CBS

CBS (an initialism of the network's former name, the Columbia Broadcasting System; corporate name CBS Broadcasting, Inc.) is an American commercial broadcast television and radio network that is the flagship property of CBS Corporation. The company is headquartered at the CBS Building in New York City, with major production facilities and operations in New York City (at the CBS Broadcast Center) and Los Angeles (at CBS Television City, CBS Columbia Square and the CBS Studio Center).

The network has its origins in United Independent Broadcasters Inc., a collection of 16 radio stations that was purchased by Paley in 1928, and renamed the Columbia Broadcasting System. Under Paley's guidance, CBS would first become one of the largest radio networks in the United States, and eventually one of the Big Three American broadcast television networks. In 1974, CBS dropped its full name and became known simply as CBS, Inc. The Westinghouse Electric Corporation acquired the network in 1995, renamed its corporate entity to the current name CBS Broadcasting, Inc. in 1997, and eventually adopted the name of the company it had acquired to become CBS Corporation. In 2000, CBS came under the control of Viacom, which was formed as a spin-off of CBS in 1971. In late 2005, Viacom split itself into two separate companies, and re-established CBS Corporation – through the spin-off of its broadcast television, radio and select cable television and non-broadcasting assets – with the CBS television network at its core. CBS Corporation is controlled by Sumner Redstone through National Amusements, which also controls the current Viacom.

CBS continues to operate a radio network, which now mainly provides news and features content for its portfolio of owned-and-operated radio stations in large and mid-sized markets, and affiliated radio stations in various other markets. The television network has more than 240 owned-and-operated and affiliated television stations throughout the United States.

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  • The Amazing Race

    The Amazing Race

    The Amazing Race is an adventure reality show in which 10-12 teams race around the world and compete…

  • Hawaii Five-0

    Hawaii Five-0

    Hawaii Five-0 is a contemporary take on the classic series about a new elite federalized task force…

  • Scorpion

    Scorpion

    Scorpion, inspired by a true story, is a high-octane drama about eccentric genius Walter O'Brien and…

  • NCIS: New Orleans

    NCIS: New Orleans

    NCIS: New Orleans is a drama about the local field office that investigates criminal cases affecting…

  • Madam Secretary

    Madam Secretary

    Madam Secretary follows Elizabeth McCord, the shrewd, determined, newly appointed Secretary of State…

  • NCIS

    NCIS

    NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) is more than just an action drama. With liberal doses of…

  • The Big Bang Theory

    The Big Bang Theory

    The Big Bang Theory is a comedy about brilliant physicists, Leonard and Sheldon, who are the kind of…

  • NCIS: Los Angeles

    NCIS: Los Angeles

    NCIS: Los Angeles is a drama about the high-stakes world of a division of NCIS that is charged with…

  • Criminal Minds

    Criminal Minds

    Criminal Minds revolves around an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country's most twisted…

  • Blue Bloods

    Blue Bloods

    Blue Bloods is a drama about a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enf…

  • Survivor

    Survivor

    Eighteen to Twenty castaways will compete against each other on Survivor, when the Emmy Award-winnin…

  • 2 Broke Girls

    2 Broke Girls

    2 Broke Girls is a comedy about two young women waitressing at a greasy spoon diner who strike up an…

  • Mom

    Mom

    Christy is a single mom who, after years of questionable choices, is now sober and trying to get her…

  • Elementary

    Elementary

    Elementary is a modern-day take on the classic Sherlock Holmes story about a crime-solving duo that…

  • Undercover Boss

    Undercover Boss

    Undercover Boss is a reality series that follows high level corporate executives as they slip anonym…

  • The Odd Couple

    The Odd Couple

    The Odd Couple features endearing slob Oscar Madison and uptight neat freak Felix Unger, two former…

  • Zoo

    Zoo

    Zoo is a global thriller about a wave of violent animal attacks against humans sweeping the planet.…

  • The Bold and the Beautiful

    The Bold and the Beautiful

    They created a dynasty where passion rules, they are the Forresters, the first name in Fashion. The…

  • Big Brother

    Big Brother

    Big Brother is a long-running reality show on CBS where a group of contestants known as houseguests…

  • The Briefcase

    The Briefcase

    The show features a social experiment element. In each episode, two hard-working American families e…

  • Code Black

    Code Black

    Code Black is a heart-pounding medical drama that takes place in the busiest, most notorious ER in t…

  • Life in Pieces

    Life in Pieces

    Life In Pieces is a single-camera comedy about one big happy family and their sometimes awkward, oft…

  • The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation

    The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation

    Hosted by CBS News correspondent Mo Rocca, each episode of The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation will t…

  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

    The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

    Stephen Colbert takes over as host of The Late Show on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. Colbert is best known…

  • The Late Late Show with James Corden

    The Late Late Show with James Corden

    Each week night, THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN throws the ultimate late night after party wit…

  • Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders

    Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders

    Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, a spinoff of the hit CBS Television Network series Criminal Minds, i…

  • 60 Minutes

    60 Minutes

    60 Minutes has been on the air since 1968, beginning on a Tuesday, but spending most of its time on…

  • The Inspectors

    The Inspectors

    The Inspectors is a new scripted dramatic series set in Washington, D.C., inspired by compelling rea…

  • Chicken Soup for the Soul's Hidden Heroes

    Chicken Soup for the Soul's Hidden Heroes

    "Hidden Heroes" hosted by Brooke Burke-Charvet,is a hidden camera television show developed for teen…

  • The Young and the Restless

    The Young and the Restless

    Now in its 42st season on the CBS Television Network, The Young and the Restless has been the number…

