Is Yellowstone Season 2 coming to CBS?

Chris Tilly
Luke Grimes and Kevin Costner on horseback in Yellowstone.

Yellowstone Season 1 belatedly airing on CBS has been a huge success for the network, so will Season 2 be doing the same?

Yellowstone is one of the most successful TV shows in the world. Starring Kevin Costner as the head of ranching family the Duttons, it’s a crime series that has captured the hearts and minds of the world.

Costner has fallen out with the show’s producers however, meaning the series paused mid-way through the fifth – and final – season. With no word yet on when Yellowstone will finally conclude.

The show screens on the Paramount Network, but thanks to a recent deal, CBS secured the rights to air Season 1 of the series. Which concluded last night. So what of Season 2?

Is Yellowstone Season 2 coming to CBS?

Yes, Yellowstone Season 2 is coming to CBS. In fact, the show will air continuously, with Season 1 ending on October 22, 2023, and Season 2 beginning a week later – on October 29.

Due to the writer and actor strikes, CBS needed programming to fill gaps in their schedule, which is why the network did the Yellowstone deal. And the screening of those reruns has been an unprecedented success.

According to Variety, the debut episode scored 6.6 million viewers when it first aired. Which rose to 7.5 million after three days of delayed viewing via VOD, DVR and other platforms. While since then, the series has averaged 5.49 million viewers across the first season, which is huge for episodes that are five years old.

21.6 million viewers have tuned into at least one episode on CBS. While according to the network, 52% of those viewers are “new to the series, having not seen a single episode in the past year on either linear or streaming.” 

Episode 1 of Season 2 of Yellowstone – titled ‘A Thundering’ – airs on CBS this coming Sunday. While for more on the show, check out the below articles:

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Chris Tilly is the TV and Movies Editor at Dexerto. He has a BA in English Literature, an MA in Newspaper Journalism, and over the last 20 years, he's worked for the likes of Time Out, IGN, and Fandom. Chris loves Star Wars, Marvel, DC, sci-fi, and especially horror, while he knows maybe too much about Alan Partridge. You can email him here: