List of Bonanza episodes

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Bonanza is an American western television series developed and produced by David Dortort and broadcast in the United States for 14 seasons on the NBC network. The entire run of the series' 430 hour-long episodes were photographed and aired in color.[1] The premiere was on September 12, 1959, and the final episode broadcast on January 16, 1973.[2] In its initial season Bonanza aired on Saturday evenings and placed at number 45 in the Nielsen ratings. During its second season the series moved up to number 17.[3] Bonanza was moved to Sunday nights at 9:00 PM at the start of its third season. In that time slot the ratings soared and the series become second only to Wagon Train as the most popular program on American prime time television.[3] It remained in the top ten of the ratings until its twelfth season and ranked at number one in its sixth, seventh, and eighth seasons.[3] Bonanza also became a worldwide success as it was broadcast in nearly 50 countries, including Canada, Brazil, Yugoslavia, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Australia, and Japan.[4]

Bonanza is set around the Ponderosa Ranch near Virginia City, Nevada and chronicles the weekly adventures of the Cartwright family, consisting of Ben Cartwright (Lorne Greene) and his three sons (each by a different wife), Adam (Pernell Roberts), Eric "Hoss" (Dan Blocker), and Joseph (Michael Landon). During the fifth season Pernell Roberts expressed a desire to leave the series and was replaced in five episodes from that season by Guy Williams as Ben Cartwright's nephew, Will Cartwright. However, Williams' character was dropped when Roberts was persuaded to stay on through season six. In the ninth season David Canary was added to the cast as ranch hand Candy Canady. After almost four years with the series Canary left due to a contract dispute. In the twelfth season Mitch Vogel joined the cast as Jamie Hunter, a teenage orphan who is adopted by Ben Cartwright.[5][6] Following Dan Blocker's death in 1972 during season thirteen Greene, Landon, and Vogel continued the series into a fourteenth season, with Canary returning as Candy and Tim Matheson was introduced as ex-prisoner Griff King.[5][6] The program was moved to Tuesday nights where it slipped badly in the ratings to number 52 and was subsequently cancelled.[5][6] Bonanza has, however, continued to be popular in syndication.

The first season was released on DVD in 2009, and the first half of the second season was released in late 2010.[7][8] The second half of the second season is scheduled for release on October 11, 2011.[9]

Contents

Overview

SeasonNo. of
episodes
YearsDayTimeRating[3]Region 1 release date
No. of discsRelease dateDVD manufacturerRef
01321959–60Saturday7:30–8:30454 (Volume 1)
4 (Volume 2)
September 15, 2009 (both volumes)Paramount Home Entertainment[7]
02341960–61Saturday7:30–8:30175 (Volume 1)
4 (Volume 2)
December 7, 2010
October 11, 2011
Paramount Home Entertainment[8][9]
03341961–62Sunday9:00–10:00025 (Volume 1)
4 (Volume 2)
July 17, 2012Paramount Home Entertainment[10]
04341962–63Sunday9:00–10:0004N/A
05341963–64Sunday9:00–10:0002
06341964–65Sunday9:00–10:0001
07331965–66Sunday9:00–10:0001
08341966–67Sunday9:00–10:0001
09341967–68Sunday9:00–10:0004
10301968–69Sunday9:00–10:0003
11281969–70Sunday9:00–10:0003
12281970–71Sunday9:00–10:0008
13261971–72Sunday9:00–10:0020
14151972–73Tuesday8:00–9:0052

Episodes

Season 1 (1959–60)

No.#[11]Title[11]Writer(s)[11]Director[11]Original airdate[11]
00101"A Rose for Lotta"David DortortEdward LudwigSeptember 12, 1959
00202"The Sun Mountain Herd"Gene L. Coon, David DortortPaul LandresSeptember 19, 1959
00303"The Newcomers"Thomas ThompsonChristian NybySeptember 26, 1959
00404"The Paiute War"Gene L. CoonPaul LandresOctober 3, 1959
00505"Enter Mark Twain"Harold ShumatePaul LandresOctober 10, 1959
00606"The Julia Bulette Story"Al C. WardChristian NybyOctober 17, 1959
00707"The Saga of Annie O'Toole"Thomas ThompsonJoseph KaneOctober 24, 1959
00808"The Philip Diedesheimer Story"Thomas ThompsonJoseph KaneOctober 31, 1959
00909"Mr. Henry Comstock"David DortortJohn BrahmNovember 7, 1959
01010"The Magnificent Adah"Donald S. SanfordChristian NybyNovember 14, 1959
01111"The Truckee Strip"Herman GrovesChristian NybyNovember 21, 1959
01212"The Hanging Posse"Carey WilberChristian NybyNovember 28, 1959
01313"Vendetta"Robert E. ThompsonJoseph KaneDecember 5, 1959
01414"The Sisters"Carey WilberChristian NybyDecember 12, 1959
01515"The Last Hunt"Donald S. SanfordChristian NybyDecember 19, 1959
01616"El Toro Grande"John Tucker BattleChristian NybyJanuary 2, 1960
01717"The Outcast"Thomas ThompsonLewis AllenJanuary 9, 1960
01818"A House Divided"Al C. WardLewis AllenJanuary 16, 1960
01919"The Gunmen"Carey WilberChristian NybyJanuary 23, 1960
02020"The Fear Merchants"Thomas Thompson, Frank UngerLewis AllenJanuary 30, 1960
02121"The Spanish Grant"David Dortort, Leonard HeidemanChristian NybyFebruary 6, 1960
02222"Blood on the Land"Robert E. ThompsonFelix FeistFebruary 13, 1960
02323"Desert Justice"Donald S. SanfordLewis AllenFebruary 20, 1960
02424"The Stranger"Leonard HeidemanChristian NybyFebruary 27, 1960
02525"Escape to Ponderosa"Robert E. Thompson, Bill Barrett, Malcolm Stuart BoylanChristian NybyMarch 5, 1960
02626"The Avenger"Clair HuffakerChristian NybyMarch 19, 1960
02727"The Last Trophy"Bill S. BallingerLewis AllenMarch 26, 1960
02828"San Francisco"Thomas ThompsonArthur LubinApril 2, 1960
02929"Bitter Water"Harold Jack BloomGeorge BlairApril 9, 1960
03030"Feet of Clay"John FuriaArthur LubinApril 16, 1960
03131"Dark Star"Anthony LawrenceLewis AllenApril 23, 1960
03232"Death at Dawn"Laurence E. MascottCharles HaasApril 30, 1960

Season 2 (1960–61)

