Tarzan (television series)

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Tarzan
Genre Action
Adventure
Drama
Fantasy
Starring Ron Ely
Manuel Padilla, Jr.
Alan Caillou
Rockne Tarkington
Country of origin USA
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 57
Production
Producer(s) Leon Benson
Jon Epstein
Steve Shagan
Maurice Unger
Running time 60 mins.
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Original run September 8, 1966 – April 5, 1968

Tarzan is a television series. It aired on NBC from 1966 to 1968. Tarzan was played by Ron Ely. The character is depicted as a well-educated man who has tired of civilization and returns to the jungle where he was raised. The show kept many of the elements of the classic movie series, such as "Cheeta". Other elements, such as "Jane", were dropped. This is because the producer Sy Weintraub wanted a "new look" for the story. CBS aired reruns during the summer of 1969.