PARAMOUNT Plus’ constant program changes have riled fans to the point where there sending warnings.
The streaming platform got rid of several shows from its roster, and Amy Schumer’s sketch comedy show, Inside Amy Schumer, is one of them.
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Inside Amy Schumer initially returned to Paramount Plus for season five, but that changed recently, Deadline reported.
Amy’s, 42, show was swept alongside other original movies and shows included in the streaming service’s latest program purge.
Docuseries From Cradle to Stage, Ghislaine: Partner in Crime, and anthology thriller Tell Me a Story are the specific original shows getting axed with Inside Amy Schumer.
Fantasy Football and Snow Day are the original movies being discarded on Paramount Plus in addition to the aforementioned series.
Compared to the original programming, the Nickelodeon content offered on Paramount Plus seemed to be chopped infinitely more.
The several Nickelodeon shows that were removed were: 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.
Right before the recent cleanout, Paramount Plus had announced that they snipped and canceled Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies, Star Trek: Prodigy, The Game, and Queen of the Universe.
Fans online were flabbergasted at the number of shows that Paramount Plus cut from its platform, confessing that they believed too many were being scrapped simultaneously.
All of these turnovers are a part of Paramount Plus’ “monthly additions and removals process,” Deadline explained.
“Paramount+ seriously needs to slow its roll on canceling so many of their shows…,” one fan commented.
Another fan added: “Oh god. So many childrens shows. Thats gonna be a low blow for the little ones.”
A third fan exclaimed: “This is getting ridiculous! Paramount+ isn’t even telling us what they’re trying to save money for.”
Fans were angry at the news and let the streaming service know on Twitter, specifically.
“… I haven’t had a chance to watch prodigy yet,” raged one person as another simply added: “D**m it!”
A third added: “What? Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies got canceled? That show awesome! Was hoping see a season 2.”
“I’m angry,” said another.
“Paramount+ needs to figure out that Star Trek is the only reason most people consider it worth subscribing to. If they keep cutting it back they will lose the bulk of their subscribers,” pointed out one viewer.
MONEY MONEY MONEY
Paramount Plus will incorporate Showtime programs into their platform in the U.S., starting on Tuesday.
More shows and movies are expected to be removed from the streaming service in the coming weeks, but nothing as popular as the four that were just announced, which will be taken off next week.
A spokesperson for Paramount Plus talked to The Hollywood Reporter about the streaming platform and Showtime merging.
“In the unified Paramount Plus with Showtime plan, the Showtime portfolio of edgy, critically acclaimed programming will complement the broad and popular Paramount Plus library in a seamless offering that appeals to everyone, enables more discovery between the brands and builds overall viewership,” they said.
“As we prepare to combine Paramount Plus and Showtime later this month in the U.S., we are refining our content offering to deliver the best streaming experience for subscribers.”
The spokesperson continued: “This is consistent with our content strategy since launch and across our business, which ensures we make smart, efficient choices, informed by audience data and insights.
“We are removing select programming as we look to optimize Showtime’s robust slate of premium originals.”
How much money Paramount Plus will save on removing the programs is set to be released in the upcoming week.
The spokesperson continued on about the canceled series.
“The Paramount Plus series Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies, Star Trek: Prodigy, Queen of the Universe and The Game have completed their runs on Paramount Plus and will not be returning to the service,” they told THR.
“We want to extend our thanks to our tremendously talented cast and crew and our producing partners for their passionate work and dedication on these programs, and we wish them all the best on their future endeavors.”
GettyAmy Schumer’s show, Inside Amy Schumer, was one of the many shows swept up in Paramount Plus’ latest purge[/caption]
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Paramount+Paramount Plus gets a tax write-off for removing underperforming shows from its platform[/caption]