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Original run: 12 Sep 1959 – 16 Jan 1973

Country of origin: US

Genre: Action, Drama, Western

Network: NBC US

Watched by: 38 of 676 417 0.01%

Total running time: 14 days 15 hours 59 minutes

Episode duration: 49 minutes

IMDB rating: 7.3 of 10 7 761 rating: 6.428 of 10 132

MyShows rating: 3.35 of 5 17


Bonanza chronicles the weekly adventures of the Cartwright family, headed by the thrice-widowed patriarch Ben Cartwright. He had three sons, each by a different wife: the eldest was the urbane architect Adam Cartwright who built the ranch house; the second was the warm and lovable giant Eric "Hoss" Cartwright; and the youngest was the hotheaded and impetuous Joseph or "Little Joe". The family's cook was the Chinese immigrant Hop Sing.

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