Westerns flourished from the beginning of film and continued to be crowd-pleasers in the early days of television. For the most part, they presented a polished version of the early era of expansionism in the United States of America. The early series often involved the resolution of personal conflict, extolling those who made the choice for what was right and descrying the wrong decisions. In other words, they presented a heroic image to which audiences (especially the juvenile crowd) could aspire. This generally also resulted in endings where the good guys won and the bad guys were punished, leaving audiences with a sense of resolution and security. As time progressed, they became more realistic and the “good guys” sometimes became indistinguishable from the “bad guys.”

 

An illustration of the western moral system is found in Fran Stryker’s The Lone Ranger’s Creed:

 

I believe that to have a friend,
a man must be one.

 

That all men are created equal
and that everyone has within himself
the power to make this a better world.

 

That God put the firewood there
but that every man
must gather and light it himself.

 

In being prepared
physically, mentally, and morally
to fight when necessary
for what is right.

 

That a man should make the most
of what equipment he has.

 

That “this government,
of the people, by the people
and for the people”*
shall live always.

 

That men should live by
the rule of what is best
for the greatest number.

 

That sooner or later…
somewhere…somehow…
we must settle with the world
and make payment for what we have taken.

 

That all things change but truth,
and that truth alone, lives on forever.

 

In my Creator, my country, my fellow man.”

 

*Gettysburg Address, Lincoln, Abraham, (November 19, 1863)

 

 

Some series were fictionalized stories of the lives of historic figures such as Annie Oakley, George Armstrong Custer, Judge Roy Bean, Billy the Kid, Jessie James, and more, or incorporated characters or references to historical figures (William Tecumseh Sherman, Ulysses S. Grant, and Shanghai Pierce, to drop a few names).

 

Animals often gave their human counterparts a run for the spotlight. Equines, such as Apache, Ruth, Champion, Trigger, Buttermilk, Fury, Flicka, Old Fooler, and Tornado were stars in their own right. Other four -footed pals included Rin-Tin-Tin, Bullet, King, Brown, Sam, and Bimbo, an elephant that must be remembered.

 

As the time of Westerns ran from sunrise to sunset and societal attitudes changed, some series began to reflect upon the social issues confronting the viewing public to encourage a more socially acceptable behavior than that which was actually occurring (or had been the reality in the Old West). Some of those series will be presented in detail on this website. Examples include Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Have Gun – Will Travel, Laramie, The Big Valley, The Magnificent Seven, The Outcasts,  and The Quest.

 

Sometimes there were similarities between episodes. For example, compare and contrast:

 

Cheyenne “The Dark Rider“
Season 2, Episode 1, September 11, 1956
Writers: Howard Browne and Roy Huggins

 

with

 

Maverick “ Yellow River”
Season 2, Episode 2, February 8, 1959
Writer: Howard Browne

 

 

Tales of Wells Fargo “The Gun”                                                    
Season 2, Episode 32, April 14, 1958
Writers: Steve Fisher (Teleplay), Dwight Newton (Story)

 

with

 

Laramie “The Renegade Brand”
Season 4, Episode 21, February 26, 1963
Writer: Paul Savage

                                     Note: Jeanette Nolan plays the pivotal character in both episodes

 

 

Laramie “The Star Trail”
Season 1, Episode 6, October 13, 1959
Writer: Douglas Heyes

 

with

 

Laramie “Naked Steel”
Season 4, Episode 13, January 1, 1963
Writers: Donald S. Sanford & John Champion

 

 

 

Trackdown “The San Saba Incident” “
Season 1, Episode 3, October 18, 1957
Writer: D. D. Beauchamp

 

with

 

Wanted Dead or Alive “ Prison Trail “
Season 2, Episode 31, May 14, 1960
Writer: D. D. Beauchamp

 

 

There were crossovers:

  • “Misfire” Season 1 Episode 7 (December 10, 1957) of Sugarfoot featured James Garner as Bret Maverick (Maverick)
  • “Price On His Head” Season 1, Episode 17 (April 29, 1958) of Sugarfoot featured Jack Kelly as Bart Maverick (Maverick)
  • “The Canary Kid” Season 2, Episode 5 (November 11, 1958) of Sugarfoot included an appearance by Wayde Preston as Christopher Colt (Colt .45)
  • “Return of the Canary Kid” Season 2, Episode 11 (February 3, 1959) of Sugarfoot included an appearance by Wayde Preston as Christopher Colt (Colt .45)
  • “Trial of the Canary Kid” Season 3, Episode 1 (September 15, 1959) of Sugarfoot included appearances by Wayde Preston as Christopher Colt (Colt .45), Ty Hardin as Bronco Layne (Bronco), and Peter Brown as Deputy Johnny McKay (Lawman). The character Dan Troop (Lawman) is mentioned, but John Russell does not appear.
  • “The Canary Kid, Inc.” Season 3, Episode 5 (November 10, 1959) of Sugarfoot included an appearance by Wayde Preston as Christopher Colt (Colt .45)
  • “Hadley’s Hunters” Season 4, Episode 2 (September 25, 1960) of Maverick was replete with talent, including Will Hutchins as Tom “Sugarfoot” Brewster (Sugarfoot), Clint Walker as Cheyenne Bodie (Cheyenne), Peter Brown as Deputy Johnny McKay (Lawman), John Russell as Marshal Dan Troop (Lawman), and Ty Hardin as Bronco Layne (Bronco)
  • “Duel at Judas Basin” Season 4, Episode 7 (January 30, 1961) of Cheyenne included both of the other members of the wheel – Ty Hardin as Bronco Layne (Bronco) and Will Hutchins as Tom “Sugarfoot” Brewster (Sugarfoot)
  • “Angel” Season 4, Episode 7 (March 6, 1961) of Sugarfoot has, as a member of the cast, Ty Hardin as Bronco Layne (Bronco)
  • “Yankee Tornado” Season 3, Episode 7 (March 13, 1961) of Bronco had another member of The Cheyenne Show wheel show up – Will Hutchins as Tom “Sugarfoot” Brewster (Sugarfoot)
  • “The Greater Glory” Season 5, Episode 13 (May 5, 15, 1961) of Cheyenne also featured Will Hutchins as Tom “Sugarfoot” Brewster (Sugarfoot)

 

 

Let us not forget the parodies:

  • “Gun-Shy” Season 2, Episode 16, January 11, 1959 of Maverick clearly pulls Gunsmoke‘s leg. Also mentioned, a gunfighter who came through town handing out business cards, an obvious reference to Paladin of Have Gun – Will Travel
  • Maverick may also have made fun of Sugarfoot in “Bolt from the Blue” Season 4 Episode 11 (November 27, 1960) when Will Hutchins appears as a lawyer, whose name is never spoke.
  • Maverick  spoofed Bonanza in “Three Queens Full” Season 5, Episode 4, November 12, 1961 when Bart meets the Wheelwrights and successfully marries off the sons (Henry, Moose, and Small Paul). Finally!

 

 

or the allusion:

  • “Hadley’s Hunters” Season 4, Episode 2 (September 25, 1960) of Maverick, in which Bart Maverick finds Christopher Colt’s satchel on a desk and his gun belt hung up as a tribute to Colt .45, whose final episode had occurred on June 21, 1960

 

 

Roles were reprised:

  • “Clancy” Season 1, Episode 1 (November 28, 1979) of Young Maverick featured James Garner as Bret Maverick (Maverick), the uncle of Ben Maverick (Beau Maverick’s son). Both James Garner (Bret Maverick of Maverick) and Jack Kelly (Bart Maverick of Maverick) appeared as Ben Maverick’s uncles in the September 3, 1978 pilot for Young Maverick, starring Charles Frank, a made-for-TV movie entitled The New Maverick
  • The character Bret Maverick (Maverick) was reprised by James Garner in an 18 episode series Bret Maverick (December 1, 1981 – May 4, 1982)
  • “A Gathering of Guns” Season 2, Episode 1 (September 10, 1989) of Paradise finds both Gene Barry and Hugh O’Brien reprising their roles as Bat Masterson (Bat Masterson) and Wyatt Earp (The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp), respectively with Hugh O’Brien again appearing as Wyatt Earp in the next episode
  • “Home Again” Season 2, Episode 2 (September 16, 1989) of Paradise with Hugh O’Brien as Wyatt Earp (The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp)
  • “Gunfighters” Season 3, Episode 6 (February 27, 1995) of Kung Fu: The Legend Continues included Clint Walker as Cheyenne Bodie (Cheyenne)

 

 

Of note:

  • James Garner also appeared as Bret Maverick (Maverick) in the film Alias Jessie James starring Bob Hope. Unfortunately, his scenes were deleted.  Additionally, Gene Autry appeared as Gene Autry (The Gene Autry Show), James Arness as Marshall Matt Dillon (Gunsmoke), Ward Bond as Major Seth Adams (Wagon Train), Gail Davis as Annie Oakley (Annie Oakley), Hugh O’Brien as Wyatt Earp (The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp), Fess Parker as Davy Crockett (Davy Crockett), Roy Rogers as Roy Rogers (The Roy Rogers Show), Trigger as Trigger ( (The Roy Rogers Show), and Jay Silverheels as Tonto (The Lone Ranger)
  • The Gambler Returns: the Luck of the Draw (a made-for-TV movie) featured numerous television role reprisals, including Clint Walker as Cheyenne Bodie (Cheyenne), Gene Barry as Bat Masterson (Bat Masterson), David Carradine as Caine (Kung Fu), Chuck Connors as Lucas McCain (The Rifleman), Johnny Crawford as Mark McCain (The Rifleman) and Brian Keith (The Westerner)

 

There have been quite a mulligan stew of western styles aimed at both adult and juvenile audiences, including dramas, comedy, variety, reality-based, mini-series, and made-for-TV movies.  Popularity cannot really be judged just by the number of years that a series ran. Some shows participated in a wheel format (for example: The Cheyenne Show) that alternated, on a weekly basis, a group of shows. Therefore, it seemed more revealing to list shows in order of the number of episodes presented on the small screen. In descending order** series that survived at least one hundred episodes included:

 

All Westerns:

