Ben Cartwright and his three sons (by three wives) ride herd over the sprawling Ponderosa spread in 1860s Nevada in one of the most handsomely mounted and beloved series of all time. The first TV Western to be shown in color, it ran for 14 seasons; was the top-rated show for three of them (1964-65, '65-66 and '66-67); had a number of first-rank director (more…)
First Aired: March 19, 1972
Suzanne Pleshette stars as a Southerner picking up the pieces of a life shattered by the Civil War. Ransom: Jon Cypher. Major Donahue: Hurd Hatfield. Bluebird: Jodie Foster. McLeod: John Perak. Sheriff Coffee: Ray Teal. Ben: Lorne Greene. Hoss: Dan Blocker. Hop Sing: Victor Sen Yung.