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CBS and Fox Share 2022-23 Ratings Title as On-Air Viewing Continues to Slip

CBS is marking its 15th consecutive season as the most watched broadcast network, and Fox claimed the 2022-23 season among adults 18-49. Each of the seven top broadcasters, however, lost some on-air audience amid the ongoing shift from linear to streaming viewing. CBS finished the September-to-May season, which officially wrapped Wednesday night, with a primetime […]

‘Big Brother’ Gets Later Start Date as CBS Plots Strike Insurance

CBS will start its original summer shows later than usual — with an eye toward shoring up the fall should labor actions in the industry delay production on scripted series. The network has set dates for the 25th season of Big Brother, the second season of The Challenge: USA and the third installment of Secret […]

CBS Unveils Fall 2023 Schedule, Keeps Strike Contingencies in Reserve

CBS will lean heavily on its roster of veteran series to start the 2023-24 TV season — though given the writers strike, any lineups networks release during the upfront period shouldn’t be taken as set in stone. The network announced its fall schedule on Wednesday morning, nine days into a Writers Guild of America strike […]

Inside the Negotiations as CBS and Sony Battled Over ‘SWAT’

In May 2017, Sony Pictures Television gave NBC a 50 percent ownership share of Timeless to get the Shawn Ryan-produced drama a second season after the broadcast network’s surprise decision to cancel the time-travel series. Flash forward six years and Sony — the independent studio where Ryan has been based with an overall deal since […]

‘Matlock,’ ‘Elsbeth,’ Wayans Comedy Land CBS Series Orders

CBS has picked up to series three of its four pilots, handing out formal orders to the Kathy Bates-led Matlock reboot, The Good Fight spinoff Elsbeth starring Carrie Preston, and the father-son comedy starring Damon Wayans and Damon Wayans Jr. that is now titled Poppa’s House. Matlock, Elsbeth and Poppa’s House are the first scripted series orders […]

‘SWAT’ Un-Canceled: CBS Reverses Course, Picks Up Seventh and Final Season

CBS’ drama SWAT will live for one more season after the network reversed course on canceling the series. Three days after announcing SWAT would end with its sixth season, which wraps on May 19, the network on Monday picked up a final season. The series, a co-production between Sony Pictures TV and CBS Studios, will […]

Shemar Moore Says “Canceling ‘SWAT’ Is a F***ing Mistake,” Calls Out TV Diversity

A day after CBS announced the cancellation of SWAT, series lead Shemar Moore took to social media to share an impassioned video of himself expressing his disappointment in how the decision was handled. The network revealed Friday that the series, on which Moore has starred as LAPD Sgt. Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson since its November 2017 […]

CBS Cancels ‘SWAT’ After Six Seasons

CBS is canceling its crime drama SWAT after six seasons. The show, an update of the 1970s cop show that stars Shemar Moore as LAPD Sgt. Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson, will air its final episode on May 19. SWAT is a co-production of Sony Pictures TV and CBS Studios. “For six seasons, the amazing talents of […]

CBS-Owned CW Stations Will Go Independent Later This Year

Changes are coming to eight CW stations that are owned by CBS. Employees at the stations were told this morning that, beginning in September, the stations will drop their affiliation with The CW and go independent. When the change goes into effect, Paramount will own 14 CBS-branded stations and 13 independent stations. According to Wendy […]

James Corden Says Goodbye in Star-Filled Final ‘Late Late Show’: “It’s Time to Go Home”

James Corden was joined by plenty of familiar faces, including some notable surprise guests, as he said goodbye to CBS’ The Late Late Show after eight years as host. Corden’s last night as host of the late night series began Thursday with a primetime special that was followed by the final episode itself. Among the […]

James Corden’s Producers Look Back on ‘Late Late’ Hits — and Misses: “Would’ve Been Nice to Have Beyoncé”

After eight years and some 1,200 episodes of The Late Late Show, James Corden is signing off. The Brit, who launched his iteration of the CBS late night show as a virtual unknown among U.S. viewers in 2015, has announced that he’ll be returning to the U.K. with his wife and three children. The decision […]

Peacock Orders ‘Love Island Games’ Spinoff

Peacock is returning to Love Island after ordering the first spinoff series for the international reality TV phenomenon. Love Island Games from ITV Entertainment is set to premiere this fall and will bring together popular islanders from the U.S. version and other international iterations of the reality TV phenomenon for a second shot at love. […]