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’”

Paramount+: Transformers, Beavis & Butthead Tyler Perry join returning series

Paramount Global this week presented a special edition of 60 Minutes to explore its powerhouse portfolio of leading media platforms, hit content and advertising capabilities during its first in-person Upfront event as a combined company. Through in-depth interviews, profiles and appearances, the talent-packed program featured Paramount’s accelerated momentum and differentiated playbook to reach everyone, everywhere, at scale. … Continue reading “Paramount+: Transformers, Beavis & Butthead Tyler Perry join returning series”

NBC: Reboots of Night Court, Quantum Leap join One Chicago, AGT and more

On the heels of another season as #1 in the key 18-49 demo, NBC announces a fall schedule featuring dominant fan favorites, new original series and tentpole event programming. All network shows will stream next day, exclusively on Peacock.  MONDAY: The most-watched television show of the decade, The Voice returns to anchor the night for its 22nd cycle, welcoming … Continue reading “NBC: Reboots of Night Court, Quantum Leap join One Chicago, AGT and more”

CW greenlights Winchesters, cancels Naomi

Cancellation Season is upon us and The CW has just announced major changes to their 2022-2023 lineup! With streaming giants jockeying for subscribers, the “free” networks pay the price as the streamers collect up all their content and move them to paid subscription-based services. This year the CW canceled a whopping SEVEN TV shows. See … Continue reading “CW greenlights Winchesters, cancels Naomi”

Production in LA hits record first quarter

Great news for the Los Angeles Production community. FilmLA today issued an extremely positive update regarding regional filming activity. On-location film production in Greater Los Angeles saw a strong start this year, setting a new first-quarter record with 9,832 Shoot Days (SD). The last time FilmLA reported such high filming levels from January through March … Continue reading “Production in LA hits record first quarter”

FilmLA report reveals strong demand for LA sound stages, backlots

Today, FilmLA issued its fourth Sound Stage Production Report, updating for the year 2020 the ongoing study of occupancy and utilization of certified sound stages in Greater Los Angeles. The time period covered by this update, marked by unprecedented global filming shut down due to COVID-19, lends special significance to its findings. As it turns … Continue reading “FilmLA report reveals strong demand for LA sound stages, backlots”

Will Smith, Chris Rock and the Slap heard ’round the world

History was made at the 94th Academy Awards on Sunday. We’re not talking about how CODA was the first movie distributed by a streaming service (Apple+) to win an Academy Award for Best Picture, or that it won every Academy Award it was nominated for, or that it was the first film to win Best … Continue reading “Will Smith, Chris Rock and the Slap heard ’round the world”

Wylie Co. celebrates ECD Paul Lambert’s Oscar nom for Dune

Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor Paul Lambert has scored his third “Best Visual Effects” Oscar nomination for the critically acclaimed film Dune, after having won the Oscar in 2018 and 2019 for Blade Runner 2049 and First Man, respectively. An Executive Creative Director at Wylie Co., Lambert recently took home the BAFTA for Special Visual Effects … Continue reading “Wylie Co. celebrates ECD Paul Lambert’s Oscar nom for Dune”