  1. Gunsmoke – 635 episodes
  2. Death Valley Days – 452 episodes
  3. Bonanza – 430 episodes
  4. Wagon Train – 284 episodes
  5. The Virginian – 249 episodes
  6. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp – 229 episodes
  7. Have Gun – Will Travel – 225 episodes
  8. The Lone Ranger – 221 episodes
  9. Rawhide – 217 episodes
  10. Little House on the Prairie/Little House: A New Beginning – 203 episodes
  11. Tales of Wells Fargo – 201 episodes
  12. Daniel Boone – 165 episodes
  13. The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin – 164 episodes
  14. The Rifleman – 163 episodes
  15. Lawman – 156 episodes
  16. The Cisco Kid – 156 episodes
  17. Sheriff of Cochise / U. S. Marshal – 156 episodes
  18. Dick Powell’s Zane Grey Theater – 149 episodes
  19. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman – 149 episodes
  20. Laramie – 124 episodes
  21. Maverick – 124 episodes
  22. Fury – 116 episodes
  23. The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok – 113 episodes
  24. The Big Valley – 112 episodes
  25. Cheyenne – 108 episodes
  26. Bat Masterson – 107 episodes
  27. The Adventures of Kit Carson – 105 episodes
  28. State Trooper – 104 episodes
  29. The Wild Wild West – 104 episodes
  30. The Roy Rogers Show – 100 episodes

 

 

The Top 10 Western / Juvenile series** were:

  1. The Lone Ranger – 221 episodes
  2. The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin – 164 episodes
  3. The Cisco Kid – 156 episodes
  4. Howdy Doody Show – 132 episodes
  5. Fury – 116 episodes
  6. The Adventures of Kit Carson – 105 episodes
  7. The Roy Rogers Show – 100 episodes
  8. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon – 78 episodes
  9. Sky King – 72 episodes
  10. The Adventures of Cyclone Malone – 65 episodes

 

 

The Top 10 Western / Adult series** included:

  1. Gunsmoke – 635 episodes
  2. Death Valley Days – 452 episodes
  3. Bonanza – 430 episodes
  4. Wagon Train – 284 episodes
  5. The Virginian – 249 episodes
  6. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp – 229 episodes
  7. Have Gun – Will Travel – 225 episodes
  8. Rawhide – 217 episodes
  9. Little House on the Prairie/Little House: A New Beginning – 203 episodes
  10. Tales of Wells Fargo – 201 episodes

 

**based upon the data determined to date

 

Alphabetical Listing of Western Television Series

 

# and A

TitleGenreCountry of OriginOriginal Viewing DatesTime Slot (minutes)NetworkNumber of EpisodesPilot/Basis
Spinoff fromOpening Credit Cast List
26 MenWestern / dramaUnited States of AmericaOctober 15, 1957 - June 30, 195930CBS 78Based on cases of the Arizona Rangers"Tris" (Tristam) Coffin, Kelo Henderson
Above the LawWestern / dramaUnited States of AmericaJanuary 13, 196660NBCSpinoff onlyLaredo, "Above The Law" Season 1, Episode 17Jack Lord
Action in the AfternoonWestern / live variety United States of AmericaFebruary 2, 1953 - January 29, 195430CBS Barry Cassell, Sean Kressen, Jean Corbett, Jack Valentine, Mary Elaine Watts
Adam MacKenzie, Frontier Doctor Western / dramaUnited States of AmericaMarch 27, 1963 60NBCSpinoff onlyWagon Train "Adam MacKenzie, Frontier Doctor" Season 6 episode 27Michael Ansara
Alias Smith and JonesWestern / drama with comedic undertonesUnited States of AmericaJanuary 5, 1971 - January 13, 1973
60ABC50 Peter Duel (January 5, 1971 – January 27, 1972), Ben Murphy,
Roger Davis (February 3, 1972 - January 13, 1973)
A Man Called ShenandoahWestern / dramaUnited States of AmericaSeptember 13, 1965 - May 16, 1966 30ABC34 Robert Horton
Annie OakleyWestern / drama United States of AmericaJanuary 9, 1954 - February 24, 1957
30CBS81Unaired pilot (1954) was titled "Bull's Eye"Gail Davis, Brad Johnson, Jimmy Hawkins, Bob Woodward
Arroyo Western / dramaUnited States of AmericaOctober 26, 195530NBC Pilot onlyPilot premiered on the Screen Directors PlayhouseJack Carson, Bob Steele

 

B

TitleGenreCountry of OriginOriginal Viewing DatesTime Slot (minutes)NetworkNumber of EpisodesPilot/BasisSpinoff fromOpening Credit Cast List
Barbary CoastWestern / crime with comedic overtonesUnited States of America
September 8, 1975 - January 9, 197660ABC13The pilot, "Cash and Cable" aired on May 4, 1975 and starred William Shatner & Dennis Cole (as Cash Conover)William Shatner, Doug McClure, Richard Kiel, Dave Turner
Bat MastersonWestern / drama United States of AmericaOctober 8, 1958 - June 1, 1961 30NBC107Based on the biography "Bat Masterson" by Richard O'Connor Gene Barry
BearcatsWestern / drama with comedic undertonesUnited States of AmericaSeptember 16, 1971 - December 30, 197160CBS13The pilot, "Powderkeg" premiered April 16, 1971Rod Taylor, Dennis Cole, Henry Darrow
Best of the WestWestern / comedyUnited States of AmericaSeptember 17, 1981 - June 21, 198230ABC22The pilot occurred, September 1, 1981Joel Higgins, Carlene Watkins, Meeno Peluce, Valri Bromfield, Tracey Walter, Tom Ewell, Leonard Frey
Big Bend CountryWestern / dramaUnited States of AmericaAugust 27, 1981 CBSPilot onlyUnsold pilotJames Keach, Dorothy Fielding, Robert McNaughton, Tama Howard, Johnny Graves, Stefan Gierasch, Miles Harris, Wendy Fuller
Black SaddleWestern / dramaUnited States of AmericaJanuary 10, 1959 -May 6, 196030NBC44Dick Powell's Zane Gray Theater May 23, 1958 episode "Threat of Violence" starring Chris Alcade as Clay Culhane
Peter Breck, Russell Johnson
Bob Archer and Western Stories Western / juvenile United States of AmericaBob Archer
BonanzaWestern / dramaUnited States of AmericaSeptember 12, 1959 - January 16, 197360NBC430Lorne Greene (September 12, 1959 - January 16, 1973), Pernell Roberts (September 12, 1959 - April 8, 1965 (credited to May 23, 1965)), Dan Blocker (September 12, 1959 - April 2, 1972), Michael Landon (September 12, 1959 - January 16, 1973), David Canary (September 12, 1972 - January 9, 1972, January 16, 1972 credit only), Mitch Vogel (September 20, 1970 - January 16, 1973), Tim Matheson (September 12, 1972 - September 26, 1972 credit only, October 3, 1972 - January 9, 1973, January 16, 1973 credit only)
BoomtownWestern / juvenileUnited States of America1956-1974180Local station in Boston, MARex Trailer
Boots and SaddlesWestern / dramaUnited States of AmericaSeptember 19, 1957 - May 29, 195830NBC 38John Pickard, Patrick McVey, Gardner McKay
Bordertown
Western / dramaUnited States of AmericaJanuary 7, 1989 - March 17, 199130CTV78John H. Brennan, Richard Comar, Sophie Bajac
BrandedWestern / dramaUnited States of AmericaJanuary 24, 1965 - April 24, 196630NBC48Chuck Connors, William Bryant
Brave Eagle Western / dramaUnited States of AmericaSeptember 28, 1955 - March 14, 195630CBS26Keith Larsen, Bert Wheeler, Erin Winona, Keena Nomkeena, Pat Hogan
Bret MaverickWestern / drama with comedic undertonesUnited States of AmericaDecember 1, 1981 - May 4, 198260NBC18James Garner, Ed Bruce, Richard Hamilton, Darlene Carr, David Knell
Broken ArrowWestern / dramaUnited States of AmericaSeptember 25, 1956-June 24, 195830ABC73Based on the film Broken Arrow (1950) which was based on the novel Blood Brother by Elliott Arnold (1947)John Lupton, Michael Ansara
Bronco (See The Cheyenne Show)Western / dramaUnited States of AmericaSeptember 23, 1958 - April 30, 196260ABC68 Ty Hardin
BuckskinWestern / dramaUnited States of AmericaJuly 3, 1958 - May 25, 195930NBC39Tommy Nolan, Sally Brophy, Mike Road
Buffalo Bill, Jr.Western / dramaUnited States of AmericaMarch 1, 1955 - September 21, 195630Syndicated42Dickie Jones, Harry Cheshire, Nancy Gilbert
Buffalo Billy ShowWestern / juvenile / live puppet showUnited States of AmericaOctober, 1950 - 1951CBSVoice of Buffalo Billy by Don Messick
Butch & Billy & Their Bang Bang Western MoviesWestern / juvenileUnited States of AmericaBob Cust, Steve Kreiger, Danny Kreiger

 

