The latest season 5 news surrounds an interesting move the show will be making as audiences await the conclusion of season 5. It was announced that reruns of will air on CBS, marking the show’s broadcast debut. The show is set to air two episodes on Sunday nights except for Sundays with double-header NFL games airing on CBS in which case one episode of will air.
The move comes as CBS and other networks scramble to rework their television schedules in light of many productions being halted due to the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes. This is similar to the previously announced strategy of ABC airing , which was previously only available to stream on Disney+. It is a smart strategy as it not only fills the scheduling gaps with a popular series but could also attract non-streaming audiences to . Of course, this is a temporary solution that will not save the studios from the damage of a prolonged strike.
Despite all the behind-the-scenes drama, fans will get a second part of season 5 to wrap up that story. The difficulties with those working on the show has obviously put a delay on the show’s return, but it is confirmed there will be a proper conclusion before the sequel show continues. Given that there are numerous spinoffs and this direct continuation, it is clear that ending after season 5 is a creative choice for the series and not the result of the show being canceled.
With the confirmation of the series ending, it was also revealed that Yellowstone season 5, part 2 will begins airing in November. The network initially announced plans of releasing the 8-episode follow-up in the summer of 2023 though the reported season 5 part 2 filming delay pushed that release back. Part 1 of season 5 also began airing its eight episodes in November 2022 and wrapped up in January 2023. The ongoing drama on set also threatens to delay the production further as Taylor Sheridan claims Kevin Costner’s final scenes have not yet been filmed as negotiations with the actor continue.