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Bonanza was a popular TV-series of 14 seasons that ran from 1959 to 1973.

StorylineEdit

The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community. The Cartwright's thousand-square-mile Ponderosa Ranch is located near Virginia City, Nevada, site of the Comstock Silver Lode, during and after the Civil War. Each of the sons was born to a different wife of Ben's; none of the mothers is still alive. - Source: IMDb.com

Main castEdit

Actors appearing in more than 40% of all episodes.

EpisodesEdit

Season 1Edit

No. Name Air date
1 A Rose for Lotta September 12, 1959
2 Death on Sun Mountain September 19, 1959
3 The Newcomers September 26, 1959
4 The Paiute War October 3, 1959
5 Enter Mark Twain October 10, 1959
6 The Julia Bulette Story October 17, 1959
7 The Saga of Annie O'Toole October 24, 1959
8 The Phillip Deidesheimer Story October 31, 1959
9 Mr. Henry Comstock November 7, 1959
10 The Magnificent Adah November 14, 1959
11 The Truckee Strip November 21, 1959
12 The Hanging Posse November 28, 1959
13 Vendetta December 5, 1959
14 The Sisters December 12, 1959
15 The Last Hunt December 19, 1959
16 El Toro Grande January 2, 1960
17 The Outcast January 9, 1960
18 A House Divided January 16, 1960
19 The Gunman January 23, 1960
20 The Fear Merchants January 30, 1960
21 The Spanish Grant February 6, 1960
22 Blood on the Land February 13, 1960
23 Desert Justice February 20, 1960
24 The Stranger February 27, 1960
25 Escape to the Ponderosa March 5, 1960
26 The Avenger March 19, 1960
27 The Last Trophy March 26, 1960
28 San Francisco April 2, 1960
29 Bitter Water April 9, 1960
30 Feet of Clay April 16, 1960
31 Dark Star April 23, 1960
32 Death at Dawn April 30, 1960

Season 2Edit

No. Name Air date
1 Showdown September 10, 1960
2 The Mission September 17, 1960
3 Badge without Honor September 24, 1960
4 The Mill October 1, 1960
5 The Hopefuls October 8, 1960
6 Denver McKee October 15, 1960
7 Day of Reckoning October 22, 1960
8 The Abduction October 29, 1960
9 Breed of Violence November 5, 1960
10 The Last Vicking November 12, 1960
11 The Trail Gang November 26, 1960
12 The Savage December 3, 1960
13 Silent Thunder December 10, 1960
14 The Ape December 17, 1960
15 The Blood Line December 31, 1960
16 The Courtship January 7, 1961
17 The Spitfire January 14, 1961
18 The Bride January 21, 1961
19 Bank Run January 28, 1961
20 The Fugitive February 4, 1961
21 Vengeance February 11, 1961
22 Tax Collector February 18, 1961
23 The Rescue February 25, 1961
24 The Dark Gate March 4, 1961
25 The Duke March 11, 1961
26 Cut-Throat Junction March 18, 1961
27 The Gift April 1, 1961
28 The Rival April 15, 1961
29 The Infernal Machine April 22, 1961
30 Thunderhead Swindle April 29, 1961
31 The Secret May 6, 1961
32 The Dream Riders May 20, 1961
33 Elizabeth, My Love May 27, 1961
34 Sam Hill June 3, 1961

