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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    Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix

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    Clint Eastwood, John Ireland, Charles Gray

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    Jack Kelly, James Garner, Roger Moore

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    Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker

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    Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham

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    Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton

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    Clint Walker, Russ McCubbin

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    Steve McQueen

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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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    Leif Erickson, Cameron Mitchell, Henry Darrow

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    Doug McClure, James Drury, Lee J. Cobb

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    Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen, Kenneth Tobey

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    Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington

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    Fess Parker, Patricia Blair, Darby Hinton

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    Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker

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    Gene Barry

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    Ronald Reagan, Dale Robertson, Stanley Andrews

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    Chuck Connors, Chuck Hamilton, William Bryant

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    John Anderson, Hugh O'Brian, Denver Pyle

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    Nick Adams

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    Guy Williams, Gene Sheldon, George J. Lewis

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    Peggie Castle, Peter Brown, Barbara Lang

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    William Smith, Peter Brown, Neville Brand

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    David Carradine, Keye Luke, Radames Pera

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    James Garner, Stuart Margolin, Ramon Bieri

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    Walter Brennan, Dack Rambo, Jason Evers

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    Edgar Buchanan, William Boyd

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    Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, Robin McLeavy

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    The Roy Rogers Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Reed Howes

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    Ben Murphy, Roger Davis, Pete Duel

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    Eva Marie Saint, James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan

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    William Demarest, Dale Robertson, Virginia Christine

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    Stuart Whitman, Percy Herbert, Randy Boone

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    Leo Carrillo, Duncan Renaldo

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    Ty Hardin

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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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    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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    Dan Haggerty, Denver Pyle, Bozo the Bear

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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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    Jane Seymour, Joe Lando, Chad Allen

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    Reese Witherspoon, Jon Voight, Oliver Reed

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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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    Kurt Russell, Jack Elam, Will Hutchins

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