Show Type: Drama
First Telecast: October 2, 1983
Last Telecast: August 3, 1990
Chance McKenzie..... Sam Elliott
Colleen Champion..... Cybill Shepherd
Roy Champion..... David Soul
Quisto Champion..... Edward Albert
Jeb Hollister..... Chuck Connors
Juliette Hollister..... Deborah Shelton
Grace McKenzie (1983)..... Susan Anspach
Luther Dillard..... Noah Beery, Jr.
Hoyt Coryell..... Ken Curtis
Whit Champion..... Tom Schanley
L.C. Champion..... Michelle Bennett
Caryn Cabrera..... Kerrie Keane
John Stronghart..... Will Sampson
Rose Hollister..... Jane Russell
This soap-opera style series was set on a huge, modern-day west Texas ranch. It had all the usual Texas soap-opera ingredients: lust, power, money, mysterious pasts and family entanglements. But it also had some no-so-usual things such as cattle drives and campfires.
The Yellow Rose, a 200,000 acre spread, had been built by the late Wade Champion, and now his children were fighting among themselves and against the world to keep it going. Wade's sons Roy and lawyer, Quisto, and his 29-year-old widow, Colleen, ran the ranch. Roy found himself fighting both family arch-enemy Jeb Hollister, who thought the ranch should belong to him, and his own passion for his beautiful young stepmother. Colleen, on the other hand, was drawn to Chance, a lanky stranger who arrived in the first episode and was the man with a past: he had served time for murder and was Wade's illegitimate son.
L.C. ("Love Child") was Colleen's 12-year-old daughter and Whit was Roy's sexually curious teenage son. Other cast members included: Grace, the sensual housekeeper; Dillard and Coryell, the ranch hands; Rose Hollister, Chance's long-lost mother and Jeb's daughter, Juliette.
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