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Bonanza

Bonanza

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.

Premiere:
Sep 12, 1959
Original Network:
NBC
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Dark Star

S01, E31  (First Aired: Apr. 23, 1960)
Little Joe falls for a Gypsy who believes she is a witch and, therefore, an outcast.
  • Wed 8/24
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
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The Trouble With Trouble

S12, E07  (First Aired: Oct. 25, 1970)
Hoss becomes a temporary sheriff in a town where even bank robbers are welcome.
  • Wed 8/24
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Dark Star

S01, E31  (First Aired: Apr. 23, 1960)
Little Joe falls for a Gypsy who believes she is a witch and, therefore, an outcast.
  • Wed 8/24
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
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A Place to Hide

S13, E24  (First Aired: Mar. 19, 1972)
Ben learns a visitor's (Suzanne Pleshette) husband (Jon Cypher) is sought as a Confederate traitor.
  • Wed 8/24
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
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Death at Dawn

S01, E32  (First Aired: Apr. 30, 1960)
The deputized Cartwrights sentence a murderer to hang at dawn.
  • Thu 8/25
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
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Thorton's Account

S12, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 1, 1970)
Residents are afraid to help injured Ben due to raids in their community.
  • Thu 8/25
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
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Death at Dawn

S01, E32  (First Aired: Apr. 30, 1960)
The deputized Cartwrights sentence a murderer to hang at dawn.
  • Thu 8/25
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
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One Ace Too Many

S13, E26  (First Aired: Apr. 2, 1972)
A look-alike for Ben dictates a deathbed wish to Sheriff Coffee, asking him to liquidate the Ponderosa.
  • Thu 8/25
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
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Showdown

S02, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 10, 1960)
A young bank robber gets a job on the Ponderosa to prevent the sheriff from finding the other members of his gang.
  • Fri 8/26
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • 56
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Love Child

S12, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 8, 1970)
An unwed, terminally ill mother returns to Virginia City to see her father (Will Geer).
  • Fri 8/26
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
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Showdown

S02, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 10, 1960)
A young bank robber gets a job on the Ponderosa to prevent the sheriff from finding the other members of his gang.
  • Fri 8/26
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • 753
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Forever

S14, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 5, 1972)
Joe falls for a woman (Bonnie Bedelia) who arrives with her brother (Andrew Robinson) in Virginia City.
  • Fri 8/26
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
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To Bloom for Thee

S08, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 16, 1966)
Hoss falls in love with a beautiful stranger (Geraldine Brooks) and proposes, despite his family's objections.
  • Sat 8/27
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
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Heritage of Anger

S14, E03  (First Aired: Sep. 19, 1972)
A man (Robert Lansing) returns from prison to find his land neglected and his wife (Fionnula Flanagan) exhausted.
  • Sat 8/27
  • 11:00PM-12:00AM
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The Initiation

S14, E04  (First Aired: Sep. 26, 1972)
The leader (Ronny Howard) of a boy's club forces his followers, including Jamie, to cover up an initiate's death.
  • Sun 8/28
  • 12:00AM-1:00AM
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The Rattlesnake Brigade

S13, E11  (First Aired: Dec. 5, 1971)
A gang of convicts that escaped from prison take Jamie and three others hostage.
  • Sun 8/28
  • 5:30PM-6:30PM
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Easy Come, Easy Go

S13, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 12, 1971)
The Cartwrights seek permission to cross a piece of land for their timber operation.
  • Sun 8/28
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
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The Stronghold

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.
  • Mon 8/29
  • 2:00AM-3:00AM
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Pride of a Man

S09, E32  (First Aired: Jun. 2, 1968)
Substitute-teacher Little Joe is forced into a fight with an uneducated man who insists his two ruffian sons have no need of school.
  • Mon 8/29
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The Mission

S02, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 17, 1960)
Hoss befriends a former Army scout (Henry Hull) who drinks to forget the massacre of his troop.
  • Mon 8/29
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
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El Jefe

S12, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 15, 1970)
Charged with murder, Ben's friend turns himself in to authorities, who conspire to frame him.
  • Mon 8/29
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
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The Mission

S02, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 17, 1960)
Hoss befriends a former Army scout (Henry Hull) who drinks to forget the massacre of his troop.
  • Mon 8/29
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
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Forever

S14, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 12, 1972)
John's gambling debts mount after Alice rejects him because of his alcoholism.
  • Mon 8/29
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Badge Without Honor

S02, E03  (First Aired: Sep. 24, 1960)
A Deputy U.S. Marshal arrives to escort a man to California to testify against a gang; guest Dan Duryea.
  • Tue 8/30
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
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The Luck of Pepper Shannon

S12, E11  (First Aired: Nov. 22, 1970)
Jamie idolizes an infamous desperado who returns to Virginia City seeking revenge.
  • Tue 8/30
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Badge Without Honor

