Written by Robert Towne
Composer(s) Rudy Schrager
First episode date 11 September 1962
Number of episodes 34
Genre Anthology drama
Starring Lloyd Bridges
Country of origin United States
Final episode date 28 May 1963
Number of seasons 1
|Directed by John Cassavetes
Don Taylor (actor)
Cast Lloyd Bridges, Jeff Bridges
Similar The Dick Powell Show, The Millionaire, Bus Stop, The Barbara Stanwyck, Four Star Playhouse
The Lloyd Bridges Show is an American anthology drama series produced by Aaron Spelling, which aired on CBS from September 11, 1962 to May 28, 1963, starring and hosted by Lloyd Bridges.
In the first fourteen episodes, from September to January, Bridges played the author Adam Shepherd who was transformed into the main character of each episode. In January, the program, considered in retrospect to have been highly innovative, became a straightforward anthology with Bridges hosting each episode, much as Ronald Reagan had done with the General Electric Theater and Jane Wyman had prevailed with Jane Wyman Presents. The program featured Bridges's sons, Jeff and Beau Bridges, in occasional guest-starring roles.
The premiere episode is entitled "Wheresoever I Enter". "A Pair of Boots" casts Bridges as a Confederate whose truce with the Union Army is threatened by a southern soldier's desire to reclaim a pair of shoes stolen by a northerner. Co-stars in the episode are son Beau Bridges. Royal Dano, and Seymour Cassel. In the episode "My Daddy Can Beat Your Daddy", authored by Robert Towne, the screenwriter of Chinatown, Bridges plays an aging boxer fighting a match against his own son. Co-stars in the segment are son Jeff Bridges, Gary Lockwood, and Mary Murphy.
The Lloyd Bridges Show, a Four Star production, aired on Tuesday at 8 p.m. Eastern time; summer rebroadcasts aired from June to September 3, 1963. The series aired opposite the first season of ABC's military drama Combat!, starring Rick Jason and Vic Morrow, and the last season of NBC's western series Laramie starring John Smith, Robert Fuller, and Spring Byington. It followed rebroadcasts of the half-hour version of CBS's Gunsmoke under the title Marshal Dillon, starring James Arness.
Notable guest stars
Other guest stars included: