It was only a matter of time before a streaming service scooped up John Krasinski’s popular YouTube series Some Good News. CBS All Access won a bidding war for rights to the show.
While Krasinski was originally against the idea of selling the series, according to sources for The Hollywood Reporter, he and the SGN team came around to the idea when a flood of offers came in and led to a bidding war.
Krasinski will no longer be the host of the show when it airs on CBS All Access; however, sources say he will have an on-air presence along with serving as executive producer.
“Could not be more excited and proud to be partnering with CBS/Viacom to be able to bring Some Good News to so many more people!” Krasinski said in a statement. “From the first episode, our goal was to create a news show dedicated entirely to good news. Never did I expect to be joining the ranks of such a historic news organization as CBS.”
The YouTube series came to an end over the weekend when, after eight episodes, Krasinski said Some Good News would be taking a break. Throughout the eight episodes, viewers were able to take a break from the heavy news cycle focused on the pandemic, instead hearing positive news stories about good things happening around the world. One episode saw a reunion from the cast of Hamilton. Another brought the cast of The Office back together. AT&T got involved, offering a giving for first responders. And both kids and adults were featured each week, in videos showcasing their good deeds and thoughtfulness at a time when we could all use an extra dose of good news.
The Some Good News YouTube channel has built a following of 2.56 million subscribers since launching in March, with each video getting as many as 17 million views.
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