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50 best Western TV shows of all time

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April 21, 2023
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50 best Western TV shows of all time

If there's a genre of television that is associated with being iconically American, the Western would be the top contender. Visions of saloon doors swinging open as a spur-spangled stranger stands in the frame. Tumbleweeds toss along the road behind him. The ominous sound of over-plucked guitar strings and the stressed-out neigh of restless horses act as the soundtrack in the background. Guns, glistening and shining in the holster as they catch the eye of the audience. It's quintessential Americana, and it makes for good television.

Westerns, which typically take place in the latter half of the 19th century, focus on the fantasy of the Old West. Scenes harken to a time of outlaw renegades and vigilante justice—all while conveniently leaving out the genocide and colonization that took place in order to create the "Old West." The fantasy-based genre started around the 1930s and skyrocketed in popularity through the 1960s. From these films and TV shows were born icons of the Western, like John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, and Gary Cooper, among others.

Westerns were the most popular TV genre throughout the 1950s and 1960s, with classics like "Gunsmoke," "The Lone Ranger," and "Cheyenne." Westerns faded from the spotlight during most of the 1970s, '80s, and '90s, but the genre has been resurrected in recent history, with newcomers like "Deadwood," "Longmire," and "Yellowstone."

Stacker compiled data from IMDb, as of April 2023, on all Western TV series and ranked them according to IMDb user scores, ties broken by votes. To qualify, the series, miniseries, or limited series had to have at least 500 IMDb user votes. Whether you're a gunslinging Western aficionado, or just cutting your teeth, there are dozens upon dozens of television Westerns to choose from.

#50. Bonanza

- IMDb user rating: 7.3
- On air: 1959-1973

With 440 episodes and 14 seasons, "Bonanza" was one of the longest-running Western shows of all time, second only to "Gunsmoke." It was also the first Western shot and broadcast in color, giving it an almost otherworldly appeal in a time when black-and-white was the only way people saw the world. The show follows the Cartwrights, a family that made their way of life as ranchers in Virginia City, Nevada. While the Cartwrights themselves were fictional, the show incorporated a decent amount of reality into the settings, themes, and overall concepts of the show. Moreover, the show became popular and maintained its popularity because it bucked the convention that most family shows took. The show illustrated that the Cartwrights seemed to succeed without forcing themselves to conform to the societal standards at the time—a rarity for a Western.

#49. Wynonna Earp

- IMDb user rating: 7.3- On air: 2016-2021

Not your ordinary Western, "Wynonna Earp" is definitely a story for the 21st century. Following the adventures of Wynonna Earp, the fictional great-great-granddaughter of Wyatt Earp, the series weaves in both supernatural, suspense, and sci-fi themes that make it kitschy, comedic horror the modern audiences crave. In the show, Earp returns to her birthplace, Purgatory, which is near the Canadian Rockies, where her mission is to fight reincarnated outlaws that her great-great-grandfather had sent to their graves.

#48. Fury

- IMDb user rating: 7.4
- On air: 1955-1960

Practically everyone loves animals, and in the world of television, so does Hollywood. Over the years, multitudes of shows and films have been dedicated to and starring our fine four-legged friends, including "Fury." The show was dedicated to a wily but somewhat unwieldy horse named Fury—and the boy who loved him. The show was a mixture of wholesome family fun, comedy, and a smidge of suspense. The typical plot was someone getting in trouble somewhere along the way and Fury coming to the rescue. Think Lassie but less furry and more equine.

#47. Branded

- IMDb user rating: 7.4
- On air: 1965-1966

"Branded" gives us a different look at an old-time Western. The premise follows Capt. James McCord, a Union soldier fresh off the Civil War. Stripped of his title after allegedly abandoning his post, McCord is branded as a coward—and he is innocent. The show was one of the first of its kind, offering a less kitschy approach to the typical Western. As such, it became wildly popular in its first season. The ratings were a success for the show's sponsor, Proctor & Gamble, who paid for the entire production. The show, however, was canceled within a year due to a conflict with the show's star.

#46. The Magnificent Seven

- IMDb user rating: 7.4
- On air: 1998-2000

The series followed the story of seven men, each with a different skill, who were recruited to take on Confederate raiders threatening a Native American village. The men ended up settling down in a small town, offering their skills to those who need them. The TV series was made in the footsteps of the 1960 film, touted by Will Joyner in the New York Times to be one of the last great Hollywood Westerns.

