Wrangler (TV series)

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Wrangler
Starring Jason Evers
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Release
Original network NBC
Picture format Black and white (1960)
Original release August 4 – September 15, 1960

Wrangler is an American Western television series starring Jason Evers that aired on the NBC television network from August 4 to September 15, 1960.

In Wrangler, Evers played Pitcairn, a wrangler who roamed the Old West, finding adventures along the way. However, Wrangler did not have much of a chance to find adventure because the series lasted only for six episodes. It was a summer replacement series for The Ford Show Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford, but did not garner high enough ratings to become a full-fledged series.

"Wrangler" stood out among westerns chiefly because it was the first of its genre to be videotaped rather than filmed.[1] It earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Electronic Camerawork in 1961.[2]

Guest stars included Tyler McVey in the episode "Incident at the Bar M." UCLA has preserved that episode in its Film and Television Archive.[3]

Three years after Wrangler, Evers landed the lead in the 26-episode ABC drama Channing, set on a fictitious college campus.

References[edit]

  • McNeil, Alex. Total Television (1996). New York: Penguin Books ISBN 0-14-024916-8
  • Brooks, Tim and Marsh, Earle, The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows (1999). New York: Ballantine Books ISBN 0-345-42923-0

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