Now available from Black Pawn Press: MAVERICK: Legend of the West, back in the saddle and fully updated as a Revised Third Edition with more than 100 pages of new information about the show that made James Garner a star. 25 percent of the net proceeds from the sales of the third edition will be donated to The James Garner Animal Rescue Fund. Available both in softcover and, very soon, as an eBook through Black Pawn Press, Amazon.com, and wherever books are sold online


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  1. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: James Garner, Jack Kelly, and Charles Frank star in THE NEW MAVERICK, airing Sept. 3, 1978 on The ABC Sunday Night Movie – Ed Robertson

  2. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Troy Donahue and Adam West star in “Pappy,” airing Sept. 13, 1959 – Ed Robertson

  3. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: “Dodge City Dodge,” the first of two episodes featuring Mike Road and Kathleen Crowley as Pearly Gates and Marla, airs on Sept. 17, 1961 – Ed Robertson

  4. Pingback: This Day in MAVERICK TV History: “The Bundle from Britain,” Roger Moore’s debut appearance as Cousin Beau Maverick, airs on Sept. 18, 1960 – Ed Robertson

  5. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: David Frankham stars in “Royal Four Flush,” airing Sept. 20, 1959 – Ed Robertson

  6. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: MAVERICK premieres on ABC with “The War of Silver Kings,” airing on Sept. 22, 1957 – Ed Robertson

  7. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Mike Connors and Karen Steele star in “Point Blank,” airing Sept. 29, 1957 – Ed Robertson

  8. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Jack Cassidy stars in “The Art Lovers,” airing Oct. 1, 1961 – Ed Robertson

  9. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: “According to Hoyle,” Diane Brewster’s first appearance as Samantha Crawford, airs on Oct. 6, 1957 – Ed Robertson

  10. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: “The Golden Fleecing” airs on Oct. 8, 1961 – Ed Robertson

  11. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Alan Hale, Joanna Barnes and Donald “Red” Barry star in “Arizona Black Maria,” airing Oct. 9, 1960 – Ed Robertson

  12. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Reginald Owen stars in “The Belcastle Brand,” airing Oct. 12, 1958 – Ed Robertson

  13. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Edd Byrnes and Joanna Barnes star in “Ghost Rider,” airing Oct. 13, 1957 – Ed Robertson

  14. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: “Last Wire from Stop Gap” airs on Oct. 16, 1960 – Ed Robertson

  15. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Patricia Crowley guest stars in “A Tale of Three Cities,” airing Oct. 18, 1959 – Ed Robertson

  16. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Efrem Zimbalist Jr. stars as Dandy Jim Buckley in “High Card Hangs,” airing Oct. 19, 1958 – Ed Robertson

  17. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: “The Long Hunt” airs on Oct. 20, 1957 – Ed Robertson

  18. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Gerald Mohr and Myrna Fahey star in “Mano Nera,” the first of four episodes co-written by Leo Gordon, airing Oct. 23, 1960 – Ed Robertson

  19. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Joel Grey, Nancy Kulp, and Robert Lowery star in “Full House,” airing Oct. 25, 1959 – Ed Robertson

  20. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Gerald Mohr and Paul Picerni star in “Escape to Tampico,” airing Oct. 26, 1958 – Ed Robertson

  21. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Edd Byrnes, Michael Dante, and Peter Brown star in “Stage West,” airing Oct. 27, 1957 – Ed Robertson

  22. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Kathleen Crowley and Arch Johnson star in “A Bullet for the Teacher,” airing Oct. 30, 1960 – Ed Robertson

  23. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Carole Wells and Joanna Moore star in “The Lass with the Poisonous Air,” airing Nov. 1, 1959 – Ed Robertson

  24. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: “The Judas Mask” airs on Nov. 2, 1958 – Ed Robertson

  25. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Fredd Wayne and Sheb Wooley star in “Relic of Fort Tejon,” airing Nov. 3, 1957 – Ed Robertson

  26. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Wayde Preston stars in “The Witch of Hound Dog,” airing Nov. 6, 1960 – Ed Robertson

  27. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: “The Ghost Soldiers” airs on Nov. 8, 1959 – Ed Robertson

  28. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Efrem Zimbalist Jr. stars as Dandy Jim Buckley in “The Jail at Junction Flats,” airing Nov. 9, 1958 – Ed Robertson

  29. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: “Hostage,” the first episode featuring Jack Kelly as Bart Maverick, airs on Nov. 10, 1957 – Ed Robertson

  30. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Maverick pokes fun of Bonanza in “Three Queens Full,” airing Nov. 12, 1961. Guest stars include Jim Backus, Merry Anders, Kasey Rogers and Allyson Ames – Ed Robertson

