FOUR STAR TELEVISION PRODUCTIONS: A HISTORY, 1952-1989 (HARDCOVER EDITION) by Richard Irvin
The Big Valley, Burke’s Law, The Rifleman, Zane Grey Theatre – these are just a few of the iconic series produced by Four StarProductions. This book covers all of the series produced and/or syndicated byFour Star from 1952 to 1989 as well as the many pilots the company made butwere unable to sell. Topics include the first Western series created bylegendary film director Sam Peckinpah, the first detective series with a femalemain character, the first, and perhaps only, ninety-minute game show pilot, andthe one series that accounted for 70% of Four Star’s revenue in 1969.
Richard Irvin is the author of The Early Shows: A Reference Guide toNetwork and Syndicated Prime-Time Television Series from 1944 to 1949,Forgotten Laughs: An Episode Guide to 150 TV Sitcoms You Probably Never Saw,and Spinning Laughter: Profiles of 111 Proposed Comedy Spin-offs and Sequelsthat Never Became a Series – all from Bear Manor Media.