The trials of the Champion family as they run the Yellow Rose ranch.




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Complete series cast summary:
 Chance McKenzie 22 episodes, 1983-1984
 Roy Champion 22 episodes, 1983-1984
 Quisto Champion 22 episodes, 1983-1984
 Luther Dillard 22 episodes, 1983-1984
 Hoyt Coryell 22 episodes, 1983-1984
 Whit Champion 22 episodes, 1983-1984
Michelle Bennett ...
 L.C. Champion 22 episodes, 1983-1984
 Jeb Hollister 21 episodes, 1983-1984
 Sheriff Lew Wallace 10 episodes, 1983-1984
 Lenny Hollister 9 episodes, 1983-1984
 Grace McKenzie 9 episodes, 1983


Nightime soap opera involving The Yellow Rose, a two hundred thousand acre ranch in Texas operated by the children of the founder, Wade Champion. His sons (Roy and Quisto) and his twenty-nine-year-old widow, Colleen run the ranch when they are not fighting each other. Written by J.E. McKillop <>

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Release Date:

2 October 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kampf um Yellow Rose  »

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(22 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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The pilot was filmed in San Antonio and Del Rio, Texas. See more »


The Yellow Rose of Texas
Traditional Folk Tune
Lyrics by John Wilder
Sung by Johnny Lee and Lane Brody
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Decent Cast, Decent Story, a Decent Show!!
1 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

I remember watching this show on Saturday nights when it was originally aired. I was a teenager who had grown tired of the evening soap operas like DALLAS but happened to see this show by accident and was caught up in the story line, at least the first 10 or so episodes. It had likeable characters and introduced me to the acting of Sam Elliot. I enjoy just about everything I see with him in it. The early episodes moved fast and held my attention. The last 10 episodes became less and less entertaining. I can see why NBC cancelled it. However, I was fortunate enough to video tape the entire series last year off of TV LAND and enjoy watching the episodes every now and then.

I still like this shows opening song and version of "THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS."

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