‘Bonanza’: Can You Stream All of Legendary Show Online?

by Joe Rutland

With so many outlets for TV shows, fans of “Bonanza” might want to know where they can see all of the show’s episodes.

There was a time where a cable channel was showing them consistently. Nowadays, you don’t have a place to see all of them in one place, or at least on demand. Here’s the bottom line: At the time of writing, no, you are not able to see all “Bonanza” episodes.

Amazon, Sling, and Roku carry some seasons on their services. No reason is available as to why all of the classic TV western’s episodes aren’t on a channel.

For those looking for their “Bonanza” fix, though, here are your options.

Three Options Available For Watching ‘Bonanza’ Episodes

On Amazon, you can go over there and catch the first two seasons. On Sling, selected episodes from the second, fourth, and fifth seasons are available. Finally, over on Roku, selected episodes from the show’s first and second seasons are waiting for you.

It’s like putting together a jigsaw puzzle for you “Bonanza” fans. An episode here, part of a season there. The show remains popular, though, as new generations are introduced to Ben, Little Joe, Hoss, and Adam Cartwright.

“Bonanza” was on NBC for 14 seasons and 431 episodes. It is one of the most popular shows in American television history, ranked No. 43 in a 2002 list from “TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.” Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, and Pernell Roberts gained lots of attention from the show.

Dan Blocker Death Proved Too Much To Overcome For Show

Roberts left “Bonanza” after the 1964-65 season, appearing in 202 episodes. Attempts to replace Roberts’ spot would include having actors Barry Coe and Guy Williams, known for roles on “Zorro” and “Lost in Space,” be in episodes. It didn’t work out.

Other stars who found themselves as cast members on “Bonanza” included David Canary, Mitch Vogel, and Tim Matheson.

“Bonanza” suffered a huge loss when Dan Blocker died in May 1972 after gall bladder surgery. No one ever could fill his shoes and show producers just killed the character of Hoss Cartwright off the show.

Its last episode aired on NBC on Jan. 16, 1973. The lasting images of the Ponderosa and the Cartwrights remain indelible on the hearts of this show’s fans. Their legion is worldwide and it will continue to grow year after year.