#45. F Troop

- IMDb user rating: 7.4
- On air: 1965-1967

The '60s saw a rise in the popularity of sketch comedy. The sort of slapstick, physical, almost Vaudevillian entertainment was in demand on TV, and "F Troop" certainly falls into that category. Set at the end of the Civil War, it takes place at the fictional Fort Courage, Kansas, and follows the hijinks of a group of soldiers led by the clumsy Capt. Wilton Parmenter, who gained his rank by accidentally instigating the final charge of the Battle of Appomattox Court House. Though the show got decent ratings, it was canceled after two seasons when new owners bought out Warner Bros. "F Troop" made a comeback in the '90s through Nick at Nite programming.

#44. The Son

- IMDb user rating: 7.4
- On air: 2017-2019

AMC's dramatic Western, "The Son," followed the story of one family across two different periods in life. At the center of it was Eli McCullough, who once was a Comanche prisoner, and grew up to be a powerful Texas ranger seeking wealth in oil. According to Jen Chaney's review on Vulture, it was "a handsomely shot, well-acted, and respectable piece of work." But, she added, it lacked enough depth or insight to make it one of the television greats, especially for a network like AMC that has titles like "Breaking Bad" and "Mad Men" on its roster.

#43. Bret Maverick

- IMDb user rating: 7.5
- On air: 1981-1982

"Bret Maverick" was the sequel to the wildly popular series "Maverick," also starring James Garner. Playing the quintessential gun-slinging poker player in the Old West, Garner and the Maverick franchise showed the titular character's evolution from a young ne'er do well looking for high stakes and high risks to the older, wiser man who settled down on a ranch and owns his own saloon. Garner was beloved in the role and managed to carry the franchise from the 1950s to the 1980s. "Bret Maverick" was the final frontier for the franchise, however, and was canceled after 18 episodes.

#42. Death Valley Days

- IMDb user rating: 7.5
- On air: 1952-1970

The second-longest-running Western series (it ran for 18 years), "Death Valley Days" was a narrated story told by the Old Ranger, regaling the audience with the tale of America's movement West and the settling of the great frontier. Ronald Reagan had a stint as the Old Ranger for a time and starred in a 1965 episode, as well. According to Medium's Jeremy Roberts, many analysts say that this series helped Reagan secure his political career as governor of California.

#41. The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams

- IMDb user rating: 7.5
- On air: 1977-1978

Dan Haggerty played the role of John "Grizzly" Adams, a hunter from the 19th century who was wrongfully accused of murder, sending him to seek refuge in the wilderness. It's there that he rescued a grizzly bear cub, named him Ben, and the two set off on adventures in the wild. The family-friendly series was met with mixed reviews, but according to John Leonard's review in the New York Times, it was certainly a tear-jerker filled with human emotion. Still, it only ran for one year.

#40. Wagon Train

- IMDb user rating: 7.5
- On air: 1957-1965

If you were an Oregon Trail kid, chances are "Wagon Train" would have been right up your alley, as well. The long-running Western TV series followed a wagon train heading west in the years following the Civil War. Each episode shifted focus to a different member of the wagon train, and along the way, they battled the elements, Native Americans, and the human condition. The year Wagon Train debuted, five other Westerns ranked among the top 10. By 1961, it was the #1 show.

#39. Little House on the Prairie

- IMDb user rating: 7.5
- On air: 1974-1983

One of the best coming-of-age book series of all time, "Little House on the Prairie" captured the attention of generations of women readers across the country. It was made into a TV film before evolving into the long-running television series, according to Mentalfloss. Set in the village of Walnut Grove, Minnesota, during the second half of the 19th century, the heartwarming series followed the coming of age of Laura Ingalls.

#38. The Ranch

- IMDb user rating: 7.5
- On air: 2016-2020

Ashton Kutcher's Netflix series was a Western cowboy comedy, with a few surprising threads of serious drama. The series followed the story of Colt, a washed-up football star who returns to his hometown in Colorado, where he lived with his father and brother. According to James Poniewozik in the New York Times, it was certainly a prodigal son story, and an interesting mishmash of styles, from the multi-camera production and live studio audience to the more-serious storylines that dealt with very real and relatable family dynamics.

