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 involving…

  • 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 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

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

  • Big Brother

    Big Brother

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  • 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

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  • 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…

  • 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

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  • Hunted

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  • 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

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  • The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

    The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

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  • The Talk

    The Talk

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  • Premier Boxing Champions

    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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  • The Emmy Awards

    The Emmy Awards

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  • Academy of Country Music Awards

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  • Kennedy Center Honors

    Kennedy Center Honors

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  • Lucky Dog

    Lucky Dog

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  • Dr. Chris Pet Vet

    Dr. Chris Pet Vet

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  • SEC Championship Game

    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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  • CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley

    CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley

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  • A Home for the Holidays

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  • CBS This Morning

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  • CBS This Morning: Saturday

    CBS This Morning: Saturday

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

  • College Football Today

    College Football Today

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  • I Get That a Lot

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  • Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials

    Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials

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  • Sun Bowl

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  • Superior Donuts

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  • Bull

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  • The Victoria's Secret Swim Special

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    CBS Overnight News

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  • ACM Honors

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  • Wisdom of the Crowd

    Wisdom of the Crowd

    Wisdom of the Crowd is a drama about a visionary tech innovator who creates a cutting-edge crowdsour…

  • CBS News Special Report

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  • Young Sheldon

    Young Sheldon

    For 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper, it isn't easy growing up in East Texas. Being a once-in-a-generation…

  • 48 Hours: NCIS

    48 Hours: NCIS

    48 Hours: NCIS is a six-part series taking viewers inside the unforgettable cases handled by the Nav…

  • SEAL Team

    SEAL Team

    Failure is not an option for the Navy SEALs—the world's most elite, special ops forces. In this acti…

  • Jack's Links Major League Fishing

    Jack's Links Major League Fishing

    Get hooked again on Jack Link's Major League Fishing season 2. Featuring 24 of the world's best prof…

  • NFL Thursday Night Football on CBS

    NFL Thursday Night Football on CBS

    NFL Thursday Night Football is the branding used for broadcasts of National Football League (NFL) ga…

  • The NFL Today

    The NFL Today

    The NFL Today is an American sports-talk television program on CBS that serves as the pre-game show…

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