Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson co-star again on The Ranch, a comedy-drama sitcom. They play brothers Colt and Rooster Bennettt, who help run their father’s Colorado cattle ranch. The show has a lot of actors from That 70’s Show in addition to Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson, such as Wilmer Valderrama and Debra Ro Jupp. The show’s soundtrack almost entirely consisted of country music, and each episode is named after a famous country song.
The Ranch premiered on Netflix on April 1, 2016, on Netflix. The show currently has 80 episodes, divided into 4 seasons of 2 parts each. Each episode runs for about 25 – 30 minutes.
The Ranch Part 9 Release Date
The fact is, with Part 8, Ranch is complete. The show was already one of the longest running Netflix exclusives with 80 episodes, and their longest multi-camera series ever. Additionally, one of the main characters, Rooster Bennett had to be killed off due to the actor Danny Masterson coming under fire for sexual assault allegations. It’s no surprise that Netflix decided they wanted to wrap up the show, and with part 8, they closed up all of the major storylines and ended it on a good note.
It’s highly unlikely that Netflix will change its mind and decide to film a part 8, even despite the decent ratings of the show (70% on Rotten Tomatoes, 7.4/10 on IMDb) and the 3 Primetime Emmys it won (all awarded to Donald A. Morgan for the category of Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series).
The Ranch Story
The show follows the Bennett brothers after the return of Colt Bennett to their family ranch as he waits for the tryouts for a semi-pro football team in Denver. Colt has had a lifetime of being a backup, always on the practice squad but never receiving any actual field time on semi-pro football teams. He has been a part of multiple teams, such as the Barcelona Dragons and the Sioux City Bandits among 10s of others, but never starred in any.
Meanwhile, his brother Rooster Bennett has stayed back on the ranch and is resentful to his brother because he believes he has had to pick up all the responsibilities in order to facilitate his brother’s career chasing his dream of being a footballer. Rooster is a heavy drinker and can be immature at times, especially when it comes to Colt, but he’s both smarter and more competent than his brother despite living in his shadow.
The show is very focused on the story of the brothers, and despite being classed as a drama-comedy, at times it leans quite heavily into the drama side over the comedy aspects. Other main cast includes the boys’ parents, Beau Roosevelt Bennett and Maggie Bennett; the former is the owner of the farm and a surly veteran of the Vietnam War while the latter is a much more laid-back person, smoking weed and running a bar. The two are separated and very different in their ideologies, with Beau being apolitical leaning towards the Republican side (and specifically a fan of Ronald Reagan) while Maggie is a liberal free thinker, environmentalist, and far less grumpy.
The Ranch Cast
Ashton Kutcher plays Colt Reagan Bennett and is perhaps best known for his role as Michael Kelso on That 70s Show. He also played Walden Schmidt in Two and a Half Men and starred as Steve Jobs in the biography Jobs.
Jameson “Rooster” Ford Bennett is played by Danny Masterson, who was pulled off the show for allegations of rape. Soon after, on the 17th of June 2020, he was arrested for rape and then charged with 3 counts of rape for which he stands to be sentenced to 15 years each (for a total of 45 years in prison if convicted of all 3).
Maggie Bennett is played by Debra Winger, who’s known for her roles as Emma Horton in Terms of Endearment and Joy Gresham in Shadowlands.
Beau Roosevelt Bennett, the owner of the ranch, is played by Sam Elliott. He also played Con Vallian in The Quick and the Dead, Conn Conagher in Conagher, and Bobby Maine in A Star is Born.
Where To Watch The Ranch Online?
The Ranch is available on Netflix with 8 parts of 10 episodes each. It is available in 2 subtitle languages (English and Hindi) and in 2 audio languages: English and English with Audio Descriptions.
It is rated U/A 16+ and tagged as ‘Emotional’.
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