Some Good News, the delightful DIY web series created by John Krasinski during quarantine, has been bought by ViacomCBS in a massive licensing deal. Under the agreement, which is in “advanced negotiations” according to Variety, Comedy Central Productions will produce a weekly version of the show for CBS All Access, in addition to supplemental short-form content across ViacomCBS outlets like CBS News. All personal thoughts on this matter are extremely cynical and I will keep them to myself out of respect for John Krasinski’s quarantine beard, which has provided nothing but joy in these trying times.
“Could not be more excited and proud to be partnering with CBS/Viacom to be able to bring ‘Some Good News’ to so many more people,” Krasinksi said in a statement. “From the first episode, our goal was to create a news show dedicated entirely to good news. Never did I expect to be joining the ranks of such a historic news organization as CBS.”