Halle Berry Blasts Off In CBS Sci-Fi Thriller
Jul09

Halle Berry Blasts Off In CBS Sci-Fi Thriller

She was a Bond Girl. Now Halle Berry is a pregnant astronaut. The popular movie actress stars in the Stephen Spielberg-produced new CBS sci-fi thriller “Extant,” which debuts Wednesday night at 9. Berry told CBS News: When I read it, I thought, wow, what an amazing character. That’s what I’m looking for: a new challenge. Something I hadn’t done before. This Sci-Fi was so rooted in family and grounded, and...

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NPH To CBS: No To Late Night; Pitches Weekly Variety Show
May14

NPH To CBS: No To Late Night; Pitches Weekly Variety Show

We thought Neil Patrick Harris would be an ideal replacement for David Letterman on “The Late Show.” CBS did too. The network approached NPH about the job; however, Harris told Howard Stern on Wednesday that he declined the offer because he was worried he would get bored of the same format every night. Harris, who starred in the CBS comedy “How I Met Your Mother,” told Stern: I think I would get bored of the...

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CBS: ‘Big Bang’ Opens On Monday; ‘NCIS: L.A.,’ ‘CSI,’ ‘Amazing Race’ On The Move
May14

CBS: ‘Big Bang’ Opens On Monday; ‘NCIS: L.A.,’ ‘CSI,’ ‘Amazing Race’ On The Move

CBS is shaking things up this fall in its hopes to continue as America’s most-watched network. With the debut of Thursday Night Football for eight weeks, “The Big Bang Theory” will begin the season on Mondays, which becomes a two-comedy, two-drama night. “NCIS: Los Angeles” (Monday), “The Amazing Race” (Friday) and “CSI” (Sunday) get new time periods. “Two And A Half...

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JH Reader: Why Nobody Writes About Popular TV Shows (The Atlantic)
May08

JH Reader: Why Nobody Writes About Popular TV Shows (The Atlantic)

Derek Thompson writes about The Faustian Bargain of Television: Be widely watched and scarcely acknowledged, or be widely praised and scarcely watched. On TV, the concept of “popularity” is easy to measure and hard to understand. In music, the most popular songs are inescapable, and their artists become national celebrities. In movies, the most popular films are feted in the Monday papers and widely acknowledged, even if...

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Craig Ferguson Announces Late-Night Retirement
Apr28

Craig Ferguson Announces Late-Night Retirement

CBS needs to find another late-night host. A few weeks after David Letterman announced he’d be retiring from the CBS late-night television lineup, Craig Ferguson did the same on Monday. Ferguson, host of “The Late Late Show” since 2005, told his studio audience during Monday’s taping that he will step down at the end of the year. Ferguson’s show airs after Letterman’s, at 12:35 a.m. on weekdays. The...

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