CBS New Shows 2015

Here are all of the trailers for CBS’s new 2015-2016 TV lineup

By on May 14, 2015 at 10:40 AM.

Here are all of the trailers for CBS’s new 2015-2016 TV lineup

On Monday, we shared the cancellations and renewals for the five major networks: NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox and The CW. There weren’t too many surprises on the list, but it doesn’t really matter, because what we’re really interested in are the new shows that will be premiering over the next 12 months.

Up next, we’re taking a look at all of the trailers that CBS has put online.

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Cancelled TV Shows List 2015

Did your favorite show get the ax? A complete list of TV show cancellations

By on May 11, 2015 at 12:13 PM.

Did your favorite show get the ax? A complete list of TV show cancellations

The month of May is crunch time for network television shows, as this is the time when networks decide to cut bait with shows with low ratings. We now have the complete list of shows on all four major networks that won’t be returning in the fall — check it out below.

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Showtime Streaming Service

HBO Now streaming rival from Showtime to launch ‘in the coming months’

By on May 7, 2015 at 5:01 PM.

HBO Now streaming rival from Showtime to launch ‘in the coming months’

On an earnings call this afternoon, CBS CEO Les Moonves announced that the Showtime over-the-top service will launch in the coming months. The idea of a Showtime streaming service was floated shortly after HBO revealed its own offering — HBO Now — but no details were revealed at the time. More →

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Arnold Schwarzenegger The Late Late Show

Watch Arnold Schwarzenegger reenact all of his best movies in 6 minutes

By on May 5, 2015 at 12:44 PM.

Watch Arnold Schwarzenegger reenact all of his best movies in 6 minutes

Taking the reins as a new host on an established talk show is a difficult process, but James Corden and his writers are already finding ways to make The Late Late Show their own.

The best segment so far has celebrities reenacting scenes from all of their most famous film roles, and this week, Arnold Schwarzenegger stopped by to run through his entire acting career in 6 minutes flat. More →

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Late Show With Stephen Colbert

‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ is coming to CBS on September 8th

By on January 12, 2015 at 9:45 PM.

‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ is coming to CBS on September 8th

It’s been tough to start 2015 knowing that we wouldn’t be seeing Stephen Colbert’s incredible character on our television screens any longer, but now we know when the man behind The Colbert Report will be making his triumphant return. CBS announced on Monday that Late Show with Stephen Colbert will debut on Tuesday, September 8th at 11:35 p.m. ET. More →

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Showtime Online Streaming Service

The death of cable TV is coming

By on November 6, 2014 at 12:35 PM.

The death of cable TV is coming

Just as we had all hoped, it looks like HBO’s announcement of an over-the-top service is starting a revolution in the TV industry. The Wall Street Journal reports that CBS is planning to offer its own standalone streaming service for Showtime as well. CBS CEO Leslie Moonves said that the online offering will “fairly definitively” be available in 2015, making next year the most terrifying in recent history for cable providers across the United States. More →

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CBS Aereo Lawsuit

CBS CEO admits company wouldn’t suffer at all if Aereo keeps operating

By on February 21, 2014 at 6:45 PM.

CBS CEO admits company wouldn’t suffer at all if Aereo keeps operating

CBS is one of a number of broadcasters enraged that Internet TV startup Aereo is still in business. At one point, the company said that it would discontinue its over-the-air broadcasts if Aereo was permitted to keep operating. Aereo, as many will recall, allows users to stream TV to their computers and mobile devices for $8 per month, and it skirts standard licensing fees by pulling free TV transmissions out of the air with physical HD antennas and then piping them over the web. While broadcasters have sued the startup in an effort to shut it down, CBS CEO Leslie Moonves’s recent comments suggest he doesn’t think his company would really suffer at all if Aereo wins in court. More →

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Apple’s upcoming streaming TV service again tipped by CBS CEO

By on March 12, 2012 at 7:35 AM.

