New original shows, films coming to Paramount+ Plus, formerly CBS All Access
CBS All-Access will be officially rebranding itself this week when it launches Paramount+ Thursday, March 4.
The transition from CBS All Access should be rather seamless, as the streaming platform will merely be changing its name and adding a large sum of new content and live television. If you are already subscribed to CBS All Access, don't worry. Your subscription status hasn't changed, and the subscription rates will not change. However, there are some great deals that new subscribers can take advantage of, running through Wednesday.
Paramount Plus already features hundreds of classic shows and films from CBS/Viacom's properties, including MTV, Nickelodeon, BET, Comedy Central, Spike, CMT and Smithsonian. I personally enjoy watching a wide variety of Nickelodeon shows from the 90s and 2000s, as well classic reality television shows such as Survivor, Big Brother, The Real World, The Challenge and The Amazing Race. A list of all of streaming service's Nickelodeon shows available for viewing can be found here.
Paramount Plus will be adding a number of exclusive new shows, spin-offs and revivals of old shows. The original cast of the first season of The Real World will once again be living together, and it will only be a matter of time until they stop being polite and start getting real. The Real World's sister show, Road Rules, will also be seeing a revival soon. The Challenge will be adding a spin-off; The Challenge: All-Stars.
I have been a proud subscriber of CBS All Access for nearly a year, and have been very pleased with the ever-expanding library of content. There's more content than I need. I can't imagine myself ever running out of shows to watch.
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Popsugar neatly rounded together a list of the upcoming Paramount+ exclusives, which can be seen here:
"As-yet-untitled Avatar spinoff
Behind the Music: A reboot of the classic MTV music docuseries.
Criminal Minds: A reboot of the CBS crime procedural, focusing on one case per season rather than one case per episode.
Dating Naked: The former VH1 reality series, canceled in 2017, returns as a streaming show.
A Dora the Explorer live-action series
Fatal Attraction: The thriller, which originally starred Glenn Close and Michael Douglas as a couple whose adulterous relationship turns terrifying, will be reworked for the 21st century. It will be "told through the lens of modern attitudes when it comes to strong women, personality disorders, victim shaming and coercive control," according to TVLine.
Flashdance: The 1980s movie is getting a new treatment for this TV version. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the modern update "will revolve around a young Black woman with ballet dreams and a strip club reality who struggles to find her place in the world while navigating romance, money, art, friendship and how to love herself."
Frasier: The iconic sitcom returns as a revival, with original star Kelsey Grammer already signed on. "Having spent over 20 years of my creative life on the Paramount lot, both producing shows and performing in several, I'd like to congratulate Paramount+ on its entry into the streaming world," Grammer said in a statement to TVLine. "I gleefully anticipate sharing the next chapter in the continuing journey of Dr. Frasier Crane."
From Cradle to Stage: A six-part docuseries tracing the relationships between successful musicians and their mothers.
The Good Fight
Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies: If you've ever wondered how Grease's famed Pink Ladies came together, this is the show for you! The musical comedy series will trace how four girls at Rydell High became the girl gang we know and love. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show will "focus on how Sandy, Rizzo, Jan, Marty and Frenchy came together and how the reverence, fear and moral panic they sparked changed Rydell forever."
Guilty Party: The original dark comedy stars Kate Beckinsale as Beth, a discredited journalist trying to rescue her career by investigating the case of a young woman facing life in prison for murdering her husband, a crime she swears she didn't commit. According to the show's official synopsis, reported by Variety, "Beth finds herself in over her head as she contends with Colorado gun-smugglers, clickbait culture, the doldrums of marriage and her own tarnished past."
Halo: A TV adaptation of the famous video-game franchise, which will depict a 26th-century conflict between humans and an alien group called the Covenant.
iCarly: A revival of the Nickelodeon comedy, with original stars Miranda Cosgrove, Jerry Trainor, and Nathan Kress signed on to return.