C

TitleGenreCountry of OriginOriginal Viewing DatesTime Slot (minutes)NetworkNumber of EpisodesPilot/Basis
Spinoff from
Opening Credit Cast List
Cactus JimWestern / juvenile United States of AmericaOctober 13, 1949 - February 1, 195215NBC (WNBQ)Host - Clarence Hartzell (October 13, 1949 - October 26, 1951)
Bill Bailey (January, 1952 - February 1, 1952
Cade's CountyWestern / 20th century crime dramaUnited States of AmericaSeptember 19, 1972 - April 9, 197360CBS24Glen Ford, Edgar Buchanan
Casey JonesWestern / dramaUnited States of AmericaOctober 8, 1957 - May 6, 195830Syndicated32Fictionalized stories about Casey JonesAlan Hale, Bobby Clark, Dub Taylor, Eddy Waller, Mary Lawrence
CentennialWestern / dramatic mini-seriesUnited States of AmericaOctober 1, 1978 - February 4, 1979180 (Episodes 1 & 12) / 120 (Episodes 2-11)NBC12Based on the 1974 book Centennial, by James A. MichenerRaymond Burr, Barbara Carrera, Richard Chamberlain, Robert Conrad, Chad Everett, David Janssen, Alex Karras, Brian Keith, Sally Kellerman, Donald Pleasence, Lynn Redgrave, Dennis Weaver. Co-starring Carl Franklin, Cheif Dan George, Stephen McHattie, Kario Salem, Richard Crenna
Cheyenne (See The Cheyenne Show)Western / dramaUnited States of America September 20, 1955 - June 17, 1958 (September 20, 1955 - May 22, 1956 Cheyenne was part of the Warner Bros. Presents rotation of Cheyenne, Casablanca, and King's Row), (During the 1958 - 1959 season Clint Walker was in a contract dispute with Warner Bros.), September 21, 1959 - December 17, 196260ABC108Based on the 1947 film Cheyenne (Dennis Morgan as Cheyenne Bodie) Clint Walker
Chuck Connors' Great Western TheatreWestern / anthologyUnited States of AmericaFebruary 25, 1982 (in Australia as Chuck Connors Western Theatre)60Unsold seriesHost: Chuck Connors
Cimarron CityWestern / dramaUnited States of AmericaSeptember 27, 1958 - April 4, 1959 60
NBC26George Montgomery, Audrey Totter, John Smith
Cimarron StripWestern / crime dramaUnited States of AmericaSeptember 7, 1967 - March 7, 196860CBS23Stuart Whitman, Jill Townsend, Percy Herbert, Randy Boone
Circus BoyWestern / juvenileUnited States of AmericaSeptember 20, 1956 - December 12, 195730NBC (September 20, 1956 - June 23, 1957)
ABC (September 19, 1957 - December 12, 1958)
49Mickey Braddock (Dolenz), Noah Beery, Jr. Robert Lowery, Bimbo the Elephant
Colt .45Western / dramaUnited States of AmericaOctober 18, 1957 - June 21, 196030ABC 67Based on the film Colt .45 (1950)Wayde Preston, Donald May, Kenneth MacDonald
CommandWestern / dramaUnited States of America195830Unsold seriesEverett Sloane, Ben Cooper, Louis Jean Haydt
Corky and White ShadowWestern / juvenile mini-series United States of AmericaJanuary 30, 1956 - February 22, 195615ABC (featured on the Mickey Mouse Club)18Buddy Ebsen, Darlene Gillespie
Cowboy G-MenWestern / crime dramaUnited States of AmericaSeptember 13, 1952 - June 13, 195330ABC39Russell Hayden, Jackie Coogan, Phil Arnold
Cowboys and Injuns Western / juvenileUnited States of AmericaOriginally on a Los Angeles, CA local station. Then moved to ABCRex Bell
Crash Corrigan's RanchWestern / juvenileUnited States of AmericaJuly, 1950 - September 195030ABC"Crash" (Ray) Corrigan
Curly Bradley "The Singing Marshal"Western / dramaUnited States of AmericaUnsold 15 minute tele-audiitonCurley Bradley
CusterWestern / dramaUnited States of AmericaSeptember 6, 1966 - December 27, 1966 60ABC17Fictionalized stories about George Armstrong CusterWayne Maunder, Slim Pickens, Robert F. Simon, Michael Dante, Peter Palmer

 

D

TitleGenreCountry of OriginOriginal Viewing DatesTime Slot (minutes)NetworkNumber of EpisodesPilot/BasisSpinoff fromOpening Credit Cast List
Dale Evans: Queen of the WestWestern / dramaUnited States of AmericaPilot onlyDale Evans, Pat Buttram
Daniel BooneWestern / dramatic frontier mini-series United States of AmericaDecember 1960 - March 196160ABC (on Walt Disney Presents)4Fictionalized stories based on the life of Daniel BooneDewey Martin, Mala Powers, Richard Banks, Eddy Waller, Kevin Corcoran, Diane Jergens, William Herrin, Dean Fredericks
Daniel BooneWestern / frontier dramaUnited States of AmericaSeptember 24, 1964 - May 7, 197060NBC165Fictionalized stories about
Daniel Boone
Fess Parker (September 24, 1964 - May 7, 1970), Patricia Blair (September 24, 1964 - May 7, 1970), Albert Salmi, (September 24, 1964 - April 8, 1965), Ed Ames (September 24, 1964 - March 28, 1968), Dallas (Dal) McKennon (October 1, 1964 - May 7, 1970), Rosey (Roosevelt) Grier (September 18, 1969 - April 16, 1970), Darby Hinton (September 24, 1964 - May 7, 1970), Veronica Cartwright (September 24, 1964 - March 17, 1966), Jimmy Dean (February 1, 1968 - April 16, 1970),
Davy CrockettWestern / frontier dramatic mini-seriesUnited States of AmericaDecember 15, 1954 - December 14, 195560ABC (on Walt Disney's Disneyland)
5Fictionalized stories based on the life of Davy CrockettFess Parker, Buddy Ebsen, Jeff York
Dead Man's GunWestern / dramaUnited States of AmericaMarch 2, 1997 - March 26, 199960Showtime44
Dead Man's WalkWestern / dramatic mini-seriesUnited States of AmericaMay 12, 13, 14,1996 -
90ABC3Based on the third novel in the Lonesome Dove series, Dead Man's Walk, by Larry McMurtryDavid Arquette, Jonny Lee Miller
DeadwoodWestern / dramaUnited States of AmericaMarch 21, 2004 - August 27, 200660HBO36Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker
Death TrapWestern / dramaUnited States of AmericaMay 9, 1961 30ABC0

Pilot appeared on The Rifleman. Unsold.The Rifleman, Season 3 episode 33 "Death Trap"Philip Carey
Death Valley DaysWestern / historical dramaUnited States of AmericaMarch 1, 1952 - April 24, 197030Syndicated452Based on historical eventsHosts: Stanley Andrews "The Old Ranger" (1952-1964),Ronald Reagan (1964-1965), Rosemary DeCamp (1965), Robert Taylor (1966-1969), Dale Robertson (1969-1970)
DestryWestern / drama with comedic undertonesUnited States of AmericaFebruary 14, 1964 - May 8, 1964 60ABC13Based on the films Destry (1954) and Destry Rides Again (1939)John Gavin
Dick Powell's Zane Grey TheaterWestern / anthology seriesUnited States of America October 5,1956 - May 18,196130CBS149Host: Dick Powell
Dirty SallyWestern / drama with comedic overtonesUnited States of AmericaJanuary 11, 1974 - April 19, 197430CBS13Based on "Pike" (Parts 1 & 2) on March 1 & 8, 1971 of GunsmokeJeanette Nolan, Dack Rambo
Dr. Quinn, Medicine WomanWestern / dramaUnited States of AmericaJanuary 1, 1993 - May 16, 199860CBS149 + 2 made-for-tv movies: Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Movie (1999) & Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Heart Within (2001)Jane Seymour (January 1, 1993 - May 16, 1998), Joe Lando (January 1, 1993 - May 16, 1998), Chad Allen (January 1, 1993 - May 16, 1998), Erica Flores (January 1, 1993 - January 7, 1995), Jessica Bowman, (January 14, 1995 - May 16, 1998), Shawn Toovey (January 1, 1993 - May 16, 1998)
Dundee and the CulhaneWestern / dramaUnited States of AmericaSeptember 6, 1967 - December 13, 1967 60CBS13John Mills, Sean Garrison
Dusty's TrailWestern / comedyUnited States of AmericaSeptember 11, 1973 - April 12, 197430Syndicated26Bob Denver, Forrest Tucker, co-starring: Ivor Francis, Jeannine Riley, Lori Saunders, Lynn Wood, Bill Cort

 

E

TitleGenreCountry of OriginOriginal Viewing DatesTime Slot (minutes)NetworkNumber of EpisodesPilot/BasisSpinoff fromOpening Credit Cast List
El CoyoteWestern / dramaUnited States of America195730Unsold pilotMuriel Davis, George Brent
EmpireWestern / 20th century dramaUnited States of AmericaSeptember 25, 1962 - May 14, 196360NBC32Richard Egan, Terry Moore, Ryan O'Neal

 

F

TitleGenreCountry of OriginOriginal Viewing DatesTime Slot (minutes)NetworkNumber of EpisodesPilot/BasisSpinoff fromOpening Credit Cast List
F TroopWestern / comedyUnited States of AmericaSeptember 14, 1965 - April 6, 196730ABC65Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Ken Berry, Melody Patterson
Father Murphy Western / dramaUnited States of America November 3, 1981 - September 18, 1983 60NBC35Merlin Olsen (November 3, 1981 - September 18, 1983), Moses Gunn (November 3, 1981 - September 18, 1983), Katherine Cannon (November 3, 1981 - September 18, 1983), Timothy Gibbs (November 3, 1981 - September 18, 1983), Charles Tyner (November 3, 1981-April 11, 1982), Ivy Bethune (November 3, 1981 - September 18, 1983), Scott Mellini (November 3, 1981 - September 18, 1983), Lisa trusel (November 3, 1981 - September 18, 1983), Kirk Brennan (November 3, 1981 - September 18, 1983), Byron Thames (November 3, 1981 - September 18, 1983), Richard Bergman (September 28, 1982-September 18, 1983), Chez Lister (September 28, 1982 September 18, 1983)
For Cowboys OnlyWestern / juvenileUnited States of America ABC
Four Feather FallsWestern / juvenileUnited Kingdom February, 1963 - November, 196315Granada Television39Puppets
Voices: Nicolas Parsons, Kenneth Connor, David Graham, Denise Bryer
Fremont the TrailblazerWestern / dramaUnited States of America195630Unsold seriesSteve Cochran
Frontier Western / anthology seriesUnited States of AmericaSeptember 25, 1955 - September 9, 195630NBC31Hosts: Lew Ayres (July , 1958 - September 29, 1958), Melvyn Douglas (July 6, 1959 - September 14, 1959, Ralph Bellamy (August 3, 1961 - September 8, 1961), Narrator: Walter Coy
Frontier Western / frontier drama United States of AmericaNovember 6, 2016 - November 23, 201860Discovery Channel (Canada), Netflix (International distribution)18Jason Momoa, Landon Liboiron, Zoe Boyle, Evan Jonigkeit, Shawn Doyle, Katie McGrath, Allan Hawco, Michael Patric, Greg Bryk, Demetrius Gross, Lyla Porter Follows, Breanne Hill, Diana Bentley, Jean Michel Le Gai, Karen LeBlanc, Joel Thomas Hynes, Paul Fauteaux, David Schaal, Remy Girard, Jamie Sives, Natar Ungalaaq, Nagliniq Amagoalik, James Preston Rogers, brendt thomas Diabo, Kathryn Wilder with Jessica Matten & Alun Armstrong
Frontier CircusWestern / dramaUnited States of America October 5, 1961 - September 6, 196230CBS26Chill Wills, John Derek, Richard Jaeckel
Frontier DoctorWestern / dramaUnited States of AmericaSeptember 26, 1958 - June 20, 195930Syndicated 39Rex Allen
Frontier HouseWestern / frontier-based reality series United States of AmericaApril 9, 2002 - May 3, 200260PBS6The Glenn family, the Brooks family, the Clue family
Frontier JusticeWestern / anthology seriesUnited States of AmericaJuly 7, 1958 - September 28, July 6, 1959 - September 14, 1959, August 3, 1961 - September 28, 1961
30CBS31Collection of episodes from Dick Powell's Zane Gray TheaterHosts: Hosts: Lew Ayres (July 7, 1958 - September 29, 1958), Melvyn Douglas (July 6, 1959 - September 14, 1959, Ralph Bellamy (August 3, 1961 - September 8, 1961),
FuryWestern / juvenileUnited States of AmericaOctober 15, 1955 - March 19, 196030NBC116Peter Graves, Bobby Diamond, William Fawcett

