TV Series | | Western
Shane works for the Starett family, a young widow, her son, and her aging father-in-law, protecting them against the anti-sodbuster rancher Ryker and other perils plaguing the Old West.
The show was short lived, mainly due to its competition. It was shown on Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time, directly opposite The Jackie Gleason Show, then the fifth most popular show on television. It was cancelled at mid season, with its last broadcast on New Year's Eve 1966. For some reason, the family name of Starett was spelled with one R, instead of with two R's, as it was in the movie and source novel.