‘NCIS: Sydney’ Gets Mothership Series’ Longtime Tuesday Slot In CBS Scheduling Changes

For 18 seasons, CBS’s Tuesday lineup was anchored by NCIS before the venerable crime drama moved to Mondays in fall 2021 to make room for an FBI night. Now the NCIS franchise is returning to the Tuesday 8 p.m. time period this fall with the Paramount+ Australia series NCIS: Sydney, which will premiere in the slot Nov. 14.

CBS Adds ‘Comics Unleashed With Byron Allen’ To Fall Latenight

The Byron Allen-hosted comedy talk show will begin a limited run on Monday, Sept. 18.

Season Four Of ‘The Drew Barrymore Show’ Begins September 18

The Drew Barrymore Show, which CBS called in a press release “the fastest-growing show in daytime,” will kick off its fourth season on Monday, September 18th. “I am so excited […]

Award-Winning CBS New York Medical Reporter Dr. Max Gomez Dies At 72

CBS To Transition Eight Stations From CW To Independents

On Friday, Sept. 1, its San Francisco and Pittsburgh stations introduce new call letters and branding.

CBS Faces New Super Bowl Ad Plays Thanks To Nickelodeon Simulcast

Selling commercials for the Super Bowl, once one of the least complicated processes in modern media is growing infinitely more complex. In 2024, Paramount Global will air Super Bowl LVIII on CBS and, in a first, on a separate kids-focused broadcast on Nickelodeon. In doing so, the company has created a few new wrinkles that TV networks in charge of televising the game typically don’t have to face.

CBS Honoring Late Game Show Host Bob Barker With Primetime Special

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS is giving the late game show host Bob Barker a last run on television with a prime-time tribute special that will air on the network […]

NAB To Honor CBS’s James Brown With Distinguished Service Award

The award presentation to take place at the Marconi Radio Awards during NAB Show New York on Oct. 25.

‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ To Air On CBS In September

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is coming to CBS Television Network as part of Paramount’s “Star Trek Day” celebration on Sept. 8. The first two episodes of the Paramount+ series will air back to back beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

CBS News Names Wendy McMahon New Chief

CBS News on Monday named Wendy McMahon as its CEO and president. The role expands McMahon’s prior role as co-president to having solo oversight over CBS News and its stations. Previously, McMahon shared responsibilities with Neeraj Khemlani, who on Sunday told staff he was stepping down.

Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews Takes Direct Oversight Of CBS News In Restructure

Matthews, a CBS News veteran who once supervised the Washington bureau and had been put in charge of overall newsgathering, will now have top editorial oversight for CBS News across all platforms. She will oversee all CBS News programs, bureaus, global newsgathering, streaming and digital editorial, as well as standards and practices, special events, politics, elections and surveys, social, the race and culture unit and CBS News Radio. (Image: CBS)

Steve LoCascio, President of CBS Media Ventures, To Retire

LoCascio was a veteran television executive with over 30 years experience at CBS, according to a company bio. As President, he was responsible for running the day-to-day operations of CBS Media Ventures, the first-run syndication arm of CBS, which produces or distributes programs such as Entertainment Tonight, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy!, Inside Edition and The Drew Barrymore Show, and also distributes the Judge Judy and Dr. Phil libraries. (Image courtesy CBS)

CBS Stations Names Advertising Sales And Operations Leads

‘Big Brother’ Houseguest Ousted After Dropping N-Word

Big Brother houseguest Luke Valentine has been removed from the CBS reality show after dropping the N-word during a conversation with fellow houseguests Tuesday night. “Luke violated the Big Brother code of conduct and there is zero tolerance in the house for using a racial slur, CBS said in a statement. “He has been removed from the house. His departure will be addressed in Thursday night’s show.”

Get Ready For A SpongeBob And Slime Super Bowl

CBS and Nickelodeon team up for NFL’s biggest game, marking the first time the Super Bowl has had an alternate telecast on another network.

