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CBS GIVES FULL SEASON ORDER TO “S.W.A.T.” AND PICKS UP THREE ADDITIONAL EPISODES OF “9JKL” FOR THE 2017-2018 BROADCAST SEASON

November 18, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS has given a full season order to new drama series S.W.A.T. and has picked up three additional episodes of new comedy 9JKL for the 2017-2018 broadcast season.

S.W.A.T. is averaging 10.36 million viewers, 1.9 in adults 18-49 and 2.8 in adults 25-54. Its Thursday, Nov. 2 premiere at 10:00 PM was the best performance in the time period with entertainment programming since Jan. 6, 2016, averaging 10.52 million viewers with live plus 7-day ratings. It also had the time period’s best rating among adults 18-49 since March 3, 2016, averaging 1.9.

The Monday freshman comedy 9JKL is averaging 7.40 million viewers.

S.W.A.T. stars Shemar Moore, Stephanie Sigman, Alex Russell, Jay Harrington, Lina Esco, Kenny Johnson, Peter Onorati and David Lim. Aaron Thomas, Shawn Ryan, Justin Lin, Neal Moritz, Marney Hochman, Danielle Woodrow and Pavun Shetty are executive producers for Sony Pictures Television in association with CBS Television Studios. S.W.A.T. airs Thursdays (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

9JKL stars Mark Feuerstein, David Walton, Elliott Gould, Linda Lavin, Liza Lapira, Matt Murray and Albert Tsai. Dana Klein, Mark Feuerstein, Aaron Kaplan, Wendi Trilling, Dana Honor and Pamela Fryman are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. 9JKL airs Mondays (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

*Source: Nielsen most current ratings (9/27/17-11/9/17)

‘TIS THE SEASON FOR CBS’ HOLIDAY SPECIALS!

November 9, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS”

Kicks Off the Network’s Holiday Programming Schedule

Holiday Favorites “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”

and “Frosty the Snowman” Make Their Annual Visits

I Love Lucy Christmas Special” and “The Dick Van Dyke Show — Now in Living Color!” Present Newly Colorized Classic Episodes

The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special” Reunites Burnett

with Original Cast Members Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner,

Costume Designer Bob Mackie and Many More

Music Specials Include “Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at the Apollo”

and “GRAMMYS® Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special”

Victoria’s Secret World-Famous Angels Head to China for

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show”

The 40th Annual Kennedy Center Honors” Celebrates

Carmen de Lavallade, Gloria Estefan, LL COOL J, Norman Lear and Lionel Richie

CBS continues its merry tradition as a destination for special events during the holidays! Kicking off with THE THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE ON CBS, viewers will also be treated to animated holiday favorites, newly colorized classic series, nostalgic reunions, festive musical performances and much more.

In addition to the highly anticipated annual broadcasts of the beloved classics RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER and FROSTY THE SNOWMAN, the holiday schedule includes encore presentations of the animated holiday specials FROSTY RETURNS, THE STORY OF SANTA CLAUS and ROBBIE THE REINDEER, which is voiced by an array of celebrities, including Ben Stiller, Britney Spears and Hugh Grant.

For added nostalgia, THE CAROL BURNETT 50th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL reunites Burnett with original cast members Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner, costume designer Bob Mackie and many more. The one-hour I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL features two back-to-back episodes, the colorized “Christmas Episode” and the newly colorized classic “The Fashion Show.” The two newly colorized episodes presented in THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW — NOW IN LIVING COLOR! special were selected by series creator Carl Reiner as two of Mary Tyler Moore’s best: “My Blonde-Haired Brunette” and “October Eve.”

The Network’s musicevents include BRUNO MARS: 24K MAGIC LIVE AT THE APOLLO, Mars’ first primetime television special, which was taped at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York City, and GRAMMYS® GREATEST STORIES: A 60TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL, with special appearances by an array of multi-GRAMMY® Award winners throughout the decades. Also presenting musical performances are THE VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW, featuring the world-famous VS angels and performances by multiple to-be-announced music stars; and THE 40th ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, which will feature musical homages to several of the honorees.

