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Season: 1 Years: 1998 1996 1995

A quiet and seemingly quaint small town is ruled over by its charming yet evil sheriff who uses his demonic powers to remove anyone who dares standing in his way. The only one he does fear... See more »

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  • Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 nominations.
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Series Cast Summary

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  Sheriff Lucas Buck (22 episodes, 1995-1998)
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  Caleb Temple (22 episodes, 1995-1998)
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  Gail Emory (19 episodes, 1995-1998)
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  Selena Coombs (18 episodes, 1995-1998)
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  Merlyn Temple (18 episodes, 1995-1998)
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  Deputy Ben Healy (18 episodes, 1995-1998)
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  Dr. Matt Crower (15 episodes, 1995-1998)
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  Boone Mackenzie (9 episodes, 1995-1998)
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  Dr. Billy Peale (7 episodes, 1996-1998)
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  Deputy Floyd (7 episodes, 1995-1998)
Lynda Clark ...
  Rita Barber (5 episodes, 1995-1996)
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  Loris Holt (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
Michael Burgess ...
  Dan Truelane / ... (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
Robin Mullins ...
  Nurse / ... (3 episodes, 1996-1998)
Amy Anderson Palmo ...
  Nurse / ... (3 episodes, 1996)
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  Mrs. Russell / ... (3 episodes, 1995-1996)
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  Rose Russell (3 episodes, 1995-1996)
Troy Simmons ...
  Josh Davenport (3 episodes, 1995)
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  Dr. Leslie Narone (2 episodes, 1996)
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  Gage Temple (2 episodes, 1995-1998)
David Lenthall ...
  Curtis Z. Webb (2 episodes, 1995)
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  Danielle Davenport (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
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  Nurse Sara (2 episodes, 1996-1998)
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  Deputy #1 / ... (2 episodes, 1995-1998)
Dean Whitworth ...
  Cecil Perkins / ... (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
Wayne Dehart ...
  Bertie / ... (2 episodes, 1996)
Henry Laurence ...
  Elderly Man (2 episodes, 1996)
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  Caleb's Mother / ... (2 episodes, 1995-1998)
Mert Hatfield ...
  Minister / ... (2 episodes, 1995)
Jana Drue ...
  Young Gail (2 episodes, 1995-1998)
Charles McLawhorn ...
  Albert / ... (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
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  Husband / ... (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
Barnaby Carpenter ...
  T.J. (2 episodes, 1995)
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  Waylon Flood (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
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  Wash Sutpen (1 episode, 1995)
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  Poppy Bowen (1 episode, 1995)
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  Lt. Drey (1 episode, 1995)
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  Barrett Stokes (1 episode, 1995)
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  Rafael Santo (1 episode, 1995)
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  Cheryl Truelane (1 episode, 1995)
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  Fr. Tilden (1 episode, 1996)
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  Ray (1 episode, 1996)
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  Artie Healy (1 episode, 1996)
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  Ted Parker (1 episode, 1996)
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  Mr. Emmett (1 episode, 1996)
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  Mel Kirby (1 episode, 1996)
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  Mrs. Gardner (1 episode, 1998)
Tanya Rollins ...
  Tina (1 episode, 1998)
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  Albert DeSalvo (1 episode, 1998)
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  Ossie Spichtig (1 episode, 1995)

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • American Gothic - Prinz der Finsternis (Germany)
  • La mirada del mal (Spain)
  • América oculta (Spain)
  • Piru irti (Finland)
  • Põrguvürst (Estonia)
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  • 60 min
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Trivia 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Top 10 Best Horror TV Shows (2014). See more »
Quotes Merlyn Temple: Someone's at the door!
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