American Gothic

American Gothic

Somebody's at the door....

In the town of Trinity, South Carolina, everything is not always how it seems. The people of the town all follow Sheriff Lucas Buck, but despite his human appearance, he has supernatural powers. Lucas Buck had a son, Caleb Temple, but he was raised by a different family and has been led to believe that someone else is his father. Now, Lucas wants his son back, and makes the town suspicious when he becomes uncharacteristically interested in Caleb. Several people try to keep Buck away, including Matt Crower, the local doctor, Gail Emory, Caleb's cousin, and Merlyn, Caleb's sister who passed awhile ago, but has come back as an angel to protect him.

Episode Info

Prev: 1x22 -- Strangler (Feb/06/1998)

Lucas summons the ghost of Albert De Salvo, better known as the Boston Strangler, in order to fight Merlyn. While Sheriff Buck makes himself scarce, Alberto befriends Caleb in order to get to Merlyn, kills a nurse and sets his sights on Gail as his next victim. Caleb may be the only one who can help save Merlyn, by conjuring up his special powers.

Available Episodes

Feb 06, 1998
Season 1 episode 22

Echo of Your Last Go..
Feb 06, 1998
Season 1 episode 21

Ring of Fire
Feb 06, 1998
Season 1 episode 20

Potato Boy
Feb 06, 1998
Season 1 episode 19

Jul 11, 1996
Season 1 episode 18

The Buck Stops Here
Jul 10, 1996
Season 1 episode 17

Jul 10, 1996
Season 1 episode 16

Gary ColeGary Cole
As Lucas Buck
Paige TurcoPaige Turco
As Gail Emory
Jake WeberJake Weber
As Dr. Matt Crower
Brenda BakkeBrenda Bakke
As Selena Coombs
Sarah PaulsonSarah Paulson
As Merlyn Temple
Lucas BlackLucas Black
As Caleb Temple
Nick SearcyNick Searcy
As Ben Healy



Reviews: 18
Rating: 6 likes, 0 dislikes

"American Horror Story" is nowhere close to filling the void this left.
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Review posted on Wednesday, December 31st 2014 at 2:48 am


Reviews: 63
Rating: 6 likes, 1 dislikes

I miss this- and this genre
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Review posted on Tuesday, September 23rd 2014 at 6:54 am


Reviews: 58
Should have been on another network!Rating: 3 likes, 6 dislikes

CBS was never cracked up to have a show like this. American Gothic is a terrific television series, canceled far too soon, and sadly mishandled by the network during its run (episodes aired out of order, entire episodes unaired, etc). Unfortunately this is also the case with the dvd set. Read more

Review posted on Tuesday, October 10th 2006 at 3:52 am

3 reviews available

Creator: Shaun Cassidy
Executive Producer: Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert
Co-Executive Producer: Robert Palm
Supervising Producer: Robin Green, Shaun Cassidy
Producer: Edward Ledding, David Eick
Co-Producer: Judi Ann Mason
Associate Producer: Billy Crawford
Production Designer: C. Robert Holloway

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Recurring Guests

Chris Fennell as Boone MacKenzie (9 eps)
Alex Van as Deputy Floyd (6 eps)
Lynda Clark (1) as Rita Barber (5 eps)
Tina Lifford as Loris Holt (3 eps)
Evan Rachel Wood as Rose Russell (3 eps)
Jim Antonio as Dr. Leslie Narone (2 eps)
Sonny Shroyer as Gage Temple (2 eps)
John Shearin as Waylon Flood (2 eps)
Sean Bridgers as Deputy #1 (2 eps)
David Lenthall as Dr. Curtis Z. Webb (2 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Horror/Supernatural | Mystery
Status: Canceled
Network: CBS ( USA)
Airs: Fridays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 22, 1995
Ended: February 06, 1998
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