A Peaceable Kingdom

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A Peaceable Kingdom
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Genre Family Drama
Starring Lindsay Wagner
David Ackroyd
Tom Wopat
Composer(s) David McHugh
Jack Smalley
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 12
Running time 60 mins (inc. commercials)
Production company(s) Victoria Productions
Columbia Pictures Television
Original network CBS
Original release September 20 – November 15, 1989

A Peaceable Kingdom is an American television drama series that aired in fall 1989 on CBS. The series was cancelled after only seven episodes (though twelve episodes were produced).


A Peaceable Kingdom stars Lindsay Wagner as the recently hired managing director of the Los Angeles County Zoo, who was also recently widowed with three children. Her zoologist colleagues included Tom Wopat and David Ackroyd.

Perhaps due to scheduling competition from other networks (NBC's Top 20 hit Unsolved Mysteries and ABC's Top 30 hits Growing Pains and Head of the Class), A Peaceable Kingdom was a ratings failure and CBS cancelled the series after seven episodes. The remaining episodes aired some years later in syndication.

The series was shot on location at San Diego Zoo and Los Angeles Zoo.



No. Episode Title Original Airdate
1 "Gorilla" September 20, 1989
2 "Snakebite" September 27, 1989
3 "Bison" October 4, 1989
4 "Aardvark" October 11, 1989
5 "Reunion" November 1, 1989
6 "Elephant" November 8, 1989
7 "Symphony" November 15, 1989
8 "Jaguar" Syndication 1996
9 "Kitty" Syndication 1996
10 "Lone Wolf" Syndication 1996
11 "Chimp" Syndication 1996
12 "Moonstruck" Syndication 1996


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