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8 September 1966 (USA) See more »
By day,a Western star. By night, a family man. By day or night the funniest new personality on TV.
Sam Garret plays brave TV cowboy star Jed Clayton but the problem is he's uncoordinated, scared of horses and has allergies. Wife Ruth, son Bobby, and neighbors the Gilmans like Sam as the average guy he is.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 7)

Richard Mulligan ... Sam Garret (16 episodes, 1966-1967)

Mariette Hartley ... Ruth Garret (16 episodes, 1966-1967)

Victor French ... Fred Gilman (10 episodes, 1966)
Marc London ... Dewey (8 episodes, 1966-1967)

Series Directed by
Robert Ellis Miller (1 episode, 1966)
William Wiard (1 episode, 1966)

Gary Nelson (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Sam Bobrick (5 episodes, 1966)
Bill Idelson (5 episodes, 1966)
Roswell Rogers (4 episodes, 1966)
Leonard Stern (2 episodes, 1966)

Series Produced by
Jay Sandrich .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
James Nelson .... supervising sound editor (16 episodes, 1966-1967)

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30 min | 30 min (16 episodes)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Show Idea, 14 April 2008
Author: bmodica from United States

This was a show about a TV star playing a Cowboy hero. Richard Mulligan played the star, with Mariette Hartley as his wife. Two things I remember about it: he drove a car (Cadillac?) with longhorns on the hood and 6-guns for handles, and they were the very first couple on TV who slept in the same bed! I remember reading that in TV Guide or some such publication at the time. Probably the reason the show wasn't successful was because the two did not make a likely pair. She was gorgeous; he a dork. The storyline was intriguing, though. Good idea, but it simply wasn't particularly believable. I wouldn't be surprised that the show only was on the air a few episodes. I'd like to see what two looked like back 40 years ago.

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