No.#[12]Title[12]Writer(s)[12]Director[12]Original airdate[12]
03301"Showdown"Dean RiesnerLewis AllenSeptember 10, 1960
03402"The Mission"Robert E. ThompsonJames NeilsonSeptember 17, 1960
03503"Badge Without Honor"John TwistArthur LubinSeptember 24, 1960
03604"The Mill"Halsted WellesJohn RichOctober 1, 1960
03705"The Hopefuls"E. Jack NeumanJames NeilsonOctober 8, 1960
03806"Denver McKee"Fred Freiberger, Steve McNeilJacques TourneurOctober 15, 1960
03907"Day of Reckoning"R. Harner Norris, Leonard HeidemanRichard H. BartlettOctober 22, 1960
04008"The Abduction"Herman GrovesCharles HaasOctober 29, 1960
04109"Breed of Violence"David LangJohn FloreaNovember 5, 1960
04210"The Last Viking"Anthony LawrenceJohn FloreaNovember 12, 1960
04311"The Trail Gang"Carey WilberJohn RichNovember 26, 1960
04412"The Savage"Joseph Stone, Paul KingJames NeilsonDecember 3, 1960
04513"Silent Thunder"John FuriaRobert AltmanDecember 10, 1960
04614"The Ape"Gene L. CoonJames P. YarbroughDecember 17, 1960
04715"The Blood Line"William Raynor, Myles WilderLewis AllenDecember 31, 1960
04816"The Courtship"Richard Neil MorganJames P. YarbroughJanuary 7, 1961
04917"The Spitfire"Ward HawkinsWilliam Dario FarallaJanuary 14, 1961
05018"The Bride"Richard NewmanAlvin GanzerJanuary 21, 1961
05119"Bank Run"N. B. Stone Jr.Robert AltmanJanuary 28, 1961
05220"The Fugitive"Richard LandauLewis AllenFebruary 4, 1961
05321"Vengeance"Marion ParsonnetDick ModerFebruary 11, 1961
05422"Tax Collector"Arnold BelgardWilliam WitneyFebruary 18, 1961
05523"The Rescue"Steve McNeilWilliam Dario FarallaFebruary 25, 1961
05624"The Dark Gate"Ward HawkinsRobert GordonMarch 4, 1961
05725"The Duke"Theodore Ferro, Mathilde Ferro, William R. CoxRobert AltmanMarch 11, 1961
05826"Cutthroat Junction"Nat TanchuckDick ModerMarch 18, 1961
05927"The Gift"Denne Bart Petitclerc, Thomas ThompsonWilliam WitneyApril 1, 1961
06028"The Rival"Anthony LawrenceRobert AltmanApril 15, 1961
06129"The Infernal Machine"Ward HawkinsWilliam WitneyApril 22, 1961
06230"The Thunderhead Swindle"Gene L. CoonDick ModerApril 29, 1961
06331"The Secret"John HawkinsRobert AltmanMay 6, 1961
06432"The Dream Riders"James Van Wagoner, Jack McClainRobert AltmanMay 20, 1961
06533"Elizabeth, My Love"Anthony LawrenceLewis AllenMay 27, 1961
06634"Sam Hill"David DortortRobert AltmanJune 3, 1961

Season 3 (1961–62)

No.#[13]Title[13]Writer(s)[13]Director[13]Original airdate[13]
06701"The Smiler"Lewis ReedThomas CarrSeptember 24, 1961
06802"Springtime"John FuriaChristian NybyOctober 1, 1961
06903"The Honor of Cochise"Elliott ArnoldDon McDougallOctober 8, 1961
07004"The Lonely House"Frank ChaseWilliam WitneyOctober 15, 1961
07105"The Burma Rarity"N.B. Stone, Jr.William WitneyOctober 22, 1961
07206"Broken Ballad"John T. KellyRobert ButlerOctober 29, 1961
07307"The Many Faces of Gideon Flinch"Robert Vincent WrightRobert AltmanNovember 5, 1961
07408"The Friendship"Frank ChaseDon McDougallNovember 12, 1961
07509"The Countess"William R. CoxRobert SparrNovember 19, 1961
07610"The Horse Breaker"Frank ChaseDon McDougallNovember 26, 1961
07711"Day of the Dragon"John T. DuganDon McDougallDecember 3, 1961
07812"The Frenchman"Norman LessingChristian NybyDecember 10, 1961
07913"The Tin Badge"Don IngallsLewis AllenDecember 17, 1961
08014"Gabrielle"Anthony LawrenceLewis AllenDecember 24, 1961
08115"Land Grab"Ward HawkinsDavid Orrick McDearmonDecember 31, 1961
08216"The Tall Stranger"Ward HawkinsDon McDougallJanuary 7, 1962
08317"The Lady from Baltimore"Elliott ArnoldJohn PeyserJanuary 14, 1962
08418"The Ride"Ward HawkinsDon McDougallJanuary 21, 1962
08519"The Storm"Denne Bart PetitclercLewis AllenJanuary 28, 1962
08620"The Auld Sod"Charles LangWilliam WitneyFebruary 4, 1962
08721"Gift of Water"Borden ChaseJesse HibbsFebruary 11, 1962
08822"The Jackknife"Frank ChaseWilliam WitneyFebruary 18, 1962
08923"The Guilty"Clifford IrvingLewis AllenFebruary 25, 1962
09024"The Wooing of Abigail Jones"Norman LessingChristian NybyMarch 4, 1962
09125"The Lawmaker"Dick NelsonChristian NybyMarch 11, 1962
09226"Look to the Stars"Robert M. Fresco, Paul RinkDon McDougallMarch 18, 1962
09327"The Gamble"Michael Landon, Frank ChaseWilliam WitneyApril 1, 1962
09428"The Crucible"John T. DuganPaul NickellApril 8, 1962
09529"Inger, My Love"David Dortort, Frank CleaverLewis AllenApril 15, 1962
09630"Blessed Are They"Borden Chase, Frank CleaverDon McDougallApril 22, 1962
09731"The Dowry"Robert Vincent WrightChristian NybyApril 29, 1962
09832"The Long Night"E. M. Parsons, George StackaleeWilliam WitneyMay 6, 1962
09933"The Mountain Girl"John FuriaDon McDougallMay 13, 1962
10034"The Miracle Maker"Preston Wood, Frank CleaverDon McDougallMay 20, 1962

Season 4 (1962–63)

