“STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS” REACHES NEW HEIGHTS AS THE MOST-WATCHED





“STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS” REACHES NEW HEIGHTS AS THE MOST-WATCHED “STAR TREK” ORIGINAL SERIES DEBUT ON PARAMOUNT+ EVER
“Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” Is Also One of the Top Two Most-Watched Original Series on Paramount+ in the U.K.

August 10, 2022 – Paramount+ today announced STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS had the strongest debut ever for a “Star Trek” series, setting a new record as the most-watched original series in the franchise over its first 90 days. The series is also off to a strong start internationally, ranking as one the top two most-watched original series on Paramount+ in the U.K.

“‘Star Trek’ fans all over the world embraced this incredible new ‘Star Trek’ journey,” said Tanya Giles, chief programming officer of Paramount Streaming. “We are thrilled that the ‘Star Trek’ universe continues to be one of the most-watched franchises on the service.”

“Over the past six years, Alex Kurtzman and his amazing team have brilliantly created and carefully curated a new ‘Star Trek’ universe for Paramount+ with five complementary series – each different in tone, style, story and in some cases target audience,” said George Cheeks, president and chief executive officer at CBS. “Each series is a success in its own right, and now the franchise’s newest edition, STRANGE NEW WORLDS, is earning critical acclaim and delivering notable performance achievements on the service, both domestically and internationally. We look forward to the franchise’s continuing journey on Paramount+ here in the U.S. and globally, where in the case of STRANGE NEW WORLDS, we’re just getting started.”

STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS is based on the years Captain Christopher Pike manned the helm of the U.S.S. Enterprise. The all-new series features fan favorites from season two of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY: Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike, Rebecca Romijn as Number One and Ethan Peck as Science Officer Spock. The series follows Captain Pike, Science Officer Spock and Number One in the years before Captain Kirk boarded the U.S.S. Enterprise, as they explore new worlds around the galaxy.

STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS also stars Jess Bush as Nurse Christine Chapel, Christina Chong as La’an Noonien-Singh, Celia Rose Gooding as Cadet Nyota Uhura, Melissa Navia as Lt. Erica Ortegas and Babs Olusanmokun as Dr. M’Benga, and features recurring guest star Bruce Horak as Hemmer.

The series premiere was written by Akiva Goldsman with the story by Akiva Goldsman, Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet. Goldsman and Henry Alonso Myers serve as co-showrunners, with Goldsman directing the premiere episode. Goldsman, Kurtzman and Lumet serve as executive producers in addition to Alonso Myers, Heather Kadin, Frank Siracusa, John Weber, Rod Roddenberry, Trevor Roth and Aaron Baiers. The series is produced by CBS Studios, Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment.

STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS is now available to stream exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S., U.K., Latin America, Australia, South Korea and the Nordics and airs on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and streams on Crave in Canada. The series is distributed by Paramount Global Content Distribution.

About Paramount+

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, combines live sports, breaking news, and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream CBS News Network for 24/7 news and CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis.

For more information about Paramount+, please visit www.paramountplus.com and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms.

About CBS Studios:

CBS Studios is one of the industry’s leading suppliers of programming with more than 70 series currently in production across broadcast and cable networks, streaming services and other emerging platforms. The Studio’s expansive portfolio spans a diverse slate of commercially successful and critically acclaimed scripted programming, genre-defining franchises including the ever-growing “Star Trek” universe, award-winning late night and daytime talk shows, and an extensive library of iconic intellectual property.



PARAMOUNT+ ANNOUNCES CASTING FOR U.K. ORIGINAL DRAMA SERIES “SEXY BEAST”





PARAMOUNT+ ANNOUNCES CASTING FOR U.K. ORIGINAL DRAMA SERIES “SEXY BEAST”
Series Stars James McArdle, Emun Elliott,

Tamsin Greig and Stephen Moyer, and Guest Stars Sarah Greene

Michael Caleo Serves as Writer and Showrunner

with Daniel O’Hara to Direct the Opening Episodes

Series Produced by Chapter One Pictures, Anonymous Content

and VIS, the International Studio Division of Paramount

LONDON – August 8, 2022 – Paramount+ today announced casting for its upcoming original U.K. drama series, SEXY BEAST, which commenced production, filming on location in Liverpool.

James McArdle (“Mare of Easttown,” “Angels in America”) leads the cast as Gal Dove and Emun Elliott (“The Rig,” “The Gold”) stars as Don Logan – the duo are best friends and small-town thieves, living the good life in ‘90s East London. Sarah Greene (“Dublin Murders,” “Normal People”) is Deedee, a captivating adult film star, who has the potential to turn Gal’s whole life upside down. Stephen Moyer (“Shots Fired,” “True Blood”) is Teddy Bass, a rising name in the gangster world, who Gal and Don are offered the chance to work with on a high-profile heist. Tamsin Greig (“Episodes,” “Friday Night Dinner”) is Don’s stern and formidable older sister Cecilia. The prequel series will explore Gal and Don’s complicated relationship as Gal finds himself descending into the seductive madness of the London criminal world during the vibrant and volatile 1990s, while falling in love with DeeDee.

