Paramount+ Removes Jordan Peele’s ‘Twilight Zone,’ ‘Real World: Homecoming’
Days after Showtime, which is currently merging with Paramount+, pulled several titles from its platform, the streaming service followed suit.
Jordan Peelee’s ‘The Twilight Zone’, which aired for two seasons between 2019 and 2020 before being canceled, has been axed, along with all three seasons of ‘The Real World: Homecoming’. Other projects that are no longer available include “Coyote”, “No Activity”, “Guilty Party”, and “The Harper House”.
“The Real World: Homecoming,” which launched in 2021 with the New York cast, returned for two more seasons, reuniting the cast from Los Angeles and New Orleans. The Bunim/Murray Productions and MTV Entertainment Studios produced project was well received by critics and no cancellation announcements were made.
On January 30, Showtime removed several tracks, including “American Gigolo” and “Let the Right One In,” which were not renewed for a second season, both seasons of Jim Carrey’s “Kidding,” and solo seasons. of “American”. Rust,” “Becoming a God in Central Florida,” and “Super Pumped.” Additionally, Showtime picked up the upcoming Shailene Woodley-directed drama, “Three Women,” which is now being sold to other services.
On Monday, Paramount CEO Bob Bakish also announced 2023 plans to rebrand Showtime as “Paramount+ with Showtime,” and revealed that the Showtime streaming service will merge with Paramount+.
Showtime and Paramount Media Networks President and CEO Chris McCarthy wrote in a memo to staff, “As a member of Paramount+, we can devote more resources to building the pathways that have made the famous SHOWTIME brand, as well as the transformation of our hit shows. into successful global franchises. To do this, we will divert investment from areas that are underperforming and that represent less than 10% of our views. We have already started discussions with our production partners about what content makes sense moving forward and what shows have franchise potential.
The tendency to delete titles is increasingly common. In August, HBO Max pulled 26 shows — including 20 originals — from their service.