Kevin Costner’s Yellowstone Is About To Be Much Easier To Watch

By Charlene Badasie | Updated

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The hit Kevin Costner-led series Yellowstone has found a new home on CBS for the fall season. The popular Western Drama will debut on broadcast television on Sundays at 9 pm ET after being Paramount Network exclusive throughout its four-and-a-half season run. According to Deadline, the show will run alongside other new additions like SEAL Team and the original UK version of Ghosts.

This Fall Yellowstone will go from being a Paramount Network exclusive to airing on CBS.

The move comes in response to the ongoing strikes by Hollywood’s writers and actors. The CBS TV network, owned by Paramount Global, plans to entertain audiences by re-airing shows from its cable and streaming platforms. Paramount hopes this will help them manage the limitations caused by the strikes.

Along with Kevin Costner’s Yellowstone, CBS has also planned to schedule The Amazing Race and Survivor in 90-minute weekday time slots. Additionally, as the fall season unfolds, Big Brother and The Challenge USA will join these two competitive reality shows.

Another addition to the lineup is a yet-to-be-announced Paramount+ original series, which will air on Mondays at 10 pm ET.

To enhance its unscripted programming on Fridays, CBS will introduce two new shows. The first is Buddy Games, hosted by Josh Duhamel, which will air on Thursdays at 9 pm ET. 

Lotería Loca, hosted by Jaime Camil, will kick off Monday nights at 8 pm ET, further diversifying CBS’s programming offerings alongside Kevin Costner’s Yellowstone on Sundays.

Created by Taylor Sheridan, the Kevin Costner-led Yellowstone is concluding its fifth season on Paramount. The decision to end the series came after Costner surprised fans by announcing his departure from the show.

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His decision to leave was motivated by his commitment to his own Western project called Horizon, which consists of four movies.

In Horizon, Kevin Costner holds multiple roles as a co-writer, director, and lead actor – unlike Yellowstone.

Along with Kevin Costner’s Yellowstone, CBS has also planned to schedule The Amazing Race and Survivor in 90-minute weekday time slots.

After facing challenges in getting the first movie started for 35 years, the second film in the series is expected to be finished in June. The first installment of the franchise is set to premiere at the Venice Film Festival in September.

Although Kevin Costner is leaving, Yellowstone remains one of the most popular series in the United States. The show delves into the trials faced by the Dutton Family, owners of Montana’s largest ranch.

Following its 2018 debut, the series garnered widespread acclaim for its gripping political intrigue and the exceptional performances from the cast.

Building on its success, the franchise expanded with two spin-offs, 1883 and 1923, chronicling the origins of the Dutton family’s rise to power. The second part of Yellowstone’s fifth season is scheduled to premiere in November 2023. However, due to the ongoing writers and actors strikes, there may be some delays.

The New Yellowstone

Without Kevin Costner, Paramount is shifting its attention to a new Yellowstone series slated to debut in December. While an official title has not been announced, indications suggest that it will incorporate the original show’s name in some way.

The plot and cast details are being kept under wraps, although the series will be led by Matthew McConaughey.