#37. Zane Grey Theatre

- IMDb user rating: 7.6
- On air: 1956-1961

"Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre" was an anthology series that brought to life the many stories and novels written by prolific Western author Zane Grey. Airing for five seasons on CBS during the 50s and 60s, the show had a bit of an edge over other Westerns: Grey's novels often included a strong vein of romance that ran throughout the stories. They also paid homage to the contributions of women on the frontier. When coupled with the action and drama Western lovers were accustomed to, it gave the show a wider audience, as it appealed to women and men alike.

#36. Laredo

- IMDb user rating: 7.6
- On air: 1965-1967

"Laredo" was a Western TV series that followed a group of Texas Rangers who were always on the trail of bank robbers and other outlaws. According to getTV, "Laredo" aired just as the public was beginning to grow tired of the traditional Western genre, so producers decided to put a comedic spin on "Laredo" to keep audiences engaged. "Laredo" was also a spinoff of "The Virginian."

#35. Here Come the Brides

- IMDb user rating: 7.6
- On air: 1968-1970

"Here Come the Brides" was a Western comedy that was based on the Mercer Girls project. The project brought "marriageable" women from the East Coast to a budding Seattle in the 1860s. In "Here Come the Brides," a mostly-male logging community threatens to quit and leave due to a lack of women. To keep the employees happy, 100 women are brought to Seattle under the condition that none can leave.

#34. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp

- IMDb user rating: 7.6
- On air: 1955-1961

"The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp" was a television series credited with reviving the story of one of the now-iconic personalities of cowboy culture, according to Courtney Campbell in Wide Open Country. Airing in 1955, premiering just four days before "Gunsmoke," it is the very first television Western that was written for adults. For six seasons, the 30-minute program told the story of Wyatt's adult life, from his role as town marshal in Kansas to the final episodes based in Tombstone, Arizona Territory.

#33. Quick Draw

- IMDb user rating: 7.6
- On air: 2013-2014

In this made-for-Hulu Western (Hulu's third original venture), John Henry Hoyle, a Harvard graduate, found himself as the new sheriff of Great Bend, Kansas, in 1875. Brian Lowry wrote in Variety that while the new sheriff awkwardly cites his Ivy League credentials whenever there's an opportunity, what made him stand out was his innate gun skills—"quick draw," if you will.

#32. The High Chaparral

- IMDb user rating: 7.6
- On air: 1967-1971

Set in the 1870s, "The High Chaparral" followed rancher "Big John" Cannon, who strove to make a successful cattle ranch in the desert of the Arizona Territory on the Mexico border, surrounded by hostile Apache Native Americans. At the time, what made "The High Chaparral" revolutionary, according to Henry C. Parke in True West Magazine, was that it hired a fair amount of Hispanic actors, which drew in a large Latin American audience.

#31. Alias Smith and Jones

- IMDb user rating: 7.6
- On air: 1971-1973

Two of the most-wanted outlaws in the West have never actually shot anyone, despite their crimes. Because of this, they're offered amnesty so long as they stay out of trouble for a year. The plot line shows something similar to a Western version of the Witness Protection Program, where the two use the aliases, Smith and Jones. According to Metacritic, "Alias Smith and Jones" was a smashing success, and the public was consistently hungry for more episodes to find out what happened next.

#30. The Virginian

- IMDb user rating: 7.6
- On air: 1962-1971

The third-longest-running Western (behind "Gunsmoke" and "Bonanza"), "The Virginian" was TV's first 90-minute Western. It follows the story of a lawman who comes to the Wyoming Territory in the 1890s.

#29. The Big Valley

- IMDb user rating: 7.6
- On air: 1965-1969

Set on a ranch in California in the late 1800s, the one-hour episodes followed the lives of the Barkley family as they worked to defend their home. Unlike other Westerns at the time, what set "The Big Valley" apart was that the family was led by a woman, Victoria Barkley, played by Barbara Stanwyck. This, wrote David Browne in the New York Times, made the 1965 series ahead of its time.

#28. Kung Fu

- IMDb user rating: 7.6
- On air: 1972-1975

Martial arts met Western drama in this 1972 television series starring David Carradine. It followed Kwai Chang Caine, a Shaolin monk, who was making his way through the West looking for his half-brother, Danny Caine. Carradine's role earned him his cult status, according to Bruce Weber in the New York Times. It was because of "Kung Fu" that he became so entrenched in martial arts and Eastern philosophy.

