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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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841 308
Deadwood is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Deadwood Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker

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2
833 454
Bonanza is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Bonanza Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker

3
781 365
Rawhide is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Rawhide Clint Eastwood, John Ireland, Charles Gray

4
858 520
Gunsmoke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Gunsmoke James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

5
859 380
The Rifleman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Rifleman Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix

6
626 312
Wanted: Dead or Alive is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Wanted: Dead or Alive Steve McQueen

7
480 265
Kung Fu is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Kung Fu David Carradine, Keye Luke, Radames Pera

8
604 315
The Virginian is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Virginian Doug McClure, James Drury, Lee J. Cobb

9
630 329
Cheyenne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Cheyenne Clint Walker, Russ McCubbin

10
587 522
Maverick is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Maverick Jack Kelly, James Garner, Roger Moore

11
508 494
Wagon Train is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Wagon Train Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton

12
603 504
Have Gun – Will Travel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Have Gun – Will Travel Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham

13
310 215
How the West Was Won is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
How the West Was Won Eva Marie Saint, James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan

14
494 560
The Big Valley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Big Valley Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors

15
315 155
Tales of Wells Fargo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Tales of Wells Fargo William Demarest, Dale Robertson, Virginia Christine

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317 164
Lawman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Lawman Peggie Castle, Peter Brown, Barbara Lang

17
428 473
The Lone Ranger is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Lone Ranger Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore, John Hart

18
443 500
The Wild Wild West is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Wild Wild West Agnes Moorehead, Robert Conrad, Ross Martin

19
383 289
Laramie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Laramie Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington

20
427 380
The High Chaparral is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The High Chaparral Leif Erickson, Cameron Mitchell, Henry Darrow

21
366 254
Davy Crockett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Davy Crockett Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen, Kenneth Tobey

22
307 290
Daniel Boone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Daniel Boone Fess Parker, Patricia Blair, Darby Hinton

23
327 213
The Lone Ranger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Western TV Shows

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246 215
Branded is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Branded Chuck Connors^! Chuck Hamilton^! William Bryant

25
251 212
Zorro is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
RichardPenceSr added Zorro Guy Williams, Gene Sheldon, George J. Lewis

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267 230
The Life and Legend of Wyatt E... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp John Anderson, Hugh O'Brian, Denver Pyle

27
287 233
Bat Masterson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Bat Masterson Gene Barry

28
227 180
Bret Maverick is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Bret Maverick James Garner, Stuart Margolin, Ramon Bieri

29
245 225
Death Valley Days is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Death Valley Days Ronald Reagan, Dale Robertson, Stanley Andrews

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205 205
The Guns of Will Sonnett is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Guns of Will Sonnett Walter Brennan^! Dack Rambo^! Jason Evers

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316 195
Hell on Wheels is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
WOOD BREAKER added Hell on Wheels Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, Robin McLeavy

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250 195
The Rebel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Rebel Nick Adams

33
236 233
F Troop is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
F Troop Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Ken Berry

34
207 160
The Roy Rogers Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Roy Rogers Show Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Reed Howes

35
185 140
Cimarron Strip is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Cimarron Strip Stuart Whitman, Percy Herbert, Randy Boone

36
252 210
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

37
159 160
The Cisco Kid is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Cisco Kid Leo Carrillo, Duncan Renaldo

38
181 163
Hopalong Cassidy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Hopalong Cassidy Edgar Buchanan, William Boyd

39
126 90
The Sacketts is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Sacketts Tom Selleck, Glenn Ford, Jack Elam

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156 123
Little House on the Prairie is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
FranciscodeSouza added Little House on the Prairie Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Lindsay Greenbush

41
226 190
Laredo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Laredo William Smith, Peter Brown, Neville Brand

42
189 165
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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146 160
The Cisco Kid is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Cisco Kid Duncan Renaldo, Leo Carrillo

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110 95
Hondo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Hondo Noah Beery, Jr., Gary Clarke

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71 24
Longmire is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
bbell1978 added Longmire Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips

46
175 175
The Life and Times of Grizzly ... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Western TV Shows

47
155 155
Bronco is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Bronco Ty Hardin

48
101 93
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin Lee Aaker, James Brown, Rin Tin Tin II

49
136 150
Centennial is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Centennial Mark Harmon, Timothy Dalton, Andy Griffith

50
176 220
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Jane Seymour, Joe Lando, Chad Allen