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'60 Minutes' announced the prestigious signing of Oprah as a special contributor to the show, starting in the autumn.
The 63 year old talk show host, producer and philanthropist will join the ’60 Minutes’ team for the first time in the autumn of 2017, CBS News announced on Tuesday (January 31st).
“There is only one Oprah Winfrey,” Fager said announcing the addition of Oprah to the team. “She has achieved excellence in everything she has touched. Her body of work is extraordinary, including thousands of interviews with people from all walks of life. She is a remarkable and talented woman with a level of integrity that sets her apart and makes her a perfect fit for ‘60 Minutes.’ I am thrilled that she will be bringing her unique and powerful voice to our broadcast.”
Continue reading: Oprah Winfrey Joins '60 Minutes' As Special Contributor
Late-night talk shows rarely receive the much-sought after timeslots, but CBS has trusted their two brand new presenters with the task.
The network revealed on Wednesday (November 11th) that Colbert’s ‘The Late Show’ would broadcast live with a one-hour special after the fiftieth edition of the NFL showcase finishes on February 7th, 2016. It was also announced that James Corden, who has the programming timeslot directly after Colbert with ‘The Late Late Show’, will be getting the chance to broadcast a special edition of his show after the local news.
'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' is getting the coveted post-Super Bowl timeslot
Tributes are being paid to Bob Simon, who has been killed in a car accident in New York.
The veteran CBS News correspondent Bob Simon, whose career spanned five decades, has been killed in a car accident in New York. Simon, 73, covered war zones including Vietnam and was a passenger on one of the last helicopters out of Saigon in the 1970s.
Anderson Cooper paid tribute to his friend and colleague Bob Simon
Simons won numerous awards for his fearless journalism including 27 Emmys for his flagship programme '60 Minutes'. His final piece over the weekend documented the Oscar-nominated civil rights drama Selma.
Continue reading: Veteran Correspondent Bob Simon Killed In New York Crash
The 36-year-old Brit will officially take over from Craig Ferguson as the host of CBS' 'Late Late Show' on march 23rd.
James Corden is already a big name in the U.K., but this coming March the 36-year-old star will be introducing himself to an American audience when he takes over from Craig Ferguson as the host of CBS' 'Late Late Show.'
Corden will begin hosting the 'Late Late Show' on march 23rd
The U.S. media got a glimpse of Corden during Monday's Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, California, and although his debut is only a matter of months away, he still doesn't know many details regarding the show's new format.
Continue reading: James Corden Admits Being Nervous About Hosting CBS' 'Late Late Show'
The much-loved presenter brings the curtain down on 32 years of late night TV on May 20th next year.
Attention late night TV lovers: here’s a date to put in your diaries. After months of speculation, CBS has confirmed that David Letterman’s final show as host of ‘The Late Show’ on May 20th next year.
Farewell: Letterman's final episode as host of 'The Late Show' after 32 years will be May 20th.
The 67 year old will bring to an end his 32 year reign on that day. Assuming that he doesn’t miss any shows until then, his last performance of ‘The Late Show’ (and its previous iteration on NBC, ‘Late Night’) will be his 6,028th.
Continue reading: Letterman's Final 'Late Show' Confirmed For May 20
The 40 year-old actress will return to the network for a guest appearance in a Christmas-themed episode.
Alyson Hannigan will be making a return to the network that made her a sitcom star in 'How I Met Your Mother' as she has landed a guest-starring role in CBS's newest comedy 'The McCarthys,' set to air in December.
Hannigan will return to CBS for a guest appearance in 'The McCarthys'
The new series, which premiered October 30th, follows a very close Irish-Catholic family based in Boston, who sports-obsessed, but tensions arise when the patriarch takes his athletically challenged, and openly gay, son Ronny (Tyler Ritter) under his wing.
Continue reading: Alyson Hannigan Set For CBS Return In The Comedy 'The McCarthys'
The cue-card holder for CBS's 'The Late Show' was fired after getting into an altercation with one of the show's staff writers.
David Letterman's CBS talk show 'The Late Show' has a new position available after the 67 year-old host's cue-card holder Tony Mendez was allegedly fired after arguing and assaulting a fellow staff member.
Letterman's cue-card holder was fired after getting into an altercation with a staff writer
According to the New York Post, Mendez was reportedly dismissed of his duties within the last two weeks after getting involved in a verbal confrontation with one of the show's staff writer's Bill Scheft, who wanted to make changes to the cue cards.
The network announces its plan less than 24 hours after HBO says it will roll out a similar service in 2015.
The business world sure moves quickly. Less than a day after HBO told the world that they were to roll out a digital subscription service for their programming, rival network CBS made a similar announcement on Thursday for a ‘CBS All Access’ service independent of cable.
CBS programming, such as the recently ended 'How I Met Your Mother', may be available digitally
CBS stated that, for $5.99 a month, subscribers will get access to fifteen primetime shows the day after they are shown on broadcast and cable television. In some of their bigger markets – i.e., the big cities – they will also get access to live streaming of that content.
