ViacomCBS, Microsoft, Al Jazeera among Telly winners

The Telly Awards announced this year’s winners, including a variety of top-tier brands and organizations as well as smaller media companies such as ViacomCBS, Warner Bros. Worldwide TV Marketing, Sony Music Entertainment, Microsoft, ESPN, PBS Digital Studios, Mytonomy, Freethink, Nice Shoes, CTRL5, Feed the Children, Square, Crunchyroll and Fast Company. This year’s edition received over 11,000 entries and saw … Continue reading “ViacomCBS, Microsoft, Al Jazeera among Telly winners”

UPFRONTS: Fire Country, Real Love Boat highlight CBS Fall sked

CBS this week announced its 2022-2023 primetime programming lineup of CBS Originals, featuring four new dramas, one alternative series, special event programming and 18 returning series. For 2021-2022, the Network finished #1 for the 14th straight season, winning 19 of the past 20 seasons. The four new series for fall are the dramas East New York, … Continue reading “UPFRONTS: Fire Country, Real Love Boat highlight CBS Fall sked”

CBS renews all 3 Dick Wolf FBI dramas

CBS has renewed all three hit FBI dramas for two additional seasons, beginning with the 2022-2023 broadcast season. The returning CBS Original series dominate their back-to-back Tuesday time slots: FBI is the #2 broadcast series, FBI: INTERNATIONAL is the #2 new drama and FBI: MOST WANTED is a top 10 broadcast series. CBS is the … Continue reading “CBS renews all 3 Dick Wolf FBI dramas”

CBS tops other networks in drama, comedy, news

According to Network research projections, CBS will finish the 2021-2022 season as “America’s Most-Watched Network” in primetime for the 14th straight season. This will be CBS’ 19th win in the last 20 years. The Network is also #1 in late-night for the sixth consecutive season and in the daytime for 36 consecutive years. CBS’ winning season features … Continue reading “CBS tops other networks in drama, comedy, news”

Big Brother: CBS announces most diverse cast

The reality TV genre has long been maligned for its lack of diversity, especially among broadcast shows. One of the most well-known examples is ABC’s The Bachelor, which finally had its first Black lead, Matt James, during a pandemic, controversial 25th season. If you ignore Tamar Braxton winning Celebrity Big Brother, a Black person has not … Continue reading “Big Brother: CBS announces most diverse cast”

Watch ‘SNL’ spoof CBS Super Bowl Pre-game Show

Hello! “Hello! Welcome to the Super Bowl — four hours of television for 11 minutes of action,” SNL star Kenan Thompson said without breaking into a laugh as he kicked off the opening spoof of CBS Super Bowl pre-game show. The long-running NBC variety show opened up Saturday’s episode mocking the CBS Super Bowl pre-game … Continue reading “Watch ‘SNL’ spoof CBS Super Bowl Pre-game Show”

CBS special celebrates Super Bowl commercials

Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2021, an interactive countdown special where viewers will be able to vote LIVE for the top Super Bowl commercial from the past 20 years, will be broadcast Wednesday, Feb. 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS and will also be available to stream live and on-demand on CBS All Access. The special, celebrating its 20th anniversary, … Continue reading “CBS special celebrates Super Bowl commercials”

‘Star Trek,’ ‘One Day at a Time’ heading to CBS

CBS announced today a slate of upcoming program premieres for September and October. The series include a mix of original news and alternative programming, and two scripted dramas and one comedy series making their broadcast network debuts. “This is hardly a traditional fall season, but we are prepared with a strong slate of original content … Continue reading “‘Star Trek,’ ‘One Day at a Time’ heading to CBS”

CBS commits 25% of budgets to BIPOC

As part of a broad initiative for its programming to more accurately reflect diversity both on-screen and behind-the-camera, CBS announced today that the network will allocate a minimum of 25% of its future script development budgets to projects created or co-created by Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC). The development program will commence with … Continue reading “CBS commits 25% of budgets to BIPOC”

Chance the Rapper, CBS, among 2020 Telly winners

The Telly Awards, the world’s largest honor for video and television content across all screens, has announced this year’s winners, including Jeff Buckley’s “Sky Blue Skin” music video from Sony Music Entertainment, Partizan’s Hewlett Packard “Print the Holidays” Christmas commercial (helmed by French director Michel Gondry), and the exciting psychological deepdive “Do We Have Free … Continue reading “Chance the Rapper, CBS, among 2020 Telly winners”

