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John Krasinski Reveals The Reasons Behind His Decision To Sell 'Some Good News' To CBS

John Krasinski Reveals The Reasons Behind His Decision To Sell 'Some Good News' To CBS

Some Good News made even more headlines last week when host John Krasinski sold the webseries to ViacomCBS.

This caused a lot of fans to voice their disappointment in the 40-year-old actor for his decision to “sell out” to a bigger entity instead of continuing the show on his own on a free platform.

However, John‘s reason to sell the show wasn’t based in money, but was based in how busy he was going to be once production on his projects picked back up after quarantine.

“Well it’s funny, it was one of those things where I was only planning on doing eight of them during quarantine, because I have these other things that I’m going to be having to do very soon like Jack Ryan and all this other stuff,” John explained to former co-star Rainn Wilson on his “Hey There, Human” broadcast.

He added, “But more than that, it was something that writing, directing, and producing with a couple of my friends was so much [that] I knew it wouldn’t be sustainable with my prior commitments.”

John continued that the CBS deal came at the perfect time for him and for the show.

“I knew the two options were always gonna be that I leave it off with eight in my office — which I would love to keep doing this show from my office forever, [but] it just wasn’t sustainable,” he says. “So I’d need a partner coming on. And it’s funny, in the first episode I said, ‘Why isn’t there a news show dedicated entirely to good news?’ and now we have one of the biggest news programs in America, CBS News, saying that they want to make it part of their permanent news cycle, which is insane.”

“The fact that we were able to accomplish that—in eight weeks it went from not existing to now being on one of these huge news networks—is honestly one of the most amazing honors I’ve ever been able to pull off. And again, it was all due to the community and to the people.”

Over the eight episodes, John hosted a reunion of The Office, held a prom, and even had Brad Pitt report the weather forecast.

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