Favorite Western TV seriesby djzilla | created - 25 Apr 2013 | updated - 27 Dec 2013 | Public
When you think of TV Westerns most people think of Gunsmoke or Bonanza. Here is a list of Western TV series that contains some heavyweights and some rare titles. All are high entertaining wholesome entertainment from an era of television seemingly long gone. Long live the Western!
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1. The Virginian (1962–1971)
TV-PG | 75 min | Western
Personable Western series based in Wyoming from the 1890s onward.
Truly one of the epic western tv series. 9 years on television with a hour and a half an episode this series had high production values, great stars, strong plots, a variety of guest stars resulting in a worthwhile piece of television history. Highly recommended. The entire series is now available on DVD!
2. Cheyenne (1955–1963)
TV-G | 60 min | Western
After the Civil War, nomadic adventurer Cheyenne Bodie roamed the west looking for fights, women, and bad guys to beat up. His job changed from episode to episode.
Cheyenne, Cheyenne, where will you be campin' tonight?
Lonely man, Cheyenne, will your heart stay free and light?
Dream, Cheyenne, of a girl you may never love
Move along, Cheyenne, like the restless cloud up above
The wind that blows, that comes and goes, has been your only home But will the wild wind one day cease and you'll no longer roam
Move along, Cheyenne, the next pasture's always so green Driftin' on, Cheyenne don't forget the things you have seen And when you settle down where will it be, Cheyenne Cheyenne!
3. Laramie (1959–1963)
TV-PG | 60 min | Western
It is the 1870s in the Wyoming Territory, Slim Sherman and his fourteen-year-old brother Andy try to hang on to their ranch after their father's death.
I can't help but love Laramie. With two attractive leads in John Smith and Robert Fuller, strong action packed story lines and decent guest stars this is one of the best pieces of family westerns ever broadcast. Sadly not often remembered as much as the big westerns this series is worth while seeking out. The series is out on DVD and while the quality of DVDs is not perfect its worth getting for this piece of American tv history!
9. The Deputy (1959–1961)
30 min | Western
The Deputy is Clay McCord, a storekeeper in 1880's Silver City, Arizona Territories, who is an expert shot, but refuses to use his gun, because he believes they are the major cause of ... See full summary »
10. Whispering Smith (1961– )
TV-PG | 30 min | Western
Whispering Smith was a detective on the Denver, Colorado Police Department in the 1870s. This show took case histories from Smith's adventures. George Romack was Smith's partner and John ... See full summary »
11. Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962)
TV-14 | 60 min | Western
Agent Jim Hardie shifts over its history from being mostly an Agent helping Wells Fargo cope with bad guys, to being the owner of a ranch near San Francisco, California, who still does some... See full summary »
14. The Texan (1958–1960)
30 min | Western
The Texan, a Civil War Veteran whose reputation of being the fastest gun in the west precedes him, roams across Texas from town to town, not looking for trouble, but trouble finds him.
15. Sugarfoot (1957–1961)
60 min | Western
Correspondence-school law graduate Tom Brewster travels west to seek his fortune. Unfortunately, his "cowboy" abilities leave a lot to be desired and earn him the nickname "Sugarfoot", ... See full summary »
16. Cimarron City (1958–1960)
Approved | 60 min | Western
Cimmaron City is booming due to oil and gold and hopes to become capital of the future state of Oklahoma. Matthew Rockford is the son of the city's founder; he's now mayor and a major cattle rancher. Sheriff Temple must keep law and order.
18. Riverboat (1959–1961)
60 min | Adventure, Western
Grey Holden wins a river boat in a poker game, which he then pilots, along with his crew, in various adventures along the Mississippi River. This action series is set in the nineteenth century.