John Krasinski’s 'Some Good News' moving to TV with new host

Yolanda Curtis
May 24, 2020

In his low-budget, lockdown-style show "Some Good News", Krasinski capitalized on that very public perception of him.

UPDATED with more details: ViacomCBS has struck a deal to acquire Some Good News, the digital series created and hosted by John Krasinski during the COVID-19 shutdown. It's also expected to air on the company's linear TV channels, including Comedy Central, which is producing the show through its Comedy Central Productions shingle. "And now? You quite literally ARE the good news!"

"Some Good News" started off as a Youtube series, and fans love it for its wholesome and optimistic approach. He made a decision to launch it in a "DYI" fashion once the Covid-19 pandemic hit. It was a wildly popular show because people need good news - especially now - and who better to invite into our living rooms than Krasinski himself?

And in the space of eight weekly episodes, the show has gained a wild amount of traction, with 2.56M subscribers on YouTube and fans posting content from every corner of the globe. Future episodes will feature a new, yet-to-be-announced host and premiere on CBS All Access.

The feel-good web series consisting of only good news by and for viewers worldwide has scored a multiplatform showcase across Viacom and CBS after a bidding war that resulted in a "rich deal" as seen in The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday. That said, John Krasinksi won't be hosting the show like he did on YouTube, and someone else will step in to fill his shoes. "Never did I expect to be joining the ranks of such a historic news organization as CBS". And while John will no longer be the host, he will still have an on-air presence.

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