The Virginian

The Virginian

The Virginian
The Virginian

The Virginian

7.6 | TV-PG | en | Drama

The Shiloh Ranch in Wyoming Territory of the 1890s is owned in sequence by Judge Henry Garth, the Grainger brothers, and Colonel Alan MacKenzie. It is the setting for a variety of stories, many more based on character and relationships than the usual western.

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EP24  Jump-Up
Mar. 24,1971

After stopping in the town of Jump-Up to see an old girlfriend, Tate is cheated in a card game by a gambler, and then framed by town boss John Timothy Driscoll and his son for killing the man, and forced into a hard labor camp.

EP23  Wolf Track
Mar. 17,1971
Wolf Track

After being mauled by a cunning wolf he has been tracking, and then robbed of his possessions by a stranger, MacKenzie is taken in by a homesteader and her son. The wolf, however, is still at large and MacKenzie is determined to kill him.

EP22  The Town Killer
Mar. 10,1971
The Town Killer

The Virginian on a business trip to Montana finds himself in an area where protection is provided by an ex-outlaw to several towns. All is well until he is forced to kill one of the enforcers. That puts his life on the line with no backup.

EP21  The Regimental Line
Mar. 03,1971
The Regimental Line

During the Ghost Dance movement a troop of soldiers visits Col MacKenzie to warn him and the ranchers. Parker as does MacKenzie recognizes Sgt. Mulcahy as a long thought dead Lt. Baxter from MacKenzie's Lancer regiment in India.

EP20  Tate, Ramrod
Feb. 24,1971
Tate, Ramrod

Tate helps ramrod a small ranch when the owner leaves to buy new breeding stock. However, the owner's plan to fence his pasture is met with strong resistance by a neighbor stopping Tate plus a surprise arrivals adds to the problems.

EP19  Flight from Memory
Feb. 17,1971
Flight from Memory

MacKenzie meets a girl in a daze who is thrown off her horse. He takes her to the cabin of the hermit Muley. Initially, the girl doesn't react to them but she slowly recovers some memory. A stranger arrives saying she is wanted for murder.

EP18  The Angus Killer
Feb. 10,1971
The Angus Killer

The Virginian is sent to look at buying an Angus herd from a widow. He arrives to find that someone is causing problems for her on the ranch ever since her husband died months earlier. Her son believes it is a neighbor but she disagrees.

EP17  The Legacy of Spencer Flats
Jan. 27,1971
The Legacy of Spencer Flats

In nearly abandoned Spencer Flats, Trampas is held by Della and Annie Spencer, who accuse him of being outlaw Deke Slaughter, though their handyman is not so convinced. Then the real Slaughter rides into the town, claiming to be a sheriff.

EP16  The Animal
Jan. 20,1971
The Animal

On the way home Tate finds himself in the middle of hunting party where the prey is a young Shawnee boy. Tate discovering the boy is deaf-mute takes him to jail after learning he is wanted for murder but finds he becomes the boy's lawyer.

EP15  The Politician
Jan. 13,1971
The Politician

The Virginian is sent to check out the Bonham ranch which is up for sale. Once there he finds himself caught in the fight between the brothers Foster and Jack who own the ranch and involved in the murder of a woman he once knew.

EP14  Nan Allen
Jan. 06,1971
Nan Allen

Col. MacKenzie is shocked to learn his friend was killed assaulting a business woman by her brother in their house. As the Colonel gets to know her, the relationship turns to love but he soon learns the brother may tear them apart as well.

EP13  Hannah
Dec. 30,1970

Trampas comes to the aid of a girl and her father who had a heart attack. At the father's request he helps them at their destination and then to try to find the girl's mother who is with outlaws. He finds the girl has her own mind on it.

EP12  Last of the Comancheros
Dec. 09,1970
Last of the Comancheros

MacKenzie is in New Mexico to buy cattle when he meets a female New York writer who takes an interest in the local Comancheros who are hated locally and especially by the Sheriff. Her story results in her kidnapping and trouble for all.

EP11  Follow the Leader
Dec. 02,1970
Follow the Leader

At the same time the Colonel's niece is visiting from England, Trampas is one of the suspects in the killing of a fellow ranch hand based on his custom gun. Trampas believes four brothers killed their cousin but how can he prove it.

EP10  Experiment at New Life
Nov. 18,1970
Experiment at New Life

The Virginian hunting for lost Shiloh cattle finds the trail leads to the New Life commune. Not only is one of the leaders holding his cattle, it becomes clear he is holding two women hostage as well complicating the work of The Virginian.

EP9  The Price of the Hanging
Nov. 11,1970
The Price of the Hanging

MacKenzie is injured saving Tate on a cattle drive. Tate takes him to Concho for help only to find the doctor there is in jail and to hang the next day. Tate is able to secure his release but finds that it comes with some high costs.

