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.
Set in: Dallas/Fort WorthWalker, Texas Ranger is an American television series created by Leslie Greif and Paul Haggis. It was inspired by the film Lone Wolf McQuade, with both this series and that film starring Chuck ...more
Set in: Dallas/Fort WorthSons of Thunder is a television show that ran from March to April 1999 on CBS. It was a spin-off of Walker, Texas Ranger.
Set in: HoustonHouston Knights is an American crime drama set in Houston, Texas. The show ran on CBS from 1987 to 1988 and had 31 episodes. The core of the show was the partnership between two very different ...more