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The Big Valley

Saturdays at 12 PM

eastern (on most MeTV stations)
Set in the late 1800s, 'The Big Valley' follows the Barkley family's Wild West adventures. Stern widow Victoria Barkley (Barbara Stanwyck) and her family brave bandits, horse thieves and land grabbers on their ranch in California's San Joaquin Valley. Linda Evans plays the only daughter, Audra, a bold tomboy who is able to look out for herself.

Next Airings

  • 12/5 12:00PMHunter's Moon
  • 12/12 12:00PMTop of the Stairs


Video: 'The Big Valley' turns 50!

It's the 50th anniversary of beloved Western 'The Big Valley'! Watch 'The Big Valley' Saturdays at 12 PM | 11 C.

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