10 Greatest Classic TV Westerns

10 fantastic TV Westerns that span from the '50s to the '90s and represent the best of the genre ! Adventure, romance, suspense, drama & a few laughs these shoes have transported and entertained for decades !
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1.
The Rifleman (1958 TV Series)
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The adventures of a Wild West rancher wielding a customized rapid fire Winchester rifle and his son. (30 mins.)
“ Starring: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford.

Fun Fact: Johnny Crawford also enjoyed a Pop Music career in the early '60s. ” - lacroixdarling
 
2.
The Wild Wild West (1965 TV Series)
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Two Secret Service agents, equipped with a wide array of gizmos, work for the government in the Old West. (50 mins.)
“ Starring: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin

Fun Fact: As butt-kicking Jim West, Robert Conrad did most of his own stunt work ! ” - lacroixdarling
 
3.
Bonanza (1959 TV Series)
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The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community. (49 mins.)
“ Starring: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker

Fun Fact: Lorne Greene had a #1 hit single in 1964 when "Ringo" went to the top of the charts. ” - lacroixdarling
 
4.
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993 TV Series)
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The trials and adventures of a female doctor in a small wild west town. (60 mins.)
“ Starring: Jane Seymour, Joe Lando, Chad Allen

Fun Fact: Jane Seymour was hospitalized for food poisoning while participating in Dancing With The Stars ! ” - lacroixdarling
 
5.
Bat Masterson (1958 TV Series)
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Dressed-up dandy (derby and cane), gambler and lawman roams the West charming women and defending the unjustly accused. His primary weapon was his wit (and cane) rather than his gun. (30 mins.)
“ Starring: Gene Barry

Fun Fact: Gene Barry was cast as Eve Arden's love interest in the sitcom "Our Miss Brooks". ” - lacroixdarling
 
6.
The Roy Rogers Show (1951 TV Series)
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The Double R Ranch featured "The King of the Cowboys" Roy, his "Smartest Horse in the Movies" Trigger, "Queen of the West" Dale, her horse Buttermilk, their dog Bullet, and even Pat's jeep, Nellybelle. (30 mins.)
“ Starring: Roy Rogers, Dale Evans

Fun Fact: The Dixie Chicks once called an early independent release "Thank Heavens For Dale Evans" ! ” - lacroixdarling
 
7.
The Cisco Kid (1950 TV Series)
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The Cisco Kid and his English-mangling sidekick Pancho travel the old west in the grand tradition of the Lone Ranger... (30 mins.)
“ Starring: Duncan Renaldo, Leo Carillo

Fun Fact: The Cisco Kid was one of the first TV series shown in color ” - lacroixdarling
 
8.
The Lone Ranger (1949 TV Series)
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The adventures of the masked hero and his Native American partner. (30 mins.)
“ Starring: Clayton Moore, Jay Silverheels

Fun Fact: Was ABC's first hit series. ” - lacroixdarling
 
9.
The Big Valley (1965 TV Series)
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The Wild West adventures of the Barkley family in California's San Joaquin Valley. (60 mins.)
“ Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Linda Evans

Fun Fact: Linda Evans also appeared on Bachelor Father as a teen with a crush on John Forsythe's character. She of course would later marry Forsythe on Dynasty. ” - lacroixdarling
 
10.
Gunsmoke (1955 TV Series)
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Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in the rough and tumble Dodge City. (60 mins.)
“ Starring: James Arness, Amanda Blake

Fun Fact: Remains television's longest running Drama running for 20 seasons from 1955-75 ! ” - lacroixdarling