Produced by Chapter One Pictures, Anonymous Content and VIS, the international studio division of Paramount Global. The series is written by showrunner and executive producer Michael Caleo (“The Family,” “The Sopranos”) and the opening episodes are directed by Daniel O’Hara (“Brassic”), who also serves as executive producer. Sophie Gardiner (“Best Interests”) and Rupert Ryle-Hodges (“The Hollow Crown”) are executive producers for Chapter One Pictures alongside Nicole Clemens. David Scinto and Louis Mellis, the writers of the original film, also serve as executive producers and James Levison (“Endeavour”) joins as producer.

“I feel so fortunate to be able to explore these beautifully crafted characters a decade before we met them in the original story,” said showrunner Michael Caleo. This series has been a great passion of mine for many years and I cannot wait to see it come to life with this amazing cast.”

Joining the ensemble cast for SEXY BEAST are Eliza Bennett (“Dynasty”), Clea Martin (“Hanna”), Nicholas Nunn (“The Victim”), John Dagleish (“The Third Day”), Robbie Gee (“Motherland”), Paul Kaye (“The Stranger”), Lex Shrapnel (“Infiniti”), Cally Lawrence (“Who Is Alice”), David Kennedy (“Hollyoaks”), Nitin Ganatra (“EastEnders”) and Alice Bailey Johnson (“This Is Going to Hurt”).

The series, part of Paramount+’s strategy to commission 150 international originals by 2025, will debut in 2023 in the U.K., U.S. and other international territories where the streaming service is available. Paramount+ continues to expand its global footprint and is set to launch in France, GSA and Italy later in 2022. SEXY BEAST is one of the first original dramas commissioned in the U.K. that will debut across Paramount+ internationally, with additional series including THE FLATSHARE, A GENTLEMEN IN MOSCOW, THE BLUE and THE BURNING GIRLS.

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About Paramount+

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service from ViacomCBS, combines live sports, breaking news and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream ViacomCBS Streaming’s other live channels: CBS News Streaming Network for 24/7 new and CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis.

For more information about Paramount+, please visit www.paramountplus.com and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms.

About Chapter One Pictures

Chapter One Pictures, formed in 2018, is committed to making quality, entertaining and original content for television and film. Our passion is for authored work across all genres, broadcasters and platforms. Already in production are “Best Interests” by Jack Thorne (BBC/Endeavor) and “Boy Swallows Universe” by John Collee, based on the book by Trent Dalton, and in co-production with Brouhaha and Anonymous Content (Netflix). Building on the experience of Sophie Gardiner (managing director), and backed by the exceptional combination of Anonymous Content, Casarotto Ramsay and United Agents, Chapter One promises to have a real impact both internationally and within the U.K.



THE RETURN OF HIT REALITY COMPETITION SERIES “INK MASTER” TO PREMIERE WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7





THE RETURN OF HIT REALITY COMPETITION SERIES “INK MASTER” TO PREMIERE WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, EXCLUSIVELY ON PARAMOUNT+
Artist-Entrepreneur Joel Madden Joins as New Host, with Industry Icons and Tattoo Experts Ryan Ashley, Nikko Hurtado and Ami James as Judges

Former Host Dave Navarro Returns as “Master of Chaos”

August 5, 2022 – Paramount+ today announced that the return of the hit reality competition series INK MASTER will premiere exclusively on the service Wednesday, Sept. 7 and roll out internationally where the service is available. Additionally, it was also announced that Joel Madden, lead vocalist for the pop/punk band Good Charlotte and co-founder of music companies Veeps and MDDN, will join the series as host, with former INK MASTER winner Ryan Ashley, celebrity tattoo artist Nikko Hurtado and industry veteran Ami James serving as judges.

In the new season of INK MASTER, hosted by artist, entrepreneur and culture enthusiast Madden, legendary fan-favorite artists return to compete in the ultimate tattoo competition. The artists will battle it out and face some of the biggest, most exciting and epic challenges seen in the history of the competition, all for the biggest grand prize yet: $250,000 and the title of “Ink Master.”

From MTV Entertainment Studios and Truly Original, the 10-episode season also introduces three new judges: Ryan Ashley, the first female tattoo artist to win INK MASTER (season eight); Nikko Hurtado, one of the world’s best color realism artists; and Ami James, a well-known Japanese tattoo specialist and entrepreneur with almost 30 years of experience. Former host Dave Navarro returns to the series as the “Master of Chaos,” introducing crazy twists and game-changing bombs to the competition.