The following is the schedule for CBS’ holiday specials:

Thursday, Nov. 23:

THE THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE ON CBS (9:00 AM-12:00 PM, live ET/8:00-11:00 AM, live CT/7:00-10:00 AM, live MT/9:00 AM-12:00 PM, delayed PT)

A CBS Thanksgiving tradition in its 57th year, the special, to be anchored by ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT host Kevin Frazier and correspondent Keltie Knight, will feature portions of the 91st annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, live from New York City. Performers during the parade will include GRAMMY® Award nominated recording artist Kelsea Ballerini and the casts of the Broadway hit musicals “Come From Away” and “Waitress,” featuring GRAMMY® Award winner Jason Mraz. (New)

Friday, Nov. 24:

FROSTY THE SNOWMAN (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT)

Frosty, that “jolly, happy soul” whose old silk hat full of magic has turned him into a musical Christmas legend, once again demonstrates his unique showmanship. Narrated by Jimmy Durante, the special also includes the voices of Jackie Vernon (as Frosty) and Billy De Wolfe (as Professor Hinkle). (Rebroadcast)

FROSTY RETURNS (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT)

The magic still in his old silk hat, the holiday season’s perennially popular original dancing snowman continues his adventure and skates on the edge of danger. Jonathan Winters is the narrator with John Goodman as the voice of Frosty. (Rebroadcast)

GRAMMYS® GREATEST STORIES: A 60TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL

(9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)

In this special, CBS, The Recording Academy® and AEG Ehrlich Ventures celebrate epic moments from the past 59 years of GRAMMY® history. This first all-encompassing retrospective will feature rare archival footage, exclusive interviews and special appearances by multi-GRAMMY Award winners Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Dave Grohl, Elton John, Bruno Mars, Chris Martin, Paul McCartney, Ed Sheeran, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, U2 and Keith Urban, among others. The special will also take viewers behind the scenes of “Music’s Biggest Night®,” revealing secrets about the remarkable performances and unique “GRAMMY Moments” only seen on the GRAMMY Awards. (New)

Saturday, Nov. 25:

ROBBIE THE REINDEER: HOOVES OF FIRE (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT)

In this animated special, Robbie (voiced by Ben Stiller) must train to compete in the Reindeer Races to become a part of the sleigh team for Santa (voiced by Jim Belushi). (Rebroadcast)

ROBBIE THE REINDEER: LEGEND OF THE LOST TRIBE (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT)

In the second of the two specials, Robbie battles Blitzen (voiced by Hugh Grant) in an effort to stop his nemesis’s launch of a reindeer theme park. Britney Spears, James Woods, Leah Remini and Jerry Stiller are among the additional stars to lend their voices. (Rebroadcast)

THE STORY OF SANTA CLAUS (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)

This animated musical holiday special revolves around a gentle toymaker (voiced by Ed Asner) whose only wish is to deliver a toy to every child on Christmas. The voices of Betty White and Tim Curry are also featured. (Rebroadcast)

Tuesday, Nov. 28:

RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)

Narrated by Burl Ives, who is also heard as the voice of Sam the Snowman, this favorite is a music story based on the popular song of the same name by Johnny Marks. It recounts the tale of a shy reindeer whose Christmas spirit is dampened because his shiny nose has made him the laughing stock of all of Christmasville. (Rebroadcast)

THE VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)

Filmed in Shanghai, China for the first time, the all-star line-up of Victoria’s Secret Angels will include returning favorites Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes, Josephine Skriver, Lais Ribeiro, Martha Hunt, Romee Strijd, Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell and Taylor Hill, as well as new faces. Merging fashion, fantasy and entertainment, the lingerie runway show will include pink carpet interviews, model profiles, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show, and musical performances that will be announced at a later date. (New)

Wednesday, Nov. 29

BRUNO MARS: 24K MAGIC LIVE AT THE APOLLO (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)

CBS and Atlantic Records have partnered with multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, director, musician and two-time Super Bowl Halftime performer Bruno Mars to premiere his first primetime television special, which was taped at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York City. Mars kicks off the electrifying special in spectacular style with an epic performance atop the Apollo’s landmark marquee. Also, Mars and his band the Hooligans take to the streets, visiting, singing and entertaining locals in exciting, intimate, must-see moments. (New)

Sunday, Dec. 3

THE CAROL BURNETT 50TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)