CBS unveils 2020-2021 lineup

CBS has unveiled its new 2020-2021 primetime programming lineup featuring one new comedy, two new dramas and 23 returning series. Additional new series will be announced at a later date. For 2019-2020, the Network finished #1 for the 12th straight season, winning 17 of the past 18 seasons. The two new shows for the CBS fall … Continue reading “CBS unveils 2020-2021 lineup”

CBS orders Queen Latifah reboot of ‘The Equalizer’

Okay then. The Reel 360 team is ready to see Queen Latifah, whom we love, kick some ass. CBS announced the return of 23 series, renewing 80% of its top-rated lineup for the 2020-2021 broadcast season. Three series picked up without shooting a pilot, due to coronavirus COVID-19, include: THE EQUALIZER is a reimagining of the … Continue reading “CBS orders Queen Latifah reboot of ‘The Equalizer’”

Make it so: ‘Picard’ begins streaming on CBS All-Access

Before we met him as Professor X, we knew iconic British actor Sir Patrick Stewart as Starfleet Commander Jean-Luc Picard, who helmed the Enterprise in Star Trek: the Next Generation for seven seasons and four films. Now Jean-Luc will be joined by Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine, Jonathan Frakes as Will Riker, Marina Sirtis … Continue reading “Make it so: ‘Picard’ begins streaming on CBS All-Access”

It’s “quid pro quo” as CBS commits to ‘Clarice’

This week at the Winter Television Critics Press Tour, CBS announced it has given a series commitment to Clarice, a new drama project written and executive produced by Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet. The character was first played by Jodie Foster in the Academy Award-winning The Silence of the Lambs and then in its sequel … Continue reading “It’s “quid pro quo” as CBS commits to ‘Clarice’”

It’s the final frontier for Picard and company in new trailer

Paramount+ debuted the official trailer for the third and final season of Star Trek: Picard during the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Cincinnati Bengals AFC Championship Game. And it looks out of this world! The new season features Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven seasons on Star Trek: … Continue reading “It’s the final frontier for Picard and company in new trailer”

Black Panther, Abbott lead NAACP Image noms

The NAACP unveiled the full list of “54th NAACP Image Awards” nominees with ABC and Netflix leading the pack with 28 and 15 nominations respectively. The winners will be revealed during the two-hour LIVE TV special, airing Saturday, February 25th, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET on BET and 8:00 PM PT on delay. The show will be in … Continue reading “Black Panther, Abbott lead NAACP Image noms”

Pinocchio, Marcel, Turning Red leads Annie noms

ASIFA-Hollywood announced nominations today for its 50th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation. Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio from Netflix and A24’s Marcel the Shell with Shoes On drew up nine and eight noms, respectively, with Disney/Pixar’s Turning Red next with seven. This year’s Best Animated Feature nominations include: Disney and Pixar’s Turning Red (Pixar Animation Studios), Guillermo del Toro’s … Continue reading “Pinocchio, Marcel, Turning Red leads Annie noms”

Abbott, Lotus, Bear among WGA TV noms

The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced today nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2022. Winners will be honored at the 2023 Writers Guild Awards ceremony on Sunday, March 5, 2023. After wins at the Golden Globes and nominations … Continue reading “Abbott, Lotus, Bear among WGA TV noms”

Eight is Enough child star Adam Rich found dead

He played mop-top Nicholas on ABC’s late 70’s hit, Eight is Enough. Now, actor Adam Rich is dead according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner. Rich was 54. TMZ, who broke the story, says Rich was found dead in his home Saturday night. While no cause of death has been determined yet, law enforcement … Continue reading “Eight is Enough child star Adam Rich found dead”

Iconic news anchor Barbara Walters dies at 93

Pioneer. Trailblazer. Creator. These are words that come to mind when talking about legendary TV news journalist, Barbara Walters. The journalist, who became a household name, passed on December 30. Walters was 93. “Barbara Walters passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones. She lived her life with no regrets. She was a trailblazer … Continue reading “Iconic news anchor Barbara Walters dies at 93”