''Wanted: Dead or Alive'' is an American Western television series starring SteveMcQueen as the bounty hunter Josh Randall. It aired on CBS for three seasons from 1958-1961. The black-and-white program was a spin-off of a March 1958 episode of ''Series/{{Trackdown}}'', a 1957-1959 western series featuring Robert Culp as a Texas Ranger named Hoby Gilman.

[=McQueen=]'s character of Josh Randall is a [[TheAmericanCivilWar Confederate veteran]] and bounty hunter with a soft heart. He often donates his earnings to the needy and helps his prisoners if they have been wrongly accused. Randall carries a shortened Winchester Model 1892 carbine, called the "Mare's Leg", in a holster patterned after "gunslinger" rigs then popular in movies and television.

The 1987 film of the same title is a SettingUpdate of sorts starring RutgerHauer as Randall's great-grandson, who is also a bounty hunter.

!!The series contains examples of:

* AlwaysGetsHisMan
* BountyHunter
* TheDrifter
* HandCannon: the "Mare's Leg" in .44-40, despite the .45-70 cartridges on Randall's belt.
* HangingJudge: "Miracle at Pot Hole."
* LysistrataGambit: "To the Victor."
* SawedOffShotgun: Sawn-off repeating rifle actually.
* UnorthodoxReload

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