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TV Shows & Series: Best Western TV Shows/Series

The Western is a genre set in the American frontier and commonly associated with folk tales of the Western United States, particularly the Southwestern United States, as well as Northern Mexico and Western Canada. It is commonly referred to as the "Old West" or the "Wild West" and depicted in Western media as a hostile, sparsely populated frontier in a state of near-total lawlessness patrolled by outlaws, sheriffs, and numerous other stock "gunslinger" characters. Western narratives often concern the gradual attempts to tame the crime-ridden American West using wider themes of justice, freedom, rugged individualism, Manifest Destiny, and the national history and identity of the United States. ()

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Westworld(2016-2022)

TV-MA
| 1h per episode | Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Western
4.0/5 (with 2,324 votes)

A dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, it explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.

Yellowstone(2018-)

TV-MA
| 42min per episode | Western, Drama
4.1/5 (with 724 votes)

Follow the violent world of the Dutton family, who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States. Led by their patriarch John Dutton, the family defends their property against constant attack by land developers, an Indian reservation, and America’s first National Park.

Cowboy Bebop(1998-1999)

4.3/5 (with 623 votes)

In 2071, roughly fifty years after an accident with a hyperspace gateway made the Earth almost uninhabitable, humanity has colonized most of the rocky planets and moons of the Solar System. Amid a rising crime rate, the Inter Solar System Police (ISSP) set up a legalized contract system, in which registered bounty hunters, also referred to as "Cowboys", chase criminals and bring them in alive in return for a reward.

Little House on the Prairie(1974-1983)

45min per episode | Western, Drama, Kids & Family
4.0/5 (with 389 votes)

Little House on the Prairie is an American Western drama television series, starring Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert, and Karen Grassle, about a family living on a farm in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, in the 1870s and 1880s.

Wynonna Earp(2016-2021)

4.0/5 (with 344 votes)

Wyatt Earp's great granddaughter Wynonna battles demons and other creatures with her unique abilities and a posse of dysfunctional allies - the only thing that can bring the paranormal to justice.

Deadwood(2004-2006)

TV-MA
| 55min per episode | Western, Crime, Drama
4.0/5 (with 317 votes)

The story of the early days of Deadwood, South Dakota; woven around actual historic events with most of the main characters based on real people. Deadwood starts as a gold mining camp and gradually turns from a lawless wild-west community into an organized wild-west civilized town. The story focuses on the real-life characters Seth Bullock and Al Swearengen.

Bonanza(1959-1973)

TV-PG
| 49min per episode | Western, Action & Adventure
3.8/5 (with 178 votes)

The High-Sierra adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community.

Hell on Wheels(2011-2016)

TV-14
| 1h per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama, Western
3.8/5 (with 177 votes)

The epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on Cullen Bohannon, a Confederate soldier who sets out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who killed his wife. His journey takes him west to Hell on Wheels, a dangerous, raucous, lawless melting pot of a town that travels with and services the construction of the first transcontinental railroad, an engineering feat unprecedented for its time.

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman(1993-1998)

47min per episode | Western, Drama
3.8/5 (with 171 votes)

Dr. Michaela Quinn journeys to Colorado Springs to be the town's physician after her father's death in 1868.

1883(2021-2022)

TV-MA
| 59min per episode | Western, Drama
4.2/5 (with 134 votes)

Follow the Dutton family as they embark on a journey west through the Great Plains toward the last bastion of untamed America. A stark retelling of Western expansion, and an intense study of one family fleeing poverty to seek a better future in America’s promised land — Montana.

Longmire(2012-2017)

TV-14
| 45min per episode | Western, Crime, Drama
3.9/5 (with 107 votes)

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Kung Fu(1972-1975)

3.8/5 (with 77 votes)

The adventures of a Shaolin Monk as he wanders the American West armed only with his skill in Kung Fu.

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Broken Trail(2006)

3h 4min per episode | Western, Drama
3.5/5 (with 67 votes)

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Directed by Walter Hill - With Robert Duvall

Outer Range(2022-)

TV-MA
| 50min per episode | Western, Mystery
3.4/5 (with 56 votes)

A rancher fighting for his land and family stumbles upon an unfathomable mystery at the edge of Wyoming’s wilderness, forcing a confrontation with the Unknown in ways both intimate and cosmic in the untamable American West.

Gunsmoke(1955-1975)

TV-G
| 45min per episode | Western, Action & Adventure
3.4/5 (with 36 votes)

Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman MacDonnell and writer John Meston. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West. The central character is lawman Marshal Matt Dillon, played by William Conrad on radio and James Arness on television.

Zorro(1957-1959)

3.9/5 (with 35 votes)

Diego de la Vega, the son of a wealthy landowner, returns from his studies in Spain and discovers that Los Angeles is under the command of Capitan Monastario, a cruel man who relishes in the misuse of his power for personal gain. Knowing that he cannot hope to single-handedly defeat Monastario and his troops, Diego resorts to subterfuge. He adopts the secret identity of Zorro, a sinister figure dressed in black, and rides to fight Monastario's injustice.

The English(2022)

TV-MA
| 49min per episode | Drama, Western
3.8/5 (with 32 votes)

An aristocratic Englishwoman, Lady Cornelia Locke, arrives into the new and wild landscape of the West to wreak revenge on the man she sees as responsible for the death of her son.

