Season 17, Episode 5 New Doctor in Town
First Aired: October 11, 1971
A new doctor is trying to fill Doc Adams' shoes, only to find acceptance hard to come by. Matt: James Arness. Dr. Chapman: Pat Hingle. Festus: Ken Curtis. Newly: Buck Taylor. Kitty: Amanda Blake.
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- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: This landmark adult Western centered on Marshal Matt Dillon of Dodge City. John Wayne turned down the lead, suggesting James Arness (who remained for its entire run). Originating on radio (with William Conrad as Dillon), it moved to TV in September 1955. I… (more)