The Virginian (1962–1971)

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The Shiloh Ranch in Wyoming Territory of the 1890s is owned in sequence by Judge Garth, the Grainger brothers, and Col. MacKenzie. It is the setting for a variety of stories, many more ... See full summary »

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Complete series cast summary:
 Trampas (249 episodes, 1962-1971)
 The Virginian (249 episodes, 1962-1971)
 Judge Henry Garth / ... (120 episodes, 1962-1966)
Sara Lane ...
 Elizabeth Grainger (105 episodes, 1966-1970)
 Emmett Ryker / ... (104 episodes, 1963-1968)


The Shiloh Ranch in Wyoming Territory of the 1890s is owned in sequence by Judge Garth, the Grainger brothers, and Col. MacKenzie. It is the setting for a variety of stories, many more based on character and relationships than the usual western. Written by Ed Stephan <>

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With every hoofbeat, history is made. (season five) See more »




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19 September 1962 (USA)  »

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The Men from Shiloh  »

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Betsy (Roberta Shore), the daughter of Judge Garth, is actually adopted, a fact mentioned only in the second episode of the series, "Woman from White Wing." See more »


John Grainger is introduced in season five as Elizabeth Grainger's grandfather. When John dies and Clay Grainger inherits Shiloh Ranch, he is identified as John Grainger's brother and, presumably, Elizabeth's granduncle. But by the time of a season seven episode, "Girl in the Shadows", the story has changed and Clay is the elder brother of Elizabeth's father which would make him John Grainger's son, not brother. See more »


Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Laserblast (1996) See more »


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4 December 2000 | by (Chapel Hill,North Carolina) – See all my reviews

I remember this show vividity as a child during the 1960's and part of the 1970's. Its amazing that this show that ran for an impressive nine seasons on NBC(from 1962-1971),was the first show ever to expand to a full ninety minutes and the only western that was second to "Bonanza"(which was on the same network)to be presented in "living color" during that time. Based on the novel by Owen Winsler,the show centers around the goings on of the Shiloh ranch and it characters(played by James Drudy and Doug McClure-who stay on during the show's entire run) who were always in a bland situation or two. Its rarely seen nowadays,but the last time this show was seen anywhere was on the Family Channel during the 1980's and most recently the movie version of the same name was made(which didn't go by the 1960's TV show)on TNT. Excellent Western!!!

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