CBS restructures unscripted as VP of alternative Jack Sussman set to exit

CBS has restructured its unscripted team ahead of the departure of VP of specials, music & alternative programming Jack Sussman. Sussman’s exit next month sees Mitch Graham retaining oversight of unscripted and reporting into CBS Entertainment president Amy Reisenbach. Graham has been with CBS for 25 years and moved to the alternative unit in 2013, […]

CBS expands ‘NCIS’ franchise with prequel series narrated by Mark Harmon

CBS is expanding its NCIS military police procedural franchise with a prequel series to the original show. NCIS: Origins will begin in 1991 and follow a young Leroy Jethro Gibbs years before the events of NCIS as he starts his career as a newly minted special agent and forges his place on a gritty, ragtag […]

CBS investigates Sherlock Holmes-inspired medical drama ‘Watson’

CBS is delving back into the world of literary detective Sherlock Holmes with an order for Watson, a medical drama series starring Morris Chestnut as a contemporary version of Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional doctor. Set in the modern day, the show picks up a year after the death of Holmes at the hands of his […]

CBS to end cop drama ‘Blue Bloods’ after 14th season

Paramount-owned CBS is bringing the curtain down on cop drama Blue Bloods after 14 seasons. The show is produced by CBS Studios and will bow out with an 18-episode final season that will air in two chunks, one later this year and one in 2024. The series, which will also be available on Paramount+, follows […]

Sky Witness & streamer Now enter ‘Fire Country’ following Paramount deal

Comcast-owned Sky Witness and sibling streamer Now in the UK have picked up rights to CBS drama Fire Country. The show, which debuted on CBS last year, will launch early 2024 on Sky and tells the story of a young convict who seeks redemption and a shortened prison sentence by joining a prison-release firefighting programme. […]

CBS drafts ‘NCIS Sydney’ to plug scheduling gap amid impact of US strikes

CBS has lined up NCIS Sydney to plug one of its primetime gaps, as the ongoing US writers strike hampers scheduling for the broadcast network. NCIS Sydney was ordered by Paramount+ in Australia last year and is set to make its global debut on the streamer in Oz on 10 November, with the show airing […]

CBS elevates Wendy McMahon to oversee news, stations & syndication

Wendy McMahon has been elevated to sole president and CEO of CBS News and Stations and CBS Media Ventures, following the exit of Neeraj Khemlani from the Paramount-owned CBS network. In the newly created position, McMahon will expand her role from co-president to take singular oversight of CBS News and Stations as well as leadership […]

CBS claws back ‘Yellowstone’ as Peacock drama tops strike-affected fall line-up

US networks continue to reshuffle programming to deal with the repercussions of the US writers and actors strike, this time with CBS moving Paramount hit Yellowstone to its flagship broadcast network for the fall. The Kevin Costner drama, which is entering its fifth and final season, will have its broadcast premiere on Sundays at 21.00 […]

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