Trackdown: Starring Robert Culp
Trackdown was a television western that aired on CBS television for two seasons from October 4, 1957 - September 23, 1959. There were 70 half hour episodes.
It starred Robert Culp as Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman.
Originally sold to the network as a western Dragnet, Trackdown was a Four Star production and a spinoff of Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre.
Hoby was introduced in the episode "Badge of Honor."
For most of season one, Hoby travels around Texas investigating crimes and "tracking down" dangerous criminals. Later on Hoby becomes the acting sheriff of Porter, Texas.
In these episodes some other characters were introduced. Ellen Corby as newspaper editor and town founder Henrietta Porter, Peter Leeds as gambler and saloon owner Tenner Smith, Norman Leavitt as Deputy Ralph, James Griffith as the town barber Aaron Adams, Gail Kobe as Penny Adams and Addison Richards as Dr. Jay Calhoun.
The series was narrated by Ed Prentiss.