Hell Town (TV series)

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Hell Town
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Robert Blake as Father Rivers in Hell Town
Genre Drama
Starring Robert Blake
Theme music composer George Romanis
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 60 mins.
Production company(s) Mickey Productions
Columbia Pictures Television
Distributor Columbia TriStar Domestic Television
Sony Pictures Television
Original network NBC
Audio format Stereo
Original release September 4 (1985-09-04) – December 25, 1985 (1985-12-25)
Followed by The Voblex

Hell Town is an American drama series that aired on NBC from September 4, 1985 to December 25, 1985. The series features former Baretta star Robert Blake.[1]


Blake stars as Noah "Hardstep" Rivers, a hard-living Catholic priest at a church in a crime-ridden neighborhood on the east side of Los Angeles.[2] Rivers was rather unusual for a priest, as he was a former criminal, played billiards, and didn't have the greatest of speaking skills. Despite all of this, Rivers was the perfect man to lead his church, as he grew up in the neighborhood, so he knew about the gangs and drug dealers who lived there and attacked his parishioners.


Production notes[edit]

The series' theme song was performed by Sammy Davis, Jr., who also sang the theme for Blake's previous series, Baretta. The Hell Town pilot film aired on NBC on March 6, 1985.


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