List of TV Westerns

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A western television show is a television series which takes place in the Old West and involves cowboys, cattle ranchers, miners, farmers, Native Americans, Spaniards, swords, guns and horses. It was the most popular genre of TV show in the 1950s and 1960s, when several hundred were aired.

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Series Country Duration No. of episodes Cast Notes
Action in the Afternoon United States United States 1953–1954 Barry Cassell, Harriss Forrest, Jack Valentine, Mary Elaine Watts
The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. United States United States 1993–1994 27 Bruce Campbell, Julius Carry, Christian Clemenson
The Adventures of Champion United States United States 1955–1956 26 Barry Curtis, Jim Bannon
The Adventures of Cyclone Malone United States United States 1949–1951 Ross Jones Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy.
The Adventures of Jim Bowie United States United States 1956–1958 76 Scott Forbes
The Adventures of Kit Carson United States United States 1951–1955 103 Bill Williams, Don Diamond, Tris Coffin
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin United States United States 1954–1959 164 Lee Aaker, James Brown, Joe Sawyer, Rand Brooks, Rin Tin Tin Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy.
The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok United States United States 1951–1958 113 Guy Madison, Andy Devine
The Alaskans United States United States 1959–1960 37 Roger Moore, Dorothy Provine, Jeff York, Ray Danton
The Americans United States United States 1961 17 Darryl Hickman, Richard Davalos
Alias Smith and Jones United States United States 1971–1973 50 Pete Duel, Ben Murphy, Roger Davis
Annie Oakley United States United States 1954–1957 81 Gail Davis, Brad Johnson, Jimmy Hawkins, Bob Woodward
Barbary Coast United States United States 1975–1976 13 William Shatner, Dennis Cole, Doug McClure
Bat Masterson United States United States 1958–1961 107 Gene Barry
Best of the West United States United States 1981–1982 22
The Big Valley United States United States 1965–1969 112 Barbara Stanwyck, Richard Long, Lee Majors, Linda Evans, Peter Breck
Black Saddle United States United States 1959–1960 44 Peter Breck, Russell Johnson, Anna-Lisa, J. Pat O'Malley, Walter Burke
Bonanza United States United States 1959–1973 430 Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon The second longest-running western series.
Boomtown United States United States 1956–1974 Rex Trailer Children's television series
Boots and Saddles United States United States 1957–1958 38 John M. Pickard, Patrick McVey, Gardner McKay
Bordertown United States United States 1957–1958 38 John M. Pickard, Patrick McVey, Gardner McKay
Branded United States United States 1965–1966 48 Chuck Connors, John Howard, William Bryant
Brave Eagle United States United States 1955–1956 26 Keith Larsen, Bert Wheeler, Kim Winona, Keena Nomkeena, Pat Hogan
Bret Maverick United States United States 1981–1982 18 James Garner, Ed Bruce, Ramon Bieri, Darleen Carr
Broken Arrow United States United States 1956–1958 73 John Lupton, Michael Ansara Based on the film of the same name.
Bronco United States United States 1958–1962 68 Ty Hardin, Joel Grey
Buckskin United States United States 1958–1959 39 Tom Nolan, Sally Brophy, Mike Road
Buffalo Bill Jr. United States United States 1955–1956 42 Dickie Jones, Harry Cheshire, Nancy Gilbert
The Californians United States United States 1957–1959 54 Richard Coogan, Art Fleming, Herbert Rudley, Sean McClory, Adam Kennedy, Carole Mathews, Nan Leslie
Casey Jones United States United States 1957–1958 32 Alan Hale, Jr., Dub Taylor, Bobby Clark, Mary Lawrence, Eddy Waller
Centennial United States United States 1978–1979 12 Based on the novel of the same name.
Cheyenne United States United States 1955–1963 108 Clint Walker
The Chisholms United States United States 1979–1980 13 Robert Preston, Rosemary Harris, Ben Murphy, Mitchell Ryan
The Cisco Kid United States United States 1950–1956 156 Duncan Renaldo, Leo Carrillo
Cimarron City United States United States 1958–1959 26 George Montgomery, John Smith, Audrey Totter, Dan Blocker
Cimarron Strip United States United States 1967–1968 23 Stuart Whitman, Jill Townsend, Percy Herbert, Randy Boone
Circus Boy United States United States 1956–1958 49 Mickey Braddock, Noah Beery, Jr., Robert Lowery, Bimbo the Elephant
Colt .45 United States United States 1957–1960 67 Wayde Preston, Donald May, Kenneth MacDonald Based on the film of the same name.
