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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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Gunsmoke is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Gunsmoke James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

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Bonanza is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Bonanza Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker

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Rawhide is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Rawhide Clint Eastwood, John Ireland, Charles Gray

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The Rifleman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Rifleman Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix

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Maverick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Maverick Jack Kelly, James Garner, Roger Moore

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Deadwood is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Deadwood Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker

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Have Gun – Will Travel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Have Gun – Will Travel Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham

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Wagon Train is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Wagon Train Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton

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The Big Valley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Big Valley Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors

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The Lone Ranger is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Lone Ranger Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore, John Hart

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The Wild Wild West is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Wild Wild West Agnes Moorehead, Robert Conrad, Ross Martin

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Wanted: Dead or Alive is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Wanted: Dead or Alive Steve McQueen

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Cheyenne is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Cheyenne Clint Walker, Russ McCubbin

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Davy Crockett is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Davy Crockett Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen, Kenneth Tobey

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The Virginian is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Virginian Doug McClure, James Drury, Lee J. Cobb

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Laramie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Laramie Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington

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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

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Daniel Boone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Daniel Boone Fess Parker, Patricia Blair, Darby Hinton

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

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Zorro is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Zorro Guy Williams, Gene Sheldon, George J. Lewis

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Bat Masterson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Bat Masterson Gene Barry

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Death Valley Days is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Death Valley Days Ronald Reagan, Dale Robertson, Stanley Andrews

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The Life and Legend of Wyatt E... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp John Anderson, Hugh O'Brian, Denver Pyle

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Branded is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Branded Chuck Connors, Chuck Hamilton, William Bryant

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Kung Fu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Kung Fu David Carradine, Keye Luke, Radames Pera

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Bret Maverick is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Bret Maverick James Garner, Stuart Margolin, Ramon Bieri

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F Troop is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
F Troop Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Ken Berry

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The Rebel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Rebel Nick Adams

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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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Lawman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Lawman Peggie Castle, Peter Brown, Barbara Lang

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How the West Was Won is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
How the West Was Won Eva Marie Saint, James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan

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The Roy Rogers Show is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Roy Rogers Show Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Reed Howes

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Hell on Wheels is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Hell on Wheels Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, Robin McLeavy

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Laredo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Laredo William Smith, Peter Brown, Neville Brand

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Tales of Wells Fargo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Tales of Wells Fargo William Demarest, Dale Robertson, Virginia Christine

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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

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The Cisco Kid is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Cisco Kid Leo Carrillo, Duncan Renaldo

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Cimarron Strip is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Cimarron Strip Stuart Whitman, Percy Herbert, Randy Boone

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Hopalong Cassidy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Hopalong Cassidy Edgar Buchanan, William Boyd

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Little House on the Prairie is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Little House on the Prairie Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Lindsay Greenbush

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The Sacketts is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Sacketts Tom Selleck, Glenn Ford, Jack Elam

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The Magnificent Seven is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Magnificent Seven Alexa Vega, Ron Perlman, Laurie Holden

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

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Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Jane Seymour, Joe Lando, Chad Allen

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Centennial is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Centennial Mark Harmon, Timothy Dalton, Andy Griffith

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

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Shane is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Shane David Carradine, Diane Ladd, Jill Ireland

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Hondo is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Hondo Noah Beery, Jr., Gary Clarke

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Return to Lonesome Dove is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Return to Lonesome Dove Reese Witherspoon, Jon Voight, Oliver Reed