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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    Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker

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    Clint Eastwood, John Ireland, Charles Gray

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    Jack Kelly, James Garner, Roger Moore

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    Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham

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    Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors

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    Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton

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    Steve McQueen

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    Agnes Moorehead, Robert Conrad, Ross Martin

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    Clint Walker, Russ McCubbin

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    Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore, John Hart

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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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    Fess Parker, Patricia Blair, Darby Hinton

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    Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington

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    Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen, Kenneth Tobey

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    Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker

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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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    Ronald Reagan, Dale Robertson, Stanley Andrews

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    Guy Williams, Gene Sheldon, George J. Lewis

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    Gene Barry

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    David Carradine, Keye Luke, Radames Pera

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    Walter Brennan, Dack Rambo, Jason Evers

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    James Garner, Stuart Margolin, Ramon Bieri

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    Nick Adams

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    Peggie Castle, Peter Brown, Barbara Lang

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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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    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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    Ben Murphy, Roger Davis, Pete Duel

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    Leo Carrillo, Duncan Renaldo

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    Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Ken Berry

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    William Demarest, Dale Robertson, Virginia Christine

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    Stuart Whitman, Percy Herbert, Randy Boone

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    Alexa Vega, Ron Perlman, Laurie Holden

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    Dan Haggerty, Denver Pyle, Bozo the Bear

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    Ty Hardin

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    Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, Robin McLeavy

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    Robert Redford, Mary Tyler Moore, Henry Fonda

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


    James Garner, Margot Kidder, M. Emmet Walsh

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    Jane Seymour, Joe Lando, Chad Allen

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    Shane is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Western TV Shows


    David Carradine, Diane Ladd, Jill Ireland

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    often listed & added by buzzy
    Bruce Lee, Joan Blondell, David Soul

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    Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk

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    Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Lindsay Greenbush

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