Logan Paul vs. Mayweather: Date, Time and How to Watch Live

Here’s what to keep an eye on as the undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. takes on the social media star Logan Paul in an exhibition in Florida.

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Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul: Is It a Fight? ‘It’s Entertainment’

The bout won’t have an official decision since it’s an exhibition. It might have a knockout. It is certain to deliver an oversized share of frivolity.

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Paramount+ will launch a $4.99 monthly ad-supported subscription

If you didn’t want to shell out $9.99 per month to watch the meme-worthy iCarly reboot, now you won’t have to. On Monday, Paramount+ will launch its ad-supported Essential Plan, priced at $4.99 per month.

This less-expensive plan will replace the CBS All Access plan, which included commercials, but also granted access to local CBS stations. If you’re currently subscribed to that $5.99 per month plan, you can keep it. But starting Monday, it won’t be around anymore for new subscribers. 

What makes the Essential Plan different from CBS All Access? Subscribers on the new tier will get access to Marquee Sports (including games in the NFL, UEFA Champions, and Europa Leagues), breaking news on CBSN, and all of Paramount’s on-demand shows and movies. This includes offerings from ViacomCBS-owned channels like BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, the Smithsonian Channel, and more. But, local live CBS station programming will no longer be included. So, if that’s a deal-breaker, you might want to subscribe to CBS All Access this weekend. 

The existing Premium Plan ($9.99 per month) removes commercials and adds support for 4K, HDR, and Dolby Vision. Like other streaming services, only Premium subscribers will have access to mobile downloads. 

Both plans include access to parental controls and up to six individual profiles. The service doesn’t have a watch list at this time. But that has become a baseline feature for being competitive in this space, so it’s not a matter of if, but when. 

For comparison, the basic Netflix plan costs $8.99 per month, but only lets you watch on one screen at a time. That makes it harder to share an account with family or friends. Their standard tier is $13.99, making it a bit pricier than Paramount+.

Earlier this week, HBO Max unveiled their own lower-cost, ad-supported subscription tier, priced at $9.99 per month. The WarnerMedia-Discovery merger could also have major implications for the popular streaming service, though how that shakes out in terms of content libraries, or even possibly a combined streaming app, remains to be seen. 

Ultimately, consumers will make their decisions about which services to pay for based on a variety of key factors including content, pricing, and user experience. On the content front, Paramount+ plans to announce a slate of big-name titles when the new plan goes live on Monday, in hopes of wooing new subscribers. But the low-cost plan may also appeal to those who don’t necessarily care about top movies – they just want an affordable add-on to their current streaming lineup that provides them with access to some of the programs Netflix lacks. 

Paramount+ owner ViacomCBS said it added 6 million global streaming subscribers across their Paramount+, Showtime OTT, and BET+ services in Q1, to end the quarter with 36 million global users. Most of those come from Paramount+.

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The Post-Embarrassment Media Campaign of Andrew Yang

He once called himself the opposite of Trump. But he is another test of the theory that in politics, there’s no such thing as bad publicity.

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The Creators of ‘Flatbush Misdemeanors’ on Conflict as Comedy

Created by and starring Kevin Iso and Dan Perlman, the new Showtime series may feel familiar to anyone who has ever been young and struggling in Brooklyn. But don’t worry: It’s also funny.

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Ziwe Endorses Box Braids and ‘Real Housewives’

The 29-year-old comedian brings her Instagram and YouTube antics to a prime time Showtime series, “Ziwe,” which premieres May 8.

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The Evolution of Desus & Mero

From Twitter to cable TV, the duo is changing the culture of comedy.

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Feeling a Bit Cramped? ‘Couples Therapy’ May Look Familiar

The Showtime docu-series lets viewers eavesdrop on real-life counseling sessions. The new season looks at relationships struggling under quarantine.

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Last Call: ‘Shameless’ Showrunner Says Goodbye to the Gallaghers

John Wells discussed the impact of the pandemic and police protests on Sunday’s series finale.

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Paramount+ will carry new Star Trek series Strange New Worlds and Prodigy

Key art for the new <em>Star Trek</em> series <em>Star Trek: Prodigy</em>.

Enlarge / Key art for the new Star Trek series Star Trek: Prodigy. (credit: ViacomCBS)

In an online event for investors, ViacomCBS revealed several new details about CBS All Access replacement Paramount+, including pricing as well as two new Star Trek series that will premiere on the network. Also, the company announced that a much-anticipated Showtime show will end up on Paramount+ instead.

Paramount+, which was announced several months ago, will launch on March 4 in the United States, Canada, and 18 Latin American countries. As with CBS All Access, both an ad-supported and ad-free plan will be offered. In the US, the ad-supported one will cost $4.99 per month, while the ad-free plan will cost $9.99.