 

G

TitleGenreCountry of OriginOriginal Viewing DatesTime Slot (minutes)NetworkNumber of EpisodesPilot/BasisSpinoff fromOpening Credit Cast List
GodlessWestern / dramatic mini-seriesUnited States of AmericaNovember 22, 2017 60 - 90Netflix7Jack O'Connell, Michelle Dockery, Scoot McNairy, Merritt Wever, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Tantoo Cardinal, Jeff Daniels
Gun ShyWestern ./ comedyUnited States of AmericaMarch 15, 1983 - April 19, 198330CBS6Based on the films The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975) and The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again (1979)Barry Van Dyke, Tim Thomerson, Geoffrey Lewis
Guns of Paradise (see Paradise)Western / drama United States of America January 4, 1991 - May 10, 199160CBS13Paradise was renamed Guns of Paradise for the third and final season
Lee Horsely (January 4, 1991 - May 10, 1991), Jenny Beck (January 4, 1991 - May 10, 1991), Sigrid Thornton ( January 4, 1991 - March 8, 1991, March 29, 1991 - May 10, 1991 credit only), Brian Lando (January 4, 1991 - May 10, 1991), Dehl Berti (January 4, 1991 - May 10, 1991), Matthew Newmark (January 4, 1991 - May 10, 1991), M. P. (Michael Patrick) Carter (January 4, 1991 - May 10, 1991), John Terlesky (January 4, 1991 - May 10, 1991)
GunslingerWestern / dramaUnited States of AmericaFebruary 9, 1961 - May 18, 196160CBS12Tony Young
GunsmokeWestern / dramaUnited States of AmericaSeptember 10, 1955 - March 31, 197530 (September 10, 1955 - June 17, 1961) / 60 (September 30, 1961 - March 31, 1975)CBS635 Based on the radio program "Gunsmoke"James Arness (September 10, 1955 - March 31, 1975), Milburn Stone (September 10, 1955 - March 31, 1975), Amanda Blake (September 10, 1955 - April 1, 1975), Dennis Weaver (September 10, 1955 - April 11, 1964), Ken Curtis (January 18, 1964 - March 31, 1975), Buck Taylor (November 6, 1967 - March 31, 1975), Burt Reynolds (September 29 1962 - March 20, 1965), Roger Ewing (October 2, 1965 - April 15, 1967, September 25, 1967)

 

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TitleGenreCountry of OriginOriginal Viewing DatesTime Slot (minutes)NetworkNumber of EpisodesPilot/BasisSpinoff fromOpening Credit Cast List
Harts of the WestWestern / comedyUnited States of AmericaSeptember 25, 1993 - July 18, 199460CBS15
Have Gun - Will TravelWestern / dramaUnited States of AmericaSeptember 14, 1957 - April 20, 196330CBS225A radio program spun off of the series. It debuted November 23, 1958.Richard Boone
HawkeyeWestern / frontier dramaUnited States of AmericaSeptember 24, 1994 - May 14, 199560Syndication22Based on the Leatherstocking Tales (1823-1841) by James Fenimore CooperLee Horsley, Lynda Carter, Rodney A. Grant
Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans Western / frontier dramaUnited States of AmericaApril 3, 1957 - December 25, 195730CBS39Based on the 1757 novel Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore CooperJohn Hart, Lon Chaney, Jr.
Hec Ramsey Western / dramaUnited States of AmericaOctober 8, 1972 - April 7, 197490-120NBC10 (In the 4 part wheel series NBC Mystery Movie)Richard Boone, Rick Lenz
Hell on WheelsWestern / dramaCanada, United States of AmericaNovember 6, 2011 - July 23, 201660AMC57Based on the novel Hell on Wheels (2013) by Dick KreckAnson Mount, Colm Meaney, Common, Dominique McElligott, Tom Nooan, Eddie Spears, Ben Esler, Phil Burke
Here Comes the BridesWestern / comedyUnited States of AmericaSeptember 23, 1968 - April 3, 197060ABC52 Robert Brown, Bobby Sherman, David Soul, Bridget Hanley, Mark Lenard, Joan Blondell
HondoWestern / drama
United States of AmericaSeptember 8, 1967 - December 29, 1967 60ABC17Based on the movie Hondo (1953) which was based on "The Gift of Cochise," a story appearing in Collier's (magazine) on July 5, 1952 that was written by Louis L'AmourRalph Taeger
Hopalong CassidyWestern / juvenileUnited States of AmericaJune 24, 1949 - 195230NBC42A collection of edited Hopalong Cassidy films.William Boyd, Topper
Hopalong CassidyWestern / juvenileUnited States of America1952 - April 2,1954, 30NBC52Based on the Hopalong Cassidy film series Hopalong, which were loosely based on the short stories and novels by Clarence E. Fulford about the fictional cowboy Hopalong Cassidy.William Boyd, Topper, Edgar Buchanan
Hotel de PareeWestern / dramaUnited States of AmericaOctober 2, 1959 - June 3, 196030CBS33Earl Holliman, Jeanette Nolan, Strother Martin
How the West was WonWestern / dramaUnited States of AmericaFebruary 6, 1976 - April 26, 197990ABC25Pilot film premiered January 19, 1976James Arness, Bruce Boxleitner, Fionnula Flanagan
Howdy Doody Show (originally Puppet Playhouse)Western / juvenileUnited States of AmericaJanuary 3, 1947 - September 24, 1960 60 (January 3, 1947 - September 1948), 30 (September 1948 - September 17, 1960) , 60 (September 24, 1960)NBC132"Buffalo" Bob Smith, Robert Keeshan, Bill LeCornec
Hudson's Bay Western / dramaCanada19593043Barry Nelson, George Tobias

 

I

TitleGenreCountry of OriginOriginal Viewing DatesTime Slot (minutes)NetworkNumber of EpisodesPilot/BasisSpinoff fromOpening Credit Cast List
Into the West Western / dramatic mini-seriesUnited States of AmericaJune 10, 2005 - July 22, 2005120TNT6Simon R. Baker, Josh Brolin, Gary Busey, Tonantzin Carmelo, Zahn McClarnon, Will Patton, Matthew Settle, Michael Spears, Gordon Tootoosis, Alan Tudyk, Skeet Ulrich

 

J

TitleGenreCountry of OriginOriginal Viewing DatesTime Slot (minutes)NetworkNumber of EpisodesPilot/BasisSpinoff fromOpening Credit Cast List
Jefferson DrumWestern / drama United States of America April 25, 1958 - December 11, 195830NBC 26Jeff Richards, Eugene Mazzola, Cyril Delevanti, Robert J. Stevenson
Johnny MoccasinWestern / dramaUnited States of America195630 Unsold seriesJode (Jody) McCrae, Sara Shane
Johnny RingoWestern / dramaUnited States of AmericaOctober 1, 1959 - June 30, 1960 30CBS38Dick Powell's Zane Gray Theater episode "Man Alone"Don Durant
Judge Roy BeanWestern / dramaUnited States of AmericaSeptember 9,
1955 - 1956
30Syndicated39Fictionalized stores about Judge Roy BeanEdgar Buchanan, Jack Buetel, Jackie Loughey

 

K

TitleGenreCountry of OriginOriginal Viewing DatesTime Slot (minutes)NetworkNumber of EpisodesPilot/BasisSpinoff fromOpening Credit Cast List
KlondikeWestern / dramaUnited States of AmericaOctober 10, 1960 - February 13, 196130NBC17Ralph Taeger, James Coburn, Joi Lansing
KlondikeWestern / dramatic mini-seriesUnited States of America January 20, 2014 - January 23, 2014 120Discovery Channel3 (presented in 6 parts)
Based on Charlotte Gray's 2010 novel Gold Diggers: Striking It Rich in the KlondikeAbbie Cornish,
Marton Csokas,
Ian Hart,
Greg Lawson,
Conor Leslie,
Richard Madden,
Tim Blake Nelson,
Augustus Prew,
Johnny Simmons,
Tim Roth,
Sam Shepard
Kung FuWestern/dramaUnited States of America
October 1972 - April, 197560ABC63David Carradine

 

