Little House on the Prairie

Season 1 Episode 1

Little House On The Prairie - Pilot Movie

Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Mar 30, 1974 on NBC



  • Notes

    • Melissa Sue Anderson (Mary) has said in previous interviews that when she was first approached about auditioning for Little House, she was told that it was a "period western type of show," and so she wasn't really expecting what it actually was. She got excited when she found out that she was auditioning for Little House, because she was the right age, and she had read the books. In addition, she originally read for the role of Laura, but Michael Landon saw her and immediately thought, "This is Mary."