No.#[14]Title[14]Writer(s)[14]Director[14]Original airdate[14]
10101"The First Born"George W. George, Judy GeorgeDon McDougallSeptember 23, 1962
10202"The Quest"Thomas Thompson, John JosephChristian NybySeptember 30, 1962
10303"The Artist"Frank ChaseDon McDougallOctober 7, 1962
10404"A Hot Day for a Hanging"Elliott Arnold, Preston WoodWilliam F. ClaxtonOctober 14, 1962
10505"The Deserter"Norman LessingWilliam WitneyOctober 21, 1962
10606"The Way Station"Frank CleaverDon McDougallOctober 29, 1962
10707"The War Comes to Washoe"Alvin SapinsleyDon McDougallNovember 4, 1962
10808"Knight Errant"Joseph HoffmanWilliam F. ClaxtonNovember 18, 1962
10909"The Beginning"Preston WoodChristian NybyNovember 25, 1962
11010"The Deadly Ones"Denne Bart PetitclercWilliam WitneyDecember 2, 1962
11111"Gallagher's Sons"Dick NelsonChristian NybyDecember 9, 1962
11212"The Decision"Frank Chase, Norman JacobsWilliam F. ClaxtonDecember 16, 1962
11313"The Good Samaritan"Robert BloomfieldDon McDougallDecember 23, 1962
11414"The Jury"Robert Vincent WrightChristian NybyDecember 30, 1962
11515"The Colonel"Preston WoodLewis AllenJanuary 6, 1963
11616"Song in the Dark"Judy George, George W. GeorgeDon McDougallJanuary 13, 1963
11717"Elegy for a Hangman"Shirl Hendryx, E. M. ParsonsHollingsworth MorseJanuary 20, 1963
11818"Half a Rogue"Arnold BelgardDon McDougallJanuary 27, 1963
11919"The Last Haircut"Charles LangWilliam F. ClaxtonFebruary 3, 1963
12020"Marie, My Love"Anthony Lawrence, Anne Howard BaileyLewis AllenFebruary 10, 1963
12121"The Hayburner"Alex SharpWilliam F. ClaxtonFebruary 17, 1963
12222"The Actress"Norman LessingChristian NybyFebruary 24, 1963
12323"A Stranger Passed This Way"William L. StuartLewis AllenMarch 3, 1963
12424"The Way of Aaron"Raphael David BlauMurray GoldenMarch 10, 1963
12525"A Woman Lost"Frank ChaseDon McDougallMarch 17, 1963
12626"Any Friend of Walter's"Lois HireJohn FloreaMarch 24, 1963
12727"Mirror of a Man"A. I. BezzeridesLewis AllenMarch 31, 1963
12828"My Brother's Keeper"Seeleg LesterMurray GoldenApril 7, 1963
12929"Five into the Wind"Meyer DolinskyWilliam F. ClaxtonApril 21, 1963
13030"The Saga of Whizzer McGee"Robert L. WelchDon McDougallApril 28, 1963
13131"Thunder Man"Lewis ReedLewis AllenMay 5, 1963
13232"Rich Man, Poor Man"Richard P. McDonagh, Barbara Merlin, Milton MerlinLewis AllenMay 12, 1963
13333"The Boss"Leo Gordon, Paul Leslie PeilArthur H. NadelMay 19, 1963
13434"Little Man -Ten Feet Tall"Eric Norden, Frank ArnoLewis AllenMay 26, 1963

Season 5 (1963–64)

No.#[15]Title[15]Writer(s)[15]Director[15]Original airdate[15]
13501"She Walks in Beauty"William L. StuartDon McDougallSeptember 22, 1963
13602"A Passion for Justice"Peter PackerMurray GoldenSeptember 29, 1963
13703"Rain from Heaven"Robert Vincent WrightLewis AllenOctober 6, 1963
13804"Twilight Town"Cy ChermakJohn FloreaOctober 13, 1963
13905"The Toy Soldier"Warren DouglasTay GarnettOctober 20, 1963
14006"A Question of Strength"Frank CleaverDon McDougallOctober 27, 1963
14107"Calamity over the Comstock"Warren DouglasCharles RondeauNovember 3, 1963
14208"Journey Remembered"Anthony LawrenceIrving J. MooreNovember 10, 1963
14309"The Quality of Mercy"Peter PackerJoseph H. LewisNovember 17, 1963
14410"The Waiting Game"Ed AdamsonRichard SarafinDecember 8, 1963
14511"The Legacy"Anthony WilsonBernard McEveetyDecember 15, 1963
14612"Hoss and the Leprechauns"Robert V. BarronJohn FloreaDecember 22, 1963
14713"The Prime of Life"Peter PackerChristian NybyDecember 29, 1963
14814"The Lila Conrad Story"Preston Wood, George WaggnerTay GarnettJanuary 5, 1964
14915"Ponderosa Matador"Alex SharpDon McDougallJanuary 12, 1964
15016"My Son, My Son"Denne Bart PetitclercWilliam F. ClaxtonJanuary 19, 1964
15117"Alias Joe Cartwright"Robert Vincent WrightLewis AllenJanuary 26, 1964
15218"The Gentleman from New Orleans"William BrucknerDon McDougallFebruary 2, 1964
15319"The Cheating Game"William L. StuartJoseph SargentFebruary 9, 1964
15420"Bullet for a Bride"Tom SellerTay GarnettFebruary 16, 1964
15521"King of the Mountain"Robert SabaroffDon McDougallFebruary 23, 1964
15622"Love Me Not"Frank UngerTay GarnettMarch 1, 1964
15723"The Pure Truth"Lois HireDon McDougallMarch 8, 1964
15824"No Less a Man"Jerry AdelmanDon McDougallMarch 15, 1964
15925"Return to Honor"Jack TurleyDon McDougallMarch 22, 1964
16026"The Saga of Muley Jones"Robert V. BarronJohn FloreaMarch 29, 1964
16127"The Roper"Peter PackerJohn FloreaApril 5, 1964
16228"A Pink Cloud Comes from Old Cathay"Lewis ClayDon McDougallApril 12, 1964
16329"The Companeros"John Hawkins, Ken PettusWilliam F. ClaxtonApril 19, 1964
16430"Enter Thomas Bowers"Murray Golden, Leon Benson, Jessica BensonMurray GoldenApril 26, 1964
16531"The Dark Past"William BrucknerMurray GoldenMay 3, 1964
16632"The Pressure Game"Don TaitTay GarnettMay 10, 1964
16733"Triangle"Frank CleaverTay GarnettMay 17, 1964
16834"Walter and the Outlaws"Lois HireRalph E. BlackMay 24, 1964

Season 6 (1964–65)

