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The Best TV Shows Set In Texas

Updated 27 Feb 2020 314 votes 51 voters 1.2k views20 items

List RulesVote up the best scripted television shows that take place in Texas.

Everything is bigger in Texas and that holds true when it comes to television series as well. It's not just that Texas offers both big cities and cowboys - but the Texan love of football and the drama of oil money also makes it a great setting for shows. If you're from Texas and are missing home or are curious about which Texan cities, like Houston, are portrayed on-screen, this list of the best shows set in Texas can be your tour guide.

Most Texas shows are set in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, most notably Dallas and its eponymous reboot in 2012. Even the more general idea of "Texas" such as Walker, Texas Ranger, is located in Dallas-Fort Worth. Almost as popular as the two big cities are imaginary small Texas towns. Both Friday Night Lights and King of the Hill take place in fictional cities.

Which shows about Texas should be at the top of the list? Vote up the best TV shows set in Texas, then vote down the shows that don't deserve to be set in such a great place and add any great Texan shows that are missing.

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