A stalemate between ViacomCBS and MGM could prevent "Clarice" from moving to Paramount+. The drama series -- a sequel to the film "Silence of the Lambs" centered on FBI agent Clarice Starling -- debuted its first season on CBS, but doesn't appear on the network's upcoming fall schedule.
- According to Deadline, it appears unlikely that MGM and ViacomCBS will reach a new deal allowing "Clarice" to move to Paramount+ for a second season; this would likely mean an end to the series entirely.
- CBS has already replaced "Clarice" on its programming line-up with new and returning series.
- MGM, the studio behind "Silence of the Lambs," is a co-producer on the series.
- Varying reports indicate that either MGM Television abruptly halted negotiations, or that ViacomCBS walked away from what it felt was a "mediocre" offer.