The Virginian is an American Western television series starring James Drury and Doug McClure, which aired on NBC from 1962 to 1971 for a total of 249 episodes. Filmed in color, The Virginian became television's first 90-minute western series . Immensely successful, it ran for nine seasons—television's third longest running western. It follows Bonanza at fourteen seasons and 430 episodes, and Gunsmoke at twenty seasons and 635 episodes. When Revue Productions' popular hour-long series Wagon Train moved from the NBC network to the ABC, the series was proposed to replace it. From the beginning...
|On the air:||September 19, 1962-March 24, 1971|
|Number of seasons:||9|
|Producer:||Herbert Hirschman, Roy Huggins, Leslie Stevens|