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Brett Maverick

NBC (60 min.) Premiered: December 1, 1981 Last Aired: May possibly 4, 1982 Show Category: Drama Returning to the function that made him famous, James Garner is once again Bret Maverick. Long time Wild West gambler Maverick decides to settle down in the town of Sweetwater in the Arizona Territory at the Lazy Ace Ranch following winning the Red Ox Saloon in a poker game. Maverick’s adventures don’t end just due to the fact he has decided to put down roots. He ought to discover to co-exist with the townsfolk as the once Wild West is tamed by the arrival of civilization. Cancelled right after one year, NBC took the unusual step of rerunning episodes twice – once in the late 80s to assist fill time although a writer’s strike delayed new programming for the season, and again in 1994 to play off of publicity of the Mel Gibson theatrical “Maverick” movie remake.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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10 Responses to “Brett Maverick”

  1. Lupton2000 says:

    @carolcoh Doesn’t Warner own the show? We could email them and perhaps they could release it from their website (Iike the Yellow Rose of Texas).

  2. carolcoh says:

    For all those fans of this series…The people of the red envelopes is streaming this series on instant watch. It’s great and fun to see the episodes. I wish it would be put on a DVD to buy. Thanks for the upload.

  3. manny5442 says:

    @miketheshanmanmangan …I do remember seeing that episode. I was wondering if they would ever do that and right at the end of THAT episode…there was Brother Bart…trying to con Bret and not knowing it….lololol GREAT ending.

  4. icm1970 says:

    One of my favourites back in the day circa 1982. I agree with Miss Paddy Lee in that they cancelled this a little too early; should have been on for a couple of more years or so.

  5. hamtrak says:

    By 1980 James Garner was tired of doing Rockford and to appease NBC, agreed to do this instead,.

  6. jache77 says:

    thank you . maverick id not come here to lose!

  7. miketheshanmanmangan says:

    Ed Bruce not only co stared as the sheriff he did a great job on the theme of the 80,s remake which had the final show with both Jack kelley and James Garner reprising the 60,s Warner brothers show..

  8. jache77 says:

    good spin off in the 80′s!

  9. NLK88 says:

    i need a man to sex me up tonight hehe.

    umm LOL wierddddddDdd 56

  10. misspaddylee says:

    I don’t think the network gave this show a proper chance, or “Young Maverick” as well. Both were entertaining programs.

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