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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

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Hawaii Five-0
Hawaii Five-0

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NCIS: New Orleans
NCIS: New Orleans

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

Madam Secretary
Madam Secretary

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

NCIS
NCIS

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The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory

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NCIS: Los Angeles
NCIS: Los Angeles

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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 enfo…

Survivor
Survivor

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

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 Bold and the Beautiful
The Bold and the Beautiful

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Big Brother
Big Brother

Big Brother follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with dozens of high-defin…

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…

60 Minutes
60 Minutes

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The Inspectors
The Inspectors

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

The Young and the Restless
The Young and the Restless

The Young and the Restless revolves around the rivalries, romances, hopes and fears of the residents…

48 Hours
48 Hours

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

MacGyver
MacGyver

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The Talk
The Talk

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Premier Boxing Champions
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The Price is Right
The Price is Right

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Tony Awards
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Grammy Awards
Grammy Awards

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Kennedy Center Honors
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Murphy Brown
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Lucky Dog
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Dr. Chris Pet Vet
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SEC Championship Game
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Army-Navy Game
Army-Navy Game

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Face the Nation
Face the Nation

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A Home for the Holidays
A Home for the Holidays

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CBS This Morning
CBS This Morning

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College Football Today
College Football Today

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I Get That a Lot
I Get That a Lot

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Sun Bowl
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Bull
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Man with a Plan
Man with a Plan

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CBS Morning News

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CBS Overnight News
CBS Overnight News

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CBS News Sunday Morning
CBS News Sunday Morning

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Let's Make a Deal
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Ransom
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ACM Honors
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S.W.A.T.
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Salvation
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Instinct
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48 Hours: NCIS
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SEAL Team
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