Bret Maverick

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Bret Maverick is an American Western television series starring James Garner in the role that made him famous in the 1957 series created by Roy Huggins and titled Maverick: a professional poker player traveling alone year after year through the Old West from riverboat to saloon.wikipedia
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Bret Maverick is an American Western television series starring James Garner in the role that made him famous in the 1957 series created by Roy Huggins and titled Maverick: a professional poker player traveling alone year after year through the Old West from riverboat to saloon.
After the abrupt disappearance of Young Maverick two seasons earlier, an attempt to make a "Maverick" series without Garner, he returned to his earlier TV role in 1981 in the revival series Bret Maverick, but NBC unexpectedly canceled the show after only one season despite reasonably good ratings.

Ed Bruce

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Bret's business partner is Tom Guthrie (Ed Bruce), the town's former sheriff and co-owner of the Red Ox Saloon.
He also co-starred in the television series Bret Maverick with James Garner during the 1981-82 season.

Ramon Bieri

Also seen as series regulars are Richard Hamilton as Cy Whitaker, the aging but feisty foreman of Maverick's ranch; Ramon Bieri as prosperous local banker Elijah Crow; Darleen Carr as Mary Lou "M.L."
He co-starred on the short-lived 1981 TV series Bret Maverick with James Garner, as banker Elijah Crow.

Darleen Carr

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Also seen as series regulars are Richard Hamilton as Cy Whitaker, the aging but feisty foreman of Maverick's ranch; Ramon Bieri as prosperous local banker Elijah Crow; Darleen Carr as Mary Lou "M.L."
Carr also had recurring roles as Margaret Devlin in the western series The Oregon Trail (1977) and the editor, reporter and photographer of the town newspaper in the 1981–1982 television series Bret Maverick.

Richard Hamilton (actor)

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Also seen as series regulars are Richard Hamilton as Cy Whitaker, the aging but feisty foreman of Maverick's ranch; Ramon Bieri as prosperous local banker Elijah Crow; Darleen Carr as Mary Lou "M.L."
He acted in over 50 movie and TV roles, including playing Tommy Lee Jones' first partner in Men in Black, and a recurring role in the Bret Maverick 1981 television series.

The New Maverick

Almost two decades after the original Maverick series, and a few years after his appearance in the 1978 TV-movie The New Maverick, Bret Maverick has put down roots in the frontier community of Sweetwater, Arizona Territory where he's now the silent partner of the Red Ox saloon that he won in a card game.
Garner would later star in Bret Maverick, another attempt at a television series revival inspired by this TV-movie, for the 1981-82 season.

Maverick (TV series)

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Bret Maverick is an American Western television series starring James Garner in the role that made him famous in the 1957 series created by Roy Huggins and titled Maverick: a professional poker player traveling alone year after year through the Old West from riverboat to saloon. Jack Kelly, who had alternated the lead with Garner and later Roger Moore in the original 1957-62 Maverick series, had been slated to return as Bret's brother Bart Maverick in the second season, and briefly appeared at the very end of the only season.
Bret Maverick (1981–82) stars the 53-year-old as an older-but-no-wiser Bret.

Bret Maverick: The Lazy Ace

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The 2-hour first episode was eventually trimmed and repackaged as a TV movie for rerunning on local stations under the title Bret Maverick: The Lazy Ace.
Bret Maverick: The Lazy Ace is the 1981 2-hour pilot episode of the television series Bret Maverick, trimmed to a quicker pace and repackaged as a TV-movie for rerunning on local television stations.

Bret Maverick: Faith, Hope and Clarity

Additionally the series' only two-part episode was similarly repackaged as Bret Maverick: Faith, Hope and Clarity.
Bret Maverick: Faith, Hope, and Clarity starring James Garner is a two-part episode of the 1981-82 television series Bret Maverick edited together and released to local television stations as a TV-movie.

