Last fall, we learned that the CBS All Access streaming service would be rebranding as Paramount+ following the ViacomCBS merger in 2019. The upcoming launch of Paramount+ is “part of the service’s expansion to feature content from ViacomCBS’ leading portfolio of broadcast, news, sports, and entertainment brands.” You’ll see exactly what that means when the streaming service (re)launches on March 4 in the United States and Latin America. Read More »
Finding the right live television streaming service can be tricky. After all, they don’t all have some of the channels that you otherwise might be accustomed to having through a standard cable subscription. For example, Hulu with Live TV has been missing popular channels like Comedy Central, MTV, BET, VH1, Nickelodeon, TV Land, and more because they didn’t have a deal with ViacomCBS. But that changes today, as Hulu is adding those channels and more to their live TV line-up. Read More »
Stop me if this surprises you. Merely two days into filming Jackass 4, two of the leads of the daredevil stunt franchise have already been hospitalized with their injuries. Filming has stalled after the leads were injured in a stunt that reportedly involved a moving treadmill and a tuba.
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Way, way back in the 2000s, MTV released Clone High, a hilarious animated series about clones of historical figures all attending the same high school. The series came from creators Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and back then, Lord and Miller weren’t the big names they are today. But now things have changed – Lord and Miller are in high-demand and it looks like they’re using their newfound powers to bring back Clone High. The Clone High reboot will be “re-imagined” by Lord and Miller, along with Clone High co-creator Bill Lawrence.
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One of the staple cartoons for teens and adults in the 1990s was Beavis and Butt-Head on MTV. Created by and starring Office Space and Idiocracy writer/director Mike Judge, the series focused on two dimwitted, aimless losers as they clumsily made their way through school, their fast food jobs, and life. Now the series is making a comeback with Comedy Central ordering two new seasons with an option to create new spin-offs and specials with the show’s characters. Read More »
We may never find out who wins Best Kiss — though we may not want to find out, in the age of coronavirus-induced social distancing. This year’s MTV Movie Awards, which are usually held in June, have been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. But there may be a chance that this glitzy awards ceremony will be pushed to December.
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Next month will mark 25 years since the MTV sketch comedy series The State went off the air. Named after the comedy troupe at the center of the series, The State featured Kevin Allison (Flight of the Conchords), Michael Ian Black (Another Period), Robert Ben Garant (Reno 911!), Todd Holoubek (The Ten), Michael Patrick Jann (Little Britain USA), Thomas Lennon (Reno 911!), Joe Lo Truglio (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Ken Marino (Childrens Hospital), Michael Showalter (The Big Sick) and David Wain (Role Models) starring in a variety of comedy sketches. Now they’re all getting back together for a virtual reunion on Zoom where they will read classic and never-before-seen sketches to benefit a couple organizations. Read More »
When CBS All Access launched in the fall of 2014, it was created as a way for audiences to access libraries of current and old shows from CBS. Eventually, it expanded to include original programming like Star Trek: Discovery, the reboot of The Twilight Zone, and The Good Fight. Despite having a limited selection of library titles and original programming, the service has racked up over 4 million subscribers as of spring last year. But CBS All Access is about to get a makeover.
The newly merged ViacomCBS is considering combining the CBS All Access streaming service with a slew of Viacom’s content creators in order to launch a new streaming service. The yet-to-be-named (or officially announced) ViacomCBS streaming service would merge everything available on CBS All Access with more assets from the likes of cable channels like Nickelodeon, BET, MTV, and Comedy Central, the streaming channel Pluto TV, and the film library of Paramount Pictures. Read More »
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Remember The Real World? The reality show about seven strangers who stop being polite, and start getting real? It’s back, in Facebook Watch form. MTV Studios is teaming with Facebook’s streaming service to re-launch the popular reality show for a whole new generation. The series will now have an interactive element as well, allowing viewers to vote on one contestant to join the show. More on the Real World reboot below.
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MTV is going back to the drawing board with a Daria reboot as part of their new MTV Studios. The Daria reboot is one of several revivals MTV has planned, alongside The Real World and Aeon Flux.
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