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Longtime Analysts Are Out at The NFL Today

Matt Ryan is replacing Phil Simms, Boomer Esiason

(Newser) - CBS is making some big changes to its The NFL Today pregame show. The Athletic reports that the show, which has been around under various names since 1961, is replacing two former NFL quarterbacks with one. Analysts Phil Simms and Boomer Esiason are departing, and former Atlanta Falcons and Indianapolis...

CBS Cuts Off 'Piano Man' Midsong
CBS Cuts Off
'Piano Man'

CBS Cuts Off 'Piano Man' Midsong

Network apologizes and says concert will be rerun Friday

(Newser) - Viewers of Billy Joel's nationally broadcast concert on Sunday night are well aware that the closing lyrics of "Piano Man" are not "and they sit at the … Action 12 News!" But that's roughly what many of them heard when CBS cut away from the...

Big Bang Theory Couple Will Reunite

Jim Parsons, Mayim Bialik to reprise roles in 'Young Sheldon' finale

(Newser) - Five years on, we'll get another look at beloved TV couple Sheldon Cooper and Amy Farrah Fowler as stars of The Big Bang Theory Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik resume their roles for the series finale of Young Sheldon. Parsons, an executive producer, narrates the prequel series following Sheldon...

A Formerly 'Super-Sheltered' Comedian Arrives on Late Night

Taylor Tomlinson talks overcoming introversion to break barriers as female host

(Newser) - One week ago, Taylor Tomlinson didn't even have a set for her new CBS late-night show . "Nothing's done yet," the 30-year-old stand-up comedian, about to become the sole female host of a late-night show, told CBS News . "Everyone's, like, asking me. I'm like,...

Your Newest Late-Night Host Stands Apart

Taylor Tomlinson will become only female late-night host on network TV

(Newser) - A new late-night show is coming to CBS with a 29-year-old stand-up comic in the host chair. Taylor Tomlinson of Netflix comedy specials Look At You and Quarter Life Crisis will host After Midnight after The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Variety reports. Colbert, an executive producer of the show,...

Ex-60 Minutes Producer Accuses CBS of 'Harsh' Firing

Alexandra Poolos, let go last year, accuses network of gender discrimination, giving male staff a pass

(Newser) - A former 60 Minutes producer is pushing back at CBS, accusing the network of gender discrimination in her firing. The Wrap and Variety report that Alexandra Poolos filed a lawsuit Tuesday in New York federal court over her 2022 termination, which took place after an associate producer had accused her...

Price Is Right Contestant Injures Himself While Celebrating

Henry was so excited over his win that he dislocated his shoulder

(Newser) - Spinning the big wheel on CBS' The Price Is Right isn't usually a family affair. But in a recent episode of television's longest-running game show , one man celebrated a win so hard that he hurt himself and needed his wife's assistance to continue. CNN reports that during...

Media Groups: We Want Jan. 6 Footage That Carlson Got
Media Groups Demand
Jan. 6 Footage

Media Groups Demand Jan. 6 Footage

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy gave Fox's Tucker Carlson exclusive access; now others want it

(Newser) - Fox News' Tucker Carlson is the only media personality given access by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to thousands of hours of Jan. 6 footage. Now, other media groups are demanding a piece of that, they noted in a Friday letter to congressional leadership, per CBS News . "Without full public...

CBS, Les Moonves Will Pay $30.5M Over Alleged Cover-Up

Network came to agreement with New York AG's office

(Newser) - CBS and its former president, Leslie Moonves, will pay $30.5 million as part of an agreement with the New York attorney general's office, which says the network's executives conspired with a Los Angeles police captain to conceal sexual assault allegations against Moonves. Under the deal announced Wednesday...

James Corden Plans Next Move
James Corden
Plans Next Move

James Corden Plans Next Move

'Late Late Show' host will end his 8-season tenure in the spring

(Newser) - James Corden, who had suggested he wouldn't remain host of The Late Late Show indefinitely, has put an end date on his tenure. The host said Thursday that he's signed a contract with CBS that runs till spring, per the Hollywood Reporter . Then he's out, after eight...

