Country of origin United States
First episode date 5 October 1961
Number of episodes 26
Number of seasons 1
Original language(s) English
Final episode date 6 September 1962
|Written by Samuel A. PeeplesFrank Price|
Directed by Tay GarnettWilliam Witney
Starring J. Pat O'MalleyChill Wills
Cast John Derek, Richard Jaeckel, Chill Wills, Elizabeth Montgomery, J Pat O'Malley
Similar Outlaws, The Tall Man, Rawhide, Laramie, Gunsmoke
Frontier circus s1e25 the daring durandos
For the NBC program similarly named, see Frontier (1955 TV series).
- Frontier circus s1e25 the daring durandos
- Frontier circus s1e1 depths of fear
- Guest stars
- DVD release
Frontier Circus was an American Western television series about a traveling circus roaming the American West in the 1880s. Filmed by Revue Productions, the program aired on the CBS from October 5, 1961 until September 6, 1962.
Frontier circus s1e1 depths of fear
The show featured such veteran Western television and film performers as Chill Wills as "Colonel Kasey Thompson," John Derek as "Ben Travis," Richard Jaeckel as "Scout Tony Gentry," and J. Pat O'Malley as "Duffy". Characters Thompson and Travis were the owners of the Thompson/Travis traveling circus.
Frontier Circus ran opposite two ABC sitcoms, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet and The Donna Reed Show and another western series, The Outlaws on NBC, starring Barton MacLane and Don Collier. The difference between its plot and the plot of most standard Westerns may have led to its short run.
Timeless Media Group released the complete series on DVD in Region 1 on April 20, 2010.