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Tribute to American Television Westerns



A tribute to the great American Western. These are but a few of them, and mainly the classic older ones. A western television show is a television series which takes place in the Old West and involves cowboys, cattle ranchers, miners, farmers, Native Americans, swords, guns and horses. It was the most popular genre of TV show in the 1950s and 1960s, when several hundred were aired. (While, the westerm television genre, never quite not died out; and is still produced, released and popularly finding an audience in later decades). Television Westerns are a sub-genre of the Western, a genre of film, fiction, drama, television programming, etc., in which stories are set primarily in the later half of the 19th century in the American Old West, Western Canada and Mexico during the period from about 1860 to the end of the so-called "Indian Wars." When television became popular in the late 1940s and 1950s, TV westerns quickly became an audience favorite. The peak year for television westerns was 1959, with 26 such shows airing during prime-time. Traditional Westerns faded in popularity in the late 1960s, while new shows fused Western elements with other types of shows, such as family drama, mystery thrillers, and crime drama.

Posted by TeeVees Greatest on March 7, 2013 at 9:52 PM 1504 Views

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