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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Peggy McCay stars in “The Sheriff of Duck ‘n’ Shoot,” airing Sept. 27, 1959

THE SHERIFF OF DUCK ‘N’ SHOOT Original Airdate: September 27, 1959 Synopsis. The conniving judge of Duck ‘n’ Shoot (population 1,018) wants Bret as the town sheriff after apparently witnessing Maverick knock out a rowdy cowboy with only one punch. … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Susan Strasberg and Dick Gautier star in “The Countess,” airing Sept. 27, 1974

THE COUNTESS Original Air Date: September 27, 1974 Synopsis. Socialite Deborah Ryder (played by Susan Strasberg) hires Rockford to stop Carl Brego (Dick Gautier), an extortionist who knows that Deborah was once linked to a numbers racket in Chicago. As … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Part 1 of the two-part episode “Gearjammers!” airs on Sept. 26, 1975

GEARJAMMERS! (Part 1) Original Air Date: September 26, 1975 Synopsis. Rocky’s life becomes endangered after he inadvertently witnesses an illegal business transaction between his trucker friend Johnny LoSalvo and LoSalvo’s ruthless boss Hammel, who has plotted to hijack six of … Continue reading

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Eight-time Emmy Award-winning actor ED ASNER helps us celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW by sharing a few memories of each of his fellow cast members. Ed’s memoir, SON OF A JUNKMAN: My Life from the West Bottoms of Kansas City to the Bright Lights of Hollywood, is available in hardcover, paperback and as an eBook through Amazon.com

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Robert Colbert, Edgar Buchanan, and a host of other Warner Bros. Western actors star in “Hadley’s Hunters,” airing Sept. 25, 1960

HADLEY’S HUNTERS Original Airdate: September 25, 1960 Synopsis. Bart rides into Hadley, a town named after its sheriff, a shrewd politician (played by Edgar Buchanan) who has carefully crafted a reputation for apprehending notorious criminals. Hadley’s legend, however, is a … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Sharon Gless, Michael Bell, and John McMartin star in “The Fourth Man,” airing Sept. 24, 1976

THE FOURTH MAN Original Air Date: September 24, 1976 Synopsis. Rockford’s neighbor Lori Jenevein (played by Sharon Gless) becomes the target of a hitman named Timpson Farrell (John McMartin). Lori, an airline flight attendant, recognizes Farrell as a regular passenger … Continue reading

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

THE WAR OF THE SILVER KINGS Original Airdate: September 22, 1957 Synopsis. Soon after arriving in the mining community of Echo Springs, Maverick wins a high-stakes poker game with Phineas King, the unscrupulous town magnate. King doesn’t take kindly to … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: “Heartaches of a Fool,” featuring two songs performed by Willie Nelson, airs on Sept. 22, 1978

HEARTACHES OF A FOOL Original Air Date: September 22, 1978 Synopsis. Country-western recording star Charlie Strayhorn is beset with financial and personal problems: production on his new album has been delayed; he has tax troubles; and his marriage is ending. … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Whitney Blake stars in “The Day They Hanged Bret Maverick,” airing Sept. 21, 1958

THE DAY THEY HANGED BRET MAVERICK Original Airdate: September 21, 1958 Synopsis. In the town of Hallelujah, outlaw Cliff Sharp breaks into Bret’s hotel room and plants evidence linking Maverick to a $40,000 robbery-and-murder scheme. After the town convicts him … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 508 with guest Gigi Garner is available for listening on demand

The Humanity of James Garner Original Airdates: Sept. 18-20, 2020 TVC 508.4: Ed welcomes back Gigi Garner, daughter of beloved film and TV actor James Garner, and the founder the James Garner Animal Rescue Fund (JGARF), the nonprofit organization that … Continue reading

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