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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Complete series cast summary:
...  Sheriff Lucas Buck 22 episodes, 1995-1998
...  Caleb Temple 22 episodes, 1995-1998
...  Gail Emory 19 episodes, 1995-1998
...  Selena Coombs 18 episodes, 1995-1998
...  Merlyn Temple 18 episodes, 1995-1998
...  Deputy Ben Healy 18 episodes, 1995-1998
...  Dr. Matt Crower 15 episodes, 1995-1998
...  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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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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Caleb Temple: What're you doing here?
Sheriff Lucas Buck: Lookin' after my own.
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Referenced in On the Set of Sightlines (2003) See more »

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This is one of the best shows I have ever seen ...
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I was 8 years old when this was made ... could have been shown later as I live in the UK but never the less I was about 8 or 9. I remember watching the first ever episode ... a family birthday party I think it was and then the chant, "Someone's at the door" ... As soon as (I think her name was) Merlyn said those lines I knew this was going to be one hell of a show. I thought this was the best TV show I had ever seen (I was only 8 at the time) and still do to this day. This was brilliant. the acting was superb and the story line was, at times, disturbing, beautiful, engrossing etc etc. American gothic is fantastic. I remembered about it a couple of days ago and thought I should come on here and pay my respects to it. I dont ever remember watching the last episodes... Maybe it was cancelled here too. I've been looking for it on DVD but can't find it. Has it been released on DVD yet? If it hasn't then it should be 'cause it would make a lot of money!


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