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February 12, 1993 | DANIEL CERONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The long-running Western drama "Bonanza" will be blazing its way back onto TV screens later this year when the grandchildren of Ben Cartwright return home to save their old spread from disaster in a TV movie tentatively titled "Bonanza: The Return." That's good news for viewers whose hearts are longing for home on the Ponderosa range. That's also good news for NBC, which passed on the property last year but recently reconsidered following the success of "Dr.
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September 19, 2009 | Susan King
For 14 seasons, viewers turned in every week to "Bonanza," the first prime-time network western in color. Fans tapped their toes to the now-classic theme song by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, and the Cartwrights -- Ben, Adam, Hoss and Little Joe -- were as familiar to audiences as their own families. And now the series, which was No. 1 in the ratings from 1964-67, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in style. Earlier this week, CBS Home Entertainment released the first season of the NBC show complete with pristine transfers and fun extras such as an alternate ending to the pilot episode, which features the Cartwrights singing the title tune.
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September 19, 2009 | Susan King
For 14 seasons, viewers turned in every week to "Bonanza," the first prime-time network western in color. Fans tapped their toes to the now-classic theme song by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, and the Cartwrights -- Ben, Adam, Hoss and Little Joe -- were as familiar to audiences as their own families. And now the series, which was No. 1 in the ratings from 1964-67, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in style. Earlier this week, CBS Home Entertainment released the first season of the NBC show complete with pristine transfers and fun extras such as an alternate ending to the pilot episode, which features the Cartwrights singing the title tune.
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February 12, 1993 | DANIEL CERONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The long-running Western drama "Bonanza" will be blazing its way back onto TV screens later this year when the grandchildren of Ben Cartwright return home to save their old spread from disaster in a TV movie tentatively titled "Bonanza: The Return." That's good news for viewers whose hearts are longing for home on the Ponderosa range. That's also good news for NBC, which passed on the property last year but recently reconsidered following the success of "Dr.
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