Stuart Margolin

Stuart Margolin ("Angel" on The Rockford Files) appears in a recurring role as crooked Native American Philo Sandeen; frequent Rockford Files bit player Jack Garner (James' brother) plays the role of Jack, the Red Ox's bespectacled bartender; and Luis Delgado (James Garner's longtime stand-in, and "Officer Billings" on Rockford) plays Red Ox employee Shifty Delgrado.
Margolin has directed TV shows since the early 1970s, including episodes of The Mary Tyler Moore Show; the 1976 western series Sara; The Love Boat; Magnum, P.I.; Bret Maverick; Quantum Leap; Wonder Woman and Northern Exposure.

Marj Dusay

Semi-regulars included Tommy Bush as the inept but friendly Deputy Sturgess, and Marj Dusay as Kate Hanrahan, the town's local madam.
In 1982, she appeared as Kate Hanrahan, a madam/con artist, in several episodes of Bret Maverick, in 1982-1983, she portrayed Beverly Tupperman in Square Pegs, and in 1979 she was Jennifer in Stop Susan Williams.

List of Maverick episodes

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Writer/producer Roy Huggins, original creator of the title character but otherwise unconnected with this series despite Garner's request that he come aboard mid-season, speculated that one reason the new show didn't quite work was that Maverick, traditionally a drifter, had settled down in one place.
James Garner (as Bret Maverick) is the sole star for the first seven episodes.

Jack Kelly (actor)

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Jack Kelly, who had alternated the lead with Garner and later Roger Moore in the original 1957-62 Maverick series, had been slated to return as Bret's brother Bart Maverick in the second season, and briefly appeared at the very end of the only season.
In 1978, he briefly appeared as Bart Maverick and was again paired with Garner in the TV-movie The New Maverick and in Garner's TV series Bret Maverick (1981; Kelly appeared momentarily at the end of the final episode of the show and would have become a regular had it been renewed).

Jack Garner

Stuart Margolin ("Angel" on The Rockford Files) appears in a recurring role as crooked Native American Philo Sandeen; frequent Rockford Files bit player Jack Garner (James' brother) plays the role of Jack, the Red Ox's bespectacled bartender; and Luis Delgado (James Garner's longtime stand-in, and "Officer Billings" on Rockford) plays Red Ox employee Shifty Delgrado.
Garner later appeared in Bret Maverick portraying Jack the Bartender from 1981 to 1982.

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Bret Maverick is an American Western television series starring James Garner in the role that made him famous in the 1957 series created by Roy Huggins and titled Maverick: a professional poker player traveling alone year after year through the Old West from riverboat to saloon.

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Bret Maverick is an American Western television series starring James Garner in the role that made him famous in the 1957 series created by Roy Huggins and titled Maverick: a professional poker player traveling alone year after year through the Old West from riverboat to saloon.

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Bret Maverick is an American Western television series starring James Garner in the role that made him famous in the 1957 series created by Roy Huggins and titled Maverick: a professional poker player traveling alone year after year through the Old West from riverboat to saloon.

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Bret Maverick is an American Western television series starring James Garner in the role that made him famous in the 1957 series created by Roy Huggins and titled Maverick: a professional poker player traveling alone year after year through the Old West from riverboat to saloon.

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Bret Maverick is an American Western television series starring James Garner in the role that made him famous in the 1957 series created by Roy Huggins and titled Maverick: a professional poker player traveling alone year after year through the Old West from riverboat to saloon.

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Bret Maverick is an American Western television series starring James Garner in the role that made him famous in the 1957 series created by Roy Huggins and titled Maverick: a professional poker player traveling alone year after year through the Old West from riverboat to saloon.

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Bret Maverick is an American Western television series starring James Garner in the role that made him famous in the 1957 series created by Roy Huggins and titled Maverick: a professional poker player traveling alone year after year through the Old West from riverboat to saloon.

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The series aired on NBC from December 1, 1981 to May 4, 1982.

Arizona Territory

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In this sequel series, Maverick has settled down in Sweetwater, Arizona Territory, where he owns a ranch (The Lazy Ace) and is co-owner of the town's saloon (The Red Ox).