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Little House on the Prairie TV Show

Television Show Summary for Little House on the Prairie

Television Show Summary

This long-running 80's family TV drama, based on the 1930's series of "Little House" books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, followed the life of the Ingalls family on the midwest frontier.

Little House on the Prairie DVD

DVD Release Dates and Info for Little House on the Prairie Series

11/28/2006 - The Movies

TV Show Plot For Little House on the Prairie

The Little House on the Prairie Ingals family consisted of Charles, Caroline, Mary, Laura, Carrie and then Grace and the later adopted Albert, James and Cassandra. The family settles into a quaint small house on the banks of Plum Creek near the small town of Walnut Grove, Minnesota during the late 1800s.

Other characters of the Little House community of Walnut Grove include teacher Miss Beadle (succeeded by two other teachers, then Laura, then Etta Plum), Dr. Hiram Baker, Rev. Robert Alden, Mr. Hanson (of the Hanson lumber mill), and the well-to-do Olesons, owners of the local mercantile, and also the primary rivals of the Ingalls family (except the Oleson patriarch). Family friends include the Edwards family, the Garvey family and the Carters, who, in the final season, move into the Ingalls' little house.

Cast of Little House on the Prairie TV Show

Melissa Gilbert - Laura Elizabeth Ingalls Wilder
Michael Landon - Charles Philip Ingalls
Karen Grassle - Caroline Quiner Holbrook Ingalls
Sidney Greenbush - Carrie Ingalls
Lindsay Greenbush - Carrie Ingalls
Scottie MacGregor - Harriet Oleson
Richard Bull - Nelson "Nels" Oleson
Jonathan Gilbert - Willie Oleson
Melissa Sue Anderson - Mary Ingalls Kendall
Kevin Hagen - Dr. Hiram Baker
Alison Arngrim - Nellie Oleson Dalton
Matthew Laborteaux - Albert Quinn Ingalls

Trivia for the TV Show Little House on the Prairie

Michael Landon wrote one-third of the Little House on the Prairie episodes, and directed every other one.

Top 20 Ratings Info for Little House on the Prairie Series

1980-81 - 6th Season - Ranked #10
1981-82 - 7th Season - Ranked #25

80's TV Show Facts:

The TV Show Little House on the Prairie was televised from 09/01/1974 to 02/06/1984, on the NBC network.

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