CBS celebrates the 50th anniversary of Carol Burnett’s classic, award-winning comedy series “The Carol Burnett Show,” which premiered on Sept. 11, 1967. In this special, filmed on the show’s original soundstage (Stage 33 at CBS Television City in Los Angeles), Burnett reminisces about her favorite sketches, Q&As with the studio audience, guest stars, her memorable wardrobe and bloopers, as well as the tremendous effect the show continues to have on television today as a true pioneer of sketch comedy. The special will also feature original cast members Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner, costume designer Bob Mackie, as well as comedians, comic actors and friends, including Jim Carrey, Kristin Chenoweth, Stephen Colbert, Harry Connick Jr., Bill Hader, Jay Leno, Jane Lynch, Bernadette Peters, Maya Rudolph and Martin Short, who will join Burnett to discuss how the revolutionary series paved the way for them and impacted their careers. (New)

Friday, Dec. 22:

I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)

Featuring two back-to-back episodes of the classic series, the colorized “Christmas Episode” (first presented in black and white on Christmas Eve, 1956) is paired with the newly colorized “The Fashion Show.” In this episode (first presented on Feb. 28, 1955), Lucy convinces Ricky to allow her to spend up to $100 on a dress at the fashionable Don Loper Salon in Beverly Hills. However, when an opportunity arises for Lucy to participate in a Loper fashion show featuring glamorous movie star wives, Lucy winds up spending five times that! Lucy hopes that if she gets a mild sunburn, Ricky will feel sorry for her and forgive her for spending so much, though, as always, she goes a bit too far! (New)

THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW – NOW IN LIVING COLOR! (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)

The two newly colorized back-to-back episodes of this memorable series were selected by series creator Carl Reiner as two of Mary Tyler Moore’s best episodes. In “My Blonde-Haired Brunette” (first presented on Oct. 10, 1961 during the series’ first season), Laura dyes her hair blonde when she fears the romance between Rob and her is fading. In “October Eve” (initially presented on April 8, 1964 during Season Three), a painting of Laura returns to haunt her…despite having posed fully clothed, the artist (played by Carl Reiner) took the liberty of “undraping” her. (New)

Tuesday, Dec. 26:

THE 40TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)

Actress, dancer and choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, singer-songwriter and actress Gloria Estefan, hip hop artist LL COOL J, television writer and producer Norman Lear and renowned musician and record producer Lionel Richie will receive honors. CBS has broadcast the special each year since its debut 40 years ago. The host will be announced at a later date. (New)

CHAPTER TWO OF “STAR TREK: DISCOVERY” BEGINS SUNDAY, JAN. 7

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Chapter One Finale of “Star Trek: Discovery” Available

to Stream Sunday, Nov. 12 after 8:30 PM, ET

All Episodes of Chapter One Available to Binge on CBS All Access

Nov. 9, 2017 –CBS All Access, the CBS Television Network’s digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, today announced season one of its hit original series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY will return with chapter two beginning on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 after 8:30 PM, ET.

The second chapter of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY begins with episode 10, “Despite Yourself”:

While in unfamiliar territory, the U.S.S. Discovery crew is forced to get creative in their next efforts to survive opposing and unprecedented forces and return home.

The first eight episodes of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY are currently available to stream on CBS All Access, and episode nine, the chapter one finale, will be available beginning Sunday, Nov. 12 after 8:30 PM, ET.

Following the chapter two debut, all new episodes will be available on demand weekly after 8:30 PM, ET on Sundays exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers in the U.S. The second chapter features the remaining six episodes of season one, with the season finale dropping on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018.

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY follows the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new life forms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. The series will feature a new ship and new characters, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY’s cast includes Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Jason Isaacs, Anthony Rapp, Michelle Yeoh, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Mary Chieffo, James Frain and more.

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout, Living Dead Guy Productions and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller, Heather Kadin, Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts, Akiva Goldsman, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers.

As previously announced, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY will return for a second season with additional details forthcoming.

About CBS All Access

CBS All Access is the CBS Television Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service. In addition to its original series, which includes STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, comedy series NO ACTIVITY, debuting Sunday, Nov. 12, and season one of the new edition of “The Good Wife,” THE GOOD FIGHT, CBS All Access gives CBS fans the ability to watch more than 9,000 episodes on demand – spanning current shows from primetime, daytime and late night, as well as past seasons of select series and classic TV hits – and stream their local CBS station live. CBS All Access is currently available online at CBS.com, on mobile devices via the CBS App for iOS, Android and Windows 10, and on Roku Players, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Fire TV.