  31. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: “Thunder from the North” airs on Nov. 13, 1960 – Ed Robertson

  32. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Edgar Buchanan, Nita Talbot and Pippa Scott star in “Easy Mark,” airing on Nov. 15, 1959 – Ed Robertson

  33. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Bethel Leslie stars in “The Thirty-Ninth Star,” airing Nov. 16, 1958 – Ed Robertson

  34. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Efrem Zimbalist Jr. makes his first appearance as Dandy Jim Buckley in “Stampede,” airing Nov. 17, 1957 – Ed Robertson

  35. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Buddy Ebsen and Peggy McCay star in “The Maverick Line,” the final episode featuring James Garner, airing Nov. 20, 1960 – Ed Robertson

  36. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Adam West and Diane McBain star in “A Fellow’s Brother,” airing Nov. 22, 1959 – Ed Robertson

  37. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: John Dehner stars in “Shady Deal at Sunny Acres,” James Garner’s favorite episode and arguably the most famous Maverick of all, airing Nov. 23, 1958 – Ed Robertson

  38. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: “The Jeweled Gun,” the first solo adventure of Bart Maverick, airs on Nov. 24, 1957 – Ed Robertson

  39. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Peter Breck, Reginald Owen, and Jolene Brand star in “A Technical Error,” airing Nov. 26, 1961 – Ed Robertson

  40. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Herbert Rudley stars in “Trooper Maverick,” airing Nov. 29, 1959 – Ed Robertson

  41. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: “Bolt from the Blue,” written and directed by Robert Altman, airs on Nov. 27, 1960 – Ed Robertson

  42. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: “The Wrecker,” an adaptation of the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, airs on Dec. 1, 1957 – Ed Robertson

  43. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: BRET MAVERICK premieres on NBC with “The Lazy Ace,” a two-hour episode airing Dec. 1, 1981 – Ed Robertson

  44. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Kathleen Crowley stars as “Kiz,” airing Dec. 4, 1960 – Ed Robertson

  45. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: J. Pat O’Malley and Vito Scotti star in “A Fistful of Oats,” an episode of YOUNG MAVERICK, airing Dec. 5, 1979 – Ed Robertson

  46. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Kathleen Crowley stars in “Maverick Springs,” airing Dec. 6, 1959 – Ed Robertson

  47. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Patricia Barry stars in “Prey of the Cat,” the closest thing Maverick had to a Christmas episode, airing Dec. 7, 1958 – Ed Robertson

  48. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Gerald Mohr and Marie Windsor star in “The Quick and the Dead,” airing Dec. 8, 1957 – Ed Robertson

  49. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: John Randolph stars in “Welcome to Sweetwater,” an episode of BRET MAVERICK, airing Dec. 8, 1981 – Ed Robertson

  50. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: “Dodge City or Bust” airs on Dec. 11, 1960 – Ed Robertson

  51. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Audrey Landers stars in “Hearts o’ Gold,” an episode of YOUNG MAVERICK, airing Dec. 12, 1979 – Ed Robertson

  52. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Richard Long, Fay Spain, and H.M. Wynant star in “The Goose-Drownder,” one of the few straightforward dramatic episodes of Maverick, airing Dec. 13, 1959 – Ed Robertson

  53. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Adele Mara stars as “The Spanish Dancer,” airing Dec. 14, 1958 – Ed Robertson

  54. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: “Anything for a Friend,” an episode of BRET MAVERICK, airs on Dec. 15, 1981 – Ed Robertson

  55. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Arthur Shields and Arch Johnson star in “The Bold Fenian Men,” airing Dec. 18, 1960 – Ed Robertson

  56. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: William Reynolds stars in “A Cure for Johnny Rain,” airing Dec. 20, 1959 – Ed Robertson

  57. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Marj Dusay, Keye Luke, and Anthony Eisley star in “The Yellow Rose,” an episode of BRET MAVERICK, airing Dec. 22, 1981 – Ed Robertson

  58. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Peter Breck and Merry Anders star in “Destination: Devil’s Flat,” airing Dec. 25, 1960 – Ed Robertson

  59. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: William Reynolds and George O’Hanlon star in “Holiday at Hollow Rock,” airing Dec. 28, 1958 – Ed Robertson

  60. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Ruta Lee and Werner Klemperer star in “The Comstock Conspiracy,” airing Dec. 29, 1957 – Ed Robertson

  61. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV history: “A State of Siege,” with guest stars Ray Danton and Lisa Gaye, aired on Jan. 1, 1961 – Ed Robertson

  62. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV history: Adela Mara stars as “The Marquesa,” airing on Jan. 3, 1960 – Ed Robertson

