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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    Gunsmoke is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Western TV Shows

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    James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

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    The Rifleman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix

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    Rawhide is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    Clint Eastwood, John Ireland, Charles Gray

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    Maverick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    Jack Kelly, James Garner, Roger Moore

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    Bonanza is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker

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    Have Gun – Will Travel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham

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    Wagon Train is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton

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    Cheyenne is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    Clint Walker, Russ McCubbin

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    Wanted: Dead or Alive is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    Steve McQueen

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    The Big Valley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors

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    The Lone Ranger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore, John Hart

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    The Wild Wild West is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    Agnes Moorehead, Robert Conrad, Ross Martin

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    The High Chaparral is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    Leif Erickson, Cameron Mitchell, Henry Darrow

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    The Virginian is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    Doug McClure, James Drury, Lee J. Cobb

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    Davy Crockett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen, Kenneth Tobey

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    Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington

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    Daniel Boone is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    Fess Parker, Patricia Blair, Darby Hinton

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    Gene Barry

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    Deadwood is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker

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    Death Valley Days is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    Ronald Reagan, Dale Robertson, Stanley Andrews

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    Branded is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    Chuck Connors, Chuck Hamilton, William Bryant

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    The Lone Ranger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


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    The Rebel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    Nick Adams

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    The Life and Legend of Wyatt E... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    John Anderson, Hugh O'Brian, Denver Pyle

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    Zorro is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Western TV Shows

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    Guy Williams, Gene Sheldon, George J. Lewis

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    Lawman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    Peggie Castle, Peter Brown, Barbara Lang

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    Laredo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    William Smith, Peter Brown, Neville Brand

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    Bret Maverick is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    James Garner, Stuart Margolin, Ramon Bieri

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    Kung Fu is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    David Carradine, Keye Luke, Radames Pera

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    The Guns of Will Sonnett is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    Walter Brennan, Dack Rambo, Jason Evers

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    Hopalong Cassidy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    Edgar Buchanan, William Boyd

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    The Roy Rogers Show is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Reed Howes

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    William Demarest, Dale Robertson, Virginia Christine

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    Alias Smith and Jones is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    Ben Murphy, Roger Davis, Pete Duel

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    How the West Was Won is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    Eva Marie Saint, James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan

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    Cimarron Strip is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    Stuart Whitman, Percy Herbert, Randy Boone

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    Hell on Wheels is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Western TV Shows

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    Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, Robin McLeavy

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    The Cisco Kid is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    Leo Carrillo, Duncan Renaldo

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    Bronco is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    Ty Hardin

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    F Troop is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Ken Berry

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    The Magnificent Seven is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    Alexa Vega, Ron Perlman, Laurie Holden

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    The Cisco Kid is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    Duncan Renaldo, Leo Carrillo

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    Nichols is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    James Garner, Margot Kidder, M. Emmet Walsh

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    Grizzly Adams is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    Dan Haggerty, Denver Pyle, Bozo the Bear

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    Centennial is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    Mark Harmon, Timothy Dalton, Andy Griffith

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    The Deputy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    Robert Redford, Mary Tyler Moore, Henry Fonda

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    Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    Jane Seymour, Joe Lando, Chad Allen

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    Kurt Russell, Jack Elam, Will Hutchins

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    Shane is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    David Carradine, Diane Ladd, Jill Ireland

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    Return to Lonesome Dove is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    Reese Witherspoon, Jon Voight, Oliver Reed

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