After a year of questionable decisions from streaming services that involve password sharing, app overhauls, advertisement tiers, removal of content and so on, the bubble is somewhat bursting as companies look to regain profitability through the purging of shows. It was not long ago that news broke about the streaming platform, Paramount+, canceling a number of projects, including Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies, Star Trek: Prodigy, The Game and Queen of the Universe. Not only is the streamer canceling these movies and shows, but they’re removing the titles from the application as well to reap the benefits of a content write-down.
Deadline now reports that more shows have been put on the chopping block over at Paramount+. One of the bigger names that is getting purged is the return of the sketch comedy show Inside Amy Schumer, which had returned to continue its run with a fifth season in six years. This was a show that the network had also hoped could be in contention to compete at the Emmys against such shows as Saturday Night Live and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. The voting deadline for Emmy nominations will end tonight.
More notable titles that are being purged from Paramount+ come from the popular legacy network in children’s entertainment, Nickelodeon. The Nickelodeon content that have been given the axe include the titles All In With Cam Newton, Allegra’s Window, Becca’s Bunch, Bella and the Bulldogs, Crashletes, Digby Dragon, The Fresh Beat Band, The Halo Effect, Legendary Dudas, Monsters vs. Aliens, Mutt & Stuff, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, Peter Rabbit, Pig Goat Banana Cricket, Ride and The Troop.
The purge will also include “From Cradle to Stage, a docuseries directed by former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl and based on his mother’s book, Tell Me a Story, an anthology thriller from Kevin Williamson that was originally commissioned as a CBS All Access original and Ghislaine: Partner in Crime, a docuseries about Jeffrey Epstein’s partner exec produced by Susan Zirinsky.”
Movie titles have also been removed, such as “Fantasy Football, directed by Anton Cropper and starring Marsai Martin, Omari Hardwick and Kelly Rowland, and Snow Day, a musical family comedy starring Rob Huebel.”