‘SEAL Team’ and ‘Clarice’ move from CBS to Paramount+; Military Drama to Get Network Send – Deadline

In what could be a glimpse into the future of a symbiotic relationship between the broadcast networks and their streaming siblings, I hear from two high-profile CBS bubble drama series, SEAL Teamand Clairewill move to Paramount+ next season.

Deals are still being finalized, but I hear the military drama starring David Boreanaz, which is wrapping up its fourth season, will premiere its fifth season on CBS next fall and air its first episodes — likely four — on the network. broadcast before migrating to Paramount+. First-year student ClaireThe second season of will air exclusively on Paramount+. Representatives for the streamer and CBS Studios, which produces both series, declined to comment.

Deja vu with the movements of AP Organic from NBC to Peacock, Research group from TBS to HBO Max and Younger from TV Land to Paramount+, basic TV/cable series, owned or co-owned by the net’s parent company, can expand their airings by switching to a sister streamer. SEAL Team and Claire may not be the only examples this year, with NBC Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist I look towards Peacock, ABC’s For life at Hulu.

For CBS, it was all about shelf space, as the network has already purchased three new franchise dramas for next season, offshoots of CSI, NCIS and FBI, in addition to the medical drama Good Sam. CBS has also diversified its schedule, decreasing its reliance on expensive scripted series and adding more unscripted fare to the mix.

Additionally, ViacomCBS has adopted a platform-shifting strategy to maximize a series’ potential, as seen with recent moves from Younger as well as Halo from Showtime to Paramount+ and CBS Studios’ The man who fell to earth from Paramount+ to Showtime.

SEAL Team is creatively highly regarded by CBS brass, has a devoted fan following, and enjoys strong support among veterans. The biggest challenge for the renewal of the show was its very high price.

There was a desire to get one more season on CBS, which would bring its run to 100 episodes, making its library more valuable for downstream sales. (Due to its American military subject matter, SEAL Team is not a rare commodity in all international markets in the same way as a procedural crime like NCIS Where ITUC East.)

A move to Paramount+ is considered much more beneficial; it would give the show better longer-term prospects. CBS procedures, like SEAL Teamare doing very well on streaming platforms, as evidenced by Criminal minds and NCIS repeats itself on Netflix regularly appearing in Nielsen’s weekly top 10 streaming rankings. (These shows are also available on Paramount+ and successful there as well.)

Additionally, SEAL Team has a passionate CBS audience some of whom may not be familiar with Paramount+ but who would follow their favorite show there, potentially bringing new viewers to the platform.

SEAL Team is the highest rated among the remaining CBS series whose fate had not been decided. It averages 6.5 million viewers on CBS this season.

With deferred viewing, Clarice Is with an average of 6.1 million viewers on CBS, but in Live + Same Day it is the lowest-rated and least-watched series on the broadcast network. However, the serialized drama, a sequel to the Thesilenceofthelambs, performed very well on Paramount+. It’s a show tailor-made for streaming.

Additionally, Claire comes from top CBS Studios producer Alex Kurtzman, who helped build Paramount+’s predecessor CBS All Access with the star trek universe whose continuous expansion he oversees.

Claire comes from CBS Studios, MGM Television and Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout. It is produced by Kurtzman, Heather Kadin and Jenny Lumet with Elizabeth Klaviter as showrunner.

The series follows Starling (Rebecca Breeds) as she returns to the field in 1993, six months after the events of Thesilenceofthelambs. Marnee Carpenter, Michael Cudlitz, Kal Penn, Lucca De Oliveira, Nick Sandow, Devyn A. Tyler also star.

Created by Benjamin Cavell, SEAL Team follows an elite unit of United States Navy SEALs, Bravo Team, a sub-unit of the US Naval Special Warfare Development Group. Its cast also includes Max Thieriot, Neil Brown Jr., AJ Buckley and Toni Trucks. Spencer Hudnut, Christopher Chulack, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly and Boreanaz serve as executive producers.

A month ago, the star and EP Boreanaz urged CBS to renew the show in an Instagram post after the network renewed the series, including CSI, Blue Bloods, Taurus, Magnum PI. and TO CRUSH

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