Walker, Texas Ranger

Walker, Texas Ranger is an American action crime television series created by Leslie Greif and Paul Haggis. It was inspired by the film Lone Wolf McQuade, with both this series and that film starring Chuck Norris as a member of the Texas Ranger Division.[3] The show aired on CBS in the spring of 1993, with the first season consisting of three pilot episodes. Eight full seasons followed with new episodes airing from September 25, 1993, to May 19, 2001, and reruns continuing on CBS until July 28, 2001.[4] It has been broadcast in over 100 countries and has since spawned a 2005 made-for-television movie entitled Trial By Fire. The movie ended on a cliffhanger, which was never resolved. DVD sets of all seasons have been released (with the three pilots packaged with the first regular season). At various times since 1997, reruns of the show have aired, in syndication, on the USA Network and Action in Canada. Reruns are currently seen on CBS Action, WGN America, INSP and Grit, 10 Bold, being part of Network Ten in Australia and now also airing on Charge!

Walker, Texas Ranger
Police procedural
Created byAlbert S. Ruddy
Leslie Greif
Paul Haggis
Christopher Canaan
StarringChuck Norris
Clarence Gilyard
Sheree J. Wilson
Noble Willingham
Nia Peeples
Judson Mills
Floyd Westerman
Jimmy Wlcek
Marco Sanchez
Theme music composerTirk Wilder
(Seasons 1, 2–8)
Jerrold Immel (Season 2, last used on "Tiger's Eye")
Opening theme"Eyes of the Ranger"
Performed by Chuck Norris (Mid-Seasons 2–8) on DVD (Mid-Seasons 3 (Ep. 12)–8)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons8
No. of episodes201 (not including TV movie)[1][2] (list of episodes)
Camera setupSingle-camera
Super 16mm
Running time42‒46 minutes
Production company(s)Cannon Television
Top Kick Productions
(seasons 1-5)
Norris Brothers Entertainment
(seasons 6-8)
The Ruddy/Greif Company
Columbia Pictures Television
CBS Productions
DistributorCBS Television Distribution
Original networkCBS
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Audio formatDolby Surround 2.0
Original releasePilot
April 21, 1993 (1993-04-21) – May 1, 1993 (1993-05-01)
September 25, 1993 (1993-09-25) 
May 19, 2001 (2001-05-19)

The series was noted for its moralistic style. The characters refrained from the use of drugs, and they participated in community service. Martial arts were displayed prominently as the primary tool of law enforcement and occasionally as a tool for Walker and company to reach out to the community.[5][6]


The show was initially developed by executive producer Allison Moore and supervising producer J. Michael Straczynski when the series was still being produced by Cannon Television. While Straczynski had to depart to get his new series Babylon 5 on the air, executive producer David Moessinger remained to finish developing the series. The show is centered on Sergeant Cordell Walker (Norris), a Dallas–Fort Worth–based member of the Texas Rangers, a state-level bureau of investigation.[7] Walker was raised by his paternal uncle, a Native American named Ray Firewalker (Floyd Red Crow Westerman, pilot episode, Season 1; Apesanahkwat, Season 2). The surname being, possibly, a nod to the 1986 Norris film, Firewalker. Cordell, prior to joining the Rangers, served in the Marines' elite recon unit during the Vietnam War. Both Cordell and Uncle Ray share the values characteristic of Wild West sheriffs.[8]

His partner and best friend is James "Jimmy" Trivette (Clarence Gilyard), a former Dallas Cowboys player, "Go Long Trivette", who takes a more modern approach.[9] Walker's young partner grew up in Baltimore and used football as his ticket to college education. He was dropped from the team after he tore up his shoulder in a major game, which led to his career in the Rangers (often making references to watching the Lone Ranger and how C.D. Parker mentored him as a rookie officer). Trivette also works inside the office using computers and cellular phones to collate information of the people who have been taken into custody.

