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Hell Town is an American drama series that aired on NBC from September 4, 1985 to December 25, 1985. The series features Robert Blake.[1]

Hell Town
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Robert Blake as Father Rivers in Hell Town
StarringRobert Blake
Theme music composerGeorge Romanis
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes15
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time60 mins.
Production company(s)Mickey Productions
Columbia Pictures Television
DistributorColumbia TriStar Domestic Television
Sony Pictures Television
Original networkNBC
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseSeptember 4 (1985-09-04) –
December 25, 1985 (1985-12-25)



Blake stars as Noah "Hardstep" Rivers, a hard-living Catholic priest at a church in a crime-ridden neighborhood on the east side of Los Angeles.[2] Rivers was rather unusual for a priest, as he was a former criminal, played billiards, and didn't have the greatest of speaking skills. Despite all of this, Rivers was the perfect man to lead his church, as he grew up in the neighborhood, so he knew about the gangs and drug dealers who lived there and attacked his parishioners.



  1. Father of Hell Town (Pilot) (March 6, 1985)
  2. Let My Jennie Go (September 4, 1985)
  3. The People vs. Willy the Goat (September 18, 1985)
  4. Fast Louie (September 25, 1985)
  5. Hell Town Goes Bananas (October 2, 1985)
  6. I Will Abide (October 23, 1985)
  7. Stumpy Boy (October 30, 1985)
  8. Lords of War (November 6, 1985)
  9. The One Called Daisy (November 13, 1985)
  10. Love and the Four Corners (November 20, 1985)
  11. My Girl Friend, Annie (November 27, 1985)
  12. A Wedding in Hell Town (December 4, 1985)
  13. The Rat Man Cometh (December 11, 1985)
  14. Straight to Hell (December 18, 1985)
  15. One Ball (December 25, 1985)

Production notesEdit

The series' theme song was performed by Sammy Davis, Jr., who also sang the theme for Blake's previous series, Baretta. The Hell Town pilot film aired on NBC on March 6, 1985.


  1. ^ O'Connor, John (1985-03-06). "TV REVIEWS; ROBERT BLAKE AS PRIEST IN 'HELL TOWN' ON NBC". The New York Times.
  2. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 522. ISBN 0-345-45542-8.

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