Deputy(2020)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Western, Drama, Crime
3.8/5 (with 30 votes)

When the Los Angeles County’s Sheriff dies, an arcane rule forged back in the Wild West thrusts the most unlikely man into the job: a fifth-generation lawman, more comfortable taking down bad guys than navigating a sea of politics, who won’t rest until justice is served.

The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.(1993-1994)

3.6/5 (with 29 votes)

A tough-as-rawhide cowpoke, debonair ladies' man and Harvard-educated smarty-britches roams from Frisco to Jalisco in pursuit of outlaws who killed his father...and in search of a mysterious orb possessing out-of-this world powers. Hot lead and cool anachronisms await Brisco as he and his sidekicks - including Comet, the intellectual equine who doesn't know he's a horse - fight for justice in the way, way, way-out West.

Damnation(2017-2018)

TV-MA
| 42min per episode | Western
3.5/5 (with 27 votes)

Seth Davenport is masquerading as a small town Iowa preacher in the hopes of starting a full-blown insurrection against the status quo, unaware that an industrialist tycoon has hired a professional strikebreaker to stop the uprising by any means necessary. An epic saga of the secret history of the 1930’s American heartland, chronicling the mythic conflict and bloody struggle between big money and the downtrodden, God and greed, charlatans, and prophets.

Into the West(2005)

TV-14
| 1h 30min per episode | Western, Drama, Action & Adventure
4.1/5 (with 26 votes)

The lives of two families, one white American, one native American, become mingled through the momentous events of American expansion, between 1825 and 1890.

Directed by Robert Dornhelm

The Good Lord Bird(2020)

TV-MA
| 50min per episode | Western, Drama
3.8/5 (with 21 votes)

Enslaved teenager Henry Shackleford, aka Little Onion, becomes a member in abolitionist John Brown’s motley family during the Bleeding Kansas era before the Civil War.

Billy the Kid(2022-)

TV-MA
| 51min per episode | Western, Drama
3.7/5 (with 21 votes)

An epic romantic adventure series based on the life of famous American outlaw Billy the Kid — from his humble Irish roots, to his early days as a cowboy and gunslinger in the American frontier, to his pivotal role in the Lincoln County War and beyond.

The Wild Wild West(1965-1969)

3.8/5 (with 21 votes)

The Wild Wild West is an American television series Developed at a time when the television western was losing ground to the spy genre, this show was conceived by its creator, Michael Garrison, as "James Bond on horseback." Set during the administration of President Ulysses Grant, the series followed Secret Service agents James West and Artemus Gordon as they solved crimes, protected the President, and foiled the plans of megalomaniacal villains to take over all or part of the United States.The show also featured a number of fantasy elements, such as the technologically advanced devices used by the agents and their adversaries. The combination of the Victorian era time-frame and the use of Verne-esque style technology have inspired some to give the show credit for the origins of the steam punk subculture.

Texas Rising(2015)

TV-14
| 1h 25min per episode | Drama, Western
3.3/5 (with 20 votes)

A chronicle of the Texas Revolution, the uprising against the tyranny of Mexican dictator Santa Anna, from the battle of the Alamo to the battle of San Jacinto, and the rise of the Texas Rangers.

1923(2022-)

TV-MA
| Drama, Western
4.3/5 (with 18 votes)

Follow a new generation of the Dutton family during the early twentieth century when pandemics, historic drought, the end of Prohibition and the Great Depression all plague the mountain west, and the Duttons who call it home.

The Rifleman(1958-1963)

30min per episode | Action & Adventure, Western
3.7/5 (with 17 votes)

The Rifleman is an American Western television program starring Chuck Connors as rancher Lucas McCain and Johnny Crawford as his son, Mark McCain. It was set in the 1880s in the town of North Fork, New Mexico Territory. The show was filmed in black-and-white, half-hour episodes. "The Rifleman" aired on ABC from September 30, 1958 to April 8, 1963 as a production of Four Star Television. It was one of the first prime time series to have a widowed parent raise a child.

The Big Valley(1965-1969)

50min per episode | Western
3.0/5 (with 16 votes)

The Big Valley is an American western television series which ran on ABC from September 15, 1965, to May 19, 1969. The show stars Barbara Stanwyck, as the widow of a wealthy nineteenth century California rancher. It was created by A.I. Bezzerides and Louis F. Edelman, and produced by Levy-Gardner-Laven for Four Star Television.

Lucky Luke(1984-1992)

NR
| 26min per episode | Animation, Comedy, Kids & Family, Western, Kids & Family
3.4/5 (with 16 votes)

Lucky Luke, with his horse Double Six, travels the Old West to right wrongs and bring evildoers (usually his traditional enemies the Dalton Brothers) to justice. "The man who shoots faster than his shadow."

Vegas(2012-2013)

TV-14
| 44min per episode | Western, Drama
3.7/5 (with 16 votes)

Ralph Lamb wants to be left in peace to run his ranch, but Las Vegas is now swelling with outsiders and corruption which are intruding on his simple life. Recalling Lamb's command as a military police officer during World War II, the Mayor appeals to his sense of duty to look into a murder of a casino worker – and so begins Lamb’s clash with Vincent Savino, a ruthless Chicago gangster who plans to make Vegas his own.

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