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Apple's Way

Apple's Way
Ronny Cox, Lee McCain and Malcolm Atterbury share a laugh in this 1974 episode.
Genre Comedy-drama
Created by Earl Hamner, Jr.
Starring Ronny Cox
Frances Lee McCain
Vince Van Patten
Malcolm Atterbury
Kristy McNichol
Patti Cohoon
Eric Olson
Frannie Michel
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 28
Production company(s) Lorimar Productions
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Original channel CBS
Original release February 10, 1974 (1974-02-10) – January 12, 1975 (1975-01-12)

Apple's Way is a television drama which aired on CBS from 1974-1975. It was created by Earl Hamner, Jr.


  • Premise 1
  • Episode list 2
    • Season 1: 1974 2.1
    • Season 2: 1974–75 2.2
  • Reruns 3
  • Cast 4
  • External links 5


The Apples, a family from Los Angeles, seek refuge from the hectic pace of city living and relocate to the father's hometown of Appleton, NBC's Top 20 hit The Wonderful World of Disney. The concept was "re-booted" in the second season to focus on plots that dealt more with general social issues (such as freedom of speech, drug use, terminal illness, gun control) as opposed to the more rural-specific plots of the first season. The second season was produced by successful veteran producer-writer John Furia, Jr. Furia hired Worley Thorne as story editor. The series was canceled during its second season.

Episode list

Season 1: 1974

  • "The Tree" / 1974-02-10
  • "The Musician" / 1974-02-17
  • "The Zoo" / 1974-02-24
  • "The Teacher" / 1974-03-03
  • "The Miller" / 1974-03-10
  • "The Coach" / 1974-03-24
  • "The Witness" / 1974-03-31
  • "The Temptation" / 1974-04-07
  • "The Applicant" / 1974-04-21
  • "The Pen Pal" / 1974-04-28
  • "The Accident" / 1974-05-05
  • "The Fair" / 1974-05-12
  • "The Lamb" / 1974-05-19

Season 2: 1974–75

  • "The Tornado" / 1974-09-15
  • "The Circus" / 1974-09-22
  • "The Friend" / 1974-09-29
  • "The Returning" / 1974-10-06
  • "The First Love" / 1974-10-13
  • "The Engagement" / 1974-10-20
  • "The Candy Drive" / 1974-10-27
  • "The Winning Season" / 1974-11-10
  • "The Flag" / 1974-11-17
  • "The Real Thanksgiving" / 1974-11-24
  • "The Apprentice" / 1974-12-01
  • "The Outsider" / 1974-12-15
  • "The Christmas Party" / 1974-12-22
  • "The Outing" / 1975-01-05
  • "The Price" / 1975-01-12


Both TV Land and AmericanLife TV have aired the series in reruns in the late 1990s and early 2000.

Two decades after this series left the air, actors Ronny Cox and Frances Lee McCain were reunited in the short lived 1993-1994 television prime time soap Second Chances.


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