The saga of the Duttons will continue on Paramount Network. The Yellowstone TV show has been renewed for a fifth season. The fourth season finished airing on January 2nd but there’s no word yet on when season five will launch.
A western drama series from creators John Linson and Taylor Sheridan, Yellowstone stars Kevin Costner, Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Brecken Merrill, Jefferson White, Forrie Smith, Denim Richards, Ian Bohen, Finn Little, Ryan Bingham and Gil Birmingham with Will Patton. Guests include Jacki Weaver, Piper Perabo, and Kathryn Kelly. The story centers on the Dutton family, led by patriarch John Dutton (Costner), who controls the largest contiguous cattle ranch in the United States. Amid shifting alliances, unsolved murders, open wounds, and hard-earned respect – the ranch is in constant conflict with those it borders – an expanding town, an Indian reservation, and America’s first national park.
Airing on Sunday nights, the fourth season of Yellowstone averaged a 1.44 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 7.84 million viewers. Compared to season three, that’s up by 91% in the demo and up by 101% in viewership in the live+same day ratings (including DVR playback through 3:00 AM). The simulcast episodes on CMT averaged a 0.16 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 697,000 viewers.
Here’s the renewal announcement from Paramount Network:
PARAMOUNT NETWORK ANNOUNCES “YELLOWSTONE” – TV’S #1 HIT – IS RETURNING FOR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED FIFTH SEASON
ACCLAIMED SAG(R) AND PGA(R) NOMINATED SERIES FROM MTV ENTERTAINMENT STUDIOS AND 101 STUDIOS SET TO BEGIN PRODUCTION IN MAY WITH PRINCIPLE CAST
JEN LANDON AND KATHRYN KELLY NEW SERIES REGULARS
NEW YORK (February 3, 2022) - Paramount Network today announced that Yellowstone – TV’s #1 hit from MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios – will return for a highly anticipated season five.
The acclaimed SAG and PGA nominated series is slated to begin production in May. Additionally, guest stars Jen Landon and Kathryn Kelly have been upped to series regulars, alongside the impressive ensemble that includes Oscar(R)-winner Kevin Costner, Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Brecken Merrill, Jefferson White, Forrie Smith, Denim Richards, Ian Bohen, Finn Little, Ryan Bingham and Gil Birmingham all of whom are returning.
Yellowstone continues to break records with the season premiere garnering over 14 million total viewers and the finale delivering over 15 million total viewers.
“Yellowstone’s record-breaking performance proves we’ve tapped a cultural nerve and unleashed a passionate audience from the center of the country to each of the coasts,” said Chris McCarthy, President and CEO, ViacomCBS Media Networks. “Kevin Costner leads our incredible cast who make the Duttons America’s favorite family and, this new season is sure to be another one fans won’t want to miss.”
“We are honored to be able to bring audiences another season of Yellowstone. The continued growth in viewership and the recent recognition from the guilds bolsters our commitment to continue to bring groundbreaking entertainment to audiences,” said executive producer David C. Glasser, 101 Studios.
The original drama series chronicles the Dutton family, led by John Dutton (Costner), who controls the largest contiguous cattle ranch in the United States. Amid shifting alliances, unsolved murders, open wounds, and hard-earned respect – the ranch is in constant conflict with those it borders – an expanding town, an Indian reservation, and America’s first national park.
Yellowstone also served as a launch pad for the new Paramount+ series Mayor of Kingstown and 1883, both of which are two of the top titles on the streaming service.
Yellowstone is co-created by Oscar(R)-nominated screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (Wind River, Hell or High Water and Sicario) and John Linson. Executive producers include John Linson, Art Linson, Taylor Sheridan, Kevin Costner, David C. Glasser, Bob Yari and Stephen Kay.
About MTV Entertainment Group:
MTV Entertainment Group reaches over 1.4 billion young people around the world across streaming, social and linear platforms in 180 countries and with more than 725 million social followers – making it one of the preeminent youth media companies in the world. Connecting with its audiences through nine iconic brands including MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Net and TV Land, MTV Entertainment Studios produces award-winning series, movies and documentary films.
About 101 Studios:
101 Studios is a global entertainment company dedicated to the acquisition, financing, development, production and distribution of high-caliber, creator-driven storytelling. Founded by David Glasser, Chief Executive Officer, and David Hutkin, Chief Operating Officer, the studio empowers content creators through first-class collaboration and innovation. On the television side, 101 produces Taylor Sheridan’s Emmy nominated series Yellowstone, as well as Sheridan’s upcoming series Mayor of Kingstown and Yellowstone prequel 1883. Additionally, 101 Studios oversees and manages the newly formed Sports Illustrated Studios, a content platform based on the most compelling stories, characters and moments in sports past, present and future. Upcoming projects include Paradise Found based on the true story of high school football coach Rick Prinz; a docuseries about the sexual abuse and cover-up at Ohio State University, co-produced by George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures; and the docuseries Covers, a behind-the-scenes look at Sports Illustrated’s top cover stories of all time. SI Studios has also exclusively partnered with iHeartMedia to create and distribute original podcasts through the iHeartPodcast network. On the film side, past releases include The Current War: Director’s Cut, the Sundance Audience award winner Burden as well as the family comedy The War with Grandpa.
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What do you think? Have you been keeping up with the Yellowstone TV series? Are you glad to hear that it’s been renewed for a fifth season on Paramount Network?