CBS claws back ‘Yellowstone’ as Peacock drama tops strike-affected fall line-up


US networks continue to reshuffle programming to deal with the repercussions of the US writers and actors strike, this time with CBS moving Paramount hit Yellowstone to its flagship broadcast network for the fall.

The Kevin Costner drama, which is entering its fifth and final season, will have its broadcast premiere on Sundays at 21.00 starting from the beginning of season one.


The deal for the MTV Entertainment and 101 Studios show has raised eyebrows as it had previously only been available via NBCUniversal-owned streamer Peacock.

Unearthing more Ghosts

The show is among 185 hours of ‘original’ programming and series that are new to CBS, with the UK version of Ghosts – subsequently remade for CBS – lined up for a Thursday slot between 21.00 and 22.00.

It is also available on Warner Bros. Discovery streamer Max.

The UK show will be preceded by the US version and lead into SEAL Team, which is produced by CBS Studios. It had run on CBS but moved to Paramount+ after four seasons.

FBI True, another Paramount+ original, has also been lined up to take a Tuesday primetime slot.

Other shows on the schedule include original episodes of The Price Is Right At Night, Let’s Make A Deal and Buddy Games, as well as Raid The Cage.

Reality shows Survivor and The Amazing Race will return to Wednesdays on the network, each with extended 90-minute original episodes, at which time Big Brother will move to Tuesdays.

Disney recently revealed how it would adapt flagship ABC amid the strike with superhero series Ms Marvel, which originally debuted on Disney+ in 2022, set to become the first of the streamer’s Marvel Studios shows to make its broadcast TV debut.

The moves come amid the ongoing WGA and just-begun SAG-AFTRA strikes, with shows that were previously exclusive to streaming being one way of filling up the schedules as current Hollywood productions have shut down.


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