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.
S08, E02 (First Aired: Sep. 18, 1966)
A poor Southern colonel and his granddaughter (Julie Parrish) unknowingly involve the Cartwrights in a horse-racing scheme.
S10, E29 (First Aired: Apr. 27, 1969)
Former Civil War prisoners seeking revenge surround Ben, Hoss and Ben's friend (J.D. Cannon), a former Confederate prison commandant.