The legends will need to prove they possess the high level skills that sets an Ink Master apart: composition, precision, color theory, finesse, stamina and endurance. With stakes higher than they’ve ever been, a single misstep could send them home and, in the end, only one artist will walk away with the title.

INK MASTER is executive produced by Glenda Hersh, Steven Weinstock and Andrea Richter. Benjamin Hurvitz, Jessica Zalkind and Tim Palazzola serve as executive producers and Donny Hugo Herran as executive in charge of production for MTV Entertainment Studios.

About Paramount+

Paramount+ combines live sports, breaking news and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream other live channels: CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

For more information about Paramount+ and Ink Master, please visit www.paramountplus.com and follow @ParamountPlus and @InkMaster on social platforms.

About Paramount Media Networks and MTV Entertainment Studios

Paramount Media Networks and MTV Entertainment Studios is one of the preeminent youth media companies in the world that connects with global audiences through its nine iconic brands – MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Network and TV Land – as well as MTV Entertainment Studios which produces acclaimed series and movies and the award-winning, Oscar nominated MTV Documentary Films.

About Truly Original

Truly Original creates a broad range of nonfiction programming for television and streaming platforms. Run by Emmy® Award-winning producers Glenda Hersh and Steven Weinstock, who serve as Truly Original’s co-presidents and CEOs, the company is a subsidiary of Banijay. Truly Original’s robust roster includes The Real Housewives of Atlanta, The Real Housewives of Potomac, The Real Housewives of Dubai, Family Karma, Ink Master, Would I Lie to You?, Kandi & The Gang, Basketball Wives, Swamp People, Summer House, Winter House, and The Last Cowboy with executive producer Taylor Sheridan. For more information visit trulyoriginal.com.



PARAMOUNT+ ANNOUNCES “BABY SHARK’S BIG MOVIE!” FEATURE-LENGTH ORIGINAL ANIMATED FILM





PARAMOUNT+ ANNOUNCES “BABY SHARK’S BIG MOVIE!” FEATURE-LENGTH ORIGINAL ANIMATED FILM SET TO PREMIERE HOLIDAY 2023
Emmy Award-Winner Alan Foreman on Board as Director

Co-Produced by Nickelodeon Animation and The Pinkfong Company

Share It: @Paramount+ @NickJr

August 4, 2022 – Paramount+ today announced BABY SHARK’S BIG MOVIE! (working title), the first-ever feature-length original animated film based on the globally beloved preschool property is set to premiere holiday 2023 in the U.S. Co-produced by Nickelodeon Animation and The Pinkfong Company and directed by Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Award-winner Alan Foreman (“The Casagrandes,” “Welcome to the Wayne”), the movie will follow Baby Shark and his family as they move to Chomp City, the big city of sharks.

In BABY SHARK’S BIG MOVIE!, Baby Shark is forced to leave the world he loves behind after his family’s move to the big city, and must adjust to his new life without his best friend, William. When Baby Shark encounters an evil pop starfish named Stariana who plans to steal his gift of song in order to dominate all underwater music, he must break her spell to restore harmony to the seas.

The Daytime Emmy Award-nominated hit preschool series “Baby Shark’s Big Show!” launched globally in 2021 across Nickelodeon branded channels and platforms and was recently picked up for a second season. The show ranks as the #1 preschool series on all TV in the U.S. for 2Q22. “Baby Shark’s Big Show!” features a swim-sational lineup of voice actors: Kimiko Glenn (“Orange Is the New Black”) as Baby Shark, Luke Youngblood (“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”) as William, Natasha Rothwell (“Insecure”) as Mommy Shark, Eric Edelstein (“We Bare Bears”) as Daddy Shark, Debra Wilson (“MADtv”) as Grandma Shark, and Patrick Warburton (“Seinfeld”) as Grandpa Shark.

“Pinkfong Baby Shark” launched on YouTube in November 2015 and took the world by storm, becoming the world’s first video ever to hit 10 billion views on YouTube, making it the most-viewed video in YouTube history. With music, characters, story and dance all combined together, the song certified RIAA Diamond and 11x platinum single for selling over 11 million units in the U.S., and spawned a viral phenomenon, #BabySharkChallenge, generating over one million cover videos around the globe.

BABY SHARK’S BIG MOVIE! is produced by Nickelodeon Animation in Burbank, Calif., with production overseen by Eryk Casemiro, executive vice president, Nickelodeon Animation, global series content.

“Baby Shark’s Big Show!” is executive produced by Gary “Doodles” DiRaffaele (“Breadwinners”), Tommy Sica (“Breadwinners”) and Whitney Ralls (“My Little Pony: Equestria Girls”). The series is produced by Nickelodeon Animation in Burbank, Calif., with production overseen by Eryk Casemiro, executive vice president, Nickelodeon Animation, global series content.

