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Tales of Wells Fargo
NBC,

1957

| Western

Tales of Wells Fargo is an American Western television series starring Dale Robertson that ran from March 18, 1957, to June 2, 1962, on NBC. Produced by Revue Productions, the series aired in a half-hour format until its final season when it expanded to an hour.


The Young Riders
ABC,

1989

| Western
Rating: 4/5

The Young Riders was a western drama show from the late 80s and early 90s. It was about a group of young men (and woman) who were riders for the Pony Express. Some of the story lines involved the approaching civil war.


Broken Trail

Set in the late 1890's, this story tells of Prentice "Print" Ritter, a cowboy making his last big horse run before settling down on a ranch of his own. Print and his nephew, Tom Harte, begin their journey expecting nothing out of the ordinary, but end up rescuing five young Chinese girls from the human trafficker who would sell them into a life of slavery. Now the two, along with companions they pick up along the way, must protect the girls from danger as they steer their herd from Oregon to Wyoming.


How the West Was Won
ABC,

1978

| Action, Adventure, Western
Rating: 4.5/5

This series chronicled the struggles of the four Macahan children as they traveled into untamed West. They were led by their Uncle Zeb and his widowed sister, Molly.


The Big Valley
ABC,

1965

| Drama, Western
Rating: 4/5

Set in San Joaquin Valley during the 1870s, this show follows the lives of the Barkleys, one of the richest families in Stockton. Victoria Barkley, a recent widow, leads the family, including her sons, Jarrod and Nick, daughter, Audra, and step-son, Heath, as they run their ranch, groves, and logging business. Jarrod is a well-known lawyer with two prominent offices, and often helps the family sort out their legal troubles. Nick, an aggressive, outspoken rancher, runs the family's holdings and minds the ranch. Audra is caring and a talented horseback rider. Heath, who manages the family's possessions, is quieter than his other siblings, but will stand up to them if needed. Through the heartache, robberies, kidnappings, illnesses, and the times of joy, the Barkleys continued to be a strong family, dependent on each other, through the good and the bad.


Return to Lonesome Dove
CBS,

1993

| Drama, Western

Captain Call has just buried Gus at Lonesome Dove and plans to head back to his ranch in Montana. Looking at a herd of wild Mustangs, he decides to drive them north with the help of Isom and Gideon Walker. Gideon hires Agostina Vega and Mexican Cowboys to run the Mustangs. Call leads the drive for Nebraska and runs into Cherokee Jack and a group of Indians, which almost costs him his life. In Montana, Newt and Jasper get into a shoot out in the local bar and wind up in jail. The odds of them surviving the lynch mob are slim until Dunnegan has them freed. Newt had rescued Dunnegan's wife Ferris, from a band of cattle rustlers and Dunnegan is thankful. However, Newt and Jasper will have to work for Dunnegan to keep their freedom.


Tony Robinson's Wild West

From Custer's Last Stand and the Battle of Little Big Horn to the gunfight at the OK Corral and death of Jesse James, this is a history of the West like no other. Tony Robinson's Wild West uses exclusive, never-before-seen 3D stereoscopic photographs to expose the untold story of the Wild West, and reveal the true stories of the men and women who tamed the American wilderness. This three part documentary charts the 50 year period that began at the end of the American Civil War in 1865, when all the western territories in America were opened up to be exploited.


Comanche Moon

Comanche Moon, the prequel to McMurtry's bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "Lonesome Dove follows Texas Rangers Augustus "Gus" McCrae (Zahn) and Woodrow F. Call (Urban), now in their middle years, as they continue to deal with the ever-increasing tensions of adult life-Gus with his great love, Clara Forsythe (Cardellini), and Call with Maggie Tilton (Banks), the young prostitute who loves him and bears him his son, Newt (Joseph Castanon). Kilmer plays Captain Inish Scull, a Yankee aristocrat and hero of the recently concluded Mexican War. Griffiths plays Inez Scull, the Captain's sexy wife who doesn't hesitate to fill her time with other men when he's away from home. Wes Studi plays Comanche Chief Buffalo Hump.


Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years
CTV,

1995

| Western
Rating: 1/5

"Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years" begins two years after the end of "Lonesome Dove". After two years spent bounty hunting, womanizing, and drinking away the painful memories of his late wife, Hannah, Newt Call returns to town to find many things have changed. His brother-in-law, Austin, is now an alcoholic sheriff, who has never fully recovered from his beloved sister's death, and blames Call for it. His father-in-law, Josiah, is the town mayor, but hasn't been right in the head since Hannah died. The town is run under the iron fist of Clayton Mosby, who also cannot forget Hannah, who looked amazingly like his late wife, Mary. "The Lonesome Dove", the hotel opened in the mini-series by Ida Grayson, now belongs to Amanda Carpenter, a woman with a mysterious past and a determination on par with Clay Mosby's. Curtis Wells also gets a new gunsmith, a mysterious and feisty woman named Mattie Shaw.


The Virginian
NBC,

1962

| Drama, Action, Adventure, Western
Rating: 3/5

The Virginian was the very first 90 minute western on prime-time television, and is about a man, only known as "the Virginian" who served as foreman on the Shiloh Ranch (owned in sequence by Judge Garth, the Grainger brothers, and Col. MacKenzie) in 19th century Medicine Bow, Wyoming. James Drury starred as the title character with the likes of Doug McClure, Lee J. Cobb, John McIntire, and Clu Gulager co-starring. It is in these settings that a variety of stories, much more based on character and relationships than the usual westerns, take place.