John Krasinski has launched a new online show focused on highlighting “good news” from around the world amid the coronavirus pandemic, and he enlisted the help of Steve Carell, his former co-star from “The Office,” for the first episode.

The first episode of the new series, “Some Good News,” went live on YouTube on Sunday night. As of Monday afternoon, it has racked up over 2 million views on a channel with currently 284,000 subscribers.

In the episode, Krasinski could be seen seated at a desk in front of a colorful sign reading “SGN,” which he said his daughters made, while reading some positive news stories of the week.


“I thought, ‘All right. Enough is enough, world. Why not us? Why not now?’ So ladies and gentleman, this is your fault, and this is SGN. I’m John Krasinski, and if it isn’t clear yet, I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing,” he said at the start of the clip. 

“In Spain, police line the street outside their local hospital and flashed their lights and applauded their appreciation for their hospital staff,” he said while showing footage of the moment on the show. 

“In London, an ICU nurse told her boyfriend she didn't believe there would be any clapping. She was wrong,” he went on before cutting to more footage of people applauding medical professionals. “Even out at sea, NATO sailors and staff applaud their health care heroes back home from their command centers, the decks of their ships and even under water.” 

He then interviewed Carell, who he said called the new channel’s “entertainment correspondent.” Shortly after, Carell appeared on the screen he told Krasinski, "I guarantee you that the bottom half of what you have on does not match the top.”

“I am definitely wearing jams,” Krasinski, who was wearing a suit jacket and a tie with a button-up shirt, admitted laughing.

The two then shared laughs about their time on The Office, which Krasinski noted had just hit its 15-year anniversary, before discussing a possible reunion.


“Listen, I know everybody's talking about a reunion. Hopefully one day we just get to reunite as people and just all get to say hi,” Krasinski said laughing.

After the segment with Carell ended, Krasinski then cut to his “favorite good news of the week, which involved a 15-year-old girl from California who was greeted by friends from their cars with a social distancing parade on her ride home after she finished her last chemotherapy treatment.

In an interview with the girl, Coco, on his channel, Krasinski called the teenager his “newest and biggest hero.”

“It's been amazing to see this video go everywhere and truly I don't think I've ever seen such a genuine reaction to a video where everyone was completely and totally blown away,” he told Coco of the footage of the parade that had gone viral online. “And honestly, you know, you being the hero, is there anything you want to say it everybody out there?” 

“Yeah,” she responded. “There are a lot of people like me going through things that have low immune systems or everyone that isn't going to be extremely affected by it staying home to protect people that will be is like really amazing.” 

“And it's like everyone came together to help the people that will be affected by it, which I think is really awesome,” she added. 

At the end of the show, Krasinski closed by saying, "I'm John Krasinski, and this is SGN, asking you to remember, no matter how tough life can get, there's always good in the world and we will see you next time. Good night."