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Bret Maverick
NBC,

1981

| Drama, Western

James Garner reprised the role that made him a star, Old West gambler Bret Maverick, in this revival series that aired on NBC during the 1981-82 TV season. The storyline concerned Maverick giving up his days of wandering and attempting to settle down and lead a quiet life as a rancher in the town of Sweetwater located in the Arizona Territory. Though Maverick wanted to lead a quiet life, something always seemed to get in his way as he tried to adjust to the changing times and get along with his fellow townspeople.


The Loner
CBS,

1965

| Drama, Western

After the Civil War, William Colton resigns his commission in the Union army and heads west looking for a new life.


The Rebel
ABC,

1959

| Western
Rating: 4/5

Western starring Nick Adams as Johnny Yuma, a former Confederate soldier who headed west after the conclusion of the Civil War in search of adventure and himself. 76 episodes of The Rebel were filmed over the course of two seasons and country music legend Johnny Cash sang the show's haunting theme song.


Bat Masterson
NBC,

1958

| Western

Loosely based on the life and adventures of real life lawman, army scout, gunfighter and journalist. 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.


The Lone Ranger (1966)

The adventures in this Lone Ranger series were similar in tone and nature to CBS' prime-time Weird Western, The Wild Wild West, in that some of the plots were bizarre and had elements of science-fiction and steampunk technology included in the story. One of the Lone Ranger's archenemies in the animated series was a dwarf named Tiny Tom, whose voice was provided by Dick Beals; he was an analogue to James T. West's major enemy, Dr. Miguelito Loveless.


The Outcasts
ABC,

1968

| Drama, Western

A bounty hunter who was a Confederate Officer teams up with an ex-slave who was a Union Soldier during the Civil War. They are the Outcasts.


Death Valley Days

A series of stories, all based in fact, revolving around the legends of Death Valley, California where borax was mined. Mostly human interest stories about the life in Death Valley and the surrounding area in the late 1800's.


Zane Grey Theater
CBS,

1956

| Drama, Western

This was an anthology series based, mostly, on the works of Zane Grey. Grey was a writer of westerns, and this show used both his short stories and books as inspiration (works by other writers were also adapted when the Grey material ran out). Dick Powell hosted, and Harry Lubin provided the music (the song "Way Out West" opens and closes the show).


Tombstone Territory
ABC,

1957

| Western

Sheriff Clay Hollister defended the law in "The Town To Tough To Die" and did it with a no nonsense approach. The narration by Harris Claibourn editor of the Tombstone 'Epitaph' brought a sense of additional realism to this high quality show.


Five Mile Creek

Set in the mid-late 1800s, the show has a western feel, with action, adventure, comedy, and heart-warming moments about a group of Americans and Australians, managing to run a coach line business and a way station, while trying to make ends meet.