Parents' Guide to

Last American Cowboy

By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Modern-day cowboys demonstrate hard work in riveting docu.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 17+


loved it and so did my 2 year old son
age 9+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (4 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Last American Cowboy fits into what has rapidly emerged as a popular sub-genre of reality TV: the tough job series. These shows take viewers out into the field to get an inside look at what it's really like to go fishing for crabs, wrestle alligators, or be a modern cowboy. All of these shows make it clear that these are difficult, often dangerous careers, and the inherent challenges usually make for dramatic TV.

The key to making one of these shows work is simply finding a job with which few people are familiar and will be interesting to a broad swath of viewers. Sandhogs? Ice Road Truckers? Unusual jobs, yes, but they have kind of a niche appeal. But what kid hasn't dreamed about being a cowboy at some point? Last American Cowboy is certain to appeal to almost everyone, on some level, because it focuses on one of the enduring American fantasies.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: June 7, 2010
  • Network: Animal Planet
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: October 14, 2022

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