A Peaceable Kingdom (1989– )

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A Peaceable Kingdom (TV Series 1989– )

Recently widowed Rebecca Cafferty accepts a job as managing director of the Los Angeles County Zoo. She and her three children, Dean, Courtney, and Sam, move into a house on the zoo grounds. Rebecca's brother, Dr. Jed McFadden, also works at the zoo. The kids try to adjust to their unorthodox surroundings while Rebecca deals with the demands of running the zoo and single parenthood.
USA
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Creators
Creator Tommy Lee Wallace
Creator Mark Waxman
Information
Release Date1989-09-19
Runtime
GenreDrama
Content Rating
Awards
CompanyVictoria Productions, Columbia Pictures Television
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish
Rebecca Caffertyas Rebecca Cafferty
Dr. Jed McFaddenas Dr. Jed McFadden
Dr. Bart Langleyas Dr. Bart Langley…
David Renan
David Renan
Ridgeas Ridge…
Courtneyas Courtney…
Sam Caffertyas Sam Cafferty…
Kate Galindoas Kate Galindo
Kathryn Spitz
Kathryn Spitz
Robinas Robin
Colleenas Colleen
Jerry Derslagas Jerry Derslag
Isabelleas Isabelle
Daniel Penningtonas Daniel Pennington
Michael Bond
Michael Bond
Cliff Jacksonas Cliff Jackson
Maggieas Maggie
Holly Butler
Holly Butler
Mrs Carsonas Mrs Carson

Peaceable Kingdom (TV series)

Peaceable Kingdom is an American family drama television series that aired on CBS from September 20 until November 15, 1989. The series was cancelled after only seven episodes (though twelve episodes were produced).


Overview

Peaceable Kingdom stars Lindsay Wagner as the recently hired managing director of the Los Angeles County Zoo, who was also recently widowed with three children. Her zoologist colleagues included Tom Wopat and David Ackroyd.

Perhaps due to scheduling competition from other networks (NBC's Top 20 hit Unsolved Mysteries and ABC's Top 30 hits Growing Pains and Head of the Class), Peaceable Kingdom was a ratings failure and CBS cancelled the series after seven episodes. The remaining episodes aired some years later in syndication.

Some scenes of the series was shot on location at San Diego Zoo and Los Angeles Zoo.


Cast

  • Lindsay Wagner as Rebecca Cafferty
  • Melissa Clayton as Courtney Cafferty
  • Michael Manasseri as Dean Cafferty
  • Victor Di Mattia as Sam Cafferty
  • David Ackroyd as Dr. Bartholomew Langley
  • Tom Wopat as Dr. Jed McFadden
  • Conchata Ferrell as Kate Galindo
  • David Renan as Sequoya Ridge
  • Kathryn Spitz as Robin

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Pilot"TBATBASeptember 20, 1989
2"Snakebite"TBATBASeptember 27, 1989
3"Bison"TBATBAOctober 4, 1989
4"Aardvark"TBATBAOctober 11, 1989
5"Reunion"TBATBANovember 1, 1989
6"Elephant"TBATBANovember 8, 1989
7"Symphony"TBATBANovember 15, 1989
8"Jaguar"TBATBAUNAIRED
9"Kitty"TBATBAUNAIRED
10"Lone Wolf"TBATBAUNAIRED
11"Chimp"TBATBAUNAIRED
12"Moonstruck"TBATBAUNAIRED