Country of origin
First episode date
13 September 1964
Ivan Goff Ben Roberts
No. of episodes
Final episode date
18 April 1965
Number of seasons
David Niven Charles Boyer Gig Young
"The Rogues", by Nelson Riddle
Nelson Riddle Joseph Mullendore
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievements In Entertainment
David Niven, Charles Boyer, Gig Young, Robert Coote, Gladys Cooper
Burke's Law, Four Star Playhouse, The Detectives, The Dick Powell Show, Dante
The Rogues is an American television series that appeared on NBC from September 13, 1964, to April 18, 1965, starring David Niven, Charles Boyer, and Gig Young as a related trio of former conmen who could, for the right price, be persuaded to trick a very wealthy and heinously unscrupulous mark. Although it won the 1964 Golden Globe award for Best Television Series, the show was cancelled after one season consisting of thirty episodes.
Niven and Boyer were two of the owners of Four Star Television, the show’s production company. Although sometimes appearing together, the three leads tended to rotate appearances as their schedules permitted, which meant that Young helmed more shows since he was less busy otherwise than Niven, who was still enjoying a career as a major movie leading man and had won the Academy Award for Best Actor only six years earlier, or Boyer. In the latter part of the season Larry Hagman was brought aboard to help fill in for Young, who had been the lead in most episodes. The only episode in which Niven and Boyer had more or less equally large roles was "Bless You, G. Carter Huntington," which also featured Young in a substantial capacity. Niven briefly appears in a number of episodes but only takes the lead in three because of his schedule constraints. Also lending continuity were the presences of Gladys Cooper and Robert Coote, who appeared as supporting players in most episodes. Guest appearances included Walter Matthau, Everett Sloane, Gia Scala, George Sanders, Broderick Crawford, Darren McGavin, Sally Kellerman, Tol Avery, Dina Merrill, Eddie Albert, Ida Lupino, Marie Windsor, Raquel Welch, Elsa Martinelli, and Telly Savalas.
Repeats of the series were aired on Me-TV during 2011-2012 and again in September 2014, and on Decades in March 2015.