We all know this phrase. When a show “jumps the shark” it means it turned for the worse. I have a feeling that is what is occurring with “Some Good News” with John Krasinski.
John originally debuted the show on YouTube during quarantine. It was a massive hit, and he tapped into his former “The Office” cast members to help boost the shows viewership. The show additionally went viral through stunts like a “virtual prom” which was of course star studded.
A little YouTube show with poor production quickly became a cash cow as millions of people began to watch. No doubt the country needs some good news amid the coronavirus crisis and that’s exactly why “Some Good News” has done so well. Now it has found a new home. It debuted in March on YouTube but will now stream on CBS All Access.
There was a massive bidding war for the surprise hit and CBS came out on top. Plans are for the show to be used on multiple platforms. While Krasinski scored big, he also opted to step back as host and pop in on camera from time to time. He’ll serve as executive producer.
I personally believe the show will never be the same. If they are unable to find a major star to host it, with connections to attract other celebrities, it will loose its momentum. I also think John had a certain personable touch to hosting it that brought you back each week. Without him, I have serious doubt about the shows future.
Source: Hollywood Reporter