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The Last Cowboy will move to CMT in 2022. Pictured is the the 2019 cast. • Courtesy Photo.

The Last Cowboy Switches Networks, Announces Premiere Date

The Last Cowboy reining reality show will make its second-season debut on a new network next month.

CMT announced the unscripted series that follows the country’s best reiners as they prepare for and compete at The Run For A Million horse show will move to CMT for its second season on Friday, Nov.  12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The show from Academy Award® nominee and “Yellowstone” co-creator and reining enthusiast Taylor Sheridan previously aired on Paramount Network, which like CMT is part of the ViacomCBS family of networks.

The 2022 cast of The Last Cowboy was not announced.

In 2019, the show profiled several of the sport’s top reiners as they prepared for the what at that time was a $1 million invitational at the South Point Casino in Las Vegas. The class ended in a draw between EquiStat Elite $4 Million Rider Craig Schmersal and No Smoking Required, and EquiStat Elite $1 Million Rider Cade McCutcheon and Custom Made Gun.

This year, riders qualified for a chance to compete in the big show.

The show did not air in 2020 during the pandemic. The Run For A Million also was not held that year.

The Last Cowboy is produced for CMT by Truly Original with Glenda Hersh, Steven Weinstock, Michelle Schiefen, Julie “Bob” Lombardi and Alexandra Lowry serving as executive producers. Taylor Sheridan, David C. Glasser, Ron Burkle and Bob Yari serve as executive producers. Keith Cox and Todd Baynes oversee the production for CMT.