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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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795 283
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
725 349
Rawhide is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Rawhide Clint Eastwood, John Ireland, Charles Gray

3
776 442
Bonanza is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Bonanza Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker

4
828 508
Gunsmoke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Gunsmoke James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

5
832 370
The Rifleman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Rifleman Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix

6
586 289
Wanted: Dead or Alive is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Wanted: Dead or Alive Steve McQueen

7
442 245
Kung Fu is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Kung Fu David Carradine, Keye Luke, Radames Pera

8
567 483
Maverick is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Maverick Jack Kelly, James Garner, Roger Moore

9
588 310
Cheyenne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Cheyenne Clint Walker, Russ McCubbin

10
559 296
The Virginian is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Virginian Doug McClure, James Drury, Lee J. Cobb

11
489 454
Wagon Train is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Wagon Train Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton

12
582 465
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
478 522
The Big Valley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Big Valley Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors

14
278 199
How the West Was Won is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
How the West Was Won Eva Marie Saint, James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan

15
276 140
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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276 150
Lawman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Lawman Peggie Castle, Peter Brown, Barbara Lang

17
415 460
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
427 488
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
416 370
The High Chaparral is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The High Chaparral Leif Erickson, Cameron Mitchell, Henry Darrow

20
348 270
Laramie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Laramie Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington

21
293 278
Daniel Boone is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Daniel Boone Fess Parker, Patricia Blair, Darby Hinton

22
351 248
Davy Crockett is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Davy Crockett Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen, Kenneth Tobey

23
236 203
Branded is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Branded Chuck Connors^! Chuck Hamilton^! William Bryant

24
312 205
The Lone Ranger is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Western TV Shows

25
240 200
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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255 219
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
277 221
Bat Masterson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Bat Masterson Gene Barry

28
240 214
Death Valley Days is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Death Valley Days Ronald Reagan, Dale Robertson, Stanley Andrews

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196 196
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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212 174
Bret Maverick is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Bret Maverick James Garner, Stuart Margolin, Ramon Bieri

31
247 188
The Rebel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Rebel Nick Adams

32
304 187
Hell on Wheels is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
WOOD BREAKER added Hell on Wheels Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, Robin McLeavy

33
202 152
The Roy Rogers Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Roy Rogers Show Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Reed Howes

34
177 128
Cimarron Strip is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Cimarron Strip Stuart Whitman, Percy Herbert, Randy Boone

35
228 224
F Troop is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
F Troop Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Ken Berry

36
120 79
The Sacketts is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Sacketts Tom Selleck, Glenn Ford, Jack Elam

37
244 201
Alias Smith and Jones is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Alias Smith and Jones Ben Murphy, Roger Davis, Pete Duel

38
150 112
Little House on the Prairie is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
FranciscodeSouza added Little House on the Prairie Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Lindsay Greenbush

39
149 150
The Cisco Kid is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Cisco Kid Leo Carrillo, Duncan Renaldo

40
219 184
Laredo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Laredo William Smith, Peter Brown, Neville Brand

41
171 157
Hopalong Cassidy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Hopalong Cassidy Edgar Buchanan, William Boyd

42
182 153
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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171 162
The Life and Times of Grizzly ... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams Dan Haggerty, Denver Pyle, Bozo the Bear

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103 87
Hondo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Hondo Noah Beery, Jr., Gary Clarke

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61 16
Longmire is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
bbell1978 added Longmire Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips

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138 151
The Cisco Kid is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
The Cisco Kid Duncan Renaldo, Leo Carrillo

47
150 147
Bronco is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Bronco Ty Hardin

48
96 86
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
74 67
Little House on the Prairie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Western TV Shows

50
131 139
Centennial is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Western TV Shows
Centennial Mark Harmon, Timothy Dalton, Andy Griffith