American Gothic (1995–1996)

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American Gothic is a horror/drama/thriller series set in the heart of South Carolina in a small town called Trinity. In this town not everyone is as they seem and everyone seems to follow ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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 Sheriff Lucas Buck (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Caleb Temple (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Gail Emory (19 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Selena Coombs (18 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Merlyn Temple (18 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Deputy Ben Healy (18 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Dr. Matt Crower (15 episodes, 1995-1996)
Christopher Fennell ...
 Boone Mackenzie (9 episodes, 1995-1996)
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American Gothic is a horror/drama/thriller series set in the heart of South Carolina in a small town called Trinity. In this town not everyone is as they seem and everyone seems to follow Sheriff Lucas Buck. Lucas's son, Caleb Temple, was brought up by another family and was led to believe that a man called Gage was his father. The local doctor, Matt Crower, gets curious when suddenly the Sheriff wants everything to do with Caleb. Then Caleb's cousin, Gail Emory, comes to town to protect Caleb in every way she can, but that is extremely difficult when she falls in love with Lucas. Then Caleb's school teacher, Miss Selena Coombs, becomes jealous. But also on Caleb's side is his dead sister, Merlyn. She is an angel prepared to do ANYTHING to keep Lucas away... Written by Leigh N. Nuridin <leighnn@alphalink.com.au>

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American Gothic - Prinz der Finsternis  »

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According to "The Sci-Fi Channel Encyclopedia of TV Science Fiction" by Roger Fulton & John Betancourt, there were 2 episodes that were originally not aired. They are "Echo of Your Last Goodbye" and "Strangler". "Potato Boy" and "Ring of Fire" were aired out of sequence. See more »

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Judge: I didn't know you were a gardener, Lucas.
Sheriff Lucas Buck: I've been known to pull a few weeds.
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one of the worst examples of network programmer incompetence
28 January 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

American Gothic was one of the best shows ever on TV. Stephen King took several stabs at TV with little success; American Gothic was the show he should have created but didn't.

CBS really seems to have deliberately killed this show. When I watched it I was confused by jumps from one episode to another, characters appeared and disappeared, motivations weren't explained. When the sci-fi channel showed the episodes I discovered the horrible truth: CBS had show the episodes out of order. They had left out episodes. They had taken a show with a series arc and chopped it into little pieces. They also, as I recall, moved the show around and showed it inconsistently. The sad thing is that the incompetent suit who did this is probably still working in TV, making tons of money and destroying other shows. This person should be working as a janitor somewhere.


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