On Thursday March 4, CBS All Access will be relaunched as Paramount+, the new home of the Star Trek Universe on TV. The ViacomCBS family is pitching in to promote the streaming service, so they’re making a sampling of episodes from the new Star Trek Universe shows available on the free Pluto streaming service. Comedy Central is also joining in by showing Lower Decks.
Paramount+ Picks channel on Pluto
Today Pluto TV—the ViacomCBS free (ad-supported) streaming service—launched a brand new “Paramount+ Picks” channel that features a special sampling of Paramount+ shows. This includes the original Star Trek Universe shows. Paramount+ Picks will be running the first three episodes of Star Trek: Lower Decks, Star Trek: Picard, Star Trek: Short Treks, and Star Trek: Discovery., which will all air all month long. And on March 4th (for one day only to celebrate the launch of Paramount+) these episodes will also run on Pluto’s dedicated Star Trek channel.
Comedy Central running Lower Decks pilot on Wednesday
The pilot of the animated comedy Star Trek: Lower Decks will air in the middle of a South Park marathon. “Second Contact” will air at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT. This will be the first time Lower Decks has aired outside of the CBS All Access streaming service in the USA.
Lower Decks creator Mike McMahan was happy to share the news on Twitter on Tuesday, noting he used to work on South Park early in his career.
This is part of the promo for @paramountplus, which launches this Thursday with all the Star Trek you could as for! (plus a gabillion other shows and movies and talking sponges etc.)
— Mike McMahan (@MikeMcMahanTM) March 2, 2021
50% off Paramount+ deal ends Wednesday
If you sign up now for a CBS All Access annual plan, you can get 50% off your first year. On March 4, your subscription will automatically switch over to Paramount+. To get the 50% off deal CLICK HERE and use the code PARAMOUNTPLUS. This limited time offer expires on March 3rd.
Keep up with the Star Trek Universe on TV here at TrekMovie.com.