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It’s hard to believe, but starting in 1947 (Howdy Doody), with very few exceptions, there has been at least one Western on TV every season. In 1984, the genre took the year off (probably due to Little House fatigue), and there was some downtime after Deadwood ended and before Justified premiered (2007-2009), but other than those four years, some form of Western, be it traditional, revisionist, steampunk, or sci-fi hybrid, has always graced our screens. Here is a brief rundown of the history and trends of the Western in American television.
In the 1950s and 60s, Westerns ruled the air. There were at least 98 distinct shows during the 50s and 89 in the 60s. In 1959, there were 26 Westerns during primetime alone, and keep in mind that these were the days of three-channel TV. Shows such as The Lone Ranger, Have Gun—Will Travel, and Maverick were huge hits and Gunsmoke and Bonanza premiered and became decade-spanning institutions. »
- Kate Kulzick
Studio options feature film rights from World Event Productions
(Beverly Hills, CA) July 22, 2011 . Relativity Media.s President of Worldwide Production Tucker Tooley announced today the studio has optioned the feature film rights for Voltron. from World Event Productions, and will adapt the live-action big screen version from the 1984 cult-classic animated series Voltron: Defender of the Universe.. The project was brought to Relativity through their deal with Atlas Entertainment.s Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, whose company will shepherd the project.
In Voltron., an elite battle force defends the fate of mankind in the spectacular action adventure. Five young warriors are responsible for the future of the galaxy when they become pilots of a battalion of ultra-high-tech Robot Lions, powerful vessels with the ability to join together to form a fearsome mega-weapon known as .Voltron..
The original series, based on the Japanese anime properties Beast King GoLion and Kikou Kantai Dairugger Xv, »
- Michelle McCue
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