It’s Official: ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Renewed For 2 More Seasons

Nellie Andreeva

CBS made the announcement this morning – How I Met Your Mother has been renewed through the 2012-2013 season as part of a 2-year deal between CBS and 20th Century Fox TV. As we reported on Friday, the pact is said to be for a license fee of $3.3 … Read More »

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CBS Renews ‘How I Met Your Mother’ For 2 More Seasons

Nellie Andreeva

Be prepared to not find out who the mother of Ted’s kids is for another 2 years. CBS and How I Met Your Mother producer 20th Century Fox Television have closed a deal to pick up the relationship comedy from … Read More »

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CBS Renews ‘The Talk’ For Next Season

Nellie Andreeva

After a couple of weeks of hitting series highs in total viewers, CBS has given  freshman daytime talk show The Talk an early renewal for next season. With the exception of Marissa Jaret Winokur, who recently left the show, the other hosts, Julie Chen, the show’s creator Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete and Leah Remini, are staying put. Read More »

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CBS Renews ‘Big Bang’ For 3 More Seasons

Nellie Andreeva

CBS’ hot comedy series The Big Bang Theory will continue on the network through the 2013-14 season with a big three-year renewal for the Warner Bros. TV-produced series. The deal is reminiscent of CBS’ 3-year pickup of WBTV’s other hit CBS comedy, Two and a Half Men, two years ago, and this time, the studio didn’t have to sue the network to get it. (In December 2008, WBTV filed a $49 million lawsuit against CBS over Men license fees and production-cost reimbursements, and the March 2009 3-year renewal of Men and 2-year pickup for Big Bang factored into the settlement of that lawsuit.

A lot changed since March 2009 for Big Bang, which at the time was a sophomore comedy that provided CBS with a solid 8 PM anchor. The following season, the comedy exploded in the ratings behind Men at 9:30 PM. And this fall, it successfully migrated to Thursday night, quickly becoming the top-rated series on the most lucrative night of television. The series’ rising importance to CBS has factored into the big new license fee for the show, said to be north of $4 million per episode, more than quadrupling the comedy’s current license fee. (Also, the CBS-WBTV deal for Big Bang reportedly doesn’t include a deficit recovery clause like the one in the Men pact that led to the legal action.)

The renewal at CBS was also a no-brainer for WBTV, which has a lot riding on the longevity of Big Bang after netting more than $2 million per-episode in syndication sales in May. Taking the series to another network could’ve jeopardized the series’ long-term prospects as, in today’s environment, multicamera comedies work best and last the longest on CBS.

Here is CBS’ release on the pickup: Read More »

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CBS To Renew Daytime Drama ‘The Bold And The Beautiful’ For Two More Years

By | Monday November 29, 2010 @ 6:11pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

CBS is sticking with both of its daytime dramas for the foreseeable future. The network just gave top-rated The Young and the Restless a three-year renewal. Now I hear that it is also close to a deal for a … Read More »

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CBS’s Daytime Drama ‘The Young And The Restless’ Gets 3-Year Renewal

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: CBS’ daytime drama The Young and the Restless will be restless for at least three more years with a new renewal that will keep the top-rated soap on the network through the 2013-14 season. The pickup comes on the … Read More »

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