No.#[16]Title[16]Writer(s)[16]Director[16]Original airdate[16]
16901"Invention of a Gunfighter"Daniel B. UllmanJohn FloreaSeptember 20, 1964
17002"The Hostage"Don MullavyDon McDougallSeptember 27, 1964
17103"The Wild One"Jo PaganoWilliam WitneyOctober 4, 1964
17204"Thanks for Everything, Friend"Jerry AdelmanChristian NybyOctober 11, 1964
17305"Logan's Treasure"Robert Sabaroff, Ken PettusDon McDougallOctober 18, 1964
17406"The Scapegoat"Rod PetersonChristian NybyOctober 25, 1964
17507"A Dime's Worth of Glory"Richard Shapiro, Esther ShapiroWilliam F. ClaxtonNovember 1, 1964
17608"Square Deal Sam"Jessica Benson, Murray GoldenMurray GoldenNovember 8, 1964
17709"Between Heaven and Earth"Ed AdamsonWilliam WitneyNovember 15, 1964
17810"Old Sheba"Alex SharpJohn FloreaNovember 22, 1964
17911"A Man to Admire"Mort R. LewisJohn FloreaDecember 6, 1964
18012"The Underdog"Don MullavyWilliam F. ClaxtonDecember 13, 1964
18113"A Knight to Remember"Robert V. BarronVincent McEveetyDecember 20, 1964
18214"The Saga of Squaw Charlie"Warren DouglasWilliam WitneyDecember 27, 1964
18315"The Flapjack Contest"Frank CleaverWilliam F. ClaxtonJanuary 3, 1965
18416"The Far, Far Better Thing"Mort R. LewisBernard McEveetyJanuary 10, 1965
18517"Woman of Fire"Suzanne ClauserWilliam F. ClaxtonJanuary 17, 1965
18618"The Ballerina"Frank ChaseDon McDougallJanuary 24, 1965
18719"The Flannel-Mouth Gun"Leo Gordon, Paul Leslie WilkeDon McDougallJanuary 31, 1965
18820"The Ponderosa Birdman"Blair Robertson, Hazel SwansonHerbert L. StrockFebruary 7, 1965
18921"The Search"Frank CleaverWilliam F. ClaxtonFebruary 14, 1965
19022"The Deadliest Game"Jo PaganoGerd OswaldFebruary 21, 1965
19123"Once a Doctor"Martha WilkersonTay GarnettFebruary 28, 1965
19224"Right Is the Fourth R"Jerry AdelmanVirgil VogelMarch 7, 1965
19325"Hound Dog"Alex SharpRalph E. BlackMarch 21, 1965
19426"The Trap"Ken PettusWilliam WitneyMarch 28, 1965
19527"Dead and Gone"Paul SchneiderRobert TottenApril 4, 1965
19628"A Good Night's Rest"Frank Cleaver, Jeffrey FleeceWilliam F. ClaxtonApril 11, 1965
19729"To Own the World"Ed AdamsonVirgil VogelApril 18, 1965
19830"Lothario Larkin"Warren DouglasWilliam WitneyApril 25, 1965
19931"The Return"Ken Pettus, Frank ChaseVirgil VogelMay 2, 1965
20032"The Jonah"Preston WoodWilliam F. ClaxtonMay 9, 1965
20133"The Spotlight"Richard CarrGerd OswaldMay 16, 1965
20234"Patchwork Man"Don Tait, William KoenigRalph E. BlackMay 23, 1965

Season 7 (1965–66)

No.#[17]Title[17]Writer(s)[17]Director[17]Original airdate[17]
20301"The Debt"William BlinnWilliam F. ClaxtonSeptember 12, 1965
20402"The Dilemma"Ward Hawkins, John HawkinsWilliam F. ClaxtonSeptember 19, 1965
20503"The Brass Box"Paul SchneiderWilliam F. ClaxtonSeptember 26, 1965
20604"The Other Son"Thomas ThompsonWilliam F. ClaxtonOctober 3, 1965
20705"The Lonely Runner"Thomas ThompsonWilliam WitneyOctober 10, 1965
20806"Devil on Her Shoulder"Suzanne ClauserVirgil VogelOctober 17, 1965
20907"Found Child"Frank CleaverRalph E. BlackOctober 24, 1965
21008"The Meredith Smith"Lois HireJohn FloreaOctober 31, 1965
21109"Mighty is the Word"Thomas Thompson, Robert L. GoodwinWilliam F. ClaxtonNovember 7, 1965
21210"The Strange One"Stephen Lord, Jo PaganoGerd OswaldNovember 14, 1965
21311"The Reluctant Rebel"Wally GeorR. G. SpringsteenNovember 21, 1965
21412"Five Sundowns to Sunup"William L. StuartGerd OswaldDecember 5, 1965
21513"A Natural Wizard"William Blinn, Suzanne ClauserRobert TottenDecember 12, 1965
21614"All Ye His Saints"William BlinnWilliam F. ClaxtonDecember 19, 1965
21715"A Dublin Lad"Mort ThawWilliam F. ClaxtonJanuary 2, 1966
21816"To Kill a Buffalo"Michael FisherWilliam F. ClaxtonJanuary 9, 1966
21917"Ride the Wind" — Part 1Paul SchneiderWilliam WitneyJanuary 16, 1966
22018"Ride the Wind" — Part 2Paul SchneiderWilliam WitneyJanuary 23, 1966
22119"Destiny's Child"Robert V. BarronGerd OswaldJanuary 30, 1966
22220"Peace Officer"Don MullavyWilliam WitneyFebruary 6, 1966
22321"The Code"Sidney EllisWilliam F. ClaxtonFebruary 13, 1966
22422"Three Brides for Hoss"Jo PaganoRalph E. BlackFebruary 20, 1966
22523"The Emperor Norton"James Brintrup,Robert Sabaroff, Gert P. YoungWilliam F. ClaxtonFebruary 27, 1966
22624"Her Brother's Keeper"Mort Thaw, Lee PickettR. G. SpringsteenMarch 6, 1966
22725"The Trouble with Jamie"Helen B. HicksR. G. SpringsteenMarch 20, 1966
22826"Shining in Spain"Elliot GilbertMaurice GeraghtyMarch 27, 1966
22927"The Genius"Don MullavyR. G. SpringsteenApril 3, 1966
23028"The Unwritten Commandment"Jo Pagano, William Blinn, Daniel B. UllmanGerd OswaldApril 10, 1966
23129"Big Shadows on the Land"Richard H. Bartlett, William F. LeicesterWilliam F. ClaxtonApril 17, 1966
23230"The Fighters"Robert L. GoodwinR. G. SpringsteenApril 24, 1966
23331"Home from the Sea"Stanley Adams, George F. SlavinJean YarbroughMay 1, 1966
23432"The Last Mission"S. S. Schweitzer, William Douglas LansfordR. G. SpringsteenMay 8, 1966
23533"A Dollar's Worth of Trouble"Robert L. GoodwinDonald R. DavesMay 15, 1966
Note: Parts 1 and 2 of "Ride the Wind" (episodes 219 and 220) were re-edited into a feature film and released theatrically overseas.[18]

Season 8 (1966–67)

