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Ethan Allen Cord, a professional gunfighter, is forced to take custody of his sister's four children of his sister after she died. Cord realized his profession was unsuitable to child rearing and decided to change, renting a farm from Amelia Lawson, who also owned the local bank in the small town of Paradise, California (the origin of the title). Ethan tried to live a peaceful life, but was constantly haunted by his violent past and frequently called upon by the townspeople to defend them from lawlessness. Cord was close friends with John Taylor (Dehl Berti), a Native American medicine man, who often provided him with wise counsel and insights into human nature.
In the third and final season some changes were made. A new opening sequence introduced the series' new name, Guns of Paradise, an apparent attempt to remind viewers the program, despite its title, was in fact a Western. Cord and Amelia were now engaged and in the process of building a new house, and Cord was in the process of achieving an official appointment to be the town's marshal, the role he had essentially been fulfilling unofficially.
|Lee Horsley||Ethan Allen Cord||1||2||3|
|Jenny Beck||Claire Carroll||1||2||3|
|Matthew Newmark||Joseph Carroll||1||2||3|
|Brian Lando||Ben Carroll||1||2||3|
|M.P. Carter||George Carroll||1||2||3|
|Dehl Berti||John Taylor||1||2||3|
|Sigrid Thornton||Amelia Lawson||1||2||3|
|Season One||October 27, 1988||May 20, 1989||22|
|Season Two||September 9, 1989||April 28, 1990||21|
| Season Three|
Guns of Paradise
|January 4, 1991||May 10, 1991||13|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series