Nichols (1971)

TV-PG Western
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Nichols, who's almost a coward, never wanted to be a sheriff, but Jim Garner can't fight destiny.


Nichols is an American Western television series starring James Garner broadcast in the United States on NBC during the 1971-72 season. Set the fictional town of Nichols, Arizona, in 1914, Nichols differed from traditional Western series of the era. The main character, a sheriff, rode on a motorcycle and in an automobile rather than on the traditional horse. The hero did not carry a firearm and was generally opposed to the use of violence to solve problems, preferring other means. Margot Kidder portrayed Ruth, the love interest/barmaid of Nichols.

  1. Frank Pierson


Series Cast

  1. Margot Kidder as Ruth

    Margot Kidder


    24 Episodes

  2. James Garner as Sheriff Frank Nichols

    James Garner

    Sheriff Frank Nichols

    24 Episodes

  3. John Beck as Ketcham

    John Beck


    24 Episodes

  4. Stuart Margolin as Deputy Sheriff Mitch Mitchell

    Stuart Margolin

    Deputy Sheriff Mitch Mitchell

    24 Episodes

  5. Neva Patterson as Sara "Ma" Ketcham

    Neva Patterson

    Sara "Ma" Ketcham

    24 Episodes

  6. John Harding as Salter

    John Harding


    10 Episodes

  7. James Lee Reeves


    8 Episodes

  8. Barbara Collentine


    6 Episodes

  9. Richard Bull as Thatcher

    Richard Bull


    5 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

1971 • 24 Episodes

Season 1 of Nichols premiered on September 16, 1971.


(1x24, May 16, 1972) Season Finale

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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