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

FLOOD’S FOLLY Original Airdate: February 19, 1961 Synopsis. Near Denver, Colorado, Beau and his friend Judge John Scott find shelter from a blizzard in the home of widow Martha Flood and her niece Sally. Maverick soon discovers that Martha and … Continue reading

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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

THE BALLAD OF BRET MAVERICK Original Airdate: February 16, 1982 Synopsis. Maverick’s reputation haunts him as he tries to sell a silver mine—everyone thinks he’s running a con. Meanwhile, a man who believes that Bret led his father to suicide … Continue reading

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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

THE SAGA OF WACO WILLIAMS Original Airdate: February 15, 1959 Synopsis. Near Bent City, Bret clashes with Waco Williams, a fearless gunslinger who is scheduled to meet his partner, outlaw Blackie Dolan. Waco wants Blackie to go straight, while Maverick … Continue reading

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Joan Van Ark on her stage background and the “bag of voices” that she draws on as a voice artist (including the voice of Spider-Woman); how the costumes of Joan’s on display at the Hollywood Museum are, in a way, an example of how Valene Ewing evolved as a character on KNOTS LANDING; and the useful tip that James Garner gave Joan early in her career. Both KNOTS LANDING and SPIDER-WOMAN celebrate their 40th anniversaries on television this season. The KNOTS LANDING lobby exhibit at the Hollywood Museum continues thru Wednesday 4/1. SPIDER-WOMAN is now streaming on demand on Disney+

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

A FLOCK OF TROUBLE Original Airdate: February 14, 1960 Synopsis. Rancher Big Coley sells Bret three hundred head of sheep, without telling Maverick that the flock is one of the objects in the middle of a war between cattlemen and … Continue reading

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

MR.MULDOON’S PARTNER Original Airdate: February 12, 1961 Synopsis. En route to Denver, Bart and Laura Nelson spend the night at a stagecoach station run by Nero and Verna Lyme, an amiable couple with a deadly pastime: They sniff out wealthy … Continue reading

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

MR.MULDOON’S PARTNER Original Airdate: February 11, 1962 Synopsis. Down on his luck in Desert Gap, Bart meets a leprechaun named Muldoon, who grants him five wishes after Maverick freed him from a bottle. But after his first wish comes true, … Continue reading

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

HALLIE Original Airdate: February 9, 1982 Synopsis. Hallie McCulloch, a con artist acquaintance of Maverick, swindles our hero out of $2,000, then claims that she needs the money to pay off two men who want to kill her.   The … Continue reading

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

YELLOW RIVER Original Airdate: February 8, 1959 Synopsis. Outside Yellow River, Kansas, Bart and Abigail Allen, along with a team of five trail hands, attempt to lead a herd of cattle to Kansas. Along the way, the group encounters Jean … Continue reading

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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

THE PEOPLE’S FRIEND Original Airdate: February 7, 1960 Synopsis. In the town of Silverdale, Bart rescues Ellsworth Greeley, a Reform Party candidate for state senator, from an assassination attempt. When Greeley can’t finish the campaign, Bart agrees to run in … Continue reading

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