Some Good News Is Getting an Overhaul-and a New Host

Joanna Estrada
May 24, 2020

Now, the actor and host of the show announced he sold it to ViacomCBS with one big catch: He won't be the host.

Krasinski started SGN after questioning why there isn't a news network dedicated to good news only, and during a global pandemic, it brought people together in a way few things could. Now, he's selling the show so it can continue to deliver fans with the good news we need.

"Some Good News" has been a bright spot of the coronavirus pandemic. Recording in front of a colourful "SGN" sign - "my daughter's made it", he told debut guest Steve Carell - Krasinski informed viewers he was attempting to inject optimism into the current climate with a show dedicated entirely to positive news stories.

Some Good News will appear on CBS All Access, ViacomCBS' streaming service, and then episodes will hop over to "a number of the company's linear networks", The Hollywood Reporter notes.

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. Although he will still produce the show, he'll be replaced as the host. "Never did I expect to be joining the ranks of such a historic news organization as CBS". After eight full episodes and several short clips, the series aired its final episode on May 17.

The news follows Sunday's finale of "Some Good News'" original run.

"Comedy Central Productions is excited to partner with John and bring his beloved "Some Good News" to audiences around the world through ViacomCBS' family of brands", wrote Entertainment and Youth Group President Chris McCarthy in a statement.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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