Heartland (1989 TV series)

Heartland is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from March 20, 1989 until June 12, 1989. The series stars Brian Keith as an old-fashioned Nebraska farmer who moves in with his daughter (Courteney Cox), son-in-law (Richard Gilliland) and their family. Keith's real-life daughter Daisy Keith plays one of his grandchildren. The show was created by Don Reo, and was produced by Impact Zone Productions and Witt/Thomas Productions in association with Touchstone Television.

Heartland (1989 TV series)
Created byDon Reo
StarringBrian Keith
Richard Gilliland
Courteney Cox
Opening themeperformed by Dion DiMucci
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10 (list of episodes)
Production
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Impact Zone Productions
Witt/Thomas Productions
Touchstone Television
Release
Original networkCBS
Original releaseMarch 20 
June 12, 1989

Premise

An old-fashioned farmer, B. L. McCutcheon, loses his farm and has to move in with his daughter's family[1] in the fictional rural town of Pritchard, Nebraska.[2]

Cast

Episodes

Title Directed by Written by Air date
1"The Tornado"Terry HughesDon ReoMarch 20, 1989 (1989-03-20)
The Staffords refuse an offer from an agribusiness representative. A tornado hits the farm.
2"B.L. Moves Out"Terry HughesDon ReoMarch 27, 1989 (1989-03-27)
B.L. and Tom have a fight and B.L. runs from the house. Johnny goes skinny-dipping.
3"Johnny Goes to California"Steve ZuckermanDon ReoApril 3, 1989 (1989-04-03)
Johnny plans a road trip to California.
4"Gus Sees a Dead Guy"Steve ZuckermanDon ReoApril 10, 1989 (1989-04-10)
Gus sees his first dead body at a funeral. Johnny doesn't trust Kim's new boyfriend.
5"Girl Wrestler"Andy CadiffDon Reo & Judith D. AllisonApril 17, 1989 (1989-04-17)
Gus quits the wrestling team when a girl joins the team.
6"Life and Death"Steve ZuckermanDon ReoApril 24, 1989 (1989-04-24)
Casey thinks she is pregnant. Johnny goes deer hunting.
7"The Sky Is Falling"TBATBAMay 1, 1989 (1989-05-01)
One of the Staffords' sheep is killed when an airplane falls out of the sky.
8"The Dog Story"Zane BusbyDon Reo & Judith D. AllisonMay 8, 1989 (1989-05-08)
Johnny falls in love with a farmer's daughter.
9"No Place Like Home"Andy CadiffJulia NewtonMay 22, 1989 (1989-05-22)
Tom attends an auction. B.L. accompanies Kim on her trip to New York City to apply to Juilliard.
10"The Wild One"TBATBAJune 12, 1989 (1989-06-12)
Tom and B.L. have to share a bed when they go for a trip to Kansas. Johnny buys an old motorbike.

References

  1. TV Guide. "Heartland Cast and Details". TV Guide. Retrieved 2012-10-26.
  2. Vincent Terrace (2012-11-12). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010, 2nd edition. ISBN 9780786486410.
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