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Cheyenne (1955)Cheyenne (1955)
ABC, 1955 | Action, Adventure, Western
Rating: 5/5

Clint Walker starred in the title role of this classic Western produced by Warner Brothers. The storylines dealt with the adventures of Cheyenne Bodie, an adventurer who roamed the Old West in the days after the Civil War holding down many jobs and doing battle with many baddies. Interestingly enough, the show never aired on a weekly basis. When it premiered in 1955, Cheyenne aired on alternate weeks with two other Warner Brothers series-King's Row and Casablanca. Later, it would air on alternate weeks with two other Warners western series Bronco and Sugarfoot. This trio of shows would later be released into syndication under the title Best of the West.


TrackdownTrackdown
CBS, 1957 | Western
Rating: 5/5

Trackdown is an American Western television series starring Robert Culp that aired on CBS between 1957 and 1959. More than seventy episodes of this series were produced by Dick Powell's Four Star Television and filmed at the Desilu-Culver Studio. The series was itself a spin-off of Powell's anthology series, Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater.


Bret MaverickBret 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 Lone Ranger (1966)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 LonerThe 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 Wild OnesThe Wild Ones

The Wild Ones is a thrilling Canadian-original documentary series that follows an exceptional team of Xeni Gwet'in First Nation cowboys, ex-pat American settler Michael Lares, and horse trainer Mike Hawkridge, in their mission to save the majestic herd of wild Qayus horses in their midst.


Bat MastersonBat 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.


Tombstone TerritoryTombstone 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.


Lawman (1958)Lawman (1958)
ABC, 1958 | Drama, Western

Dan Troop is the new Marshall in Laramie, Wyoming. He quickly hires Johnny McKay as his deputy, and together they work to clean up the town. Each week, the two lawmen are engaged in helping the citizens solve problems, fight injustice, and keep peace.


Five Mile CreekFive 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.