“I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL,” A NEW ONE-HOUR SPECIAL FEATURING TWO EPISODES OF THE CLASSIC SERIES, TO BE BROADCAST FRIDAY, DEC. 22

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“I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL,” A NEW ONE-HOUR SPECIAL FEATURING TWO EPISODES OF THE CLASSIC SERIES, TO BE BROADCAST FRIDAY, DEC. 22

“The Christmas Episode” and the Newly Colorized “The Fashion Show”

to Be Seamlessly Combined

I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, a new one-hour special featuring two back-to-back colorized episodes of the classic series, will be broadcast Friday, Dec. 22 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL features “The Christmas Episode” and the newly colorized “The Fashion Show.” Both were colorized with a nod to the 1950s period in which they were filmed. The main titles and end credits are seamlessly combined into one set at the beginning and end of the hour, with no interruption between the episodes.

“The Christmas Episode” finds the Ricardos and Mertzes decorating Lucy and Ricky’s Christmas tree and reminiscing about how their lives have changed since the arrival of the Ricardos’ son, Little Ricky (Keith Thibodeaux). Flashbacks recall the night Lucy tells Ricky she is pregnant, the time Lucy shows up unexpectedly as part of a barbershop quartet and the day Ricky and the Mertzes rehearse taking Lucy to the maternity ward.

“The Christmas Episode” was first broadcast on CBS on Christmas Eve, 1956. The episode was not included in the series’ long history of rebroadcasts, first on CBS Daytime and later in syndication. Long thought to be lost, the program was rediscovered by CBS in 1989.

In “The Fashion Show,” Lucy convinces Ricky to allow her to spend up to $100 on a dress at the fashionable Don Loper Salon in Beverly Hills. However, when an opportunity arises for Lucy to participate in a Loper fashion show featuring glamorous movie star wives, Lucy winds up spending five times that! Lucy hopes that if she gets a mild sunburn, Ricky will feel sorry for her and forgive her for spending so much, though, as always, she goes a bit too far!

“The Fashion Show” was originally broadcast Feb. 28, 1955, and became an immediate favorite not only of viewers, but of Lucille Ball herself. The episode features a few of her real-life personal friends: Mrs. Gordon MacRae, Mrs. William Holden, Mrs. Van Heflin, Mrs. Forrest Tucker and Don Loper himself.

“I Love Lucy” Christmas specials have aired on the Network the past four years, each combining the holiday-themed episode with a different comedy classic. Beginning in 2015, “The Christmas Episode” has been shown colorized in its entirety, with fully-colorized flashback scenes that had previously been presented in black-and-white.

“I Love Lucy” was broadcast on the Network from Oct. 15, 1951 through June 23, 1957. It was voted “The Best TV Show of All Time” in a 2012 viewer poll conducted by People magazine and ABC News. “I Love Lucy” stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo and Vivian Vance and William Frawley as the Ricardos’ friends and landlords, Ethel and Fred Mertz.

“THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW – NOW IN LIVING COLOR!,” A NEW ONE-HOUR SPECIAL FEATURING TWO NEWLY COLORIZED EPISODES, TO BE BROADCAST FRIDAY, DEC. 22

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The Featured Episodes, “My Blonde-Haired Brunette” and “October Eve,”

Were Chosen by Creator Carl Reiner to Showcase the

Comedic Talents of Mary Tyler Moore

THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW – NOW IN LIVING COLOR!, a new one-hour special with two newly colorized back-to-back classic episodes of the beloved 1960s series, will be broadcast Friday, Dec. 22 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Series creator and co-star Carl Reiner personally selected the two episodes to showcase the tremendous comedic talents of the late Mary Tyler Moore.

“I picked two of the funniest episodes we did, and I remember them fondly because they both showcased our wonderful Mary. I treasure her memory,” said Reiner.

The special features the season one episode “My Blonde-Haired Brunette,” written by Reiner, and the season three episode “October Eve,” written by Bill Persky and Sam Denoff. The main titles and end credits of the two episodes are seamlessly combined into one set – at the beginning and end of the hour – with no interruption between the episodes.

