Gunsmoke

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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 11, Episode 26
Doc and Festus are abducted by a clan of shabby buffalo hunters.

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Season 11, Episode 22
Matt is on the trail of three bandits who robbed a stagecoach and murdered the driver and guard.

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Season 11, Episode 19
After a violent bank robbery, outlaws escape Dodge with a hostage: Doc Adams. Part two of two.

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Season 10, Episode 35
Matt rides into Ridge Town to reopen an old murder case and is met with hostility.

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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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Jeffersons Star Ned Wertimer Dies at 89

Ned Wertimer, who played Ralph the Doorman for 11 seasons on The Jeffersons, died Jan. 2 from complications related to a fall, The Associated Press reports. He was 89. read more

How Networks Are Breaking the Period-Piece Curse

Downton Abbey transformed PBS from a sometimes stodgy channel into a destination network, drawing 5.4 million viewers for its second-season finale (doubling PBS' primetime average). Now, Downton creator Julian Fellowes has signed with NBC to create The Gilded Age, his first series for American broadcast TV. NBC is betting that the drama will attract the same audience for its depiction of New York's moguls of... read more

George Lindsey, Andy Griffith Show’s Goober, Dies at 83

George Lindsey, best known for playing Goober Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show, has died. He was 83 years old.

Lindsey died Sunday in Nashville after an extended hospitalization, The Tennessean reports. An Alabama native, Lindsey went to college to become a teacher, but joined the United States Air Force in the '50s. He eventually moved to New York to study acting and... read more

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory's Leonard Stone Dies at 87

Character actor Leonard Stone, who is best known for portraying Violet Beauregarde's dad in the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, has died, according to TMZ. He was 87.
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Premiered: September 10, 1955, on CBS
Rating: TV-PG
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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. Its popularity spawned a number of copycats, but none would enjoy the longevity (and few the consistent quality) of this classic.

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