Clear your calendars!
The moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here! Yellowstone is about to gain thousands of new fans as it makes its broadcast debut on CBS this fall.
Previously only available to watch and stream on the cable station Paramount Network and Peacock, the series become even more popular. As we all know, Yellowstone is coming to an end after the release of season 5 part 2, but there’s nothing stopping you from rewatching all five seasons as they drop on CBS to ease your sadness about the show ending.
Thus far, Yellowstone has not been majorly affected by the ongoing writer and now actor strike, which is likely what made the series so appealing to CBS. The network already had to rework their fall broadcast schedule due to the strike, as some shows will be delayed.
Two episodes of Taylor Sheridan’s TV drama are scheduled to air every Sunday on CBS at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m, except for Sundays where there is an NFL doubleheader. In that case, only one episode will air at 9 p.m. CBS released their full fall TV schedule on Instagram, “See you this Fall!” read the caption.
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Yellowstone ‘Could Face Violence and Nudity Cuts’ in CBS Fall Move
However, broadcast TV has some very different rules and regulations to the relative freedom of streamers.
For instance, foul-mouthed Beth Dutton (played by Kelly Reilly) could find her curse words curbed by the network, along with the other characters and their explicit language.
Moreover, the sex and nudity could be toned down with TV Line suggesting skin tone pixellation.
The show’s propensity for violence may also need a re-jig to make it in line with broadcast TV.
One big thing is runtimes on shows with networks having commercial breaks unlike streamers.
According to the publication, network dramas typically have episodes with a runtime of about 42 mins along with the adverts.
But with Yellowstone’s runtime differing widely between 37 mins to 92, this will be something which will have to be considered and could see editing taking place to fit its new home.
It comes as somewhat of a surprise that CBS was able to pick up Yellowstone, though it makes more sense when you consider the show is produced by CBS’ partner company MTV Entertainment Studios. Aside from Yellowstone, shows including Blue Bloods, The Amazing Race, Survivor, NCIS and 48 Hours among others are set to air weekly on the channel this fall.
As for the rest of season five of Yellowstone, the premiere date still seems to be November of 2023, though this is subject to change.