YellowstoneLatest News and Opinion
Posted Friday 9/14/18 at 3:04PM EDT
Neal McDonough boards Yellowstone Season 2
The Arrowverse villain will play a wealthy business mogul on the Paramount Network hit series who, along with his character's brother, "are power players, down and dirty fighters who know how to work the system to get what they want."
Posted Friday 8/31/18 at 10:58PM EDT
Here are summer TV's winners and losers
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Sharp Objects, Yellowstone and Who Is America? are among summer's winners, while Fear the Walking Dead and the World Cup were losers.
Posted Friday 8/24/18 at 10:43PM EDT
Yellowstone is a rare conservative drama that's also considered prestige TV
Source: TV Guide
"In the genre of conservative prestige drama, Yellowstone is almost alone," says Liam Matthews. "The only other example I can think of is Sons of Anarchy, which conservatives loved because it was a family-over-everything show about white outlaws." He adds: "Hits are rare; well-made conservative dramas are even rarer. And though I have no idea what co-creators Taylor Sheridan and John Linson's personal political beliefs are, Yellowstone is a conservative show. It's working in two of the most traditional of genres — the Western and the soap opera — and its sex, profanity and graphic violence can't hide the fact that it's not a revisionist Western soap; it plays by the rules of the genre.... More than its politics, its cliche-bound genre traditionalism is why it's not a critical success." ALSO: Yellowstone ends Season 1 on a series high.
Posted Thursday 8/23/18 at 7:21AM EDT
Yellowstone has been cable TV's No. 2 show
Averaging 5 million viewers per week, the Kevin Costner-led Paramount Network series is the channel's most-watched show ever -- even counting the Spike TV days.
Posted Tuesday 7/24/18 at 2:04PM EDT
Yellowstone renewed for Season 2
Paramount Network has ordered a second season of the Kevin Costner series following record-breaking ratings. The 10-episode Season 2 will air in 2019.
Posted Monday 7/16/18 at 8:37PM EDT
Yellowstone is the second most-watched basic cable scripted series after three episodes
The Paramount Network drama starring Kevin Costner has held up to become No. 2 on cable to The Walking Dead among scripted series. Yellowstone has averaged 4.6 million viewers over three episodes, even growing in the key demographics.
Posted Monday 6/25/18 at 6:54PM EDT
Yellowstone's premiere viewership soars in delayed viewing
About 2.8 million watched the Kevin Costner-led series in the initial ratings. But the Paramount Network series' live+3 data has boosted that number to 4.8 million.
Posted Friday 6/22/18 at 5:17PM EDT
Yellowstone's premiere was the most-watched scripted series on Paramount Network and predecessor Spike TV
About 2.8 million watched the two-hour series premiere of the drama starring Kevin Costner. That number more than doubled Waco's premiere earlier this year.
Posted Thursday 6/21/18 at 6:51AM EDT
Yellowstone flirts with big ideas about the West, but it's overwhelmed by daddy issues, land-grab intrigue and intra-family drama
Source: The New York Times
Sicario and Hell or High Water writer Taylor Sheridan's new Paramount TV series, which he co-created with John Linson and starring Kevin Costner as wealthy cattle ranch owner John Dutton, "has a few interesting things buried within. But you need to dig through a lot of drab, hard-packed filler to get to them," says James Poniewozik. "The series seems to do that almost inadvertently, and only partially." But the Yosemite becomes yet another show revolving around a backstabbing wealthy family. "There’s nothing wrong, of course, with packaging deeper themes inside a genre story," says Poniewozik. "That was to some extent the approach of Mr. Sheridan’s film Wind River, a murder mystery set on a reservation. The Wire, likewise, delivered a five-season treatise on urban policy in the form of a police serial. But the A-story of Yellowstone is simply stale. Dutton is a hand-tooled role for Mr. Costner, but he’s not a charismatic villain in the throwback mode of Dallas, or a principled loner, or a complicated antihero. He’s just a corrupt grouch on horseback."
- Yellowstone's debut is reminiscent of Boardwalk Empire's pilot: Expensive to look at, painfully slow and lovingly violent
- A main problem is that Yellowstone characters are crafted primarily as symbols, rather than people
- Yellowstone gets bogged down in minutia and politics, making it as exciting as watching a zoning-commission meeting
- Yellowstone feels like a missed opportunity to do a show about wild country, instead of a family soap opera
- Kevin Costner is fairly effective and convincing as the gruff and dangerously influential Yellowstone Ranch owner
Posted Thursday 4/26/18 at 5:09PM EDT
Paramount Network unveils the official trailer for Yellowstone starring Kevin Costner
The drama about the owners of the largest ranch in the United States was created by Taylor Sheridan, who wrote Sicario and Hell or High Water. It premieres June 20.
Posted Wednesday 2/28/18 at 5:47PM EST
Watch Kevin Costner in the teaser trailer for Yellowstone
The Paramount Network series stars Costner as the owner of the largest ranch in the United States, with borders that are under constant attack by different groups.
Posted Monday 10/09/17 at 3:47PM EDT
Harvey Weinstein’s name to be removed from The Weinstein Company TV credits
Following Weinstein’s firing from The Weinstein Company on Sunday, the fallen mogul’s name has been expunged from upcoming Paramount Network shows Waco and Yellowstone, as well as docuseries Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story.