CTVA US Adventure - "Then Came Bronson" (MGM/NBC)(1969-70) starring Michael Parks

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Then Came Bronson (1969-70)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Cindy Rumbold, Rina Fox, Tom Alger
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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"Then Came Bronson" Web Page
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THEN CAME BRONSON
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television
for
NBC (Wednesdays 10:00 pm EST)
Executive Producer Herbert F. Solow
Produced by Robert H. Justman

US Road Adventure drama series 1969-70 pilot + 26 episodes x 60 min color
Starring
Michael Parks
as Jim Bronson

Premise:
The story of Jim Bronson, a young newspaperman who sets out on a cross-country
 quest by motorcycle to discover the meaning of life after his friend commits suicide.

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[00] THEN CAME BRONSON (2hr pilot TV Movie)
24March69 NBC
Produced by Robert H. Justman
Written by Deanne Bart Petticlerc
Directed by William A. Graham
music by George Duning
Starring: Michael Parks as Jim Bronson
guest stars
Bonnie Bedelia
Sheree North
Akim Tamiriff
Gary Merrill

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26 episodes
NBC Wednesdays 10:00 pm Eastern

[01] Then Came Bronson: THE RUNNER
17Sep69 NBC
written by Lionel E. Siegel
directed by Marvin Chomsky
Starring: Michael Parks as Jim Bronson
guest stars
Jack Klugman
Penny Marshall

[02] Then Came Bronson: THE OLD MOTORCYCLE FIASCO
24Sep69 NBC
written by Thomas Y. Drake & Jon Edward Manson
directed by Marvin Chomsky
Starring: Michael Parks as Jim Bronson

[03] Then Came Bronson: . . . A FAMINE WHERE ABUNDANCE GROWS
1Oct69 NBC
written by Frank B. Paris
directed by Jud Taylor
Starring: Michael Parks as Jim Bronson
guest star
Carol Rossen

[04] Then Came Bronson: THE CIRCLE OF TIME
8Oct69 NBC
written by Robert Malcolm Young
directed by Jud Taylor
Starring: Michael Parks as Jim Bronson
guest star
Elsa Lanchester

[05] Then Came Bronson: WHERE WILL THE TRUMPETS BE?
15Oct69 NBC
written by Robert Sabaroff
directed by Jud Taylor
Starring: Michael Parks as Jim Bronson
guest stars
Fernando Lamas
Jessica Walter

[06] Then Came Bronson: AMID SPLINTERS OF THE THUNDERBOLT
22Oct69 NBC
written by Donald G. Ingalls
directed by Marvin Chomsky
Starring: Michael Parks as Jim Bronson

[07] Then Came Bronson: THE 3:13 ARRIVES AT NOON
29Oct69 NBC
written by Lee Cronin
directed by Michael O'Herlihy
Starring: Michael Parks as Jim Bronson
guest star
Gloria Grahame as Charlene Braden

[08] Then Came Bronson: OLD TIGERS NEVER DIE -- THEY JUST RUN AWAY
5Nov69 NBC
written by Ed Adamson
directed by Robert L. Friend
Starring: Michael Parks as Jim Bronson

[09] Then Came Bronson: YOUR LOVE IS LIKE A DEMOLITION DERBY IN MY HEART
19Nov69 NBC
written by Thomas Y. Drake
directed by Jud Taylor
Starring: Michael Parks as Jim Bronson

[10] Then Came Bronson: TWO PERCENT OF NOTHING
26Nov69 NBC
written by D.C. Fontana
(formerly Gene Roddenberry's secretary
before she started selling her writing)
directed by Allen H. Miner
Starring: Michael Parks as Jim Bronson

[11] Then Came Bronson: ALL THE WORLD AND GOD
3Dec69 NBC
written by Gustave Field
directed by Jud Taylor
Starring: Michael Parks as Jim Bronson

[12] Then Came Bronson: A LONG TRIP TO YESTERDAY
10Dec69 NBC
Written by Robert L. Goodwin
Directed by Paul Stanley
Starring: Michael Parks as Jim Bronson

[13] Then Came Bronson: THE SPITBALL KID
17Dec79 NBC
adapted by Lionel E. Siegel from a story by Alfred Brenner
directed by Jud Taylor
Starring: Michael Parks as Jim Bronson

