Will CBS Bring All Access Shows to the Broadcast Network?

Aug 2, 2019  •  Post A Comment

CBS, which has already experimented with bringing an All Access show to the broadcast network when it aired the first season of “The Good Fight” this summer, is open to doing more of the same, according to CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl.

TheWrap reports that Kahl indicated it’s all about whether similar network runs for All Access shows might help drive subscribers to the streaming service.

“CBS re-aired the first season of ‘The Good Fight’ this summer — the ‘Good Wife’ spinoff is heading into its fourth season — in an effort to give the series more visibility during the Emmy voting period,” TheWrap reports. “The Christine Baranski-led drama did not receive a single Primetime Emmy nomination last month.”

The report quotes Kahl, speaking at the Television Critics Association press tour, saying: “I think the results so far have been largely positive. I think everybody is happy with the exposure that ‘Good Fight’ is getting.”

Kahl noted that no “formal” discussions have yet taken place, but added: “I do think it sets up an interesting discussion place for going forward. Ultimately, I think we’ll judge it by: Do people sign up for All Access to see future seasons of ‘The Good Fight’? But I think if that metric is positive, then we would certainly be open to experimenting further.”

Asked whether Jordan Peele’s “Twilight Zone” would be a candidate for a network run, Kahl said: “I don’t want to speak for All Access, but I think it’s about striking a balance of business interests. We strive to be good partners and help wherever we can. But they make their shows for themselves.”

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