No.#[19]Title[19]Writer(s)[19]Director[19]Original airdate[19]
23601"Something Hurt, Something Wild"William R. CoxWilliam WitneySeptember 11, 1966
23702"Horse of a Different Hue"William R. CoxWilliam WitneySeptember 18, 1966
23803"A Time to Step Down"Frank ChasePaul HenreidSeptember 25, 1966
23904"The Pursued" — Part 1Marc Michaels, Thomas ThompsonWilliam WitneyOctober 2, 1966
24005"The Pursued" — Part 2Thomas Thompson, Marc MichaelsWilliam WitneyOctober 9, 1966
24106"To Bloom for Thee"June RandolphSutton RoleyOctober 16, 1966
24207"Credit for a Kill"Frederick Louis FoxWilliam F. ClaxtonOctober 23, 1966
24308"Four Sisters from Boston"John M. ChesterAlan Crosland, Jr.October 30, 1966
24409"Old Charlie"Wanda Duncan, Robert DuncanWilliam F. ClaxtonNovember 6, 1966
24510"Ballad of the Ponderosa"Michael Landon, Hendrik VollaertsWilliam F. ClaxtonNovember 13, 1966
24611"The Oath"Sidney EllisWilliam F. ClaxtonNovember 20, 1966
24712"A Real Nice, Friendly Little Town"Herman HoffmanHerman HoffmanNovember 27, 1966
24813"The Bridegroom"Walter BlackWilliam F. ClaxtonDecember 4, 1966
24914"Tommy"Mort Thaw, Mary Terri TaylorWilliam WitneyDecember 18, 1966
25015"A Christmas Story"Thomas ThompsonGerd OswaldDecember 25, 1966
25116"Ponderosa Explosion"Alex SharpWilliam F. ClaxtonJanuary 1, 1967
25217"Justice"Richard WendleyLewis AllenJanuary 8, 1967
25318"A Bride for Buford"Robert V. BarronWilliam F. ClaxtonJanuary 15, 1967
25419"Black Friday"John Hawkins, Herbert KastleWilliam F. ClaxtonJanuary 22, 1967
25520"The Unseen Wound"Frank ChaseGerd OswaldJanuary 29, 1967
25621"Journey to Terror"Joel MurcottLewis AllenFebruary 5, 1967
25722"Amigo"Jack Turley, John HawkinsWilliam F. ClaxtonFebruary 12, 1967
25823"A Woman in the House"Joel MurcottGerd OswaldFebruary 19, 1967
25924"Judgment at Red Creek"Robert SabaroffWilliam F. ClaxtonFebruary 26, 1967
26025"Joe Cartwright, Detective"Michael LandonWilliam F. ClaxtonMarch 5, 1967
26126"Dark Enough to See the Stars"Kelly ColvinDonald R. DavesMarch 12, 1967
26227"The Deed and the Dilemma"William F. LeicesterWilliam F. ClaxtonMarch 26, 1967
26328"The Prince"John HawkinsWilliam F. ClaxtonApril 2, 1967
26429"A Man Without Land"Steve McNeilDonald R. DavesApril 9, 1967
26530"Napoleon's Children"Judith Barrows, Robert Guy BarrowsChristian NybyApril 16, 1967
26631"The Wormwood Cup"Michael Landon, Joy DexterWilliam F. ClaxtonApril 23, 1967
26732"Clarissa"Chester KrumholzLewis AllenApril 30, 1967
26833"Maestro Hoss"U. S. AndersonWilliam F. ClaxtonMay 7, 1967
26934"The Greedy Ones"James AmesburyDonald R. DavesMay 14, 1967

Season 9 (1967–68)

No.#[20]Title[20]Writer(s)[20]Director[20]Original airdate[20]
27001"Second Chance"Paul Schneider, John HawkinsLeon BensonSeptember 17, 1967
27102"Sense of Duty"Gil Lasky, John HawkinsWilliam WitneySeptember 24, 1967
27203"The Conquistadors"Walter BlackJohn RichOctober 1, 1967
27304"Judgment at Olympus"Walter BlackJohn RichOctober 8, 1967
27405"Night of Reckoning"Walter BlackLeon BensonOctober 15, 1967
27506"False Witness"Eric NordenMichael D. MooreOctober 22, 1967
27607"The Gentle Ones"Frank ChaseHarry HarrisOctober 29, 1967
27708"Desperate Passage"John HawkinsLeon BensonNovember 5, 1967
27809"The Sure Thing"Sidney Ellis, Robert Vincent WrightWilliam WitneyNovember 12, 1967
27910"Showdown at Tahoe"Thomas ThompsonGerald MayerNovember 19, 1967
28011"Six Black Horses"Michael Landon, William JeromeDonald R. DavesNovember 26, 1967
28112"Check Rein"Olney Sherman, Robert I. HoltLeon BensonDecember 3, 1967
28213"Justice Deferred"Jack MillerGerald MayerDecember 17, 1967
28314"The Gold Detector"Ward HawkinsDonald R. DavesDecember 24, 1967
28415"The Trackers"Reuben Bercovitch, Frederick Louis FoxMarc DanielsJanuary 7, 1968
28516"A Girl Named George"William H. WrightLeon BensonJanuary 14, 1968
28617"The Thirteenth Man"Walter BlackLeon BensonJanuary 21, 1968
28718"The Burning Sky"Carol Saraceno, William H. WrightJohn RichJanuary 28, 1968
28819"The Price of Salt"B. W. SandefurLeon BensonFebruary 4, 1968
28920"Blood Tie"Howard DimsdaleSeymour RobbieFebruary 18, 1968
29021"The Crime of Johnny Mule"Joel MurcottLeon BensonFebruary 25, 1968
29122"The Late Ben Cartwright"Walter BlackLeon BensonMarch 3, 1968
29223"Star Crossed"Thomas ThompsonWilliam F. ClaxtonMarch 10, 1968
29324"Trouble Town"David LangLeon BensonMarch 17, 1968
29425"Commitment at Angelus"Peter GermanoLeon BensonApril 7, 1968
29526"A Dream to Dream"Michael LandonWilliam F. ClaxtonApril 14, 1968
29627"In Defense of Honor"Richard Wendley, William Douglas LansfordMarc DanielsApril 28, 1968
29728"To Die in Darkness"Michael LandonMichael LandonMay 5, 1968
29829"The Bottle Fighter"S. H. Barnett, Colin MacKenzie, John HawkinsLeon BensonMay 12, 1968
29930"The Arrival of Eddie"Ward Hawkins, John M. ChesterMarc DanielsMay 19, 1968
30031"The Stronghold"John Hawkins, William Riley BurnettLeon BensonMay 26, 1968
30132"Pride of a Man"Ward Hawkins, Helen B. HicksWilliam F. ClaxtonJune 2, 1968
30233"A Severe Case of Matrimony"Michael FessierLewis AllenJuly 7, 1968
30334"Stage Door Johnnies"Alex SharpWilliam F. ClaxtonJuly 28, 1968

