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Comedy Streaming Service Seeso to Shut Down

Specific Date Not Confirmed Yet

Seeso, the niche service that struggled to compete with streaming giants like Amazon and Netflix, will be shut down later this year on an undisclosed date by NBCUniversal. Launched in 2016, Seeso was a breeding ground for comedies old and new, from “Saturday Night Live” to original series like “HarmonQuest,” “The Cynaide and Happiness Show,” “Hidden America with Jonah Ray” and “My Brother, My Brother and Me.” Those original series are expected to move to VRV’s new Select streaming service. Upcoming series

“There’s… Johnny!,” set in the world of “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” circa 1972, will not be premiering this month as originally scheduled. Producers are now in search of a new home.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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