‘CSI: Vegas’ Renewed For Season 2 By CBS

CBS has renewed freshman drama CSI: Vegas, a sequel to the groundbreaking 2000 series, for a second season to premiere during the 2022-23 broadcast season. Season 1 of CSI: Vegas was led by the original series’ stars William Petersen and Jorja Fox. Petersen had signed on only to reprise his role as Gil Grissom in the initial 10-episode installment. He will not continue as an actor but will remain an executive producer for Season 2. According to sources, Fox’s contract allows her to continue as Sara Sidle if she chooses to, and the series’ producers are hopeful that she may come back.

As CBS Sells Its Last Major Piece Of Real Estate, It’s Returning To Where The Network Began — More Than 80 Years Ago

ViacomCBS’s $1.85 billion sale of its CBS Studio Center lot — known in the industry as CBS Radford — represents the end of an era for the company, and a further shift away from physical properties by legacy entertainment companies as their streaming counterparts bulk up.

CBS Orders ‘Beyond The Edge’ Reality Series From Jeff Probst

Eliza Dushku Speaks Out On Sexual Harassment, Firing And Retaliation On CBS’s ‘Bull’

Actor Eliza Dushku shared her experience facing sexual harassment on the set of CBS’s Bull in front of a House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, speaking out about being fired from the show and forced to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

CBS Says It’s The Most Watched Broadcaster Of 2021-22 TV Season So Far

CBS is touting its viewership for the 2021-22 broadcast season, claiming that its viewers have consumed more that 166 million minutes of CBS programming, more than any other broadcast network. Of the aggregated number, primetime viewing accounts for over 59 billion minutes, CBS says.

CBS Sets Midseason Schedule With Few Changes

Medical drama Good Sam and a new season of Celebrity Big Brother will join a largely stable schedule.

CBS To Make US World Cup Qualifier At Jamaica Available Only As Stream

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS, which has the U.S.-English language rights to the Americans’ World Cup qualifier at Jamaica next week, said Tuesday it will make the Nov. 16 match available only on its Paramount+ subscription streaming service. CBS announced in March it had reached an agreement with IMG and Mediapro to acquire rights to […]

Gray Television Renews CBS Affiliate Agreements

The multiyear deal extends relationship across 47 markets.

Locast To Fork Over $32M To Settle Broadcaster-Led Copyright Suit

In the wake of a court order that permanently shut down Locast, the erstwhile provider of free streams of local broadcast TV feeds is now on the hook to pay $32 million in statutory damages after agreeing to settle a copyright lawsuit brought by ABC, CBS, Fox and NBCUniversal.

‘Ghosts’ Scores Speedy Full-Season Pickup At CBS

The network has handed out a rapid second-season renewal to the supernatural comedy starring Rose McIver and Utkarsh Ambudkar. The show launched Oct. 7 to warm reviews and has performed well with the limited delayed viewing figures available.

Dr. Phil, CBS Sued After Teen Allegedly Was Sexually Assaulted At Utah Center

A woman who alleges she was sexually assaulted at a Utah ranch is suing Phil McGraw and ViacomCBS for negligence, claiming that the popular TV doctor recommended she be treated at the facility on the day she appeared on his show.

James Corden Turned CBS Exec Nick Bernstein Into Latenight TV’s Most Unlikely Star

Nick Bernstein, CBS senior vice president of latenight programming, West Coast, has the pandemic to thank for a new twist to his job. Bernstein has become an almost nightly presence on The Late Late Show With James Corden, as the host and the show’s producers dream up new and elaborate ways to put their boss in weird and uncomfortable situations on camera.

Mark Harmon Exits ‘NCIS’ After 18 Seasons

Monday’s episode of NCIS was Mark Harmon’s final one as the lead of the long-running CBS procedural. He exits the show after 18 years of playing Leroy Jethro Gibbs, dating back to the character’s introduction on JAG in 2003. Though Harmon is leaving the series, CBS’s longest-running and most watched current scripted show, executive producer and showrunner Steven D. Binder left the door open for Gibbs to return sometime in the future.

‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ & ‘FBI: International’ Get Full-Season Orders At CBS

The first back orders for new fall 2021 series have gone to CBS’s NCIS: Hawai’i and FBI: International. The breakout success of the two shows, which have been among the bright spots so far this season, underscores the value of popular procedural drama franchises as arguably the best — and safest — bets on broadcast TV these days with three NCIS, three Chicago, three FBI, two 9-1-1 and two (soon to be three) Law & Order series all doing well.

James Corden To Bring Back Studio Audience

The Late Late Show with James Corden will welcome back a live studio audience starting tonight, Monday, Sept. 27. The number of audience members will be reduced to 50, normally 170, to allow for social distancing in the audience section. Also, all audience members must show proof of vaccination, participate in a health screening and wear a mask.

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Raquel Amparo Named President And GM Of CBS’ Dallas-Fort Worth Stations

Amparo has been named President and General Manager of CBS News and Stations’ local businesses in Dallas-Fort Worth, including KTVT-TV (CBS 11), KTXA-TV (TXA 21), CBSN Dallas-Fort Worth and CBSDFW.com. The announcement was made today by Wendy McMahon, President and Co-Head, CBS News and Stations, and Adrienne Roark, President, CBS Stations. Amparo will report directly to Roark and assume her new role on Monday, Sept. 27. (Image: Raquel Amparo)

CBS To Phase Out CBSN Name For News Streaming Service

‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Rises In Series Finale, ‘Big Brother’ Wins Thursday

The Brooklyn Nine-Nine series finale rose in its final episode, earning a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demo and 2.17 million viewers, per fast affiliates. But it came in second to Big Brother on CBS, which ruled Thursday in all fields. The latest episode (0.9, 3.77M)  of the reality series was the highest-rated and most-watched title of the evening.

Priyanka Chopra Posts On ‘The Activist’ And Admits, ‘The Show Got It Wrong’

CBS’s ‘The Activist’ Goes From Competition Show To Documentary After Harsh Blowback

CBS is retooling its progressive-minded reality series The Activist before it even airs. The five-week series that was poised to be a reality competition show that pitted activists against activists in a battle for relevancy on social media is being creatively retooled as a “documentary special.” It is no longer scheduled to air as originally planned on Oct. 22.

Former CBS Affiliate Relations Exec Peter Schruth Dies At 69

Cedric The Entertainer Wants To Make The Emmys More Accessible

The comedian and star of CBS’s The Neighborhood, who will host this year’s Emmys, talks about his inclusive approach to TV’s big night and why “I don’t want that Oscars feel.”

CBS Expands Metrics For Ad Guarantees

This TV season, CBS is staying with proven, broad-based big TV franchises — NCIS, FBI and CSI —  while moving to broader set viewer guarantees for advertisers. Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment, speaking at the Television Critics Association’s virtual press tour event, said the network’s ”prime-sales team has been working with our clients to look at sales metrics more holistically, with focus on viewers 18+ and 25+.”

‘The Daily Show’ Moving To ViacomCBS Times Square HQ In Return To Studio

Host Trevor Noah will bring Comedy Central’s latenight comedy series The Daily Show back to the studio tonight, for the first time since March of 2020. Noah had been hosting the show (renamed The Daily Social Distancing Show) from his apartment ever since New York City first shut down in the early weeks of the pandemic. However, The Daily Show will be leaving the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood in Manhattan (where it has originated since Craig Kilborn hosted the program), and move to parent company ViacomCBS’s corporate headquarters in Times Square.

‘The Never Game’ Lands At CBS

A series adaptation of Jeffery Deaver’s 2019 novel, starring This Is Us actor Justin Hartley, has found a home at the Eye Network. The project, which first went into development back in January, is moving forward with a pilot production commitment.

CBS Returns To New Year’s Eve Live Programming With ‘Nashville’s Big Bash’

CBS is throwing its hat into the New Year’s Eve concert special ring after two decades on the sidelines with New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash headlined by some of country’s biggest stars. The special will air live from downtown Nashville Dec. 31 (8-11 p.m. ET/PT, 11:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., ET/PT) on CBS and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.

Akbar Gbajabiamila Joins ‘The Talk’ As Co-Host

American Ninja Warrior personality Akbar Gbajabiamila is joining the CBS talk show as a permanent co-host for Season 12. Gbajabiamila is essentially replacing Elaine Welteroth, who stepped down from the dais on Tuesday. (Or maybe he’s replacing Carrie Ann Inaba, who, following a lengthy hiatus, officially left The Talk earlier this month.)