Continue reading: CBS Reveals Plan For Digital Subscription Service
Corden will replace Craig Ferguson as late night talk show host in December
British comedy star and presenter James Corden is set to host an American chat show.The 35 year old will replace Scottish-born Craig Ferguson as the host of CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show’, which airs nightly directly after ‘The Late Show’ whose presenter David Letterman is also retiring.
James Corden is set to present CBS' talk show 'The Late Late Show'
The former star of 'Gavin And Stacey' has a significant amount of presentational experience, having presented the annual BRIT Awards for the last four years. He also presented fourteen episodes of 'James Corden’s World Cup Live' during this summer’s global football tournament, which attracted guest stars such as Andy Murray and Russell Brand.
Continue reading: James Corden To Present 'The Late Late Show' In The US
The Tony Award-winning actor/comedian is making his biggest stateside move yet
The move represents a sizable boost for Corden’s career. He broke onto the scene with his performance in Alan Bennett’s The History Boys, playing the character of Timms. But it wouldn’t be until Gavin and Stacey, on which his character of Smithy endeared so many, that Corden would permeate the zeitgeist of celebrity.
Continue reading: James Corden Set To Make U.S Plunge With 'The Late Late Show' Gig
Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett are in talks to play Don Rather and Mary Mapes in an upcoming, although currently unfinanced, film focussing on the 'Rathergate' scandal. James Vanderbilt, screenwriter of The Amazing Spiderman, is set to make his directional debut with the political thriller.
It's only been ten years since Don Rather reported on a CBS news programme about the Killian documents, which supposedly showed how former President George W. Bush managed to avoid serving his National Service in Vietnam. A film on the subject, and Rather's subsequent departure from the network, is in the works and Robert Redford is currently in talks with producers to play Rather. Cate Blanchett is also thought to be in negotiations to play Mary Mapes, Rather's producer, as Deadline reports.
Robert Redford is in talks to play Dan Rather in an upcoming film.
CBS has renewed 'The Mentalist' for a seventh season.
CBS is the latest network to make tough calls for its 2014/2015 season, picking up six new shows, scrapping one high profile comedy and standing by one of its signature dramas. The good news is The Mentalist will continue into its seventh season. The drama has struggled to pick up the ratings on Sunday nights but it oozes class and CBS is willing to stand by the show.
Simon Baker Stars in 'The Mentalist'
It wasn't such good news for Robin Williams' freshman comedy The Crazy Ones, which was axed from Thursday nights. The show - also starring Sarah Michelle Gellar - was considered the comedy with the most chance of returning owing to its big name stars, but CBS executives have been ruthless and decided to cut the wage bill.
Continue reading: CBS Stands By 'The Mentalist' - But What's The Show All About?
Chaitanya "Chet" Kanojia has said that if Aereo loses, "it may mean the end of our company."
The Internet TV start-up Aereo is facing what the business’ founder Chaitanya "Chet" Kanojia calls “the end” should the supreme court side with the myriad broadcasting companies accusing him and his company of copyright infringement.
The Aereo lets people stream and record on the Internet the over-the-air signals of local broadcasters via remotely stored antennas. Then, they can watch said content on loads of different devices, like televisions, tablets, phones or computers.
Continue reading: Major Broadcasters Try To Take Aereo Streamer Down
If it wasn't for the popstar's inclusion, we might have never met Ted's wife!
How I Met Your Mother is a phenomenal success in sitcom terms. To get one season is a dream; to get two is teetering on the unthinkable. To get nine – well you’re in ‘Friends’ and Frasier’ territory there, and that’s not bad company to be keeping.
Britney Spears filming her new perfume ad
But it all could have been so different for the hit show had they not attracted the star power of Britney Spears, who starred back in 2008, providing a welcome boost for the flagging sitcom.
The highly-acclaimed writer/director is signed on for more TV work.
Having created the most popular, talked about and possibly best TV show of a generation, Vince Gilligan’s presence behind the scenes is highly sought after, making CBS’s acquisition of him and his new show all the more special.
Vince Gilligan brought this eclectic cast to life with Breaking Bad.
Gilligan actually wrote the pilot for the new show – a cop drama called Battle Creek - before Breaking Bad, but he probably won’t need it, or can turn it into the first episode, as his order is of the straight-to-series kind. CBS will produce 13 episodes of the brand new series.
Continue reading: Breaking Bad's Vince Gilligan Moves Over To CBS For New Detective Drama
Finally, we meet the mother. Spoilers.
We got a glimpse of the titular and enigmatic mother from How I Met Your Mother at the end of season eight: a woman yielding a yellow umbrella. But it wasn’t until the very end of the show’s one-hour season nine premiere that we got a real look at her.
Neil Patrick Harris - will his wedding get ruined?
Enter Cristin Milioti. The still nameless mother managed to cheer up a distraught Lily by offering up some ‘sumbitch’ cookies. Lily and her got on like a house on fire, and after having a big ol’ chat about Ted, it’s exciting to know that the unlucky-in-love ‘I’ in ‘How I…’ will finally be meeting his future wife.