The Cowboys United States United States 1974 13 Jim Davis, Belinda Balaski, Moses Gunn, Walter Brooke, Robert Carradine, A Martinez Based on the film of the same name.
Custer United States United States 1967 17 Wayne Maunder, Slim Pickens, Robert F. Simon, Michael Dante, Peter Palmer
The Dakotas United States United States 1963 20 Larry Ward, Jack Elam, Chad Everett, Mike Greene
Daniel Boone United States United States 1964–1970 165 Fess Parker, Patricia Blair, Albert Salmi, Ed Ames, Dallas McKennon, Rosey Grier
Davy Crockett United States United States 1954–1955 5 Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen, Jeff York Aired on Disneyland tv series.
Dead Man's Gun United States United States 1997–1999 44 Kris Kristofferson
Dead Man's Walk United States United States 1996 3 David Arquette, Jonny Lee Miller Based on the novel of the same name.
Deadwood United States United States 2004–2006 36
Death Valley Days United States United States 1952–1970 452
The Deputy United States United States 1959–1961 76 Henry Fonda, Allen Case, Read Morgan, Wallace Ford, Betty Lou Keim
Destry United States United States 1964 13 John Gavin
Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre United States United States 1956–1961 149 Dick Powell
Dirty Sally United States United States 1974 13 Jeanette Nolan, Dack Rambo
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman United States United States 1993–1998 150 Jane Seymour, Joe Lando, Chad Allen
Dundee and the Culhane United States United States 1967 13 John Mills, Sean Garrison
Dusty's Trail United States United States 1973–1974 26 Bob Denver, Forrest Tucker, Ivor Francis, Jeannine Riley, Lori Saunders, Lynn Wood, Bill Cort
Empire United States United States 1962–1963 32 Richard Egan, Terry Moore, Ryan O'Neal
Father Murphy United States United States 1981–1983 35 Merlin Olsen, Katherine Cannon, Timothy Gibbs, Moses Gunn
Four Feather Falls United Kingdom United Kingdom 1960 39 Voice artists: Denise Bryer, Kenneth Connor, David Graham, Nicholas Parsons Children's supermarionation series
Frontier United States United States 1955–1956 31 Walter Coy
Frontier Circus United States United States 1961–1962 26 J. Pat O'Malley, Chill Wills
Frontier Doctor United States United States 1958–1959 39 Rex Allen
Frontier Justice United States United States 1958–1961 31 Lew Ayres, Melvyn Douglas, Ralph Bellamy
F Troop United States United States 1965–1967 65 Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Ken Berry, Melody Patterson
Fury United States United States 1955–1960 116 Peter Graves, Bobby Diamond, Jimmy Baird, William Fawcett, Roger Mobley
The Gabby Hayes Show United States United States 1950–1956 George "Gabby" Hayes Children's television series
The Gene Autry Show United States United States 1950–1956 91 Gene Autry, Pat Buttram, Bob Woodward, Champion
The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams United States United States 1977–1978 38 Dan Haggerty, Denver Pyle, Don Shanks Based on the novel of the same name.
Gunslinger United States United States 1961 12 Tony Young
The Guns of Will Sonnett United States United States 1967–1969 50 Walter Brennan, Dack Rambo
Gunsmoke United States United States 1955–1975 635 James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis, Buck Taylor Longest-running prime-time drama of all time.
Harts of the West United States United States 1993–1994 15 Beau Bridges, Lloyd Bridges, Harley Jane Kozak
Have Gun – Will Travel United States United States 1957–1963 225 Richard Boone, Kam Tong
Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans United States United States 1957 39 John Hart, Lon Chaney, Jr. Based on the novel of the same name.
Hawkeye: The First Frontier United States United States 1994–1995 22 Lee Horsley, Lynda Carter, Rodney A. Grant Based on the novel of the same name.
Hec Ramsey United States United States 1972–1974 10 Richard Boone
Hell on Wheels United States United States 2011– 30 Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, Common, Dominique McElligott
Here Come the Brides United States United States 1968–1970 52 Robert Brown, David Soul, Bobby Sherman, Bridget Hanley, Mark Lenard, Joan Blondell
The High Chaparral United States United States 1967–1971 98 Leif Erickson, Cameron Mitchell
Hondo United States United States 1967 17 Ralph Taeger Based on the film of the same name.