The Emmy Award-winning series starred Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore as television comedy writer Rob and his wife Laura Petrie; Larry Matthews as their son Ritchie; Morey Amsterdam and Rose Marie as Buddy Sorrell and Sally Rogers, co-writers on the fictional “The Alan Brady Show”; Carl Reiner as Alan Brady; Richard Deacon as Mel Cooley; Jerry Paris as Dr. Jerry Helper; and Ann Morgan Guilbert as Millie Krumbermacher Helper.

In “My Blonde-Haired Brunette,” Laura dyes her hair blonde when she fears the romance between Rob and her is fading. The episode was first presented on Oct. 10, 1961, during the series’ first season.

In “October Eve,” a painting of Laura returns to haunt her when, despite her having posed fully clothed, the artist (played by Reiner) takes the liberty of “undraping” her. The episode was first presented on April 8, 1964, during season three.

“In ‘October Eve,’ I got a chance to perform on the show as someone other than Alan Brady, and I loved the character of Carpetna the artist as soon as I read it,” said Reiner. “When I saw it in color, it was better than I ever dreamed it could be.”

“The Dick Van Dyke Show” originally aired on CBS from Oct. 3, 1961, through June 1, 1966, finishing in the Nielsen Top 10 in three of its five seasons, peaking at #3 during the 1963-1964 season. The show received 15 Primetime Emmy Awards, including three Emmys for Dick Van Dyke, five for Carl Reiner and two for Mary Tyler Moore.

Carl Reiner is an executive producer, with George Shapiro and Paul Brownstein. “The Dick Van Dyke Show” is distributed by Paul Brownstein Productions.

SECOND SEASON OF “MAN WITH A PLAN” TO PREMIERE MONDAY, NOV. 13 ON CBS

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CBS announced today the comedy series MAN WITH A PLAN starring Matt LeBlanc will premiere its second season Monday, Nov. 13 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Freshman comedy 9JKL moves to 9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT on Nov. 6. ME, MYSELF & I will return to the schedule at a later date.

CBS Monday, Nov. 6

8:00-8:30 PM KEVIN CAN WAIT
8:30-9:00 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY (rebroadcast)
9:00-9:30 PM SUPERIOR DONUTS
9:30-10:00 PM 9JKL (NTP)
10:00-11:00 PM SCORPION

CBS Monday, Effective Nov. 13

8:00-8:30 PM KEVIN CAN WAIT
8:30-9:00 PM MAN WITH A PLAN (2nd Season Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM SUPERIOR DONUTS
9:30-10:00 PM 9JKL
10:00-11:00 PM SCORPION

About MAN WITH A PLAN

MAN WITH A PLAN stars Matt LeBlanc, Liza Snyder, Kevin Nealon, Stacy Keach, Grace Kaufman, Matthew McCann, Hala Finley and Matt Cook. Jeff and Jackie Filgo, Matt LeBlanc, Michael Rotenberg and Troy Zien are executive producers for CBS Television Studios.

CBS RENEWS SUMMER THRILLER “SALVATION” FOR SEASON TWO

October 19, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

(Left to Right: Charlie Rowe, Santiago Cabrera, Jennifer Finnigan, Ian Anthony Dale)

STUDIO CITY, Calif. – Oct. 18, 2017 – CBS today announced the second season renewal of the suspense thriller SALVATION for broadcast during summer 2018. Season two of the serialized drama received a 13-episode order.

SALVATION centers on Liam Cole, an MIT grad student, and Darius Tanz, a tech superstar, who bring Pentagon official Grace Barrows a staggering discovery – that an asteroid is just months away from colliding with Earth. Now with the added threat of nuclear war on the horizon, they work together with Secretary of Defense Harris Edwards to find a way to divert the asteroid, stop the war and save humanity before time runs out.

The series stars Santiago Cabrera, Jennifer Finnigan, Charlie Rowe, Jacqueline Byers, Rachel Drance and Ian Anthony Dale. Liz Kruger, Craig Shapiro, Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Stuart Gillard and Peter Lenkov are executive producers for CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout.