Season 10 (1968–69)

No.#[21]Title[21]Writer(s)[21]Director[21]Original airdate[21]
30401"Different Pines, Same Wind"Suzanne ClauserLeon BensonSeptember 15, 1968
30502"Child"Jack B. SowardsLeon BensonSeptember 22, 1968
30603"Salute to Yesterday"John HawkinsLeon BensonSeptember 29, 1968
30704"The Real People of Muddy Creek"Alf HarrisLeon BensonOctober 6, 1968
30805"The Passing of a King"B. W. SandefurLeon BensonOctober 13, 1968
30906"The Last Vote"Robert Vincent WrightJoseph PevneyOctober 20, 1968
31007"Catch as Catch Can"David LangRobert L. FriendOctober 27, 1968
31108"Little Girl Lost"Michael FessierDon RichardsonNovember 3, 1968
31209"The Survivors"John Hawkins, Colin MacKenzie, S. H. BarnettLeon BensonNovember 10, 1968
31310"The Sound of Drums"William F. LeicesterRobert L. FriendNovember 17, 1968
31411"Queen High"Michael FessierLeon BensonDecember 1, 1968
31512"Yonder Man"Milton S. GelmanLeo PennDecember 8, 1968
31613"Mark of Guilt"Ward Hawkins, Frank TelfordLeon BensonDecember 15, 1968
31714"A World Full of Cannibals"Preston WoodGunner HellströmDecember 22, 1968
31815"Sweet Annie Laurie"Jackson Gillis, John Hawkins, Jess Carneol, Kay LenardDon RichardsonJanuary 5, 1969
31916"My Friend, My Enemy"Stanley Roberts, Jack B. SowardsLeon BensonJanuary 12, 1969
32017"Mrs. Wharton and the Lesser Breeds"Preston WoodLeon BensonJanuary 19, 1969
32118"Erin"Sandy SummerhayesDon RichardsonJanuary 26, 1969
32219"Company of Forgotten Men"Jess Carneol, Kay LenardLeon BensonFebruary 2, 1969
32320"The Clarion"John Hawkins, Frank ChaseLewis AllenFebruary 9, 1969
32421"The Lady and the Mountain Lion"Larry MarkesJoseph PevneyFebruary 23, 1969
32522"Five Candles"Ken TreveyLewis AllenMarch 2, 1969
32623"The Wish"Michael LandonMichael LandonMarch 9, 1969
32724"The Deserter"B. W. Sandefur, John DunkelLeon BensonMarch 16, 1969
32825"Emily"Elliot Gilbert, Preston WoodLeon BensonMarch 23, 1969
32926"The Running Man"Ward HawkinsLeon BensonMarch 30, 1969
33027"The Unwanted"Thomas Thompson, Suzanne ClauserHerschel DaughertyApril 6, 1969
33128"Speak No Evil"Norman Katkov, B. W. SandefurLeon BensonApril 20, 1969
33229"The Fence"Ward Hawkins, Milton S. GelmanLewis AllenApril 27, 1969
33330"A Ride in the Sun"John Hawkins, Peter GermanoLeon BensonMay 11, 1969

Season 11 (1969–70)

No.#[22]Title[22]Writer(s)[22]Director[22]Original airdate[22]
33401"Another Windmill to Go"Palmer ThompsonJames B. ClarkSeptember 14, 1969
33502"The Witness"Joel MurcottDon RichardsonSeptember 21, 1969
33603"The Silence at Stillwater"Preston WoodJoseph LejtesSeptember 28, 1969
33704"A Lawman's Lot is Not a Happy One"Vincent WrightDon RichardsonOctober 5, 1969
33805"Anatomy of a Lynching"Preston WoodWilliam WiardOctober 12, 1969
33906"To Stop a War"Carey WilberLeon BensonOctober 19, 1969
34007"The Medal"Frank ChaseLewis AllenOctober 26, 1969
34108"The Stalker"D. C. FontanaRobert L. FriendNovember 2, 1969
34209"Meena"Jack B. SowardsHerschel DaughertyNovember 16, 1969
34310"A Darker Shadow"John Hawkins, Jonathon KnopfDon RichardsonNovember 23, 1969
34411"Dead Wrong"Michael LandonMichael LandonDecember 7, 1969
34512"Old Friends"Barney SlaterLeon BensonDecember 14, 1969
34613"Abner Willoughby's Return"Jack B. SowardsHerschel DaughertyDecember 21, 1969
34714"It's a Small World"Michael LandonMichael LandonJanuary 4, 1970
34815"Danger Road"Milton S. GelmanWilliam F. ClaxtonJanuary 11, 1970
34916"The Big Jackpot"John HawkinsHerschel DaughertyJanuary 18, 1970
35017"The Trouble with Amy"Jack Miller, John HawkinsLeon BensonJanuary 25, 1970
35118"The Lady and the Mark"Preston WoodLeon BensonFebruary 1, 1970
35219"Is There Any Man Here"B. W. SandefurDon RichardsonFebruary 8, 1970
35320"The Law and Billy Burgess"Stanley RobertsWilliam F. ClaxtonFebruary 15, 1970
35421"Long Way to Ogden"Joel MurcottLewis AllenFebruary 22, 1970
35522"Return Engagement"Stanley RobertsDon RichardsonMarch 1, 1970
35623"The Gold Mine"Preston Wood, Robert BrucknerLeon BensonMarch 8, 1970
35724"Decision at Los Robles"Michael LandonMichael LandonMarch 22, 1970
35825"Caution, Easter Bunny Crossing"Larry MarkesBruce BilsonMarch 29, 1970
35926"The Horse Traders"Jack B. SowardsHerschel DaughertyApril 5, 1970
36027"What are Pardners For?"Jack B. SowardsWilliam F. ClaxtonApril 12, 1970
36128"A Matter of Circumstance"B. W. SandefurWilliam F. ClaxtonApril 19, 1970

Season 12 (1970–71)

