Show Type: Western
First Telecast: February
August 14, 1974
February 1974 - August
1974, Wednesday 8:00-8:30 on ABC
Nightlinger..... Moses Gunn
Mrs. Annie Andersen.....
U.S. Marshal Bill
The Cowboys was a kind of teenage
Western in which seven young boys, aged 9 to 17 years, faced the trials of
growing into manhood while helping a widow run a ranch in the New Mexico Territory of the 1870's. The
ranch foreman, Jebediah Nightlinger, and the widow, Mrs. Andersen, were
around for adult supervision as the boys fought off teenage Comanches and
adult rustlers. The series was based on the novel by William Dale Jennings and
the movie starring John Wayne. Four of the boys in the series - Martinez,
Carradine, Kelly, and O'Brien - also appeared in the film.