The Yellow Rose
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.
- Cybill Shepherd (Colleen Champion)
- David Soul (Roy Champion)
- Edward Albert (Quisto Champion)
- Noah Beery, Jr. (Luther Dillard)
- Ken Curtis (Hoyt Coryell)
- Tom Schanley (Whit Champion)
- Michelle Bennett (L.C. Champion)
- Chuck Connors (Jeb Hollister)
- Steve Sandor (Lenny Hollister)
- Deborah Shelton (Juliette Hollister)
- Will Sampson (John Stronghart)
- Sam Elliot (Chance McKenzie)
- Susan Anspach (Grace McKenzie)
- Kerrie Keane (Caryn Cabrera)
- Jane Russell (Rose Hollister)
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 the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart on April 21, 1984.
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.
- Whitburn, Joel. The Billboard Book of Top 40 Country Hits. Billboard Books. p. 54.
- TV Shows on DVD series release announcement
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