  • 48 Hours

    48 Hours

    48 Hours is a CBS news magazine that investigates intriguing crime and justice cases that touch on a…

  • Game Changers with Kevin Frazier Presented by EA Sports

    Game Changers with Kevin Frazier Presented by EA Sports

    Celebrating athletes and fans who give back to their communities making life better for so many, Gam…

  • MacGyver

    MacGyver

    MacGyver, a reimagining of the classic series, is an action-adventure drama about 20-something Angus…

  • The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

    The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

    The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is an annual fashion show sponsored by lingerie and sleepwear bra…

  • The Talk

    The Talk

    Inspired by a mother's group Sara Gilbert went to after she had her baby, The Talk is a group of mom…

  • The Price is Right

    The Price is Right

    "Come on down!", "The Price is Right" originally hosted by Bob Barker until 2007 and Drew Carey ther…

  • People's Choice Awards

    People's Choice Awards

    The People's Choice Awards is an American awards show, recognizing the people and the work of popula…

  • Tony Awards

    Tony Awards

    The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as a Tony Award, recogniz…

  • Grammy Awards

    Grammy Awards

    In similar fashion to their film equivalent (The Academy Awards), The Grammys is an awards show tha…

  • Academy of Country Music Awards

    Academy of Country Music Awards

    The Academy of Country Music Awards, also known as the ACM Awards, were first held in 1966, honoring…

  • Kennedy Center Honors

    Kennedy Center Honors

    Since opening in 1971, the Kennedy Center has continued its efforts to fulfill his vision-presenting…

  • Lucky Dog

    Lucky Dog

    On Lucky Dog, animal trainer Brandon McMillan's second home is the neighborhood animal shelter where…

  • Dr. Chris Pet Vet

    Dr. Chris Pet Vet

    Chronicling the adventures of Dr. Chris Brown, Dr. Chris Pet Vet gives viewers unique insights into…

  • Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League

    Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League

    The premiere pulling series in the United States, the highly popular Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League to…

  • SEC Championship Game

    SEC Championship Game

    The SEC Championship Game (officially The SEC Championship on CBS presented by Dr Pepper for broadca…

  • Army-Navy Game

    Army-Navy Game

    The Army-Navy Game is an American college football rivalry game between the teams of the United Stat…

  • Face the Nation

    Face the Nation

    "Face the Nation" is a news interview program which airs every Sunday morning, live from the CBS stu…

  • CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley

    CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley

    CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley is the flagship evening television news program of CBS News, the…

  • A Home for the Holidays

    A Home for the Holidays

    A Home for the Holidays is an annual special that began airing on CBS TV on 23 December 1999. Inspir…

  • CBS This Morning

    CBS This Morning

    "CBS This Morning" is hosted by Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell set out to redefine CBS…

  • CBS This Morning: Saturday

    CBS This Morning: Saturday

    "CBS This Morning: Saturday" is hosted by Anthony Mason and Vinita Nair report international news st…

  • College Football Today

    College Football Today

    College Football Today is hosted by Adam Zucker, Brian Jones and Rick Neuheisel present all the day'…

  • I Get That a Lot

    I Get That a Lot

    "I Get That a Lot" is a reality television special originally created by Danny Harris occasionally a…

  • Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials

    Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials

    Because of the overall buzz surrounding them, commercials aired during the Super Bowl receive additi…

  • Sun Bowl

    Sun Bowl

    The Sun Bowl is an annual U.S. college football bowl game that is usually played at the end of Decem…

  • Pure Genius

    Pure Genius

    Pure Genius is a unique medical drama centered around a young Silicon Valley tech billionaire who bu…

  • The Great Indoors

    The Great Indoors

    Jack has led a thrilling "outdoorsy" life exploring the edges of the earth while chronicling his adv…

  • Bull

    Bull

    Bull stars Michael Weatherly as Dr. Jason Bull in a drama inspired by the early career of Dr. Phil…

  • NFL Honors

    NFL Honors

    The night before Super Bowl 50, the NFL will salute its best players and plays from the 2015 season…

  • Man with a Plan

    Man with a Plan

    Man with a Plan is a new family comedy about a contractor who learns that parenting his three young…

  • The Victoria's Secret Swim Special

    The Victoria's Secret Swim Special

    Victoria's Secret models talk about their swimwear campaign in St. Barths in the 2nd annual Victoria…

  • CBS Morning News

    CBS Morning News

    CBS Morning News is an American early morning television news program for CBS News that is broadcast…

  • CBS Overnight News

    CBS Overnight News

    CBS Overnight News is an American overnight television news program that is broadcast on CBS during…

  • NFL on CBS

    NFL on CBS

    Coverage of NFL on CBS.

  • CBS News Sunday Morning

    CBS News Sunday Morning

    CBS News Sunday Morning is a early morning news and magazine program that airs on Sunday's on CBS.

  • Let's Make a Deal

    Let's Make a Deal

    An updated version of the classic television game show, hosted by Emmy Award-winner Wayne Brady, wh…

  • Kevin Can Wait

    Kevin Can Wait

    Kevin James returns to series television in an irresistible comedy about a newly retired police offi…

  • Ransom

    Ransom

    Ransom follows Eric Beaumont, a highly specialized negotiator who is parachuted into crisis situatio…

  • The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

    The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

    The BOSTON POPS FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR, now in its 43rd year, is the orchestra's annual free outdoor…

  • ACM Honors

    ACM Honors

    ACM Honors is an annual Awards show hosted by the Academy of Country Music.

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