ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish appeared on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” to discuss some big changes coming to CBS All Access. Early next year, CBS All Access with be rebranded as Paramount+. In July, ViacomCBS announced they were adding over 3500 episodes from MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Paramount Network, TV Land, Logo, BET, Pop TV, Smithsonian Channel, and more. Next year, when the platform transitions to Paramount+, we can expect to see new Paramount+ originals.
Here are some of the new original shows we can expect:
ViacomCBS also revealed plans for additional new original series for Paramount+:
- The Offer – a scripted limited event series from Paramount Television Studios, based on Oscar-winning producer Al Ruddy’s extraordinary, never-revealed experiences of making “The Godfather.” The 10-episode event series is written and executive produced by Michael Tolkin (“Escape at Dannemora” and “The Player”). Ruddy will also serve as executive producer, and Emmy-winning producer Leslie Greif (“Hatfields & McCoys”) will executive produce and be a writer on the series.
- Lioness – a spy drama created by Taylor Sheridan (“Yellowstone”) with Sheridan, Jill Wagner, David Glasser, David Hutkin, and Bob Yari set to executive produce. Based on a real-life CIA program, LIONESS follows a young Marine recruited to befriend the daughter of a terrorist to bring the organization down from within. The series is produced by Paramount Network and 101 Studios.
- MTV’s Behind the Music: Top 40 – A reimagination of the Emmy®-nominated series “Behind the Music”, which will unlock MTV’s vault from the past 40 years for a unique and intimate look at the 40 biggest artists of all time, through their voices and their eyes. The series will be produced by Creature Films and MTV Studios.
- The Real Criminal Minds – a true crime docuseries based on the hit CBS Television series, and produced by XG Productions in association with CBS Television Studios and ABC Signature.
- The service is also developing a revival of The Game as part of BET’s programming on Paramount+ from CBS Television Studios and Grammnet Productions.
These originals will join the other 20,000 TV show episodes and movies currently available on CBS All Access’ from brands including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and more. Leading up to the early 2021 rebrand to Paramount+, CBS All Access will expand its content offering to more than 30,000 episodes and movies and continue to develop additional original series across brands including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and more, transforming it into a diversified super service for the ViacomCBS portfolio
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