'The Ranch' season 4: Release date, plot, cast, news and everything else you need to know about the Ashton Kutcher comedy

The story of the Bennett family is narrated from the perspective of Ashton Kutcher’s Colt Bennett, a former high school and college football star who has never experienced stardom.


                            'The Ranch' season 4: Release date, plot, cast, news and everything else you need to know about the Ashton Kutcher comedy

Ashton Kutcher and his ‘That 70’s Show’ co-star Danny Masterson reunited for the Netflix comedy ‘The Ranch’ in 2016. The series, which narrates the story of the dysfunctional family of the Bennetts, is filmed on a sound stage in front of a live audience and has aired three seasons so far.

All the seasons have twenty episodes, which are split into two-part half seasons of ten episodes each. Despite the mediocre reception for the show and the allegations that Netflix only greenlit the project because of the star power of Kutcher and co-star Sam Elliot, the show has hit a chord with many viewers.

Release date:

On October 31, 2018, Netflix renewed the series for its fourth which will also be its final one. It is scheduled to premiere in 2020.

Plot:

The story of the Bennett family is narrated from the perspective of Kutcher’s Colt Bennett, a former high school and college football star who has constantly experienced mediocre stardom. When he returns to his hometown for the tryouts of a semi-pro team, he realizes that he has a lot more to stay back for. Colt decides to stay back and help his father and older brother run their family ranch. He also reconciles with his high school sweetheart over the course of the series, and even starts a family with her.

Colt’s older brother Rooster was written off the series in season 3B and is presumed to be dead after allegations of multiple sexual assaults were leveled against Masterson, who plays the character.

Sam Elliot in 'The Ranch' (Saeed Adyani / Netflix)

Cast:

Leading 'The Ranch,' is Kutcher, who plays the protagonist on the show. He is known for his various movie roles and his long-running stints on 'That 70s Show' and 'Two and a Half Men.' In the show, he's equally charismatic and irritating as we know him to be. 

Debra Winger plays the role of Maggie Bennett, the estranged, hippie mother to Colt who lives in a trailer behind the bar that she owns: Maggie's. Maggie is very lighthearted and someone Colt turns to for advice when the goings get tough. She is an avid marijuana smoker.

Sam Elliott plays Beau Bennett, father to Colt, Maggie's ex-husband, and a Vietnam War veteran. He is famously difficult to get along with and is dissatisfied with everyone and everything around him. He has a difficult relationship with his sons and is easily infuriated with them. His politics are vaguely portrayed as Republican, although he has a disdain for all politicians - except for Ronald Reagan. 

Elisha Cuthbert plays Abby Phillips-Bennett a High School history teacher, who also happens to be Colt's high school sweetheart. She reignites her relationship with Colt when he gets back in town, and eventually marries him and has a baby with him named Peyton.

Showrunners:

‘The Ranch’ was co-created by writer/producer Don Reo and screenwriter Jim Patterson. Having been the brains behind successful series such as ‘Blossom’ and ‘My Wife and Kids,’ Reo is celebrated in the TV world. Patterson, whose notable work includes The WB Network comedy ‘Off Center’ has worked as a writer on ‘Two and a Half Men.’

Elisha Cuthbert and Ashton Kutcher in 'The Ranch' (Saeed Adyani / Netflix)

Where to watch:

When season 4 premieres in 2020, the new episodes will be added to the first three seasons that are available for viewing on Netflix.

If you like 'The Ranch' you will also like:

'That 70s Show,' 'Two and a Half Men,' 'Arrested Development,' 'Grace and Frankie,' and 'Mom.'

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