Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (TV series)

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Genre Drama/Musical
Created by Based on the motion picture musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Starring Richard Dean Anderson
Drake Hogestyn
Peter Horton
Theme music composer Jimmy Webb
Gary S. Scott
Opening theme "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" performed by Phil Silas
Composer(s) Larry Cansler
Fred Werner
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 22
Executive producer(s) David Gerber
Producer(s) James H. Brown
Stephen Cragg
Richard Fielder
Running time 60 mins.
Production company(s) David Gerber Productions
Distributor MGM Television (1982, original)
Turner Entertainment (1986-1996)
Warner Bros. Television Distribution (1996-present)
Original network CBS
Original release September 19, 1982 – March 23, 1983

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is an American musical television series loosely based on the film, which ran on CBS from September 19, 1982 to March 23, 1983. [1]


The series told the adventures of a parentless family of rowdy brothers trying to run the family ranch in northern California. Into the chaos came feisty Hannah, who married Adam and took on the task of bringing order to the household. The series contained about one musical number per episode, written by notable songwriter Jimmy Webb. Despite a small but dedicated fan following, the series was cancelled after one season. It was created after the 1954 Hollywood film Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

Cast list

Episode list

Title Air date[1]
1"Pilot"September 19, 1982 (1982-09-19)
2"The Man in the White Hat"September 22, 1982 (1982-09-22)
3"Challenges"September 29, 1982 (1982-09-29)
4"I Love You Molly McGraw"October 6, 1982 (1982-10-06)
5"Gold Fever"October 13, 1982 (1982-10-13)
6"Daniel's Song"October 20, 1982 (1982-10-20)
7"A House Divided"October 27, 1982 (1982-10-27)
8"Rodeo"November 3, 1982 (1982-11-03)
9"Catch a Falling Star"November 10, 1982 (1982-11-10)
10"The Election"November 24, 1982 (1982-11-24)
11"Neighbors"December 8, 1982 (1982-12-08)
12"Dreams"December 15, 1982 (1982-12-15)
13"Christmas Song"December 22, 1982 (1982-12-22)
14"Heritage"December 29, 1982 (1982-12-29)
15"Promised Land"January 5, 1983 (1983-01-05)
16"The Killer"January 12, 1983 (1983-01-12)
17"Deadly High"January 26, 1983 (1983-01-26)
18"The Rescue"February 9, 1983 (1983-02-09)
19"Winter Roses"February 9, 1983 (1983-02-09)
20"Winner"March 2, 1983 (1983-03-02)
21"A Ring for Hannah"March 9, 1983 (1983-03-09)
22"Roundup"March 23, 1983 (1983-03-23)

Production notes

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers was executive produced by David Gerber for MGM Television and filmed on location at Murphys, California. The series' theme, "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers", was written by Jimmy Webb and performed by Phil Silas. The musical numbers were choreographed by Carl Jablonski. Michael J. Fox auditioned for this show, before auditioning successfully for Family Ties.


  • Josef Anderson
  • Leah Appet
  • Ira Steven Behr
  • Michael Brentwood
  • Elizabeth Clark
  • Paul L. Ehrmann
  • Richard Fielder
  • Sue Grafton
  • Steve Hayes
  • Marshall Herskovitz
  • Steven Humphrey
  • Paul Laurence
  • C.E. Lewis
  • Mitzi Marvin
  • Tim Maschler
  • Michael Petryni
  • Preston Ransone
  • Jud Scott
  • Joel Steiger
  • Joe Viola
  • Earl W. Wallace


Awards and nominations

Year Award Result Category Recipient
1983 Emmy Awards Nominated Outstanding Art Direction for a Series Hub Braden and Donald J. Remacle (For episode "The Rescue")[2]
1983 Young Artist Awards Nominated Best Young Actor in a New Television Series River Phoenix [3]
Nominated Best New Family Television Series [3]
1984 Won Best Young Actor in a Drama Series River Phoenix[4]


  1. 1 2 Brooks, Tim and Marsh, Earl, The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946 - Present, Balantine, New York, 2003.
  2. "Seven Brides For Seven Brothers Awards". Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  3. 1 2 "4th Youth In Film Awards". Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  4. "5th Youth In Film Awards". Retrieved 28 August 2014.

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