Season 3Edit

No. Name Air date
1 The Smiler September 24, 1961
2 Springtime October 1, 1961
3 The Honor of Cochise October 8, 1961
4 The Lonely House October 15, 1961
5 The Burma Rarity October 22, 1961
6 Broken Ballad October 29, 1961
7 The Many Faces of Gideon Flinch November 5, 1961
8 The Friendship November 12, 1961
9 The Countess November 19, 1961
10 The Horse Breaker November 26, 1961
11 Day of the Dragon December 3, 1961
12 The Frenchman December 10, 1961
13 The Tin Badge December 17, 1961
14 Gabrielle December 24, 1961
15 Land Grab December 31, 1961
16 The Tall Stranger January 7, 1962
17 The Lady from Baltimore January 14, 1962
18 The Ride January 21, 1962
19 The Storm January 28, 1962
20 Tha Auld Sod February 4, 1962
21 Gift of Water February 11, 1962
22 The Jacknife February 18, 1962
23 The Guilty February 25, 1962
24 The Wooing of Abigail Jones March 4, 1962
25 The Law Maker March 11, 1962
26 Look to the Stars March 18, 1962
27 The Gamble April 1, 1962
28 The Crucible April 8, 1962
29 Inger, My Love April 15, 1962
30 Blessed Are They April 22, 1962
31 The Dowry April 29, 1962
32 The Long Night May 6, 1962
33 The Mountain Girl May 13, 1962
34 The Miracle Maker May 20, 1962

Season 4Edit

No. Name Air date
1 The First Born September 23, 1962
2 The Quest September 30, 1962
3 The Artist October 7, 1962
4 A Hot Day for a Hanging October 14, 1962
5 The Deserter October 21, 1962
6 The Way Station October 28, 1962
7 The War Comes to Washoe November 4, 1962
8 Knight Errant November 18, 1962
9 The Beginning November 25, 1962
10 The Deadly Ones December 2, 1962
11 Gallagher Songs December 9, 1962
12 The Decision December 16, 1962
13 The Good Samaritan December 23, 1962
14 The Jury December 30, 1962
15 The Colonel January 6, 1963
16 Song in the Dark January 13, 1963
17 Elegy for a Hangman January 20, 1963
18 Half a Rogue January 27, 1963
19 The Last Haircut February 3, 1963
20 Marie, My Love February 10, 1963
21 The Hayburner February 17, 1963
22 The Actress February 24, 1963
23 A Stranger Passed This Way March 3, 1963
24 The Way of Aaron March 10, 1963
25 A Woman Lost March 17, 1963
26 Any Friend of Walter's March 24, 1963
27 Mirror of a Man March 31, 1963
28 My Brother's Keeper April 7, 1963
29 Five into the Wind April 21, 1963
30 The Saga of Whizzer McGee April 28, 1963
31 Thunder Man May 5, 1963
32 Rich Man, Poor Man May 12, 1963
33 The Boss May 19, 1963
34 Little Man... Ten Feet Tall May 26, 1963

Season 5Edit

No. Name Air date
1 She Walks in Beauty September 22, 1963
2 A Passion for Justice September 29, 1963
3 Rain from Heaven October 6, 1963
4 Twilight Town October 13, 1963
5 The Toy Soldier October 20, 1963
6 A Question of Strength October 27, 1963
7 Calamity Over the Comstock November 3, 1963
8 Journey Remembered November 10, 1963
9 The Quality of Mercy November 17, 1963
10 The Waiting Game December 8, 1963
11 The Legacy December 15, 1963
12 Hoss and the Leprechauns December 22, 1963
13 The Prime of Life December 29, 1963
14 The Lila Conrad Story January 5, 1964
15 Ponderosa Matador January 12, 1964
16 My Son, My Son January 19, 1964
17 Alias Joe Cartwright January 26, 1964
18 The Gentleman from New Orleans February 2, 1964
19 The Cheating Game February 9, 1964
20 Bullet for a Bride February 16, 1964
21 King of the Mountain February 23, 1964
22 Love Me Not March 1, 1964
23 The Pure Truth March 8, 1964
24 No Less a Man March 15, 1964
25 Return to Honor March 22, 1964
26 The Saga of Muley Jones March 29, 1964
27 The Roper April 5, 1964
28 Pink Cloud Comes from Old Cathay April 12, 1964
29 The Campaneros April 19, 1964
30 Enter Thomas Bowers April 26, 1964
31 The Dark Past May 3, 1964
32 The Pressure Game May 10, 1964
33 Triangle May 17, 1964
34 Walter and the Outlaws May 24, 1964

