The Feel Good show Some Good News was born out of a desire to share the good stories you might not see in the news. The show aspires to highlight the people who are using their voice to stand alongside their neighbours. In these difficult times, SGN brings you to hope that this too shall pass urges us to focus on the good around us.
SGN curates and showcases crowdsourced clips, weather reports and art for watching, laughing, crying, dancing, and celebrating. With the belief “There is always GOOD in the world”, SGN to continue to spread the good news in their own ways.
SGN brings you some good merch for some good causes. Even better? The merch is a tool for giving, with all proceeds going toward the cause of your choice. Gear up and give back! You can buy Some Good News merch here. But, Wait! There’s more, The Starbucks Foundation has made it a promise to match the first $1 mn million of the funds raised.
SGN, through the last 8 weeks, has been we saw everything from The Office themed wedding to Hamilton cast surprises. All of it went down extremely well with viewers who watched each instalment of ‘feel good’ in millions.
The Controversy Around Some Good News
The bearer of Some Good News John Krasinski, over the last eight weeks, has been spreading joy during the quarantine. Krasinski seemed to have taken a short break from the show at the end of the 8th episode. But, few jiffies later, the news broke that Some Good News has been awarded to ViacomCBS after a “massive bidding war”. And it was also confirmed that while John would stay on as an executive producer, he’d no longer be hosting the series.
Where John seemed thrilled about the news when he announced the deal on Twitter.
Wow who can believe when we started this thing together we all just wanted good news to be more fully represented in our everyday lives. And now? You quite literally ARE the good news! Thanks to you, SGN lives on, joining the ranks of this historic news network! See you all soon! https://t.co/gB3CSBHwjv
— John Krasinski (@johnkrasinski) May 22, 2020
The Twitterati didn’t take the news very well and this stirred rage in the fans of SGN.
“remember when he created this free feel good YouTube show to “make people feel good” and now he is…………….selling it for $$$? really cool, 100% honorable” read a tweet among others.
remember when he created this free feel good YouTube show to “make people feel good” and now he is…………….selling it for $$$? really cool, 100% honorable https://t.co/XhVSYEHLt0
— LW (@lindseyweber) May 21, 2020
John has now spoken out in response to the backlash, explaining and defending his decision to sell the show during a chat with his former The Office co-star, Rainn Wilson.
Why Is John Krasinski NOT A Sellout?
The concept of Some Good News was Krasinski’s 7 years work.
Speaking on Rainn’s Instagram Live, John revealed that the show was only ever intended to consist of eight episodes because he was so swamped with other work commitments — and a lot of effort went into creating the series.
Krasinski insisted that selling Some Good News wasn’t a dick move; rather, he wanted to keep the good vibes going when he returned to his busy acting schedule.
As reported by Buzz Feed “I was only planning on doing eight of them during quarantine,” he explained. “I have these other things that I’m going to be having to do very soon, like Jack Ryan. More than that, writing, directing, and producing — all those things — with a couple of my friends was so much.”
John revealed that he felt he had two options — either end the show entirely or sell it so another team could continue the work. And, obviously, he chose the latter. In short, more SGN is better than no SGN(duh!).
“We have a lot of really fun stuff planned and I can’t wait to dig in,” he said. “I’m going to be a part of it whenever I can, and I’m going to host a couple of episodes and bring on a different community of people. We’re really, really excited about it.”
“I’ve received the most amazingly kind notes about how much that show meant to everyone, but the truth is, it meant no more to anyone than me,” he said. “That’s probably the most emotionally fulfilled I’ve ever felt in my entire life.”
Some Good News: The Road Ahead
New episodes of Some Good News will stream exclusively on ViacomCBS’s streaming service, CBS All Access. Krasinski will continue to work in the producing capacity, with a new host to be announced at a later date. After the episodes stream on All Access, they’ll “move to a number of the company’s linear networks,” according to the Reporter. It’s unclear which networks will get the show (ViacomCBS owns MTV, Nickelodeon, CBS, Comedy Central, and more), or how long new episodes will stream exclusively in All Access.
We’ll keep you posted with the latest developments on the SGN. Till then, keep tuned in for the latest updates on TV shows and movies.
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