Walker also works closely with (and shares a mutual attraction to) Alexandra "Alex" Cahill (Sheree J. Wilson), a Tarrant County Assistant District Attorney, who on occasion puts up a frown if Walker does not obtain results in time. He also gets advice on cases from C.D. Parker (Gailard Sartain, pilot season; Noble Willingham, Seasons 1–7), a veteran Ranger (later inducted into the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame) who worked with Walker (and is the only character on the show to address Walker by his first name Cordell on a regular basis) until retiring to operate a small restaurant and bar called "CD's Bar and Grill", a restaurant widely known in the series for its chili. In Season 7, two rookie Texas Rangers, Sydney Cooke (Nia Peeples), and Francis Gage (Judson Mills), are assigned under Walker and Trivette's command.

The series was well known during its run for its product placement deal with Chrysler, especially its Dodge division. After Walker used a GMC Sierra during the first season, he switched to the Dodge Ram (which at the start of the second season was completely redesigned for 1994), which would be advertised during commercial breaks. Other members of the cast often used other Chrysler vehicles, while villains would drive vehicles from General Motors or Ford Motor Company. This was not unlike The Andy Griffith Show, which exclusively used Ford vehicles due to a sponsorship deal with Andy Griffith. Coincidentally, the show ended just as Dodge was getting ready to redesign the Ram again for the 2002 model year. However the 2006 Dodge Ram SRT-10 was used in the movie Trial by Fire, driven by Walker.


SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
Pilot season3April 21, 1993May 1, 1993
123September 25, 1993May 21, 1994
225September 24, 1994May 13, 1995
326September 23, 1995May 18, 1996
427September 21, 1996May 17, 1997
525September 27, 1997May 16, 1998
623September 26, 1998May 22, 1999
725September 25, 1999May 20, 2000
824October 7, 2000May 19, 2001
Television filmOctober 16, 2005 (2005-10-16)

Cast and characters

NamePortrayed byOccupationSeasons
Pilot 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Cordell WalkerChuck NorrisTexas Ranger
James TrivetteClarence GilyardTexas RangerMain
Alexandra CahillSheree J. WilsonAssistant District AttorneyMain
CD ParkerGailard Sartainformer Texas Ranger, bar ownerMain
Noble WillinghamMain
Raymond FirewalkerFloyd WestermanWalker's uncleMain
Trent MalloyJimmy Wlcekkarate instructor, private detectiveRecurringMain
Carlos SandovalMarco Sanchezpolice detectiveRecurringMain
Francis GageJudson MillsTexas RangerMain
Sydney CookeNia PeeplesTexas RangerMain

Main characters

  • Chuck Norris as Texas Ranger Sergeant Cordell Walker, a former Marine and a modern-day Ranger who believes in the Code of the Old West. He is a decorated Vietnam vet and a martial arts expert. He is the show's main protagonist. Appeared in all episodes.
  • Clarence Gilyard as Texas Ranger Sergeant James "Jimmy" Trivette, Walker's partner and best friend. A former professional football player for the Dallas Cowboys. Appeared in all but two episodes.
  • Sheree J. Wilson as Tarrant County Assistant D.A. Alexandra "Alex" Cahill, whom Walker dates for a few seasons and finally marries. Appeared in all but five episodes.
  • Noble Willingham (Gailard Sartain, pilot) as retired Texas Ranger Captain C.D. Parker, Walker's buddy and ex-partner who owns a bar-restaurant in Fort Worth, Texas, and is the only one to address Walker by his first name Cordell regularly. C.D regularly came out of retirement to assist Walker and Trivette. Appeared in 155 episodes.
  • Nia Peeples as Texas Ranger Sydney "Syd" Cooke, a rookie Ranger who joins Walker in Seasons 7 & 8. Appeared in 47 episodes.
  • Judson Mills as Texas Ranger Francis Gage, another rookie Ranger who joins Walker in Seasons 7 & 8. Appeared in 46 episodes.
  • Floyd Westerman (Apesanahkwat, Season 2) as Walker's paternal uncle Ray Firewalker (also known as Uncle Ray), who raised Cordell after his parents – John and Elizabeth Firewalker – were murdered. Ray disappeared at the end of Season 2 and is revealed to have died a few seasons later. Appeared in 14 episodes.

