LOADING ...

CBS's posts - English uPOST

Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Aug 14, 2019 at 04:53. 18 comments

Viacom and CBS are merging again, because true corporate love never dies

Viacom and CBS are merging again, because true corporate love never dies

For the first time since they split up in 2005—which was nearly 14 whole years ago!—Viacom and CBS have announced that they intend to merge together into a single company… again. This comes from The Verge, which says the new company will be branded ViacomCBS and that current Viacom CEO Bob Bakish will become the CEO of the new company, with The Wall Street Journal saying this new/old union...

18 Comments

Eric Thurm Eric Thurm Jul 10, 2019. 14 comments

The American Love Island doesn't quite land like the original

The American Love Island doesn't quite land like the original
TV ReviewsAll of our TV reviews in one convenient place.  

No one on Love Island is under any illusions about what they’re doing. The opening narration of CBS’ American import of the massively popular British show characterizes the show as “Big Brother meets The Bachelor,” but even that feels like too complex a description: Love Island is about a bunch of hot people sitting by a pool bonding...

14 Comments

Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Jun 26, 2019. 17 comments

Good news, Lincoln Lawyer fans: The Lincoln Lawyer TV show is finally happening

Good news, Lincoln Lawyer fans: The Lincoln Lawyer TV show is finally happening

Eight years ago, in March of 2011, director Brad Furman released a Matthew McConaughey vehicle called The Lincoln Lawyer  (the use of “vehicle” there is a pun). Based on the Michael Connelly novel of the same name, the movie starred McConaughey as a slick lawyer who gradually learns that there are more important things in life than money. Five months later, ABC ordered a pilot script for a...

17 Comments

Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Jun 17, 2019. 22 comments

Dick Wolf wants to do the first cross-network crossover, even though it's definitely been done before

Dick Wolf wants to do the first cross-network crossover, even though it's definitely been done before

You’ve heard of crossover episodes, where a character from one show pops up on another show, but have you heard of a cross-network crossover, where a character from a show on a totally different network pops up on another show? You probably have, but legendary TV producer Dick Wolf hasn’t. In fact, he seems pretty sure that he just came up with that idea, nearly 100 years after the invention...

22 Comments

William Hughes William Hughes May 10, 2019. 19 comments

CBS renews a whole bunch of dramas, including SWAT, MacGuyver and Bull—wait, really?

CBS renews a whole bunch of dramas, including SWAT, MacGuyver and Bull—wait, really?

Proving yet again that Hollywood always looks after its people—provided said “people” are male TV stars with successful franchise track records who’ve been accused of repeatedly harassing their female co-stars—CBS issued a whole passel of drama series renewals today, including one for Michael Weatherly’s legal thriller Bull . If you’re familiar with the series—about a legal adviser who...

19 Comments

Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti May 06, 2019. 17 comments

A recent The Good Fight episode replaced a cut sequence with a weird censorship message

A recent The Good Fight episode replaced a cut sequence with a weird censorship message

CBS All Access’ The Good Fight—a follow-up to The Good Wife with a stronger emphasis on fighting—recently got renewed for a fourth season, but that vote of support from its streaming home doesn’t mean the show is one of those runaway hits that can get away with whatever it wants. According to TVLine, the most recent episode of The Good Fight actually got flagged for some kind of bad content...

17 Comments

Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Mar 18, 2019. 22 comments

Stephen Colbert admits that the first six months of his Late Show were "terrible"

Stephen Colbert admits that the first six months of his Late Show were "terrible"

Though his Late Show regularly trounces the former late-night champion over on NBC these days, Stephen Colbert’s transition from The Colbert Report didn’t go particularly smoothly at first. The Late Show was coming off of David Letterman’s legendary run at the desk, and while Colbert’s big-name guests helped him start off on a good foot , his decision to go much more political than The...

22 Comments

Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Mar 06, 2019. 23 comments

R. Kelly says he's only guilty of having too big of a heart

R. Kelly says he's only guilty of having too big of a heart

Last night, CBS released a clip of Gayle King’s new interview with R. Kelly, one that found the alleged abuser yelling into the camera that he’s “fighting for my fucking life!” Today, CBS aired more excerpts from the 80-minute interview, in which Kelly, who’s been charged with 10 counts of criminal sexual abuse , asserts his innocence and claims that the parents alleging that their...

23 Comments

Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Mar 06, 2019. 14 comments

R. Kelly has denied the assault allegations, in case anyone gives a shit about what he has to say

R. Kelly has denied the assault allegations, in case anyone gives a shit about what he has to say

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before, but a man accused of sexual assault is not only denying that he did anything wrong but implying that it’s absurd to even think that he could’ve possibly done anything wrong and that he is the real victim here. The man this time around is R. Kelly, who sat down with CBS’ Gayle King for a dramatic interview that will air tomorrow morning. This all comes...

14 Comments

Shannon Miller Shannon Miller Feb 16, 2019. 6 comments

Ken Jeong will star in a CBS comedy from Crazy Rich Asians author Kevin Kwan

Ken Jeong will star in a CBS comedy from Crazy Rich Asians author Kevin Kwan

A Crazy Rich Asians reunion didn’t happen in the list of this year’s Academy Awards nominations , much to the rightful dismay of fans, but there is one in the works for CBS. Author Kevin Kwan will co-write and executive produce a new multi-camera comedy pilot titled The Emperor Of Malibu, which will star Ken Jeong.

Jeong will return to broadcast comedy to play Gerry, a Chinese tech...

