October 4, 2013 |
David Letterman isn't going away just yet. The CBS late-night host has extended his contract through 2015. His deal had been set to expire in 2014. In a statement, Letterman cracked that he had a conversation with CBS Chief Executive Leslie Moonves and they both agreed that "I needed a little more time to fully run the show into the ground. " PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments Letterman has been with CBS since 1993. Though he currently trails rival Jay Leno in the ratings, CBS is optimistic that will change when Leno steps down and is replaced by Jimmy Fallon early next year.
November 16, 2012 |
CBS is breaking up its low-rated "Partners. " The network is canceling the comedy about the professional and personal relationship of two male friends -- one of whom is gay. The show, from "Will & Grace" co-creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, was the lowest-performing show on the network's Monday hit comedy bloc, which includes "Mike and Molly" and "2 Broke Girls. " "Partners" is the third new show to be canceled this season. CBS yanked "Made in Jersey" while NBC pulled "Animal Practice.
June 15, 2012 |
CBS tried to shutter ABC's reality series "The Glass House," but a federal judge on Friday said the show will go on. Claiming the ABC series is a "Big Brother" copycat, CBS filed for a temporary restraining order in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles against "Glass House" that would have blocked its Monday premiere. The network had already sued ABC and "Glass House" producers claiming copyright infringement and misappropriation of trade secrets; that suit is still pending.
December 6, 2012 |
CBS has announced mid-season dates for the premiere of its new drama "Golden Boy" and the seventh-season return of "Rules of Engagement. " "Golden Boy," which stars Theo James as an ambitious cop who becomes the youngest police commissioner in the history of New York City, will air with two previews on Feb. 26 and March 5 -- both at 10 p.m. -- before moving to its regular Friday at 10 p.m. slot on March 8. "Rules of Engagement" will return on...
June 14, 2013 |
President Obama has been left on the cutting room floor of CBS' new summer series "Under the Dome. " An audio clip of the president that was in the first hour of the series that CBS sent to critics earlier this month will be cut from the episode that will ultimately air, a CBS spokesman said. The show, based on a Stephen King book, is about a small town that for mysterious reasons becomes enclosed under a huge transparent dome. In the scene, which comes at the end of the first hour, Obama is heard amid a slew of fake reports talking about what is going in the town.
August 28, 2012 |
ABC has wooed a veteran CBS executive for a key position at the network. Andy Kubitz, CBS senior vice president of scheduling, is expected to join Walt Disney Co.'s ABC as its top scheduler, people close to the situation said. Kubitz will fill the void at ABC left by the departure of its scheduler Jeff Bader, who bolted from the network earlier this month for NBC. Bader had been with ABC for almost 25 years but the lure of a bigger title and paycheck at the Peacock network proved irresistible.
June 29, 2012 |
The long legal battle between CBS and the Federal Communications Commission over Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show is over. The Supreme Court on Friday refused to hear the FCC's request to reinstate a $550,000 indecency fine against CBS for the halftime performance featuring Jackson and Justin Timberlake, who at the end of a song tore a piece of Jackson's top, exposing her bare breast to an audience of about 90 million. In November, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia upheld its earlier ruling that the FCC's indecency fine against the network was invalid.
February 7, 2013 |
Celebrities walking the carpet in flashy, wild and revealing outfits has come to be an expected part of the award show experience, and the Grammys are no different. But on the heels of a Super Bowl broadcast that included the game MVP dropping an f-bomb on national television, CBS executives have reached out to those attending music's biggest night with a simple directive: cover up. According to an emailed "Wardrobe Advisory" sent by the...
October 14, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 14 - 20 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Arthur: A new kid in town charms Arthur and friends with her stories in the season premiere of the animated children's series (3:30 p.m. KLCS and 4 p.m. KVCR). How I Met Your Mother: Unable to decide who should be little Marvin's godparents, Marshall and Lily (Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan) put Ted, Robin and Barney (Josh Radnor, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris)
February 5, 2013 |
There has been no outcry against CBS from viewers angry with the network's unintentional airing of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco swearing while celebrating the team's Super Bowl win, according to a senior executive at the network. "We've gotten a handful of complaints [but] there are more people asking questions about the blackout," said Martin Franks, executive vice president of planning, policy and government affairs for CBS. In an interview, Franks said the only way the network could have avoided picking up Flacco's swearing would have been to put the entire game on a tape delay.