About Paramount+

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service from ViacomCBS, combines live sports, breaking news and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream ViacomCBS Streaming’s other live channels: CBS News Streaming Network for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

For more information about Paramount+, please visit www.paramountplus.com and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms.

About The Pinkfong Company

The Pinkfong Company is a global entertainment company that delivers content and entertaining experiences around the world. Driven by award-winning brands and IPs, the company has created and distributed a range of content across genres and formats including original animated series, world live tours, interactive games, and more. Believing in the power of entertaining and engaging content, The Pinkfong Company is committed to connecting people around the world and bringing joy and inspiration to worldwide audiences of all ages. For more information, please visit our website or follow the company on LinkedIn.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 43rd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location-based experiences, publishing and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon is a part of Paramount’s (Nasdaq: PARA, PARAA) global portfolio of multimedia entertainment brands.



Paramount+ Joins The Roku Channel’s Premium Subscriptions Lineup





Paramount+ Joins The Roku Channel’s Premium Subscriptions Lineup, Bringing a Mountain of Entertainment to Streamers
Users can subscribe to Paramount+’s ad-supported Essential Plan ($4.99 monthly) or the Paramount+ ad-free Premium Plan ($9.99 monthly) on The Roku Channel.
[via press release from Roku]
Paramount+ Joins The Roku Channel’s Premium Subscriptions Lineup, Bringing a Mountain of Entertainment to Streamers

Users can subscribe to Paramount’s ad-supported Essential Plan or ad-free Premium Plan within The Roku Channel

Live sports from the most popular sports leagues and properties arrive in Premium Subscriptions just in time for fall sports season

San Jose, Calif. – August 3, 2022: Today Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) announced that Paramount+ will launch as a Premium Subscription within The Roku Channel later this month. The launch will make Paramount+’s critically acclaimed originals, hit movies, a world class library of popular series, 24/7 news and marquee sports, accessible directly to consumers within The Roku Channel.

Users can subscribe to Paramount+’s ad-supported Essential Plan ($4.99 monthly) or the Paramount+ ad-free Premium Plan ($9.99 monthly) on The Roku Channel.

Within the Paramount+ experience on Premium Subscriptions, Roku has also created a dedicated Live TV Guide for all Paramount+ live content, marking the first time a dedicated programming guide for a Premium Subscription partner has been created. Through the dedicated Live TV Guide consumers will be able to access Paramount+’s live content all in one place. This includes marquee sports, such as THE NFL ON CBS and UEFA, as well as breaking news from CBS News Network and the latest in entertainment news from Entertainment Tonight. Premium subscribers also have access to their local live CBS station, which includes the live stream of must-watch events and specials. The addition of Paramount+ to The Roku Channel will also mark the first time that live sports content will be available for streamers within Premium Subscriptions.

“Paramount+ features an expansive breadth of content for the whole household, spanning original dramas, blockbuster movies, popular unscripted series, sports and news, all at a competitive price point,” said Jeff Shultz, Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Business Development Officer, Paramount Streaming. “We are excited to expand our successful partnership with Roku and bring Paramount + to The Roku Channel.”

“We’re thrilled to partner with Paramount+ in its continued growth, and for the ability to provide our audience with easy access to its extraordinary breadth of content, IP and live news and sporting events” says Rob Holmes, Vice President, Programming. “Premium Subscriptions connects today’s highest-quality content providers to the millions of streamers on The Roku Channel, and we’re excited to introduce streamers to everything that Paramount+ has to offer directly within The Roku Channel.”

The Roku Channel offers Premium Subscriptions from over 50 services. It allows users to enjoy a unified one-click experience and enables simple subscription management with a single monthly bill. Users of The Roku Channel can now easily browse Paramount+ content before signing up, then enjoy a free seven-day trial with one click and no extra apps or other fees required. Once registered, users can watch Paramount+ content from within The Roku Channel.

Paramount+ combines live sports, breaking news, and a mountain of entertainment, with big originals like 1883 and Halo, family favorites like Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and PAW Patrol: The Movie, blockbuster movies like A Quiet Place Part II and The Lost City, popular unscripted shows like RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars and unmatched sports programming.

The Roku Channel features a diverse lineup of more than 80,000 free movies and programs and over 300 linear television channels in the U.S. It licenses and distributes content from more than 300 partners. In Q4 2021, The Roku Channel reached U.S. households with an estimated 80 million people. The Roku Channel was a top five channel on the Roku platform in the U.S. by active account reach and streaming hour engagement in Q2 2022.

About Roku, Inc.

Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. We connect users to the streaming content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers with unique capabilities to engage consumers. Roku streaming players and TV-related audio devices are available in the U.S. and in select countries through direct retail sales and licensing arrangements with service operators. Roku TV(TM) models are available in the U.S. and in select countries through licensing arrangements with TV brands. Roku is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. U.S.A.

