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 1989. The series was cancelled after only seven episodes (though twelve episodes were produced).

Series history[edit]

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.


Actor Role
Lindsay Wagner Rebecca Cafferty
Melissa Clayton Courtney Cafferty
Michael Manasseri Dean Cafferty
Victor Di Mattia Sam Cafferty
David Ackroyd Dr. Bartholomew Langley
Tom Wopat Dr. Jed McFadden
Conchata Ferrell Kate Galindo
David Renan Sequoya Ridge
Kathryn Spitz Robin


Episode # 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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