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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 Wells
Opening theme "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" performed by Phil Silas
Composer(s) Larry Cansler
Fred Werner
Country of origin  United States
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.
Original channel CBS
Original run 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.



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.

Cast list

Episode list

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

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 Wells and performed by Phil Silas. The musical numbers were choreographed by Carl Jablonski.



  • 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")
1983 Young Artist Awards Nominated Best Young Actor in a New Television Series River Phoenix
Nominated Best New Family Television Series
1984 Won Best Young Actor in a Drama Series River Phoenix


  • Brooks, Tim and Marsh, Earl, The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946 - Present, Balantine, New York, 2003.

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