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The Rifleman

Weekdays at 3 PM & 3:30 PM
Saturdays at 5 PM & 5:30 PM

eastern (on most MeTV stations)
Dispatching the bad guys with a souped-up, rapid-fire Winchester rifle, Lucas McCain (Chuck Connors) is The Rifleman, a widower, homesteader and peacekeeper in North Fork, New Mexico Territory. A Union veteran of the Civil War, McCain helps maintain order in the rough Old West town while striving to raise his son, Mark (Johnny Crawford), into an honorable and strong man, promoting such values as fair play, neighborliness and the use of violence only as a last resort.

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Videos

Weekday Westerns - Starting at 12P | 11C

Catch the Barkleys, Marshal Matt Dillon, the Cartwrights and the McCains weekdays on MeTV starting at 12P | 11C.

Assault

A salesman can't talk his way out of an assault charge.

Short Rope for a Tall Man

Lucas and Mark are in another town to sell a bull to Joe Lovering. While there, Mark buys two horses from Mr. Schneider. Neither Mark nor his father knows that the horses have been illegally bought and resold to them.

The Clarence Bibs Story

A janitor-turned-gunfighter's reputation hangs on one lucky shot—and a lot of gall.

The Score is Even

Lucas looks for help when he is shot after witnessing a murder.

The Mescalaro Curse

Lucas is marked for death: he was foreman of a jury that convicted an Apache.

MeTV's Most Wanted Westerns

Listen up, greenhorn: 'round these parts the most wanted Westerns are seen Saturdays starting at 11AM | 10C.

Johnny Crawford & The Rifleman

From the trails of the Old West to the Islands of Hawaii, Johnny Crawford is all over MeTV! And you can always catch him every weekday on 'The Rifleman' at 3 PM / 2 C.

Quizzes

What '70s TV character are you based on your zodiac sign?

Are you more of a Fonzie, Hawkeye, Marcia or Kojak?

Which famous TV episodes were watched by more people?

Do you know which series finales had the higher ratings? The answers may surprise you!

Quiz: Which actor appeared in more episodes?

Who appeared more on your favorite TV shows? The answers may surprise you!

Can you guess the address for these TV characters?

Do you remember where your favorite TV families lived?

Which TV Show Came First?

Can you guess which show premiered first?

Which '60s TV Character are you based on your zodiac sign?

The stars have aligned to tell you which '60s TV character you resemble the most.

Quiz: Can you guess the show based on the episode title?

Do you know which show has an episode titled, "The Prince of Tomato Juice?"

Quiz: Which actor is taller?

You never really know how tall a celebrity is until you see them in person. Since we don't have that opportunity, we've made this quiz to figure out how tall our favorite actors are.  We give you two actors, and you guess which one towers over the other. Will you measure up to our high expectations? Take the quiz and find out.

Quiz: Which TV show lasted longer?

We give you two shows, you guess which one lasted more seasons. Some of these iconic shows definitely should have lasted longer.

Quiz: Can you guess which crime show featured this murder case?

Which show featured a murder that involved a kleptomaniac gorilla?

Quiz: Which show is this letter 'B' from?

We show you a letter 'B' from a title screen. You name the television series. Easy!

Can you guess which show this letter 'A' is from?

We show you a letter 'A' from a title screen. You name the television series. Easy!

Quiz: Which show had higher ratings?

We give you two shows, you guess which one had the higher ratings.

Which TV couple are you and your significant other?

Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Find out which classic TV couple you and your partner are most like.

Quiz: Can you name these opening credits?

It might be harder than you think to guess the show based on one shot of its opening credits.

Quiz: Can you complete these classic TV catchphrases?

Try and fill in the blank on these memorable sayings from favorite television shows. Using pictures only.

Quiz: Can you name the TV show by its Christmas scene?

Can you spot the classic television series by the Santas, trees and decorations on these screens?

Quiz: Which TV show served this meal?

We show you a spread of food. You name the television series. Try not to play on an empty stomach.

Quiz: Which TV show had more episodes?

Gunsmoke was on for two decades, but did it have more episodes than a soap opera on for 6 seasons? Take a quiz for the ultimate TV trivia buff!

Quiz: Do you know these actors' real names?

Not everyone is born with a perfect television name like Lucille Ball. See if you can pick the given name of some TV legends.

Can you guess the TV show by the episode description?

We give you the synopsis from the TV listings. You guess the TV show.

Quiz: Which classic TV cowboy are you?

Well, howdy! We're guessing you love westerns as much as we do. The open country, the beautiful horses, the cool leather clothing. What's more American? Those wide, dusty vistas were populated with quiet drifters, steely sharpshooters and righteous peacekeepers. MeTV has a bundle of westerns in our saddlebag, with our Rope Opera every weekday from 1–4PM | 12–3PM C and Most Wanted Westerns on Saturdays from 10AM–6PM | 9AM–5PM C. Ever wonder which classic television cowboy is most like you? Sidle on up to the keyboard and answer these questions.

Can you guess the TV show by emoji only?

If you text, odds are you've sent an emoji. From showing your mood with a smiley face to blowing a kiss to your family, those little pictures come in handy when expressing yourself via text message. With hundreds of emojis to now choose from, the little pictures are a language unto themselves. So we described 11 classic television shows in emojis only. Can you name them?

Stories

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These actors were oh so good at being bad.

9 inspiring single parents on TV who raised the bar for parents everywhere

Andy Taylor wasn't the first single dad on TV, but he was certainly one of the best.

Who are the tallest and shortest television stars?

Does the Fonz tower over Lucy? The heights of famous TV actors might surprise you.

This artist turns classic TV sets into stunning dioramas

The pint-sized versions of these classic TV sets almost look too good to be true.

Read original reviews of 11 classic 1960s TV shows

Ever wonder what the critics thought of Batman, Star Trek and more? These 50-year-old hot takes might surprise you.

17 slang terms from the 1950s we want everyone to start using again

Try to inject some of this boss vocabulary into your everyday conversations.

9 fascinating facts about 'The Rifleman'

Learn how the Boston Celtics, Star Trek and the Rat Pack all link to the classic western series.

7 famous TV sets that were reused for other shows

Mayberry, Metropolis and 'Star Trek' have a lot more in common that you think.

15 TV Guide covers from the 1970s that will take you down memory lane

Do you remember these top TV moments of the '70s?

The hashtag #OppositeATVShow tries to rename your favorite shows

What would be the opposite name for your favorite TV show?

In Memoriam – Remembering those we lost in 2015

The MeTV family pays tribute to those who died this year, from Leonard Nimoy to Yvonne Craig and beyond.

11 awesome lunch boxes based on TV westerns

Yee-haw! We round up a herd of classic tin television show lunch boxes. From the very first licensed box to… well, you'll see.

7 reasons why 'The Rifleman' should be your favorite western

Go West, young mania!