Bonanza

Bonanza - NBC

NBC

Series

1959

TVPG

Drama

Western

Set during and after the Civil War, the Cartwright clan manages their sprawling Ponderosa Ranch in Nevada, while confronting social and criminal issues of the time.

Upcoming TV Airings

The airings below are based on a generic national schedule. Times and dates can vary by TV provider.

Saturday, February 24

The Witness

Season 11 • Episode 2

A woman becomes a murder target when she reveals that she can identify robbers.

Saturday, February 24

To Bloom for Thee

Season 8 • Episode 6

Hoss falls in love with a pretty stranger despite words of caution from Ben and Little Joe.

Sunday, February 25

Silent Thunder

Season 2 • Episode 13

Little Joe's efforts to help a deaf-mute girl backfire when she falls in love with him.

Sunday, February 25

The Ape

Season 2 • Episode 14

Adam and Little Joe try to warn Hoss when he befriends a violent man (Cal Bolder).

Sunday, February 25

The Blood Line

Season 2 • Episode 15

An Easterner looking for his father learns a Cartwright killed him in self-defense.

Sunday, February 25

The Courtship

Season 2 • Episode 16

Adam tells betrothed Hoss his intended is a compulsive gambler who caused her husband's death.

Sunday, February 25

The Spitfire

Season 2 • Episode 17

A Kentucky mountain clan swears revenge on Little Joe after he shoots a family member for arson.

Sunday, February 25

The Gunmen

Season 1 • Episode 19

Little Joe and Hoss, mistaken for gunmen, get caught between feuding families.

Sunday, February 25

The Fear Merchants

Season 1 • Episode 20

A mayoral candidate hires two hoodlums to harass Chinese residents, resulting in murder.

Sunday, February 25

Spanish Grant

Season 1 • Episode 21

Ex-dancehall girl poses as Spanish aristocrat to obtain large piece of property.

Sunday, February 25

Blood on the Land

Season 1 • Episode 22

Disreputable shepherd moves herd across Ponderosa, destroying rich pasture land.

Sunday, February 25

Desert Justice

Season 1 • Episode 23

A Ponderosa ranch hand faces charges of killing the wife of the U.S. marshal who came to arrest him.

Sunday, February 25

Ballad of the Ponderosa

Season 8 • Episode 10

A young minstrel's (Randy Boone) ballad claims his father was sent to jail because Ben lied.

Sunday, February 25

Escape to the Ponderosa

Season 1 • Episode 25

The Cartwrights help search for three Army prisoners who stole Adam's gun and hid on the Ponderosa.

Sunday, February 25

The Avenger

Season 1 • Episode 26

Adam and Ben are accused of murdering a cattle buyer on the testimony of the victim's daughter.

Sunday, February 25

The Last Trophy

Season 1 • Episode 27

A Britisher (Edward Ashley), once a great game hunter, visits the Ponderosa and displays cowardice.

Sunday, February 25

San Francisco

Season 1 • Episode 28

Two traildrivers are shanghaied shortly after the Ponderosa cattle herd arrives in San Francisco.

Monday, February 26

Bitter Water

Season 1 • Episode 29

A miner persuades a prospective son-in-law to sell him land that supplies water to the Ponderosa.

Monday, February 26

Feet of Clay

Season 1 • Episode 30

The Cartwrights take in a motherless boy whose father is in prison for murder; guest David Ladd.

Monday, February 26

Dark Star

Season 1 • Episode 31

Little Joe falls for a Gypsy who believes she is a witch and, therefore, an outcast.

Monday, February 26

Death at Dawn

Season 1 • Episode 32

The deputized Cartwrights sentence a murderer to hang at dawn.

Monday, February 26

Showdown

Season 2 • Episode 1

A bank robber takes a job with the Cartwrights to hide his accomplices on the Ponderosa.

Monday, February 26

The Deadly Ones

Season 4 • Episode 10

A wagonload of gold intended for Mexican revolutionaries crosses the Ponderosa.

Monday, February 26

Silence at Stillwater

Season 11 • Episode 3

While on an errand for Ben, Candy is jailed in the town of Stillwater on a multiple murder charge.

