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Paramount+: New streamer plots ‘Frasier,’ ‘Felony Minds,’ ‘Rugrats’ revivals and new ‘Halo’ series

Paramount+: New streamer plots ‘Frasier,’ ‘Felony Minds,’ ‘Rugrats’ revivals and new ‘Halo’ series

Printed 7: 30 p.m. ET Feb. 24, 2021 | Updated 7: 55 p.m. ET Feb. 24, 2021


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Paramount+ is climbing the mountain of streaming companies and products competing for your wallet.

The newest service, launching March 4, is from ViacomCBS, guardian of the Paramount movie studio and networks including CBS, MTV, BET and Nickelodeon. It replaces CBS All Access, a somewhat early streaming entrant that launched in 2014 and has equipped presentations from CBS and usual series starting from “Considerable person Scuttle: Discovery” to “The Like minded Strive against.”

But Paramount+ targets to marshal a magnificent wider vary of the firm’s sigh, from a forged reunion of the inaugural 1992 season of “The Accurate World,” MTV’s prototypical fact existing, to a “SpongeBob SquarePants” characteristic film and prequel series to a revival of the NBC comedy “Frasier” starring Kelsey Grammer (no be conscious on whether other forged people will return).

Pricing opinion: Paramount+ to beginning next week starting at $4.99 with commercials

That is factual the tip of the iceberg. Enjoy many other streaming companies and products owned by sizable entertainment companies, Paramount+ is tapping its library of film and TV titles for a reputedly unending series of remakes, reboots and revivals, including “Grease: Rise of the Pink Girls folks,” a musical prequel; a new “Flashdance” drama series; and new spins on decades-ragged motion photos, including “Love Narrative,” “The Italian Job,” “Deadly Enchantment” and “The Parallax Leer.” 

Enjoy CBS All Access (nevertheless no longer most opponents), the new service will furthermore characteristic stay sports, including NFL video games, NCAA’s March Madness males’s basketball and The Masters golf event. There can be new variations of CBS newsmagazines “60 Minutes” and “48 Hours” with new correspondents. And stay feeds of your local CBS map will provide local news. 

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The service, which now expenses $5.99 a month, will tumble to $4.99 in June (or $9.99 for an ad-free model that furthermore comprises sports and stay CBS TV presentations).  Both tiers promise 36 usual series in 2021, including a new fact series every month, and a library of TV reruns and 2,500 motion photos from the Paramount and Miramax Movies libraries, including “The Godfather,” “Forrest Gump” and “Top Gun.”  A handful of new releases, including “A Aloof Goal 2,” due in September, and “Mission: Very now doubtlessly no longer 7,” in November, will existing up on Paramount+ 45 days after they debut in theaters. 

Amongst new presentations: “The Supply,” a previously equipped documentary series that tracks the making of “The Godfather,” a revival of “The Sport” and a new model of aged CBS series “Felony Minds,” specializing in a single case over every 10-episode season, with a new forged. 

Showtime’s long-planned adaptation of videogame “Halo,” now due in 2022, will walk on Paramount+ as an quite diverse. And the ideal season of TV Land’s “Younger” will furthermore walk on the new service, piece of ViacomCBS’ lope to pare assist usual programming on many of its frequent cable networks and migrate it to the streaming world.

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl will screech a new six-piece series that explores the connection between notorious musicians and their mothers and was inspired by his mother Virginia Hanlon Grohl’s 2017 e book “From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars.” 

“Rugrats,” “Reno 911,” “iCarly,” “At the assist of the Tune” and “Beavis and Butt-head” are furthermore among presentations planning revivals. But others are conspicuously lacking: The firm equipped reruns of Comedy Central’s high-rated series “South Park” to rival WarnerMedia’s HBO Max, in a deal worth a reported $500 million.  You are going to salvage “Chappelle’s Conceal” on Netflix and HBO Max. Paramount Community’s (and cable TV’s) high drama “Yellowstone” was licensed to Comcast’s Peacock, though Paramount+ will walk a “Yellowstone” prequel series. 

For the time being, Netflix and Disney+ are the streaming kings, with 200 million and 95 million world subscribers, respectively, so Paramount+ has a pleasant command competing with these giants alongside with Apple TV+, Hulu, Discovery+ and other opponents. The firm reported Wednesday that CBS All Access and Showtime bag a blended 19.2 million streaming customers.  Showtime and BET+ will retain their separate streaming companies and products.


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Paramount+: New streamer plots ‘Frasier,’ ‘Felony Minds,’ ‘Rugrats’ revivals and new ‘Halo’ series