Westerns have managed to stay a requisite part of American TV for decades.
A Western, by definition, is a genre of show or movie that centers around the cowboy way of life; a life that includes saloons, cowboy boots (and hats,) masterful horseback riding, and of course, gold and guns. This kind of TV genre was very popular during the 1950s and 1960s when they were airing all around the world. Eventually, classic Westerns were categorized into varied groups of sub-genres. These included comedy Westerns, space Westerns, fantasy Westerns and even horror Westerns.
Some of the most popular shows to ever grace our television screens included classic Westerns like "Lonesome Dove," "Gunsmoke" and the more modern, "Deadwood." The baddest outlaws and quickest-draw cowboys were none other than Marshal Dillon, Josh Randall and Raylan Givens. They acted out the stories like they were real life, which some of them were actually based on.
Who doesn't love stories about bounty hunters, outlaws, ranchers and lawmen? So giddy-up pardner, and take this TV Western quiz!