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TitleGenreCountry of OriginOriginal Viewing DatesTime Slot (minutes)NetworkNumber of EpisodesPilot/BasisSpinoff fromOpening Credit Cast List
Lancer Western / dramaUnited States of AmericaSeptember 24, 1968 - June 23, 197060CBS51 James Stacy, Wayne Maunder, Andrew Duggan,
Laramie Western / dramaUnited States of AmericaSeptember 15, 1959 - May 21, 196360NBC33John Smith (September 15, 1959 - May 21, 1963), Hoagy Carmichael (September 15, 1959 - April 19, 1960), Robert Crawford, Jr. (September 15, 1959 - April 19, 1960), Robert Fuller (September 15, 1959 - May 141, 1963, May 21, 1963 credit only), Spring Byington (September 23, 1961 credit only, October 3, 1961 - May 14, 1963, May 21, 1963 credit only), Dennis Holmes (September 23, 1961 - May 14, 1963, May 21, 1963 credit only)
Laredo Western / comedyUnited States of AmericaSeptember 16, 1965 - April 7, 196760NBC56The Virginian (featuring Doug McClure) episode "We've Lost a Train" on April 24, 1965. The pilot was later released in theaters in 1969 as Backtrack.Neville Brand (September 16, 1965 - March 24, 1967, March 31, 1967 - April 7, 1967 credit only), Peter Brown (September 16, 1965 - April 7, 1967), William Smith (September 16, 1965 - April 7, 1967), Robert Wolders (September 16, 1966 - April 7, 1967), Philip Carey (September 16, 1965 - April 7, 1967)
Law of the PlainsmanWestern / dramaUnited States of AmericaOctober 1, 1959 - May 5, 1960 30NBC30Two episodes from The Rifleman: "The Indian" (Season 1, episode 21, February 17, 1959) and "The Raid" (Season 1, episode 37, June 9, 1959)Michael Ansara
LawmanWestern / dramaUnited States of America1958 - 196230ABC156John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggy Castle
LegacyWestern / dramaUnited States of AmericaOctober 9, 1998 - July 30, 199960UPN18Brett Cullen, Jeremy Vincent Garrett, Grayson McCouch, Sharon Leal, Lea Moreno, Steven Williams
LegendWestern / science fiction United States of AmericaApril 18, 1995 - August 22, 199560UPN12Pilot released again on July 3, 1996
Richard Dean Anderson, John de Lancie
Little House: A New Beginning (See Little House on the Prairie)
Western / dramaUnited States of AmericaSeptember 27, 1982 - March 21, 198360NBC22
Little House on the Prairie (See Little House a New BeginningWestern / dramaUnited States of AmericaSeptember 11, 1974 - May 10, 198260NBC183 + 4 specials (The Little House Years (November 15, 1979), Little House: Look Back to Yesterday (December 16, 1983), Little House: The Last Farewell (February 10, 1984), Little House: Bless All the Dear Children (December 23, 1984)
Pilot was a March 30, 1974 made-for-tv movie, Little House on the Prairie, that aired March 30, 1974Michael Landon (September 11, 1974-May 10, 1082), Karen Grassle (September 11, 1974-May 10, 1082), Melissa Gilbert (September 11, 1974-May 10, 1082), Melissa Sue Anderson (September 11, 1974-May 10, 1982), Lindsay Sidney Greenbush (Lindsay & Sidney Greenbush) (September 11, 1974-May 10, 1082), Matthew Laborteaux (September 11, 1978 - May 10, 1982), Jason Bateman (May 4, 1981 - May 10, 1982) Missy (Melissa) Francis (May 4, 1981 - May 10, 1982)
LoggersWestern / dramaUnited States of America1961Unsold pilotSlim Pickens, Bing Russell
Lonesome DoveWestern / dramatic miniseriesUnited States of AmericaFebruary 5-8, 1989120
CBS4 Based on the novel, Lonesome Dove (1985) written by Larry McMurty, which in turn was based upon a screenplay by Peter Bogdanovick and Larry McMurty
Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Danny Glover, Diane Lane, Anjelica Huston
Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years (See Lonesome Dove: The SeriesWestern / dramaUnited States of America1995 -199660Syndicated22 Second season of Lonesome Dove: The Series was renamed Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw YearsScott Bairstow, Eric McCormack, Kelly Rowan, Paul Johansson, Tracy Scoggins,
Lonesome Dove: The Series (See Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years)Western / dramaUnited States of AmericaSeptember 26, 1994 - May 29, 199560Syndicated21 Based on the mini-series Lonesome Dove (1989) which was based on the novel, Lonesome Dove (1985) written by Larry McMurty, which in turn was based upon a screenplay by Peter Bogdanovick and Larry McMurtyScott Bairstow, Eric McCormack, Christianne Hirt
Luke and the TenderfootWestern / dramaUnited States of America195530Unsold series. Pilot episode "The Boston Kid"Edgar Buchanan, Carleton Carpenter

 

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TitleGenreCountry of OriginOriginal Viewing DatesTime Slot (minutes)NetworkNumber of EpisodesPilot/BasisSpinoff fromOpening Credit Cast List
Mackenzie's RaidersWestern / dramaUnited States of America
October 1, 1958 - July 4, 195930Syndicated 39 A fictionalized account of the life of Colonel Ranald S. "Bad Hand" MackenzieRichard Carlson
Man From BlackhawkWestern / dramaTo hear the theme from The Man from Blackhawk, please click hereOctober 9, 1959 - September 9, 196039ABC37Robert Rockwell
Man Without a GunWestern / dramaUnited States of AmericaNovember 5, 1957 - September 10, 195930 NTA Film Network52Rex Reason,
Matt and Jenny... on the Wilderness TrailWestern / dramaCanada October 21, 1979 - February 29, 198030 Global Television Network26Neil Dainard, Duncan Regihr, Derrick Jones, Megan Follows
MaverickWestern / drama United States of AmericaSeptember 22, 1957 - April 22, 1962 60ABC124 James Garner (September 22, 1957 -November 20, 1960, April 1, 1962 credit only), Jack Kelly (November 10, 1957 - April 22, 1962), Roger Moore (September 16, 1960 - March 5, 1961), Robert Colbert (March 26, 1961 - April 8, 1961)
McCloud Western / 20th century crime drama United States of AmericaFebruary 17, 1970 - April 17, 1977 60NBC - part of the NBC Mystery Movie wheel series 46
Dennis Weaver, J. D. Cannon, Terry Carter
Melody RanchWestern / varietyUnited States of AmericaSeptember 1964 - 197360KTLAHosts: Carl Cotner, Johnny Bond, Billy Mize
Men of Defiance Western / dramaUnited States of AmericaApril 19, 1960 60 NBC1 Laramie, Season 1, episode 31, "Men of Defiance" that aired April 19, 1960Don McGowan, Edgar Buchanan, Bing Russell, Norman Leavitt, Denny Miller, John Pickard
Mountain ManWestern / dramaUnited States of America196030Unsold seriesPeter Palmer
My Friend FlickaWestern / juvenile United States of AmericaFebruary 10, 1956 - February 1, 1957 30CBS 39Johnny Washbrook, Gene Evans, Anita Louise, Frank Ferguson

 

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TitleGenreCountry of OriginOriginal Viewing DatesTime Slot (minutes)NetworkNumber of EpisodesPilot/BasisSpinoff fromOpening Credit Cast List
NicholsWestern / drama United States of AmericaSeptember 16, 1971 - March 14, 197260NBC24James Garner, Margot Kidder, Stuart Margolin, Alice Ghostly
Northwest PassageWestern / dramaUnited States of AmericaSeptember 14, 1958 - March 13, 195930NBC26Based on the 1937 novel Northwest Passage by Kenneth RobertsKeith Larsen, Buddy Ebsen, Dan Burnett

 

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TitleGenreCountry of OriginOriginal Viewing DatesTime Slot (minutes)NetworkNumber of EpisodesPilot/BasisSpinoff fromOpening Credit Cast List
Oky Doky RanchWestern / juvenile United States of America30 (Dayton Allen), 15 (Rex Trailer)
Dayton Allen voiced Oky Doky in the beginning, followed by Rex Trailer
OutlawsWestern / drama United States of AmericaSeptember 29, 1960 - May 10, 196260NBC50Barton MacLane, Don Collier, Bruce Yarnell, Slim Pickens, Judy Lewis, Jock Gaynor
Outlaws Western / criminal drama / science fiction United States of AmericaJanuary 3, 1987 - May 2, 198760CBS12 December 28, 1986 - 2 hour pilotRod Taylor, William Licking, Patrick Houser, Charles Napier, Richard Roundtree, Christina Belford
OutpostWestern / dramaUnited States of AmericaMarch 22, 196260NBCPilot onlyOutlaws, Season 2, Episode 22 "Charge aka Outpost"Claude Akins, Jay Lanin, Christopher King
Overland TrailWestern / dramaUnited States of AmericaFebruary 7, 1960 - June 6, 196060CBS17William Bendix, Doug McClure

 

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TitleGenreCountry of OriginOriginal Viewing DatesTime Slot (minutes)NetworkNumber of EpisodesPilot/BasisSpinoff fromOpening Credit Cast List
Paradise (See Guns of Paradise)Western / dramaUnited States of America October 27, 1988 - April 28, 199060CBS43Lee Horsley, Jenny Beck, Brian Lando, Dehl Berti, Matthew Newmark, Michael Patrick Carter, Sigrid Thornton
PeacemakersWestern / crime dramaCanada, United States of America July 30, 2003 - October 8, 2003 60USA Network9July 30, 2003Tom Berenger, Peter O'Meara, Bellamy Young, Fay Masterson, Matthew Bennett, Barbara tyson, taayla Markell, Anthony Ulc, Roger R. Cross, Amy Carlson, Bob Gunton
Pistols 'n' Petticoats Western / comedy United States of America September 17, 1966 - March 11, 1967 30 CBS 26 Ann Sheridan, Ruth McDevitt, Douglas Fowley, Gary Vinson, Carole Wells
PonderosaWestern / dramaUnited States of America September 9, 2001 - May 12, 2002 60PAX - TV (ION)20Based on the Cartwright family (created by David Dortort) as portrayed on Bonanza. Jay Livingston composed the pilot themeDaniel Hugh Kelly, Matthew Carmody, Drew Powell, Jared Daperis, Fernando Carrillo, Nicki Wendt, Petru Gheorghin, Abbe Holmes, Bruce Dickinson, Gareth Yuen, Sara Gleeson, Josephine Byrnes
Pony Express Western / dramaUnited States of America 1959 - May 31, 196030Syndicated 35Grant Sullivan, Don Dorrell, Boyd "Red" Morgan

 

Q

TitleGenreCountry of OriginOriginal Viewing DatesTime Slot (minutes)NetworkNumber of EpisodesPilot/BasisSpinoff fromOpening Credit Cast List
Queen of SwordsWestern / dramaCanada, United Kingdom, SpainOctober 7, 2000- May 30, 200160Canada - Global
United States of America - Syndicated
22 (only 8 episodes aired)Tessie Santiago, Paulina Galvez, Valentine Pelka, Anthony Lemke, Peter Wingfield, Elsa Pataky
Quick DrawWestern / comedyUnited States of America August 5, 2013 - October 2, 201430 Hulu18 John Lehr, Nick Brown, Allison Dunbar
Quick Draw McGrawWestern / juvenile animatedUnited States of AmericaSeptember 28, 1959 - October 20, 196130Syndicated51Voices by: Daws Butler, Doug Young, Don Messick (Narrator)

