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John Mayer Nearing Deal to Host ‘Later’ Talk Show on Paramount Plus

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Variety:

    Sources tell Variety that “Later With John Mayer” has been pitched to prospective broadcast partners as a series featuring performance segments as well as interviews with musicians, artists and other cultural figures in a setting designed to look like an after-hours club for musicians.

    The series would run as a weekly offering on Paramount Plus, ViacomCBS’ streaming platform which was relaunched March 4. The plan is to have specials derived from the show’s performance segments air periodically on CBS as well. There is also talk of tie-ins with the Grammy Awards, which are aired on CBS.

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  2. Tata Toothy

    Regular

    Good for him, I don’t blame him for jumping on it.
    It could be good, but at the end of the day how many people are looking for another talk show?
     
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  3. bradsonemanband

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    I can't wait for the Taylor Swift appearance to tease/promote her Speak Now re-recording haha
     
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  4. BradBradley

    Regular

    How many of them are specific to Paramount Plus? Steaming services are trying to find ways to further justify their subscription fee and provide “well, if I cancel cable, I COULD watch this instead...” alternatives. I don’t think this one would be for me, but to be fair, talk shows aren’t really my thing anyway. I understand why they’d try to make this work though.
     

  5. This has been a long time coming.
     
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  6. Analog Drummer

    Regular

    This will be great, go John
     
  7. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    "Dear John (feat. John Mayer)"
     
  8. Anna Acosta

    Listen to Staircase Spirits. Moderator

    He should be so lucky
     
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  9. Allthegiganticthings

    Newbie

    Clips from Later with Jools Holland are a regular YouTube watch for me and as a casual fan of John Mayer, I’d check this out.