Gun Shy (TV series)

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Gun Shy
Genre Comedy-western
Directed by Peter Baldwin
Marc Daniels
Alan Myerson
Starring Barry Van Dyke
Tim Thomerson
Keith Mitchell
Bridgette Andersen
Henry Jones
Geoffrey Lewis
Music by Dennis McCarthy
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) William Robert Yates
Producer(s) Eric Cohen
Tom Leetch
Camera setup Single camera
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Walt Disney Productions
Original network CBS
Original release March 15 – April 19, 1983

Gun Shy is an American sitcom that was shown on CBS from March 15 to April 19, 1983. The series, produced by Walt Disney Productions, was based on its popular comedy-western films: The Apple Dumpling Gang and The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again.


Set in 1869, a gambler (Van Dyke) wins two children (Mitchell and Andersen) in a poker game and moves to Quake City, California.[1]


US TV Ratings[edit]

Season Episodes Start Date End Date Nielsen Rank Nielsen Rating Tied With
1982-83 6 March 15, 1983 April 19, 1983 83[2] N/A N/A


No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "Western Velvet" TBA TBA March 15, 1983 (1983-03-15)
Donovan wins a horse in a game of cards and gives it to his son, but he later finds out that the horse is a legendary racehorse.
2 "Pardon Me Boy, Is That the Quake City Choo Choo?" TBA TBA March 22, 1983 (1983-03-22)
Theodore and Amos are the two only people standing in the way of Quake City becoming a railroad stop.
3 "What Do You Mean We, Amigo?" TBA TBA March 29, 1983 (1983-03-29)
A legendary gunfighter returns to Quake City.
4 "You Gotta Know When to Hold 'Em" TBA TBA April 5, 1983 (1983-04-05)
Donavan challenges a card sharp who previously beat him to another game of cards.
5 "Reading, Writing and Robbing" TBA TBA April 12, 1983 (1983-04-12)
A stagecoach is repeatedly ambushed by robbers.
6 "Mail Order Mommy" TBA TBA April 19, 1983 (1983-04-19)
Amos' mail order bride thinks Donovan is the one for her.


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