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THIS Is Why 'Bonanza' Was Actually Cancelled

Find out the real reasons why Bonanza was cancelled!

Bonanza was not only the longest-running TV western on NBC, but it was also the second longest-running western on U.S television, trailing right behind Gunsmoke. After 431 episodes, the series suddenly ended in 1973. Find out why this classic show came to an end in the video above...

After 14 seasons on air, the cast of Bonanza had to part ways with the western front and Ponderosa Ranch. The iconic show had even won three Emmy Awards, among others, during its run. Check out more on the series cancellation in the video above!

The Bonanza series was cancelled after 14 seasons

The Cast of Bonanza