Lonesome Dove: The Series

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Lonesome Dove: The Series
Series title over a western street scene
Also known asLonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years
Genre
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes43 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Production company(s)
Release
Original networkSyndication
Original releaseSeptember 26, 1994 (1994-09-26) –
May 16, 1996 (1996-05-16)

Lonesome Dove: The Series is an American western drama television series that debuted in first-run syndication on September 26, 1994.[1] It serves as continuation of the story of the miniseries of the same name. The television series starred Scott Bairstow and Eric McCormack, and its executive producers were Suzanne de Passe and Robert Halmi Jr. The series was produced by Telegenic Programs Inc. and RHI Entertainment in association with Rysher TPE, in conjunction with Canadian television network CTV.[2][3]

In its second season which aired in syndication during the 1995–96 television season, the series was renamed Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years.[4]

Plot[edit]

In the series, Scott Bairstow plays the role of Newt Call (taking over the role played by Ricky Schroeder[5] in the original 1989 Lonesome Dove miniseries and its 1993 sequel Return to Lonesome Dove). The story follows Call as he leaves home to find adventure in Curtis Wells, Montana. He soon becomes attracted to Hannah (Christianne Hirt), the daughter of local newspaper publisher Josiah Peale (Paul Le Mat). Call also crosses paths with a stranger named Col. Francis Clay Mosby (Eric McCormack),[3] who is revealed to be a former Confederate officer who's taken up a life of crime as his revenge against the Union.[5]

Cast[edit]

Season 1 refers to Lonesome Dove: The Series, while season 2 refers to Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years.

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Production[edit]

The series was filmed in the plains of Alberta, Canada,[2][3] near Calgary.[6] For its second season, the series was renamed Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years, and was retooled for a greater focus on action.[4] The series was cancelled in March 1996, after two seasons, due to low ratings.[7]

Episodes[edit]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
121September 26, 1994 (1994-09-26)May 29, 1995 (1995-05-29)
222September 21, 1995 (1995-09-21)May 16, 1996 (1996-05-16)

Lonesome Dove: The Series (1994–95)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [1][8]Original air date [1][8]Prod.
code [8]
11"O Western Wind"September 26, 1994 (1994-09-26)700-211
22"Down Come Rain"October 3, 1994 (1994-10-03)700-210
33"When Wilt Thou Blow"October 10, 1994 (1994-10-10)700-209
44"Wild Horses"October 17, 1994 (1994-10-17)700-212
55"Judgment Day"October 24, 1994 (1994-10-24)700-060
66"Duty Bound"October 31, 1994 (1994-10-31)700-061
77"Long Shot"November 7, 1994 (1994-11-07)700-063
88"Last Stand"November 14, 1994 (1994-11-14)700-062
99"Ballad of a Gunfighter"November 21, 1994 (1994-11-21)700-205
1010"Where the Heart Is"November 28, 1994 (1994-11-28)700-066
1111"Firebrand"January 30, 1995 (1995-01-30)700-065
1212"High Lonesome"February 6, 1995 (1995-02-06)700-206
1313"Law and Order"February 13, 1995 (1995-02-13)700-064
1414"The Road Home"February 20, 1995 (1995-02-20)700-059
1515"Blood Money"February 27, 1995 (1995-02-27)700-056
1616"Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show"April 24, 1995 (1995-04-24)700-057
1717"Traveler"May 1, 1995 (1995-05-01)700-207
1818"Rebellion"May 8, 1995 (1995-05-08)700-204
1919"The List"May 15, 1995 (1995-05-15)700-058
2020"Ties That Bind"May 22, 1995 (1995-05-22)700-208
2121"Snowbound"May 29, 1995 (1995-05-29)700-203

Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years (1995–96)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [9][10]Original air dateProd.
code [10]
221"The Return"September 21, 1995 (1995-09-21)791-296
232"The Hanging"September 28, 1995 (1995-09-28)791-297
243"Fear"October 5, 1995 (1995-10-05)791-299
254"The Badlands"October 19, 1995 (1995-10-19)791-302
265"The Alliance"November 9, 1995 (1995-11-09)791-301
276"Nature of the Beast"November 16, 1995 (1995-11-16)791-300
287"Providence"November 23, 1995 (1995-11-23)791-303
298"Thicker than Water"November 30, 1995 (1995-11-30)791-132
309"Redemption"December 7, 1995 (1995-12-07)791-130
3110"Day of the Dead"December 14, 1995 (1995-12-14)791-131
3211"The Bride"December 21, 1995 (1995-12-21)791-298
3312"Lover's Leap"January 11, 1996 (1996-01-11)791-133
3413"Angel"January 27, 1996 (1996-01-27)791-881
3514"Bounty"February 8, 1996 (1996-02-08)791-134
3615"Cattle War"March 7, 1996 (1996-03-07)791-135
3716"Betrayal"March 14, 1996 (1996-03-14)791-905
3817"The Hideout"March 21, 1996 (1996-03-21)791-906
3918"Partners"March 28, 1996 (1996-03-28)(?)791-903
4019"The Robbery"April 18, 1996 (1996-04-18)791-904
4120"When She Was Good"[11]April 25, 1996 (1996-04-25)791-902
4221"Medicine"May 2, 1996 (1996-05-02)791-901
4322"Love and War"May 16, 1996 (1996-05-16)791-900

Reception[edit]

Todd Everett of Variety was mostly positive in his review of Lonesome Dove: The Series, praising the script by Stephen Zito and Tom Towler, and the direction by Sidney J. Furie.[3] Chris Willman of Los Angeles Times was more mixed in his review, praising the "luscious Canadian Rocky Mountain scenery", but noting that the syndicated television series shared little in common with its predecessors and lacked "any of the solemn sophistication of the first miniseries".[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Lonesome Dove: The Series – Season 1 Episode Guide". TV Guide. Retrieved 2017-06-24.
  2. ^ a b Tim Brooks; Earle Marsh (2003). "Lonesome Dove: The Series (Western)". The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946–Present (8th ed.). New York: Ballantine Books. p. 698. ISBN 978-0-345-45542-0.
  3. ^ a b c d Todd Everett (October 3, 1994). "Review: 'Lonesome Dove: The Series'". Variety. Retrieved 2017-07-07.
  4. ^ a b Susan King (October 1, 1995). "Channels Offer Thrills And Spills To Fill Network Void". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2017-07-07.
  5. ^ a b c Chris Willman (September 30, 1994). "TV Review : 'Lonesome Dove' Series: Milking the Name". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2017-07-07.
  6. ^ Susan King (September 25, 1994). "TV Review : 'Lonesome Dove' Series: Milking the Name". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2017-07-07.
  7. ^ "Morning Report – Television". Los Angeles Times. March 30, 1996. Retrieved 2017-07-07.
  8. ^ a b c From the United States Copyright Office catalog: "Public Catalog - Copyright Catalog (1978 to present) - Basic Search [search: "Lonesome Dove: The Series"]". United States Copyright Office. Retrieved 2017-06-24.
  9. ^ "Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years – Season 1 Episode Guide". TV Guide. Retrieved 2017-06-24.
  10. ^ a b From the United States Copyright Office catalog: "Public Catalog - Copyright Catalog (1978 to present) - Basic Search [search: "Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years"]". United States Copyright Office. Retrieved 2017-06-24.
  11. ^ "Lonesome Dove--the outlaw years. When she was good". Library of Congress Online Catalog. Retrieved 2017-06-24.

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