CBS Picks Up Comedy Pilot From ‘Raymond’ Vet

CBS Renews Hit Drama ‘NCIS’ For 9th Season

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Television’s top-rated scripted series, “NCIS,” will be back this fall for a ninth season. CBS says it’s renewing the drama that stars Mark Harmon and an ensemble cast including Michael Weatherly, Rocky Carroll and Pauley Perrette. “NCIS” has climbed steadily in the ratings since its 2003 debut, with this week’s episode […]

Charlie Sheen Says ‘Thank You’ From Rehab

In a statement Wednesday, the Two and a Half Men star thanked his bosses, CBS chief Les Moonves and Warner Bros.’ TV division President Bruce Rosenblum, for “their concern and support.” It was issued hours after the Los Angeles Fire Department released a 5-minute recording of a 911 call.

NFL Player’s Union Goes After CBS

A 30-second spot, which can be seen on the union’s YouTube channel, is intended to pressure CBS into airing the original ad, which was to appear on the CBS College Sports Network on Feb. 5 during the NFLPA All-Star Game.

HLN Host Nancy Grace Sued By Former Colleague

NFL Players: CBS Rejected ‘Let Us Play’ Ad

CBS has rejected the “Let Us Play” ad from the National Football League Players Association that was to air Feb. 5, on the CBS College Sports Network, the union says.

As Super Bowl Nears, NFL Outlook Cloudy

The NFL collective bargaining agreement is set to expire on March 4, and as both sides remain entrenched, a lockout now seems all but inevitable. In a worst-case scenario, the entire 2011-12 campaign would be scuttled, resulting in losses of hundreds of millions of dollars in ad revenue and sending media buyers scrambling for replacements. Indeed, the NFL plays such a critical role in the TV market that even the loss of a handful of games could be catastrophic to the spring upfront.

CBS Adds Knight/Madison Ensemble Comedy Pilot

CBS Renews ‘The Talk’ For 2011-12

CBS’s new daily daytime talk show hosted by Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete and Leah Remini to return for a second season.

CBS Sets Air Date For ‘Minds’ Spinoff

CBS Picks Up Medical, PI Drama Pilots

NATPE 2011

Syndicators Debate Tests, Talent And Barter

A group of syndie execs examine both sides of issues including short-run tests for new shows; whether barter-based deals would diminish as cash starts to free up; what the slim pickings in new shows this year means; and whether there are obvious replacements on the horizon for Regis Philbin, Oprah Winfrey and Mary Hart.

Canadian ‘Flashpoint’ In U.S. Syndie Deal

Flashpoint has become the first of the Canadian imports to land a U.S. syndication deal in a complex arrangement with CBS and Ion that will allow both Flashpoint’s current U.S. network home, CBS, and its new one, Ion, to air originals of the procedural about an elite tactical unit.

CBS Picks Up Cop Pilot From Price, De Niro

CBS’s Kucharz Explains Local Digital Strategy

CBS has been rapidly expanding its local online and mobile efforts by integrating the efforts of its O&Os and radio stations into 15 regional portals, says Ezra Kucharz, president of local digital media. He explains how mobile devices, tablets, check-in services and other developments are creating a robust local digital market.

CBS Greenlights ‘Ringer’ With Sarah Michelle Gellar

Marissa Jaret Winokur Leaves CBS’s ‘The Talk’

WINTER PRESS TOUR

CBS Has ‘High Level Of Concern’ Over Sheen

Entertainment President Nina Tassler says the network is worried about Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen “on a personal level” but insists “he does his job extremely well.”

‘Early Show’ Ratings Slip Year Over Year

In their first week, the new CBS Early Show team earned 8% fewer viewers than the veteran team they replaced did in the same week last year, final Nielsen numbers show. But they didn’t suffer a mass exodus.

America Ferrera, Jerry Stiller To Guest On ‘Wife’

CBS Renews ‘Bang’ For Three More Seasons

CBS has renewed The Big Bang Theory for three more seasons. The multi-year deal means the hit comedy, which stars Emmy winner Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco, will go on through the 2013-14 season.

Charlie Sheen And CBS Ready To Collide

As Charlie Sheen came perilously close on Tuesday to missing his call time on Two and a Half Men, CBS, Warner Bros. Television and executive producer Chuck Lorre were struggling with how to address the problem of their No. 1 star and his private behavior.

