Alias Smith and Jones
Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith) and Kid Curry
(alias Thaddeus Jones) are the two most wanted outlaws in the
west, but these "two pretty good bad men" have never shot
anyone and when they decide that they want to go straight the
Governor makes them an offer. He will give them an amnesty for
their crimes if they can live on the right side of the law for a
year. Until that time, however, they are still wanted, dead or
alive, and can still be sent to prison for 20 years.
The show was created by Glen A. Larson and brought
in as a mid-season replacement for Matt Lincoln in 1971. The
pilot, produced by Glen A. Larson, aired on 5 January 1971.
Roy Huggins took over the helm as executive producer
for the series itself and the first episode, The McCreedy Bust, was
aired on 21 January 1971.
After Pete Duel's death on 31st December 1971, Roger
Davis (who had narrated the opening titles) was cast within days to
play the role of Hannibal Heyes and the final five episodes of the
second season were completed. The show was renewed for a third
season but was cancelled after just twelve more episodes, the last
episode airing on 13 January 1973.