Thursday, June 18, 2009

50 Best Western TV Series & 50 Best TV Movies/Miniseries

Gunsmoke, Lonesome Dove Top List of Greatest TV Westerns, According to Western Writers of America: "OKLAHOMA CITY, June 18 WWA-Westerns-top10
OKLAHOMA CITY, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- GUNSMOKE, which ran for 20 years on CBS, has been chosen the Greatest TV Western Series of All Time by Western Writers of America. LONESOME DOVE, an Emmy-winning 1989 CBS production based on Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize-honored novel, was selected Best TV Western Miniseries/Movie."

Complete lists at the link, for which a hat tip to Ivan at Thrilling Days of Yesteryear.


Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, the list leaves out DICK POWELL'S ZANE GRAY THEATER since it wasn't a continueing series. Also DEATH VALLEY DAYS so the list comes up short.

Todd Mason said...

DEATH VALLEY DAYS is included, but PEACEKEEPERS isn't, which makes as little sense as valuing ALIAS SMITH AND JONES above BRISCO COUNTY, or F TROOP ahead of anything on this list, even SGT. PRESTON. This doesn't demonstrate the discretion one could hope for from the pros, but these polls, no matter which pro org they are taken from, usually don't.