Bring 'Em Back Alive (TV series)

Bring 'Em Back Alive

Main title
Created by George Schenck
Frank Cardea
Starring Bruce Boxleitner
Clyde Kusatsu
Cindy Morgan
Ron O'Neal
Composer(s) Arthur B. Rubinstein
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 17
Executive producer(s) Larry A. Thompson
Jay Bernstein
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Schenck/Cardea Productions
Thompson/Bernstein/Boxleitner Productions
Columbia Pictures Television
Original network CBS
Picture format Film
Audio format Monaural
Original release September 24, 1982 – May 31, 1983

Bring 'Em Back Alive is an adventure television series starring Bruce Boxleitner, Cindy Morgan, and Ron O'Neal. The series was shown in the United States from September 1982 to May 1983. Set in Singapore, it was one of several shows like Tales of the Gold Monkey to try to capture the success of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

The show was based on a 1930 book, Bring 'Em Back Alive, written by well-known big-game trapper Frank Buck. Buck appeared in several movies, including a 1932 adaptation of the book, and is remembered by serial fans as the star of Jungle Menace.

The television series lasted only 17 episodes before being cancelled because of low ratings. The show was scheduled against NBC's top-10 hit The A-Team, and ABC's top-30 hits Happy Days and Laverne and Shirley.

Original cast

Episode list

No. Title Director Writer Original Airdate
1 Bring 'Em Back Alive E.W. Swackhamer George Schenck, Frank Cardea, Tom Sawyer September 24, 1982
2 Seven Keys to Singapore Bob Kelljan Tom Sawyer September 28, 1982
3 There's One Born Every Minute Paul Krasny George Schenck, Frank Cardea October 5, 1982
4 The Reel World of Frank Buck Don Weis B. W. Sandefur October 12, 1982
5 The Pied Piper Mike Vejar Steve Kline, Arthur Weingarten October 19, 1982
6 The Warlord Bob Sweeney Billy Marks October 26, 1982
7 Thirty Hours Paul Krasny Juliet Law Packer November 16, 1982
8 Wilmer Bass and the Serengeti Kid Bruce Bilson B. W. Sandefur November 23, 1982
9 Escape From Kampoon Paul Krasny Tim Maschler November 30, 1982
10 The Best of Enemies Nicholas Sgarro Ira Steven Behr December 7, 1982
11 To Kill a Princess George McCowan B. W. Sandefur, Arthur Weingarten January 8, 1983
12 Bones of Contention Peter H. Hunt Tim Maschler January 15, 1983
13 A Switch in Time George McCowan Arthur Weingarten January 22, 1983
14 The Shadow Women of Chung Tai Peter H. Hunt B. W. Sandefur January 29, 1983
15 The Hostage Paul Krasny Steven Thornley February 12, 1983
16 Dead Run Reza Badiyi Tim Maschler February 19, 1983
17 Storm Warning Joel Oliansky Frank Cardea, George Schenck May 31, 1983

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