Genre: Drama, Western
Premise: Ben Cartwright is the patriarch of an all-male Nevada ranching family. Set during and after the Civil War, ``Bonanza'' is the story of life on the family's thousand-acre spread, known as the Ponderosa, near Virginia City. Ben has his three sons, each with a different (and deceased) mother. Serious eldest son Adam hopes to follow in his father's footsteps; middle son Hoss is a gentle giant -- physically strong, but sometimes naive; and youngest son Little Joe is the most impetuous and romantic of the offspring.
S01, E11 (First Aired: Nov. 21, 1959)
A silver baron promotes a feud between the Cartwrights and the Bishops over timber rights on disputed land; guest James Coburn.
S09, E31 (First Aired: May. 26, 1968)
Swindled out of a cattle herd, Little Joe, Candy and a cowhand head to the thieves' fortified Arizona ranch.