Justin Bieber Returning To Guest Star On ‘CSI’

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS says Justin Bieber is returning as a guest star to “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” where he made his acting debut last fall. CBS announced on Tuesday that the teenage superstar will reprise his role as a troubled teen whose brother was killed by the CSIs at the end of his […]

CBS ‘EcoAd’ Pays 10% To Local E-Causes

CES 2011

Boxee Inks CBS Deal, Working On iPad App

Katy Perry To Guest On `How I Met Your Mother’

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-nominated pop star Katy Perry will guest star on an episode of CBS’ hit comedy “How I Met Your Mother.” The network announced Thursday that Perry will play the naive, beautiful cousin of Zoey, played by Jennifer Morrison. CBS didn’t say when the episode will air. The series stars Josh Radnor, […]

New Year, New On-Air Team At ‘Early Show’

The CBS show’s new lineup consists of former Saturday Early Show anchors Chris Wragge and Erica Hill, and weathercaster Marysol Castro, formerly of ABC’s Good Morning America weekend edition. CBS News correspondent Jeff Glor is the news reader.

PRIMETIME BROADCAST RATINGS ROUNDUP: DEC. 20-26

CBS Stays On Top Again Last Week

The massive Northeastern snowstorm denied NBC its usual Sunday prime-time powerhouse with the cancellation of the Philadelphia Eagles-Minnesota Vikings game. It was rescheduled for Tuesday, airing too late to help NBC in last week’s Nielsen ratings report. CBS came out on top, averaging 7.1 million viewers (4.5 rating/8 share).

FilmOn Founder Says He Is Suing CBS, CNET

FilmOn founder Alki David says he plans to sue CBS and its CNET tech website for “illegal distribution of DRM [digital rights management] removal software as well as the illegal distribution of file sharing software with malicious intent to infringe on copyright.”

CBS Reorders Schedule At Midseason

It shifts Blue Bloods to Wednesday. New comedy Mad Love, dramas Chaos and a Criminal Minds spinoff round out network’s midseason moves.

FilmOn To CBS: ‘Hypocritical, Thieving Liars’

FilmOn may have been handed a temporary restraining order preventing it from re-streaming the network O&Os, but the service’s billionaire founder Alki David is retaliating by accusing plaintiff CBS with promoting piracy of music, movies and TV shows through CNET.

 

CBS, Fox Bar Shows From Google TV

Google Inc.’s drive to bring the Internet to living-room TVs and generate fresh advertising sales is being threatened by the failure to obtain popular shows such as Glee and NCIS. CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves and Chase Carey, the No. 2 executive at Fox parent News Corp., say after months of talks they’re in no hurry to let Google TV offer shows via the Web for free. They say there have been no lucrative offers and they aren’t sure of the search company’s intentions.

CBS To Stream College Hoops Online, Mobile

CBS Sports will again simulcast a run of college hoops games gratis on the Web and mobile devices, while adding a social-media component. A series of live games from three conferences highlighted by Kentucky-Louisville and the Big Ten championship will be available.

CBS, Alba Developing Twitter-Based Family Comedy

CBS Nabs Michael Patrick King Sitcom

Jason Alexander Preps Return To TV

Big 4 Nets Top List Of Must-See Programming

Give us the Big Four before we cut the cord, 300 people told a Needham & Co. survey. “We found that if folks listed one broadcaster, they generally listed them all,” said Needham’s Laura Martin. “They think of the four broadcasters as a monolith.

‘CSI’ Creator Sells Quartet Of Drama Projects

UBS GLOBAL MEDIA CONFERENCE

CBS Predicts 3.4% Gain In Broadcast Ad Rev

Speaking at UBS’s 38th annual global media and communications conference in New York, CBS Chief Research Officer David Poltrack said that network television advertising revenues are up 6.2% in 2010, up from his previous forecast of 5%.

CBS, ABC To Air On-Going News Specials

CBS launched its new series “Tough Choices” Wednesday night on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric and ABC News is starting an on-going special of its own titled “Afghanistan: Can We Win?” that will air across all ABC platforms starting Monday.