[14] Then Came Bronson: AGAINST A COLD BLANK WALL
24Dec69 NBC
written by Rik Vollaerts
directed by Louis Antonio (former actor Lou Antonio)
Starring: Michael Parks as Jim Bronson

[15] Then Came Bronson: SYBIL
31Dec69 NBC
written by Thomas Y. Drake from a story by Drake & Sidney Ellis
directed by Ralph Senensky
Starring: Michael Parks as Jim Bronson

1.16 [--] Then Came Bronson: A PICKIN' AN' A SINGIN'
14Jan70 NBC
Written by Charles A. McDaniel
Directed by Paul Stanley
Starring:
Michael Parks  (as Jim Bronson)
Guest Cast:
Michael Burns ........ Billy Mulavey
Skip Homeier ........ Johnny Dell
Jana Taylor ......... Betty
In Airzona, Bronson is drawn into a deceptive friendship with
guitar picker Billy Mulavey, his partner in a road house music
contest. Problems begin when the pair win top honors and the
attention of top disc jockey Johnny Dell, a wheeler dealer in the
local talent market. [TA]
Michael Parks sings:
"Big T Water", "Mountain High", "Summer Days"


[17] Then Came Bronson: THE GLEAM OF THE EAGLE MIND
21Jan70 NBC
written by Donald G. Ingalls
directed by Paul Stanley
Starring: Michael Parks as Jim Bronson
guest star
John Dehner

[18] Then Came Bronson: THAT UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY . . .
28Jan70 NBC
written by Ben Masselink
directed by Robert Totten
Starring: Michael Parks as Jim Bronson

[19] Then Came Bronson: LUCKY DAY
4Feb70 NBC
written by Lionel E. Siegel
from a story by Siegel & Arthur H. Singer
directed by Jud Taylor
Starring: Michael Parks as Jim Bronson

[20] Then Came Bronson: MATING DANCE FOR TENDER GRASS
11Feb70 NBC
written by Jack Morse
directed by Russell Mayberry
Starring: Michael Parks as Jim Bronson

[21] Then Came Bronson: THE MOUNTAIN
18Feb70 NBC
written by Meyer Dolinsky
directed by Roger Kay
Starring: Michael Parks as Jim Bronson
guest star
James Whitmore

1.22 [--] Then Came Bronson: STILL WATERS
25Feb70 NBC Wed
written by Ben Masselink & Robert Malcolm Young
from Young's short story with Teddi Sherman
directed by Corey Allen
Starring: Michael Parks as Jim Bronson
Guest cast:
John Colicos ................... Harve
Veronica Cartwright ........ Petey
Jean Allison ..................... June
Synopsis:
The California coastline provides the setting as Bronson joins a
small-town newspaperman in the agony of making a tough decision.
The man's editorial campaign against water pollution is driving
away advertisers. Stopping the crusade may cost him the respect of
his sensitive young daughter. Filmed near Monterey, California. [RF]

[23] Then Came Bronson: THE FOREST PRIMEVAL
4Mar70 NBC
written by Thomas Y. Drake & Jon Edward Manson
directed by Earl Bellamy
Starring: Michael Parks as Jim Bronson

[24] Then Came Bronson: THE NINETY-NINE MILE CIRCLE
11Mar70 or 18Mar70 NBC
written by Susan Harris & Lisabeth Hush
directed by Jud Taylor
Starring: Michael Parks as Jim Bronson

1.25 [--] Then Came Bronson: THE MARY 'R'
24Mar70 NBC Wed (rerun 19Aug70)
written by Marvin Walkenstein
directed by Paul Stanley
Starring: Michael Parks as Jim Bronson
Guest cast:
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ....... Herman
Beverly Garland ....... Beth
Bob Random ............ Carl
Gene Evans ............ Hank
Martin Walker ......... Skipper
Marcia Gelbart ........ Party Girl
Synopsis:
At a fishing village, Bronson walks into a family crisis involving his widowed
uncle and the man's anxiety-ridden son. The two are engaged in the hopeless task
of repairing an old fishing boat, which has become a security symbol for the boy
- and a block in the father's plans to remarry.
*Filmed in Monterey California. [RF]

[26] Then Came Bronson: WHAT'S AN ARK WITHOUT CENTAURS?  (final episode)
1Apr70 NBC
written by Nancy Skiba
directed by Robert Butler
Starring: Michael Parks as Jim Bronson

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