Little House on the Prairie

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Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie-Cast.jpg
Premiere pilot movie
March 30, 1974
series
September 11, 1974
Finale March 21, 1983
Creator Laura Ingalls-Wilder (novels)
Network NBC
Style 60-minute western drama
Company Ed Friendly Productions
Seasons 9
Episodes 204 + pilot + 3 TV movies
Origin USA

Little House on the Prairie is a western drama that aired on NBC. In 2005 a miniseries based on the same series of children's books aired on ABC.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Michael Landon Charles Ingalls 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 M
Karen Grassle Caroline Quiner Holbrook Ingalls 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 M
Melissa Gilbert Laura Ingalls Wilder 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 M
Melissa Sue Anderson Mary Ingalls Kendall 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Lindsay Greenbush Carrie Ingalls 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Sidney Greenbush 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Dean Butler Almanzo Wilder 6 7 8 9 M
Katherine MacGregor Harriet Oleson 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Richard Bull Nels Oleson 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 M
Victor French Isaiah Edwards 1 2 3 6 8 9 M
Season numbers in red indicate a recurring or guest role in that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Ruth Foster Melinda Foster 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 M
Jonathan Gilbert Willie Oleson 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 M
Dabbs Greer Robert Alden 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 M
Kevin Hagen Hiram Baker 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 M
Alison Arngrim Nellie Oleson Dalton 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Karl Swenson Lars Hanson 1 2 3 4 5
Jim Jeter Hans Dorfler 1 2 3 4 6
Charlotte Stewart Eva Beadle Simms 1 2 3 4
Bonnie Bartlett Grace Snider Edwards 1 2 3 6
Tracie Savage Christy Kennedy 1 2
Radames Pera John Sanderson Edwards 2 3 4
Kyle Richards Alica Sanderson Edwards 2 3 6 8
Brian Part Carl Sanderson Edwards 2 3
Linwood Boomer Adam Kendall 4 5 6 7 8
Patrick Laborteaux Andy Garvey 4 5 6 7
Merlin Olsen Jonathan Garvey 4 5 6 7
Hersha Parady Alice Garvey 4 5 6
Matthew Laborteaux Albert Quinn Ingalls 5 6 7 8 9 M
Ketty Lester Hester-Sue Terhune 5 6 7 8 9
Brenda Turnbaugh Grace Ingalls 5 6 7 8
Wendi Turnbaugh 5 6 7 8
Michelle Downey Sue Goodspeed 5 6 7
Lucy Lee Flippin Eliza Jane Wilder 6 7 8
Steve Tracy Percival Dalton 6 7
Jason Bateman James Cooper Ingalls 7 8
Missy Francis Cassandra Cooper Ingalls 7 8
Allison Balson Nancy Oleson 8 9 M
Jennifer Steffin Rose Wilder 8 9 M
Michelle Steffin 8 9 M
Shannen Doherty Jenny Wilder 9 M
David Friedman Jason Carter 9 M
Stan Ivar John Carter 9 M
Lindsay Kennedy Jeb Carter 9 M
Leslie Landon Etta Plum 9 M
Pamela Roylance Sarah Reed Carter 9 M

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
NBC
Season One September 11, 1974 May 7, 1975 24 + 1
Season Two September 10, 1975 March 31, 1976 22
Season Three September 27, 1976 April 4, 1977 21
Season Four September 12, 1977 March 13, 1978 22
Season Five September 11, 1978 March 19, 1979 24
Season Six September 17, 1979 May 12, 1980 26
Season Seven September 22, 1980 May 11, 1981 22
Season Eight September 5, 1981 May 10, 1982 22
Season Nine September 27, 1982 March 21, 1983 21

TV Movies

Title Network Airdate
Look Back to Yesterday NBC December 12, 1983
The Last Farewell NBC February 6, 1984
Bless All the Dear Children NBC December 17, 1984

In-Depth

DVD & Blu-Ray Releases

DVD

Title Release Date #
Complete Series
The Complete Television Series November 4, 2008 60 purchase
Season Sets
Season 1 July 8, 2003 6
Season 2 July 8, 2003 6
Season 3 November 4, 2003 6
Season 4 February 17, 2004 6
Season 5 June 29, 2004 6
Season 6 October 26, 2004 6
Season 7 February 15, 2005 6
Season 8 June 14, 2005 6
Season 9 October 25, 2005 6
Episode Collections
The Girls of Little House on the Prairie: Country School January 20, 2009 1 purchase
The Girls of Little House on the Prairie: Prairie Friends January 20, 2009 1 purchase
Individual Episodes
The Pilot: The Premiere Movie July 8, 2003 1

Blu-ray (+ Digital Copy)

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
Season One & The Pilot Movie March 25, 2014 5 purchase
Season Two May 6, 2014 5 purchase
Season Three September 9, 2014 5 purchase

External Sites