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.
S02, E25 (First Aired: Mar. 11, 1961)
An arrogant British prizefighter and his manager (J. Pat O'Malley) challenge Hoss to a bout.
S12, E19 (First Aired: Feb. 7, 1971)
A fugitive escaping murder charges kidnaps Hoss and schemes to kill him.