John Krasinski tells Rainn Wilson why he sold 'Some Good News'

Brenda Watkins
May 28, 2020

The former costars from The Office reunited on May 26 for Wilson's Hey There, Human program through SoulPancake and talked all about their NBC show, social-distancing life with kids, and, of course, Krasinski's wildly successful Some Good News series.

John said that well it is amusing, it was one of those things where he was only planning on doing eight of them during quarantine because he has these other things that he is going to be having to do very soon like Jack Ryan and all this other stuff.

Krasinski explained: "I knew it wouldn't be sustainable with my prior commitments".

The actor said he felt he could either let the show end forever or he could sell it to a network and allow it to live on, which is what he chose to do. And it's humorous, within the first episode I mentioned, 'Why isn't there a information present devoted exclusively to excellent news?' and now we've got one of many largest information applications in America, CBS Information, saying that they need to make it a part of their everlasting information cycle, which is insane. During the episode, Krasinski opened up about his decision to sell Some Good News to ViacomCBS, noting that the show's DIY approach, with him hosting from his home office every week, "just wasn't sustainable".

"We have a lot of really fun stuff planned, and I can't wait to dig in", he added, concerning the new series. I'm going to be a part of it whenever I can, and I'm going to host a couple [episodes] and bring on a different community of people...

In this show, he highlighted only the good stories from around the world while also bringing people loads of joy in the form of The Office reunions as well as surprise performances of Hamilton.

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Before the lockdown inspired the idea for Some Good News, John Krasinski had been kept very busy with his writing, directing, producing, and acting commitments.

"I've received the most amazingly kind notes about how much that show meant to everyone, but the truth is, it meant no more to anyone than me", Krasinski said.

John Krasinski has defended himself from allegations that he's a sell-out after he sold Some Good News to CBS. "In eight weeks, it went from non-existing to now being on one of these huge news networks".

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"I was starting to get bummed out and trying to figure out how I was going to wade through this weird, uncertain time", Krasinski said.

A premiere date for CBS' "Some Good News" has not been announced.

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