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.
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
8.5/10 (2 Votes cast)