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Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman (Robert Culp) serves as de facto sheriff in the Texas town of Porter. He’s a lawman of steely coolness, with an easy way about him—but when injustice strikes or criminals run amok, Gilman’s quick drawn and unflappable courage ensure that law and order will prevail in the Lone Star state.

Next Airings

  • 11/24 8:00AMFarrand Story
    "Hoby tracks the murderer of a married man who may have been ready to leave his wife for another woman."
  • 11/24 8:30AMRight of Way
    "A trigger-happy youth becomes involved in Gilman's murder investigation."
  • 12/1 8:00AMWitness
    "Gilman enters the deep wilderness in pursuit of the murderer of a shopkeeper."
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Episode Guide

Season 1
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  • Season 2

Ep 1: Marple Brothers

Hoby tracks the notorious Marple Brothers gang to Stockton, where they take women and children as hostages and hole up inside a church. Aired: 10/4/1957

Ep 2: Law in Lampasas

When a vengeful lynch mob mentality takes over a small Texas town, it falls to Ranger Hoby Gilman to see that justice prevails. Aired: 10/11/1957

Ep 3: San Saba Incident

En route to the state prison in Huntsville, Hoby discovers that he and his wagonload of prisoners, including a young woman convicted of manslaughter, are being tracked—through Indian territory. Aired: 10/18/1957

Ep 4: Eastern Texas

Uneasy questions arise as the Ranger investigates the robbery of a Texas Railroad office in Easton. Finding two dead bodies and a suspiciously dynamited safe, Hoby is stymied by a town that doesn't sit well with the dying station agent being suspected. Aired: 10/25/1957

Ep 5: Like Father

After capturing a dangerous bank robber, Hoby tries to show his wild teenage son the kind of vicious killer his father really was. Aired: 11/1/1957

Ep 6: Sweetwater Texas

Hoby comes across the remnants of a deadly stagecoach robbery with but one survivor—a baby. Finding a photograph and the name of a woman, Gilman leaves the infant with a doctor and sets off for Sweetwater. Aired: 11/8/1957

Ep 7: Alpine Texas

Sent to Alpine to investigate the death of a fellow Ranger, Hoby finds a cauldron of hostility and a fierce hatred for the Texas Rangers in a lawless town determined to drive him out. Aired: 11/15/1957

Ep 8: Self Defense

Sharpshooting Polly Webster tries to force her husband's killer into a showdown. Aired: 11/22/1957

Ep 9: End of an Outlaw

Gilman tries to prevent a bank robbery. Aired: 11/29/1957

Ep 10: Look for the Woman

Gilman's only link to an outlaw band: the sister of a gunman he killed. Aired: 12/6/1957

Ep 11: Town

Gilman, captured by outlaws, hatches a daring escape plan. Aired: 12/13/1957

Ep 12: Man and Money

Gilman poses as a bank robber to nab a thief. Aired: 12/27/1957

Ep 13: Reward

Gilman searches for a frightened murder witness. Aired: 1/3/1958

Ep 14: Farrand Story

Hoby tracks the murderer of a married man who may have been ready to leave his wife for another woman. Aired: 1/10/1958

Ep 15: Right of Way

A trigger-happy youth becomes involved in Gilman's murder investigation. Aired: 1/17/1958

Ep 16: Witness

Gilman enters the deep wilderness in pursuit of the murderer of a shopkeeper. Aired: 1/24/1958

Ep 17: Toll Road

A greedy landowner is murdered. Aired: 1/31/1958

Ep 18: Young Gun

A bank teller-turned-robber is Gilman's only link to an outlaw gang. Aired: 2/7/1958

Ep 19: Wedding

Hoby probes the mysterious death of a groom-to-be. Aired: 2/14/1958

Ep 20: Trail

An injured Gilman is charged with helping a criminal escape. Aired: 2/28/1958

Ep 21: Bounty Hunter

Hoby teams up with a bounty hunter named Josh Randall to locate a philandering husband. Steve McQueen guest stars as his bounty hunter alter ego from the series 'Wanted: Dead or Alive.' Aired: 3/7/1958

Ep 22: Judge

A judge is forced to preside over his son's trial. Aired: 3/14/1958

Ep 23: House

Gilman helps a blind girl search for her mother. Aired: 3/21/1958

Ep 24: Boy

Hoby has one witness to a young woman's murder: the victim's son. Aired: 3/28/1958

Ep 25: Pueblo Kid

A young gunslinger's reputation has his hometown terrified. Aired: 4/4/1958

Ep 26: Winter (aka Winter Boys)

Hoby's problem: keeping a key murder witness alive until trial. Aired: 4/11/1958

Ep 27: Mistake

Gilman isn't prepared for repercussions when he helps clear a suspected murderer. Aired: 4/18/1958

Ep 28: Deal

A boy becomes a pawn in an outlaw's robbery scheme. Aired: 4/25/1958

Ep 29: Jailbreak

A convicted murderer grabs three hostages in a desperate bid for freedom. Aired: 5/2/1958