Hopalong Cassidy United States United States 1949–1954 52
Hotel de Paree United States United States 1959–1960 33 Earl Holliman, Jeanette Nolan, Judi Meredith, Strother Martin
How the West Was Won United States United States 1976–1979 25 James Arness, Bruce Boxleitner, Fionnula Flanagan Based on the film of the same name.
Into the West United States United States 2005 6 Matthew Settle, Joseph M. Marshall III
The Iron Horse United States United States 1966–1968 47 Dale Robertson, Robert Random, Gary Collins, Ellen Burstyn
Jefferson Drum United States United States 1958 26 Jeff Richards, Eugene Mazzola, Cyril Delevanti, Robert J. Stevenson
Judge Roy Bean United States United States 1955–1956 39 Edgar Buchanan, Jack Buetel, Jackie Loughery
Johnny Ringo United States United States 1959–1960 38 Don Durant, Mark Goddard, Karen Sharpe, Terence De Marney
Klondike United States United States 1960–1961 17 Ralph Taeger, James Coburn, Joi Lansing
Kung Fu United States United States 1972–1975 63 David Carradine
Lancer United States United States 1968–1970 51 James Stacy, Wayne Maunder, Andrew Duggan, Elizabeth Baur
Laramie United States United States 1959–1963 124 John Smith, Robert Fuller
Laredo United States United States 1965–1967 56 Neville Brand, William Smith, Peter Brown, Philip Carey
Law of the Plainsman United States United States 1959–1960 30 Michael Ansara, Gina Gillespie, Robert Harland, Dayton Lummis, Nora Marlowe
Lawman United States United States 1958–1962 156 John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle
The Lazarus Man United States United States 1996 22 Robert Urich
Legacy United States United States 1998–1999 18 Brett Cullen, Jeremy Vincent Garrett, Grayson McCouch, Sharon Leal, Lea Moreno, Steven Williams
Legend United States United States 1995 12 Richard Dean Anderson, John de Lancie
The Legend of Jesse James United States United States 1965–1966 34 Christopher Jones, Allen Case, Ann Doran, Robert J. Wilke, John Milford
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp United States United States 1955–1961 229 Hugh O'Brian, Mason Alan Dinehart, Douglas Fowley
Little House on the Prairie United States United States 1974–1983 203 Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson, Matthew Laborteaux
The Lone Ranger United States United States 1949–1957 221 Clayton Moore, Jay Silverheels
The Loner United States United States 1965–1966 26 Lloyd Bridges
Lonesome Dove United States United States 1989 4 Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Danny Glover, Diane Lane, Anjelica Huston
Lonesome Dove: The Series United States United States 1994–1995 21 Scott Bairstow, Eric McCormack, Christianne Hirt
Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years United States United States 1995–1996 22 Scott Bairstow, Eric McCormack, Kelly Rowan
Mackenzie's Raiders United States United States 1958–1959 39 Richard Carlson
The Magnificent Seven United States United States 1998–2000 31 Michael Biehn, Eric Close, Anthony Starke, Ron Perlman, Rick Worthy, Andrew Kavovit, Dale Midkiff Based on the film of the same name.
A Man Called Shenandoah United States United States 1965–1966 34 Robert Horton
The Man From Blackhawk United States United States 1959–1960 37 Robert Rockwell
Man Without a Gun United States United States 1957–1959 52 Rex Reason, Mort Mills, Harry Harvey, Sr.
The Marshal of Gunsight Pass United States United States 1950 22 Russell Hayden, Eddie Dean
Matt and Jenny on the Wilderness Trail Canada Canada 1979 26 Derrick Jones, Megan Follows
Maverick United States United States 1957–1962 124 James Garner, Jack Kelly, Roger Moore, Robert Colbert
The Monroes United States United States 1966–1967 26 Michael Anderson, Jr., Barbara Hershey, Keith Schultz, Kevin Schultz, Tammy Locke
My Friend Flicka United States United States 1956–1957 39 Johnny Washbrook, Gene Evans, Anita Louise, Frank Ferguson
Nichols United States United States 1971–1972 24 James Garner, Margot Kidder, Stuart Margolin, Alice Ghostley
The Nine Lives of Elfego Baca United States United States 1958–1960 10 Robert Loggia, Robert F. Simon, Lisa Montell Aired on Disneyland tv series.
