John Krasinski Sells ‘Some Good News’ To CBS, Fans Are Split On The Decision

While tens of millions of Americans have been forced to stay home under lockdown, disgruntled by unemployment and the scare of the coronavirus, hero John Krasinski came out with a new show to help bring joy: “Some Good News.”

The show shared positive and emotional stories, the good hit-you-right-in-the-feels type of material that everyone can appreciate.

After hosting the show for several weeks, Krasinski announced a number of outlets participated in a massive bidding war to buy it out.

And, CBS won.

“Wow who can believe when we started this thing together we all just wanted good news to be more fully represented in our everyday lives,” Krasinski said in a tweet, sharing an announcement from CBS News about buying the show. “And now? You quite literally ARE the good news! Thanks to you, SGN lives on, joining the ranks of this historic news network! See you all soon!”

The CBS tweet said: “On @johnkrasinski’s very first episode of @somegoodnews, he asked why has there never been a news show dedicated entirely to good news. Well, we at CBS agree and we are proud to welcome SGN to @CBS and the @CBSNews family.”

USA Today reports:

Krasinski created the YouTube web series during the coronavirus pandemic to focus entirely on positive and inspiring stories, a welcome change to many looking for an escape from the COVID-19 news cycle and quarantine. In two months alone, “Some Good News” has garnered over 71 million views and 2.57 million subscribers on YouTube.

The actor produced eight free episodes on YouTube, including an “Office” reunion, “Hamilton” performance, online graduations and virtual prom with special guests.

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On the eighth episode earlier this week, Krasinski announced that “we’re taking a break for now, but there is more to come! Stay tuned.”

The transition sparked some controversy online as Krasinski will no longer be hosting the segments, though he will “serve as an executive producer.”

“That news didn’t sit well with some fans,” USA Today reports. Though, some others were hopeful CBS could continue what Krasinski started.

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