Tuesday, February 27

Gallagher's Sons

Season 4 • Episode 11

Hoss becomes the guardian of two girls who were involved in their father's death.

Tuesday, February 27

A Lawman's Lot Is Not a Happy One

Season 11 • Episode 4

Hoss runs afoul of local sentiments when he takes the sheriff's job on a temporary basis.

Wednesday, February 28

The Decision

Season 4 • Episode 12

Hoss gravely needs medical help, but the doctor is in jail for murder.

Wednesday, February 28

Anatomy of a Lynching

Season 11 • Episode 5

Virginia City is roused when popular belief holds that eyewitnesses lied in a murder trial.

Thursday, February 29

The Good Samaritan

Season 4 • Episode 13

Hoss gets into trouble as he attempts to help two unfortunate people.

Thursday, February 29

To Stop a War

Season 11 • Episode 6

A range detective, hired to stop cattle thieves, is suspected of accepting payoffs and murder.

Friday, March 1

The Jury

Season 4 • Episode 14

Despite intense pressure, juror Hoss maintains doubt that a derelict committed murder.

Friday, March 1

The Medal

Season 11 • Episode 7

Tensions mount when the Cartwrights take in a penniless Civil War hero from the North.

Saturday, March 2

The Stalker

Season 11 • Episode 8

A vengeful widow hires an assassin after Candy kills her husband, a bank robber.

Saturday, March 2

The Bridegroom

Season 8 • Episode 13

Little Joe helps bolster a plain girl's (Joanne Linville) self-esteem to catch a widower's eye.

Sunday, March 3

The Mission

Season 2 • Episode 2

Hoss befriends a former Army scout (Henry Hull) who drinks to forget the massacre of his troop.

Sunday, March 3

Badge Without Honor

Season 2 • Episode 3

A Deputy U.S. Marshal arrives to accompany a Cartwright friend back to a California court.

Sunday, March 3

The Mill

Season 2 • Episode 4

A hired hand (Claude Akins) victimizes the Cartwrights' disabled neighbor (Harry Townes).

Sunday, March 3

The Hopefuls

Season 2 • Episode 5

Outlaws plot to steal a trunk containing the savings of a religious group.

Sunday, March 3

Denver McKee

Season 2 • Episode 6

The Cartwrights help a former decorated Army scout find security for his daughter.

Sunday, March 3

Day of Reckoning

Season 2 • Episode 7

Hoss' bandit uncle (Neville Brand) decides to bypass the Ponderosa, but his gang disagrees.

Sunday, March 3

The Abduction

Season 2 • Episode 8

Little Joe and Hoss seek Joe's date, who disappeared while the trio was at a carnival.

Sunday, March 3

Breed of Violence

Season 2 • Episode 9

Bank robbers hide on a ranch that Hoss and Little Joe are visiting.

Sunday, March 3

The Last Viking

Season 2 • Episode 10

For saving his life, Ben offers some Ponderosa farmland to an American Indian.

Sunday, March 3

The Trail Gang

Season 2 • Episode 11

An outlaw joins the cattle drive, knowing it will take him to the town where his father is sheriff.

Sunday, March 3

Tommy

Season 8 • Episode 14

An outlaw's harassment forces his wife to leave her deaf son and the safety of the Cartwright home.

Sunday, March 3

Silent Thunder

Season 2 • Episode 13

Little Joe's efforts to help a deaf-mute girl backfire when she falls in love with him.

Sunday, March 3

The Ape

Season 2 • Episode 14

Adam and Little Joe try to warn Hoss when he befriends a violent man (Cal Bolder).

Sunday, March 3

The Blood Line

Season 2 • Episode 15

An Easterner looking for his father learns a Cartwright killed him in self-defense.

Sunday, March 3

The Courtship

Season 2 • Episode 16

Adam tells betrothed Hoss his intended is a compulsive gambler who caused her husband's death.

Monday, March 4

The Spitfire

Season 2 • Episode 17

A Kentucky mountain clan swears revenge on Little Joe after he shoots a family member for arson.

Monday, March 4

The Gunmen

Season 1 • Episode 19

Little Joe and Hoss, mistaken for gunmen, get caught between feuding families.

