Watch The Virginian
- 9 Seasons
The television series entitled the Virginian is centered on a wide variety of events and reported stories that took place at a popular ranch in Wyoming known as the Shiloh Ranch. The ownership of the ranch went through different people including individuals like Judge Garth, two brothers who also managed it for sometime known as the Grainger brothers and also MacKenzie. However two people remained at the ranch for all the seasons of the series and they were the Virginian as he was referred to throughout the series and Trampas his very close associate. The Virginian saw himself struggling to live a responsible life during his stay at the ranch. He went through a series of challenging experiences in his attempts to achieve what he wanted. The series was written by True Boardman based on inspiration he got from a novel written by Owen Wister. As such the series is made up of different events featuring different people. The very first episode of the series in season one was entitled the executioners. This story saw a man hanging himself to death because a lady whom he loved and wanted to be with rejected him. The second episode saw the discussions between Garth and a newcomer at the ranch who shared his experiences with Barth telling him all he had gone through during his stay there. Other episodes followed suit with different interesting story lines. The characters in the series included those who featured in all the seasons like Lee Cobb featuring as Henry Garth, Roberta Shore featuring as Betsy, James Drury featuring as the Virginian, Doug McClure Trampas and Gary Clarke featuring as Steve Hill. Others included Bette Davis, George Scott, Myrna Loy, Ricardo Montalban, Ulla Jacobssen, Franchot Tone. The series which comprised 249 episodes was broadcast on NBC. Each episode aired for 75 minutes per broadcast and this went on for all nine seasons that the show lasted. It was produced by joint collaboration of Revue Studios and Universal Studios.