Heartland (1989 TV series)

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Created by Don Reo
Starring Brian Keith
Richard Gilliland
Kathleen Layman
Opening theme performed by Dion DiMucci
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10 (list of episodes)
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Impact Zone Productions
Witt/Thomas Productions
Touchstone Television
Original network CBS
Original release March 20 – June 12, 1989

Heartland is an American television sitcom that aired on CBS from March 20, 1989 until June 12, 1989. The series stars Brian Keith as an old-fashioned Nebraska farmer who moves in with his daughter (Kathleen Layman), son-in-law (Richard Gilliland) and their family. Keith's real-life daughter Daisy Keith plays one of his grandchildren. The show was created by Don Reo, and was produced by Impact Zone Productions and Witt/Thomas Productions in association with Touchstone Television.


An old-fashioned farmer, B. L. McCutcheon, loses his farm and has to move in with his daughter's family[1] in the fictional rural town of Pritchard, Nebraska.[2]



No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "The Tornado" March 20, 1989 (1989-03-20)
The Staffords refuse an offer from an agribusiness representative. A tornado hits the farm.
2 "B.L. Moves Out" March 27, 1989 (1989-03-27)
B.L. and Tom has a fight and B.L. runs from the house. Johnny goes skinny-dipping.
3 "Johnny Goes to California" April 3, 1989 (1989-04-03)
Johnny plans a road trip to California.
4 "Gus Sees a Dead Guy" April 10, 1989 (1989-04-10)
Gus sees his first dead body at a funeral. Johnny doesn't trust Kim's new boyfriend.
5 "Girl Wrestler" April 17, 1989 (1989-04-17)
Gus quits the wrestling team when a girl joins the team.
6 "Life and Death" April 24, 1989 (1989-04-24)
Casey thinks she is pregnant. Johnny goes deer hunting.
7 "The Sky is Falling" May 1, 1989 (1989-05-01)
One of the Staffords' sheep is killed when an airplane falls out of the sky.
8 "The Dog Story" May 8, 1989 (1989-05-08)
Johnny falls in love with a farmer's daughter.
9 "No Place Like Home" May 22, 1989 (1989-05-22)
Tom attends an auction. B.L. accompanies Kim on her trip to New York City to apply to Juilliard.
10 "The Wild One" June 12, 1989 (1989-06-12)
Tom and B.L. have to share a bed when they go for a trip to Kansas. Johnny buys an old motorbike.


  1. ^ TV Guide. "Heartland Cast and Details". TV Guide. Retrieved 2012-10-26. 
  2. ^ Vincent Terrace. Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010, 2nd edition. 

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