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'''''The Troubleshooters''''' is an [[United States|American]] 26-segment half-hour adventure [[television]] series starring Keenan Wynn (1916–1986) as Kodiak and Bob Mathias (1930–2006) as Frank Dugan. The show aired on [[NBC]] from September 11, 1959, to April 10, 1960. Based on events at international construction sites,<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.tv.com/the-troubleshooters/show/10735/summary.html|title=The Troubleshooters|publisher=TV.com|accessdate=January 25, 2020}}</ref> the program was directed by Robert Altman (1925-2006) early in his career. It was the first series offered by United Artists Television.<ref>Alex McNeil, ''Total Television'' ([[New York City]]: Penguin Books, 1996), p. 866.</ref>​
 
'''''The Troubleshooters''''' is an [[United States|American]] 26-segment half-hour adventure [[television]] series starring Keenan Wynn (1916–1986) as Kodiak and Bob Mathias (1930–2006) as Frank Dugan. The show aired on [[NBC]] from September 11, 1959, to April 10, 1960. Based on events at international construction sites,<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.tv.com/the-troubleshooters/show/10735/summary.html|title=The Troubleshooters|publisher=TV.com|accessdate=January 25, 2020}}</ref> the program was directed by Robert Altman (1925-2006) early in his career. It was the first series offered by United Artists Television.<ref>Alex McNeil, ''Total Television'' ([[New York City]]: Penguin Books, 1996), p. 866.</ref>​
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The premiere episode "Liquid Death" introduced the supporting cast members, Chet Allen (1928-2011) as Slats, Roland "Bob" Harris as Jim, Bob Fortier as Scotty, and stunt actor Carey Loftin (1914–1997) as Skinner. Forrest Compton  also appeared in two episodes as Davis.<ref name=imdb>{{cite web|url=http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052519/|title=The Troubleshooters|publisher=Internet Movie Data Base|accessdate=January 25, 2020}}</ref>​
 
The premiere episode "Liquid Death" introduced the supporting cast members, Chet Allen (1928-2011) as Slats, Roland "Bob" Harris as Jim, Bob Fortier as Scotty, and stunt actor Carey Loftin (1914–1997) as Skinner. Forrest Compton  also appeared in two episodes as Davis.<ref name=imdb>{{cite web|url=http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052519/|title=The Troubleshooters|publisher=Internet Movie Data Base|accessdate=January 25, 2020}}</ref>​
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Guest stars included:​
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==Notable guest stars==
 
 
 
*Dabbs Greer as Lepage and [[Dennis Cross]] as Deputy Sheriff Morton in "The Law and the Profits" on September 18​.
 
*Dabbs Greer as Lepage and [[Dennis Cross]] as Deputy Sheriff Morton in "The Law and the Profits" on September 18​.
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*John Larch in "Gino" on October 23​.
 
*John Larch in "Gino" on October 23​.
 
*Werner Klemperer in "Tunnel to Yesterday" on December 4​.
 
*Werner Klemperer in "Tunnel to Yesterday" on December 4​.
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Other episodes in which the cast primarily appeared were "Pipeline," "Moment of Terror." "Trouble at the Orphanage," "The Mountain That Moved," "The Big Blaze," "The Town That Wouldn't Die," "Incident at Rain Mountain," "The Landmark," and "No Stone Unturned." The series finale is entitled "The Carnival."<ref name=imdb/>
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Other episodes in which the cast primarily appeared were "Pipeline," "Moment of Terror." "Trouble at the Orphanage," "The Mountain That Moved," "The Big Blaze," "The Town That Wouldn't Die," "Incident at Rain Mountain," "The Landmark," and "No Stone Unturned." The series finale is entitled "The Carnival."<ref name=imdb/>
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''The Troubleshooters'' ran at 8 pm Eastern Time on Friday after NBC's ''People Are Funny'' with Art Linkletter. Its network competition was the second half of ''Rawhide,'' and ''Walt Disney Presents.''<ref>1959-1960 American network television schedule.</ref>​
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''The Troubleshooters'' aired at 8 pm Eastern Time on Friday after NBC's ''People Are Funny'' with Art Linkletter. Its network competition was the second half of ''Rawhide'' on [[CBS]] and ''Walt Disney Presents'' on [[ABC]].''<ref>1959-1960 American network television schedule.</ref>​
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 18:18, 25 January 2020

The Troubleshooters is an American 26-segment half-hour adventure television series starring Keenan Wynn (1916–1986) as Kodiak and Bob Mathias (1930–2006) as Frank Dugan. The show aired on NBC from September 11, 1959, to April 10, 1960. Based on events at international construction sites,[1] the program was directed by Robert Altman (1925-2006) early in his career. It was the first series offered by United Artists Television.[2]

The premiere episode "Liquid Death" introduced the supporting cast members, Chet Allen (1928-2011) as Slats, Roland "Bob" Harris as Jim, Bob Fortier as Scotty, and stunt actor Carey Loftin (1914–1997) as Skinner. Forrest Compton also appeared in two episodes as Davis.[3]

Notable guest stars

  • Dabbs Greer as Lepage and Dennis Cross as Deputy Sheriff Morton in "The Law and the Profits" on September 18​.
  • Dan Blocker in the episode "Tiger Culhane" on October 9​.
  • Harry Townes as Verne Lewis in "Moment of Terror" on October 16​.
  • John Larch in "Gino" on October 23​.
  • Werner Klemperer in "Tunnel to Yesterday" on December 4​.

Other episodes in which the cast primarily appeared were "Pipeline," "Moment of Terror." "Trouble at the Orphanage," "The Mountain That Moved," "The Big Blaze," "The Town That Wouldn't Die," "Incident at Rain Mountain," "The Landmark," and "No Stone Unturned." The series finale is entitled "The Carnival."[3]

The Troubleshooters aired at 8 pm Eastern Time on Friday after NBC's People Are Funny with Art Linkletter. Its network competition was the second half of Rawhide on CBS and Walt Disney Presents on ABC.[4]

References

  1. The Troubleshooters. TV.com. Retrieved on January 25, 2020.
  2. Alex McNeil, Total Television (New York City: Penguin Books, 1996), p. 866.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Troubleshooters. Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved on January 25, 2020.
  4. 1959-1960 American network television schedule.

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