‘60 MINUTES' WILL HAVE STREAMING SPINOFF ON PARAMOUNT+
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CBS News is launching a streaming version of “60 Minutes” on the new Paramount+ service, hoping to expose the durable brand to a younger and more diverse audience.

The “60 Minutes+” program will debut March 4 with three separate episodes, the network announced this week.

The announcement was part of a rollout for Paramount+, which is replacing the “CBS All Access” service, offering Paramount movies as well as old and new programming from CBS and the Viacom stable of networks.

For “60 Minutes+,” CBS is repurposing a team put together last year for a similar program, “60 in 6,” on the ill-fated Quibi platform. That service for programming geared to mobile devices shut down after seven months last year.

The same four-person correspondent team that made nearly two dozen “60 in 6” episodes — Enrique Acevedo, Seth Doane, Wesley Lowery and Laurie Segall — will work on “60 Minutes+.” Jonathan Blakely, who also worked on the Quibi show, will be executive producer.

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