Ed Gorman mentions The Westerner in this blog post today. I was lucky enough to catch the show he described, and it's a good one. Besides Brian Keith (and the dog), it stars R. G. Armstrong (a favorite of mine) and Dub Taylor. I don't think there was ever a more hardboiled show on TV than The Westerner, but then if Sam Peckinpaugh was writing it, what would you expect. The next episode is May 21 on Encore's Western channel. You can read about it here. If you subscribe to cable and get the Encore channels, check it out.