CBS Closes Upfront, Fox Wrapping Amid Strikes & Soft Ad Market

CBS and Fox weighed in on their upfronts today, following NBC last week. CBS has closed its 2024 selling season up “low-to-mid single digits” in dollar commitments. Fox Corp. showed gains in news and is looking at a fall slate of sports, animated and unsripted content. Both companies, along with the rest of the television industry, have been in unusually protracted negotiations amid unprecedented Hollywood labor action and a problematic ad market.

Counter-Coalition Formed To Fight Local Broadcasters Over Distribution Rules

Several of the country’s biggest entertainment and streaming companies are teaming up to fight hundreds of local broadcasters over a years-old provision that would determine whether they are forced to negotiate directly with those local stations for distribution deals.  The Preserve Viewer Choice Coalition, which launched Wednesday, is made up of major entertainment companies and their broadcast networks, including Disney/ABC, Paramount/CBS, Fox Corp./Fox, NBCUniversal/NBC/Telemundo, Warner Bros. Discovery, Univision and Roku.

Chuck Norris Settles $30M Suit Against CBS, Sony Over ‘Walker, Texas Ranger’ Profits

The actor claimed that the companies exploited the series in a way to avoid paying him his 23% share of all profits.

CBS Is Latest Network To Shake Up Fall Lineup Amid Strikes

The network, which previously announced its fall lineup back in May, is now revealing an almost entirely new fall schedule amid ongoing programming disruptions throughout the TV industry from the SAG and WGA strikes. The CW and Fox also recently announced updated schedules for fall. The new CBS fall lineup leans in even more on unscripted programming as well as a mix of acquired scripted programming and expanded versions of reality shows, news and primetime sports.

‘Yellowstone’ To Air On CBS’s Reworked Fall Schedule

Yellowstone is set to make its broadcast debut as part of CBS’s fall schedule, which now includes a slew of reality series as well as a number of Paramount+ series such as SEAL Team and the original incarnation of Ghosts. The launch of Taylor Sheridan’s Kevin Costner-fronted drama, which is coming to an end with its fifth season on Paramount Network, is the headline of CBS’s reworked schedule, which has been impacted by both the writers strike and, now, actors strike.

Grammy Awards Set Ceremony And Nomination Dates

The 66th Annual Grammy Awards will air live on CBS Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024, with nominations announced Friday, Nov. 10. The awards ceremony will be broadcast on CBS beginning at 5 p.m. PT from Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, and stream live and on demand on Paramount+. The dates were announced today by CBS and the Recording Academy.

CBS News Effort Shows Growth In Solutions Journalism To Combat Bad News Fatigue

How CBS has trained reporters to deliver solutions journalism, with the help of the Solutions Journalism Network. (Image: Associated Press Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)

Gray Renews CBS Affiliations Covering 54 Markets

The agreement comprises seven markets acquired from Meredith Corp. and 47 legacy markets. All these will continue to be available locally to subscribers on Paramount+ and widely distributed across all traditional and virtual MVPD platforms.

‘Fire Country’ Spinoffs Teased By CBS Exec: ‘We’re Doubling Down’

Fire Country is guaranteed to be spreading, in the form of NCIS-like spinoffs. Season 1 of the Max Thieriot-led firefighter drama averaged 8.4 million total viewers and a 0.8 demo rating (with Live+7 playback), ranking fifth in audience among the 14 dramas CBS aired this TV season, while tying FBI for No. 1 in the demo. “We are focused on mass-appeal franchises,” CBS President-CEO George Cheeks said at the Banff World Media Festival on Tuesday. “This season’s No. 1 show was Fire Country, which completely lends itself to building out a whole new universe.”

Stephen Colbert Extends Contract To Host ‘The Late Show’ For Three More Years

While speaking at the Banff TV Festival on Tuesday, CBS CEO George Cheeks revealed that CBS had reached a contract extension with the comedian to continue as host of its top-rated The Late Show with Stephen Colbert for another three years. His current pact was set to expire this year. “We just extended him for three more years and I was praying for that to happen,” Cheeks said.

‘Tough As Nails’ Added To CBS Summer Lineup

CBS will add the competition series to its summer reality schedule, beginning with a special two-hour episode on Sunday, July 2, and Friday, July 7. It will also stream live and on demand on Paramount+ with new episodes airing every Sunday and Friday in subsequent weeks.

