While a show that runs for 20 years is obviously popular and does very well, it wasn’t always peaches and cream for “Gunsmoke.” In fact, the show was actually slated to be canceled in 1967 due to a drop in ratings, but that decision was ultimately reversed by CBS.
n “Hell on Wheels” on AMC a Confederate Army veteran with a mission gets caught up in the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad in the 1860's. this reflects a perfect fictionalized image of the west
Westworld by Edward Martin. The Gunslinger Robot from 1973 science fiction movie where a Western themed amusement part populated by androids malfunction and begin killing guests. It starred Yul Brynner.