Supporting characters

  • Marco Sanchez as Detective Carlos Sandoval, a detective for Dallas PD. Best friend of Trent Malloy. Often teamed up with Walker and Trivette in cases. Appeared in 16 episodes.
  • Jimmy Wlcek as Trent Malloy, son of a pastor and former martial arts student of Walker. Black belt in Karate and runs both his own Dojo and Protection Agency. Often teamed up with Walker and Trivette in cases. Appeared in 13 episodes.
  • Cynthia Dorn as M.E. Mary Williams, a medical examiner in most of the murder cases that occurred on the show.
  • Vanessa Paul as Josie Martin. Ran 'H.O.P.E.' center created by Alex after a near-death experience. One of Alex's bridesmaids at Alex and Walker's wedding. Did not play a major role in her appearances.
  • Frank Salsedo as White Eagle, the spiritual leader of the Cherokee reservation Walker grew up on. Debuted during Season 3.
  • Rod Taylor as Gordon Cahill, the once-estranged father of Alex. Also an Attorney.
  • Eloy Casados as Sheriff Sam Coyote, the sheriff of the Cherokee reservation and a very good friend of Walker.
  • James Drury as Texas Ranger Captain Tom Price. He only appeared during the pilot season.
  • Peter Onorati as Sergeant Vincent Rosetti, a New York Police Sergeant with a strong New York accent and a little arrogance.
  • Terry Kiser as Charlie Brooks, a clumsy and fast-talking informant for Walker and Trivette.
  • Robert Fuller as Ranger Wade Harper, a retired El Paso Texas Ranger who came on board to work for Walker and Trivette.
  • Julia Nickson as Dr. Susan Lee


Nielsen ratings

The show was quite successful in the ratings throughout its run, ranking among the Top 30 programs from 1995 until 1999, and ranking in the Top 20 in both the 1995–1996 and 1998–1999 seasons.

  • 1993–1994: 11.7 rating, No. 41
  • 1994–1995: 11.2 rating, No. 41
  • 1995–1996: 12.3 rating, No. 18
  • 1996–1997: 11.0 rating, No. 24
  • 1997–1998: 14.4 million viewers, No. 21
  • 1998–1999: 14.4 million viewers, No. 15
  • 1999–2000: 12.2 million viewers, No. 34
  • 2000–2001: 10.3 million viewers, No. 62

Critical reception

In May 1994, television critic Doug Nye wrote "Television Critic Confesses a Love for 'Walker, Texas Ranger.'" He praised WTR, saying, "Chuck Norris is Walker, a character not unlike those he portrayed in such films as 'Missing in Action' and 'The Delta Force.' He's one of those old-fashioned heroes who believes in justice and fights evil because his code of honor says it's the right thing to do...'Walker, Texas Ranger' is the closest thing these days to an old-time Western. Chuck Norris and company have made Saturday nights at 9 on CBS the most entertaining since James Arness and 'Gunsmoke' occupied that time slot more than 20 years ago. For this critic, anyway."[10]

In October 1993, Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly gave the series a C+.[11]

Television critic Joe Queenan wrote "Touched By a Ranger", a semi-humorous roast of the series for TV Guide. He denounced WTR as "Boring and predictable...With plotlines that were old when James Arness was young, music that's basically a lethal fusion of the Batman and Mannix scores, acting that makes William Shatner seem like Leslie Howard, and dialogue that could stop The Dukes of Hazzard dead in its tracks, Walker Texas Ranger is a throwback to an innocent era when producers assumed that everybody watching television was dumb...I'm not sure they're even using a DP; it seems as if they just mount a camera on a tripod, and tell Chuck Norris to start kicking people's faces in for a solid hour...There's a lot of slow-motion during the fight scenes, so that you can see the predictably-incompetent drug-dealers getting kicked in the face from various angles; such is a bad idea, since Walker Texas Ranger already seems to be in slow-motion...Although the series is all but unwatchable, it does have one redeeming quality: Most of the episodes are scripted so that Chuck Norris doesn't need to talk much."

