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New fall schedule brings Paramount+ Original Yellowstone (2018) to CBS

New fall schedule brings Paramount+ Original Yellowstone (2018) to CBS

Yellowstone (2018) will debut as part of CBS' fall schedule, which now includes a host of reality series, as well as a number of series from Paramount+.
The launch of Taylor Sheridan's Kevin Costner-starring drama, which is coming to a close in its fifth season on Paramount Network, is the culmination of CBS's revised schedule, which has been impacted by both the writers' and actors' strikes.

Yellowstone (2018)

It's not entirely clear how CBS managed to find a way to air the Montana series, which airs on Peacock, on its network, but insiders said that since the series comes from sister company MTV Entertainment Studios, together with 101 Studios produces, it was possible to work this out.

The top-rated drama series on television will air from season one on Sundays, taking the place of The Equalizer at 9 p.m.

The schedule, with 185 hours of original programming, also includes the return of Seal Team. The David Boreanaz military drama, which is produced by CBS Studios, originally came from CBS and ran on the broadcast network for four seasons before moving to Paramount+ for its fifth season. The series has now run for six seasons and has been renewed for a seventh.

The series airs on Thursday nights at 10 p.m., a time that was actually intended for the new series Elsbeth, a spin-off of The Good Wife/The Good Fight.

Paramount+ docuseries FBI True, from FBI co-creator Craig Turk, will also air on the network alongside FBI reruns.

Another untitled Paramount+ original series will also air on the network on Mondays at 10 p.m. That's a slot originally intended for NCIS: Hawaii, so don't be surprised if Evil, which also came out on CBS, will be featured there.

It's not the first time CBS has broadcast linear streaming Originals. During Covid, the network aired Star Trek: Discovery, from what was then CBS All Access.

CBS CEO and President George Cheeks recently told Deadline, during a panel session at the Banff Media Festival, that it has spent time reviewing which Paramount+ originals can air on CBS. "We spent a lot of time researching to find out which series have the best chance of keeping our audience engaged, but are also really helping to drive awareness," he said.

Ghosts (2019)

Elsewhere, the network is also getting Ghosts (2019), this time British-made. The BBC series, on which the CBS version is based, will air on Thursdays between 9 and 10 p.m. after a rerun of the US version.

The BBC series, which streams on Max from Warner Bros. Discovery, has been running for four seasons and stars Charlotte Ritchie and Kiell Smith-Bynoe as two people living in a house infested by ghosts, played by Lolly Adefope, Matthew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard, Ben Willbond and Katy Wix.

Many reality series will also be broadcast in the fall.

In addition to 90-minute versions of Survivor and The Amazing Race, which were revealed as part of the original fall schedule in May, there's LoterĂ­a Loca and Raid the Cage, both of which were revealed by Deadline, as well as a series based on Josh Duhamel's Buddy Games.

LoterĂ­a Loca airs at 8 p.m. on Mondays, where The Neighborhood and Bob Hearts Abishola would have aired; Raid the Cage airs at 9pm on Fridays where Fire Country would have aired; and Buddy Games airs at 9 p.m. on Thursdays, instead of So Help Me Todd.

There's a lot of Big Brother on the schedule, which airs on Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as The Price Is Right at Night, Let's Make a Deal Primetime, and The Challenge: USA.

60 Minutes will expand to include 90-minute episodes on select Sundays when NFL on CBS airs double games and will feature more primetime college football games from the Big Ten, SEC, and Mountain West conferences, as well as the NWSL Championship Game.
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