors (including Robert Altman) work on some episodes; and inspired several `Bonanza' TV-movies (none especially distinctive).

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