"Henry Fonda did a TV show?" For years, that's been the reaction of many people when they learned that the Hollywood and Broadway legend starred in his own television series. Henry Fonda surprised a lot of people in 1959 when he agreed to star in a television western. He was the biggest star of the time to top line a weekly television program. Here is the never-before-told story of Fonda and his first television series, The Deputy, including interviews with co-star Read Morgan and series co-creator Norman Lear, both of whom talk about the series for the first time. For fans of Henry Fonda, the television western, and television and film history, this book provides an entertaining and informative look at the making of a largely forgotten television series and its place in the career of its star. Henry Fonda and The Deputy-The Film and Stage Star and His TV Western includes interviews, newly published photographs, production details, individual episode analysis, and a full episode guide.