CBS to air Tony Awards through 2013

Network has aired Broadway awards show since 1978

CBS has committed to airing the Tony Awards for three more years.

The network has signed an agreement with the the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing to telecast the annual award show through 2013. The awards show has been part of the CBS family since 1978.

"For more than three decades, The Tony Awards has been an annual CBS showcase and a big part of our ongoing commitment to support the performing arts on television," said Jack Sussman, executive vp of specials, music and live events. "We look forward to continuing this great partnership and bringing the best of Broadway to our viewers for many years to come."

The 63rd annual Tony Awards received two Emmys this year.
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