The "Cheyenne" TV series aired between 1955 and 1963. There were seven seasons and 108 episodes. The series describes the life and adventures of former army scout Cheyenne Bodie after the end of the American Civil War.
"Cheyenne" achieved several firsts. It was the first hour-long western and the first show to last for more than one season with continuing characters. It was also the first original TV series to be made by a major Hollywood film studio. Warner Brothers, who produced the show, even recycled some old movie footage into "Cheyenne" to keep the costs down. The series aired in rotation with "Casablanca" and "Kings Row."
The lead character is named after the Cheyenne tribe who raised him after they killed his parents. Former sheriff Clint Walker played cowboy drifter Cheyenne Bodie. Walker reprised his role in "The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw" in 1991 and again in 1995 episode "Kung Fu: The Legend Continues."