CBS and Viacom

Reunited and it feels so good: CBS and Viacom, two companies which were once joined but have spent nearly thirteen years operating as separate entities, are now merging once again. The deal could take months to be totally finalized, but this is a move that should give the newly-named ViacomCBS a fighting chance to survive in the streaming era. Read More »

Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory Streaming Rights

The streaming wars are heating up as a few different media companies prepare to launch their own streaming services over the next year. While Disney+ will be first out of the gate this fall, WarnerMedia’s HBO Max won’t be far behind, and they’re throwing around all sorts of money to ensure they get as many subscriptions as possible.

Right now, negotiations are taking place for HBO Max to pick up the exclusive streaming rights to The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men, and they might end up paying as much as $1.5 billion to land all 541 episodes that make up the two shows combined. That’s significantly more than the $425 million that HBO Max already paid for the exclusive streaming rights to Friends, and even more than the $500 million NBC Universal paid for The Office. Why are these two shows so expensive? Read More »

Ron Burgundy Does Stand-Up

Last night, Will Ferrell appeared in character as Anchorman character Ron Burgundy on five different late night talk shows to do stand-up comedy and stick around for an interview with the host. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Late Show with James Corden and Conan all brought in Ron Burgundy to tell some jokes and have some of the funniest interviews these guys have ever done. All of this seems to be a promotional push for the second season of The Ron Burgundy Podcast on iHeartRadio, but we’re not going to complain just because this is an extended advertisement. This is the funniest late night TV has been in awhile. Read More »

Reggie Watts in The Bold and the Beautiful

Reggie Watts is known best as the bandleader on The Late Late Show with James Corden, and before that he brought his musical and comedic talents to Comedy Bang Bang for four seasons. But what you may not know is that those are merely side gigs for the eclectic talent, and his day job is something much more prestigious.

Reggie Watts has been a cast member on the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful since the show began. You might be wondering how you’ve never seen him on the show after all these years (other than the fact that you’ve probably never watched it), and there’s a very good reason for that as you will see in the behind the scenes documentary short below. Read More »

CBS has had no shortage of sexual assault and harassment scandals. At the top of their network, CBS fired Les Moonves after a series of sexual misconduct and assault allegations last year. NCIS: New Orleans producer Brad Kern was investigated twice. Last year, Eliza Dushku was dismissed from Bull with a $9.5 million settlement when she brought sexual harassment allegations against star Michael Weatherly.

CBS executives Kelly Kahl and Thom Sherman spoke with the Television Critics Association today. Find out how they responded to questions about Bull specifically. Bull returns for a fourth season September 23.

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The Lincoln Lawyer

CBS executive Tom Sherman announced development on a TV series based on The Lincoln Lawyer during his Television Critics Association executive session today, with television veteran David E. Kelly writing the pilot. Michael Connelly’s book was previously adapted as a movie starring Matthew McConaughey as Mickey Haller, a lawyer who practices out of his Ford Lincoln Town Car. 

The news is fresh so details are scant, but here are a few things we know about the CBS version of The Lincoln Lawyer, and a few things we can extrapolate based on our knowledge of the previous movie and book series.

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It’s a very interesting time to be a Star Trek fan. In addition to Star Trek: Discovery exploring brave new worlds on CBS All Access, several other series are in the works. For longtime fans, the upcoming Star Trek: Picard will offer a check-in with Patrick Stewart’s beloved Starfleet commander decades after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis. For newer fans, perhaps the comedic animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks will offer a bit of variety to an old but still powerful franchise.

All three shows were part of CBS All Access’s 90-minute Enter the Star Trek Universe panel at San Diego Comic-Con, where they pulled out all the stops and offered several looks at the future of the universe’s greatest science fiction franchise. Here’s what we learned.

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The Brady Bunch Box Set

The Brady Bunch is one of those seminal sitcoms from decades ago that still resonates today, even through all its cheesiness and synthetic clothing. Believe it or not, this year marks the 50th anniversary of the original series, and to celebrate, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment are giving The Brady Bunch the ultimate box set release.

The Brady Bunch 50th Anniversary TV & Movie Collection not only has all five seasons of the original series, but it also includes the TV movie sequels, the less than thrilling spin-off shows, the feature film spoof adaptations, and more. This is the ultimate Brady Bunch box set that every fan out there has been waiting for. Read More »

the good fight cbs

The Good Fight is making the case for CBS All Access by returning to broadcast TV. The critically acclaimed CBS All Access The Good Wife spin-off is airing its first season on CBS this summer in an effort to drive more viewership to the network’s streaming service.

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Along with blockbuster summer, it’s also upfronts season in the television world, and that means we’re starting to glimpse of the new shows that will be coming to the small screen for the 2019-2020 season. We’ve already seen the new trailers for FOX, ABC and NBC shows, and now CBS has unveiled their primetime slate of new shows, and we have a first look at each of them with a round-up of trailers below.

The new CBS shows include Walton Goggins getting his own show called The Unicorn, Luke Cage star Mike Colter digging into supernatural mystery with Evil, Patricia Heaton returning to the sitcom world with Carol’s Second Act, NCIS star Pauley Perrette trying her hand at comedy with Broke, and more. Watch the CBS 2019 TV Series trailers below. Read More »