No.#[23]Title[23]Writer(s)[23]Director[23]Original airdate[23]
36201"The Night Virginia City Died"John HawkinsWilliam WiardSeptember 13, 1970
36302"A Matter of Faith"Jack B. Sowards, John HawkinsWilliam WiardSeptember 20, 1970
36403"The Weary Willies"Robert PiroshLeo PennSeptember 27, 1970
36504"The Wagon"Ken PettusJames NeilsonOctober 4, 1970
36605"The Power of Life and Death"Joel MurcottLeo PennOctober 11, 1970
36706"Gideon, the Good"Ken PettusHerschel DaughertyOctober 18, 1970
36807"The Trouble with Trouble"Jack B. SowardsHerschel DaughertyOctober 25, 1970
36908"Thornton's Account"Preston WoodWilliam F. ClaxtonNovember 1, 1970
37009"The Love Child"Michael LandonMichael LandonNovember 8, 1970
37110"El Jefe"Ken PettusWilliam F. ClaxtonNovember 15, 1970
37211"The Luck of Pepper Shannon"John HawkinsNicholas WebsterNovember 22, 1970
37312"The Impostors"Robert Vincent WrightLewis AllenDecember 13, 1970
37413"Honest John"Arthur HeinemannLewis AllenDecember 20, 1970
37514"For a Young Lady"B. W. SandefurDon RichardsonDecember 27, 1970
37615"A Single Pilgrim"Arthur Weingarten, Suzanne ClauserWilliam WiardJanuary 3, 1971
37716"The Gold-Plated Rifle"Preston WoodJoseph PevneyJanuary 10, 1971
37817"Top Hand"Arthur Heinemann, John HawkinsWilliam F. ClaxtonJanuary 17, 1971
37918"A Deck of Aces"Stanley RobertsLewis AllenJanuary 31, 1971
38019"The Desperado"George Lovell HayesPhilip LeacockFebruary 7, 1971
38120"The Reluctant American"Stanley RobertsPhilip LeacockFebruary 14, 1971
38221"Shadow of a Hero"John Hawkins, Mel GoldbergLeo PennFebruary 21, 1971
38322"The Silent Killer"John HawkinsLeo PennFebruary 28, 1971
38423"Terror at 2:00"Michael LandonMichael LandonMarch 7, 1971
38524"The Stillness Within"Suzanne ClauserMichael LandonMarch 14, 1971
38625"A Time to Die"Don IngallsPhilip LeacockMarch 21, 1971
38726"Winter Kill"Robert Pirosh, John HawkinsWilliam WiardMarch 28, 1971
38827"Kingdom of Fear"Michael LandonJoseph PevneyApril 4, 1971
38928"An Earthquake Called Callahan"Preston WoodHerschel DaughertyApril 11, 1971

Season 13 (1971–72)

No.#[24]Title[24]Writer(s)[24]Director[24]Original airdate[24]
39001"The Grand Swing"John Hawkins, Ward HawkinsWilliam F. ClaxtonSeptember 19, 1971
39102"Fallen Woman"Ward HawkinsLewis AllenSeptember 26, 1971
39203"Bushwhacked"Preston WoodWilliam WiardOctober 3, 1971
39304"Rock-a-Bye, Hoss"Preston Wood, Robert Vincent WrightHerschel DaughertyOctober 10, 1971
39405"The Prisoners"Arthur HeinemannWilliam F. ClaxtonOctober 17, 1971
39506"Cassie"True BoardmanHerschel DaughertyOctober 24, 1971
39607"Don't Cry, My Son"Michael LandonMichael LandonOctober 31, 1971
39708"Face of Fear"Ken PettusChristopher ChristenberryNovember 14, 1971
39809"Blind Hunch"John Hawkins, Robert PiroshLewis AllenNovember 21, 1971
39910"The Iron Butterfly"Harold SwantonLeo PennNovember 28, 1971
40011"The Rattlesnake Brigade"Gordon DawsonWilliam WiardDecember 5, 1971
40112"Easy Come, Easy Go"Jack B. SowardsJoseph PevneyDecember 12, 1971
40213"A Home for Jamie"Jean HollowayLeo PennDecember 19, 1971
40314"Warbonnet"Arthur HeinemannArthur H. NadelDecember 26, 1971
40415"A Lonely Man"John HawkinsWilliam F. ClaxtonJanuary 2, 1972
40516"Second Sight"Arthur Weingarten, Suzanne ClauserLewis AllenJanuary 9, 1972
40617"The Saddle Stiff"Samuel A. Peeples, John HawkinsWilliam F. ClaxtonJanuary 16, 1972
40718"Frenzy"Preston Wood, Karl TunbergLewis AllenJanuary 30, 1972
40819"Customs of the Country"Joseph BonaduceJoseph PevneyFebruary 6, 1972
40920"Shanklin"William KelleyLeo PennFebruary 13, 1972
41021"Search in Limbo"Don IngallsLeo PennFebruary 20, 1972
41122"He Was Only Seven"Michael LandonMichael LandonMarch 5, 1972
41223"The Younger Brothers' Younger Brother"Michael LandonMichael LandonMarch 12, 1972
41324"A Place to Hide"William D. Gordon, Ward HawkinsHerschel DaughertyMarch 19, 1972
41425"A Visit to Upright"Joseph BonaduceWilliam WiardMarch 26, 1972
41526"One Ace Too Many"Stanley RobertsLewis AllenApril 2, 1972

Season 14 (1972–73)

No.#[25]Title[25]Writer(s)[25]Director[25]Original airdate[25]
41601"Forever"Michael LandonMichael LandonSeptember 12, 1972
41702"Heritage of Anger"Don IngallsNicholas WebsterSeptember 19, 1972
41803"The Initiation"Douglas Day StewartAlf KjellinSeptember 26, 1972
41904"Riot!"Robert PiroshLewis AllenOctober 3, 1972
42005"New Man"Jack B. SowardsLeo PennOctober 10, 1972
42106"Ambush at Rio Lobo"Joel MurcottNicholas ColasantoOctober 24, 1972
42207"The 26th Grave"Stanley RobertsNicholas ColasantoOctober 31, 1972
42308"Stallion"Jack B. SowardsE. W. SwackhamerNovember 14, 1972
42409"The Hidden Enemy"Stanley RobertsAlf KjellinNovember 28, 1972
42510"The Sound of Sadness"Michael LandonMichael LandonDecember 5, 1972
42611"The Bucket Dog"John HawkinsWilliam F. ClaxtonDecember 19, 1972
42712"First Love"Richard CollinsLeo PennDecember 26, 1972
42813"The Witness"Arthur Heinemann, Joel MurcottLewis AllenJanuary 2, 1973
42914"The Marriage of Theodora Duffy"Ward HawkinsWilliam F. ClaxtonJanuary 9, 1973
43015"The Hunter"Michael LandonMichael LandonJanuary 16, 1973

