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Bonanza


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
  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (2 Votes cast)


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.
Cast
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)

Reviews

WalterAmbrosse

Reviews: 2
Cartwrights 4everRating: 1 likes, 0 dislikes

Well, whenever I heard Bonanza, the Cartwrights is the only thing that comes up on my mind or should I rather says the famous ones. Everybody during this era used to watched this show in their living room - enjoying every episode with their entire family. Why? Because this series can be described in so many great things! The Cartwrights is known for a very well respected family which enjoys every moments of their life. I have always wanted to own a copy of this classic show and I placed a DVD order at www.yourdvdcorner.com . I would have to say that the package I received is precious because it’s complete and has of good quality which is really beyond my expectations. I’m now enjoying watching this again because it’s really worth re-watching! Certainly, this is a must-see for the entire family – a great classic show ever been produced in the TV history! Read more

Review posted on Saturday, September 7th 2013 at 4:33 am

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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 (3) as Dick Thompson (14 eps)

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Warning: Bonanza guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Western
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: NBC ( USA)
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 12, 1959
Ended: January 16, 1973
Themes
Original Theme  
Second Theme  
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Akas
• Brødrene Cartwright (Used In Denmark)
• Ponderosa (syndication title)
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