Bret Maverick

1981, TV Show

NBC gambled that audiences would ante up for the return of James Garner as the amiable antihero in the role that made him a star in the 1950s. The part was still a good fit for Garner (who has always had charm to burn), but viewers preferred the younger rogue over the reserved, more mature cowboy, and the series soon busted.

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Paid | Amazon Instant Video Aired: 5/4/1982

Season 1, Episode 17
James Garner returns to his signature role, as the affable grifting gambler. BRET MAVERICK sees the king of cardsharps getting tied down and trying to play it respectable - almost! After winning a saloon in a high-stakes poker game, Bret sets down roots, and partners up with an upright ex-sheriff. But rogues win out, and Bret still schemes and stirs up trouble, despite the sheriff's best efforts.

Paid | Amazon Instant Video Aired: 5/4/1982

Season 1, Episode 17
Guthrie tries to persuade Maverick to lay low until after the election, but Bret is working on his biggest con ever

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Paid | Amazon Instant Video Aired: 4/27/1982

Season 1, Episode 16
Bret and Tom guard a gold shipment

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Paid | Amazon Instant Video Aired: 4/20/1982

Season 1, Episode 15
A cult leader legally grabs the townspeople's land, and Bret schemes to get it back. Second of a two-part episode

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Premiered: December 01, 1981, on NBC
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Premise: NBC gambled that audiences would ante up for the return of James Garner as the amiable antihero in the role that made him a star in the 1950s. The part was still a good fit for Garner (who has always had charm to burn), but viewers preferred the younger rogue over the reserved, more mature cowboy, and the series soon busted.

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