Season 6Edit

No. Name Air date
1 Invention of a Gunfighter September 20, 1964
2 The Hostage September 27, 1964
3 The Wild One October 4, 1964
4 Thanks for Everything, Friend October 11, 1964
5 Logan's Treasure October 18, 1964
6 The Scapegoat October 25, 1964
7 A Dime's Worth of Glory November 1, 1964
8 Square Deal Sam November 8, 1964
9 Between Heaven and Earth November 15, 1964
10 Old Sheba November 22, 1964
11 A Man to Admire December 6, 1964
12 The Underdog December 13, 1964
13 A Knight to Remember December 20, 1964
14 The Saga of Squaw Charlie December 27, 1964
15 The Flapjack Contest January 3, 1965
16 The Far, Far Better Thing January 10, 1965
17 Woman of Fire January 17, 1965
18 The Ballerina January 24, 1965
19 The Flannel-Mouth Gun January 31, 1965
20 Ponderosa Birdman February 7, 1965
21 The Search February 14, 1965
22 The Deadliest Game February 21, 1965
23 Once a Doctor February 28, 1965
24 Right Is the Fourth R March 7, 1965
25 Hound Dog March 21, 1965
26 The Trap March 28, 1965
27 Dead and Gone April 4, 1965
28 A Good Night's Rest April 11, 1965
29 To Own the World April 18, 1965
30 Lothario Larkin April 25, 1965
31 The Return May 2, 1965
32 The Jonah May 9, 1965
33 The Spotlight May 16, 1965
34 Patchwork Man May 23, 1965

Season 7Edit

No. Name Air date
1 The Debt September 12, 1965
2 The Dilemma September 19, 1965
3 The Brass Box September 26, 1965
4 The Other Son October 3, 1965
5 The Lonely Runner October 10, 1965
6 Devil on Her Shoulder October 17, 1965
7 Found Child October 24, 1965
8 The Meredith Smith October 31, 1965
9 Mighty Is the Word November 7, 1965
10 The Strange One November 14, 1965
11 The Reluctant Rebel November 21, 1965
12 Five Sundowns to Sunup December 5, 1965
13 A Natural Wizard December 12, 1965
14 All Ye His Saints December 19, 1965
15 A Dublin Lad January 2, 1966
16 To Kill a Buffalo January 9, 1966
17 Ride the Wind: Part 1 January 16, 1966
18 Ride the Wind: Part 2 January 23, 1966
19 Destiny's Child January 30, 1966
20 Peace Officer February 6, 1966
21 The Code February 13, 1966
22 Three Brides for Hoss February 20, 1966
23 The Emperor Norton February 27, 1966
24 Her Brother's Keeper March 6, 1966
25 The Trouble with Jamie March 20, 1966
26 Shining in Spain March 27, 1966
27 The Genius April 3, 1966
28 The Unwritten Commandment April 10, 1966
29 Big Shadows on the Land April 17, 1966
30 The Fighters April 24, 1966
31 Home from the Sea May 1, 1966
32 The Last Mission May 8, 1966
33 A Dollar's Worth of Trouble May 15, 1966

Season 8Edit

No. Name Air date
1 Something Hurt, Something Wild September 11, 1966
2 Horse of a Different Hue September 18, 1966
3 A Time to Step Down September 25, 1966
4 The Pursued: Part 1 October 2, 1966
5 The Pursued: Part 2 October 9, 1966
6 To Bloom for Thee October 16, 1966
7 Credit for a Kill October 23, 1966
8 Four Sisters from Boston October 30, 1966
9 Old Charlie November 6, 1966
10 Ballad of the Ponderosa November 13, 1966
11 The Oath November 20, 1966
12 A Real Nice, Friendly Town November 27, 1966
13 The Bridegroom December 4, 1966
14 Tommy December 18, 1966
15 A Christmas Story December 25, 1966
16 Ponderosa Explosion January 1, 1967
17 Justice January 8, 1967
18 A Bride for Buford January 15, 1967
19 Black Friday January 22, 1967
20 The Unseen Wound January 29, 1967
21 Journey to Terror February 5, 1967
22 Amigo February 12, 1967
23 A Woman in the House February 19, 1967
24 Judgment at Red Creek February 26, 1967
25 Joe Cartwright, Detective March 5, 1967
26 Dark Enough to See the Stars March 12, 1967
27 The Deed and the Dilemma March 26, 1967
28 The Prince April 2, 1967
29 A Man without Land April 9, 1967
30 Napoleon's Children April 16, 1967
31 The Wormwood Cup April 23, 1967
32 Clarissa April 30, 1967
33 Maestro Hoss May 7, 1967
34 The Greedy Ones May 14, 1967

