CBS CEO Les Moonves has resigned from his position following a slew of new sexual assault and harassment allegations after initial reports of his sexual misconduct were first published in July. Moonves had been negotiating a $100 million exit package for the past few months, but a New Yorker report detailing six new women raising sexual misconduct allegations have prompted his immediate resignation without any exit compensation.
Moonves’ resignation puts into question the potential re-merger of CBS with its former parent conglomerate Viacom, of which Moonves was a bitter opponent. But as CBS announced that it settled the ongoing court battle over the merger, it seems the issue has come to a halt — affecting the potential reunion of the Star Trek TV and movie franchises.
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Kelly Kahl, president of CBS entertainment, gave an executive session before the Television Critics Association knowing full well that a majority of questions would center around the sexual misconduct allegations brought against Les Moonves, the Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Corporation. The New Yorker published Ronan Farrow’s investigation last week where six women came forward with stories about Moonves involving physical assault, sexual harassment and blacklisting the women when they refused his advances.
While CBS wanted to discuss the new fall shows presented to the TCA this afternoon, Kahl still said what he could about the investigation, the network’s response to continued workplace allegations, those who have and have not come out in support of CBS and more. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, November 6th, 2014 by Angie Han
Showtime is following HBO into the cord-cutting era. The premium cable network has said we’re likely to see standalone Showtime streaming in 2015, just a few weeks after rival HBO announced the same thing. Hit the jump for more details on the possible standalone Showtime streaming offering.
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Posted on Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 by Angie Han
Dexter has to end sometime, but Showtime’s been reluctant to say exactly when. Execs have avoided confirming the end of the series, even as they’ve acknowledged that it’s “moving toward a definite end” in Season 8, and one producer has even floated the possibility of a movie sequel. Today, however, we have an indirect confirmation from CBS head Les Moonves that Dexter will really and truly be over after Season 8. Hit the jump to keep reading.
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