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Old May 5 2010, 11:31 PM   #1
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a new Western as a TV episodic series? discuss

I just made a thread over in General Trek
Space Western & Star Trek and was thinking about regular westerns on television.

The closest thing we've had to that is few things:
In 1987, many of the original cast reunited for the TV movie, Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge
Movie number two, Gunsmoke: The Last Apache (1990)

a mini series:
"Lonesome Dove" (1989) (TV mini-series)
"Return to Lonesome Dove" (1993) (TV mini-series)
spawning its own 2 tv episodic series
"Lonesome Dove: The Series" (1994) (TV series)
"Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years" (1995) (TV series)
other TV movies
Gunsmoke: To the Last Man(1992), Gunsmoke: The Long Ride(1993), and Gunsmoke: One Man's Justice(1994).

"Peacemakers" (2003) (TV series)
Peacemakers is an American crime fiction television series about forensic science in the Old West. It was filmed in Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. The show was cancelled after one season of nine episodes.
and then the HBO
"Deadwood" (2004) (TV series) with three 12-episode seasons

I would say we had many elements of a Western TV series with "Jericho" (2006) (TV series).

other than reruns on the premium cable channel
Encore Westerns the only Encore channel currently airing series programming (in this case, classic western series), formerly Westerns

Would a modern American Western drama television series set during the settlement of the American West [pre or post railroads] be possible on TV today?
TNT, AMC, TBS, CBS? 12-episodes?
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