 

R

TitleGenreCountry of OriginOriginal Viewing DatesTime Slot (minutes)NetworkNumber of EpisodesPilot/BasisSpinoff fromOpening Credit Cast List
Randolph Scott Theater of the WestWestern / anthology United States of America300Unsold pilot - single episode - "Officer's Choice"
RangoWestern / comedyUnited States of America January 13, 1967 - May 5, 196730ABC17Tim Conway, Guy Marks, Norman Alden
RawhideWestern / dramaUnited States of America January 9, 1959 - December 7, 196560 CBS217 Eric Fleming (January 9, 1959 - May 21, 1965), Clint Eastwood (January 9, 1959 -December 7, 1965), Paul Brinegar (January 9, 1959 - December 7, 1965), Sheb Wooley (January 9, 1959 - February 9, 1962),
John Ireland (October 5, 1965 -November 30, 1965), Raymond St. Jacques (September 14, 1965 - December 7, 1965), Charles H. Gray (February 16, 1962 - March 29, 1963, April 12, 1963 - May 24, 1963), Steve Raines (September 14, 1965 - December 7, 1965)
Red RyderWestern / juvenileUnited States of America 195130Pilot onlyComic strip and subsequent radio programJim Bannon
Red RyderWestern / juvenileUnited States of America 1956 30Pilot onlyComic strip and subsequent radio programAllan "Rocky" Lane
Redigo Western/ dramaUnited States of America September 24, 1963 - December 31, 196330NBC15EmpireRichard Egan
Ride the Trail with Rex TrailerWestern / juvenileUnited States of America 1950 - 1956Rex Trailer, Goldrush
RiverboatWestern / dramaUnited States of America September 13, 1959 - January 2, 1961 60NBC 44Darren McGavin (September 13, 1959 - January 2, 1961), Burt Reynolds (September 13, 1959 - February 1, 1960), Noah Beery, Jr. (September 19, 1960 - January 2, 1961)
Rough RidersWestern / dramatic mini-seriesUnited States of AmericaJuly 20 and 21, 1997120TNT2Based on the experiences of The Rough Riders and Theodore RooseveltTom Berenger, Peter O'Meara, Bellamy Young, Fay Masterson, Matthe Bennett, Barbara Tyson, Taayla Markell, Anthony Ulc, Roger R. Cross, Amy Carlson, Bob Gunton
RussellWestern / anthology seriesUnited States of America1961Unsold seriesFess Parker

 

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TitleGenreCountry of OriginOriginal Viewing DatesTime Slot (minutes)NetworkNumber of EpisodesPilot/BasisSpinoff fromOpening Credit Cast List
Sagebrush TheaterWestern / juvenileUnited States of America
SaraWestern / dramaUnited States of America February 13, 1976 - May 7, 197660CBS12Branda Vaccaro, Jerry Hardin, Michael LeClair
Saturday RoundupWestern / dramatizations of James Oliver Curwood's western filmsUnited States of America Summer 195160NBCKermit Maynard
Sergeant Preston of the YukonWestern / juvenileUnited States of America September 29, 1955 - February 27, 195830 CBS78Based on the radio drama "Challenge of the Yukon" (February 3, 1938 - June 9, 1955)Richard "Dick" Simmons, Yukon King, Rex
ShaneWestern / dramaUnited States of America September 10, 1966 - December 31, 196660ABC17Based on the film "Shane" (1953)David Carradine, Jill Ireland, Tom Tully, Chris (Christopher) Shea
Shotgun SladeWestern / crime drama United States of America October 24, 1959 - June 1961 30Syndicated78Scott Brady
Sky KingWestern / juvenileUnited States of America April 5, 1952 - March 8, 195930NBC, ABC, Syndicated72Kirby Grant, Gloria Winters, Ron Hagerthy, Ewing Mitchell, Chubby Johnson
Stagecoach WestWestern / dramaUnited States of America October 4, 1960 - June 27, 196160 ABC38Wayne Rogers, Robert Bray, Richard Eyer
State TrooperWestern / 20th century crime dramaUnited States of America February 3, 1956 - June 25, 195930 Syndicated105Rod Cameron
Steve Donovan, Western MarshalWestern / crime dramaUnited States of America September 24, 1955 - June 6, 195630Syndicated39Douglas Kennedy, Eddy Waller
Stoney BurkeWestern / 20th century dramaUnited States of America October 1, 1962 - May 20, 1963 60ABC32Jack Lord
Stories of the Century Western / crime drama United States of America January 23, 1954 - March 11, 1955 30Syndicated39Jim Davis
Strange Empire (a.k.a. Strange Empire Rise of the Women)Western / dramaCanadaOctober 6, 2014 - February 2, 201560CBS13Cara Gee, Tattiawna Jones, Melissa Farman, Aaron Poole
Sugarfoot Western / drama United States of America September 17, 1957 - April 17, 196160ABC - on a wheel format with Cheyenne and Bronco 69Will Hutchins

 

T

TitleGenreCountry of OriginOriginal Viewing DatesTime Slot (minutes)NetworkNumber of EpisodesPilot/BasisSpinoff fromOpening Credit Cast List
Tales of Texas John Slaughter (a.k.a Texas John Slaughter)Western / crime dramaUnited States of America October 3, 1958 - April 196160ABC, featured on Walt Disney Presents17TomTryon
Tales of the Texas RangersWestern / juvenile crime dramaUnited States of America August 27, 1955 - December 26, 195830CBS / ABC52Actual cases of the Texas RangersNBC radio show (1950-1952)Willard Parker, Harry Lauter
Tales of Wells FargoWestern / crime dramaUnited States of America March 18, 1957 - June 2, 196230 (March 18, 1957 - July 10, 1961) / 60 (September 30, 1961 - June 2, 1962)NBC167 (30 minute episodes) / 34 (60 minute episodes)"Wells Fargo" episode of the Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, December 14,1956Dale Robertson (March 18, 1957 - June 2, 1962), Jack Ging (September 30, 1961 - June 2, 1962), William Demarest (September 30, 1961 - June 2, 1962)
TateWestern / dramaUnited States of America June 8, 1960 - September 14, 196030NBC13David McLean,
Temple HoustonWestern / crime dramaUnited States of America September 19, 1963 - April 2, 196460 NBC26The pilot featured James Coburn in the title role. It was released as "Man from Galveston" in January of 1964 with the new title and a revised script. The series represents fictionalized accounts of the life of Temple Lea Houston, Sam Houston's son.Jeffrey Hunter, Jack Elam
The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.Western / dramaUnited States of America August 27, 1993 - May 20, 1994 60 FOX 27Bruce Campbell, Julius Carry, Chistian Clemenson, Comet
The Adventures of ChampionWestern / juvenile United States of America September 23, 1955 - March 3, 195630CBS 26Barry Curtis, Jim Bannon, Francis McDonald, Ewing Mitchell, J. R., Champion
The Adventures of Cyclone MaloneWestern / juvenile - marionettesUnited States of America 1949 - 195115KNBC-TV (Los Angeles, California)65Ross Jones (voice of Cyclone Malone)
The Adventures of Jim BowieWestern / dramaUnited States of America September 7, 1956 - August 29, 195830ABC76Fictionalized account of the life of Jim Bowie, as presented in the 1946 book Tempered Blade by Monte Barrett Scott Forbes
The Adventures of Kit CarsonWestern / juvenileUnited States of America August 11, 1951 - January 22, 195530Syndicated103Not based on the actual Kit CarsonBill Williams, Don Diamond
The Adventures of Pow WowWestern / juvenile / animated shortsUnited States of America January 30, 1945 - March 14, 1945, 1956 - 19585WNTB (Local New York, New York, January 30, 1945 - March 14, 1945)
CBS (featured on the Captain Kangaroo Show - 1956 - 1958)
Animated shorts
The Adventures of Rick O'ShayWestern / dramaUnited States of America195130Unsold seriesSteve (Stephen) Keyes, Bob Golbert, Ewing Brown
The Adventures of Rin-Tin-Tin
Western / juvenileUnited States of America October 14, 1954 - May 8, 1959,30 ABC 164Rusty "B-Company" (Lee Aaker), Lt. Rip Masters (James Brown), Rin-Tin-Tin (Flame jr. "JR")
The Adventures of the Tucson KidWestern / crime drama United States of America 195430Syndicated1Pilot (1953 - film) "Crossroad Avenger"Tom Keene
The Adventures of Wild Bill HickokWestern / dramaUnited States of America April 15, 1951 - May 16, 195830Syndicated (April 15, 1951 - December 26, 1954), CBS (January 2, 1955 - May 16, 1958), ABC (1957 -1958)67 (Syndicated), 46 (CBS)Guy Madison, Andy Devine
The AlaskansWestern / dramaUnited States of America October 4, 1959 - June 19, 196060ABC37Roger Moore, Dorothy Provine, Jeff York
The Americans Western / dramaUnited States of America January 23, 1961 - May 15, 196160NBC17Darryl Hickman, Richard Davalor, John McIntire
The Big ValleyWestern / dramaUnited States of America September 15, 1965 - May 19, 196960ABC112Loosely based on the Hill family of Stockton, California, United States of America Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans, Barbara Stanwyck
The Buckskin Rangers Western / dramaUnited States of America30 (Ray) "Crash" Corrigan, Bill Hale, Max Terhune
The Buffalo SoldiersWestern / dramaUnited States of AmericaMay 26, 1979NBCPilot onlyJohn Beck, Stan Saw, Richard Lawson, Hilly Hicks, Ralph Wilcox, Charles Robinson
The CaliforniansWestern / dramaUnited States of America September 24, 1957 - May 26, 195930NBC69Richard Coogan
The Cheyenne Show (See individual listing for Bronco, Cheyenne, and Sugarfoot)Western / drama / wheel format of episodes of Bronco (1960 - 1962) ,Cheyenne, and Sugarfoot (1960 - 1961)United States of America60ABCTy Hardin (Bronco), Clint Walker (Cheyenne), Will Hutchins (Sugarfoot)c
The ChisholmsWestern / dramatic mini-seriesUnited States of America March 29, 1979 - April 19, 1980120CBS4Robert Preston, Rosemary Harris, Ben Murphy, Brian Kerwin, Stacey Nelkin, Susan Swift, Jimmy Van Patten, Charles Frank
The ChisholmsWestern / dramaUnited States of America January 19, 1980 - March 15, 198060CBS9Robert Preston, Rosemary Harris, Ben Murphy, Mitchell Ryan
The Cisco KidWestern / juvenileUnited States of America September 5, 1950 - March 22, 195630Syndicated156Based on the short story "The Caballero's Way" (1907) by O. HenryDuncan Renaldo, Leo Carrillo
The Code of Jonathan WestWestern / drama United States of AmericaApril 17, 196030The pilot "Aftermath" aired April 17, 1960 on the General Electric Theater. Series did not sell.Fess Parker
The CowboysWestern / dramaUnited States of America February 6, 1974 - May 8, 197430 (Dayton Allen) / 15 (Rex Trailer)ABC 13Based on the film The Cowboys (1972)Jim Davis, Belinda Balaski, Moses Gunn, Walter Brooke, Robert Carradine, A. Martinez
The DakotasWestern / dramaUnited States of America January 7, 1963 - September 9, 1963 60 ABC20 (only 19 originally aired)Larry Ward, Chad Everett, Jack Elam, Michael Greene
The DeputyWestern / dramaUnited States of America September 12, 1959 - July 1, 1961 30NBC76Henry Fonda, Allen Case, Read Morgan (October 1, 1960 - July 1, 1961)
The DrifterWestern / dramaUnited States of America 1965 - 196612Marty Robbins, Don Winters, Bobby Sykes
The Gabby Hayes Show Western / varietyUnited States of America December 11, 1950 - January 1, 1954, May 12, 1956 - July 14, 1956 15 (December 11, 1950 - January 1, 1954), 30 (May 12, 1956 - July 14, 1956)NBC (December 11, 1950 - January 1, 1954), ABC (May 12, 1956 - July 14, 1956 )45 (December 11, 1950 - January 1, 1954), 13 (May 12, 1956 - July 14, 1956)George "Gabby" Hayes (May 12, 1956 - July 14, 1956), Wright King (December 11, 1950 - January 1, 1954), Andrew Duggan (December 11, 1950 - January 1, 1954)
The Gene Autry ShowWestern / dramaUnited States of America July 23, 1950 - August 7, 195630CBS91Gene Autry, Champion, World's Wonder Horse
The Gray GhostWestern / historical dramaUnited States of America October 10, 1957 - July 3, 195860Syndicated39 Fictionalized accounts of John Singleton Mosby's Civil War experiencesTod Andrews, Phil Chambers
The Guns of Will SonnettWestern / dramaUnited States of America September 8, 1967 - September16, 196930ABC50Walter Brennan, Dack Rambo
The High ChaparralWestern /drama United States of America September 10, 1967 - March 12, 197160NBC 98Leif Erickson, Cameron Mitchell, Mark Slade (September 10, 1967 - May 5, 1970), Henry Darrow, Linda Crystal
The Iron HorseWestern / dramaUnited States of America September 12, 1966 - January 6, 196860 ABC47The pilot, Scalplock, aired April 10, 1966 Dale Robertson, Gary Collins, Bob (Robert) Random
The LariatWestern / dramaUnited States of America March 29, 1960 30ABC

