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Best Paramount+ Shows Ranked by Tomatometer

Updated January 3, 2022

The newest streaming service in town is Paramount+, but the ViacomCBS-owned platform is filled with old favorites, even on launch day. Because the company isn’t starting from scratch, having basically just revamped existing streaming service CBS All Access. All of the CBS All Access originals now live in their new Paramount+ home. Those include critically acclaimed shows like The Good Fight and the latest Star Trek series Discovery, Picard, and Lower Decks — in fact, the entire Star Trek universe’s new home is on Paramount+ — plus new versions of old favorites from ViacomCBS brands like MTV, Nickelodeon, CBS, and more.

Series in the works include TV versions of Flashdance, Love Story, The Man Who Fell to Earth, and The Parallax View; spinoffs of Paramount Network hit Yellowstone; the long-in-the-works Halo TV series (which moves from Showtime to the streaming service); the final season of Younger; new versions of reality hits including Road Rules, Unplugged, Behind the Music, a Real World original cast reunion, RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, an all-star season of The Challenge, Ink Master, and more; revivals of Frasier, Criminal Minds, Inside Amy Schumer, The Game, iCarly, and Reno 911!; plus many more original scripted, documentary and reality series.

Basically, if it’s a show from a ViacomCBS-owned brand that doesn’t have an existing streaming distribution deal elsewhere, you’re probably going to be able to find it on Paramount+ before too long.

And that doesn’t even touch on the film content headed to the streamer, including movie continuations of Comedy Central sitcom Workaholics and MTV’s seminal animated series Beavis & Butt-head, plus theatrically released films that will hit Paramount+ within 30-45 days of their release date like Mission: Impossible 7. Thanks to a new deal with EPIX, thousands of movie titles will be available starting in late spring — including the James Bond and Hunger Games franchises. And Paramount+ is also planning on producing movies exclusively for the streaming service, including new versions of Paranormal Activity and Pet Sematary.

To help you plan your Paramount+ viewing experience, we’ve put together a guide to all the Paramount+ originals, including all the existing shows that are getting revived or rebooted on the new streaming service. To start, we’ve included all of the available titles we could, ranked by Tomatometer (and then listed alphabetically after that). As more titles join the list, we’ll revise the list to only those Paramount+ series with enough reviews to have generated a score for the title.

Recently Added: 1883

Synopsis: This documentary series explores the animal rescue community in and around Austin, Texas, providing a window into the captivating world... [More]
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Texas 6 (2020)
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#37
Synopsis: "Titletown, TX" director-producer Jared L. Christopher returns to the turf with "Texas 6." Filmed over the course of two and... [More]
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#36
Synopsis: A cast of animated characters, led by anchor James Smartwood, parody top news stories and interview real-world guests, newsmakers and... [More]

SEAL Team (2017)
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#35
Synopsis: Failure isn't an option for the new Navy SEALs, and that kind of pressure can take a toll on the... [More]

Rugrats (1991)
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#34
Synopsis: "Rugrats" reveals the world from a baby's point of view. Everything looks bigger, more mysterious and uncontrollable. Angelica, the oldest,... [More]

No Activity (2017)
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#33
Synopsis: The misadventures of players connected to a major drug cartel bust, including two low-ranking cops, two criminals, two dispatch workers... [More]

Synopsis: At Kamp Koral, the craziest sleepaway camp in the kelp forest, 10-year-old SpongeBob SquarePants and his pals spend the summer... [More]
Directed By: Stephen Hillenburg

Ink Master (2012)
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#31
Synopsis: Dave Navarro hosts this tattoo competition series.... [More]

iCarly (2007)
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#30
Synopsis: Carly Shay finds her previously "normal" life turned upside down when her Internet show, "iCarly," becomes an instant smash with... [More]
Directed By: Dan Schneider

The Game (2006)
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#29
Synopsis: While their men try to hone their gridiron talents on the field, the wives and girlfriends of pro football players... [More]

#28
Synopsis: Timmy Turner, a 10-year-old boy, has had it with his babysitter! He summons his fairy godparents who have the power... [More]

#27
Synopsis: "Dora the Explorer" features the adventures of young Dora, her monkey Boots, Backpack and other animated friends. In each episode,... [More]

Criminal Minds (2005)
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#26
Synopsis: An elite squad of FBI profilers analyzes the country's most-twisted criminal minds, anticipating the perpetrators' next moves before they can... [More]

