Walker, Texas Ranger was an American television western/police drama that aired on CBS with three pilot episodes followed by eight full seasons, from April 21, 1993 to May 19, 2001, was broadcast in over 100 countries, and has since spawned a spinoff series Sons of Thunder, crossover episodes with Marshal Law and a made-for-tv movie.
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The show was known for its moral values. For example, the characters refrained from the use of drugs, and they participated in community service. Martial arts were shown prominently as the primary tool of law enforcement and occasionally as a tool for Walker and company to reach out to the community.
The show has gained a following for its camp appeal, thanks largely to its improbable combination of martial arts and modern Western genres, and to the resurgent popularity of its star, Chuck Norris.
- Chuck Norris as Cordell Walker
- Clarence Gilyard Jr. as James Trivette
- Sheree J. Wilson as Alexandra Cahill
- Noble Willingham as C.D. Parker
- Red Crow Westerman as Uncle Ray Firewalker
- Nia Peeples as Sydney Cooke
- Marco Sanchez as Carlos Sandoval
- Carey Scott as Wes Tyson
- James Wlcek as Trent Malloy
- Frank Salsedo as White Eagle
- Eloy Casados as Sheriff Sam Coyote
Beginning in 1997, reruns of the show entered syndication, USA Network was the first channel to acquire Walker, Texas Ranger in 1997, Showcase Action later acquired Walker, Texas Ranger, and then Hallmark Channel bought the show, Walker, Texas Ranger was removed from the Hallmark Channel lineup, and TV Land picked up Walker, Texas Ranger. Walker, Texas Ranger was removed from the TV Land lineup, and WGN America picked up Walker, Texas Ranger. When Walker, Texas Ranger aired on WGN America, the opening credits were truncated, and the theme song removed, and was replaced by the instrumental version, so they can make room for commercials. It is currently airing on getTV and iNSP.
DVD sets of the first, second, third, fourth, and final seasons have been released. It has yet to get a HD blu-ray release. Walmart is currently releasing new collection dvds.
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