ViacomCBS Shares Plunge After Rebrand

Company is now called Paramount

(Newser) - ViacomCBS is now known as Paramount, but investors don't seem be thrilled about the company's name change or its financial outlook: Deadline reports that the company's stock price nosedived 20% in trading early Wednesday, and it remains down nearly that much as of this writing. The company...

Adele Gets Personal in Sit-Down With Oprah

In CBS special, star gives a mini-concert, talks about her divorce, weight loss, new love

(Newser) - For those who've been waiting to see Adele perform in public again, this weekend offered that chance, and much more. The 33-year-old star showed up Sunday night in a two-hour CBS special, which alternated between showing Adele crooning 10 old and new songs at Los Angeles' Griffith Observatory to...

One of TV's Biggest Stars Makes a Sudden Exit

Mark Harmon asked CBS not to make a big deal of his NCIS departure

(Newser) - The lead character of television's most popular drama exited the show Monday without a fuss, and without the immediate ratings bump that would be expected if there had been, the AP reports. NCIS star Mark Harmon, who has played Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs since the CBS drama began...

CBS Announces Change to 'Cursed Idea' Reality Show

'The Activist' was set to have activists compete; after backlash, it will be a documentary special

(Newser) - Update: The people spoke, producers listened. A CBS reality show focusing on activism is undergoing a format change after intense criticism. The Activist, which had been set to be a competition, is being transformed into a primetime documentary special, Rolling Stone reports. "The push for global change is not...

Colbert's Show to Take a Big Step Next Month

Late-night host to return to live in-studio tapings with vaccinated audience starting June 14

(Newser) - CBS said Monday that Stephen Colbert's late-night show will return to doing live episodes on June 14, with a vaccinated audience in New York's Ed Sullivan Theater. The Late Show, late night's top-rated entertainment program, produced 205 episodes without a live audience for more than a year...

Moonves Gives Up on Severance Pay Fight
Moonves, CBS End $120M Fight

Moonves, CBS End $120M Fight

Former CEO fired over sexual assault allegations had sought severance pay

(Newser) - Les Moonves, the former CBS chief executive who was forced out after being accused of sexual harassment and abuse in a period spanning decades, has dropped his attempt to recover $120 million in severance pay. Moonves filed for arbitration in January 2019 over the money after the CBS board decided...

Nielsen Tallies Up Viewership for Chauvin Verdict

At least 23.2M Americans were watching

(Newser) - At least 23.2 million Americans watched on television this week as former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, per the AP . The Nielsen company's estimate came from viewership figures on 11 different networks that carried Tuesday's...

Hasselhoff Is a Big Part of CBS' Plans for Germany

He will star as himself in international co-production Ze Network

(Newser) - David Hasselhoff remained a huge star in Germany as his career slowed down in the US—and CBS is hoping the Knight Rider and Baywatch star will be a major boost for its production arm's expansion into international programming. The 69-year-old, who is better known as a singer than...

Talk on Hiatus After Sharon Osbourne, Co-Host Get Into It

CBS show on hold after Osbourne's dispute with Sheryl Underwood over Piers Morgan, racism

(Newser) - The Prince Harry-Meghan Markle-Oprah Winfrey-Piers Morgan vacuum has just sucked in another big name: Sharon Osbourne, co-host of CBS' The Talk, who's been taking heat ever since she defended Morgan on her show. The hubbub started Wednesday, when Osbourne addressed Morgan's comments on Markle , which led to his...

Frasier Reboot Coming to Paramount Plus

Kelsey Grammer to return to iconic role

(Newser) - Add Paramount+ to the ever-growing list of streaming services you'll just have to subscribe to if you want to relive your younger years. The ViacomCBS streaming service (currently known as CBS All Access, until March 4) is rebooting Frasier, with Kelsey Grammer returning to the role of Dr. Frasier...

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