Apple’s upcoming streaming TV service again tipped by CBS CEO

Apple CEO Steve Jobs approached CBS approximately one year ago in an attempt to secure a content deal for a streaming television service that was in development at the time. CBS chief executive Leslie Moonves publicly spoke of the negotiations once before during an earnings call late last year, and now he is quoted again after having reportedly discussed the matter on stage during a presentation at the UCLA Entertainment Symposium. “I told Steve, ‘You know more than me about 99 percent of things but I know more about the television business,’ ” Moonves said according to Hollywood Reporter. Moonves said he denied Jobs access to CBS content for the service out of fear it might disrupt CBS’s existing revenue streams. Apple is reportedly still working on a unique streaming TV service that it intends to launch alongside an Apple-branded HDTV later this year. Some reports suggest the service may treat channels like apps, allowing users to subscribe to individual channels or groups of channels a la carte. More →

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Amazon inks licensing deal with CBS; Cheers, Star Trek added to Amazon Prime library

By on July 20, 2011 at 11:14 PM.

Amazon inks licensing deal with CBS; Cheers, Star Trek added to Amazon Prime library

Amazon and CBS have reached a licensing deal in which CBS will provide Amazon Prime subscribers with access to its television shows.The deal will add 2,000 TV episodes from popular shows such as The Tudors, Medium, Frasier, Cheers, Numb3rs, and the full Star Trek franchise to the Amazon Prime library, which already has more than 8,000 movies and TV shows. Amazon expects the content to be available during this summer and it confirmed that its Instant Video customers will also have access to the library. Read on for the full press release. More →

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CBS will remove some Showtime shows from Netflix

By on March 23, 2011 at 9:32 PM.

CBS will remove some Showtime shows from Netflix

CBS confirmed today with Dow Jones that it will pull some of its Showtime television shows from Netflix, and apparently Netflix is pretty shocked by the news. A Showtime spokesperson said that it will remove the episodes of shows that are currently still airing on television from Netflix’s portfolio when the current partnership deal between the CBS and Netflix ends this summer. “We’re perplexed by this,” Steve Swasey, a Netflix spokesperson told Dow Jones. “We have great Showtime shows available on our service, and we expect to continue with those shows. We have a very good relationship with CBS and all its channels.” Two popular shows that are currently offered by Netflix and are still airing are “Californication” and “Dexter.” As big “Californication” fans here at BGR, we’re pretty bummed by the news. More →

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Netflix and CBS ink two-year content deal

By on February 23, 2011 at 5:24 AM.

Netflix and CBS ink two-year content deal

Netflix on Tuesday announced a new deal with CBS that will bring shows from the CBS library to Netflix’s portfolio of streaming content. The news comes on the same day Amazon finally debuted its new streaming video service for Amazon Prime members. Netflix and CBS did not disclose the terms of the deal, saying only that it will bring CBS content to Netflix’s “Watch Instantly” service for the next two years. CBS also has an option to extend the deal for another two years. Content covered by this new deal includes episodes of new shows such as Medium and Flashpoint, as well as full seasons of shows like Frasier and Cheers. “We are thrilled to be bringing CBS shows to Netflix and are looking forward to growing our relationship over time,” Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement. “Netflix is now the only online premium subscription service with shows featured on all four broadcast networks and dozens of cable TV’s biggest brands.” Hit the break for the full press release from Netflix. More →

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Last.fm to nix free streaming to mobile, other devices

By on February 8, 2011 at 2:59 AM.

Last.fm to nix free streaming to mobile, other devices

CBS-owned Last.fm announced on Monday that it will soon discontinue its free ad-supported streaming music service for cell phones and home entertainment devices. Last.fm is a custom Internet radio service that competes with the likes of Pandora and Slacker Radio. The service currently streams to computers, to cell phones and to various home entertainment devices such as DVD players and set-top boxes, with two available subscription models — a free ad-supported version and an ad-free version for $3 per month. As of February 15th, free streaming to mobile devices and to home entertainment devices will be shut off, with the exception of Xbox 360 and Windows Phone 7 devices, and only paid subscribers will be able to utilize the service. Delivering ad-supported streaming services to mobile and other non-PC devices is not practical, Last.fm stated in a blog post, so the company will no longer offer the option. Free ad-supported streaming to Last.fm’s website will remain, however, as will free streaming to the Last.fm desktop PC app. The shift in strategy now creates a new speed bump for the service, as Last.fm’s biggest competitors will continue to offer free streaming options for mobile and other devices. More →

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