.Appeared March 29, 1960 on The Rifleman and was not picked up.Richard Anderson
The Lazarus ManWestern /dramaUnited States of America January 20, 1996 - November 9, 1996 60TNT22 (2 were not originally aired)Robert Urich
The Legend of Jesse JamesWestern / dramaUnited States of America September 13, 1965 - May 9, 1966 30ABC34Fictionalized account of the lives of Jesse and Frank JamesChristopher Jones, Allen Case, Ann Doran, Robert J. Wilke, John Milford
The Life and Legend of Wyatt EarpWestern / dramaUnited States of America September 6, 1955 - June 27, 196130ABC229Fictionalized account of the life of Wyatt EarpHugh O'Brian
The Life and Times of Grizzly AdamsWestern / juvenile dramaUnited States of America February 9, 1977 - December 19, 1978 60 NBC38Based on the film The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (November 13, 1974)Dan Haggerty, Denver Pyle, Don Shanks,
The Lone RangerWestern / juvenileUnited States of America September 15, 1949 - June 6, 1957 30ABC167A Detroit, MI, USA radio program "The Lone Ranger" by George W. Trendle and Fran StrikerClayton Moore (September 15,, 1948 - March 8, 1951, September 9, 1954 - June 6, 1957), John Hart (September 11, 1952 - September 3, 1953), Jay Silverheels
The Lone RangerWestern / animated juvenileUnited States of AmericaSeptember 10, 1966 - September 6, 196930CBS28A Detroit, MI, USA radio program "The Lone Ranger" by George W. Trendle and Fran Striker and The Lone Ranger television series (1949 - 1957)Voices by William Conrad, Ivan Naranjo
The LonerWestern / dramaUnited States of America September 18, 1965 - April 30, 196630CBS26Lloyd Bridges
The Magnificent SevenWestern / dramaUnited States of America January 3, 1998 - July 3, 2000 60CBS31Based on the film The Magnificent Seven (1960) Michael Biehn, Eric Close, Anthony Starke, Ron Perlman, Rich Worthy, Andrew Kavovit, Dale Midkiff
The Man from BlackhawkWestern / crime dramaUnited States of America October 9, 1959 - September 9, 196030ABC37Robert Rockwell
The Marshal of Gunsight PassWestern / crime dramaUnited States of America March 12, 1950 - September 30, 195030ABC22Russell Hayden, Eddie Dean
The Marshal of Trail CityWestern / dramaUnited States of America195030Unsold series"Wild" Bill Elliot
The Men from Shiloh (see The Virginian)Western / dramaUnited States of America September 16, 1970 - March 24, 197190NBC24 Stewart Granger, Doug McClure, Lee Majors, James Drury,
The MonroesWestern / dramaUnited States of AmericaUSA September 7, 1966 - March 15, 1967 60ABC26Michael Anderson, Jr., Barbara Hershey, Keith Schultz, Kevin Schultz, Tammy Locke, Liam Sullivan, Ron Soble
The Nine Lives of Elfego BacaWestern / drama United States of America October 3, 1958 - March 1960ABC (appearing on Walt Disney Presents)10Robert Loggia, Robert F. Simon, Lisa Montell
The Oregon TrailWestern / dramaUnited States of America September 21, 1977 - October 26, 197760 NBC14Rod Taylor, Andrew Stevens, Darleen Carr, Charles Napier
The OutcastsWestern / dramaUnited States of America September 23, 1968 - May 5, 196060ABC26 Don Murray, Otis Young
The Pinkertons Western / crime dramaCanadaOctober 4, 2014 - May 23, 2015 60Syndicated22Martha MacIsaac, Jacob Blair, Angus Macfadyen
The QuestWestern / dramaUnited States of America September 22, 1976 - December 29, 197660 NBC15 (11 episodes aired during the original series run. An additional 4 episodes were taped, but did not run until reruns.)Pilot aired May 13, 1976 ( 120 minutes) Kurt Russell, Tim Matheson
The Range RiderWestern / juvenileUnited States of America September 23, 1951 - June 22, 195330Syndicated78Jock Mahoney, Dick Jones
The RebelWestern / dramaUnited States of America October 1, 1959 - July 18, 196130 ABC76Nick Adams
The Restless GunWestern / dramaUnited States of America September 23, 1957 - June 22, 195930NBC78The pilot appeared on the Schlitz Playhouse of Stars on March 29, 1957John Payne
The RiflemanWestern / dramaUnited States of America USA September 30, 1958 - April 8, 196330 ABC 163Dick Powell's Zane Gray Theater episode on March 7, 1958, "The Sharpshooter"Chuck Connors
The Road WestWestern / dramaUnited States of America September 12, 1966 - May 1, 196760NBC29Barry Sullivan, Kathryn Hays, Andrew Prine, Glenn Corbett, Brenda Scott, Kelly Corcoran, Charles Seel
The Rough RidersWestern / dramaUnited States of America USA October 2, 1958 - July 16, 195930ABC 39Kent Taylor, Jan Merlin, Peter Whitney
The RoundersWestern / comedyUnited States of America September 6, 1966 - January 3, 196730ABC17Based on the film The Rounders (1965)Ron Hayes, Chill Wills, Patrick Wayne, co-starring Old Fooler
The Roy Rogers ShowWestern / juvenile United States of America December 30, 1951 - June 9, 195730NBC100Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Pat Brady, Trigger the Golden Palomino, Bullet the Wonder Dog
The Saga of Andy BurnettWestern / dramatic mini-seriesUnited States of AmericaOctober 2, 1957 - March 12, 195860ABC (appearing on The Magical World of Disney)6 (only 4 aired) Based on the Stewart Edward White novel The Saga of Andy Burnett (1947) Jerome Courtland
The Sheriff of Cochise (See U.S. Marshal) in reruns the two series were combined and ran as Man from CochiseWestern / 20th century crime dramaUnited States of America September 14, 1956 - January, 195830 Syndicated 78John Bromfield
The Tall ManWestern / dramaUnited States of America September 10,1960 - May 26, 196230NBC75Barry Sullivan, Clu Gulager
The TexanWestern / dramaUnited States of America September 29, 1958 - September 12, 196030CBS79Fictionalization of the life of Bill LongleyRory Calhoun
The Texas RangerWestern / dramaUnited States of America195530Unsold seriesDennis Morgan
The Travels of Jaimie McPheetersWestern / dramaUnited States of America September 29, 1963 - March 15, 196460ABC26Based on "The Travels of Jamie McPheeters" (1958) by Robert Lewis TaylorDan O'Herlihy, Kurt Russell
The Virginian (see The Men from Shiloh)Western / dramaUnited States of America USASeptember 19, 1962 - March 18, 197090NBC249The pilot appeared as the first episode of the series Decision on July 6, 1958, "The Virginian," which was based on the novel The Virginian by Owen Wister (1902)
Lee J. Cobb (September 19, 1962 - January 5, 1966, January 12 - April 20, 1966 (credit only)), Doug McClure (September 19, 1962 - March 18, 1970), Gary Clarke (September 19, 1962 - November 11, 1964), James Drury (September 19 1962 - March 18, 1970), John Dehner (February 9, 1966 - April 6, 1966), Charles Bickford (September 14, 1966 - October 25, 1967, November 11, 1967 - January 3, 1968 (credit only)), John McIntire (January 17, 1967 (credit only), November 1, 1967 - January 3, 1968 (January 3, 1968 appeared as Clay Grainer, but not in opening credits), January 10, 1968 - March 18, 1970), Clu Gulager (September 16, 1964 - January 24, 1968, February 7 -March 20, 1968 (credit only)), Randy Boone (February 12, 1964 - April 13, 1966, April 20, 1966 (credit only)), Roberta Shore (September 19, 1962 - October 13, 1965), Diane Roter (September 15, 1965 - October 27, 1965 (credit only), November 3, 1965 - April 20, 1966), Sara Lane (September 14, 1966 - March 11, 1970 (credit only)), Don Quine (September 14, 1966 - March 13, 1968, March 20, 1968 (credit only)), Tim Matheson (September 27, 1969 - March 18, 1970)
The WesternerWestern / dramaUnited States of America September 30, 1960 -December 30, 196030NBC 13Dick Powell's Zane Gray Theater episode "Trouble at Tres Cruces" that aired March 26, 1959
Brian Keith, Spike
The Wild Wild WestWestern / science fiction with comedic overtonesUnited States of America September 17, 1965 - September 11, 196960CBS104Robert Conrad, Ross Martin
The YankWestern / dramaUnited States of America196030Unsold pilotJames Drury, John Sutton, L. Q. Jones
The Yellow Rose Western / 20th century soap operaUnited States of America October 2, 1983 - May 12, 198460 NBC22Sam Elliott, David Soul, Susan Anspach, Edward Albert, Noah Beery, Tom Schanley, Michelle Bennett, Cybill Shepherd, Chuck Connors, Ken Curtis, Robin Wright, Jane Russell
The Young PioneersWestern / dramaUnited States of America 60ABC3Based on the book "The Young Pioneers" (1976)(original title: "Let the Hurricane Roar (1933)) by Rose Wilder Lane (daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder)Linda Purl, Roger Kern, Mare Winningham, Robert Donner, Robert Hays, Jeff Cotler
The Young RidersWestern / dramaUnited States of America September 20, 1989 - July 23, 1992 60 ABC68Stephen Baldwin (September 20, 1989 - July 23, 1992 ), Josh Brolin (September 20, 1989 - July 23, 1992 ), Brett Cullen (September 20, 1989 - May 7, 1990), Travis Fine (September 22, 1990 - November 16, 1991), Don Franklin (September 20, 1989 - July 23, 1992), Melissa Leo (September 20, 1989 - May 7, 1990), Ty Miller (September 20, 1989 - July 23, 1992 ), Christopher Pettiet (October 5, 1991 - July 23, 1992 ), Gregg Rainwater (September 20, 1989 - July 23, 1992 ), Yvonne Suhor (September 20, 1989 - July 23, 1992 ), Clare Wren (September 22, 1990 - July 23, 1992 ), Anthony Zerbe (September 20, 1989 - July 23, 1992)
Tombstone TerritoryWestern / dramaUnited States of America October 16, 1957 - July 8, 1960 30ABC (1957 - 1959)/Syndicated (1959 - 1960)93 Pat Conway, Richard Eastham
TrackdownWestern / historical crime dramaUnited States of America October 4, 1957 - September 23, 195930CBS70Dick Powell's Zane Gray Theater episode "Badge of Honor" aired May 3, 1957Robert Culp
Trail Blazers TheaterWestern / juvenileUnited States of AmericaDumontJames Warren, Frank Yaconelli, Milburn Morante
Trigger TalesWestern/ dramaUnited States of America30Unsold pilot episode "Gun Blazers)
TumbleweedWestern /dramaUnited States of America195930Unsold seriesRichard Trotter
Two Faces WestWestern / dramaUnited States of America October 17, 1960 - July 11, 196130Syndicated39Charles Bateman

