Which of these classic TV Westerns came first?

Do you know which show dates back to 1949?


Westerns have been on TV from the very beginning. They reached their heyday in the 1950s and 1960s when dozens of shows were put on the air.

Do you remember what year your favorite westerns premiered on television? Here are twelve pairs of western TV series. See if you can guess which one came first!

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  1. One of these shows debuted on TV in 1949! Which one?
  2. Both of these shows premiered in the 1950s but which one was first?
  3. Which of these two westerns premiered earlier?
  4. Which one of these shows based on real people came first?
  5. Which of these 1950s westerns started before the other?
  6. Both lead actors of these shows went on to star in movies throughout the 1960s. Which show was on TV first?
  7. Which of these westerns started first?
  8. Which of these two came before the other?
  9. Both of these shows ran throughout the sixties into the seventies, but which one started in the fifties?
  10. Which of these 1960s westerns came first?
  11. Which of these shows started earlier?
  12. Which of these family dramas came first?

Which of these classic TV Westerns came first?

Your Result...

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mickeyboy1961 21 months ago
These shows are before my time but by watching them at the end you see credits and the year in Roman numerals that helped me with the quiz.
leelee1009 38 months ago
7/12? And I watched most of them!
DeborahM64 40 months ago
I didn’t see The Virginian on your list of shows. Do you air any of them?Thanks
Angela 46 months ago
Only 8/12. How I would love to see The Virginian and The High Chaparrel again!
KellyShort 47 months ago
You got 7 out of 12
TheDavBow3 47 months ago
Great only missed 1! I thought Gunsmoke came before Rin Tin Tin.
Kwdrake 47 months ago
Most of these shows were made the year I was born 1955
JZ6030 47 months ago
9/12. This one was tough. I had to guess on a few and some were only a year different. Well done putting this together.
DIGGER1 47 months ago
Which of these classic TV Westerns came first?
You got 11 out of 12
You handled that quiz well. Great job!
I missed Question # 11. I meant to press the "F TROOP" button, but I hit the "HIGH CHAPARRAL" button by mistake. That happens with me sometimes.
texasluva DIGGER1 47 months ago
You missed? Click.........Kodak moment
Big3Fan 47 months ago
9/12 Looks like I'm Boot Hill bound.
texasluva Big3Fan 47 months ago
Boothill... Boothill..
So cold... so still...
There they lay side by side,
The killers and others reside,
Though no such burial for you
No vacancies what can one do
MeTV wants you to stick around
So you miss a few quizzes and frown
You'll get them ALL right one day,
Then you'll be The Ace we'll all say
biscuits18521 texasluva 47 months ago
Great poem there!
BrianMoore 47 months ago
11 out of 12. Got tripped up on the first question.
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