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The Outsiders is an American television series produced by Francis Ford Coppola, who also had directed the movie of the same name. It was aired on Fox from March to July 1990 and cancelled after 13 episodes.


The six remaining greasers (ltr): Darry, Two-Bit, Sodapop, Ponyboy, Tim , and Steve

The 90-minute pilot episode directed by Sharron Miller served as a sequel to the film and began with a short scene from the original film of Dallas Winston (Matt Dillon) running from police and being shot.

Alan Shapiro wrote and directed the pilot, which was aired as a special preview on March 25, 1990, exactly seven years after the release of the film, at 9:30 p.m. It was Fox's highest rated drama in the network's history, drawing a 9.3/16 national Nielsen rating and 14.1 million viewers, and tied for 64th for the week. However, The Outsiders lost half the viewers from its Married... with Children lead-in.


Robert Rusler, Rodney Harvey, Harold Pruett, David Arquette and Jay R. Ferguson

→ main article Series cast


→ see also Episode guide

No. Title Director(s) Writer(s) Original air date
1 Pilot Sharron Miller
Alan Shapiro
Alan Shapiro March 25, 1990
(double length)
2 The Stork Club Director: Jan Eliasberg Bruce Kirschbaum April 1, 1990
3 Only the Lonely April 8, 1990
4 Breaking the Maiden April 15th, 1990
5 He Was a Greaser, Only Old April 22, 1990
6 Maybe Baby April 29, 1990
7 Storm Warning May 6, 1990
8 Mirror Image May 13, 1990
9 Carnival May 20, 1990
10 Tequila Sunset June 10, 1990
11 Winner Takes All June 24, 1990
11 The Beat Goes On July 15, 1990
12 Union Blues July 22, 1990


→ see also The Outsiders (TV Series)/Gallery#Images and Category:Images from the TV series


→ see also The Outsiders (TV Series)/Gallery#Videos and Category:Videos from the TV series

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Novels: The Outsiders (1967) - That Was Then, This Is Now (1971) - Rumble Fish (1975) - Tex (1979) - Taming the Star Runner (1988)

Films: Tex (1982) - The Outsiders (1983) - Rumble Fish (1983) - That Was Then... This Is Now (1985)

Others: The Outsiders TV series (1990) - The Outsiders play (1990)