The Virginian INSP Marathon

The all day marathon on September 22 will feature episodes 1 through 8 from the first season. This will be followed by four episodes each Saturday. At a later date The Virginian will also be broadcast daily – Monday to Friday over the next three years.

NBC Universal is providing INSP with 71 minute episodes. At present 71 minutes is the industry standard for cable television so there is an edit of four minutes footage for each episode. INSP won’t be adding any edits of their own for commercial breaks.

Thanks to Melissa Prince, manager of corporate communications at INSP for providing me with the information and graphics.

The Virginian Coming to INSP Saturday, September 22

Great news for The Virginian fans in America. Cable network INSP will be broadcasting The Virginian starting September 22. Scheduled for broadcast over over a three year period the show will initially be part of the Saddle-Up Saturday line-up.

The Virginian premiered Wednesday September 19, 1962 on NBC at 7:30 PM so the INSP broadcast marks 50 years and three days since viewers were first introduced to the occupants of Shiloh Ranch.

Joining The Virginian will be another fan favorite and one of the best TV Westerns of the late 1960s The High Chaparral.