Synopsis: Reality stars from the "Real World" and "Road Rules" face over-the-top challenges set in the Andes Mountains of Argentina while... [More]

Mayor of Kingstown (2021)
32%

#24
Synopsis: A crime drama about an important contemporary issue, America's prison system, "Mayor of Kingstown" follows the McLusky family in Kingstown,... [More]

The Stand (2020)
56%

#23
Synopsis: "The Stand" is author Stephen King's post-apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle... [More]

Interrogation (2020)
57%

#22
Synopsis: The interrogation of a young man who is charged and eventually convicted of brutally murdering his mother.... [More]

Coyote (2021)
58%

#21
Synopsis: After 32 years as a border patrol agent, Ben Clemens is forced to work for the very people he spent... [More]

Tell Me a Story (2018)
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#20
Synopsis: Beloved fairy tales interweave to create a subversive tale of love, loss, greed, revenge and murder set in New York.... [More]

The Twilight Zone (2019)
67%

#19
Synopsis: Jordan Peele hosts and narrates tales of science fiction, fantasy and the occult, exploring humanity's hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices... [More]
Starring: Jordan Peele

Synopsis: All Stars compete for $100,000 and a chance to be inducted into RuPaul's Drag Race Hall of Fame.... [More]

Why Women Kill (2019)
76%

#17
Synopsis: A darkly comedic drama detailing the lives of three women living in three different decades: a housewife in the 60s,... [More]

#16
Synopsis: "Star Trek: Lower Decks" focuses on the support crew serving on one of Starfleet's least important ships, the USS Cerritos,... [More]

1883: Season 1 (2021)
88%

#15
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: 1883 can feel too overdetermined to be a properly rough-hewn Western, but viewers will want to saddle up for Sam Elliott's commanding star turn.

RENO 911! (2003)
86%

#14
Synopsis: This partially unscripted comedy brings viewers into the squad car as incompetent officers swing into action, answering 911 calls about... [More]

Inside Amy Schumer (2013)
86%

#13
Synopsis: Assuming the title didn't give it away, comic Amy Schumer is the creator and star of this series, which features... [More]
Starring: Amy Schumer

#12
Synopsis: Created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman for CBS All Access, the story of "Star Trek: Discovery" begins roughly a... [More]

Star Trek: Picard (2020)
86%

#11
Synopsis: Retired admiral Jean-Luc Picard -- still deeply affected by the loss of Lieutenant Commander Data and the destruction of Romulus... [More]

Star Trek: Prodigy (2021)
94%

#10
Synopsis: A motley crew of young aliens in the Delta Quadrant find an abandoned Starfleet ship, the U.S.S. Protostar; taking control... [More]

The Legend of Korra (2012)
89%

#9
Synopsis: This follow-up series to "Avatar: The Last Airbender" is set 70 years after the events of "Avatar" and follows Korra,... [More]

Frasier (1993)
95%

#8
Synopsis: Dr. Frasier Crane, a successful Boston therapist, moves to Seattle to get a new start on life; he has a... [More]

Evil (2019)
95%

#7
Synopsis: Skeptical psychologist Kristen Bouchard joins David Acosta, who is training to be a Catholic priest, and a blue collar contractor... [More]

The Good Fight (2017)
94%

#6
Synopsis: The series picks up one year after the events in the final episode of "The Good Wife." After a financial... [More]

Younger (2015)
98%

#5
Synopsis: Trying to start a new career gets more difficult as you age, which suddenly single-mom Liza realizes when she tries... [More]
Directed By: Darren Star, Darren Star

iCarly (2021)
100%

#4
Synopsis: Carly, Spencer and Freddie are back, navigating the next chapters in their lives and facing the uncertainties of life in... [More]

For Heaven's Sake (2021)
100%

#3
Synopsis: Documenting the search for Harold Heaven, who mysteriously disappeared from his remote cabin in Ontario, Canada, in the winter of... [More]

Synopsis: Becky Blasband, Andre Comeau, Heather B. Gardner, Julie Gentry, Norman Korpi, Eric Nies, and Kevin Powell reunite in the New... [More]

Synopsis: The world is divided into four nations -- the Water Tribe, the Earth Kingdom, the Fire Nation and and the... [More]

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