Home media

Paramount Pictures and CBS have both released all seasons on DVD in Region 1.[12] The Complete 1st Season contains the three pilot episodes and the first full season being labeled as just the first season. This has confused some fans, as the episodes are wrongly numbered. Seasons 1–6 have been released in regions 2–4.

On May 12, 2015, CBS DVD released Walker, Texas Ranger- The Complete Collection on DVD in Region 1.[13]

DVD name
Release dates
Region 1
Region 2
Region 4
The Complete 1st Season[14]26June 13, 2006October 2, 2006October 12, 2006
The Complete 2nd Season24January 23, 2007March 8, 2007April 12, 2007
The Complete 3rd Season26June 12, 2007December 4, 2007January 10, 2008
The Complete 4th Season26February 19. 2008May 28, 2008July 31, 2008
The Complete 5th Season25July 1, 2008October 21, 2008October 2, 2008
The Complete 6th Season23January 13, 2009February 19, 2009March 5, 2009
The Complete 7th Season25March 9, 2010N/AMarch 3, 2011[15]
The Complete Final Season24June 14, 2005N/AMarch 3, 2011[16]
Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire1N/AJanuary 2, 2007March 5, 2014[17]

Spin-offs and merchandise

Television movies

CBS broadcast the television movie Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire, produced by Paramount Network Television (now CBS Television Studios), on October 16, 2005. Chuck Norris, Sheree J. Wilson and Judson Mills reprised their roles, and Clarence Gilyard shot a cameo for the movie but was not featured due to the filming's conflict with a long-planned family vacation. To fill the void, Judson Mills, who was not in the original script, returned to reprise the role of Francis Gage. Nia Peeples, who played the role of Sydney Cooke for Seasons 7 and 8, was also not featured in Walker's return to prime-time television. The explanation given was that producers decided not to follow much of the original Walker Texas Ranger series, as to give the movie a fresh look. Even the show's original opening credits with the theme "Eyes of a Ranger" performed by Chuck Norris, was absent from the TV movie.

Although the return of Walker Texas Ranger did not garner the ratings CBS had hoped for, indications were that CBS was green-lighting future Walker Texas Ranger "movie of the week" projects. But as of spring 2006, both CBS and the Norris camp have been silent as to the future of the franchise, leaving many to wonder if it will return. Trial by Fire ended with Sheree J. Wilson's character the victim of a courthouse shooting, leaving many viewers to believe that there would be a follow-up movie.[18]

When they announced their fall 2006 prime-time schedule, CBS said that they would no longer be producing "Sunday Night Movie of the Week" projects, which severely impaired any hopes of Walker's return to television in the foreseeable future. On May 15, 2007, CBS announced its fall line-up, but this did not include the return of the "Sunday Night Movie of the Week." In June 2018, cast members Clarence Gilyard and Sheree J. Wilson expressed interest in reprising their roles in a potential revival of the series, particularly to address the cliffhanger at the end of the post-series film.[19]


Most episodes were based on true stories. A short-lived series, Sons of Thunder, featured recurring character Carlos Sandoval, who resigns from his post with the Dallas police and teams up with childhood friend Trent Malloy (a protégé of Walker's), to start a private investigation firm.[20]


