Skip to main content

Paramount Network Debuts Jan. 18

Paramount Network launched Jan. 18, taking the place of Spike TV. Kevin Kay is president.

Paramount Network is part of Viacom.

“Today we launch Paramount Network, inspired by over a century of cinematic excellence and dedicated to bringing premium storytelling to every screen," said the network. "Telling stories that entertain, inspire and challenge. Stories you feel.”

Paramount Network shows include Heathers, a drama that debuts March 7, Ink Master and Lip Sync Battle.

On Jan. 24, Paramount debuts the scripted event series Waco, about David Koresh’s Branch Davidian compound and the siege that went down there in 1993.  

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.