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.
S11, E04 (First Aired: Oct. 5, 1969)
Hoss begins to feel that he has taken on more than he can handle after agreeing to fill in as temporary sheriff; guest Tom Bosley.
S08, E06 (First Aired: Oct. 16, 1966)
Hoss falls in love with a beautiful stranger (Geraldine Brooks) and proposes, despite his family's objections.