Paramount & Sony strike ‘The King Of Queens’ multi-platform licensing deal

King of Queens (Source: Sony Pictures Television)

Paramount Global has agreed a multiplatform licensing deal for US sitcom The King Of Queens with Sony Pictures Television (SPT).

Under the deal, Paramount will bring all nine seasons of the half-hour comedy to its linear cable networks, as well as streamers Paramount+ and Pluto TV.

The King Of Queens follows blue-collar married couple, Doug (Kevin James), a deliveryman, and Carrie (Leah Remini), a secretary at a law firm, who both live with Carrie’s oddball father, Arthur (Jerry Stiller).

The couple work to make the best of what they have, while trying to make their marriage somewhat normal and get through the tiny problems that they have together – even the occasional run-in with Carrie’s father.

The series is produced by Hanley Productions and CBS Productions in association with SPT. It was created by Michael J. Weithorn and David Litt, and it is executive produced by Tony Sheehan, Kevin James, Josh Goldsmith & Cathy Yuspa, Jeff Sussman, David Bickel, Ilana Wernick, Chris Downey, Rock Reuben and Rob Schiller.

Monica Veiga, SVP, US Distribution, Sony Pictures Entertainment, said: “The King Of Queens is one of those rare, beloved comedies that consumers of all demos clamor for and continues to yield strong performance on any platform.”

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