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.
November 7, 2012 |
Higher fees for programming boosted broadcasting giant CBS Corp. to a solid third quarter with 15.7% growth in profit. For the period that ended Sept. 30, the company reported net earnings of $391 million, or 60 cents a share, up from $338 million, or 50 cents a share, during the third quarter of 2011. The earnings matched Wall Street analysts' forecasts. "CBS is keeping its streak with another quarter of record-breaking results," Chief Executive Leslie Moonves said Wednesday in a conference call with analysts.
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.
August 17, 2012 |
CBS has dropped its copyright infringement lawsuit againstABC's reality series "The Glass House," which the network had contended was a close copy of its"Big Brother" reality show. Executives maintained the low rating of "Glass House" made the suit unnecessary. "The viewers have spoken and delivered the ultimate form of justice against 'The Glass House,' " said the statement from CBS. "As a result, we filed in federal court this morning a voluntary dismissal without prejudice of our claims against ABC. " However, CBS left open the door for further legal action: "We reserve the right to re-file this claim against ABC/"The Glass House" or any other entity, that goes to such shocking lengths to duplicate our copyright material.
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.
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...
September 23, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 30 - Oct. 6 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Home & Family: This new lifestyle series takes place in a New England Colonial-style home on the backlot at Universal Studios where hosts Mark Steines and Paige Davis focus on everything in the domestic universe (10 a.m. Hallmark). The Real Housewives of New York City: Ramona throws a charity event in the season finale (9 p.m. Bravo)
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.
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...