Premise

A sprawling, highly rated four-part paean to the Old West about two former Texas Rangers as they lead a cattle drive to Montana in the late 19th century. Based on Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, the $20 million star-laden miniseries garnered seven Emmys (including one for director Simon Wincer) and a Peabody Award; and inspired an impressive sequel miniseries, `Return to Lonesome Dove,' in 1993, and a weekly series a year later.