Northwest Passage United States United States 1958–1959 26 Keith Larsen, Buddy Ebsen, Don Burnett Based on the novel of the same name.
The Oregon Trail United States United States 1977 14 Rod Taylor, Andrew Stevens, Darlene Carr, Charles Napier
The Outcasts United States United States 1968–1969 26 Don Murray, Otis Young
Outlaws United States United States 1960–1962 50 Barton MacLane, Don Collier, Bruce Yarnell, Slim Pickens, Judy Lewis, Jock Gaynor
Outlaws United States United States 1986–1987 12 Rod Taylor, William Lucking, Patrick Houser, Charles Napier, Richard Roundtree
Overland Trail United States United States 1960 17 William Bendix, Doug McClure
Paradise United States United States 1988–1991 56 Lee Horsley, Jenny Beck
Pistols 'n' Petticoats United States United States 1966–1967 26 Ann Sheridan, Ruth McDevitt, Carole Wells, Douglas Fowley, Gary Vinson
Ponderosa United States United States 2001–2002 20 Daniel Hugh Kelly, Matthew Carmody, Drew Powell, Jared Daperis
Pony Express United States United States 1959–1960 35 Grant Sullivan, Don Dorrell
Queen of Swords Canada Canada
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Spain Spain
2000–2001 22 Tessie Santiago, Paulina Galvez, Valentine Pelka, Anthony Lemke, Peter Wingfield, Elsa Pataky Nominated for Outstanding lead actress in a syndicated drama series
Filmed at Texas Hollywood, Almeria, Spain
The Quest United States United States 1976 15 Kurt Russell, Tim Matheson
The Range Rider United States United States 1951–1953 79 Jock Mahoney, Dick Jones
Rango United States United States 1967 17 Norman Alden, Tim Conway, Guy Marks
Rawhide United States United States 1959–1966 217 Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, Sheb Wooley, John Ireland, Raymond St. Jacques
The Rebel United States United States 1959–1961 76 Nick Adams
Red Ryder United States United States 1951 1 Jim Bannon
Red Ryder United States United States 1956 1 Allan Lane
Redigo United States United States 1963 15 Richard Egan, Rudy Solari, Roger Davis
The Restless Gun United States United States 1957–1959 78 John Payne
The Rifleman United States United States 1958–1963 163 Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix
Riverboat United States United States 1959–1961 44 Darren McGavin, Burt Reynolds, Noah Beery, Jr.
The Road West United States United States 1966–1967 29 Barry Sullivan, Kathryn Hays, Andrew Prine, Glenn Corbett, Brenda Scott, Kelly Corcoran, Charles Seel
The Rough Riders United States United States 1958–1959 39 Kent Taylor, Jan Merlin, Peter Whitney
The Rounders United States United States 1966–1967 17 Ron Hayes, Patrick Wayne, Chill Wills, Walker Edmiston, Strother Martin, James Brown
The Roy Rogers Show United States United States 1951–1957 100 Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Pat Brady, Trigger, the Golden Palomino, Bullet, the Wonder Dog
The Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Show United States United States 1962 12 Roy Rogers, Dale Evans Rogers, Pat Brady, Cliff Arquette
Sara United States United States 1976 12 Brenda Vaccaro, Jerry Hardin, Michael LeClair Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy.
Shane United States United States 1966 17 David Carradine, Bert Freed, Jill Ireland
Sheriff of Cochise United States United States 1956–1958 138 John Bromfield, Stan Jones
Shotgun Slade United States United States 1959–1961 78 Scott Brady
Sky King United States United States 1951–1959 72 Kirby Grant, Gloria Winters, Ron Hagerthy, Ewing Mitchell, Chubby Johnson
Stagecoach West United States United States 1960–1961 38 Wayne Rogers, Robert Bray, Richard Eyer
State Trooper United States United States 1956–1959 104 Rod Cameron, Robert Armstrong
Steve Donovan, Western Marshal United States United States 1955–1956 39 Douglas Kennedy, Eddy Waller
Stoney Burke United States United States 1962–1963 32 Jack Lord, Warren Oates, Robert Dowdell, Bruce Dern
Sugarfoot United States United States 1957–1961 69 Will Hutchins, Jack Elam
Tales of the Texas Rangers United States United States 1955–1958 52 Willard Parker, Harry Lauter
Tales of Wells Fargo United States United States 1957–1962 200 Dale Robertson, William Demarest, Virginia Christine, Jack Ging
The Tall Man United States United States 1960–1962 75 Barry Sullivan, Clu Gulager
Tate United States United States 1960 13 David McLean
Temple Houston United States United States 1963–1964 26 Jeffrey Hunter, Jack Elam, James Best, Frank Ferguson, Chubby Johnson, Mary Wickes
The Texan United States United States 1958–1960 78 Rory Calhoun
Texas John Slaughter United States United States 1958–1961 17 Tom Tryon Aired on Disneyland tv series.