Tony Awards Telecast Makes Inclusive History And Puts On Quite A Show Despite Hollywood Strike

The intimate, funny-sad musical Kimberly Akimbo nudged aside splashier rivals on Sunday to win the musical crown at the Tony Awards on a night when Broadway flexed its creative muscle amid the Hollywood writers’ strike and made history with laurels for nonbinary actors J. Harrison Ghee and Alex Newell.

CBS Mulls Sale Of Its West 57th St. NYC Broadcast Center

CBS is eyeing a momentous move from its longtime broadcast facilities on West 57th Street. Sources said the network, which merged with Viacom in 2019 into what’s now called Paramount Global, is expected to soon put out a request for proposals to solicit offers on two fronts. One might be to sell CBS’s sprawling, 600,000 square-foot broadcast center on West 57th between Tenth and Eleventh avenues — the long-ago site of a dairy depot, where CBS has had a presence since the 1950s.

Carol Burnett Pitched CBS Her 90th Birthday Celebration, But It Declined — Giving NBC A Monster Hit

You’d think CBS would have jumped at the chance to snag Carol Burnett’s 90 Years of Laughter + Love birthday special. Not only did the comedy legend’s variety show run on the network for 11 seasons, but so did its 50th anniversary special in 2017. But the network said no. 90 Years went on to score an impressive 7.6 million viewers for NBC. It’s now favored to pick up an Emmy nomination.

CBS, Cox, Fox Will Pay $48M To End Ad Price-Fixing Claims

CBS, Cox and Fox have agreed to pay a total of $48 million to end claims in Illinois federal court that they participated in a scheme among major U.S. broadcasters to artificially inflate television advertising prices.

CBS And Fox Share 2022-23 Ratings Title As On-Air Viewing Continues To Slip

The Super Bowl helps Fox to a victory among adults 18-49, while CBS runs its total-viewer winning streak to 15 seasons.

‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ Reveals Familiar Face In Season 2 Finale

LL Cool J joins the show’s cast in a recurring role after wrapping his run on NCIS: Los Angeles.

CBS Summer Premiere Dates For ‘Big Brother,’ ‘The Challenge: USA’, New ‘Superfan’ & More

CBS is making its summer reality plans. The network said today that its unscripted juggernaut Big Brother will launch its 25th season with a 90-minute special on Wednesday, Aug. 2, and then air Sundays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. and Thursdays at 9.

‘Big Brother’ Gets Later Start Date As CBS Plots Strike Insurance

The competition’s 25th season is part of a backloaded summer schedule at the network.

Broadcasters Push Extended Audible Crawl Rule Waiver

Broadcasters — including their primary lobby group in Washington and affiliate associations — have told the FCC that if it does not extend its waiver of the requirement to provide oral descriptions of weather radar and other visual emergency information, they may have to cut back on those graphics for everyone.

CBS Expected To Finish 2022-23 TV Season As Most-Watched Broadcast Network

The network is currently averaging nearly 6 million primetime viewers per weeknight, setting it up to be the most-watched of the broadcasters, per live+same-day Nielsen data through April 30. This will mark CBS’ 15th consecutive season at No. 1, tying its own previous winning streak from 1955-1970.

CBS Unveils Fall 2023 Schedule That Doesn’t Factor In Strike Impact

CBS Cancels ‘East New York’ And ‘True Lies’ After First Seasons

CBS is dropping the ax on East New York and True Lies after one season. The CBS dramas’ Season 1 finales will now mark the end of both shows, airing Sunday, May 14, and Wednesday, May 17, respectively.

‘S.W.A.T.’ Un-Canceled: Drama Starring Shemar Moore Resurrected At CBS With Season 7 Renewal

S.W.A.T., which was canceled on Friday after six seasons, is coming back for a seventh season on CBS.

Paramount Pleased As It Concludes Round Of Smaller Upfront Dinners

“We’re not going back to the old way of doing things,” says ad sales head John Halley.