Ink Master: After being canceled on the linear Paramount cable network, the tattoo reality show will be back for streaming.
Inside Amy Schumer: Amy Schumer's sketch series is back, but not quite in the same form. Instead of a full-fledged series order, the show will return for a set of five specials.
Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years: A SpongeBob prequel centered on a 10-year-old SpongeBob attending a summer sleep-away camp.
Land Man: A modern-day Western set in the oil boomtowns of West Texas, Land Man will be a drama about oil billionaires, the ordinary people who work for them, and the enormous impact they're having on politics, the environment, and the entire world.
Love Story: An adaptation of the classic 1970 movie, from Gossip Girl and The O.C. executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.
Mayor of Kingstown: A drama set in Michigan, a town that thrives on for-profit prisons, following one powerful family as they make their own attempts to address law and justice.
Queen of the Universe: A new reality competition series, featuring drag queens from around the world in a high-style musical competition.
Road Rules: A reboot of the reality series, featuring a set of strangers who leave their normal lives behind to travel to unknown destinations in an RV, competing to make it to the end of the trip and win a major prize.
RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars
Rugrats: The revival of the animated classic, originally slated to air on original network Nickelodeon, will be shifting over to Paramount+. The original voice cast (E.G. Daily, Nancy Cartwright, Cheryl Chase, Cree Summer, and Kath Soucie) will all return.
Star Trek: Discovery
Star Trek: Picard
Star Trek: Prodigy: An animated Star Trek show about a group of teens on a starship, Prodigy will air on Paramount+ for its initial run before airing on the linear Nickelodeon network.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: A spinoff of Star Trek: Discovery focusing on Captain Christopher Pike and Mr. Spock.
The Challenge: All Stars: A revival of the reality competition series, with former contestants from The Challenge and Road Rules competing against each other in an ultimate matchup.
The Fairly OddParents live-action series
The Game: A revival of the BET sports dramedy, with original stars Coby Bell and Brandy back on board to reprise their roles. "When it premiered on @BET, @TheGameBET broke records. The sitcom is back on #ParamountPlus to offer a modern-day examination of Black culture through the prism of pro football," the streamer tweeted.
The Harper House: An animated show about the matriarch of a quirky family, forced to move into a fixer-upper family home after she loses her job and has to move out of their rich neighborhood.
The Italian Job: A sequel to the iconic movie, focusing on the grandchildren of the original movie's criminal hero, who inherit his safety deposit box and are sent off on a dangerous adventure.
The Man Who Fell to Earth: Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, the series is a remake of the 1976 David Bowie movie about an alien being who arrives on Earth and witnesses turning points in humanity.
The Offer: A 10-episode docuseries on the making of The Godfather.
The Parallax View: A TV adaptation of the 1974 political thriller about a secret organization that specializes in political assassinations.
The Real World: Homecoming: New York: The original stars of The Real World reunite in a docuseries that brings them back to the same loft where the original series first began.
Unplugged: A revival of the MTV unscripted music series.
Weekly Show With Trevor Noah
Y:1883: The prequel to Yellowstone follows the Dutton family in the late 19th century, chronicling their journey to settle in the untamed West and what happens when they arrive.
Yellowstone 6666: Another Yellowstone spinoff, this drama focuses on a centuries-old ranch, the 6666. According to Deadline's synopsis, "The 6666 is where the rule of law and the laws of nature merge in a place where the most dangerous thing one does is the next thing ... The 6666 is synonymous with the merciless endeavor to raise the finest horses and livestock in the world, and ultimately where world class cowboys are born and made."
Yo! MTV Raps: A revival of the MTV unscripted music series.
Younger: The (likely) final season of the popular comedy, set in the publishing world of New York City, will air first on Paramount+, then on its original cable network, TVLand." (Popsugar)
Come Thursday, Paramount Plus' rates will remain the same as CBS'. Monthly subscriptions begin at $5.99/month, with an option to go commercial-free for $9.99/month.
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