TV movies and prequel series

In 1988, NBC revived Bonanza with the television film Bonanza: The Next Generation. Lorne Greene, who was to have reprised his role as Ben Cartwright, died before production began, and was replaced by John Ireland as Ben's brother, Aaron Cartwright. Michael Landon, Jr. played the role of Little Joe's son, Benjamin Cartwright.[26] Landon, Jr. again played Benjamin Cartwright in a second television film Bonanza: The Return. Dirk Blocker, the son of Dan Blocker, played a supporting role in this film which, in its original broadcast on November 28, 1993, was preceded by Back to Bonanza, a one-hour special devoted to the original series.[27] A third TV movie, Bonanza: Under Attack, aired January 15, 1995. Landon, Jr. also starred in this film.[28]

In 2001–2002, a "prequel" series, Ponderosa, aired on the PAX-TV network. Set 10 years prior to the first season, it starred Daniel Hugh Kelly as Ben Cartwright, Matt Carmody as Adam, Drew Powell as Hoss, and Jared Daperis as Little Joe.[29]

References

Footnotes

  1. ^ Shapiro 1997, pp. 5, 65–157.
  2. ^ Shapiro 1997, pp. 65, 157.
  3. ^ a b c d "Ratings". Bonanza World. Bonanza Ventures, Inc., and NBC, Inc. 2002–2010. http://bonanzaworld.net/quickfacts.php?s=#ratings. Retrieved September 28, 2010. 
  4. ^ Poppy, John (December 1, 1964). "The Worldwide Lure of “Bonanza”". Look magazine. http://bonanzaworld.net/article4.php. Retrieved October 12, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c "Bonanza World Home". Bonanza World. Bonanza Ventures, Inc., and NBC, Inc. 2002–2010. http://bonanzaworld.net/index.php?s=. Retrieved September 28, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b c Erickson, Hal (2010). "Bonanza". AllMovie. Rovi Corporation. http://allmovie.com/work/bonanza-tv-series-132988. Retrieved September 28, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b Lambert, David (June 26, 2009). "Bonanza - Package Art Rides In for Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 of The Official 1st Season". TVShowsOnDVD.com. http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Bonanza-Season-1-Box-Art/12194. Retrieved September 28, 2010. 
  8. ^ a b Lambert, David (September 27, 2010). "Bonanza - Saddle Up! CBS/Paramount Set to Chase Down The Official 2nd Season, Vol. 1". TVShowsOnDVD.com. http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Bonanza-Season-2-Volume-1/14462. Retrieved September 30, 2010. 
  9. ^ a b Lambert, David (July 18, 2011). "Bonanza - 'The Official 2nd Season, Vol. 2' Announced: Date, Extras, Cover Art". TVShowsOnDVD.com. http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Bonanza-Season-2-Volume-2/15674. Retrieved July 31, 2011. 
  10. ^ http://tvshowsondvd.com/news/Bonanza-Season-3/16820
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  12. ^ a b c d e "Season 2". Bonanza World. Bonanza Ventures, Inc., and NBC, Inc. 2002–2010. http://www.bonanzaworld.net/episodes/season2.php. Retrieved September 29, 2010. 
  13. ^ a b c d e "Season 3". Bonanza World. Bonanza Ventures, Inc., and NBC, Inc. 2002–2010. http://www.bonanzaworld.net/episodes/season3.php. Retrieved September 29, 2010. 
  14. ^ a b c d e "Season 4". Bonanza World. Bonanza Ventures, Inc., and NBC, Inc. 2002–2010. http://www.bonanzaworld.net/episodes/season4.php. Retrieved September 29, 2010. 
  15. ^ a b c d e "Season 5". Bonanza World. Bonanza Ventures, Inc., and NBC, Inc. 2002–2010. http://www.bonanzaworld.net/episodes/season5.php. Retrieved September 29, 2010. 
  16. ^ a b c d e "Season 6". Bonanza World. Bonanza Ventures, Inc., and NBC, Inc. 2002–2010. http://www.bonanzaworld.net/episodes/season6.php. Retrieved September 29, 2010. 
  17. ^ a b c d e "Season 7". Bonanza World. Bonanza Ventures, Inc., and NBC, Inc. 2002–2010. http://www.bonanzaworld.net/episodes/season7.php. Retrieved September 29, 2010. 
  18. ^ "Quick Facts about Bonanza". Bonanza World. Bonanza Ventures, Inc., and NBC, Inc. 2002–2010. http://bonanzaworld.net/quickfacts.php. Retrieved September 29, 2010. 
  19. ^ a b c d e "Season 8". Bonanza World. Bonanza Ventures, Inc., and NBC, Inc. 2002–2010. http://www.bonanzaworld.net/episodes/season8.php. Retrieved September 29, 2010. 
  20. ^ a b c d e "Season 9". Bonanza World. Bonanza Ventures, Inc., and NBC, Inc. 2002–2010. http://www.bonanzaworld.net/episodes/season9.php. Retrieved September 29, 2010. 
  21. ^ a b c d e "Season 10". Bonanza World. Bonanza Ventures, Inc., and NBC, Inc. 2002–2010. http://www.bonanzaworld.net/episodes/season10.php. Retrieved September 29, 2010. 
  22. ^ a b c d e "Season 11". Bonanza World. Bonanza Ventures, Inc., and NBC, Inc. 2002–2010. http://www.bonanzaworld.net/episodes/season11.php. Retrieved September 29, 2010. 
  23. ^ a b c d e "Season 12". Bonanza World. Bonanza Ventures, Inc., and NBC, Inc. 2002–2010. http://www.bonanzaworld.net/episodes/season12.php. Retrieved September 29, 2010. 
  24. ^ a b c d e "Season 13". Bonanza World. Bonanza Ventures, Inc., and NBC, Inc. 2002–2010. http://www.bonanzaworld.net/episodes/season13.php. Retrieved September 29, 2010. 
  25. ^ a b c d e "Season 14". Bonanza World. Bonanza Ventures, Inc., and NBC, Inc. 2002–2010. http://www.bonanzaworld.net/episodes/season14.php. Retrieved September 29, 2010. 
  26. ^ Erickson, Hal (2010). "Bonanza: The Next Generation". AllMovie. Rovi Corporation. http://allmovie.com/work/bonanza-the-next-generation-124127. Retrieved September 30, 2010. 
  27. ^ Erickson, Hal (2010). "Bonanza: The Return". AllMovie. Rovi Corporation. http://allmovie.com/work/bonanza-the-return-121819. Retrieved September 30, 2010. 
  28. ^ Erickson, Hal (2010). "Bonanza: Under Attack". AllMovie. Rovi Corporation. http://allmovie.com/work/bonanza-under-attack-307893. Retrieved September 30, 2010. 
  29. ^ "Ponderosa". film.com. RealNetworks. 2006–2008. http://www.film.com/tv/ponderosa/14878355. Retrieved September 30, 2010. 

Bibliography

Shapiro, Melany (1997). Bonanza: The Definitive Ponderosa Companion. Cyclone Books. ISBN 978-1-890723-18-7. 

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