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  • TV-14
  • 1957
  • 5 Seasons
  • 8.1  (3,590)

Maverick was a popular television show that aired on ABC from 1957 to 1962. The show starred James Garner, Jack Kelly, Roger Moore, Robert Colbert, Roxane Berard, and a host of other talented actors, and was known for its humorous take on the Western genre. The series followed the adventures of Bret Maverick (Garner) and his younger brother Bart (Kelly), two roguish and charming poker players who traveled the Old West in search of fortune and adventure. Along the way, they encountered a wide array of colorful characters, both allies and enemies, as they gambled, swindled, and brawled their way to success.

As the show progressed, new characters were introduced, including cousin Beau Maverick (Moore) and son Brent Maverick (Colbert). Meanwhile, Berard played the recurring role of Samantha Crawford, a love interest for Garner's character.

Maverick was produced during a time when Westerns were extremely popular on television, and the show stood out from other Westerns by incorporating a comedic element into the storytelling. While the characters were often involved in dangerous situations, they approached these crises with a sense of humor that helped to defuse the tension and add a lighthearted element to the show.

The show was also known for its clever writing and sharp dialogue. Many episodes featured memorable lines and witty banter between the characters, which helped to create a distinctive tone for the show.

Maverick was incredibly popular during its run, and helped to establish Garner as a leading television actor. The show spawned a number of spinoffs and imitators, and its influence can still be seen in modern Western-themed television shows and movies.

Overall, Maverick was a fun and entertaining show that blended elements of action, humor, and drama into a unique viewing experience. Its enduring popularity is a testament to the talent of the actors and writers who helped to bring it to life, and its legacy continues to inspire new generations of Western fans.

Maverick is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (124 episodes). The series first aired on September 22, 1957.

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One of Our Trains is Missing
13. One of Our Trains is Missing
April 22, 1962
Bart, Doc Holliday, and Modesty Blaine get involved in the mother of all train robberies.
The Money Machine
12. The Money Machine
April 15, 1962
A con man sells Bart's naive female cousin a money making machine.
The Troubled Heir
11. The Troubled Heir
April 8, 1962
Pearly Gates and galpal Marla strike again when they rob Bart's poker game. One of Bart's fellow players goes after them with murderous intent.
Marshal Maverick
10. Marshal Maverick
April 1, 1962
Bart is dragooned into being the deputy of a man posing as famed lawman Wyatt Earp.
The Maverick Report
9. The Maverick Report
March 11, 1962
A poker game finds Maverick winning controlling interest in a newspaper that's just been hit with a huge libel suit by a Senator.
Epitaph for a Gambler
8. Epitaph for a Gambler
March 4, 1962
Two spins of the roulette wheel give Bart part ownership of a casino but then he discovers that his new partner is being blackmailed.
Mr. Muldoon's Partner
7. Mr. Muldoon's Partner
February 11, 1962
A man claiming to be a leprachaun grants Bart five wishes. Bart is delighted when the first wish comes true but it's all downhill from there.
Poker Face
6. Poker Face
January 7, 1962
Bart's fellow stagecoach passengers shun him when they discover he's a gambler but they soon find out he's their only hope for survival when the stage is hijacked by Mexican banditos.
A Technical Error
5. A Technical Error
November 26, 1961
Bart thinks he's hit the jackpot when he wins a bank in a poker game but he's unaware that it's about to go under.
Three Queens Full
4. Three Queens Full
November 12, 1961
Rancher Big Joe Wheelwright hires Bart to chaperone three women from San Francisco who are coming to his ranch to marry his sons Henry, Moose, and Small Paul.
The Golden Fleecing
3. The Golden Fleecing
October 8, 1961
Bart turns from gambler to stockbroker when he agrees to help a farmer start up a gold mining company.
The Art Lovers
2. The Art Lovers
October 1, 1961
When Bart loses a high-stakes game of poker, he ends up an indentured servant to a railroad magnate. Unbeknownst to Bart, his new master is in possession of a priceless treasure: the Mona Lisa, which was recently stolen. Jack Cassidy guests.
Dade City Dodge
1. Dade City Dodge
September 17, 1961
Pearly Gates fleeces $5,000 from Bart but his jilted fiancee, Marla, helps our hero get his dough back.
Where to Watch Maverick
Maverick is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Maverick on demand at Amazon, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 22, 1957
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (3,590)