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Craig Ferguson leaving CBS’ ‘Late Late Show’ in December

Craig Ferguson leaving CBS’ ‘Late Late Show’ in December

April 29, 2014


Filed under Television

By Scott Collins Los Angeles Times (MCT) Craig Ferguson’s nights of dancing with the fake horse are numbered. The Scottish-born host of CBS’ “The Late Late Show” told his studio audience during Monday’s taping that he will leave in December when his current contract expires. “CBS and I ...

Stephen Colbert To Host CBS’ ‘Late Show’ After David Letterman Retires

Stephen Colbert To Host CBS’ ‘Late Show’ After David Letterman Retires

April 10, 2014


Filed under Television

By Ryan Faughnder Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Comedian Stephen Colbert will be the next host of “The Late Show.” CBS said Thursday that the “Colbert Report” star will take over hosting duties for the long-running late-night talk franchise when David Letterman retires i...

Barbara Walters Sets Retirement Date From ‘The View’

Barbara Walters Sets Retirement Date From ‘The View’

April 8, 2014


Filed under Television

By Meredith Blake Los Angeles Times (MCT) NEW YORK — Veteran TV journalist Barbara Walters will make her last scheduled appearance on “The View” on May 16, ABC announced Monday. The network will honor Walters’ five decades in broadcasting with a week-long celebration. “The View,” th...

‘How I Met Your Mother’ braces for ‘ambitious’ finale

‘How I Met Your Mother’ braces for ‘ambitious’ finale

March 27, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Television

By Chuck Barney Contra Costa Times (MCT) While shooting the pilot for “How I Met Your Mother” back in 2005, Alyson Hannigan genuinely believed the show was destined to fail — not because everything was going wrong, but because everything was working out just right. “It was so wonder...

CBS renews ‘CSI,’ ‘Good Wife,’ ‘Two and a Half Men,’ 15 other shows

CBS renews ‘CSI,’ ‘Good Wife,’ ‘Two and a Half Men,’ 15 other shows

March 17, 2014


Filed under Television

By Scott Collins Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Sorry, Robin Williams, but you and your peeps at “The Crazy Ones” will just have to wait a little longer. CBS announced Thursday that it will return 18 series already on the schedule for the 2014-15 TV season, including old favori...

CBS sets summer slate with returns of ‘Big Brother,’ ‘Under the Dome’

CBS sets summer slate with returns of ‘Big Brother,’ ‘Under the Dome’

March 14, 2014


Filed under Television

By Yvonne Villarreal Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — CBS has set its summer slate, with return dates for “Big Brother” and Stephen King’s “Under the Dome” announced — among others — and a slight delay for the Halle Berry-Steven Spielberg limited-run series “Extant.” ...

Comcast Acquisition of Time Warner Cable Could Undermine CBS Deal

February 20, 2014


Filed under Business, Entertainment, Television

By Joe Flint Los Angeles Times (MCT) The new distribution contract CBS Corp. signed with Time Warner Cable Inc. last summer after a bitter fight could be a casualty of Comcast Corp.’s proposed acquisition of the pay-TV operator. According to people familiar with the deal, it does not i...

‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ inducted into Broadcasting Hall of Fame

‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ inducted into Broadcasting Hall of Fame

January 28, 2014


Filed under Television

By Patrick Kevin Day Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — “Everybody Loves Raymond” ended in 2005, but the love persists. This spring, the Ray Romano sitcom will be inducted into the National Assn. of Broadcasters Broadcasting Hall of Fame at the NAB Show Television Luncheon on April ...

Some favorite holiday TV specials

Some favorite holiday TV specials

November 26, 2013


Filed under Television

By Doug Knoop The Seattle Times (MCT) SEATTLE — You think people are passionate about their favorite weekly television shows? That’s nothing. I recently took an informal poll on Facebook of what people like to watch during the holidays. You know, the must-watch-before-Dec. 25-or-the-holid...

Fall TV Lineup: New Shows Première

Fall TV Lineup: New Shows Première

Daira Gentrup

September 11, 2012


Filed under Television

Along with the start of school and football season, this time of year is known for the fall première of many new shows that will hit our screens for the coming months. The new shows range from hilarious medical comedies to famous remakes, and almost everything in between.  Here are just a few of...

Could Charlie Sheen end up back on ‘Two and a Half Men’?

March 24, 2011


Filed under National, Television

LOS ANGELES (MCT) -- Is Charlie Sheen headed back to "Two and a Half Men"? Don't hold your breath for it happening any time soon. The Web rumor mill was busy Monday with word that CBS was ready to take Sheen back, even though he was fired from TV's No. 1 comedy earlier this month after ridiculing...

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