It’s the end of June. The weather is heating up and the concerts are kicking off and blockbuster movies are trickling out every week, but it’s never too early to start thinking about the fall TV schedule. As of this week, we now know the complete schedule for all five of the major networks, including the premiere dates of every new show coming this fall.
Of all the shows premiering this fall, few are getting as much buzz as Supergirl, the first comic book show to land on CBS. Two weeks ago, CBS released an extended 6-minute trailer for the series, but last Friday the entire pilot leaked online in full HD. Originally scheduled to premiere in November, torrent users the world over can watch the episode right now.
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.
It’s always a shame when your favorite show gets canceled before its time, but if you see your show on this list: rejoice! You’ve got at least another year of episodes coming your way.
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.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →