Season 1, Episode 16 The Heir Apparent
First Aired: February 23, 1982
A wealthy widow (Brenda Benet) from New York seeks to adopt Will (Timothy Gibbs). Murphy: Merlin Olsen. Moses: Moses Gunn. Mae: Katherine Cannon. Charles: Ivor Barry.
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- Premiered: November 3, 1981
- Rating: None
- Premise: Michael Landon created this warm family drama about an 1870s frontiersman who poses as a priest to care for a group of orphans whose parents were killed when their mining town was destroyed. To keep the children from ending up in a workhouse, `Father' Murp… (more)