The Yellow Rose

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The Yellow Rose is an American television series. It was broadcast on the NBC network during the 1983-1984 season. It was produced by Paul Freeman. The series was at least partly inspired by the more coltish elements of the soap opera Dallas, and dealt with the intrigues of the Texas-based Champion family who owned a 200,000-acre cattle and oil ranch called "The Yellow Rose."

The show's cast included Sam Elliott, David Soul, Edward Albert, Cybill Shepherd, Chuck Connors, Noah Beery, Jr., Ken Curtis, Robin Wright and Jane Russell. The Yellow Rose was canceled after one season of twenty-two episodes.

In the summer of 1990, the series was rerun again on NBC along with the short-lived Bret Maverick starring James Garner.

Cast[edit]

Theme song[edit]

The series' theme song "The Yellow Rose" - set to the tune of the traditional "The Yellow Rose of Texas" but with new lyrics referencing the setting of the show - was recorded by country singers Johnny Lee and Lane Brody. The song became a No. 1 hit on Billboard magazine's Hot Country Singles chart on April 21, 1984.[1]

Home media[edit]

Warner Bros. released the complete series to DVD on May 3, 2011, consisting of all 22 episodes on a five-disc set. The set was released as part of the manufacture-on-demand Warner Archive Collection.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel. The Billboard Book of Top 40 Country Hits. Billboard Books. p. 54. 
  2. ^ TV Shows on DVD series release announcement

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