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.
S08, E22 (First Aired: Feb. 12, 1967)
An outlaw band's wounded cook (Henry Darrow) must decide between loyalty to the gang and gratitude to the Cartwrights who saved his life.
S14, E06 (First Aired: Oct. 10, 1972)
Ex-convict Griff (Tim Matheson) has trouble adjusting to life on the Ponderosa; guest Ronny Cox.