The Ashton Kutcher led American sitcom, ‘The Ranch’ boasts a star-studded cast, also including Danny Masterson, Debra Winger, Elisha Cuthbert, and Sam Elliott. This Netflix original premiered on the streamer in 2016 and follows the lives of the Bennetts, a dysfunctional clan residing in the fictional Iron River Ranch. The entire story revolves around the two brothers, their dad, and his estranged wife.
Colt Bennett (Kutcher) is a former semi-professional football player who comes back to his home in Colorado and decides to stay at the family ranch. He attempts to reconcile with his clan, especially his older brother Rooster, as well as, his mom Maggie and his strict father Beau. After he returns to his hometown, he also rekindles his romance with his high school sweetheart Abby and gradually ends up marrying her.
‘The Ranch’, after its debut, earned positive responses from critics and fans alike. Season 1 enjoys a 60% Tomatometer rating and an 82% audience score, with the critical consensus on Rotten Tomatoes saying: “A formulaic set-up and predictable plotting are elevated by The Ranch’s surprising sensitivity and strong performances.” Season 2’s reviews dropped a bit, with a 74% audience score but still, the series continued to capture the hearts of viewers. It enjoys a 7.5/10 score on IMDB, especially because of its emotional resonance, heartwarming performances, and cheerful comic moments.
After 8 successful seasons, fans are curious to know the future of this engaging sitcom. Here’s all we know about ‘The Ranch’ Season 9.
The Ranch Season 9 Release Date: Cancelled or Renewed?
‘The Ranch’ Season 8 premiered on January 24, 2020, on Netflix. The eighth season consisted of 10 episodes.
On June 4, 2019, star Ashton Kutcher tweeted that ‘The Ranch’ was approaching its end. This is what the post says: “[The Ranch] is coming to an end, but not just yet. We’re excited to bring you the final 20 episodes — 10 streaming later this year (2019) on [Netflix], and then 10 more in 2020,” he wrote. “Stay tuned!”
@theranchnetflix is coming to an end, but not just yet. We’re excited to bring you the final 20 episodes — 10 streaming later this year (2019) on @netflix, and then 10 more in 2020. Stay tuned! pic.twitter.com/dX9vzjHm4T
— ashton kutcher (@aplusk) June 4, 2019
Of course, the news left many fans depressed and some were so furious that they said they would cancel their Netflix subscriptions. But others knew that this was coming.
In fact, the probability of the last two seasons landing on the platform was pretty low when one of the major cast members, Danny Masterson was asked to leave the show because of allegations of sexual assault. However, he was replaced by Dax Shepard as Luke Matthews. Danny’s character Rooster was neatly written off. If you have watched the series, you would know that his role ends when his bike is found at the bottom of a cliff, and he is presumed to be dead.
However, ‘The Ranch’ managed to hang on and it finally landed with its eighth season, which is notably the last installment from the show. To cut a long story short, it is officially confirmed that ‘The Ranch’ season 9 stands cancelled, ending after airing 80 total episodes, making it Netflix’s longest-running multi-camera comedy, crossing even ‘Fuller House‘, which consists of 75 episodes.