Viewers clearly love to watch “Yellowstone,” as the blockbuster contemporary Western series is generating solid ratings for CBS, which is airing the series from the very beginning, on Sunday nights. The Sunday showings are the first time the Kevin Costner-starring series have shown on a broadcast network, and help fill programming gaps resulting from the writers’ and actors’ strikes.
“Yellowstone” reruns continue on CBS (KOIN-6 in Portland) at 8 p.m. PT Sunday, Oct. 1. If you want to catch up on the show’s subsequent seasons, “Yellowstone” is streaming on Philo, which offers a free trial; on Fubo, which also offers a free trial; and on Peacock.
As millions of fans who have seen “Yellowstone” on the Paramount Network, on cable, or on streaming services, already know, the show focuses on John Dutton (Costner), the head of a vast ranching empire in Montana.
Dutton is determined to do anything and everything — whether legal or not — to keep control of his ranch, a position that puts Dutton into conflict with Natives, the government, developers, and others who have a different vision in mind.
Adding to the drama are the complicated relationships that play out among Dutton’s children, daughter Beth (Kelly Reilly), and her brothers Jamie (Wes Bentley), and Kayce (Luke Grimes). The cast also includes Cole Hauser as Rip Wheeler, John Dutton’s right-hand man at the ranch, and Gil Birmingham as Chief Thomas Rainwater.
The CBS Sunday showcase has given viewers a chance to see “Yellowstone” from the very beginning. The Season 1 episodes continue with the Sunday, Oct. 1 broadcast of Episode 4, “The Long Black Train,” which the synopsis describes this way: “A secret about John comes to the surface; Beth shows Jenkins a rough night out; quality time with Tate leads to a close call.”
That’s immediately followed by Episode 5, “Coming Home,” which is described this way: “As Kayce feels the heat from tribal police, Jamie works some legal magic; Rip recruits a new cowboy for the ranch; a beaten-down Jimmy begins to find some respect; John makes a play to keep Kayce and Monica close to home.”
“Yellowstone” premiered on June 20, 2018. Tonight’s episodes include the introduction of country musician Ryan Bingham, who joined the cast as Walker, a new man in the bunkhouse
It’s been announced that the final episodes of Season 5, the last season of “Yellowstone,” will air on the Paramount Network starting in November, though it’s still not exactly clear what role Costner’s John Dutton may play in the closing installments, as reports of conflicts over Costner’s schedule have left viewers curious to see how it all plays out.
“Yellowstone” Season 1, Episode 4, “The Long Black Train,” airs at 8 p.m. PT; it’s immediately followed by Episode 5, “Coming Home,” which airs at 9 p.m. PT Sunday, Oct. 1 on CBS.