The Hero (1966 TV Series)
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The Hero 1966 TV Series
The Hero
Created byLeonard Stern
StarringRichard Mulligan
Theme music composerJack Marshall
Composer(s)Jack Marshall
Country of originUnited States
Original English
Executive Leonard Stern
Daniel Melnick
Jay Sandrich
Running time30 minutes
Production Talent Associates
DistributorCBS Television Distribution
Warner Bros. Television (international distribution)
Original networkNBC

The Hero is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC on Thursday Night at 9:30pm from September 8, 1966 to January 5, 1967.[1] It was the first TV series for Richard Mulligan.


The series centered on Sam Garrett, the star of a fictional TV western series called Jed Clayton, U.S. Marshal.



No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"A Night to Remember to Forget"Robert Ellis MillerBill Idelson & Sam BobrickSeptember 8, 1966 (1966-09-08)
2"The Big Return of Little Eddie"TBALeonard Stern & Don HinkleySeptember 15, 1966 (1966-09-15)
3"Pardon Me, But Your Party's Showing"TBATBASeptember 22, 1966 (1966-09-22)
4"Curiosity Killed a Key"TBATBASeptember 29, 1966 (1966-09-29)
5"Rumble Without a Cause"TBATBAOctober 6, 1966 (1966-10-06)
6"The Kid's Revenge"TBATBAOctober 13, 1966 (1966-10-13)
7"The Matchmaker"TBATBAOctober 20, 1966 (1966-10-20)
8"The Day They Shot Sam Garret"TBATBANovember 3, 1966 (1966-11-03)
9"If You Loved Me, You'd Hate Me"TBATBANovember 10, 1966 (1966-11-10)
10"Universal Language"TBATBANovember 17, 1966 (1966-11-17)
11"I Wouldn't Wish It on a Dog"TBATBANovember 24, 1966 (1966-11-24)
12"The Truth Never Hurts...Much"TBATBADecember 1, 1966 (1966-12-01)
13"Who Needs a Friend in Need?"TBATBADecember 8, 1966 (1966-12-08)
14"I Have a Friend"William WiardJoseph C. Cavella & Carol CavellaDecember 15, 1966 (1966-12-15)
15"My Favorite Father"TBATBADecember 22, 1966 (1966-12-22)
16"The Terribly Talented Trayton Tyler Taylor"TBATBAJanuary 5, 1967 (1967-01-05)


  1. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 526. ISBN 0-345-45542-8.

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