That $4.99 per month is $1 cheaper than the ad-supported version of CBS All Access. However, this cheaper plan will not include local CBS stations. The service is also expected to launch in Nordic countries within a few weeks and in Australia sometime later this year.

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Review: In ‘Your Honor,’ a Dark Cable Premise Breaks Worse

Bryan Cranston stars in a role that recalls his most famous series. The comparison is not flattering.

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In ‘Your Honor,’ a New Orleans Judge Breaks Bad

It was the best show idea the writer Peter Moffat had ever heard. Bryan Cranston loved it, too. Their new mini-series asks: How far would you go to protect your child?

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‘Belushi’ Finds the Sensitive Man Inside the Wild Persona

The new Showtime documentary aims to present a more complex view of John Belushi, the tragically fated star of “Animal House,” “The Blues Brothers” and “S.N.L.,” beyond the stunts and hard partying.

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How Accurate Was ‘The Good Lord Bird’?

Here’s everything you need to know about John Brown’s actual raid at Harpers Ferry, dramatized in Sunday’s series finale of the Showtime historical drama.

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‘The Reagans’ Review: Making America Great Again, Round 1

A four-part Showtime documentary takes a hard look at Ronald Reagan’s presidency and sees a wrong turn.

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Was Reagan a Precursor to Trump? A New Documentary Says Yes

“The Reagans,” a new Showtime docu-series, presents Ronald Reagan as an early practitioner of dog-whistle politics. But some historians and journalists disagree with that position.

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How 2020 Blew Up Campaign Reporting

Old-school obsessions with optics and back-room strategizing seem pointless this year. Nowhere is that clearer than on “The Circus.”

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‘The Good Lord Bird’ Is a New Entry in the John Brown Canon

The Showtime mini-series is the latest work to take up the question of whether the 19th century abolitionist was a martyr or a madman. The answers tend to break along racial lines.

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‘The Good Lord Bird’ Review: The Necessity of John Brown

Ethan Hawke plays the wild-eyed abolitionist in Showtime’s adaptation of the award-winning novel by James McBride.

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Review: ‘The Comey Rule’ and What a Fool Believes

Showtime’s political drama is a scattered but searing picture of failed self-righteousness.

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‘The Comey Rule’: Why Watching Jeff Daniels Ruined James Comey’s Day

Based on the former F.B.I. director’s 2018 memoir, the mini-series recounts a history so recent that viewers may experience whiplash. For Comey, watching Daniels in action prompted tears — and nausea.

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Apple bundles CBS and Showtime with Apple TV+, announces new Music radio stations

As iPhone sales have slowed, Apple has leaned on services like the App Store, Apple Music, and Apple TV+ to make up some of the difference. And while the first of those is currently gripped in public controversy, Apple today announced new developments for Music and TV+.

First off, Apple says Apple TV+ subscribers will be able to subscribe to a bundle that includes both CBS All Access and Showtime (both owned by ViacomCBS) for $9.99 per month after a 7-day trial, integrated with Apple features like the TV app, Siri, and Family Sharing.

Subscribers to the bundle will be able to access programming from both services in online streaming and offline download formats, and this bundle includes the ad-free version of CBS All Access. Since Apple TV+ costs $4.99, that means the trio of services will come in at just under $15—about the same price all together as HBO Max on its own.

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With American TV on Pause, Here Are 5 British Series to Watch

On outlets from Hulu to Peacock to PBS, it’s the summer of the trans-Atlantic import.

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How to Shoot a Sex Scene in a Pandemic: Cue the Mannequins

TV shows like “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Riverdale” and “The L Word: Generation Q” are trying to figure out how to responsibly film physical intimacy in the time of coronavirus.

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Trump-Comey Mini-Series Will Air Before Election Day

The series director criticized ViacomCBS’s announcement that it would broadcast “The Comey Rule” in late November. On Wednesday, the air date was moved to September.

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Penny Dreadful: City of Angels walks a fine line between realism, the supernatural

Simmering racial tensions and a brutal quadruple murder—not to mention a supernatural conflict between a demon and a saint—are making life very interesting for a newly minted Latino LAPD officer in Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. It’s Showtime’s spinoff series of its award-winning, critically acclaimed series, Penny Dreadful, which ended its run in 2016 after three seasons.

Created by John Logan, the original Penny Dreadful took its name from the lurid and sensational popular 19th-century British novels known as “penny dreadfuls.” Sweeney Todd, aka “the Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” highwayman Dick Turpin, and Varney the Vampire were among the notable fictional characters who first appeared in these cheap periodicals.

Logan drew heavily on more literary figures from that era for his main plots and characters: Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson, primarily. While the first season occasionally took the macabre horror to ridiculous heights, the show soon found its tonal footing, and the second and third seasons earned widespread critical raves, racking up numerous Emmy nominations and several BAFTA awards.

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