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Five outlaws once roamed the U.S. Western territories. The leader and organizer was J. Wendell Summerhayes, while the other members were Brodie Hollister, Varges de la Cosa, Bannister Sparks, and Prometheus Jones. The five outlaws went straight and Summerhayes became the governor of California. The other four men became businessmen in the town of Wildside, CA, and form the "Chamber of Commerce." Brodie's son Sutton was raised in the East by Brodie's wife but traveled to Wildside to be with his father. Although Wildside is normally peaceful, trouble inevitably arises either when criminals come to town or when Summerhayes appeal to his former gang members for help. When their services are needed, the five men don their weapons and go on a "hunting party" to deal with the problem.
The series was produced by Walt Disney Television and although it featured several shootouts and fistfights per episode, there were very few on-screen deaths. Much of the violence was presented in a stylized and bloodless manner, similar to The A-Team.
|Brodie Hollister, expert marksman. Works as a horse breeder and trainer||William Smith|
|Sutton Hollister, also an expert marksman and learned fencing at an Eastern college. Works with his father raising horses||J. Eddie Peck|
|Vardes de la Cosa, expert with throwing weapons, favors bolos and knives. Works as a gun salesman, although he despises them personally||John D'Aquino|
|Bannister Sparks, demolitions expert. Runs a mercantile business||Howard Rollins|
|Prometheus Jones, extremely strong and expert with a lasso. Works as the town veterinarian||Terry Funk|
|Cally Oaks, editor of the Wildside newspaper, attracted to Sutton Hollister||Meg Ryan|
|Governor J.W. Summerhayes, governor of California||Sandy McPeak|
|Alice Freeze the young and attractive town mortician. Romantically interested in Varges, and intrigued by death.||Robin Hoff|
|Skillet, the long-suffering chef at the town's restaurant.||Timothy Scott|
|Elliot Throgmorton, Cally Oaks' assistant editor.||Kurt Fuller|
|Zeke, a local boy.||Jason Hervey|
Reception and cancellation
Wildside was aired as a mid-season replacement and put on Thursday nights against the popular The Cosby Show. Due to low ratings, the series was canceled after one month.
|"Well-Known Secert" (pilot episode)||March 21, 1985||1|
|A Confederate general and his men tear up California towns looking for a hidden cache of Union gold.|
|"Delinquency of a Miner"||March 28, 1985||2|
|The villainous Pike advertises for miners and then forces them to slave for him.|
|"The Crimea of the Century"||April 4, 1985||3|
|A rogue brigade of British cavalry come to Wildside to drive out farmers so they can obtain their oil rights.|
|"Don't Keep the Home Fires Burning"||April 11, 1985||4|
|An arson gang arrives in Wildside and attempts to set the town afire if their "insurance" isn't paid.|
|"Buffalo Who?"||April 18, 1985||5|
|Buffalo Bill and his Traveling Show arrive in Wildside, but it's a ploy by imposters to assassinate the visiting Spanish ambassador.|
|"Until the Fat Lady Sings"||April 25, 1985||6|
|A gunfighter who Brodie crippled comes to Wildside seeking revenge, and has designed a machine pistol to dispose of his enemy.|
|This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The article or pieces of the original article was at Wildside (U.S. TV series). The list of authors can be seen in the . As with Disney Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the GNU Free Documentation License.|
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