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Topic: Nina Tassler

These Are the TV Network Chiefs' Game Plans for Wooing Audiences and Advertisers

Bold moves, big challenges this fall

Even with all the seismic changes in the television business over the past several years, some things remain constant: For the broadcast networks, everything still revolves around the fall season,…

Longtime CBS Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler Will Step Down

Glenn Geller to run network

Broadcast's longest-serving entertainment chief is heading for the exit.   Nina Tassler, CBS Entertainment chairman, will depart at the end of the year, CBS announced today. She will be succeeded by…

With Stephen Colbert, CBS Prepares for a Late Night Ad Windfall

Unlike David Letterman, Colbert embraces advertisers

Tonight, Stephen Colbert hosts a late-night show—CBS' The Late Show With Stephen Colbert—for the first time since The Colbert Report ended last December. It's the longest time the comedian has…

CBS Exec: A Broadcast Network Can Win in the End, Even as TV Evolves

Nina Tassler on content ownership and multiple platforms

A few days after FX's John Landgraf sounded a warning bell that "too much television" is being made, a top exec at CBS said the network is well positioned to continue to…

Zoo Shows That Summer Popcorn Fare Isn't Just for the Big Screen

CBS's big swing is worth watching, for now

From Jurassic World to Avengers: Age of Ultron, summer movies are all about escapist fun. As CBS looks to lure audiences during the same season, it's found a show that…

CBS Announces Its Fall Premiere Dates, and It All Starts With Thursday Night Football

Supergirl premieres Oct. 26

Intent on winning the season in adults 18-49, CBS is making an aggressive early move, becoming the first broadcast network to announce its fall premiere dates. The network will kick off…

Stephen Colbert Scores With Advertisers in His CBS Upfront Debut

Comedian charms the Carnegie Hall crowd as network makes big plans

Stephen Colbert's CBS debut couldn't have gone any better. The comedian, who will succeed David Letterman when Late Show With Stephen Colbert debuts on Sept. 8, was the star of CBS'…

CBS Gets Younger by Ending CSI, Adding Supergirl

Network is gunning for NBC with its 2015-16 schedule

CBS is much younger than people think—and now that it's ending CSI and adding Supergirl, the network is about to get even younger. That was the big message from Les Moonves,…

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Will Debut Sept. 8

CBS exec gives new details on the network's late-night slots

For once, the biggest buzz at CBS centers on its late-night shows, not prime time. "We have a big, big, big year ahead in late night. It's a year of transition,"…

From Auctions to Art Basel: Photos of Creatives

Boldface names gathered for premieres and parties

From left: Frances Berwick, president of lifestyle networks, NBCUniversal Cable; Bonnie Hammer, chairman of NBCUniversal Cable; Lisa Edelstein, actress; and Marti Noxon, creator of Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, attend the…

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