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Yellowstone Debuts on Network Television CBS

Last Updated on November 27, 2023 by SPN Editor

Mark your calendars for the network premiere of “Yellowstone” Season 1, featuring the episode “Daybreak.” This inaugural episode aired on Network Television CBS on Sunday, September 17, at 8:30 p.m. EST.

Subsequent episodes will continue to air on Sunday nights, with exceptions made for NFL doubleheader Sundays. Please be aware that the timing may shift based on the NFL schedule.

“Yellowstone” has been a colossal hit on cable television, and CBS is eager to introduce it to a whole new audience. Surprisingly, CBS reports that a significant portion of its viewership has yet to experience the family drama of the Duttons, making this network debut an exciting prospect.

Bringing “Yellowstone” to Network Television CBS comes with some necessary changes. Network television adheres to stricter broadcast standards, addressing topics such as drug and alcohol use, language, sexual content, and violence.

In contrast, cable TV enjoys greater flexibility in these areas. The original version of “Yellowstone” holds a TV-MA rating, primarily due to its depictions of nudity, profanity, and intense violence.

CBS assures fans that only minor adjustments have been made to align with their broadcast standards. While certain words will be censored, the network has opted for muting rather than automated dialogue replacement. Additionally, scenes featuring sexual content or violence have been edited to align with CBS’s guidelines.

“Yellowstone” stars Academy Award winner Kevin Costner as John Dutton, the patriarch of a Montana ranching dynasty and the owner of the largest ranch in the United States. The series delves into Dutton’s relentless battle to safeguard his land and family from the perils of the modern world.

Originally premiering on Paramount Network in 2018, “Yellowstone” quickly amassed a devoted fanbase drawn to its powerful storytelling and compelling characters.

The fifth season of “Yellowstone” recently concluded its first half and is scheduled to return in November for the second half. This season marks the series’ grand finale. Following the conclusion of “Yellowstone,” a spin-off series is set to debut in December, with Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey reportedly taking the lead.

Reports suggest that creative differences between creator Taylor Sheridan and Kevin Costner played a role in Costner’s departure from the series.

The ensemble cast of “Yellowstone” includes Luke Grimes as Kayce Dutton, Kelly Reilly as Beth Dutton, Wes Bentley as Jamie Dutton, Cole Hauser as Rip Wheeler, Kelsey Asbille as Monica Long, Brecken Merrill as Tate Dutton, Jefferson White as Jimmy Hurdstrom, Danny Huston as Dan Jenkins, and Gil Birmingham as Thomas Rainwater.

With its migration to CBS, “Yellowstone” aims to continue its triumphant journey on network television while staying true to the essence of the original series that captured the hearts of cable viewers.

However, even with these adaptations, it’s important to note that the CBS version of “Yellowstone” remains unsuitable for young children. It bears a TV-14 DSLV rating, indicating elements of suggestive dialogue, strong coarse language, intense sexual situations, or intense violence.