Western Series from the 70s, 80s, and 90s

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1. Alias Smith and Jones (1971–1973)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

Hannibal Heyes and Kid Curry, two of the most wanted outlaws in the history of the West, are popular "with everyone except the railroads and the banks".

Stars: Ben Murphy, Roger Davis, Pete Duel, Walt Davis

Votes: 1,478

2. Nichols (1971–1972)

60 min | Western

In 1914, Nichols, a soldier, sick of killing, returns to his Arizona hometown, named after his family, and is strong-armed into serving as Sheriff by the Ketcham clan, who run the area. ... See full summary »

Stars: James Garner, Margot Kidder, Neva Patterson, John Beck

Votes: 192

3. Hec Ramsey (1972–1974)

90 min | Western

The adventures of Hec Ramsey, a turn-of-the-20th-century detective who prefers to use his brains instead of his guns.

Stars: Richard Boone, Rick Lenz, Harry Morgan, Dennis Rucker

Votes: 205

4. Kung Fu (1972–1975)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

The adventures of a Shaolin Monk as he wanders the American West armed only with his skill in Kung Fu.

Stars: David Carradine, Radames Pera, Keye Luke, Philip Ahn

Votes: 4,766

5. Dusty's Trail (1973– )

22 min | Comedy, Western

A stage and a wagon heading west get separated from the rest of the wagon train thanks to Dusty. Now they must make their way to California.

Stars: Bob Denver, Forrest Tucker, Ivor Francis, Jeannine Riley

Votes: 161

6. The Cowboys (1974– )

30 min | Western

Seven boys work a cattle ranch in the Old West.

Stars: Moses Gunn, Diana Douglas, Jim Davis, A Martinez

Votes: 25

7. Dirty Sally (1974– )

30 min | Western

Crotchety old lady Sally Fergus roams the Old West with young companion Cyrus.

Stars: Jeanette Nolan, Dack Rambo, Madeline Adams, Virginia Baker

Votes: 70

8. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the nineteenth century American Midwest.

Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Rachel Lindsay Greenbush

Votes: 14,866

9. Barbary Coast (1975–1976)

60 min | Western

The wild wild west adventures of 19th-century agents Jeff Cable and Cash Conover.

Stars: William Shatner, Richard Kiel, Dave Turner, Doug McClure

Votes: 107

10. How the West Was Won (1976–1979)

Western

The Macahans, a family from Virginia, headed by Zeb Macahan, travel across the country to pioneer a new land and a new home in the American West.

Stars: James Arness, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb, William Kirby Cullen

Votes: 1,625

11. The Oregon Trail (1976– )

60 min | Western

In 1842, a widower leaves his Illinois farm and heads west towards Oregon with his three children to seek a better life.

Stars: Rod Taylor, Andrew Stevens, Tony Becker, Gina Smika Hunter

Votes: 56

12. The Quest (1976)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

Morgan and Quentin Beaudine are two brothers in the West, who were separated as children, when Morgan and their sister were stolen by some Indians. Morgan would spend several years with ... See full summary »

Stars: Kurt Russell, Tim Matheson, Frank Salsedo, Dan O'Herlihy

Votes: 150

13. Sara (1976– )

60 min | Drama, Western

Sara Yarnell leaves her staid existence back east to teach in a one room school in Independence, Colorado. Her students adore her but she clashes with the school board. Julia Bailey and newspaperman Martin Pope are her friends.

Stars: Brenda Vaccaro, Louise Latham, William Phipps, Bert Kramer

Votes: 22

14. The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (1977–1978)

60 min | Adventure, Family, Western

An innocent fugitive from the law lives in the wilderness with a grizzly bear companion and helps passers-by in the forest.

Stars: Dan Haggerty, Denver Pyle, Bozo the Bear, Don Shanks

Votes: 1,163

15. The Chisholms (1979– )

60 min | Romance, Western

The adventures of the Chisholm family as they travel west in 1844.

Stars: Rosemary Harris, Ben Murphy, James Van Patten, Susan Swift

Votes: 91

16. Matt and Jenny (1979–1980)

25 min | Adventure, Family

A brother and sister, who are new to Canada, are in search of their uncle after their mother passes away on-board the ship from England.

Stars: Derrick Jones, Megan Follows, Neil Dainard, Duncan Regehr

Votes: 38

17. Young Maverick (1979–1980)

TV-G | 60 min | Western

Harvard-educated Ben Maverick was Bret Maverick's cousin and poured from the same mold. Nell McGarrahan was the romantic interest an Marshal Edge Troy saved Ben from too much trouble.

Stars: Charles Frank, Susan Blanchard, John Dehner, Howard Duff

Votes: 43

18. Best of the West (1981–1982)

30 min | Comedy, Western

The Wild West misadventures of a mild-mannered store owner turned town Marshal.