In September 2019, it was announced that a reboot of the series titled Walker was in development at CBS Television Studios from writer Anna Fricke, with Texas native Jared Padalecki attached to star. Fricke and Padalecki are also set to executive produce the project alongside Dan Lin and Lindsey Libertore from their production company Rideback, as well as Dan Spilo of Industry Entertainment. The CW, home of Padalecki's long-running series Supernatural, emerged as a leading contender to air the series in addition to CBS, which aired the original series. Like the original, the reboot, in which Walker would get a female partner, will explore morality, family, and rediscovering our lost common ground. The longline reads:

"At the center of the series is Cordell Walker (Padalecki), a man finding his way back to his family while investigating crime in the state's most elite unit. Our broken widower and father of two returns home to Austin after being undercover for two years for a high profile case – only to discover that there's even more work to be done at home. In a nod to the original series, Walker and his new partner — one of the only women in Texas Rangers' history — are the modern day heroes our world needs, following their own moral code to fight for what's right, regardless of the rules."[21]

In October, it was announced that Walker had landed at The CW.[22]


Three Walker, Texas Ranger books, written by James Reasoner, were published by Berkley Publishing Group in 1999. The books are now out of print.

  • Walker, Texas Ranger (1998, ISBN 0-425-16815-8)
  • Hell's Half Acre (1999, ISBN 0-425-16972-3)
  • Siege on the Belle (1999, ISBN 0-425-17112-4)

In other media

The show has garnered a particular cult appreciation among Conan O'Brien fans, from one of his most popular segments called the "Walker Texas Ranger Lever". He explained since NBC had recently purchased Universal, he could now show clips from Walker Texas Ranger without having to pay any money. The joke was that he would pull a giant red lever, causing a random and comically awkward scene to play. Random scenes included Walker jumping out of a plane and punching a woman in the face, or being shot in the back while proposing, or Haley Joel Osment playing a boy who is first meeting the rest of Walker's friends, and suddenly interjects "Walker told me I have AIDS". Conan would go on to riff at the bizarre nature of the scene out of context. He did this primarily on Late Night With Conan O'Brien, which prompted the show's star, Chuck Norris in character as Walker, to make a surprise guest appearance by acting out a skit in parody of the action scenes from Walker, Texas Ranger.