Spencer Clawson has hit rock bottom, as has Big Brother.
It's time that Big Brother packed its bags and left the television schedules for good. You've been evicted Big Brother - now you must leave.
The fifteenth series has quickly earned the tag of the most controversial season yet and not for any particularly entertaining reason. We've already heard racial and homophobic slurs during the show's 24-hour live feeds and on Monday (August 5, 2013), contestant Spencer Clawson made some comments so idiotic, so appalling that it's becoming increasingly hard to justify putting 20 knuckleheads in a big room, not giving them much to eat or drink and forcing them to vote against each other.
This week, live-feed watchers watched in disgust as Spencer said - and we kid you not. "I like to beat off to child porn. Did I ever tell y'all about that? I love it. Beating off to child porn is my favorite thing there is."
Continue reading: Why Big Brother, And Spencer Clawson, Should Pack Up And Leave
The Crazy Ones is one of five comedies ordered by CBS for the new season.
Robin Williams plays an unhinged advertising genius in the new CBS comedy The Crazy Ones, with co-star Sarah Michelle Gellar, and the veteran comedian certainly arrived at the network with a bang this week. After a screening of the new show, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler introduced Williams as "the biggest get of the season, actually many seasons," and "one of the defining comedy voices of our time," according to Deadline.com.
"Nice to come through the strip club motif," he began. "Welcome to Sugar Daddy's, where old men dance for young girls." Things took an even more unlikely turn when he "likened the upfronts to the Westminster Kennel Club dog show," though noting, "but with more agents, and a little less ass-sniffing."
To be fair to Williams, everyone in the audience appeared to lap it up, especially when he reminded them, "It's been a long time since I've been on TV, 30 years, when there were much simpler upfronts - and a mound of coke." There were further applause when the Hollywood star noted the influx of networks since his last time on television, noting, "And if a little child wants to be transported to the Land Of Make-Believe, there's Fox News." He ended, "Nice to have a job where the checks will clear."
Continue reading: The Crazy One: Robin Williams Stuns CBS Advertisers With Cocaine Jokes
Bob Newhart joins The Big Bang Theory as Professor Proton this Thursday.
Comedy legend Bob Newhart makes his debut on The Big Bang Theory on Thursday (May 2, 2013) with a role that has been a long-time coming for both Newhart and producer Chuck Lorre. The co-creator of the CBS show has been constantly hounding the six-time Emmy nominee for roles on his shows, and Newhart finally agreed on 'Big Bang' - on two conditions.
"I had only two things that were paramount: No. 1, my scenes had to be taped live. There's a tendency to pre-tape a lot of stuff and put a laugh track on it and you lose something," he told the Hollywood Reporter, "No. 2, I wanted it to be a semi-recurring role. He was fine with both and later called me with the story of Professor Proton." Newhart's character is an influential man from Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon's (Jim Parsons) childhood.
The Big Bang Theory's ratings continue to grow - something rare in the U.S. television world - but Newhart thinks he knows why the show's reruns are beating top show such as American Idol. "It's beautifully cast, has great writing and it's intelligent," he said, "There was a longing for something intelligent -- to credit the audience being intelligent. It doesn't talk down to the audience at all.
Though its global appeal may be fading, Big Brother is still strong in the USA, and though it was sad to say goodbye to the final contestants of the 14th season of the reality show, CBS has already confirmed that it will be returning next summer for another go.
Before that, though, there was the business of wrapping up the winner of the current season, and it came down to Danielle Murphree and Ian Terry battling against previous Big Brother 10 winner Dan Gheesling. Would the previous champion regain his title? Even he didn't seem to think so as he pleaded to the BB jury "I hope you're not too disgusted with me" in his bid to win the $500,000 prize money.
Gheesling has used his experience to the full in the current season; according E! Online he's stabbed more than a few fellow competitors in the back and, as he gave his final speech before the winner was decided, he told BB "There are a lot of things I'm ashamed of . I had to play a ruthless game. If I could take it back, would I? Yeah...I was up to my elbows in blood." In the end though it was a plan that didn't work, and Terry was the man who walked away with the win. "This is easily the best moment of my entire life...Quack-quack is all I've got to say" he commented.
Joanna Krupa, CBS and Dancing With The Stars - Joanna Krupa and her mother Wendy Gillham Krupa Los Angeles, California - Gifting Services Honoring Season 10 Opener of Dancing with the Stars held At CBS Studio Lot. Sunday 21st March 2010
Kim Barnouin and CBS Sunday 8th November 2009 23rd Annual Great Chefs of Los Angeles hosted by The National Kidney Foundation held at The Radford CBS Studios Studio City, California
Sir Paul McCartney, CBS and David Letterman - Paul McCartney New York City, USA - performing live on the marquee of the Ed Sullivan Theater for CBS's 'Late Show with David Letterman.' McCartney is performing for the first time at the Ed Sullivan Theater since his television debut in Feburary 1964 with The Beatles Wednesday 15th July 2009
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