After landing half of this fall's NFL Thursday Night Football package, CBS wisely decided against leaving broadcast's top-rated series, The Big Bang Theory, on the sidelines until regular Thursday night programming resumed Oct. 30. Instead, it deployed Big Bang to Mondays where it propped up a lineup that has been in flux since How I Met Your Mother signed off last spring.
How I Met Your Mother
UPDATE: CBS's Les Moonves, talking to Bloomberg denies... everything, really, saying that there are a lot of people throwing hats in the ring for Craig Ferguson's old gig.
Pop quiz: In the series finale of CBS’ How I Met Your Mother, the titular mom is revealed to be: a) a MacGuffin b) a red herring c) the Yellow [Umbrella] King d) a nice, limpid-eyed dead lady e) a burlap sack full of hissing eels
In what has become a rite of spring, CBS on Thursday announced it has renewed 18 series for next season.
In a night dominated by ABC’s Bachelor postmortem, a special preview of NBC’s new Sunday drama series Believe drew a fair amount of sampling.
Veteran CBS hit-maker Nina Tassler has been promoted to chairman of CBS Entertainment, inking a new deal with the network that extends through 2017.
In securing the rights to the National Football League’s new Thursday night franchise, CBS effectively pulled the rug out from under its broadcast competition.
Episode No. 200 of How I Met Your Mother powered CBS’ entire Monday night lineup, as the nine-seasons-in-the-making origin story helped deliver the comedy’s highest ratings in a year.
The return of NBC’s The Blacklist on Monday was undermined somewhat by a softer lead-in, but the season’s No. 1 new series still managed to dominate the 10 p.m. time slot.
Monday night’s biggest broadcast shows are starting to settle into their seasonal troughs … a pattern that unfortunately coincides with the first full week of November sweeps.