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This date in MAVERICK TV History: Dawn Wells guest stars in “The Deadly Image,” airing on Mar. 12, 1961

THE DEADLY IMAGE Original Airdate: March 12, 1961 Synopsis. Rod Claxton, a onetime federal deputy marshal who found more profit in murder and robbery, is wanted by both the Army and Gus Tellson, a former gang member whom Claxton double-crossed. … Continue reading

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Comedienne Samantha Hale, granddaughter of Alan Hale (The Skipper on GILLIGAN’S ISLAND), on her showbiz lineage; which comes first, the punchline or the premise, when developing a joke or a comedy set; and meeting Brad Pitt on the set of FIGHT CLUB when she was a teenager. Samantha’s new album, ONLY HAPPY WHEN IT’S RAINING MEN, is available on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, and all other steaming platforms

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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

THE MAYFLOWER WOMEN’S HISTORICAL SOCIETY Original Airdate: February 2, 1982 Synopsis. A research librarian for a historical society coerces Maverick into signing a contract that grants her organization exclusive rights to produce goods that bear our hero’s likeness.   The … Continue reading

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

DUTCHMAN’S GOLD Original Airdate: January 22, 1961 Synopsis. After winning half-ownership of a saloon, but needing money to keep the business afloat, Beau becomes partners with a mysterious gold prospector known only as The Dutchman.    Mala Powers (Outrage) guest stars in … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV history: “Rope of Cards,” the episode that introduced viewers to Maverick Solitaire, aired on Jan. 19, 1958

ROPE OF CARDS Original Airdate: January 19, 1958 Synopsis. Maverick meets Twelve Angry Men as Bret finds himself the only juror who votes to acquit a man who stands accused of murder.   The first of four episodes featuring William Reynolds (The F.B.I., … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV history: “Two Beggars on Horseback” aired on Jan. 18, 1959

TWO BEGGARS ON HORSEBACK Original Airdate: January 18, 1959 Synopsis. Bret and Bart each carry a $10,000 draft from the Gannet Express Company, only to discover that the company is about to go bankrupt. But Jessamy Longacre (guest star Patricia Barry) … Continue reading

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

MAVERICK AND JULIET Original Airdate: January 17, 1960 Synopsis. Maverick meets The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn meets Romeo and Juliet as Bret and Bart finds themselves embroiled in a bitter feud between two families.  Guest star Carole Wells (Pistols ‘n’ Petticoats) makes … Continue reading

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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

6. MAKIN’ TRACKS Original Airdate: January 16, 1980 Synopsis. An eighty-year-old Indian cardsharp will grant railroad officials right-of-way through his land―provided they can beat him in poker. An ill-fated attempt to update the Maverick formula of the late 1950s to … Continue reading

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

THE CATCUS SWITCH Original Airdate: January 15, 1961 Synopsis. In Green River, Bart runs afoul of a husband-and-wife team of grifters and an escaped killer named Red Daniels.  “The Cactus Switch” was the fifth of five episodes featuring Edgar Buchanan, the … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 476.1: Hats Off to Skipper Alan Hale is now available online for listening on demand

Hats Off to Skipper Alan Hale Original Airdates: Jan. 10-12, 2020 TVC 476.1: This Week in TV History celebrates the life and legacy of actor Alan Hale (The Skipper on Gilligan’s Island) on the thirtieth anniversary of his passing. Topics … Continue reading

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