The Chisholms

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The Chisholms is a CBS western miniseries starring Robert Preston, which aired from March 29, 1979, to April 19, 1979; and continued as a television series from January 19, 1980, to March 15, 1980. The 1979 miniseries showed the family moving from Virginia to Wyoming. read more

The Chisholms is a CBS western miniseries starring Robert Preston, which aired from March 29, 1979, to April 19, 1979; and continued as a television series from January 19, 1980, to March 15, 1980. The 1979 miniseries showed the family moving from Virginia to Wyoming. When the TV series commenced in 1980, the pioneers were shown en route along the California Trail from Wyoming to Sacramento, California.

Original Release

03/29/1979 on NBC

US Release

03/29/1979

Cast

Delta Burke Bonnie Sue Chisholm
Ben Murphy Will Chisholm
James Van Patten Bo Chisholm
Rosemary Harris Minerva Chisholm
Robert Preston Hadley Chisholm
Mitchell Ryan Cooper Hawkins
Brett Cullen Gideon Chisholm
Victoria Racimo Keewidinok
Reid Smith Lester Hackett
Susan Swift Mercy Hopwell
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Siege Saturday, 19 January 1980
2 Betrayal Saturday, 26 January 1980
3 Endless Desert Saturday, 02 February 1980
4 Vengeance Saturday, 09 February 1980
5 Death in the Sierras Saturday, 16 February 1980
6 The Promised Land Saturday, 23 February 1980
7 The Suitor Saturday, 01 March 1980
8 Chains Saturday, 08 March 1980
9 The Siren Song Saturday, 15 March 1980
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Directors

Mel Stuart, Nicholas Webster, Edward M. Abroms, Sigmund Neufeld Jr.

Writers

Evan Hunter, Jackson Gillis, Corey Blechman, Paul Savage, Kimmer Ringwald, David Dortort, Harold Swanton

Creators

David Dortort

Cast

Delta Burke Bonnie Sue Chisholm
Ben Murphy Will Chisholm
James Van Patten Bo Chisholm
Rosemary Harris Minerva Chisholm
Robert Preston Hadley Chisholm
Mitchell Ryan Cooper Hawkins
Brett Cullen Gideon Chisholm
Victoria Racimo Keewidinok
Reid Smith Lester Hackett
Susan Swift Mercy Hopwell
Devon Ericson Betsy O'Neal
Susan Swift Annabel Chisholm
Guich Koock Frank O'Neal
Donald Moffat Enos
Brian Kerwin Gideon Chisholm
Stacey Nelkin Bonnie Sue Chisholm
Les Lannom Jeremy
Ed Bruce Scott
Charles Frank Lester Hackett
Katie Hanley Sarah Comyns

Producers

Alan Landsburg Executive Producer
David Dortort Executive Producer
Paul Freeman Producer
F.A. Miller Producer
Gary Credle Producer

Editors

Corky Ehlers, George Hively, Art Stafford, Dennis Mosher, David Saxon

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