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

SUBSTITUTE GUN Original Airdate: April 2, 1961 Synopsis. When the sheriff of Spearhead, Kansas asks him to impersonate a slain gunman named Smiley Drake, Bart finds himself embroiled in the professional and personal animosities between rival gambling house owners Tom … Continue reading

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

MARSHAL MAVERICK Original Airdate: April 1, 1962 Synopsis. Cowardly bartender Archibald Walker arrives in Abilene under the guise of Wyatt Earp, whose trademark revolver he stole when Earp wasn’t looking. Bart, currently working as the town deputy to pay off … Continue reading

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

BURIAL GROUND OF THE GODS Original Airdate: March 30, 1958 Synopsis. Bart hunts down Paisley Briggs, a scoundrel who robbed our hero of $850. Maverick’s search leads him to the Waconda Mountains in Wyoming, where Briggs attempts to pull off … Continue reading

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

THE STRANGE JOURNEY OF JENNY HILL Original Airdate: March 29, 1959 Synopsis. Bret’s effort to clear Mike McComb of a murder charge becomes complicated when he  falls in love with saloon singer Jenny Hill. The final episode produced by Roy … Continue reading

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

THE FORBIDDEN CITY Original Airdate: March 26, 1961 Synopsis. The first of Robert Colbert’s two appearances as Brent Maverick, Bret and Bart’s younger brother. Little is known about young Brent Maverick, the “other brother” who came and went after only … Continue reading

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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

THE EIGHT SWORDS OF DYRUS AND OTHER ILLUSIONS OF GRANDEUR Original Airdate: March 23, 1982 Synopsis. Professional illusionist The Great Malooley is also a professional killer whose performance at the Red Ox masks a plan to exhume the legendary Kirschfeld … Continue reading

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

BETRAYAL Original Airdate: March 22, 1959 Synopsis. Bart is among the passengers who are victimized by two men who hold up a stagecoach bound for Virginia City. Bart suspects a connection between the robbers and another passenger, Anne Sanders (she … Continue reading

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

TRIPLE INDEMNITY Original Airdate: March 19, 1961 Synopsis. Bart wins $800 from George Parker, the mayor and owner of the town of Parkerville—and a notoriously bad loser. After George has Maverick robbed and beaten, George’s younger brother, Bill, who has … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 484.4 with guest Lee Purcell is now available for listening on demand

Lee Purcell of Carol of the Bells Original Airdates: Mar. 13-15, 2020 TVC 484.4: Ed welcomes back two-time Emmy nominee Lee Purcell (Adam at 6 A.M., Valley Girl, Big Wednesday, Stir Crazy, Long Road Home, Secret Sins of the Fathers). Lee … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 484.3 with guest Ed Asner is now available for listening on demand

Ed Asner on the UP-lifting experience of playing Carl Fredericksen Original Airdates: Mar. 13-15, 2020 TVC 484.3: Part 2 of a conversation that began last week with eight-time Emmy Award winner Ed Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant, … Continue reading

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