  63. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV history: “Game of Chance” aired on Jan. 4, 1959 – Ed Robertson

  64. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV history: “The Third Rider,” the second of three episodes featuring Michael Dante (Winterhawk), aired on Jan. 5, 1958 – Ed Robertson

  65. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Rudolph Acosta and Nancy Hsueh star in “Poker Face,” airing Jan. 7, 1962 – Ed Robertson

  66. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV history: “Family Pride” aired on Jan. 8, 1961 – Ed Robertson

  67. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV history: “The Cruise of The Cynthia B” aired on Jan. 10, 1960 – Ed Robertson

  68. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV history: “Gun-Shy,” the famous episode of MAVERICK that parodied GUNSMOKE, aired for the first time on Jan. 11, 1959 – Ed Robertson

  69. Pingback: This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Bret falls in love in “A Rage for Vengeance,” airing Jan. 12, 1958 – Ed Robertson

  70. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV history: “Deadline: Sweetwater,” an episode of BRET MAVERICK featuring Ed Nelson and Joshua Bryant, aired on Jan. 12, 1982 – Ed Robertson

  71. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV History: “The Cactus Switch,” featuring Edgar Buchanan and Fay Spain, aired on Jan. 15, 1961 – Ed Robertson

  72. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV history: “Makin’ Tracks,” the last broadcast episode of YOUNG MAVERICK, aired on Jan. 16, 1980. Guest stars include Morgan Fairchild and John Hillerman – Ed Robertson

  73. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV history: “Maverick and Juliet,” the second of two episodes featuring Carole Wells, aired on Jan. 17, 1960 – Ed Robertson

  74. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV history: “Two Beggars on Horseback” aired on Jan. 18, 1959 – Ed Robertson

  75. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV history: William Reynolds stars in “Rope of Cards,” the episode that introduced viewers to Maverick Solitaire, airing on Jan. 19, 1958 – Ed Robertson

  76. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV history: “Dutchman’s Gold,” inspired by the Top 40 song of the same name, aired on Jan. 22, 1961 – Ed Robertson

  77. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV history: Julie Adams stars as “The White Widow,” airing Jan. 24, 1960 – Ed Robertson

  78. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV history: “The Rivals,” the famous adaptation of the Richard Sheridan play that also featured Roger Moore and Patricia Crowley, aired on Jan. 25, 1959 – Ed Robertson

  79. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV History: “Diamond in the Rough,” the second of two episodes featuring Fredd Wayne, aired on Jan. 26, 1958 – Ed Robertson

  80. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV History: “The Ice Man,” featuring Andrew Duggan and Shirley Knight, aired on Jan. 29, 1961 – Ed Robertson

  81. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV history: “Guatemala City” airs on Jan. 31, 1960 – Ed Robertson

  82. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV History: “Duel at Sundown,” the famous episode featuring Clint Eastwood, aired on Feb. 1, 1959 – Ed Robertson

  83. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV history: “The Mayflower Women’s Historical Society,” an episode of BRET MAVERICK that reunited James Garner with NICHOLS co-star Neva Patterson, aired on Feb. 2, 1982 – Ed Robertson

  84. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV History: “Diamond Flush,” the 100th episode of the original MAVERICK series, aired on Feb. 5, 1961 – Ed Robertson

  85. Pingback: This day in MAVERICK TV History: “The People’s Friend,” an episode in which Bart Maverick runs for political office, aired on Feb. 7, 1960 – Ed Robertson

  86. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV History: “Yellow River,” an episode featuring Robert Conrad, airs on Feb. 8, 1959 – Ed Robertson

  87. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV history: “Hallie,” an episode of BRET MAVERICK featuring Dixie Carter, aired on Feb. 9, 1982 – Ed Robertson

  88. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV History: “Mr. Muldoon’s Partner,” featuring Mickey Shaughnessy, airs on Feb. 11, 1962 – Ed Robertson

  89. Pingback: This week in MAVERICK TV History: “Last Stop: Oblivion,” featuring Buddy Ebsen, airs on Feb. 12, 1961 – Ed Robertson

  90. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV History: “A Flock of Trouble,” featuring Myrna Fahey, airs on Feb. 14, 1960 – Ed Robertson

  91. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV History: “The Saga of Waco Williams,” the most-watched episode of the entire Maverick series, airs on Feb. 15, 1959 – Ed Robertson

  92. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV history: “The Ballad of Bret Maverick,” an episode of BRET MAVERICK featuring James Whitmore Jr., aired on Feb. 16, 1982 – Ed Robertson

  93. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV History: Jeanne Cooper guest stars in “Flood’s Folly,” airing on Feb. 19, 1961 – Ed Robertson