SHEMAR MOORE STARS AS A LOCALLY BORN SWAT SERGEANT NEWLY TASKED TO RUN A SPECIALIZED TACTICAL UNIT THAT IS THE LAST STOP IN LAW ENFORCEMENT IN LOS ANGELES, ON THE SERIES PREMIERE OF THE NEW DRAMA “S.W.A.T.,” THURSDAY, NOV. 2

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Shemar Moore, Stephanie Sigman, Alex Russell, Jay Harrington, Lina Esco,

Kenny Johnson, Peter Onorati and David Lim Star in the Police Drama Inspired

by the Television Series and Feature Film

“Pilot” – A locally born SWAT sergeant, former Marine Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson (Shemar Moore), is newly tasked to run a specialized tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles, on the series premiere of S.W.A.T., Thursday, Nov. 2 (10:00-11:00, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Shemar Moore, Stephanie Sigman, Alex Russell, Jay Harrington, Lina Esco, Kenny Johnson, Peter Onorati and David Lim star in the police drama inspired by the television series and feature film.

Torn between loyalty to where he was raised and allegiance to his brothers in blue, Hondo has everything it takes to be an excellent leader and bridge the divide between his two worlds. His elite unit includes David “Deacon” Kay, an experienced SWAT officer who always puts the team first, despite feeling overlooked for the lead job; Jim Street, a cocky but promising new member of the group; Christina “Chris” Alonso, a skilled officer and the team’s canine trainer; Dominique Luca, an expert driver who gets them in and out of high risk situations; and Victor Tan, a relatively new SWAT officer who uses his confidential informants in the community to help the team. Overseeing the unit is Jessica Cortez, the captain of L.A. Metro who values her job above all else, including her off-the-books relations with Hondo. Hondo’s team enjoys an intense rivalry with another L.A.-based unit led by Mumford, an aggressive leader who likes to do things his way. With Hondo leading the charge, these dedicated men and women bravely put themselves at risk to protect their community and save lives.

CBS RENEWS DRAMA SERIES “RANSOM” FOR SEASON TWO

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Luke Roberts, Sarah Greene, Brandon Jay McLaren and Nazneen Contractor Star

(Left to Right): Brandon Jay McLaren as Oliver Yates; Nazneen Contractor as Zara Hallam;

Luke Roberts as Eric Beaumont; Sarah Greene as Maxine Carlson

STUDIO CITY, Calif. – Oct. 10, 2017 CBS today announced that the drama series RANSOM has been renewed for a second season. The 13-episode order will be filmed in Hungary for broadcast next year. Additional details will be announced at a later date.

RANSOM stars Luke Roberts as expert hostage negotiator Eric Beaumont whose team is brought in to save lives when no one else can. Sarah Greene, Brandon Jay McLaren and Nazneen Contractor also star.

The series is inspired by the professional experiences of distinguished crisis negotiator Laurent Combalbert, who, along with his partner, Marwan Mery, are among the top negotiators in the world.

RANSOMwas created by David Vainola (“Diamonds,” “Combat Hospital”) and Frank Spotnitz (“The X-Files,” “The Man in the High Castle”). RANSOM is a Canada-Hungary treaty co-production, produced by Entertainment One (eOne) with executive producers Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny (Sienna Films) and Spotnitz (Big Light Productions). Valerie Pechels and Odile McDonald (Wildcats Productions) will executive produce with Daniel Kresmery and György Rajnai (Korda Studios) co-producing. RANSOM is developed in association with Corus Entertainment Inc., with the participation from the Canada Media Fund, and produced with the financial assistance of the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. eOne controls worldwide rights to the series.

“YOUNG SHELDON” RECEIVES FULL-SEASON ORDER FOR 2017/18 BROADCAST SEASON

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CBS has given a full season order to new comedy series YOUNG SHELDON, which premiered Monday night, Sept. 25. YOUNG SHELDON was the most watched comedy premiere on any network since 2011, averaging17.21m viewers, and 3.8 in adults 18-49, the highest rating for any new comedy since 2013. In addition, it retained 98%of its THE BIG BANG THEORY viewer lead-in, 93% in adults 18-49 and 95% in adults 25-54, the best retention percentages for any new comedy following an original episode of THE BIG BANG THEORY.

Following its special Monday night broadcast this week, YOUNG SHELDON now moves to its regular time period on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 8:30 PM, following THE BIG BANG THEORY.

YOUNG SHELDON stars Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Annie Potts, Montana Jordan, Raegan Revord and the voice of Jim Parsons. Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak are executive producers for Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc., in association with Warner Bros. Television.

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