 

U

TitleGenreCountry of OriginOriginal Viewing DatesTime Slot (minutes)NetworkNumber of EpisodesPilot/BasisSpinoff fromOpening Credit Cast List
Union PacificWestern / dramaUnited States of America September 27, 1958 - June 13, 195930Syndicated38Based on the film Union Pacific (1939)Jeff Morrow
United States Marshal (see The Sheriff of Cochise)Western / 20th century crime dramaUnited States of America October 11, 1958 - May 12, 196030Syndicated67John Bromfield

 

W

TitleGenreCountry of OriginOriginal Viewing DatesTime Slot (minutes)NetworkNumber of EpisodesPilot/BasisSpinoff fromOpening Credit Cast List
Wagon TrainWestern / dramaUnited States of America September 18, 1957 - May 2, 1965)60 (September 18, 1957 - June 5, 1963, September 20, 1964 - May 2, 1965), 90 September 16, 1963 - April 27, 1964)NBC 284Based on the film Wagon Master (1950)Ward Bond (September 18, 1957 - February 22, 1961 & March 8,14, 1961 (credit only)), Robert Horton (September 18, 1957 - June 6, 1962 & June 13, 1962 (credit only)), John McIntire (December 28, 1961 - March 1, 1961 (credit only), March 8, 1961 - April 16, 1965, April 25 & May 2, 1965 (credit only)), Scott (Denny) Miller (January 25, 1961 - April 27, 1964), Robert Fuller (September 16, 1963 - April 25, 1965, May 2, 1965 (credit only)), Frank McGrath (September 18, 1957 - May 2, 1965), Terry Wilson (September 18, 1957 - May 2, 1965)
Wanted: Dead or AliveWestern / dramaUnited States of America September 6, 1958 - March 29, 196130CBS 94 Trackdown March 7, 1958 episode "The Bounty Hunter"Steve McQueen
Western UnionWestern / dramaUnited States of America30Unsold seriesRichard Anderson
Which Way'd They GoWestern / comedyUnited States of America April 1, 196030ABC1Pilot appeared on The Rifleman April 1, 1963 episode "Which Way'd They Go"Peter Whitney
WhiplashWestern / dramaEngland / AustraliaSeptember 10, 1960 - June 10, 1961 30 Seven Network, TV34Peter Graves,
Whispering SmithWestern / crime dramaUnited States of America May 8, 1961 - October 30, 196130NBC26Based on the film Whispering Smith (1949) that was based on the (1906) novel "Whispering Smith" by Frank H. SpearmanAudie Murphy, Guy Mitchell, Sam Buffington
Wichita TownWestern / dramaUnited States of America September 30, 1959 - April 6, 196030NBC26Based on the film Witchita (1955) Joel McRea, Jody McCrea, Carlos Romero, George Neise, Robert Foulk
Wide CountryWestern / 20th century dramaUnited States of America September 20, 1962 - April 25, 196360NBC28The pilot "Second Chance" appeared March 13, 1962 on Alcoa PremierEarl Holliman, Andrew Prine, Slim Pickens
Wild West C.O.W. - Boys of Moo MesaWestern / animated juvenile United States of America September 12, 1992 - December 4, 1993 30 ABC 26Voices of: Pat Fraley, Jim Cummings, Jeff Bennett, Joe Piscopo, Kay Lenz, Troy Davidson
WildsideWestern / dramatic mini-seriesUnited States of America March 21, 1985 - April 21, 1985 60 ABC 6Howard Rollins, William Smith, Sandy McPeak, J. Eddie Peck, Terry Funk, John D'Aquino, Meg Ryan
WranglerWestern / dramaUnited States of America August 4, 1960 - September 15, 196030NBC6Jason Evers
Wynonna EarpWestern / horrorCanada / United States of AmericaApril 1, 2016 to present60SYFY (United States of America)
CHCH-DT (Canada)
37+Based on the comic book series Wynonna Earp by Beau SmithMelani Scrofano, Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon, Dominique Provost-Chaldey, Katherine Barrell

 

Y

TitleGenreCountry of OriginOriginal Viewing DatesTime Slot (minutes)NetworkNumber of EpisodesPilot/BasisSpinoff fromOpening Credit Cast List
Yancy DerringerWestern / dramaUnited States of America October 2, 1958 - June 4, 195930CBS34Jock Mahoney, X Brands, Frances Bergen
YellowstoneWestern / 21st century dramaUnited States of AmericaJune 20, 2018 - present60Paramount Network24+Kevin Costner
Young Daniel BooneWestern / frontier dramaUnited States of America September 12, 1971 - October 4, 197760CBS6 (only 4 aired) Rick Moses
Young MaverickWestern / comedyUnited States of America November 28, 1979 - January 30, 198060CBS8 (only 6 aired in the USA, the last 2 aired on the BBC)Based on the television series Maverick (1957 - 1962)Charles Frank, Susan Blanchard, John Dehner,

 

Z

TitleGenreCountry of OriginOriginal Viewing DatesTime Slot (minutes)NetworkNumber of EpisodesPilot/BasisSpinoff fromOpening Credit Cast List
ZorroWestern / dramaUnited States of America October 10, 1957 - July 2, 1959, October 30, 1960 - April 2, 1961
30 (October 10, 1957 - July 2, 1959) /60 (October 30, 1960 - April 2, 1961)ABC78 plus 4 hour long specials that aired on Walt Disney Presents (October 30, 1960 - April 2, 1961) Guy Williams, Gene Sheldon, Henry Calvin, George J. Lewis
ZorroWestern / comedy United States of America January 5, 1990 - January 30, 1993 30The Family Channel88Based on the television series Zorro (1957 - 1959)
Duncan Regehr, Patrice Camhi (Martinez), James Victor, Michael Tylo, Juan Diego Botto, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.
Zorro and SonWestern / comedyUnited States of America April 6, 1993 - June 1, 199330 CBS5Based on the television series Zorro (1957 - 1959)Henry Darrow, Paul Regina, Bill Dana

 

Westerns also appeared as episodes of anthology series.  These series included:

 

 

Sources:

 

Internet:

 

The Lone Ranger: Justice from Outside the Law, ” an episode of All Things Considered, National Public Radio (NPR)

Internet Movie Datebase (IMDb)

Old Timers Radio Downloads

The Forsaken Westerns

YouTube

Wikipedia

 

 

Books:

 

The Golden Age of Chicago Children’s Television, Okuda, Ted & Mulqueen, Jack, Lake Claremont Press, 2004

 

 

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