There is still room for evil in our media landscape.
Or, specifically, for “Evil” – the series that disappeared 16 months ago. Its long-delayed second season will skip CBS and jump directly to the Paramount Plus streaming service.
No date has been set for the move, but another show will wait until this fall. That’s when “SEAL Team” (shown here) has a special on CBS, then jumps to the streamer.
CBS made those announcements Tuesday, on the eve of its annual “upfront” presentation to advertisers, announcing plans for next season. That will involve lots of familiar elements, including fresh spin-offs of “NCIS,” “FBI” and “CSI.”
While CBS leads in total viewers, Paramount Plus (formerly CBS All Access) has started modestly. Its strongest elements are new “Star Trek” shows, plus a rich library of reruns. In the past, the network says, “Evil” and “SEAL Team” reruns drew some of its best viewership totals.
“Evil” stars Katja Herbers and Mike Colter as a mismatched duo – a skeptic and a believer – probing the Church’s backlog of mysteries. It was renewed, but then was the only CBS show to end up skipping this season entirely.
Now it should be on familiar turf. It’s produced by Robert and Michelle King, whose much-praised “The Good Fight,” made directly for Paramount Plus, starts its fifth season June 24.
“SEAL Team” is also going into its fifth season. It’s a military show starring David Boreanaz.