Lonesome Dove (1989)

Lonesome Dove is a Western television miniseries based on Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. Starring Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones, Lonesome Dove was originally broadcast by CBS on February 5, 1989, drawing a huge viewing audience, earning numerous awards, and reviving both the television western and the miniseries. An estimated 26,000,000 homes tuned in to watch Lonesome Dove, unusually high numbers for a Western at that time. The western genre was considered dead by most people, as was the miniseries. By the show's end, it had earned huge ratings and virtually revamped the entire 1989–1990 television season. A favorite with audiences, as well as critics, Lonesome Dove garnered many honors and awards. At the 1989 Emmy Awards, the miniseries had 18 nominations and seven wins, including one for director Simon Wincer. Another miniseries of significantly lower TV ratings and less critical acclaim, War and Remembrance, won the Emmy for Outstanding Miniseries. Yet, Lonesome Dove found success later, when it won two Golden Globes, for Best Miniseries and Best Actor in a Miniseries. The film was deemed Program of the Year by the National Television Critics Association, as well as Outstanding Dramatic Achievement. It received the D.W. Griffith Award for Best Television Miniseries, and CBS was presented with a Peabody Award for Outstanding Achievement in Drama. In a 2003 TRIO Network Special, TRIO ranked Lonesome Dove third in a list of ten outstanding miniseries, beginning from the time the format was created.

Writing:
  • William D. Wittliff
  • Larry McMurtry
Seasons: 1
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  • Release Date: 1989-02-05
  • Views: 103
  • Country: US
  • Language: En
  • Runtime: 384

Robert Duvall

Augustus "Gus" McCrae

Tommy Lee Jones

Woodrow F. Call

Diane Lane

Lorena Wood Parker

Danny Glover

Joshua Deets

Glenne Headly

Elmira Boot Johnson

Chris Cooper

July Johnson

Anjelica Huston

Clara Forsythe Allen

William Sanderson

Lippy Jones

Robert Urich

Jake Spoon

Ricky Schroder

Newt Dobbs

Barry Corbin

Roscoe Brown

D. B. Sweeney

Dish Boggett

Timothy Scott

Pea Eye Parker
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