On Monday, CBS Corporation made it official: their Los Angeles TV temple at the corner of Fairfax and Beverly has been sold. CBS Television City, a post-modern, multi-studio facility that sits on a 25-acre site right next to LA’s historic Farmers Market, has been sold to Hackman Capital Partners for $750 million. The place The
For years I told newcomers attending Television Critics Association press tour sessions in Los Angeles that they aren’t really on this beat until they’ve been in a scrum with Leslie Moonves. Well, things have changed. What’s left of the TV beat writers could pretty well all pull up to the TCA hotel in the same
Here’s some news that came Over The Top and straight from the top: CBS CEO Leslie Moonves told industry analysts Thursday that the Eye network’s CBS All Access streaming service will cross the border into Canada in June. That is indeed an eye opener. The subscription based service has exceeded expectations so far, said Moonves.
PASADENA, Calif. — I used to tell young journalists attending their first Television Critics Association press tours to make sure not to skip CBS Day. “You’re not on the TV beat,” I would say, “until you’re in a scrum with Leslie Moonves.” This was way back before I started quoting myself on blog posts. In any
I’m a little late to this table, but here’s my new favourite reality show–I’ll Have What Phil’s Having. The first six episodes aired Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on PBS and can be streamed here at pbs.org. Time magazine’s Joel Stein calls it “Not only the funniest travel show on television, but also the warmest.” I’d
In recent years, one of the highlights of the Just for Laughs comedy festival has been Andy Kindler’s “State of the Industry” address. I got a preview of this year’s laffer waiting for the elevator with Kindler. The comedian was already standing before the four closed elevator doors on the 10th floor when I hit
It’s been years since the Eye Network blinked. Well, pass the Visine. Stand Pat CBS took a hit last season, losing its A18-49 ratings crown to suddenly resurgent (thanks mainly to Sunday Night Football, The Voice and The Blacklist) NBC. Wednesday in New York at Carnegie Hall, CBS CEO Leslie Moonves and programming head Nina
NEW YORK, N.Y.–“I was a teenager who loved rock ‘n roll, especially Elvis,” says Art Hindle. The veteran Canadian actor, who starred on such shows as E.N.G. and Dallas, was one of millions who tuned in to The Ed Sullivan Show exactly 50 years ago. “My girlfriend insisted I sit there and watch the Sullivan show