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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Shelley Fabares, Richard Schaal, and Sid Haig star in “Caledonia—It’s Worth a Fortune,” the episode that also marked Stuart Margolin’s debut as a director, airing Dec. 6, 1974

CALEDONIA—IT’S WORTH A FORTUNE! Original Air Date: December 6, 1974 Synopsis. Gerald Hyland, convicted of embezzling more than four million dollars several years before, is brutally beaten by two prison inmates. Before slipping into a coma, Hyland leaves his wife … Continue reading

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

MAVERICK SPRINGS Original Airdate: December 6, 1959 Synopsis. After bailing Bret out of jail (he was arrested for playing poker with the mayor—and winning), Texas rancher Kate Dawson sends Maverick after her brother Mark, a lightweight gambler who is squandering … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: “The Resurrection of Angie” airs on Dec. 5, 1975

THE RESURRECTION OF ANGIE Original Air Date: December 5, 1975 Synopsis. Angie Perris receives a late-night phone call from her brother Tom, a stockbroker. Tom wants Angie to remove an envelope from his safe, but is abducted before he can … Continue reading

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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

A FISTFUL OF OATS Original Airdate: December 5, 1979 Synopsis. Nell’s uncle faces the gallows after he accidentally spooks the horse of a hanging judge. LEARN MORE about this episode in the revised third edition of Maverick: Legend of the … Continue reading

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

KIZ Original Airdate: December 4, 1960 Synopsis. In Virginia City, Beau crashes a party thrown by Kiz Bouchet (played by Kathleen Crowley), an eccentric socialite with a penchant for smoking cigars, playing poker, and fighting fires. Believing that her life … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Cheryl Ladd stars in “Death by Resurrection,” an episode of SWITCH, airing Dec. 2, 1975, that would soon trigger one of the most colorful chapters in Rockford Files history

In the summer of 1975, production began on Switch (CBS, 1975-1978), a caper series, starring Robert Wagner and Eddie Albert, that was produced by Glen Larson. Hoping to emulate the blend of action and humor that made The Rockford Files … Continue reading

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

THE LAZY ACE Original Airdate: December 1, 1981 Synopsis. Bret Maverick rides into Sweetwater, a town in the Arizona territory, to play in a high-stakes poker game with Doc Holliday, Ramsey Bass, Joe Dakota, Lyman Nickerson, the Delta Fox, and … Continue reading

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

THE WRECKER Original Airdate: December 1, 1957 Synopsis. After buying their way into an exclusive ring of auction bidders, the Maverick brothers try to purchase The Flying Scud, a beached brig containing a cargo of Oriental rice and silk valued … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Edgar Buchanan stars in “Island in the Swamp,” the second of five episodes written by Montgomery Pittman, airing Nov. 30, 1958

ISLAND IN THE SWAMP Original Airdate: November 30, 1958 Synopsis. Set adrift in a lifeboat after he was robbed, Bret lands on an island outside New Orleans, where he meets Buddy Forge (played by Edgar Buchanan) and his eccentric community … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Rita Moreno stars as Rita Capkovic in “No-Fault Affair,” airing Nov. 30, 1979

NO-FAULT AFFAIR Original Air Date: November 30, 1979 Synopsis. After advising a young girl to get out of prostitution while she can, Rita Capkovic decided to practice what she preached: she completed beauty school, and now wants to begin a … Continue reading

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