#27. Damnation

- IMDb user rating: 7.6
- On air: 2017-2018

USA's "Damnation" was a period drama set in 1931 that followed a man with a seedy past who poses as a preacher. He worked to band townsfolk together to stand up to the greed and corruption that had infiltrated the town. The show was a statement on the evils of America, but, according to Mike Hale in The New York Times, "Any fidelity to the story's supposed place and time is clearly incidental ..." The show only ran for one season.

#26. Laramie

- IMDb user rating: 7.7
- On air: 1959-1963

Set in 1870s Wyoming, "Laramie" was the story of Slim Sherman and his brother, who work to save their family ranch after their father dies. The two main stars of Laramie were John Smith and Robert Fuller, but the show's many guest stars were big figures in the world of Hollywood Westerns.

#25. The Young Riders

- IMDb user rating: 7.7
- On air: 1989-1992

A group of Pony Express riders was based in the Nebraska Territory in the years just before the Civil War. The series followed the adventures of the young, handsome group. It was the first time a traditional Western had been on TV in a decade. Its first season received decidedly low ratings, but after moving to a new time slot in its second season, the show made quite the comeback, according to Ron Miller in the Baltimore Sun.

#24. The Lone Ranger

- IMDb user rating: 7.7
- On air: 1949-1957

Marked by his mask and his trusty steed, Silver, the Lone Ranger was a former Texas Ranger who battled the bad guys in the Old West. "The Lone Ranger" actually got its start in radio back in 1933. It came to television in 1949 and starred Clayton Moore. The series was ABC's first big hit of the early 1950s, according to History.com.

#23. Sky King

- IMDb user rating: 7.8
- On air: 1951-1962

With most Westerns painting the picture of a dusty trail on horseback, "Sky King" flew in with a different perspective on the expansive frontier. Starting as a radio program in 1946, the show followed Arizona rancher and pilot Schuyler "Sky" King as he flew through the air with the greatest of ease—all while hunting down criminals and rescuing lost travelers around town. The plots often revolved around death-defying stunts and near-death situations that the ranchers had to escape. The radio show was on air until 1954, simulcasting along with the television series for the first few seasons.

#22. The Rebel

- IMDb user rating: 7.8
- On air: 1959-1961

The "Rebel" was a short-lived series about Johnny Yuma, a Confederate army veteran haunted by memories of the Civil War and all the horrible violence he carried out while fighting on the wrong side of history. The show was a departure for the production company, as they typically worked solely in the creation of game shows. Starring Nick Adams as Yuma, the plotline followed the veteran's search for an inner peace he didn't know how to find. He wandered the West, mostly alone, writing about his adventures and fighting perceived injustices—a moral penance for the injustices he carried out.

#21. Tales of Wells Fargo

- IMDb user rating: 7.9
- On air: 1957-1962

Based on the biography of Wells Fargo detective Fred J. Dodge, the story followed special agent Jim Hardie, "the left-handed gun" who helped save stagecoaches from outlaws and other violence. According to Mike Barnes in the Hollywood Reporter, the actor Dale Robertson did all his own stunts. He was also right-handed.

#20. Rawhide

- IMDb user rating: 7.9
- On air: 1959-1965

The premise of "Rawhide" followed the adventures of drovers along the rough and challenging cattle drives of the 1860s. Each episode involved the drovers encountering people along the way, and typically involved solving their problems or rescuing them from trouble. It was in "Rawhide" that an American icon was born. The TV series, which debuted in 1958, was the first Western to give Clint Eastwood his big break, reports Biography.com.

#19. The English

- IMDb user rating: 7.9
- On air: 2022-present

One of the more recent additions to the Western lexicon is the miniseries "The English," starring Emily Blunt and Chaske Spencer. Produced by Amazon Prime and the BBC, the miniseries falls under the revisionist Western subgenre, which intentionally dissects the characters and storylines to show a far less simplistic, one-sided view of the Old West. In the instance of "The English," Lady Cornelia Locke (Blunt) is seeking out vigilante revenge against the man she believes responsible for the death of her son. The show earned Blunt, Chaske, and writer/director Hugo Blick multiple nominations at the SAG and BAFTA awards, respectively.

