‘Yellowstone’ Coming to CBS, Making Network TV Debut in Fall 2023

Yellowstone will make its network television debut in the Fall of 2023. CBS has announced that it will begin airing the runaway hit drama as part of its revised fall schedule amid the ongoing writers and actors strikes.

The modern-day Western launched in 2018 via Paramount Network and rose through the ratings to become the most-watched drama on cable television during Season 4 in 2022.

Yellowstone has previously only been available via paid cable subscription to Paramount Network, with episodes subsequently available via streaming through Peacock. CBS will begin airing the show on Sundays at 9PM ET/PT, beginning with Season 1. According to People, CBS has not yet announced a premiere date.

The Writers Guild of America went on strike in early May, and SAG and AFTRA went on strike in July. That has upended networks’ initial plans for the upcoming fall lineups, with many shows that were scheduled now left unfinished.

Paramount initially announced the second half of Yellowstone‘s Season 5 for the summer, but the show has been delayed due to a scheduling dispute between series star Kevin Costner and producers. Costner recently confirmed he’s no longer under contract to the show, and Paramount announced in early May that the second half of Season 5 would begin airing in November, with those episodes bringing the series to a close. It’s not clear how the ongoing strikes will affect those plans.

Matthew McConaughey is reportedly in talks to star in a planned sequel to Yellowstone, with the details to be announced.