Notable guest stars

ActorCharacterEpisode titleYear
Marshall R. Teague Orson Wade "One Riot, One Ranger" 1993
Harper Ridland "Payback" 1994
Randy Shrader "Codename: Dragonfly" 1996
Rudd Kilgore "Last of a Breed: Part 1"
"Last of a Breed: Part 2"
Lieutenant Tracton "Fight or Die" 1999
Emile Lavocat/Mills "Moon" Lavocat "The Final Showdown" 2001
Richard Norton Rollins "Storm Warning" 1993
Mercenary #1 "Standoff" 1995
Simms "Team Cherokee: Part 2" 1999
Tom Munger "Fight or Die"
Thug (uncredited) "Wedding Bells: Part 1" 2000
Frank Scanlon "The Avenging Angel"
Jonas Graves/ 'flashbacks', Long-Haired Desperado "The Final Showdown: Part 1"
"The Final Showdown: Part 2"
Luis GuzmánGomez"Storm Warning"1993
Judith Hoag Lainie Flanders "Family Matters"
Brian ThompsonLeo Cale
M.C. Gainey Tingley "She'll Do to Ride the River With"
Craig "The Bachelor Party" 2000
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn Merilee Summers "Right Man Wrong Time" 1994
Giovanni Ribisi Tony Kingston "Something in the Shadows: Part 1"
"Something in the Shadows: Part 2"
Tom Virtue Peter Needham
Tobey MaguireDuane Parsons"The Prodigal Son"
Carli ColemanGeorgia Douglas"Silk Dreams"
James MorrisonNed Travis"Mustangs"
Danica McKellar Laurie Maston "Stolen Lullaby"
Ray Wise Garrett Carlson
August Schellenberg Billy Gray Wolf "Rainbow Warrior"
"On Sacred Ground" 1995
Doris RobertsElaine Portugal"The Big Bingo Bamboozle"
William SmithSilas Quint"Final Justice"
Dirk BenedictBlair"Case Closed"
Robin SachsPhilippe Brouchard"Standoff"
Marshall ColtLt. Lee Corbin (his last acting role)"Whitewater: Part 1"
Andrew Divoff Carlos Darius "Deep Cover" 1995
Rudy Mendoza "Everyday Heroes" 1998
Alberto Cardoza "Winds of Change" 2000
Alex CordLarry Curtis"The Guardians"
Carlos Machado Himself "Rodeo" 1996
Officer No. 1 "Sons of Thunder" 1997
Orderly "Forgotten People"
Rodgers "Fight or Die" 1999
Clifton Collins Jr.Fito"El Coyote: Part 1"
"El Coyote: Part 2"
Anthony ZerbeJoey Galloway"Break In"
William LuckingCapt. Shankley"Break In"
Robert EnglundLyle Eckert"Deadline"
Richard ChavesSpecial Agent Samuel Mills"Deadline"
Keith SzarabajkaHendricks"Redemption"
Burt Young Jack Belmont "Lucky"
"Small Blessings" 1997
Max Martini Luke "A Silent Cry" 1996
Rod Taylor Gordon Cahill "Redemption"
"Texas vs. Cahill" 1997
"Wedding Bells: Part 1"
"Wedding Bells: Part 2"
Terry Kiser Charlie Brooks "Mayday"
"Last Hope"
Maxwell 'Iceman' Kronert "Iceman"
Marco SanchezDetective Carlos Sandoval"Sons of Thunder"-"Team Cherokee: Part 2"1997–1999
James WlcekTrent Malloy
Mila KunisPepper"Last Hope"1997
John AmosPastor Roscoe Jones"Sons of Thunder"
James Pickens Jr.Staff Sergeant Luther Parrish"The Fighting McClains"
Stephen QuadrosCorporal John Wesley 'JW' McClain"The Fighting McClains"
Haley Joel Osment Lucas Simms "Lucas: Part 1"
"Lucas: Part 2"
Mackenzie Phillips Ellen Simms
Gwen Verdon Maisie Whitman "Forgotten People"
"Mind Games" 1999
David Gallagher Chad Morgan "Brainchild" 1997
Paul Gleason Dr. Harold Payton
Randolph MantoothJames Lee Crown"Rainbow's End"
Dan LauriaSalvatore Matacio"A Father's Image"
Kyla PrattKyla Jarvis"The Neighborhood"
"Rowdy" Roddy Piper Cody "The Crusader" Conway "The Crusader" 1998
Randy Tallman TBD
Paul Winfield Pastor Roscoe Jones "The Soul of Winter"
Collin Raye Himself
Danny Trejo Joe Lopez "Circle of Life"
Jose Rodriguez "Rise to the Occasion" 1999
Lila McCann Kelly Wyman "Eyes of a Ranger" 1998
Michael Peterson Himself
Tobin BellKarl Storm"The Wedding: Part 1"
"The Wedding: Part 2"
RuPaulBob"Royal Heist"
Dean NorrisDeke Powell"War Cry"
Mike ConnorsJudge Arthur McSpadden"Code of the West"
Camilla BelleCindy Morgan"Code of the West"
Lee MajorsSheriff Bell"On the Border"
Mitch PileggiPaul Grady"Money Talks"
Deion Sanders Himself "Rise to the Occasion" 1999
"Special Witness"
Gary BuseyDonovan Riggs"Special Witness"
James RemarKeith Bolt"The Principal"
Judy HerreraRachel Falcon"Team Cherokee: Part 1"
"Team Cherokee: Part 2"
Michael GreyeyesBrian Falcon
Robert MirabalTall Bear
John SchneiderJacob Crossland"Jacob's Ladder"
Rex LinnLeland Stahl/Lester Stahl"Way of the Warrior"
Randy Savage Whitelaw Lundren "Fight or Die"
Frank Shamrock Dirk 'The Hammer' Savage
Lane SmithReverend Thornton Powers"Power Angels"
Scott WeingerBradley Roberts"Full Recovery"
Joe PennySonny Tantero"Suspicious Minds"
Dwight SchultzLloyd Allen"Safe House"
Frank Stallone B.J. Ronson,
Frank Bishop
"Tall Cotton"
"Saturday Night" 2001
Tammy Townsend Erika Carter "Justice Delayed" 2000
"The Final Showdown" 2001
David Keith Cliff Eagleton "The Day of Cleansing"[23] 2000
Sammo Hung Sammo Law
Deron McBee Luke Warley "Black Dragons"
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa Master Ko
Mako Edward Song
Byron Mann P.K. Song
Tzi MaGeneral Nimh"The General's Return"
Christopher B. DuncanDefense Attorney Lime"The Bachelor Party"
Joan JettDierdre Harris"Wedding Bells: Part 1"
Mark CubanGroomsmen"Wedding Bells: Part 1"
"Wedding Bells: Part 2"
Tom BosleyMinister
Ernest BorgnineEddie Ryan"The Avenging Angel"
Michael Ironside The Chairman "Winds of Change"
"Turning Point"
T.J. Thyne Wallace 'The Wizard' Slausen
Dionne WarwickDionne Berry"Faith"
Barbara MandrellNicole Foley"Showdown at Casa Diablo: Part 1"
Jeffrey Dean MorganJake Horbart"Child of Hope"
Robert Fuller Ranger Wade Harper "Matter of Principle"
"The Final Show/Down" 2001
Hulk Hogan Boomer Knight "Division Street"
Francis Capra Ace
Ryan BittleHarley"Reel Rangers"
Laura BaileyRoberta"Saturday Night"
Mercedes McNabHeather Preston"6 Hours"
Josh HollowayBen Wiley"Medieval Crimes"
StingGrangus"Unsafe Speed"
Carlos BernardRaoul 'Skull' Hidalgo"Without a Sound"
Mitchel Musso Josh Whitley "Trial by Fire" 2005
Selena Gomez Julie


