‘SEAL Team’ to Conclude With Seventh Season on Paramount+

The Paramount+ streaming service has announced that the upcoming seventh season of the military drama “SEAL Team” will be its last. Production will begin in early December on the final season, which is set to debut in 2024.

“It has been a privilege to tell stories over seven seasons that honor the bravery and heroism of all who serve our country,” executive producers Spencer Hudnut and Christopher Chulack said in a statement. “We are deeply grateful to our amazing group of actors, writers, directors and talented crew, especially the hundreds of veterans who have worked on this show.”

“SEAL Team” follows the professional and personal lives of an elite unit of Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the dangerous, high-stakes missions on behalf of the United States. David Boreanaz stars as team leader Jason Hayes, alongside Neil Brown Jr., AJ Buckley, Toni Trucks and Raffi Barsoumian.

“For six seasons I have been fortunate and blessed to be a part of an outstanding cast and crew,” Boreanaz, who also serves as an executive producer, said in a statement. “Every day spent was a note of thanks to our men and women in the military and Special OPS. I thank our fans, and I’m proud we were able to make this show to shine light in the darkness toward so many suffering today. I look forward to season seven and the opportunity to end this series with love and gratitude.”

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Produced by CBS Studios, “SEAL Team” premiered in 2017 and ran for four seasons on CBS before becoming a Paramount+ original series in 2021 with its fifth season.

“When we first heard the pitch for “SEAL Team” almost seven years ago, I was struck by the producers’ genuine passion to tell authentic stories that honored and celebrated the sacrifice of veterans and all those who serve our country,” David Stapf, president of CBS Studios, said in a statement. “Since that first meeting, they have not wavered in that mission. The characters, storylines and cast performances have continued to be both nuanced and powerful.”

To celebrate the series’ seven-season run, Paramount+ will take “SEAL Team” on the road to honor and support the armed forces and partner with programs that benefit the nation’s veterans.

“’SEAL Team’ has built an incredible legacy that celebrates and honors the brave men and women who serve in the armed forces,” Jeff Grossman, EVP of content and business operations at Paramount Streaming, said in a statement. “We look forward to celebrating their work and giving Team Bravo fans a fantastic final season.”

Paramount+ to Screen Final Two Episodes of ‘Star Trek: Picard’ in Select Imax Theaters

Paramount+ and CBS Studios will screen the final two episodes of “Star Trek: Picard” on April 19 in 10 participating Imax theaters across North America, one day before the finale is available to stream on Paramount+ in the United States on April 20.

The screenings will be free to attend and fans can sign up and register at http://startrekpicardfinalescreenings.com on April 12 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET. There will be an exclusive final season poster giveaway and complimentary concessions for fans in attendance. The special Imax Live screenings will take place at theaters in Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, Orlando, Washington D.C., Atlanta and Dallas.

Fans in attendance will also see a live Q&A immediately following the screening with series stars Patrick Stewart, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFadden, Brent Spiner and Jeri Ryan, and executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Terry Matalas. The Q&A will be broadcast live from an in-person panel occurring at the Los Angeles screening, which also serves as the series’ official Emmy “For Your Consideration” event.

“Star Trek: Picard” features Patrick Stewart reprising his  role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven seasons on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” and follows this character into the next chapter of his life. LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, Jeri Ryan and Michelle Hurd star alongside Stewart in the third and final season of the Paramount+ original series.

In the conclusion of the series, a desperate message from a long-lost friend draws Starfleet Admiral Jean-Luc Picard into the most daring mission of his life, forcing him to recruit allies spanning generations old and new. This final adventure sets him on a collision course with the legacy of his past and explosive, new revelations that will alter the fate of the Federation forever.

Seasons one and two of “Star Trek: Picard” are currently streaming on Paramount+ in the United States.

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The series streams exclusively on Paramount+ in the United States and is distributed concurrently by Paramount Global Content Distribution on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories. In Canada, it airs on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and streams on Crave.

Season Six of ‘SEAL Team’ Headed to DVD May 23

CBS and Paramount Home Entertainment will release season six of “SEAL Team” on DVD May 23.

The military drama follows the elite unit of Navy SEALs led by Jason Hayes (David Boreanaz) as they must rebound from a devastating ambush on the battlefield that leaves the team forever altered and the team’s future unknown.

The three-disc collection features every episode in the season, and nearly an hour of exclusive special features, including deleted scenes, a gag reel and more.

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In addition to Boreanaz, the series stars Jessica Paré (“Mad Men”), Max Thieriot (“Fire Country”) and Neil Brown, Jr. (Straight Outta Compton).

The series streams on Paramount+.

‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ Gets Streaming Deal in China

“The Late Late Show with James Corden” (especially “Carpool Karaoke”) is going where Netflix can’t: China.

CBS Studios International and Chinese online video platform iQiYiNov. 14 announced a licensing agreement for the late night talk show hosted by British comedian Corden. This is the first time the series has been made available in China, with current and past episodes available on-demand on the iQIYI platform.

Since launching in 2015 with Corden, “The Late Late Show” has generated 475 clips on YouTube with more than 1 million views each, resulting in more than 5 billion overall views and over 16 million subscribers for the show’s YouTube channel.

The show’s “Carpool Karaoke” segment – reportedly the most popular late night TV trend on social media – has more than 1.95 billion views on YouTube since its inception a year ago.

Segments featuring Adele and Justin Bieberare currently the #1 and #2 most-watched “Late Night” clips on YouTube, along with Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Stevie Wonder, Gwen Stefani, Elton John and One Direction.

A spin-off of the segment, “Carpool Karaoke: The Series,” was acquired by Apple with Corden as executive producer.

“We believe … James Corden will be well-recognized by millions of Chinese audiences,” iQIYI said in a statement.

Armando Nuñez, CEO of  CBS Global Distribution Group, said that with mobile viewing dominate among iQIYI’s subscriber base, “inventive content and viral moments of ‘The Late Late Show’” are well-suited for the platform.

“It’s exciting to join forces with iQIYI to bring the supreme talent of James Corden and the star power of his guests to Chinese audiences,” said Nuñez.