Another sign of how important streaming services have become. The folks that own CBS and the Paramount Plus (formerly CBS All Access) streaming network have decided to move two pretty popular shows from the broadcast network to the streaming service.
Evil and Seal Team are moving from CBS to Paramount Plus. Evil’s second season will air exclusively on the streaming Service. The fifth season of Seal Team will air 5 episodes on CBS in the fall and then move to Paramount Plus. Reports say the streaming network is currently in negotiation to pick up a second season of Clarice as well.
Previously, Paramount Plus’s strongest draw was its lineup of Star Trek series. CBS made the decision to air Star Trek: Discovery, Picard, Lower Decks, and the upcoming Strange New Worlds on the streaming network. It was also home to Jordan Peele’s critically-acclaimed Twilight Zone reboot and The Good Wife spinoff The Good Fight.
This means the programs will no longer be available on local TV stations. You’ll need to get a separate subscription to the Paramount Plus streaming service to watch.
Paramount Plus costs $6 bucks a month (or $60 if you pay for a year) with commercials and $10 per month ($100 for a year) without commercials.
Paramount does occasionally run some of the Paramount Plus programming on the free Pluto TV and has also aired seasons of other programs on CBS during the summer, usually at about a year to 2-year delay.