The show is set in the town of Trinity, South Carolina. Lucas Buck, the local sheriff, has supernatural powers. He uses these powers to manipulate people into making evil choices. Lucas ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »
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 Boone Mackenzie 9 episodes, 1995-1998
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The show is set in the town of Trinity, South Carolina. Lucas Buck, the local sheriff, has supernatural powers. He uses these powers to manipulate people into making evil choices. Lucas himself has already committed crimes such as murder and rape. A young boy, Caleb Temple, has seen the deaths of his mother and father (both suicides) and older sister (murdered). Caleb does not know that he is the biological son of Lucas Buck. The sheriff plans to corrupt his son, but faces obstacles. Caleb's new legal guardian is his adult cousin Gail Emory, a reporter. Gail also investigates the mysterious deaths of her own parents. Caleb is helped by the ghost of his sister, Merlyn Temple. Written by dimadick

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22 September 1995 (USA)  »

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American Gothic - Prinz der Finsternis  »

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The writer of American Gothic is Shaun Cassidy. Cassidy played the part of Joe Hardy in the 1977-1979 series The Hardy Boys Mysteries. In American Gothic, Sheriff Lucas Buck quips "Well, if it ain't the Hardy Boys". See more »

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Sheriff Lucas Buck: You know me better than that, love. I don't "do" anything. Things just happen.
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Referenced in Gone Home (2013) See more »

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Who Knew There Were So Many AG Fans Still Out There....
2 February 2005 | by (Bakersfield, CA) – See all my reviews

My late husband worked on this wonderfully perverse series as production controller (I believe that's what the studio called it) - anyway, the guy who managed all the money on location in Wilmington, NC. Over the years, he worked on many productions we could barely stand to watch when they were completed. Not so "American Gothic". We were both thrilled with "AG" and bitterly disappointed at how CBS ran this unique series into the ground. I do hope Universal gets a clue and releases all the episodes on DVD, I'll be at the top of the list to get a copy. It's great to read all your comments, It's so heartening to me that so many people saw "AG" for the breakthrough series it was and still regret its demise.


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