Bonanza follows the adventures of the Cartwrights who live in Nevada during the 1860s. Headed by Ben Cartwright, the family owned a huge ranch, named The Ponderosa, which bordered the shore of Lake Tahoe. Ben, a widower, had three sons, Joseph 'Little Joe', Adam, and Eric 'Hoss'.

Bonanza ran for 14 seasons and re-runs are still played on both the Hallmark channel and TV-Land.

Broadcast History:

September 1959 - September 1961: Saturday at 7:30pm
September 1961 - May 1972: Sunday at 9:00pm
May 1972 - August 1972: Tuesday at 7:30pm
September 1972 - January 1973: Tuesday at 8:00pm

Episode Info

Final: 14x16 -- The Hunter (Jan/16/1973)

Bill Tanner, posing as a soldier he had killer earlier, is searching like a predator with Joe and his wagon stocked with goods as his prey. Waking one morning, Joe discovers his goods have been stolen from the wagon and that Bill is now using this as motivation for a good game of cat and mouse...providing more excitement for Bill and his hunt.
Available Episodes

The Spitfire
Jan 14, 1961
Season 2 episode 17

The Courtship
Jan 07, 1961
Season 2 episode 16

The Blood Line
Dec 31, 1960
Season 2 episode 15

The Ape
Dec 17, 1960
Season 2 episode 14

Silent Thunder
Dec 10, 1960
Season 2 episode 13

The Savage
Dec 03, 1960
Season 2 episode 12

The Trail Gang
Nov 26, 1960
Season 2 episode 11

Lorne GreeneLorne Greene
As Ben Cartwright
Michael LandonMichael Landon
As Joseph "Little Joe" Francis Cartwright
Pernell RobertsPernell Roberts
As Adam Cartwright (S01-S06)
Dan BlockerDan Blocker
As Eric "Hoss" Cartwright (S01-S13)
David CanaryDavid Canary
As Candy Canaday (S10-S11; recurring otherwise)
Mitch VogelMitch Vogel
As Jamie Hunter-Cartwright (S12-S14)
Tim MathesonTim Matheson
As Griff King (S14)


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Recurring Guests

Bill Clark (1) as Deputy (43 eps)
Bob Miles (1) as Deputy Sheriff (35 eps)
Grandon Rhodes as Dr. Brown (23 eps)
Troy Melton as Merrill (18 eps)
Hal Burton (1) as Stage driver (17 eps)
Harry Holcombe as Dr. Lewis (16 eps)
Roy Engel as Dr. Martin (16 eps)
Martha Manor as Blonde Saloon Girl (15 eps)
Lane Bradford as Lash's Foreman (14 eps)
Phil Chambers (1) as Dick Thompson (14 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Western
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: NBC ( USA)
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 12, 1959
Ended: January 16, 1973
Original Theme  
Second Theme  
View All 4 Theme Songs
• Brødrene Cartwright (Used In Denmark)
• Ponderosa (syndication title)
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