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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    Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix

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    Jack Kelly, James Garner, Roger Moore

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    Clint Eastwood, John Ireland, Charles Gray

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    Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors

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    Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham

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    Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton

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    Agnes Moorehead, Robert Conrad, Ross Martin

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    Steve McQueen

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    Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore, John Hart

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    Clint Walker, Russ McCubbin

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    Doug McClure, James Drury, Lee J. Cobb

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    Leif Erickson, Cameron Mitchell, Henry Darrow

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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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    Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen, Kenneth Tobey

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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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    Chuck Connors, Chuck Hamilton, William Bryant

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    Gene Barry

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    Ronald Reagan, Dale Robertson, Stanley Andrews

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    David Carradine, Keye Luke, Radames Pera

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    Walter Brennan, Dack Rambo, Jason Evers

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    Peggie Castle, Peter Brown, Barbara Lang

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    Nick Adams

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    James Garner, Stuart Margolin, Ramon Bieri

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    Eva Marie Saint, James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan

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    William Smith, Peter Brown, Neville Brand

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    Ben Murphy, Roger Davis, Pete Duel

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    Edgar Buchanan, William Boyd

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    Duncan Renaldo, Leo Carrillo

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    Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Reed Howes

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    Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Ken Berry

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    Leo Carrillo, Duncan Renaldo

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    William Demarest, Dale Robertson, Virginia Christine

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    Alexa Vega, Ron Perlman, Laurie Holden

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    Stuart Whitman, Percy Herbert, Randy Boone

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    Ty Hardin

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    Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, Robin McLeavy

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    Dan Haggerty, Denver Pyle, Bozo the Bear

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    James Garner, Margot Kidder, M. Emmet Walsh

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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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    Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Lindsay Greenbush

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    David Carradine, Diane Ladd, Jill Ireland

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    Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk

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    Tom Selleck, Glenn Ford, Jack Elam

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