CBS’ Strong Upfront, Early NFL Deal-Making Yields Solid Advertising Position

Gaining a big draft from the overall strength of the national TV market, ViacomCBS — as well as other major TV network groups — inked stronger, high-priced NFL ad deals, helped by new connected TV (CTV) streaming services that will air the league games. “We have actually gone to double-digit [percentage price] increases for the NFL throughout the regular season and playoffs,” says John Bogusz, EVP of sports sales and marketing for CBS Sports. “We are very well sold going into the season.”

‘The Talk’ Turnover Continues As Elaine Welteroth Departs

The former Teen Vogue editor is the second co-host to exit the CBS daytime show in two weeks, following Carrie Ann Inaba. Welteroth’s departure leaves The Talk with three co-hosts: Sheryl Underwood, Amanda Kloots and the recently hired Jerry O’Connell.

Carrie Ann Inaba Exits CBS’s ‘The Talk’

Carrie Ann Inaba won’t be returning to The Talk for the CBS daytime talk show’s upcoming season. Inaba, who replaced Julie Chen as a permanent co-host in January 2019, had been on a leave of absence from the show since April.

‘Big Brother’ Records 9 Positive COVID Tests, Production Not Affected

Los Angeles Country’s COVID database on Thursday showed nine positive tests on Stage 18 of the CBS Studio Center (aka CBS Radford) in Studio City. The outbreak is tied to CBS’s Big Brother, which is filming its 23rd season there, sources said. The nine positive tests for crew members had been registered over several weeks since July 26, with most of those impacted already back at work after being quarantined and subsequently cleared.

Emmys Ceremonies To Require Negative COVID Tests For Attendees As Well As Vax Proof

The Television Academy said Thursday that attendees at next month’s Primetime Emmy Awards and Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be required to provide a negative COVID test in addition to being fully vaccinated. This year’s ceremonies are being limited to nominees and a guest with the rise of the Delta variant this summer hampering the return to fully live in-person events in Los Angeles and around the country.

Broadcast Nets To Televise Biden’s Afghanistan Remarks At 3:45 PM ET

The broadcast networks will break into their regularly scheduled programming at 3:45 p.m. ET Monday to take President Biden’s remarks from the East Room on the crisis in Afghanistan and Taliban forces having taken over the presidential palace and now the country as a whole.

‘Price Is Right’ To Celebrate 50 Years With Primetime Special On CBS

CBS will mark 50 years of contestants comin’ on down for The Price Is Right with a two-hour primetime special next month. Set for 9-11 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, the special will look back at the biggest winners, never-before-seen outtakes and feature a salute to 35-year host Bob Barker.

Did ‘CBS This Morning’ Close Ratings Gap With ‘GMA,’ ‘Today’ Under Anthony Mason?

“CBS This Morning” needs all the help it can get. The daily talk and news program ranks third out of the big three broadcast networks’ morning shows, and really isn’t even all that close in viewership to NBC’s “Today” show or ABC’s “Good Morning America.” But it’s made progress.

Ratings: MLB ‘Field of Dreams’ Game Tops Thursday, B99 Returns Steady

In the latest TV ratings, Fox’s primetime coverage of the MLB’s “Field of Dreams” game between the Yankees and White Sox averaged 5.2 million total viewers and a 1.3 demo rating (in fast nationals), topping Thursday in both measures.

ViacomCBS Sued By A+E Studios Unit Over ‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ Cancellation

Court Affirms Judge Judy’s $47M Paycheck

Life felt a lot like TV judicial nonfiction as an appeals court poured ice cold water on efforts to drag the big salary of Judge Judy into the profits dust-up between CBS and Rebel Entertainment Partners over the now shuttered syndicated show. “It’s always gratifying when the correct judgment is affirmed,” Sheindlin said.

CBS Taps Jon Koa To Head Comedy Development

Jon Koa, the former Condé Nast Entertainment and ABC executive, will be executive VP comedy development for CBS Entertainment. He takes over for Julie Pernworth, who left the broadcast network in June.