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Stephen Colbert Named Successor to David Letterman Comedy Central mainstay signs 5-year pact with CBS

Stephen Colbert is moving three blocks east—and light-years from basic cable. The 49-year-old linchpin of Comedy Central’s long-running series The Colbert Report has been tapped to succeed David Letterman as the host…

April 10, 2014, 12:44 PM EDT

NBCU’s Steve Burke Declares Victory Asks to be judged on 18-49 performance, suggests better measurement

“We don’t want you to think that we were trying to hide or conceal anything but we didn’t want to talk about what we were doing. [We wanted] instead [to]…

April 7, 2014, 5:32 PM EDT

David Letterman Announces His Retirement During Late Show Taping Host will step down when contract expires in late 2015

Wake the kids and phone the neighbors, because David Letterman is hanging it up after his contract expires at the end of next year. The 33-year late night veteran and host…

April 3, 2014, 5:36 PM EDT

Diller: Aereo Is ‘Finished’ If It Loses Supreme Court Battle Should it prevail, the company will expand to top U.S. markets

Should Aereo lose its impending U.S. Supreme Court case, backer Barry Diller believes it’ll be game over for the upstart distributor. Speaking to anchor Erik Schatzker during an appearance on Bloomberg…

April 2, 2014, 12:44 PM EDT

Déjà Vu All Over Again as CBS Renews 18 Series If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

In what has become a rite of spring, CBS on Thursday announced it has renewed 18 series for next season.  Eighteen appears to be Nina Tassler’s lucky number, as this marks…

March 13, 2014, 4:08 PM EDT

Bazinga! CBS Renews The Big Bang Theory Through 2016-17 Top comedy earns another long-term pickup

Nerds rejoice: CBS has renewed The Big Bang Theory for another three years, ensuring that Leonard, Sheldon and the rest of the gang will be yukking it up through the…

March 12, 2014, 12:52 PM EDT

Nina Tassler Upped to Chairman, CBS Entertainment Promotion keeps network’s hit-maker locked in through 2017

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 her new role, Tassler will lead…

February 20, 2014, 1:09 PM EST

Moonves: Big Bang Theory Will Move to Accommodate NFL Games Broadcast’s top scripted series expected to shift to Monday nights

In a bid to accommodate the hulking bruiser that is the National Football League, Leonard, Sheldon, Penny and the rest of The Big Bang Theory crew next fall will be…

February 13, 2014, 12:54 PM EST

All You People Did This Year Was Watch The Walking Dead and Duck Dynasty Show pitch: zombie ducks

Take even a cursory glance at the Nielsen ratings for TV’s dollar demo and two cable series will jump right out at you: AMC’s The Walking Dead and A&E’s Duck…

December 12, 2013, 5:17 PM EST

Animal Planet Has Lined Up Dozens of New Advertisers Thanks to an integration-friendly slate of originals

Chalk some of it up to simple ratings growth but never underestimate the power of a good tree house integration. Animal Planet in 2013 has scared up 34 new clients, a…

November 18, 2013, 10:18 PM EST

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