With the move, “SEAL Team” has officially been renewed for a fifth season. “Evil” was renewed for Season 2 in September 2019 but has yet to air.
Variety reported on “SEAL Team” making the move to Paramount Plus last week and reported on “Evil” on Monday, though the deals were not closed at that time. Along with “SEAL Team,” freshman CBS drama “Clarice” is also expected to be renewed for Season 2 and move to Paramount Plus, but according to an individual with knowledge of the situation, deals are still being negotiated.
“Our Studio and Network have a strong track record of developing high-quality dramas that have multiplatform success, and these series speak to that strength,” said George Cheeks, president & CEO of the CBS Entertainment Group. “These moves mark another example of how our linear and streaming ecosystem can strategically work together to maximize value for the content and benefit the series and its creators.”
As previously reported, the fifth season of “SEAL Team” will debut a number of episodes on CBS this fall before moving exclusively to Paramount Plus. The second season of “Evil” will debut exclusively on the streamer.
“We are thrilled to bring new seasons of these phenomenal series to Paramount Plus,” said Julie McNamara, executive vice president and head of programming for Paramount Plus. “We have a strong record of building incredible audiences with these creative teams, including Robert and Michelle King’s incomparable ‘The Good Fight,’ and look forward to bringing our subscribers even more seasons of series they love.”
It is not uncommon in this day and age for shows to around within their media conglomerate ecosystem. Fellow ViacomCBS shows “Halo” and “The Man Who Fell to Earth” recently shifted platforms as well, with “Halo” moving from Showtime to Paramount Plus and “The Man Who Fell to Earth” going from Paramount Plus to Showtime. There have also been a number of broadcast shows that moved over to streaming, like the Peacock series “Langdon,” which started out as a pilot on NBC.