Genre: Drama, Western
Premise: Ben Cartwright is the patriarch of an all-male Nevada ranching family. Set during and after the Civil War, ``Bonanza'' is the story of life on the family's thousand-acre spread, known as the Ponderosa, near Virginia City. Ben has his three sons, each with a different (and deceased) mother. Serious eldest son Adam hopes to follow in his father's footsteps; middle son Hoss is a gentle giant -- physically strong, but sometimes naive; and youngest son Little Joe is the most impetuous and romantic of the offspring.
S03, E09 (First Aired: Nov. 19, 1961)
A titled lady, now a widow, who had spurned Ben's affections 20 years earlier returns in an attempt to win him back.
S13, E13 (First Aired: Dec. 19, 1971)
Jamie's grandfather (Will Geer) arrives to take him back East, but the boy runs away; guest Robert Carradine.