(aka Cheyenne: Bronco and The Cheyenne Show: Bronco)
(1958 - 1962)
Ty Hardin as Bronco Layne
Produced by Warner Bros. and airing on ABC from 1958 to 1962, Bronco was a western series starring Ty Hardin.
When Clint Walker and Warner Bros. disagreed on contract terms for the western series Cheyenne (1955 - 1963) Clint Walker quit the show . At that point Ty Hardin was hired as a replacement for Walker, with a new character named Bronco Layne who traveled the West, encountering interesting historical characters like Wild Bill Hickok, Jesse James, President Theodore Roosevelt, and Billy the Kid .
For the first season with Ty Hardin, the show kept the name Cheyenne, but when Clint Walker returned he resumed the role of Cheyenne and Bronco was spun off as a series of its own, airing alternately with Cheyenne and another western series, Sugarfoot (1957 - 1961), starring Will Hutchins. Sugarfoot was canceled in 1961, and the two remaining programs, Cheyenne and Bronco, continued to air alternately as basically the same show, but with different main characters.
In one episode, Duel at Judas Basin, all three main characters appeared - Clint Walker as Cheyenne, Ty Hardin as Bronco, and Will Hutchins as Sugarfoot.