Netflix has announced that the first half of Season 3 (aka Part 5) will be released on Friday, June 15. Masterson, who was fired last December after being accused of raping four women in the early 2000s, will make his final appearance as Rooster in the midseason finale.
“As a result of ongoing discussions, Netflix and the producers have written Danny Masterson out of The Ranch,” a spokesperson for Netflix told TVLine at the time of Masterson’s firing. “Production will resume in early 2018 without him.”
Though Masterson hasn’t officially been replaced, another one of Ashton Kutcher’s former costars, Punk’d alum Dax Shepard (who, of course, is now best known for Parenthood), has been tapped to recur in Part 6. (UPDATE: The fate of Masterson’s Rooster was revealed in The Ranch Part 6. Read our recap here.)
How do you think Masterson’s Rooster will be written off The Ranch?