Season 9Edit

No. Name Air date
1 Second Chance September 17, 1967
2 Sense of Duty September 24, 1967
3 The Conquistadors October 1, 1967
4 Judgment at Olympus October 8, 1967
5 Night of Reckoning October 15, 1967
6 False Witness October 22, 1967
7 The Gentle Ones October 29, 1967
8 Desperate Passage November 5, 1967
9 The Sure Thing November 12, 1967
10 Showdown at Tahoe November 19, 1967
11 Six Black Horses November 26, 1967
12 Check Rain December 3, 1967
13 Justice Deferred December 17, 1967
14 The Gold Detector December 24, 1967
15 The Trackers January 7, 1968
16 A Girl Named George January 14, 1968
17 The Thirteenth Man January 21, 1968
18 The Burning Sky January 28, 1968
19 The Price of Salt February 4, 1968
20 Blood Tie February 18, 1968
21 The Crime of Johnny Mule February 25, 1968
22 The Late Ben Cartwright March 3, 1968
23 Star Crossed March 10, 1968
24 Trouble Town March 17, 1968
25 Commitment at Angelus April 7, 1968
26 A Dream to Dream April 14, 1968
27 In Defense of Honor April 28, 1968
28 To Die in Darkness May 5, 1968
29 The Bottle Fighter May 12, 1968
30 The Arrival of Eddie May 19, 1968
31 The Stronghold May 26, 1968
32 Pride of a Man June 2, 1968
33 A Severe Case of Matrimony July 7, 1968
34 Stage Door Johnnies July 28, 1968

Season 10Edit

No. Name Air date
1 Different Pines, Same Wind September 15, 1968
2 Child September 22, 1968
3 Salute to Yesterday September 29, 1968
4 The Real People of Muddy Creek October 6, 1968
5 The Passing of a King October 13, 1968
6 The Last Vote October 20, 1968
7 Catch a Catch Can October 27, 1968
8 Little Girl Lost November 3, 1968
9 The Survivors November 10, 1968
10 The Sound of Drums November 17, 1968
11 Queen High December 1, 1968
12 Yonder Man December 8, 1968
13 Mark of Guilt December 15, 1968
14 A World Full of Canibals December 22, 1968
15 Sweet Annie Laurie January 5, 1969
16 My Friend, My Enemy Janaury 12, 1969
17 Mrs. Wharton and the Lesser Breeds January 19, 1969
18 Erin January 26, 1969
19 Company of Forgotten Men February 2, 1969
20 The Clarion February 9, 1969
21 The Lady and the Mountain Lion February 23, 1969
22 Five Candles March 2, 1969
23 The Wish March 9, 1969
24 The Deserter March 16, 1969
25 Emily March 23, 1969
26 The Running Man March 30, 1969
27 The Unwanted April 6, 1969
28 Speak No Evil April 20, 1969
29 The Fence April 27, 1969
30 A Ride in the Sun May 11, 1969