This press release contains “forward-looking” statements that are based on our beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to us on the date of this press release. Forward-looking statements may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance, or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These statements include but are not limited to the content, benefits and availability of Paramount+ on The Roku Channel; trends related to TV streaming; and the features, benefits, growth and reach of The Roku Channel and the Roku platform. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements publicly, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. Important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially are detailed from time to time in the reports Roku, Inc. files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2022 and our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on Roku’s website and are available from Roku without charge.

Roku is a registered trademark of Roku, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries. Trade names, trademarks and service marks of other companies appearing in this press release are the property of their respective holders.

About Paramount+

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, combines live sports, breaking news and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream CBS News Streaming Network for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

For more information about Paramount+, please visit www.paramountplus.com and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms.



PARAMOUNT+ REVEALS THE OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR THE SIXTH AND FINAL SEASON OF “THE GOOD FIGHT”





PARAMOUNT+ REVEALS THE OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR THE SIXTH AND FINAL SEASON OF “THE GOOD FIGHT,” PREMIERING THURSDAY, SEPT. 8
Series Produced by CBS Studios

August 3, 2022 – Paramount+ today revealed the official trailer for the sixth and final season of its critically acclaimed series, THE GOOD FIGHT. Season six will premiere Thursday, Sept. 8, with 10 all-new episodes dropping weekly on Thursdays, exclusively on Paramount+.

In the upcoming season of THE GOOD FIGHT, Diane feels like she’s going crazy, struggling with an uneasy sense of déjà vu, with the overturning of Roe v. Wade, to voting rights, to Cold War aggressions returning. Meanwhile, the lawyers of Reddick & Associates wonder if the violence that they see all around them points to an impending civil war.

The cast of THE GOOD FIGHT includes Christine Baranski, John Slattery, Sarah Steele, Michael Boatman, Nyambi Nyambi, Charmaine Bingwa, with Audra McDonald and Andre Braugher. Alan Cumming and Carrie Preston guest star.

Robert and Michelle King serve as showrunners and executive producers of the series, which they co-created with Phil Alden Robinson. Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Liz Glotzer, William Finkelstein, Jonathan Tolins, Jacquelyn Reingold, Nelson McCormick and Christine Baranski also serve as executive producers. The series is produced by CBS Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions. The series is distributed worldwide by Paramount Global Content Distribution.

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About Paramount+

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service from ViacomCBS, combines live sports, breaking news and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream ViacomCBS Streaming’s other live channels: CBS News Streaming Network for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

For more information about Paramount+, please visit www.paramountplus.com and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms.

About CBS Studios

CBS Studios is one of the world’s leading suppliers of entertainment programming, with more than 60 series currently in production for broadcast and cable networks, streaming services and other emerging platforms. The Studio’s expansive portfolio spans a diverse slate of commercially successful and critically acclaimed scripted programming, which includes genre-defining franchises such as “NCIS,” “CSI” and the ever-growing “Star Trek” universe, award-winning late night and daytime talk shows, as well as an extensive library of iconic intellectual property. The Studio also develops and produces local language and international content originating outside of the U.S. with series in the U.K., Europe, the Middle East and Australia.



THE “QUEEN OF ALL QUEENS” CROWNED DURING HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SEASON FINALE





**SPOILERS BELOW** THE “QUEEN OF ALL QUEENS” CROWNED DURING HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SEASON FINALE OF PARAMOUNT+’S “RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS”
First Ever Two-Time Winner Awarded $200,000, Highest Cash Prize in Show’s Herstory

July 29, 2022 – Paramount+ today announced that Jinkx Monsoon was crowned the winner of RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS season seven and awarded a cash prize of $200,000, along with the title “Queen of All Queens,” after battling it out in the LaLaPaRUza lip-sync smackdown against runner-up Monét X Change.Additionally, Raja was crowned the “Queen of She Done Already Done Had Herses” after competing in a second lip-sync smackdown, and awarded a cash prize of $50,000.

“After watching this season of RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS 7, the winner is … the viewers,” said six-time Emmy® Award-winning host and executive producer RuPaul. “To all of the winning queens that came back to slay, thank you for giving us the best drag show that the world has ever seen. Jaida Essence Hall, Jinkx Monsoon, Monét X Change, Raja, Shea Couleé, The Vivienne, Trinity the Tuck and Yvie Oddly – your names will be forever synonymous with grace and excellence. Your contribution to queer people everywhere can never be fully repaid, but I hope you feel the love that flows from our hearts to yours. I am proud to know each of you, and am beyond grateful that the future of drag rests in your capable and fiercely manicured hands.”

RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS season seven featured, for the first time ever, a cast of all winners returning to compete for the ultimate title, “Queen of All Queens,” and the largest cash prize in “Drag Race” herstory, $200,000. The eight legendary former winners (Jaida Essence Hall, Jinkx Monsoon, Monét X Change, Raja Gemini, Shea Couleé, Trinity the Tuck, Yvie Oddly and The Vivienne) took the show to new heights with groundbreaking lewks, show-stopping challenge performances and unforgettable lip-syncs. Celebrity guest judges this season included Cameron Diaz, Daphne Guinness, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Nikki Glaser, Tove Lo, Betsey Johnson, Janicza Bravo, Ben Platt, Ronan Farrow and Hannah Einbinder, with special appearances by Naomi Campbell, Vanna White and Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Fans can catch up on the full action-packed seasons of RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS and RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS: UNTUCKED, both streaming exclusively on Paramount+.

Additionally, the second season of “RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race” will premiere Friday, August 12 (8:00 PM, ET/PT) on VH1. Filmed in front of a live studio audience, nine celebrities from all walks of life will leave their famous identities behind as they fully embrace the miracle of drag. It will be kept secret who each contestant is until they are asked to sashay away. Each week, the celebrities will undergo complete drag transformations and compete in the ultimate lip-sync showdown based on a new category until one of them is crowned “America’s Next Celeb Drag Superstar” and awarded $100,000 for their favorite charity. The contestants will be mentored by “Queen Supremes” Brooke Lynn Heights, Jujubee and Monét X Change. Additional “Drag Race” legends set to make special appearances this season include Eureka, Gottmik, Katya, Morgan McMichaels, Silky Nutmeg Ganache and Violet Chachki. RuPaul returns as host alongside resident judges Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews.

Join the conversation by using #DragRace and #AllStars7 and follow the official accounts on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and TikTok. RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS: UNTUCKED is produced by VH1 and World of Wonder.

About Paramount+

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, combines live sports, breaking news and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream other live channels: CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

For more information about Paramount+, please visit paramountplus.com and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms.

About MTV Entertainment

MTV Entertainment Group is one of the preeminent youth media companies in the world that connects with global audiences through its nine iconic brands – MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Network and TV Land – as well as MTV Entertainment Studios which produces acclaimed series and movies and the award-winning, Oscar nominated MTV Documentary Films.

About World of Wonder

World of Wonder (WOW) has reshaped international pop culture, earning 24 Emmys, inspiring Oscar-winning performances, creating global network WOW Presents Plus across 190 territories and bringing drag culture to the world stage via RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE and DragCon.

WOW’s pioneering television portfolio includes other smash-hit franchises like “Million Dollar Listing.” Their film division, WOW Docs, produces groundbreaking documentaries including “Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures,” “Party Monster” and “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.” WOW also operates YouTube channel WOWPresents, music label World of Wonder Records, the WOW Podcast Network, and year-round international live events.

Co-founders Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato have been profiled in Variety’s Reality TV Impact Report. Honors for their trailblazing work include the IDA Pioneer Award, Realscreen’s Global 100 list, and the OUT 100. Most recently, World of Wonder was ranked #2 among film and TV powerhouses in Fast Company’s World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies.



PARAMOUNT+ RENEWS HIT ORIGINAL SERIES “iCARLY” FOR A THIRD SEASON





PARAMOUNT+ RENEWS HIT ORIGINAL SERIES “iCARLY” FOR A THIRD SEASON
Produced by Nickelodeon Studios, Seasons One and Two Are Available to Stream Exclusively on Paramount+

July 27, 2022 – Paramount+ today announced that its hit original series, iCARLY, has been renewed for a third season. The 10-episode second season completed its run earlier this spring and left its fans with a major #Creddie cliffhanger. Season three will go into production later this year and will premiere in 2023 exclusively on Paramount+ around the world.

“iCARLY’s loyal fan base grew up with Carly, Spencer and Freddie, and have now fallen in love with Harper and Millicent, too,” said Tanya Giles, chief programming officer of streaming for Paramount+. “We’re thrilled to have Miranda, Jerry, Nathan, Laci and Jaidyn return for a third season and we know Paramount+’s growing YA audience is as well. And I, for one, must find out what happens with #Creddie!”

Seasons one and two of iCARLY are available to stream exclusively on Paramount+, and in addition to catching up on new iCARLY episodes, fans can also binge all seasons of the original on the streaming platform.

iCARLY stars Miranda Cosgrove as Carly, Jerry Trainor as Spencer, Nathan Kress as Freddie, Laci Mosley as Harper, and Jaidyn Triplett as Millicent. iCARLY for Paramount+ is produced by Nickelodeon Studios and is executive produced by Ali Schouten-Seeks (“Young & Hungry,” “Diary of a Future President”) and Miranda Cosgrove, with Schouten serving as showrunner. Jerry Trainor, Nathan Kress and Alissa Vradenburg (“The Simple Life”) serve as producers.

