May 30, 2013 |
MORNINGS ARE LOOKING a little different at Fox 29. Dawn Timmeney , the former NBC10 anchor who was axed in December, is now full time on Fox, where she used to work part time. She'll be hanging with Mike Jerrick , Sheinelle Jones and Kacie McDonnell on "Good Day Philadelphia" more regularly now. Anchor (and former Sexy Single) Thomas Drayton , who usually takes the evening anchor chair, is moving to morning for the foreseeable future. Drayton will now be on 4:30 to 6 a.m. Relative newbie Iain Page will take over the nighttime in Drayton's absence.
May 17, 2013 |
NEW YORK - CBS - first not only in total viewership but also, for the first time since the early 1990s, among the 18-to-49-year-olds that advertisers pay to reach - can afford to cancel shows other networks might consider hits. Which may be why ABC's Jimmy Kimmel earlier this week referred to CBS as "smug motherf---ers" before a gathering of potential advertisers. Yesterday, though, it was CBS' turn, and at a press breakfast before the network's annual Carnegie Hall presentation, CEO Leslie Moonves, who lives for this kind of thing, claimed to be "very flattered" by Kimmel's description.
May 17, 2013 |
In the high-stakes game of draw poker that is network programming, CBS, more than anyone else, has a habit of holding on to its cards. Of course, that's easier when you're in first place and your schedule is adorned with imperishables like 60 Minutes , NCIS , and Two and a Half Men . At its upfront presentation Wednesday afternoon at Carnegie Hall, CBS kept its lineup singularly stable, returning 20 series. Five new shows were announced for fall, including four sitcoms.
May 16, 2013
New programs in bold . Monday 8:00 How I Met Your Mother 8:30 We Are Men 9:00 2 Broke Girls 9:30 Mom 10:00 Hostages Tuesday 8:00 NCIS 9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles 10:00 Person of Interest Wednesday 8:00 Survivor 9:00 Criminal Minds 10:00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Thursday 8:00 The Big Bang Theory 8:30 The Millers 9:00 The Crazy...
May 8, 2013 |
NEW YORK - The Final Four's first two games are moving to cable TV next year. The national semifinals will be televised on TBS in 2014 and 2015, with the championship game remaining on CBS, the companies said Tuesday. Under the 14-year deal that CBS and Turner Sports signed with the NCAA in 2010, CBS and TBS were scheduled to start alternating telecasts of the entire Final Four starting in 2016, but Turner had the option to move that up to 2014. Network executives decided in recent months that the best approach for both companies was to split the coverage for the next two years before beginning to take turns.
May 1, 2013 |
EYEWITNESS NEWS anchor Susan Barnett is leaving CBS 3 and the CW Philly. Barnett has been at CBS since 2006, anchoring the evening newscasts since 2008. She anchored the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. broadcasts on CBS, and the 10 p.m. broadcast at the CW Philly, along with co-anchor Chris May . Her contract expired in March. "I have decided to not renew my contract with the stations at this time. I am incredibly thankful for having been a part of the CBS Philly family, but I feel that this is the right decision at this time," Barnett said in a statement yesterday.
April 4, 2013 |
* 60 MINUTES SPORTS. 9 p.m. Wednesday, Showtime. WE'RE USED to seeing CBS newswoman Lara Logan in the world's hot spots: Iraq, Afganistan, Pakistan. But Bristol, Conn.? On Wednesday, the globetrotting "60 Minutes" correspondent will add the home of ESPN to the list as she profiles sportscaster Chris Berman in the April edition of Showtime's "60 Minutes Sports" (where he tells her that Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens deserve the Hall of Fame). "60 Minutes Sports"?
April 1, 2013 |
AS A DRAMATIC men's final at the Sony Open neared its conclusion in a winner-take-all tiebreaker, Andy Murray waged a 28-shot exchange with David Ferrer , who was left so exhausted by the rally he crumpled to the court. CBS viewers missed it. They also missed seeing Murray accept the trophy after he erased a championship point Sunday and rallied past Ferrer, 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (1), in Key Biscayne, Fla. An 11:30 a.m. start turned out not to be early enough for CBS. The network cut away when the final went to the tiebreaker, switching to the tipoff of the NCAA tournament game between Michigan and Florida.
March 28, 2013 |
The soon-to-be-renamed Big East Conference announced Tuesday that it has an agreement with longtime partner CBS Sports to televise men's basketball games through the 2019-20 season. Financial terms of the agreement were not announced. "We are delighted to be extending the historic and successful relationship that we have enjoyed with CBS Sports since 1983," Big East president Mike Aresco said in a statement. "This agreement further illustrates the excitement and anticipation that surround the reinvention of our conference, and it will provide our fans across the country the opportunity to watch our games on network television.
March 26, 2013 |
LARRY MENDTE is free and clear. For now. Common Pleas Judge Allan L. Tereshko has dismissed the remaining claims filed against the former CBS 3 anchor by ex-colleague Alycia Lane . But Lane's attorney, Paul Rosen , made it very clear that he planned to appeal the ruling. Tereshko dismissed the civil case filed against CBS 3, but had allowed some of the charges against Mendte to stand, pending further investigation. Those final claims were dropped last week after the judge found that Lane had deleted key emails from her computer.