#18. Cheyenne

- IMDb user rating: 8.0
- On air: 1955-1963

"Cheyenne," which debuted in 1955, made its mark on the Western scene by being the first hour-long drama to run for more than one season. It told the story of Cheyenne Bodie, a kind-hearted cowboy wandering the West in the years following the American Civil War. It inspired many spinoffs and crossovers, and won the 1957 Golden Globe Award for Television Achievement, according to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

#17. Wanted: Dead or Alive

- IMDb user rating: 8.0
- On air: 1958-1961

"Wanted Dead or Alive" was a Western series from the late 1950s that starred Steve McQueen as Josh Randall, a Civil War veteran-turned-bounty hunter who roamed the dusty roads of the Wild West looking for outlaws to turn in. This was Steve McQueen's big break, according to Jeremy Roberts in Medium. It also gave early screen time to Michael Landon, who skyrocketed to superstar status when he eventually moved on to "Bonanza."

#16. Peacemakers

- IMDb user rating: 8.1
- On air: 2003

Set in Silver City, Colorado, Deputy Marshal Jared Stone and private detective Larimer Finch were on the right side of the law during the early beginnings of forensic science. It was a USA Network show starring Tom Berenger and Peter O'Meara, described by Alessandra Stanley in the New York Times as, "a cozy, old-fashioned detective show in the vein of 'Columbo' or 'Murder, She Wrote,' set amid the dirt streets and swinging saloon doors of 'Bonanza or 'Gunsmoke.'" It only ran for one season.

#15. Lawman

- IMDb user rating: 8.1
- On air: 1958-1962

Set in Laramie, Wyoming, during the second half of the 19th century, "Lawman" was about Marshal Dan Troop, his deputy Johnny McKay, and an orphan that Troop brings into his fold. Peter Brown, who played Deputy McKay, was so popular on the program that he became a fixture on TV Westerns. According to the Daily Mail, he went on to hold guest star roles in "Cheyenne," "Maverick," and "The Virginian."

#14. Maverick

- IMDb user rating: 8.1
- On air: 1957-1962

Bret and Bart Maverick were a couple of brothers with eyes for style and hearts for gambling. The series followed the two migrating from town to town in the Wild West as they pursued the next good time. Unlike other Westerns, the Maverick brothers didn't adhere to strict macho stereotypes. The obituary for Jack Kelly, who played Bart Maverick, noted that the Maverick brothers weren't the "quickdraw" personalities typical of Western heroes. They showed fear in the face of danger and even ran from it.

#13. The Wild Wild West

- IMDb user rating: 8.1
- On air: 1965-1969

Before there was the Secret Service, there was James West and Artemus Gordon, a gunslinger and inventor, respectively. The characters in the show "The Wild Wild West" served under Ulysses S. Grant to keep the peace and thwart evil in the rough-and-tumble American West. Because of the series' spy nature, equipped with disguises and gadgets, critics have likened it to the James Bond of the West, as noted by Neil Genzlinger in the New York Times obituary of Robert Conrad, who played Jim West.

#12. Gunsmoke

- IMDb user rating: 8.1
- On air: 1955-1975

Based on a long-running radio program, "Gunsmoke" was one of the longest-running television Westerns of all time. It ran for 20 seasons. It followed Marshal Matt Dillon (James Arness) who set out to protect Dodge City, Kansas, from outlaws.

#11. How the West Was Won

- IMDb user rating: 8.2
- On air: 1976-1979

Actor James Arness made his name in "Gunsmoke," but later went on to star as Zeb Macahan in "How the West Was Won." The plot follows Macahan after the start of the Civil War when he is forced to care for his brother's children as they make their way west. It was an expanded version of the film of the same name, which premiered in 1963 to a lackluster review from The New York Times.

#10. Zorro

- IMDb user rating: 8.2
- On air: 1957-1959

The handsome patrician Don Diego de la Vega, from the Spanish California era, has a secret: it's his alter ego, the masked swordsman, Zorro. Teamed up with his butler, Bernardo, the two protected their countrymen from the Spanish in 19th-century Mexico. The show starred Guy Williams, who was born Armand Catalano. His father was an avid fencer who helped him prepare for the role, according to his obituary in The New York Times.