Ep 30: End of the World

A town panics after a con man predicts a cosmic explosion. Aired: 5/9/1958

Ep 31: Brothers

Gilman must discover which identical twin is the real murder. Aired: 5/16/1958

Ep 32: Governor

Hoby tries to protect the governor from assassin. Aired: 5/23/1958

Ep 33: Killer Takes All

Gilman learns that a murdered gambler made an unusual wager before he was killed. Aired: 9/5/1958

Ep 34: Outlaw's Wife

Marriage to an outlaw makes Abigail Duke unwelcome in her hometown. Aired: 9/12/1958

Ep 35: Chinese Cowboy

Gilman tries to shield a Chinese laundry owner from a town bully. Aired: 9/19/1958

Ep 36: Setup

Gilman tries to crack a robbery suspect's seemingly foolproof alibi. Aired: 9/26/1958

Ep 37: Stone for Benny French

Gilman tries to shield his prisoner from a backwoodsman and his brood. Aired: 10/3/1958

Ep 38: Trapped

An outlaw, her wounded accomplice and a blinding snowstorm add up to danger for Gilman. Aired: 10/10/1958

Ep 39: Matter of Justice

It's Gilman vs. townspeople who are afraid outlaws will attack unless a prisoner is released from jail. Aired: 10/17/1958

Ep 40: Tenner Smith

Gilman's quarry: a gambler on the run from a group of angry cowhands. Aired: 10/24/1958

Ep 41: Avenger

Gilman's investigation of a payroll robbery is stymied when the chief suspect is murdered. Aired: 10/31/1958

Ep 42: Schoolteacher

A gunslinger puts a damper on a teacher's efforts to give his students a good education. Aired: 11/7/1958

Ep 43: Deadly Decoy

A corpse holds the key to an outlaw plot. Aired: 11/14/1958

Ep 44: Sunday's Child

Gilman is caught in a woman's struggle to keep her baby from its gunman father. Aired: 11/21/1958

Ep 45: Day Of Vengeance

Michael Landon guest stars as an ex-convict out to avenge his brother's death. Aired: 11/28/1958

Ep 46: Three-Legged Fox

A gang of elderly criminals sets out to prove that they haven't lost their touch. Aired: 12/5/1958

Ep 47: The Kid

Forced to gun down a teenage robbery suspect, Hoby must then face the wrath of angry townspeople. Aired: 12/12/1958

Ep 48: Guilt

The return of a convicted killer panics the three men who testified against him. Aired: 12/19/1958

Ep 49: Every Man a Witness

Gilman battles lynch-law justice to save a suspected murderer. Aired: 12/26/1958

Ep 50: McCallin's Daughter

A young girl alerts Gilman to an impending bank robbery. Aired: 1/2/1959

Ep 51: Bad Judgement

A murder witness agrees to testify—then his family is threatened. Aired: 1/28/1959

Ep 52: Terror

Gilman's quarry: a typhoid carrier. Aired: 2/4/1959

Ep 53: The Feud

Gilman steps in when a family feud threatens to erupt in bloodshed. Aired: 2/11/1959

Ep 54: Samaritan

Rita Moreno and Chill Wills guest star in a drama of survival. On a lonely trail, a killer menaces a wounded Gilman and his two companions. Aired: 2/18/1959

Ep 55: The Gang

A group of young saddle tramps overrun a town. Aired: 2/25/1959

Ep 56: The Threat

A crazed bomber threatens to blow up a bank if his demands for money are not met. Aired: 3/4/1959

Ep 57: Hard Lines

James Coburn plays a cowboy trying to overcome his cowardly past. Aired: 3/11/1959

Ep 58: Fear

Gilman's nerves are put to the test by a vengeful cowboy. Aired: 3/25/1959

Ep 59: Stranger in Town

Gilman tries to trace a threatening letter. Aired: 3/25/1959

Ep 60: Protector

Gilman stumbles upon a town that is a refuge for outlaws who pay rent to the sheriff. Aired: 4/1/1959

Ep 61: False Witness

Bethel Leslie plays Marcy, who provides a fresh lead in a murder case. Aired: 4/8/1959

Ep 62: The Trick

A vengeful ex-convict goes after the man whose testimony sent him to jail. Aired: 4/15/1959

Ep 63: The Eyes of Jerry Kelso

Gilman tries to unravel a murder mystery. Aired: 4/22/1959

Ep 64: Gift Horse

Gilman's deputy is duped by two ingenious crooks. Aired: 4/29/1959

Ep 65: The Vote

A confidence couple wangles money from women who want to help the suffragette movement. Aired: 5/6/1959

Ep 66: The Unwanted

Gilman is summoned when a religious group panics superstitious townspeople. Aired: 5/13/1959

Ep 67: Toss Up

A family quarrel threatens to erupt in violence. Aired: 5/20/1959

Ep 68: Back to Crawford

Gilman's joy is short-lived when his childhood sweetheart returns to town. Aired: 9/9/1959

Ep 69: Blind Alley

Gilman joins forces with a blind man bent on revenge. Aired: 9/16/1959

Ep 70: Quiet Night in Porter

A senile woman leads her son on a criminal rampage. Aired: 9/23/1959