The Mississippi (TV series)
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|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||23|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Warner Bros. Television|
|Original release||March 25, 1983 – March 6, 1984|
The Mississippi is a legal drama television series which ran for 2 seasons from 1982 to 1984. The series consisted of 23 episodes, 1 pilot, 6 first-season episodes and 17 episodes in the second season. The series was written by Aubrey Solomon and starred Ralph Waite, Linda Miller, and Stan Shaw.
Ralph Waite played Ben Walker, a successful criminal attorney who after retiring his law practice, sought a simpler life on the Mississippi River as the captain of a stern wheel river boat. But at every port where he would stop he'd find someone who needed a good attorney and he would end up defending them. His "crew" consisted of Stella McMullen and Lafayette 'Lafe' Tate, both of whom were more interested in helping people, fighting crime, and becoming attorneys than in running the tug.
US Television Ratings
|Season||Episodes||Start Date||End Date||Nielsen Rank||Nielsen Rating||Tied With|
|1982-83||6||March 25, 1983||May 6, 1984||15||19.3||9 to 5|
|1983-84||17||September 27, 1983||March 6, 1984||66||13.6||"Mama's Family", "Automan"|
The episode "Old Hatreds Die Hard" was nominated for a 1983 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.
- The Mississippi on IMDb
- Lina. "The TV Ratings Guide: 1982-83 Ratings History -- Soap Bubbles Rise, Several Veterans Part and NBC Renews Poorly Rated Masterpieces". Retrieved 1 April 2018.
- "1983-84 Ratings History -- The Networks Are Awash in a Bubble Bath of Soaps".
- "Awards for The Mississippi". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2011-07-04.
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