Gunsmoke

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Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke-Logo.jpg
Premiere September 10, 1955
Finale March 31, 1975
Airs Mondays to Saturdays at 1PM and 1:30PM on MeTV
Network CBS
Style western
30-minute (seasons 1–6),
60-minute (seasons 7–20)
B&W: seasons 1–11
Color: seasons 12–20
Company Filmaster Productions, Inc. (seasons 1–4),
Arness Productions (seasons 5–11),
CBS
Distributor CBS Films/Enterprises (until 1971)
Viacom Enterprises (1971–1995)
Paramount Domestic Television (1995–2006)
CBS Paramount Television (2006–2007)
CBS Television Distribution (2007–)
Seasons 20
Episodes 635 + 5 TV movies
Origin USA

Gunsmoke is a western produced by and aired on CBS.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
James Arness Marshal Matt Dillon * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Dennis Weaver Chester Goode * * * * * * * * *
Milburn Stone Dr. Galen "Doc" Adams * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Amanda Blake Kitty Russell * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Burt Reynolds Quint Asper * * *
Ken Curtis Festus Haggen o * * * * * * * * * * * *
Roger Ewing Thad Greenwood * *
Buck Taylor Newly O'Brien * * * * * * * *
Orange/Red/o indicates a recurring or guest role during that season.
Dark Green indicates top billing during that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Howard Culver Howie Uzzell * * * * * * * *
Dabbs Greer Wilbur Jonas * * * * * * * * * * * * *
George Selk Moss Grimmick * * * * * * * * *
Robert Brubaker Jim Buck * * * * *
Floyd * *
Clem Fuller Clem * *
James Nusser Louie Pheeters * * * * * * * * *
Sarah Selby Ma Smalley * * * * * * * * * * *
Glenn Strange Sam Noonan * * * * * * * * * * * *
Hank Patterson Hank Miller * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Roy Roberts Harry Bodkin * * * * * * * * * * * *
Charles Seel Barney Danches * * * * * * * * * *
Rudy Sooter Rudy * *
Woody Chambliss Woody Lathrop * * * * * * * * *
Ted Jordan Nathan Burke * * * * * * * * *
Charles Wagenheim Joshua Halligan * * * * * * * * *
Tom Brown Ed O'Connor * * * * * * *
Jonathan Harper Percy Crump * * * *
Herb Vigran Judge Brooker * * * * *
Pat Hingle Dr. John Chapman *
Fran Ryan Hannah Cobb *

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
CBS
Season One September 10, 1955 August 25, 1956 39
Season Two September 8, 1956 July 6, 1957 39
Season Three September 14, 1957 June 7, 1958 39
Season Four September 13, 1958 June 13, 1959 39
Season Five September 5, 1959 June 11, 1960 39
Season Six September 3, 1960 June 17, 1961 38
Season Seven September 30, 1961 May 26, 1962 34
Season Eight September 15, 1962 June 1, 1963 38
Season Nine September 28, 1963 June 6, 1964 36
Season Ten September 26, 1964 May 29, 1965 36
Season Eleven September 18, 1965 May 7, 1966 32
Season Twelve September 17, 1966 April 15, 1967 29
Season Thirteen September 11, 1967 March 4, 1968 25
Season Fourteen September 23, 1968 March 24, 1969 26
Season Fifteen September 22, 1969 March 23, 1970 26
Season Sixteen September 14, 1970 March 8, 1971 24
Season Seventeen September 13, 1971 March 13, 1972 24
Season Eighteen September 11, 1972 March 5, 1973 24
Season Nineteen September 10, 1973 April 1, 1974 24
Season Twenty September 9, 1974 March 31, 1975 24

TV movies

Title Airdate
CBS
Return to Dodge September 26, 1987
The Last Apache March 18, 1990
To the Last Man January 10, 1992
The Long Ride May 8, 1993
One Man's Justice February 10, 1994

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Discs
Season Sets  (Region 1)
The First Season July 17, 2007 purchase 6
Partial Season Sets  (Region 1)
The Second Season, Volume 1 January 8, 2008 purchase 3
The Second Season, Volume 2 May 27, 2008 purchase 3
The Third Season, Volume 1 December 9, 2008 purchase 3
The Third Season, Volume 2 May 26, 2009 purchase 3
The Fourth Season, Volume 1 October 5, 2010 purchase 3
The Fourth Season, Volume 2 December 14, 2010 purchase 3
The Fifth Season, Volume 1 October 11, 2011 purchase 3
The Fifth Season, Volume 2 December 13, 2011 purchase 3
The Sixth Season, Volume 1 August 7, 2012 3
The Sixth Season, Volume 2 October 16, 2012 3
The Seventh Season, Volume 1 December 11, 2012 3
The Seventh Season, Volume 2 February 5, 2013 3
The Eighth Season, Volume 1 May 7, 2013 3
The Eighth Season, Volume 2 May 7, 2013 3
The Ninth Season, Volume 1 August 6, 2013 3
The Ninth Season, Volume 2 August 6, 2013 3
The Tenth Season, Volume 1 August 12, 2014 3
The Tenth Season, Volume 2 August 12, 2014 3
Episode Collections  (Region 1)
50th Anniversary Collection, Volume 1 January 3, 2006 3
50th Anniversary Collection, Volume 2 January 3, 2006 3
The Directors Collection November 14, 2006 3

External Sites