‘Frasier’ reboot, ‘A Quiet Place 2,’ more exciting Paramount+ content

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Paramount+ is coming in hot.

The soon-to-launch network just announced a slew of programming coming in the near future, including hotly anticipated movies like “Mission: Impossible 7” and the sequel to “A Quiet Place,” along with TV shows like “Younger” and “Frasier.”

The projects were name-dropped during ViacomCBS’ three-hour investor presentation Wednesday ahead of its Paramount+ streaming service launch on March 4.

Some films will hit streaming in as little as a month after the big screen, including “A Quiet Place Part 2,” which premieres in theaters Sept. 17 and on Paramount+ on Nov. 1; “Mission: Impossible 7,” set for Nov. 19 in theaters but Jan. 3, 2022, on streaming; and “Top Gun: Maverick,” which premieres in theaters July 2. Other films like “Paw Patrol: The Movie” will follow suit.

New installments of “Paranormal Activity” and “Pet Sematary” will hit the streaming platform, as well as the Arie Posin-directed film “The In Between” starring Joey King and Kyle Allen.

In addition, MGM movies, including the James Bond film “No Time To Die,” will arrive on Paramount+ when they hit streaming.

Notably for TV, Kelsey Grammer will return as Dr. Frasier Crane for the “Frasier” reboot teased in recent months.

“Having spent over 20 years of my creative life on the Paramount lot, both producing shows and performing in several, I’d like to congratulate Paramount+ on its entry into the streaming world,” Grammer, 66, said in a statement. “I gleefully anticipate sharing the next chapter in the continuing journey of Dr. Frasier Crane.”

There are also several TV series in the works, from iconic movies like “Love Story,” “Fatal Attraction,” “Flashdance,” “The Italian Job” and “The Parallax View,” all of which are in development. Previously announced shows include “Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies” and “The Offer” about “The Godfather” producer Al Ruddy. The role was originally set to be played by Armie Hammer, but he exited the series.

Nostalgia is really kicking in with other reboots of classic MTV and VH1 shows like “Road Rules,” “Behind the Music,” “Yo! MTV Raps” and “Unplugged.”

Other MTV shows including “Inside Amy Schumer” specials, “The Weekly Show With Trevor Noah,” “Workaholics,” “Reno 911!” and “Beavis and Butt-Head” will join the streaming platform, too.

“Beavis and Butt-Head” won’t be the only cartoon characters, either. Much more kid-friendly projects like “Avatar: The Last Airbender” and “The Legend of Korra” will also be available.

The animated "Star Trek: Prodigy" will find a home on Paramount+ this year.
The animated “Star Trek: Prodigy” will find a home on Paramount+ this year.
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“Halo” is moving from Showtime to Paramount+, Deadline reported, but will still be produced by Showtime. “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” will also move from VH1 to Paramount+, and the drag legend will additionally kick off an international drag competition, “Queen of the Universe.”

In more otherworldly matters, the latest “Star Trek” series — the animated “Star Trek: Prodigy” — will find a home on Paramount+ this year. And on the more down-to-Earth side, “60 Minutes+” will premiere longer segments starting March 4.

The streamer will also air a true-crime anthology series, “American Tragedy,” according to Deadline, and Jeremy Renner will also star in the crime drama “Mayor of Kingstown,” per the Hollywood Reporter.

The seventh and final season of Darren Starr’s “Younger” — starring Hilary Duff and Sutton Foster — will include 12 episodes on the streaming platform.

In addition to new programming, a library of over 2,000 films and shows from networks like CBS, BET, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, MTV and the Smithsonian Channel will be available after the launch.

All of these big releases are part of ViacomCBS’ plan to join a crowded streaming market, which many have relied on during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This is not your father’s Viacom, and it’s not my father’s either,” ViacomCBS chairwoman Shari Redstone said in a statement. “This is a ViacomCBS that’s been reimagined for a new kind of marketplace and a new kind of consumer.”

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