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Premiere September 14, 1992
Finale April 4, 1997
Creator Stephen J. Cannell
Network/Provider Syndication (seasons 1-4)
USA Network (season 5)
Style 60-minute action drama
Company Stu Segall Productions,
Stephen J. Cannell Productions
Seasons 5
Episodes 110
(List of episodes)
Origin USA

Renegade is a action drama that aired on USA Network and in syndication.

Renegade is the story of San Diego police officer Reno Raines. Reno was called to Bay City, California by his good friend District Attorney Harry Wells. Harry hired Reno to work undercover, exposing corrupt police officers. In a meeting with Harry Wells and Bay City Police Lieutenant Donald 'Dutch' Dixon, Reno explains he has enough evidence to press charges of murder and robbery against Dixon's partner Buzzy Burrell. Not wanting to be implicated in any crimes, Burrell and Dixon break convicted murderer Hogg Adams from prison in order to kill Raines. Later that night, Hogg busts into Reno's hotel room, aiming for Reno, but shooting his fiancé, Valerie Prentice, instead. Hogg flees the hotel and Burrell is seen rushing in to make sure Reno is dead. Dixon arrives moments afterward and kills Burrell with Reno's weapon.

Framed for the murder of Officer Burrell, Reno Raines goes on the run. Dixon sends professional bounty hunter Bobby Sixkiller after him, but Reno instead saves his life and gains his trust. Bobby realizes that some things were not right with Dixon. Reno then works as a bounty hunter alongside Sixkiller and his sister Cheyenne (Kathleen Kinmont), while searching for Hogg's brother Hound Adams, the one person who can clear his name and bring down Dixon — a witness who, fearing for his own life, will only come forward if Reno kills Dixon, something which he is unwilling to do.

Using the alias "Vince Black", Reno travels the country to look for bounties, which Bobby turns in for a percentage of the reward money (knowing that Reno would be arrested if he attempts to turn the criminals in himself). He also helps people at the same time and proves the innocence of those he believes to be innocent. On many occasions, law-enforcement officers (and other people) learn who Reno really is, but never turn him in once they trust and believe him. Eventually, Dixon becomes a US Federal Marshal, giving him the ability to chase Reno with federal assistance.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2 3 4 5
Lorenzo Lamas Reno Raines / Vince Black * * * * *
Branscombe Richmond Bobby Sixkiller * * * * *
Kathleen Kinmont Cheyenne Phillips * * * *
Sandra Ferguson Sandy Carruthers *
Supporting/Recurring Cast 1 2 3 4 5
Stephen J. Cannell Lt. Donald "Dutch" Dixon * * * * *


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One September 14, 1992 May 17, 1993 22
Season Two September 18, 1993 May 9, 1994 22
Season Three September 12, 1994 May 8, 1995 22
Season Four September 11, 1995 April 28, 1996 22
USA Network
Season Five September 13, 1996 April 4, 1997 22


DVD Releases

Title Release Discs
Complete Series  (Region 1)
The Complete Series October 12, 2010 purchase 20
Season Sets  (Region 1)
Season One January 25, 2005 purchase 6
Seasons 2 & 3 August 22, 2006 purchase 6
The Complete First Season January 19, 2010 purchase 4
The Complete Second Season September 14, 2010 purchase 4

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