Monday, March 4

The Fear Merchants

Season 1 • Episode 20

A mayoral candidate hires two hoodlums to harass Chinese residents, resulting in murder.

Monday, March 4

Spanish Grant

Season 1 • Episode 21

Ex-dancehall girl poses as Spanish aristocrat to obtain large piece of property.

Monday, March 4

Blood on the Land

Season 1 • Episode 22

Disreputable shepherd moves herd across Ponderosa, destroying rich pasture land.

Monday, March 4

Life on the Ponderosa with the Cartwright clan.

Monday, March 4

Meena

Season 11 • Episode 9

Escaping kidnappers, Little Joe's aided by a girl who misinterprets his gratitude.

Tuesday, March 5

Life on the Ponderosa with the Cartwright clan.

Tuesday, March 5

A Darker Shadow

Season 11 • Episode 10

When a bank employee abruptly leaves town, he is suspected of embezzling.

Wednesday, March 6

Life on the Ponderosa with the Cartwright clan.

Wednesday, March 6

Dead Wrong

Season 11 • Episode 11

A man known for his outrageous tales mistakenly identifies Hoss and Candy as bank robbers.

Thursday, March 7

Life on the Ponderosa with the Cartwright clan.

Thursday, March 7

Old Friends

Season 11 • Episode 12

Two old friends, a sheriff turned bounty hunter and an escaped criminal, pull at Ben's loyalties.

Friday, March 8

Life on the Ponderosa with the Cartwright clan.

Friday, March 8

Abner Willoughby's Return

Season 11 • Episode 13

Returning to recover his loot, merchant seaman finds a town grown up on the site.

Saturday, March 9

It's a Small World

Season 11 • Episode 14

The Cartwrights befriend a circus midget who is discriminated against when he seeks work.

Saturday, March 9

Ponderosa Explosion

Season 8 • Episode 16

Entrepreneurs Hoss and Joe hope to clothe the nation's women in rabbit-skin coats.

Sunday, March 10

Life on the Ponderosa with the Cartwright clan.

Sunday, March 10

Life on the Ponderosa with the Cartwright clan.

Sunday, March 10

Life on the Ponderosa with the Cartwright clan.

Sunday, March 10

Life on the Ponderosa with the Cartwright clan.

Sunday, March 10

Life on the Ponderosa with the Cartwright clan.

Sunday, March 10

Life on the Ponderosa with the Cartwright clan.

Sunday, March 10

Life on the Ponderosa with the Cartwright clan.

Sunday, March 10

Life on the Ponderosa with the Cartwright clan.

Sunday, March 10

Life on the Ponderosa with the Cartwright clan.

Sunday, March 10

Ride the Wind

Season 7 • Episode 17

Ben invests in the Pony Express, suffers great losses from the attacks of Winnemuca and his Paiutes.

Sunday, March 10

Life on the Ponderosa with the Cartwright clan.

Sunday, March 10

Ride the Wind

Season 7 • Episode 18

The Paiutes intensify their attacks on the Pony Express and Little Joe barely escapes death.

Sunday, March 10

Life on the Ponderosa with the Cartwright clan.

Sunday, March 10

Life on the Ponderosa with the Cartwright clan.

Sunday, March 10

Life on the Ponderosa with the Cartwright clan.

Sunday, March 10

Life on the Ponderosa with the Cartwright clan.

Sunday, March 10

Life on the Ponderosa with the Cartwright clan.

Sunday, March 10

Life on the Ponderosa with the Cartwright clan.

Monday, March 11

Life on the Ponderosa with the Cartwright clan.

Monday, March 11

Life on the Ponderosa with the Cartwright clan.

Monday, March 11

Life on the Ponderosa with the Cartwright clan.

Monday, March 11

Life on the Ponderosa with the Cartwright clan.

Monday, March 11

Life on the Ponderosa with the Cartwright clan.

Monday, March 11

Danger Road

Season 11 • Episode 15

Ben faces a dilemma as he needs the help of a man he knows is a war-time deserter.

Tuesday, March 12

Life on the Ponderosa with the Cartwright clan.

Tuesday, March 12

The Big Jackpot

Season 11 • Episode 16

Candy (David Canary) has a host of new friends after inheriting a fortune.

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