Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 6
Original network NBC
Final episode date 15 September 1960
Number of seasons 1
Cast Jason Evers
Starring Jason Evers
No. of seasons 1
Running time 30 minutes
First episode date 4 August 1960
Number of episodes 6
|Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement In Electronic Camerawork|
Wrangler is an American Western television series starring Jason Evers that aired on the NBC television network from August 4 to September 15, 1960.
In Wrangler, Evers played Pitcairn, a wrangler who roamed the Old West, finding adventures along the way. However, Wrangler did not have much of a chance to find adventure because the series lasted only for six episodes. It was a summer replacement series for The Ford Show Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford, but did not garner high enough ratings to become a full-fledged series.
"Wrangler" stood out among westerns chiefly because it was the first of its genre to be videotaped rather than filmed. It earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Electronic Camerawork in 1961.
Guest stars included Tyler McVey in the episode "Incident at the Bar M." UCLA has preserved that episode in its Film and Television Archive.
Three years after Wrangler, Evers landed the lead in the 26-episode ABC drama Channing, set on a fictitious college campus.