“Home Is The Nicest Word There Is”
Little House on the Prairie is a legendary TV series that captivated audiences around the world. It is not only continues to be my favorite TV series, but we want to pay truibute to this series. The series was created by Michael Landon, and the show premiered in 1974 and ran for nine seasons, leaving an indelible mark on television history and the three TV-Movies that aried on NBC between 1983 and 1984 after the series was over. Based on Laura Ingalls Wilder’s beloved books, the series follows the adventures of the Ingalls family as they face the challenges of pioneer life in the late 1800s. Fans wanted to see more Little House after the series ended and the movies were done, but sadly that was not the case. Michael Landon passed away sadly on July 1st 1991, from cancer. It was a tragic, tragic loss but fans alongside cast and crew will always remember him and be thankful for his amazing inpact on classic televison- and the spirit that he brought to the the series.
The TV series will be celebrating their 50th anniversary next year in 2024. Since the series ended the show has never been off the air and it continues to show how many people still love this amazing show created by Michael Landon. Susan McCray was the casting director, for the entire series, and her husband Kent was also producer on the show.
Little House on the Prairie: The Pilot
This pilot episode is the cornerstone on which the iconic “Little House on the Prairie” series was built. It was a momentous occasion when it first graced television screens, setting the stage for a beloved and enduring show that would captivate audiences for years to come. The pilot was directed by Michael Landon, who also played, Charles Ingalls, the father of the Ingalls family. Landon’s dual role as director and actor allowed him to shape the show’s early vision, and his portrayal of Charles Ingalls would become synonymous with the character. Viewers are introduced also to his wife Caroline, and their three daughters – Mary, Laura, and Carrie. The story revolves around their decision to leave their previous life behind and embark on a journey to Walnut Grove, where they hope to build a new home and a better future – from constructing their log cabin to cultivating the land.
Blanche Hanalis, helped laid the foundation for the series. Her storytelling captured the essence of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books and brought them to life on the screen. “Little House on the Prairie: The Pilot” was a turning point in the history of television, introducing viewers to a series that would not only entertain but also educate, inspire, and celebrate the values of family, community, and the pioneer spirit.
The series, which would go on to become a beloved classic, featured Melissa Gilbert as Laura Ingalls Wilder, growing up alongside her TV family throughout its run.
This pilot episode remains a cherished piece of television history, as it laid the groundwork for a series that continues to hold a special place in the hearts of viewers around the world.
Season 1 Season 2
(Additional seasons coming soon)
If you are a fan of Little House on the Prairie or if you are new to the series and want to explore it further, we have a full episode guide available for you. I have provuded comprehensive list of all the episodes from each season. It includes detailed summaries and highlights of each episode, allowing you to relive the show.
Additional seasons to be added soon, for the remainder of the series.
The success of the pilot episode led to NBC picking up “Little House on the Prairie” as a series and it continued for 9 seasons. During the 9th season the series changed names over to: “Little House: A New Beginning”. The 10th Season and or the final TV Movies that aired on NBC premiered between 1983 and 1984.
Little House: Look Back To Yesterday
Little House: Bless All The Dear Children
Little House: The Last Farewell
The series has never been off the air.