Stars: Joel Higgins, Carlene Watkins, Meeno Peluce, Valri Bromfield

Votes: 186

19. Bret Maverick (1981–1982)

60 min | Drama, Western

Set in Sweetwater, Arizona in the 1880s with solid citizen Bret owning a ranch and part of the Red Ox Saloon. Stable cast with varying stories, often centered on conflict between the ambitious sheriff and everyone else.

Stars: James Garner, Ed Bruce, Ramon Bieri, Richard Hamilton

Votes: 318

20. Father Murphy (1981–1983)

Not Rated | 48 min | Drama, Family, Western

John Murphy leads a struggle against a mining boss causing some children to be orphaned. Assuming responsibility, he poses as a priest to circumvent authorities. He and schoolteacher Mae ... See full summary »

Stars: Merlin Olsen, Katherine Cannon, Timothy Gibbs, Moses Gunn

Votes: 212

21. Outlaws (1986–1987)

60 min | Crime, Sci-Fi, Western

Five cowboys are sent forward in time from 1899 to 1986, where they start their own detective agency.

Stars: Rod Taylor, William Lucking, Charles Napier, Patrick Houser

Votes: 114

22. Paradise (1988–1990)

60 min | Drama, Western

Gunfighter Ethan Cord, left to raise his dead sister's children, tries to settle down in the town of Paradise, but finds that his past continues to haunt him.

Stars: Lee Horsley, Jenny Beck, Matthew Newmark, Brian Lando

Votes: 313

23. Bordertown (1989–1991)

30 min | Adventure, Western

The adventures of the inhabitants of a western town that straddles the Canadian-American border.

Stars: Richard Comar, John H. Brennan, Sophie Barjac, Beverley Elliott

Votes: 181

24. The Young Riders (1989–1992)

TV-PG | 60 min | Romance, Western

The adventures of the riders of the Pony Express.

Stars: Stephen Baldwin, Josh Brolin, Ty Miller, Gregg Rainwater

Votes: 1,475

25. Zorro (1990–1993)

30 min | Adventure, Family, Romance

In nineteenth century Spanish California, heroic masked swordsman Zorro, who's actually a local nobleman, must protect his friends and small town (or pueblo) of Los Angeles from its corrupt magistrate (or alcalde) and other menaces.

Stars: Patrice Martinez, Duncan Regehr, James Victor, Juan Diego Botto

Votes: 1,321

26. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (1993–1994)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A bounty hunter rides the Old West, fighting bad guys, many with futuristic-type gadgets.

Stars: Bruce Campbell, Julius Carry, Christian Clemenson, Comet

Votes: 7,250

27. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993–1998)

60 min | Drama, Family, Western

The trials and adventures of a female doctor in a small wild west town.

Stars: Jane Seymour, Joe Lando, Shawn Toovey, Chad Allen

Votes: 9,244

28. Hawkeye (1994–1995)

60 min | Adventure

The further adventures based on characters created by James Fennimore Cooper. Hawkeye the woodsman meets a brave English woman trying to free her husband from the French. Set during the French and Indian War in the area of the Hudson Valley.

Stars: Lee Horsley, Lynda Carter, Rodney A. Grant, Garwin Sanford

Votes: 215

29. Lonesome Dove: The Series (1994–1995)

42 min | Western

The series revolved around the life and times of Newt Call as he set out to make his way in the world. Newt participated in some of the major events of the Western era while encountering ... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Bairstow, Christianne Hirt, Eric McCormack, Paul Le Mat

Votes: 518

30. Legend (1995– )

60 min | Western, Sci-Fi, Adventure

Ernest Pratt, a dime-store novelist in the old west, lives with his scientist friend Professor Janos Bartok in the small town of Sheridan, Colorado. The people of Sheridan mistakenly ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, John de Lancie, Mark Adair-Rios, Jarrad Paul

Votes: 256

31. Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years (1995–1996)

42 min | Western

"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 ... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Bairstow, Eric McCormack, Kelly Rowan, Paul Johansson

Votes: 400

32. The Lazarus Man (1996– )

60 min | Western

Shortly after the Civil War, a man pulls himself out of a grave in the South wearing Southern clothing but carrying Northern gold and carrying a US Army revolver. He has no memory save for ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Urich, Isabelle Townsend, Wayne Grace, Natalija Nogulich

Votes: 137

33. Dead Man's Gun (1997–1999)

60 min | Western

A cursed revolver brings violence to a variety of owners in the American West.

Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Jim Shield, Chilton Crane, Robert Thurston

Votes: 249

34. The Magnificent Seven (1998–2000)

60 min | Action, Western

When an Indian village is threatened by ex-Confederate soldiers, several villagers head out to seek help. They recruit seven men, each with unique skills, who return to the village and take... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Biehn, Eric Close, Dale Midkiff, Ron Perlman

Votes: 1,381



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