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The Six Million Dollar Man
The Six Million Dollar Man.jpg
Premiere pilot movie
March 7, 1973
January 18, 1974
Finale March 6, 1978
Based on the novel "Cyborg" by
Martin Caidin
Network/Provider ABC
Style 60-minute sci-fi action drama
Company Harve Bennett Productions (series),
Silverton Productions, Inc. (series),
Universal Television (movies & series)
Distributor MCA Television (until 1996)
Universal Television Enterprises (1996–1998)
Studios USA (1998–2002)
Universal Domestic Television (2002–2004)
NBCUniversal Television Distribution (2004–2021)
NBCUniversal Syndication Studios (2021– )
Seasons 5
Episodes 102 + 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: The 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: 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.



Actor Character Duration
Billed Cast 1 2 3 4 5
Lee Majors Col. Steve Austin * * * * *
Richard Anderson Oscar Goldman * * * * *
Alan Oppenheimer Dr. Rudy Wells o o o
Martin E. Brooks o * *
Orange/Red/o indicates a recurring or guest role during that season.
Dark Green indicates top billing during that season.


Title Network Airdate
The Six Million Dollar Man ABC March 7, 1973
Wine, Women and War ABC October 20, 1973
The Solid Gold Kidnapping ABC November 17, 1973


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One January 18, 1974 April 26, 1974 13
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 24
Season Five September 11, 1977 March 6, 1978 22


DVD Releases

Title Release Discs
Season Sets  (Region 1)
Pilot TV Movies and Season 1 November 29, 2011 purchase 6
Season 2 October 2, 2012 purchase 6
Season 3 February 19, 2013 purchase 6
Season 4 October 8, 2013 purchase 8
Season 5 February 18, 2014 purchase 6

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