Season 11Edit

No. Name Air date
1 Another Windmill to Go September 14, 1969
2 The Witness September 21, 1969
3 Silence at Stillwater September 28, 1969
4 A Lawman's Lot Is Not a Happy One October 5, 1969
5 Anatomy of a Lynching October 12, 1969
6 To Stop a War October 19, 1969
7 The Medal October 26, 1969
8 The Stalker November 2, 1969
9 Meena November 16, 1969
10 A Darker Shadow November 23, 1969
11 Dead Wrong December 7, 1969
12 Old Friends December 14, 1969
13 Abner Willoughby's Return December 21, 1969
14 It's a Small World January 4, 1970
15 Danger Road January 11, 1970
16 The Big Jackpot January 18, 1970
17 The Trouble with Amy January 25, 1970
18 The Lady and the Mark February 1, 1970
19 Is There Any Man Here? February 8, 1970
20 The Law and Billy Burgess February 15, 1970
21 Long Way to Ogden February 22, 1970
22 Return Engagement March 1, 1970
23 The Gold Mine March 8, 1970
24 Decision at Los Robles March 22, 1970
25 Caution: Easter Bunny Crossing March 29, 1970
26 The Horse Traders April 5, 1970
27 What Are Pardners For? April 12, 1970
28 A Matter of Circumstance April 19, 1970

Season 12Edit

No. Name Air date
1 The Night Virginia City Died September 13, 1970
2 A Matter of Faith September 20, 1970
3 The Weary Willies September 27, 1970
4 The Wagon October 4, 1970
5 The Power of Life and Death October 11, 1970
6 Gideon the Good October 18, 1970
7 The Trouble with Trouble October 25, 1970
8 Thorton's Account November 1, 1970
9 The Love Child November 8, 1970
10 El Jefe November 15, 1970
11 The Luck of Pepper Shannon November 22, 1970
12 The Imposters December 13, 1970
13 Honest John December 20, 1970
14 For a Young Lady December 27, 1970
15 A Single Pilgrim January 3, 1971
16 The Gold-Plated Rifle January 10, 1971
17 Top Hand January 17, 1971
18 A Deck of Aces January 31, 1971
19 The Desperado February 7, 1971
20 The Reluctant American February 14, 1971
21 Shadow of a Hero February 21, 1971
22 The Silent Killer February 28, 1971
23 Terror at 2:00 March 7, 1971
24 The Stilness Within March 14, 1971
25 A Time to Die March 21, 1971
26 Winter Kill March 28, 1971
27 Kingdom of Fear April 4, 1971
28 An Earthquake Called Callahan April 11, 1971

Season 13Edit

No. Name Air date
1 The Grand Swing September 19, 1971
2 Fallen Woman September 26, 1971
3 Bushwacked October 3, 1971
4 Rock-a-Bye, Hoss October 10, 1971
5 The Prisoners October 17, 1971
6 Cassie October 24, 1971
7 Don't Cry, My Son October 31, 1971
8 Face of Fear November 14, 1971
9 Blind Hunch November 21, 1971
10 The Iron Butterfly November 28, 1971
11 The Rattlesnake Brigade December 5, 1971
12 Easy Come, Easy Go December 12, 1971
13 A Home for Jamie December 19, 1971
14 Warbonnet December 26, 1971
15 The Lonely Man January 2, 1972
16 Second Sight January 9, 1972
17 Saddle Stiff January 16, 1972
18 Frenzy January 30, 1972
19 Customs of the Country February 6, 1972
20 Shanklin February 13, 1972
21 Search in Limbo February 20, 1972
22 He Was Only Seven March 5, 1972
23 The Younger Brother's Younger Brother March 12, 1972
24 A Place to Hide March 19, 1972
25 A Visit to Upright March 26, 1972
26 One Ace Too Many April 2, 1972

Season 14Edit

No. Name Air date
1 Forever: Part 1 September 5, 1972
2 Forever: Part 2 September 12, 1972
3 Heritage of Anger September 19, 1972
4 The Initiation September 26, 1972
5 Riot! October 3, 1972
6 New Man October 10, 1972
7 Ambush at Rio Lobo October 24, 1972
8 The Twenty-Sixth Grave October 31, 1972
9 Stallion November 14, 1972
10 The Hidden Enemy November 28, 1972
11 The Sound of Sadness December 5, 1972
12 The Bucket Dog December 19, 1972
13 First Love December 26, 1972
14 The Witness January 2, 1973
15 The Marriage of Theodora Duffy January 9, 1973
16 The Hunter January 16, 1973

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