6 Comments

Tamika Jones Tamika Jones Feb 01, 2019. 14 comments

Frankenstein is on the case in a new pilot for CBS

Frankenstein is on the case in a new pilot for CBS

With pilot season in full swing, networks are looking for the next crop of shows to air during their primetime lineups—and, as EW reports, CBS recently ordered a detective-show pilot simply called Frankenstein. The CBS drama doesn’t focus on Dr. Victor Frankenstein, necessarily; instead, it follows a San Francisco detective who is killed on the job and resurrected by the infamous doctor....

14 Comments

William Hughes William Hughes Jan 31, 2019. 13 comments

Let's celebrate the anniversary of Adam Pally and Ben Schwartz gloriously fucking up The Late Late Show

Let's celebrate the anniversary of Adam Pally and Ben Schwartz gloriously fucking up The Late Late Show

Although Adam Pally’s comedic talents are obvious and prodigious—from starring roles in stuff like Happy Endings and The Mindy Project, to semi-regular appearances on all your favorite podcasts—one thing he is decidedly not good at is faking enthusiasm. That’s something that the organizers of The Shorty Awards found out to their detriment last year, when Pally’s eye-rolling attempt to present...

13 Comments

Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Jan 14, 2019. 19 comments

Anthony Scaramucci finally achieves celebrity status, at least according to Big Brother

Anthony Scaramucci finally achieves celebrity status, at least according to Big Brother

As one of the few members of the Trump White House who actually managed to get fired before he could do any real damage to the country, Anthony Scaramucci has been able to hold onto his 15 minutes of “fame” a little better than some of his colleagues (for example, remember Sean Spicer? Because we had to Google “SNL Melissa McCarthy” to remember that asshole’s name). Still, Scaramucci’s status...

19 Comments

William Hughes William Hughes Jan 11, 2019. 22 comments

Holy shit, Criminal Minds is finally calling it quits

Holy shit, Criminal Minds is finally calling it quits

Shattering the hearts of syndication-loving moms and dads everywhere, CBS announced tonight that it’s finally pulling the plug on its spritely, youthful serial killer procedural series, Criminal Minds, after a mere 311 episodes on the air. Or, rather, 325; the Joe Mantegna-starring series is currently in the middle of its 14th season, and will finish its 15-year run out with a 10-episode 15th...

22 Comments

Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Dec 20, 2018. 24 comments

Eliza Dushku has now released her own account of harassment on the Bull set

Eliza Dushku has now released her own account of harassment on the Bull set

Last week, we reported that Eliza Dushku had received a $9.5 million settlement from CBS after she spoke out against alleged harassment and bullying on the set of legal drama Bull, specifically centering on series star Michael Weatherly. Dushku signed a non-disclosure agreement, but evidence of the allegations (which reportedly include tapes of Weatherly referring to Dushku as “legs” and...

24 Comments

William Hughes William Hughes Dec 19, 2018. 22 comments

Elementary's next season will be its last

Elementary's next season will be its last

Because social etiquette dictates that you can only have two versions of Sherlock Holmes and John/Joan Watson running around in the public consciousness at any given time—and god knows Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly weren’t going to just sit around, waiting their turn—CBS has announced that the upcoming seventh season of Elementary will be its last. The series stars Jonny Lee Miller and...

22 Comments

William Hughes William Hughes Dec 14, 2018. 23 comments

CBS paid Eliza Dushku $9.5 million to stay silent about alleged harassment on the set of Bull

CBS paid Eliza Dushku $9.5 million to stay silent about alleged harassment on the set of Bull

The New York Times ran a new piece highlighting yet another instance of attitudes about sexual harassment and the toxic culture that enables it at CBS tonight, revealing that the network paid $9.5 million to actress Eliza Dushku in exchange for staying silent about the harassment she was allegedly subjected to on the set of the network’s legal drama Bull . Specifically, Dushku was paid not...

23 Comments

Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Nov 21, 2018. 19 comments

Like a moose ambling through town, Northern Exposure is coming back to TV

Like a moose ambling through town, Northern Exposure is coming back to TV

Sometimes, it seems like the endlessly spinning wheel of reboots just stops at random, since it’s not like any TV watchers in 2018 were really clamoring for more Murphy Brown, and today that randomness continues with the wheel landing on none other than Northern Exposure. Don’t get us wrong, Northern Exposure was a critically acclaimed show that ran for a while and won a bunch of awards, so...

19 Comments

William Hughes William Hughes Nov 15, 2018. 14 comments

The Sheldon-pocalypse is finally upon us

The Sheldon-pocalypse is finally upon us

Break open the blood casks and prepare to shatter the seals: The prophesied hour of darkness if finally upon us, as TVLine reports that television’s two Sheldons—Young, and Regular-Sized—are finally preparing to meet. The site reports that Iain Armitage—who plays The Sheldon Of Christmas Past on CBS’s Big Bang Theory spin-off Young Sheldon—has now been set to appear on the franchise’s...

14 Comments

Alex McLevy Alex McLevy Oct 27, 2018. 21 comments

Adam Scott taking William Shatner's role in classic Twilight Zone episode reboot

Adam Scott taking William Shatner's role in classic Twilight Zone episode reboot

Are we having a fear of flying yet? As the new remake of The Twilight Zone slowly comes to life, with Jordan Peele serving as humble narrator to deliver ambiguous exposition and perhaps some archly ironic concluding messages, another recently supernatural-adjacent actor has joined the project.

TV Line reports Adam Scott, fresh off his sadly canceled-just-as-it-was-getting-good sitcom

21 Comments

Language