The series began with Cannon Television, but after Cannon folded, CBS assumed production responsibilities and is currently the full owner for this series.[24] Other companies as listed below have also been involved with the series production and/or distribution.

Production companies
Amadea Film Productions TBD
Cannon Television (1993)
Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) TBD
Columbia Pictures Television (1993–2001)
Columbia TriStar Television (2001)
The Ruddy-Greif Company (1993–2001)
Top Kick Productions (1993–1998)
Norris Brothers Entertainment (1998–2005)
CBS Productions (1995–2001)
CBS Entertainment Productions (1993–1995)
CBS Broadcast International (1993–2008)
Columbia TriStar Television Distribution (1997–2001)
Columbia TriStar Domestic Television (2001–2002)
Mediaset, Canale 5 (1996) - Italy, TV (First TV)
Mediaset, Italia 1 (1997-2003) - Italy, TV (First TV)
Mediaset, Rete 4 (2002-2013) - Italy, TV (Reply)
Duel TV (2003-2006) - Italy, TV (Reply)
FX (2006-2011) - Italy, TV (Reply)
AXN (2009–present) - Italy, TV (Reply)
Mediaset, Iris (2015–present) - Italy, TV (Reply)
Paramount Home Entertainment (2006-TBD), Germany, DVD
Paramount Home Entertainment (2008, US, DVD, Season 5)
Sony Pictures Television (2002–present)
CBS Television Distribution (2008–present), DVDs and international
TF1 2004, France, TV
TV2 (2000–2006), Hungary, TV
UFA Film- und Fernseh GmbH 1993, Germany, all media

See also


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