Recording in front of a colourful "SGN" sign - "my daughter's made it", he told debut guest Steve Carell - Krasinski informed viewers he was attempting to inject optimism into the current climate with a show dedicated entirely to positive news stories.
Krasinski started the short-lived YouTube series in March as a way to bring, as the title suggests, some good news to the public amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that's forced countless people to stay at home and practice social distancing. The final YouTube episode dropped on May 17. However, there's good news for Some Good News!
On Sunday, Krasinski said the series was taking a break, without specifying a return date as he got choked up reminiscing about what the show has accomplished and how it has inspired him personally.
In perhaps distressing news for Krasinski fans, the Newton native will not return as host, but will serve as an executive producer and will retain a "recurring on-screen presence". Under terms of the deal, the series format and short-form content will appear across a number of Viacom and CBS properties, as a regular on CBS All Access and then linear.
"Comedy Central Productions is excited to partner with John and bring his beloved "Some Good News" to audiences around the world through ViacomCBS' family of brands", wrote Entertainment and Youth Group President Chris McCarthy in a statement.
Krasinski aired his last episode of Some Good News - his YouTube show that shares exactly what the name implies - this week, presumably concluding that there was no room to grow after marrying a couple on Zoom.
Some Good News was licensed by ViacomCBS after a bidding war among the networks, according to THR. "Never did I expect to be joining the ranks of such a historic news organization as CBS".