S02, E03  (First Aired: Sep. 24, 1960)
A Deputy U.S. Marshal arrives to escort a man to California to testify against a gang; guest Dan Duryea.
  • Tue 8/30
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • 753
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Heritage of Anger

S14, E03  (First Aired: Sep. 19, 1972)
A man (Robert Lansing) returns from prison to find his land neglected and his wife (Fionnula Flanagan) exhausted.
  • Tue 8/30
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • 87
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The Mill

S02, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 1, 1960)
A hired hand (Claude Akins) victimizes the Cartwrights' disabled neighbor (Harry Townes).
  • Wed 8/31
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
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The Imposters

S12, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 13, 1970)
Hoss and Little Joe pretend to be part of a gang that robbed a stagecoach to reclaim booty.
  • Wed 8/31
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
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The Mill

S02, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 1, 1960)
A hired hand (Claude Akins) victimizes the Cartwrights' disabled neighbor (Harry Townes).
  • Wed 8/31
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • 753
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The Initiation

S14, E04  (First Aired: Sep. 26, 1972)
The leader (Ronny Howard) of a boy's club forces his followers, including Jamie, to cover up an initiate's death.
  • Wed 8/31
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • 87
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The Hopefuls

S02, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 8, 1960)
Outlaws plot to steal a trunk containing the savings of a religious group heading for a new life in the West.
  • Thu 9/1
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
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Honest John

S12, E13  (First Aired: Dec. 20, 1970)
Jamie considers going on the road with a vagrant who is staying at the Ponderosa.
  • Thu 9/1
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
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The Hopefuls

S02, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 8, 1960)
Outlaws plot to steal a trunk containing the savings of a religious group heading for a new life in the West.
  • Thu 9/1
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • 753
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Riot!

S14, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 3, 1972)
A convict stages a prison riot that ensnares Ben; guest Aldo Ray.
  • Thu 9/1
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
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Denver McKee

S02, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 15, 1960)
The Cartwrights' neighbor (Franchot Tone), a former soldier and lawman, seeks security for his daughter.
  • Fri 9/2
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
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For a Young Lady

S12, E14  (First Aired: Dec. 27, 1970)
The Cartwrights are charged with kidnapping after a young girl accepts their hospitality.
  • Fri 9/2
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
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Denver McKee

S02, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 15, 1960)
The Cartwrights' neighbor (Franchot Tone), a former soldier and lawman, seeks security for his daughter.
  • Fri 9/2
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • 753
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New Man

S14, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 10, 1972)
Ex-convict Griff (Tim Matheson) has trouble adjusting to life on the Ponderosa; guest Ronny Cox.
  • Fri 9/2
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
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Ballad of the Ponderosa

S08, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 13, 1966)
A young minstrel's (Randy Boone) ballad claims his father was sent to jail because Ben lied.
  • Sat 9/3
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Riot!

S14, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 3, 1972)
A convict stages a prison riot that ensnares Ben; guest Aldo Ray.
  • Sat 9/3
  • 11:00PM-12:00AM
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New Man

S14, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 10, 1972)
Ex-convict Griff (Tim Matheson) has trouble adjusting to life on the Ponderosa; guest Ronny Cox.
  • Sun 9/4
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A Home for Jamie

S13, E13  (First Aired: Dec. 19, 1971)
Jamie's grandfather (Will Geer) arrives to take him back East, but the boy runs away; guest Robert Carradine.
  • Sun 9/4
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM
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Warbonnet

S13, E14  (First Aired: Dec. 26, 1971)
Red Cloud (Chief Dan George) may meet his death trying to retrieve an Indian headdress from Frank Ryan's (Forrest Tucker) saloon.
  • Sun 9/4
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A Severe Case of Matrimony

S09, E33  (First Aired: Jul. 7, 1968)
To finance her opera career, a Gypsy (Susan Strasberg) tries to maneuver a proposal from one of the Cartwright sons.
  • Mon 9/5
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A Single Pilgrim

S12, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 3, 1971)
A hunter accidentally shoots Hoss but refuses to aid him for fear of prosecution.
  • Mon 9/5
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Ambush at Rio Lobo

S14, E07  (First Aired: Oct. 24, 1972)
Would-be robbers plan to use a pregnant woman (Sian Barbara Allen) as a decoy to stop a stagecoach; guest James Olson.
  • Mon 9/5
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No Episode Title

(First Aired: Sep. 12, 1959)
Life on the Ponderosa with the Cartwright clan.
  • Tue 9/6
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
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The Gold Plated Rifle

S12, E16  (First Aired: Jan. 10, 1971)
After being forced to go to school, Jamie decides to run away.
  • Tue 9/6
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
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No Episode Title

(First Aired: Sep. 12, 1959)
Life on the Ponderosa with the Cartwright clan.
  • Tue 9/6
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
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The Twenty-Sixth Grave

S14, E08  (First Aired: Oct. 31, 1972)
Editor Samuel Clemens (Ken Howard) asks the Cartwrights to help him prove a government assayer is a killer.
  • Tue 9/6
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