Nickelodeon’s original “iCarly” series, which ran from 2007-2012, followed a group of best friends as they created a webcast for and about kids their age while grappling with everyday problems and adventures. During its initial run, “iCarly” became a pop culture staple and regularly broke viewership records among audiences of all ages. The original “iCarly” series was created by Dan Schneider.

iCARLY is part of Paramount+’s growing lineup of YA content, including the upcoming Original film HONOR SOCIETY starring Angourie Rice (“Spider-Man: No Way Home,” “Mare of Easttown”) and the recently announced SCHOOL SPIRITS (working title) series starring Peyton List (“Cobra Kai,” “Bunk’d”).

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About Paramount+

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, combines live sports, breaking news and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream CBS News Streaming Network for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

For more information about Paramount+, please visit www.paramountplus.com and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 43rd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location-based experiences, publishing and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon is a part of Paramount’s (Nasdaq: PARA, PARAA) global portfolio of multimedia entertainment brands.



“ON THE COME UP,” SANAA LATHAN’S FEATURE DIRECTORIAL DEBUT, TO PREMIERE SEPT. 23





“ON THE COME UP,” SANAA LATHAN’S FEATURE DIRECTORIAL DEBUT, TO PREMIERE SEPT. 23, EXCLUSIVELY ON PARAMOUNT+
Presented by Paramount+ in Association with Paramount Pictures’ Players Label,

Film to World Premiere at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival

On The Come Up: Jamila C. Gray stars in A PARAMOUNT+ ORIGINAL MOVIE In Association with PARAMOUNT PLAYERS A TEMPLE HILL / STATE STREET Production ON THE COME UP. Photo: Erika Doss/ Paramount+© 2022 Paramount Players, a Division of Paramount Pictures

On The Come Up: Jamila C. Gray and Justin Martin star in A PARAMOUNT+ ORIGINAL MOVIE In Association with PARAMOUNT PLAYERS A TEMPLE HILL / STATE STREET Production ON THE COME UP. Photo: Erika Doss/ Paramount+© 2022 Paramount Players, a Division of Paramount Pictures
On The Come Up: Jamila C. Gray stars in Paramount+’s, ON THE COME UP. Photo: Erika Doss/ Paramount+© 2022 Paramount Players, a Division of Paramount Pictures

July 27, 2022 – Paramount+ today announced that its upcoming original film ON THE COME UP, from Paramount Pictures’ Players label, will exclusively premiere on the service Friday, Sept. 23 in the U.S., Canada, Italy, and later in the year in additional international territories. The film is based on the New York Times #1 best-selling novel by Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give) and is the feature directorial debut of Emmy-nominated actress Sanaa Lathan. ON THE COME UP will also hold its World Premiere at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival.

Starring newcomer Jamila C. Gray, ON THE COME UP is the story of Bri, a gifted 16-year-old rapper, who attempts to take the battle rap scene by storm in order to lift up her family and do right by the legacy of her father – a local hip hop legend whose career was cut short by gang violence. But when her first hit song goes viral for all the wrong reasons, she finds herself torn between the authenticity that got her this far and the false persona that the industry wants to impose upon her.

The coming-of-age film also stars Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Lil Yachty, Mike Epps, Miles Gutierrez-Riley, Justin Martin, Titus Makin, Michael Cooper Jr., GaTa, Sanaa Lathan and Cliff “Method Man” Smith.

“We are thrilled to bring a truly inspiring film about fighting for your dreams to the service this fall,” said Tanya Giles, chief programming officer at Paramount+. “ON THE COME UP is a moving love letter to hip hop and an entertaining film for all ages.”

Produced by Temple Hill and State Street Pictures, ON THE COME UP is directed by Sanaa Lathan, with screenplay by Kay Oyegun. The film is produced by George Tillman Jr., Robert Teitel, Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen, Isaac Klausner, Angie Thomas and Timothy M. Bourne and executive produced by John Fischer.

About Paramount+

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, combines live sports, breaking news and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

For more information about Paramount+, please visit www.paramountplus.com and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms.

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About Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Paramount (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA), a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Paramount Pictures controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, and Paramount Players. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.



“NEVER SEEN AGAIN,” THE TOP PERFORMING ORIGINAL DOCUSERIES ON PARAMOUNT+





“NEVER SEEN AGAIN,” THE TOP PERFORMING ORIGINAL DOCUSERIES ON PARAMOUNT+, RETURNS FOR A SECOND SEASON ON JULY 26
New Season Features 10 Episodes of The Bingeable Docuseries Exploring Cases Where Families Grapple with the Inexplicable Disappearance of a Loved One

July 25, 2022 – NEVER SEEN AGAIN, the top performing original docuseries on Paramount+, returns for a second season on the streaming service July 26. The new season is an enthralling episodic deep dive into 10 baffling cases in which individuals disappear, often leaving tantalizing clues, but sometimes without a trace. The heartbroken families and friends who tell these unfolding stories hope the show’s interactive use of social media will help bring answers. True to the program’s catchphrase, they are convinced that someone out there knows something.

