Paramount Network

"Yellowstone": An epic series tries to define a struggling network


Sometimes, we expect films to be big and stupid or small and smart. (Sometimes, we expect the same of people; sometimes, we're right.) But "Yellowstone" beats all expectations.It's big, sprawling, ambitious and intelligent; it's also the best bet for the struggling Paramount Network to define itself. The show has its impressive debut Wednesday (June 20); here's the story I sent to papers:

By Mike Hughes

From "Waco" to "Yellowstone," the Paramount Network arrives


A new name popped up in TV listings Thursday (Jan. 18), leaving viewers with a question: What is the Paramount Network, anyway?

Well, it's a little like Spike (which it replaces, after Spike replaced The Nashville Network and The National Network) and a little like Paramount Pictures, its owner. Its image may be clearer when the "Waco" mini-series starts Wednesday (Jan. 24); here's the story I sent to papers:

By Mike Hughes