  94. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV History: “Iron Hand,” an episode that marked an early TV appearance of screen legend Robert Redford, airs on Feb. 21, 1960 – Ed Robertson

  95. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV History: Julie Adams guest stars in “The Brasada Spur,” airing on Feb. 22, 1959 – Ed Robertson

  96. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV history: “A Night at the Red Ox,” an episode of BRET MAVERICK, aired on Feb. 23, 1982 – Ed Robertson

  97. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV History: “Maverick at Law” airs on Feb. 26, 1961 – Ed Robertson

  98. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV History: Nita Talbot guest stars in “The Resurrection of Joe November,” airing Feb. 28, 1960 – Ed Robertson

  99. Pingback: This week in MAVERICK TV History: “The Seventh Hand,” featuring Diane Brewster as Samantha Crawford, airs on Mar. 2, 1958 – Ed Robertson

  100. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV History: Sherry Jackson stars in “Red Dog,” the final episode featuring Roger Moore as Beau Maverick, airing Mar. 5, 1961 – Ed Robertson

  101. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV History: Ruta Lee guest stars in “Plunder of Paradise,” airing Mar. 9, 1958 – Ed Robertson

  102. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV History: “The Maverick Report” airs on Mar. 11, 1962 – Ed Robertson

  103. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV History: Dawn Wells guest stars in “The Deadly Image,” airing on Mar. 12, 1961. This episode was among Dawn’s earliest network TV appearances – Ed Robertson

  104. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV History: “Greenbacks, Unlimited” airs on Mar. 13, 1960 – Ed Robertson

  105. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV History: Connie Stevens and Adam West guest star in “Two Tickets to Ten Strike,” airing Mar. 15, 1959 – Ed Robertson

  106. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV History: Jane Darwell and Hans Conried guest star in “Black Fire,” airing on Mar. 16, 1958 – Ed Robertson

  107. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV History: “Triple Indemnity,” Peter Breck’s first appearance as Doc Holliday, airs on Mar. 19, 1961 – Ed Robertson

  108. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV History: Ruta Lee and Patricia Crowley guest star in “Betrayal,” airing Mar. 22, 1959 – Ed Robertson

  109. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV History: The BRET MAVERICK episode “The Eight Swords of Dyrus and Other Illusions of Grandeur” originally aired on Mar. 23, 1982 – Ed Robertson

  110. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV History: “The Forbidden City,” the episode that introduced Robert Colbert as Brent Maverick, aired on Mar. 26, 1961 – Ed Robertson

  111. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV History: William Schallert and Peggy King guest star in “The Strange Journey of Jenny Hill,” airing Mar. 29, 1959 – Ed Robertson

  112. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV History: Claude Akins guest stars in “Burial Ground of the Gods,” airing Mar. 30, 1958 – Ed Robertson

  113. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV History: John Dehner guest stars in “Marshal Maverick,” airing Apr. 1, 1962 – Ed Robertson

  114. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV History: Robert Rockwell guest stars in “Substitute Gun,” airing on Apr. 2, 1961 – Ed Robertson

  115. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV History: Alan Hale stars as Big Jim Watson in “The Troubled Heir,” airing on Apr. 8, 1962 – Ed Robertson

  116. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV History: “Benefit of Doubt,” the second of two episodes starring Robert Colbert as Brent Maverick, aired on Apr. 9, 1961 – Ed Robertson

  117. Pingback: This day in MAVERICK TV History: Adele Mara and Joi Lansing star in “Seed of Deception,” airing Apr. 13, 1958 – Ed Robertson

  118. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV History: Andrew Duggan stars as Big Ed Murphy in “The Money Machine,” airing Apr. 15, 1962 – Ed Robertson

  119. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV History: Part 1 of “The Devil’s Necklace,” the only two-part episode of the original MAVERICK series, airs on Apr. 16, 1961 – Ed Robertson

  120. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV History: Robert Webber, Marj Dusay, and Jameson Parker star in the conclusion of “Faith, Hope and Clarity,” a two-part episode of BRET MAVERICK that originally aired on Apr. 20, 1982 – Ed Robertson

  121. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV History: James Garner files a cross-complaint against Warner Bros. on Apr. 26, 1960, reiterating his claim that the studio had breached his contract by suspending payment of his salary. The ensuing legal battle set in motion a chain of events that not only changed the course of Garner’s career, but led to the demise of MAVERICK – Ed Robertson

  122. Pingback: This date in MAVERICK TV History: “The Rattlesnake Brigade,” an episode of BRET MAVERICK, airs on Apr. 27, 1982 – Ed Robertson

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