#9. The Rifleman

- IMDb user rating: 8.3
- On air: 1958-1963

Rancher Lucas McCain lived in the New Mexico territory in the 1880s with his son Mark. The half-hour show followed his trials and tribulations raising his son in hostile territory while battling desperados. The original series ran on ABC from 1958 to 1963 and was created by Sam Peckinpah. In 2011, Cynthia Littleton wrote in Variety that a remake was coming back to CBS, but it never came to fruition.

#8. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.

- IMDb user rating: 8.3
- On air: 1993-1994

Harvard-educated Brisco County (a man, not a place), decides he's done with practicing law and makes a dramatic switch to bounty hunting. "The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr." tells his story with his sidekick, Lord Bowler, and horse, Comet, as they hunt down his father's killer. Variety writer Todd Everett likened it to an Indiana Jones of the West, which isn't all that surprising seeing as it was the brainchild of Indy writer-producers Jeffery Boam and Carlton Cuse.

#7. Longmire

- IMDb user rating: 8.3
- On air: 2012-2017

Craig Johnson's mystery novels about Walt Longmire came to life in this A&E (and later Netflix) Western crime drama. Longmire, the sheriff of Absaroka County in Wyoming, recently faced the death of his wife. His daughter and female deputy help him slowly put his life back together. A&E canceled the series after just three seasons, but a small-yet-vocal following caused a ruckus, and Netflix picked it up, wrote Cynthia Littleton in Variety.

#6. Hell on Wheels

- IMDb user rating: 8.3
- On air: 2011-2016

In this series, Cullen Bohannon was a Civil War veteran who witnessed the death of his wife at the hands of Union soldiers. Horribly scarred by this memory, he set out seeking revenge where he stumbled into Hell on Wheels, a lawless town that rolled with the construction of the Union Pacific railroad. Elizabeth Snead in the Hollywood Reporter wrote that the show accurately depicted the "true-to-life greed, corruption, deception, and life-and-death struggles" that surrounded the construction of the transcontinental railroad.

#5. Have Gun - Will Travel

- IMDb user rating: 8.4
- On air: 1957-1963

This CBS Western told the story of Paladin, a West Point graduate who turns into a gun for hire. The series aired in 1957, but in 2012 writer David Mamet said he was planning a reboot, according to Lacey Rose in the Hollywood Reporter. The deal was signed with CBS, but the reboot was never made.

#4. 1923

- IMDb user rating: 8.4
- On air: 2022-2023

If you are looking for a star-studded Western series with a modern telling and epic cinematography, then you need not look further than the Paramount Plus original series "1923." Coming in at the #4 spot on the list makes all the more sense considering it is the prequel to "Yellowstone," our #1 contender. Starring Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, and a cavalcade of acclaimed actors, the show is focused on the Hutton family as they struggle through a plethora of problems brought on by the rise of Western expansion.

#3. Justified

- IMDb user rating: 8.6
- On air: 2010-2015

Based on a short story by Elmore Leonard, "Justified" told the story of one U.S. marshal using his own Wild West style of justice in the town of Harlan, Kentucky. His unique brand got him into hot water with his higher-ups, as well as the criminals he put away. The leads of the show, Timothy Olyphant and Walton Goggins, had a chemistry that was the stuff of legend. In fact, Tim Goodman wrote in The Hollywood Reporter that Goggins's "character was supposed to die in the first season, but was portrayed so masterfully" that creator Graham Yost changed his plans.

#2. Deadwood

- IMDb user rating: 8.6
- On air: 2004-2006

Set in a mining town following the Civil War, "Deadwood" was a picture of lawlessness come to life. The series followed a debauchery-fueled town that was home to fortune hunters and outlaws, all built on land that was taken from the Sioux Tribe. "Deadwood" had a remarkable cult following, but was canceled after just two seasons. Alan Sepinwall of Rolling Stone wrote that it "seemed destined to be remembered as television's great unfinished masterpiece" until it was announced that a movie would be made, set a decade after the series. The movie debuted in 2019.

#1. Yellowstone

- IMDb user rating: 8.7
- On air: 2018-2023

Modern-day cowboy Kevin Costner takes the lead in this drama series, which follows a sixth-generation rancher called John Dutton. He's working in a world of corruption and shifting alliances, which always puts his ranch at risk. The series takes place during the emergence of Yellowstone National Park, which was America's first national park. As of early 2023, the series is in its fifth season and has been a huge ratings winner for the Paramount Network.

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