The Six Million Dollar Man

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The Six Million Dollar Man
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Premiere pilot movie
March 7, 1973
January 18, 1974
Finale March 6, 1978
Network ABC
Style 60-minute sci-fi action drama
Company Harve Bennett Productions (series)
Silverton Productions, Inc. (series)
Universal Television (movies & series)
Seasons 5
Episodes 100 + 3 movies
Origin USA

The Six Million Dollar Man is a sci-fi drama that aired on ABC. It debuted with a pilot movie on the ABC Movie of the Week on March 7, 1973. Two sequel movies, The Six Million Dollar Man: Wine, Women and War and The Six Million Dollar Man: Solid Gold Kidnapping aired as The ABC Suspense Movie later that year, and the show was picked up as a midseason replacement due to their success.

The Six Million Dollar Man would produce a popular spin-off, The Bionic Woman starring Lindsay Wagner, beginning with a pilot, which aired as a two-part episode of the series. A second episode intended as a pilot, The Bionic Boy, fared much worse.

Over a decade after their respective series ended, Wagner and Lee Majors reunited in a trilogy of TV movies: The Return of the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman in 1987, Bionic Showdown in 1989 and, at last, Bionic Ever After? in 1994, in which the two cyborgs were finally married. Also, a short-lived remake of the original Bionic Woman aired on NBC in 2007.

The Six Million Dollar Man was produced by Harve Bennett Productions and Silverton Productions in association with Universal Television. NBCUniversal Television Distribution is the show's distributor.



Actor Character Duration
Billed Cast
Lee Majors Col. Steve Austin 1 2 3 4 5
Richard Anderson Oscar Goldman 1 2 3 4 5
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Alan Oppenheimer Dr. Rudy Wells 1 2
Martin E. Brooks 3 4 5


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One January 18, 1974 April 26, 1974 13 + 3 movies
Season Two September 13, 1974 April 27, 1975 22
Season Three September 14, 1975 March 7, 1976 21
Season Four September 19, 1976 March 13, 1977 23
Season Five September 11, 1977 March 6, 1978 21


DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
Pilot TV Movies and Season 1 November 29, 2011 6


Season 2 October 2, 2012 6


Season 3 February 19, 2013 6


Season 4 October 8, 2013 8


Season 5 February 18, 2014 6


External Sites