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List Rules Only TV shows set in the wild west.

The very best western shows on TV feature horses, guns, dirt, crime, lassos, and more! This list of the greatest western shows, ranked best to worst, also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular western TV shows have been a staple of television since the early days of the silver screen--some of the very first programs to gain popularity. So vote up your favorite western TV shows or add any that aren't already on the list.

Shows set in the Wild West have declined in popularity over the last few decades, but plenty of people still go back and watch reruns of shows such as Gunsmoke and Bonanza. One of the most popular shows of the last few years set in the west is Deadwood, which is about a mining town in the years after the Civil War. If it is one of your favorite western TV shows, then vote it up so more people will watch it. Eventually, it may lead to more Wild West TV shows being produced.

Many of the programs on this list of the best western TV shows are from decades past, and that needs to be changed. Let others know just how great TV shows set in the west are and hopefully more will be made. If you're just wondering what the best western TV shows are, then just look at the list below.
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756 272
Deadwood is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Deadwood Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker

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2
691 345
Rawhide is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Rawhide Clint Eastwood, John Ireland, Charles Gray

3
741 435
Bonanza is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Bonanza Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker

4
808 500
Gunsmoke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Gunsmoke James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

5
805 368
The Rifleman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Rifleman Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix

6
550 282
Wanted: Dead or Alive is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Wanted: Dead or Alive Steve McQueen

7
412 237
Kung Fu is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Kung Fu David Carradine, Keye Luke, Radames Pera

8
554 458
Maverick is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Maverick Jack Kelly, James Garner, Roger Moore

9
553 308
Cheyenne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Cheyenne Clint Walker, Russ McCubbin

10
526 294
The Virginian is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Virginian Doug McClure, James Drury, Lee J. Cobb

11
480 430
Wagon Train is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Wagon Train Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton

12
570 440
Have Gun – Will Travel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Have Gun – Will Travel Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham

13
470 497
The Big Valley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Big Valley Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors

14
408 434
The Lone Ranger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Lone Ranger Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore, John Hart

15
250 195
How the West Was Won is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
How the West Was Won Eva Marie Saint, James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan

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418 469
The Wild Wild West is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Wild Wild West Agnes Moorehead, Robert Conrad, Ross Martin

17
411 362
The High Chaparral is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The High Chaparral Leif Erickson, Cameron Mitchell, Henry Darrow

18
248 137
Tales of Wells Fargo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Tales of Wells Fargo William Demarest, Dale Robertson, Virginia Christine

19
338 264
Laramie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Laramie Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington

20
345 244
Davy Crockett is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Davy Crockett Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen, Kenneth Tobey

21
248 146
Lawman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Lawman Peggie Castle, Peter Brown, Barbara Lang

22
282 275
Daniel Boone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Daniel Boone Fess Parker, Patricia Blair, Darby Hinton

23
229 199
Branded is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Branded Chuck Connors, Chuck Hamilton, William Bryant

24
304 202
The Lone Ranger is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Western TV Shows

25
232 197
Zorro is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
RichardPenceSr added Zorro Guy Williams, Gene Sheldon, George J. Lewis

26
250 215
The Life and Legend of Wyatt E... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp John Anderson, Hugh O'Brian, Denver Pyle

27
272 218
Bat Masterson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Bat Masterson Gene Barry

28
232 210
Death Valley Days is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Death Valley Days Ronald Reagan, Dale Robertson, Stanley Andrews

29
191 192
The Guns of Will Sonnett is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Guns of Will Sonnett Walter Brennan, Dack Rambo, Jason Evers

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207 172
Bret Maverick is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Bret Maverick James Garner, Stuart Margolin, Ramon Bieri

31
294 182
Hell on Wheels is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
WOOD BREAKER added Hell on Wheels Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, Robin McLeavy

32
240 185
The Rebel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Rebel Nick Adams

33
197 148
The Roy Rogers Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Roy Rogers Show Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Reed Howes

34
223 222
F Troop is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
F Troop Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Ken Berry

35
170 127
Cimarron Strip is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Cimarron Strip Stuart Whitman, Percy Herbert, Randy Boone

36
239 199
Alias Smith and Jones is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Alias Smith and Jones Ben Murphy, Roger Davis, Pete Duel

37
114 76
The Sacketts is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Sacketts Tom Selleck, Glenn Ford, Jack Elam

38
144 110
Little House on the Prairie is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
FranciscodeSouza added Little House on the Prairie Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Lindsay Greenbush

39
216 182
Laredo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Laredo William Smith, Peter Brown, Neville Brand

40
143 148
The Cisco Kid is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Cisco Kid Leo Carrillo, Duncan Renaldo

41
180 149
The Magnificent Seven is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Magnificent Seven Alexa Vega, Ron Perlman, Laurie Holden

42
165 155
Hopalong Cassidy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Hopalong Cassidy Edgar Buchanan, William Boyd

43
166 159
Grizzly Adams is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Grizzly Adams Dan Haggerty, Denver Pyle, Bozo the Bear

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135 148
The Cisco Kid is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Cisco Kid Duncan Renaldo, Leo Carrillo

45
98 84
Hondo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Hondo Noah Beery, Jr., Gary Clarke

46
52 13
Longmire is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
bbell1978 added Longmire Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips

47
146 145
Bronco is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Bronco Ty Hardin

48
91 85
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin Lee Aaker, James Brown, Rin Tin Tin II

49
69 65
Little House on the Prairie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Western TV Shows

50
129 136
Centennial is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Centennial Mark Harmon, Timothy Dalton, Andy Griffith