Tombstone Territory United States United States 1957–1960 93 Pat Conway, Richard Eastham
Trackdown United States United States 1957–1959 70 Robert Culp, Ellen Corby, Peter Leeds
The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters United States United States 1963–1964 26 Kurt Russell, Dan O'Herlihy, Charles Bronson, Donna Anderson, Michael Witney, Meg Wyllie Based on the novel of the same name.
26 Men United States United States 1957–1959 78 Tristram Coffin, Kelo Henderson
Two Faces West United States United States 1960–1961 39 Charles Bateman, Francis De Sales, Joyce Meadows, Paul Comi
Union Pacific United States United States 1958–1959 38 Jeff Morrow, Judson Pratt, Susan Cummings
The Virginian United States United States 1962–1971 249 James Drury, Doug McClure
Wagon Train United States United States 1957–1965 284 Ward Bond, Robert Horton, John McIntire, Robert Fuller
Wanted: Dead or Alive United States United States 1958–1961 94 Steve McQueen
The Westerner United States United States 1960 13 Brian Keith, John Dehner
Whiplash Australia Australia
United Kingdom United Kingdom
1960–1961 34 Peter Graves, Anthony Wickert
Whispering Smith United States United States 1961 26 Audie Murphy, Guy Mitchell, Sam Buffington Based on the film of the same name.
Wichita Town United States United States 1959–1960 26 Joel McCrea, Jody McCrea, Carlos Romero, George Neise, Robert Foulk
The Wide Country United States United States 1962–1963 28 Earl Holliman, Andrew Prine, Slim Pickens
The Wild Wild West United States United States 1965–1969 104 Robert Conrad, Ross Martin
Wildside United States United States 1985 6 Howard Rollins, William Smith, Sandy McPeak, J. Eddie Peck, Terry Funk, John D'Aquino, Meg Ryan
Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa United States United States 1992–1994 26 Pat Fraley, Jim Cummings, Jeff Bennett, Joe Piscopo, Kay Lenz, Troy Davidson Animated television series
Wrangler United States United States 1960 6 Jason Evers
Yancy Derringer United States United States 1958–1959 34 Jock Mahoney, X Brands, Frances Bergen
The Yellow Rose United States United States 1983–84 22 Sam Elliott, David Soul, Edward Albert, Cybill Shepherd, Chuck Connors, Noah Beery, Jr., Ken Curtis, Robin Wright, Jane Russell
Young Maverick United States United States 1979 8 Charles Frank, Susan Blanchard, John Dehner, Howard Duff, John McIntire, Donna Mills, Harry Dean Stanton, James Woods
The Young Pioneers United States United States 1978 3 Linda Purl, Roger Kern, Mare Winningham, Robert Donner, Robert Hays, Jeff Cotler
The Young Riders United States United States 1989–1992 68 Stephen Baldwin, Josh Brolin, Brett Cullen, Travis Fine, Don Franklin, Melissa Leo, Ty Miller, Christopher Pettiet, Gregg Rainwater, Yvonne Suhor, Clare Wren, Anthony Zerbe
Zorro United States United States 1957–1961 78 Guy Williams, Gene Sheldon, Henry Calvin, George J. Lewis Aired on Disneyland TV series.
Zorro and Son United States United States 1983 5 Henry Darrow, Paul Regina, Bill Dana
Zorro United States United States 1990–1993 88 Duncan Regehr, Patrice Martinez, James Victor, Juan Diego Botto Nominated for 1 Young Artist Award
Unaired pilot filmed at Texas Hollywood, Spain
Series filmed Madrid, Spain

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