EP8  Lady at the Bar
Nov. 04,1970
Lady at the Bar

Trampas is arrested for the murder of a man he argued with over a mine. The law seems primarily interested in wrapping up the trial as quickly as possible so they can go fishing. Trampas's hope lies with his attorney, Frances B. Finch.

EP7  Crooked Corner
Oct. 28,1970
Crooked Corner

A group of German immigrants is repeatedly threatened by night riders who want them out due to prejudice. Tate becomes involved after the daughter of the leader of the immigrants mistakes him for the gunman they hired to protect them.

EP6  Gun Quest
Oct. 21,1970
Gun Quest

The Virginian arrested by a posse while on a trip is accused of murder. He is taken in for a trial by a less than proper judge who is also the hangman. When no one listens to him, he escapes to find the real killer and prove his innocence.

EP5  The Mysterious Mr. Tate
Oct. 14,1970
The Mysterious Mr. Tate

Col. MacKenzie rescues a man, Tate (Lee Majors), from a lynching for a shooting he saw to be self-defense. MacKenzie is traveling on a train with the young daughter of a friend who believes she is in love with Tate who has an outlaw background. This is the first episode to include Roy Tate, although Lee Majors had been shown in the opening credits since the start of the season.

EP4  With Love, Bullets, and Valentines
Oct. 07,1970
With Love, Bullets, and Valentines

Trampas wins a steamboat in a poker game on a steamboat but the money is confiscated for being stolen. When he tries to collect on the steamboat he won, he finds himself involved with an outlaw gang and a crooked boat owner.

EP3  Jenny
Sep. 30,1970

The Virginian helps a woman being attacked in her hotel room only to learn she is an old girlfriend. They are on a stage together which loses a wheel in the desert stranding them while being chased by the men but she won't say why.

EP2  The Best Man
Sep. 23,1970
The Best Man

Trampas and Pick Lexington visit old friends in Mexico. Trampas is caught between Pick and one of his Mexican friends as both men fall for the same girl. He hopes to stop them from dueling each other while the girl chooses between them.

EP1  The West vs. Colonel MacKenzie
Sep. 16,1970
The West vs. Colonel MacKenzie

Shiloh's new owner arrives on the same train as five men who The Virginian recognizes from wanted posters. He fears they are involved in a potential range war between the big and small ranges resulting in multiple lynchings.

7.6 | TV-PG | en | Drama , Western | More Info
Released: 1962-09-19 | Released Producted By: NBC , Revue Studios Country: United States of America Budget: 0 Revenue: 0 Official Website:

The Shiloh Ranch in Wyoming Territory of the 1890s is owned in sequence by Judge Henry Garth, the Grainger brothers, and Colonel Alan MacKenzie. It is the setting for a variety of stories, many more based on character and relationships than the usual western.

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purplerozena I love this series and have been very disappointed it is no longer on Inspirational channel. I guess I will have to buy the DVD'sAll of the typical guest stars of the 60's come in and out the show and makes for very interesting story lines.
bozey45 "The Virginian" TV series airs currently on Retro Television Network on Sunday mornings at 8A.M. EST and 9:30 A.M. EST. Check your cable or satellite guides for the RTN channel or the digital sub-channel of your local affiliate. Retro television network is a service for local channels to use on one of their digital sub-channels; as soon as a local channel adds the service then it can be added to a satellite or cable service lineup. This is a great series, each episode almost equal in quality to a 90 minute movie (minus commercial time of course.) If you're interested in seeing this series contact your local channels about adding the Retro television network as a digital sub-channel. if you've never seen this series you're in for a great treat, sure it's long, being 90 minutes, there were only 3 90 minute westerns on TV over the years and this is by far the best. Wagon Train is a close second, and that also air son RTN, Sundays at Noon EST.
Andrew Hutchings Quite simply, I grew up watching 'The Virginian' and I have to thank it, for being very watchable, and mainly for keeping my attention span for 90 minutes. This was unheard of for a show in those days. It led me to becoming an avid cinema addict, for which I am eternally grateful. Probably my favourite western series, although 'Alias Smith and Jones' threatened to equal it until Pete Duell committed suicide. Great memories, from the early days of colour and BBC2, I believe...
raysond I remember this show vividity as a child during the 1960's and part of the 1970's. Its amazing that this show that ran for an impressive nine seasons on NBC(from 1962-1971),was the first show ever to expand to a full ninety minutes and the only western that was second to "Bonanza"(which was on the same network)to be presented in "living color" during that time. Based on the novel by Owen Winsler,the show centers around the goings on of the Shiloh ranch and it characters(played by James Drudy and Doug McClure-who stay on during the show's entire run) who were always in a bland situation or two. Its rarely seen nowadays,but the last time this show was seen anywhere was on the Family Channel during the 1980's and most recently the movie version of the same name was made(which didn't go by the 1960's TV show)on TNT. Excellent Western!!!