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When is Yellowstone Coming Back on For Season 5, Part 2? The Answer Revealed

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It’s been more than a year since the Duttons will last on our screens, and, understandably, fans are wondering when Yellowstone is coming back for Season 5, Part 2. Well, television’s most dysfunctional family is returning to our TVs very soon, but not in the way you think.

Yellowstone is Paramount Network’s drama series following the Dutton family, the owners of the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch, also known as The Yellowstone,” the largest ranch in Montana. The series is led by Kevin Costner, who plays patriarch John Dutton III, and revolves around the family’s drama at the ranch and the nearby Broken Rock Indian Reservation, Yellowstone National Park and developers.

Yellowstone Season 5, Part 1 aired its finale on January 1, 2023. The series was set to return just a few months later. But due to a series of events — including Costner’s drama with creator Taylor Sheridan, as well as the Writer’s and Actor’s Strikes — that date has been significantly delayed. But have no fear, Yellowstone is coming back to our TVs. Just not in the way we hoped for. Read on for how Yellowstone is coming back on and when Season 5, Part 2 could arrive on our screens.

When is Yellowstone coming back on?

When is Yellowstone coming back on? Yellowstone will come back on in November 2024 for Season 5, Part 2, its final season. Paramount Network announced the release date in November 2023. Paramount Network originally announced that the series would return in November 2023 for its final season, however, that date has assumedly been delayed due to the Writer’s Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Luke Grimes, who plays Kayce Dutton, told Entertainment Tonight in July 2023 that filming hadn’t even started on the new season yet. “We have not [started filming the second half of season 5] because of the writers strike,” Grimes said, adding that the new sesaon will be centerd on “love and family,” as well as “really juicy drama.”

He continued, “I think we would be if it weren’t for that. But that takes precedence over everything. They got to get that all sorted, and then we’ll be getting after it.” He also teased to People what Se ason 5, Part 2 will be about. “Here’s the thing with Yellowstone and my character: Hope doesn’t happen,” he said. “I just learned to take it as it comes, and that’s it.”

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Along with Yellowstone‘s Season 5, Part 2 release date, Paramount Network also announced in Novmeber 2023 two more Yellowstone spin-offs, 2024, a modern Yellowstone series, and 1944, a Yellowstone prequel. The spin-offs  are produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios. The series join the Yellowstone franchise’s four other spin-offs: 1883, which aired on Paramount Plus from 2021 to 2022; 1923, which premiered on Paramount Plus in 2022; Lawmen: Bass Reeves, which premiered on Paramount Plus in 2023; and 6666, which is set to premiere on Paramount Network in 2023.

News of Yellowstone coming back for Season 5, Part 2 also came after CBS announced that it would air Yellowstone Season 1 for the first time on the network starting on September 17, 2023 each Sunday at 8:30 p.m. The decision to air Yellowstone reruns in the fall comes amid the Writer’s Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA strikes, which has halted production on many of CBS’ regular primetime series, such as the NCIS franchise, the FBI franchise, Fire CountryBlue Bloods and The Equalizer.

Along with Yellowstone, CBS’ fall schedule also included Paramount Plus original series FBI True and SEAL Team, which will also make their debut on the network. FBI True airs on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. starting on October 3, 2023, while SEAL Team aired on Thursdays at 10 p.m. starting on November 2, 2023. The BBC version of the series Ghosts, which CBS’ version is based on, will also air on Thursdays at 9 p.m. starting on November 16, 2023.

CBS’ game shows, The Price Is Right at Night and Let’s Make a Deal, also started airing on primetime. The Price Is Right at Night aired on Mondays at 8 p.m. starting on October 2, 2023, while Let’s Make a Deal will air on Fridays at 8 p.m. starting on November 3, 2023.

The game show, Loteria Loca, hosted by actor Jaime Camil, aired on Mondays at 9 p.m. starting on October 2, 2023, while the game show, Raid the Cage, which is based on an Israeli game show of the same name, will air on Fridays at 9 p.m. starting on October 13, 2023. CBS also aired a marathon of NCIS on Saturday, September 25, 2023, from 8 to 11 p.m.

News of Yellowstone‘s final season also came after reports that Kevin Costner, who played John Dutton, was leaving the series due to his drama with creator Taylor Sheridan. Paramount Network is set to replace Yellowstone with a new spin-off led by Matthew McConaughey.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in June 2023, Sheridan hinted that Yellowstone Season 5, Part 2 may be expanded from 6 episodes to 10 episodes. “If I think it takes 10 episodes to wrap it up, they’ll give me 10,” Sheridan said. “It’ll be as long as it needs to be.”

He also teased how Yellowstone Season 5, Part 2 will wrap John Dutton III’s story witout Costner, admitting that he was “disappointed” that Costner wouldn’t be in the series. “It truncates the closure of his character. It doesn’t alter it, but it truncates it,” he said. “I don’t do [beep]-you car crashes,” Sheridan said. “Whether [Dutton’s fate] inflates [Costner’s] ego or insults is collateral damage that I don’t factor in with regard to storytelling.”

Sheridan also told The Hollywood Reporter about how the idea for McConaughey to replace Costner came about. “[McConaughey] seems like a natural fit,” Sheridan said. “We had a few conversations over the years, and spitballed a few ideas. Then he started watching Yellowstone and responded to it. He was like, ‘I want to do that.’ And by ‘that’ he meant diving into a raw world clashing up against the modern world. And then I said, ‘Buddy, that we can do.’”

He also couldn’t confirm if the Yellowstone spin-off starring McConaughey will include characters and cast members from the original Yellowstone. “My idea of a spinoff is the same as my idea of a prequel — read into that what you will,” Sheridan said of the matter.

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