Gun Shy (TV series)

Gun Shy is an American sitcom that was shown on CBS from March 15 to April 19, 1983. The series, produced by Walt Disney Productions, was based on its popular comedy-western films The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975) and The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again (1979).

Gun Shy
Directed byPeter Baldwin
Marc Daniels
Alan Myerson
StarringBarry Van Dyke
Tim Thomerson
Keith Mitchell
Bridgette Andersen
Henry Jones
Geoffrey Lewis
Music byDennis McCarthy
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)William Robert Yates
Producer(s)Eric Cohen
Tom Leetch
Camera setupSingle camera
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Walt Disney Productions
Original networkCBS
Original releaseMarch 15 –
April 19, 1983


Set in 1869, a gambler (Van Dyke) wins two children (Mitchell and Andersen) in a poker game and moves to Quake City, California.[1]


US TV RatingsEdit

Season Episodes Start Date End Date Nielsen Rank Nielsen Rating Tied With
1982–83 6 March 15, 1983 April 19, 1983 83[2] N/A N/A


No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Western Velvet"TBATBAMarch 15, 1983 (1983-03-15)
Donovan wins a horse in a game of cards and gives it to his son, but he later finds out that the horse is a legendary racehorse.
2"Pardon Me Boy, Is That the Quake City Choo Choo?"TBATBAMarch 22, 1983 (1983-03-22)
Theodore and Amos are the two only people standing in the way of Quake City becoming a railroad stop.
3"What Do You Mean We, Amigo?"TBATBAMarch 29, 1983 (1983-03-29)
A legendary gunfighter (Lyle Waggoner) returns to Quake City.
4"You Gotta Know When to Hold 'Em"TBATBAApril 5, 1983 (1983-04-05)
Donavan challenges a card shark (Henry Polic II) who previously beat him to another game of cards.
5"Reading, Writing and Robbing"TBATBAApril 12, 1983 (1983-04-12)
A stagecoach is repeatedly ambushed by robbers.
6"Mail Order Mommy"TBATBAApril 19, 1983 (1983-04-19)
Amos' mail order bride (Delta Burke) thinks Donovan is the one for her.


  1. ^ "Gun Shy Cast and Details". TV Guide. Retrieved February 12, 2013.
  2. ^ Lina. "The TV Ratings Guide: 1982-83 Ratings History -- Soap Bubbles Rise, Several Veterans Part and NBC Renews Poorly Rated Masterpieces". Retrieved 1 April 2018.

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