Nina Tassler

TBI Weekly: The future is female for global prodcos

Production companies with a female focus are cropping up at a startling rate as female perspectives take centre stage globally and the #MeToo movement continues apace. This week, we saw former CBS entertainment boss and longtime champion of gender equality, Nina Tassler, form PatMa Productions. The outfit will focus on diverse voices and partner with organisations […]

Ex-CBS boss Nina Tassler launches indie studio PatMa

Former CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler (pictured left) has teamed up with veteran producer Denise De Novi (pictured right) to launch PatMa Productions, an indie studio focused on diverse voices. The pair has formed PatMa Productions — named after Di Novi and Tassler’s mothers, Pat and Norma, respectively. The studio will create content for all […]

CBS rejigs entertainment as Geller exits

US broadcaster CBS has upped Kelly Kahl to president of entertainment and drafted in The CW exec Thom Sherman, with Glenn Geller (pictured) set to exit. Kahl has been upped from senior executive VP of CBS Primetime, a role she has held since 2005. Sherman, who joins from CBS’s part-owned network The CW later this […]

CBS ents chief takes leave after heart attack

CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller is to take medical leave after suffering a heart attack, US reports say. Geller (pictured) told CBS staff the episode had been “mild” and that he is “on track for a full recover”, but he would not be attending the upfronts next month. CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves has not […]

Harmon, NCIS to remain on CBS

NCIS will remain on CBS for two more seasons after the US broadcast network secured the services of star and executive producer Mark Harmon (left) for two more years. The procedural series is recognised by research houses as the most-watched drama series on television globally, having become the biggest scripted show in the US back […]

Nina Tassler leaving CBS

Nina Tassler is exiting CBS Entertainment. She will remain with the US network in an advisory role until 2017. In the wake of her upcoming exit, CBS has upped Glenn Geller from head of current programming to president, CBS Entertainment. CBS said that Geller will oversee entertainment programming for primetime, daytime and late night, as […]

CBS ends Under the Dome

US broadcaster CBS will end rating smash Under the Dome at the end of its current third season. The show is notable for creating a new summertime window for original American dramas when launched in 2013, which CBS has since subbed ‘summer event’ programming. “Two years ago, Under the Dome broke new ground in the […]

CBS latest summer event series is BrainDead

CBS has ordered BrainDead, a new comic thriller from the creators of The Good Wife that will be the US network’s latest summer event series. CBS has given the show a straight-to-tseries order and it will play in the net’s summer 2016 schedule. The broadcaster started ordering high-end dramas for its summer grid in 2013 […]

CBS announces fall slate

CBS has unveiled its new season slate, with seven new series amid a raft of renewals. The new offerings include medical drama Code Black, movie-to-TV procedural Limitless and DC Comics adaptation Supergirl. New comedies include guardian angel single cam series Angel from Hell and family comedy Life in Pieces. There will also be a Rush […]

Hollywood Film Awards to debut on CBS

US broadcaster CBS will air the Hollywood Film Awards, which honour filmmaking excellence, in November. The live broadcast from the Hollywood Palladium on November 14 at 10pm ET/PT will mark the first time the event has made network TV schedules. Dick Clark Productions is producing the event. “We’re excited to schedule an expanded Friday night […]