The Best Western TV Shows

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List Criteria: 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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    James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

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    Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker

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    Jack Kelly, James Garner, Roger Moore

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    Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix

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    Clint Eastwood, John Ireland, Charles Gray

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    Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton

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    Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham

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    Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors

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    Agnes Moorehead, Robert Conrad, Ross Martin

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    Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore, John Hart

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    Steve McQueen

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    Clint Walker, Russ McCubbin

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    Fess Parker, Patricia Blair, Darby Hinton

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    Leif Erickson, Cameron Mitchell, Henry Darrow

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    Doug McClure, James Drury, Lee J. Cobb

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    Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker

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    Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen, Kenneth Tobey

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    Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington

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    Guy Williams, Gene Sheldon, George J. Lewis

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    John Anderson, Hugh O'Brian, Denver Pyle

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    Ronald Reagan, Dale Robertson, Stanley Andrews

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    Gene Barry

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    Chuck Connors, Chuck Hamilton, William Bryant

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    David Carradine, Keye Luke, Radames Pera

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    Walter Brennan, Dack Rambo, Jason Evers

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    Nick Adams

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    Eva Marie Saint, James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan

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    Peggie Castle, Peter Brown, Barbara Lang

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    James Garner, Stuart Margolin, Ramon Bieri

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    Ben Murphy, Roger Davis, Pete Duel

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    William Smith, Peter Brown, Neville Brand

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    Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Lindsay Greenbush

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    Leo Carrillo, Duncan Renaldo

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    Edgar Buchanan, William Boyd

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    Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, Robin McLeavy

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    Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Ken Berry

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    Alexa Vega, Ron Perlman, Laurie Holden

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    Duncan Renaldo, Leo Carrillo

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    Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Reed Howes

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    Stuart Whitman, Percy Herbert, Randy Boone

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    William Demarest, Dale Robertson, Virginia Christine

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    Dan Haggerty, Denver Pyle, Bozo the Bear

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    Tom Selleck, Glenn Ford, Jack Elam

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    Ty Hardin

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    Mark Harmon, Timothy Dalton, Andy Griffith

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    Robert Redford, Mary Tyler Moore, Henry Fonda

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    Lee Aaker, James Brown, Rin Tin Tin II

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    Jane Seymour, Joe Lando, Chad Allen

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    James Garner, Margot Kidder, M. Emmet Walsh

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