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The Big Valley

Monday - Saturday 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.

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Videos

Weekday Western Weather Report

Dawn Wells has your Summer of Me Western Weather Report. Weekdays on MeTV are always gorgeous, filled with your favorite Westerns every weekday starting at 12PM | 11C.

Weekday Westerns - Starting at 12P | 11C

Catch the Barkleys, Marshal Matt Dillon, the Cartwrights and the McCains weekdays on MeTV starting at 12P | 11C.

MeTV's Most Wanted Westerns

Listen up, greenhorn: 'round these parts the most wanted Westerns are seen Saturdays starting at 11AM | 10C.

The Big Valley - Weekdays at 12P | 11C

She's the first lady of the American frontier. Watch Barbara Stanwyck as Victoria Barkley on 'The Big Valley,' weekdays at 12P | 11C.

Quizzes

Can we guess your favorite TV show?

Let's see if we can find it out based on 10 simple questions.

2 Truths and a Lie

Show us how much you know about your favorite TV stars. Can you spot the lie among the truths?

Can you guess which network originally broadcast these TV shows?

Remember when there were only three TV networks to choose from?

Can you guess which classic TV shows these studios made?

Do you remember what came after the closing credits?

Which 1960s TV show has the highest rating on IMDb?

Does Andy, Gilligan, or Lucy have the higher rating?

Which classic TV mom is most like yours?

Is your mom more like a Carol Brady or Thelma Harper?

Can you guess the TV show based on a single frame?

How well do you pay attention to your favorite TV shows?

What '70s TV character are you based on your zodiac sign?

Are you more of a Fonzie, Hawkeye, Marcia or Kojak?

Which famous TV episodes were watched by more people?

Do you know which series finales had the higher ratings? The answers may surprise you!

Quiz: Which actor appeared in more episodes?

Who appeared more on your favorite TV shows? The answers may surprise you!

Can you guess the address for these TV characters?

Do you remember where your favorite TV families lived?

Which TV Show Came First?

Can you guess which show premiered first?

Which '60s TV Character are you based on your zodiac sign?

The stars have aligned to tell you which '60s TV character you resemble the most.

Quiz: Can you guess the show based on the episode title?

Do you know which show has an episode titled, "The Prince of Tomato Juice?"

Quiz: Which actor is taller?

You never really know how tall a celebrity is until you see them in person. Since we don't have that opportunity, we've made this quiz to figure out how tall our favorite actors are.  We give you two actors, and you guess which one towers over the other. Will you measure up to our high expectations? Take the quiz and find out.

Quiz: Which TV show lasted longer?

We give you two shows, you guess which one lasted more seasons. Some of these iconic shows definitely should have lasted longer.

Quiz: Can you guess which crime show featured this murder case?

Which show featured a murder that involved a kleptomaniac gorilla?

Quiz: Which show is this letter 'B' from?

We show you a letter 'B' from a title screen. You name the television series. Easy!

Can you guess which show this letter 'A' is from?

We show you a letter 'A' from a title screen. You name the television series. Easy!

Quiz: Which show had higher ratings?

We give you two shows, you guess which one had the higher ratings.

Which TV couple are you and your significant other?

Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Find out which classic TV couple you and your partner are most like.

Quiz: Can you name these opening credits?

It might be harder than you think to guess the show based on one shot of its opening credits.

Quiz: Can you complete these classic TV catchphrases?

Try and fill in the blank on these memorable sayings from favorite television shows. Using pictures only.

Quiz: Can you name the TV show by its Christmas scene?

Can you spot the classic television series by the Santas, trees and decorations on these screens?

Quiz: Which TV show served this meal?

We show you a spread of food. You name the television series. Try not to play on an empty stomach.

Quiz: Which TV show had more episodes?

Gunsmoke was on for two decades, but did it have more episodes than a soap opera on for 6 seasons? Take a quiz for the ultimate TV trivia buff!

Quiz: Do you know these actors' real names?

Not everyone is born with a perfect television name like Lucille Ball. See if you can pick the given name of some TV legends.

Can you guess the TV show by the episode description?

We give you the synopsis from the TV listings. You guess the TV show.

Can you guess the TV show by emoji only?

If you text, odds are you've sent an emoji. From showing your mood with a smiley face to blowing a kiss to your family, those little pictures come in handy when expressing yourself via text message. With hundreds of emojis to now choose from, the little pictures are a language unto themselves. So we described 11 classic television shows in emojis only. Can you name them?

Stories

Infographic: 50 TV stars for 50 states

Which television actor is from your state?

Here are the final resting places for these 11 television stars

Not every famous actor is buried in Hollywood.

8 television stars who were affected by the Red Scare and Hollywood blacklist

McCarthyism put a dent in many entertainment careers. Thankfully, most of these actors were able to overcome the Red Scare.

10 million-dollar facts about Lee Majors

Cowboy, bionic man, stunt stud — he is one major action star. Learn how he related to the Brady Bunch, Gladys Knight and college football.

Infographic: One iconic TV show for (almost) every American state

Wisconsin has 'Happy Days' and Wyoming has, er, 'The Virginian.' See which shows are emblematic of Kansas, Illinois and all the rest.

This artist turns classic TV sets into stunning dioramas

The pint-sized versions of these classic TV sets almost look too good to be true.

11 famous actors who appeared on both 'Gunsmoke' and 'The Big Valley'

Stars like Richard Dreyfuss, William Shatner and Adam West made surprising turns on the classic western series.

7 famous TV sets that were reused for other shows

Mayberry, Metropolis and 'Star Trek' have a lot more in common that you think.

R.I.P. George Kennedy

A veteran of westerns, cop drama and comedy, the actor won an Oscar in 1967.

15 TV Guide covers from the 1970s that will take you down memory lane

Do you remember these top TV moments of the '70s?

12 things you never knew about Barbara Stanwyck

Few have led so full a life. Learn fascinating facts about the actress' schooling, wigs, salary and friendships.

The hashtag #OppositeATVShow tries to rename your favorite shows

What would be the opposite name for your favorite TV show?

13 great Robert Loggia guest roles

Revisit a baker's dozen guest appearances, as both good guy and bad guy, made by the late Loggia over the decades.

Quentin Tarantino cites 'The Big Valley' and 'Bonanza' as inspirations behind his latest film

The director's new western was inspired by classic television. We're rounded up five episodes that serve as great examples.

5 great guest stars on 'The Big Valley'

Regis, Shatner, soul singers and famous comedians all took turns at playing dramatic cowboys on Barbara Stanwyck's family drama. Here are our favorite guest stars on the western.

11 awesome lunch boxes based on TV westerns

Yee-haw! We round up a herd of classic tin television show lunch boxes. From the very first licensed box to… well, you'll see.