NEVER SEEN AGAIN launched in May 2022 and quickly became a bingeable hit.

The second season kicks off with a bizarre two-part tale of Caleb Diehl, a popular and hard-working high school senior who fails to show up for school one day. Could he have crashed his truck? Did he travel out of state to work for a girlfriend’s relative? Or did a prominent local businessman, a close family friend of the Diehls, know more than he was letting on?

The investigation into Diehl’s whereabouts ends up uncovering sinister secrets that had lain hidden for years in a small Texas town, including shocking revelations about the man who has been a pillar of the tightknit community.

“Everybody loved him. He was everybody’s friend. He was everybody’s banker,” says Kelsy Mittauer, a TV producer at the Dallas-Ft. Worth CBS affiliate KTVT.

“In 27 years as a special agent with the FBI, I’ve never seen that before,” says FBI agent David Burns about one aspect of the case. “I haven’t seen it since.”

Other mysterious vanishings this season include:

Ashley Loring Heavy Runner leaves the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana for a college career and a brighter future. When she disappears, the police response is lackluster until a local reporter leads the charge. Ashley has become a symbol of the national epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, of which there are currently about 4,200 unsolved cases.

Heather Teague is an all-American girl, a former high school cheerleader determined to become a nurse. But while sunbathing by a country lake she is brutally abducted by a stranger.

Susan Osborne’s husband says she took his stepson Evan Chartrand, walked out one day and never came back. The police find signs that the floor has been bleached and has new carpeting. Her best friend says she had made a discovery that might have cost her life.

Ali Gilmore is a graduate of Florida A&M holding down two jobs. She has goals and a plan to achieve them. But a complicated love life might have derailed her.

Oakley Carlson is a 5-year-old girl whose foster parents reluctantly gave her back to her biological parents. A fire at Oakley’s house leads to a school principal asking for a welfare check. Oakley’s parents tell police they haven’t seen her in a week.

Michael Samdass is the life of the party and the apple of his family’s eye. Why did he leave? Or did he?

Cortney Lake is a single mom who wages a successful campaign to enter a beauty pageant that doesn’t allow mothers to compete. She also goes to the police when a relationship grows abusive. But despite Lake sticking up for herself, her mother knows something has gone terribly wrong when she goes missing.

Jon Riley adores sailing, rock climbing and the great outdoors. But when he goes missing and a human foot is found in a nearby lake, his family fears the worst. Then they learn that Jon had a meeting with a serial killer. Could Riley have become one of the victims?

Each episode of NEVER SEEN AGAIN begins with a friend or family member describing the last time they saw their missing loved one. The portraits of the missing are deeply moving and the need for closure intense. Each episode is a cry for help from viewers who can use the on-screen QR code to send in tips, call the relevant police department or “Crime Stoppers.” There is also an active page for NEVER SEEN AGAIN on Facebook.

NEVER SEEN AGAIN is produced by Efran Films Canada for See It Now Studios. For Efran Films Canada, Solly Granatstein is executive producer and showrunner, and executive producers are Shawn Efran, Azadeh de Leon and Jordan J. Mallari. For See It Now Studios, Susan Zirinsky and Terence Wrong are the executive producers, Aysu Saliba is the supervising producer and Adam Goldfried is the executive director.

About Paramount+

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, combines live sports, breaking news and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream the company’s other live channels: The CBS News Streaming Network, for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

For more information about Paramount+, please visit www.paramountplus.com and follow @ParamountPlus on social platform

About See It Now Studios

See It Now Studios develops and produces original documentaries and docuseries for Paramount+, CBS, the Paramount Global television networks, international providers and third-party platforms. Since launching in September 2021, See It Now Studios has produced such projects as RACE AGAINST TIME: THE CIA AND 9/11, THE 26th STREET GARAGE: THE FBI’S UNTOLD STORY OF 9/11, SECETS OF THE OLIGARCH WIVES, INDIVISIBLE – HEALING HATE, GHISLAINE – PARTNER IN CRIME, WATERGATE: HIGH CRIMES IN THE WHITE HOUSE, and interview specials with Halle Berry and Chris Rock. Susan Zirinsky is the president of See It Now Studios.

About Efran Films Canada Inc

Efran Films Canada is an Emmy-winning production company with offices in Toronto and New York. The company produces high-quality factual and unscripted series for linear and digital distribution. It was founded by Emmy- and Peabody-winning producer Shawn Efran.

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