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About CBS

The Columbia Broadcasting System had its roots in early radio broadcasting, via the Chicago-based United Independent Broadcasters network, which went on the air in 1927. In those days, it made sense for radio broadcasting to be linked to the music industry, and when the UIB network was purchased by the owner of Columbia Records in 1928, the broadcast network was renamed the Columbia Broadcasting System, a name that was officially shortened to CBS, Inc. in 1974. Together with ABC and NBC, CBS was one of the “Big Three” American broadcast networks, and the trio of companies virtually controlled commercial television in America for most of the twentieth century.

CBS, which had gained the nickname “the Tiffany Network” in reference to the perceived quality of its programming, had the reputation through much of its reign among the Big Three as appealing primarily to a relatively older audience than its competitors. CBS periodically attempted to shift that reputation, and in the 1970s the network produced a number of hit shows—The Mary Tyler Moore Show, All in the Family and M*A*S*H among them—that managed to capture the attention of a younger demographic. In the 1980s, CBS remained a popular network, although many of its hit series—Murder, She Wrote; Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman; Diagnosis: Murder, etc.—were once again attractive mostly to older viewers.

Like the other broadcast networks, CBS has developed a presence on the internet in order to cope with the shifting demands of viewers and the decreased influence of broadcast television. The network’s full schedule of productions is represented on the company’s website, and a selection of clips and a limited number of full episodes of most of the network’s series are available there for on-demand viewing. Interestingly, however, CBS is the only one of the Big Three networks that is not a partner in Hulu, and many popular current CBS shows are not available on Hulu or Hulu Plus.

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Big Brother
Big Brother
Blue Bloods
Blue Bloods
The Beverly Hillbillies
The Beverly Hillbillies
The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory
The Amazing Race
The Amazing Race
How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother
Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Voyager
The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
JAG
JAG
The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone
Criminal Minds
Criminal Minds
Two and a Half Men
Two and a Half Men
Ghost Whisperer
Ghost Whisperer
Salvation
Salvation
Zoo
Zoo
Under the Dome
Under the Dome
Flashpoint
Flashpoint
The Good Wife
The Good Wife
Hawaii Five-0
Hawaii Five-0
NCIS
NCIS
The Price is Right
Good Times
Mission Impossible
Harper's Island
The Good Fight
M*A*S*H
Medium
Beauty and the Beast (1987)
Perry Mason
NCIS: Los Angeles
The Flash
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Family Ties
Dynasty
The Best Of I Love Lucy
Numb3rs
Extant
Wonder Woman
Madam Secretary
The Mentalist
Gilligan's Island
The Munsters
Doubt
Wiseguy
Jericho
A Gifted Man
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
CSI: NY
Mom
All in the Family
Face The Nation
Magnum P.I.
Elementary
The King of Queens
Dallas
Airwolf
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Person of Interest
2 Broke Girls
Candy Crush
Let's Make A Deal
Kevin Can Wait
Life in Pieces
The Guardian
Alice (1976)
Petticoat Junction
Scorpion
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior
Make Room for Daddy
The Unit
WKRP in Cincinnati
Everybody Loves Raymond
NCIS: New Orleans
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
I Love Lucy
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
CSI: Miami
Bull
Mike & Molly
Falcon Crest
Lonesome Dove
Scarlett
Cagney & Lacey
Comanche Moon
48 Hours Mystery
Green Acres
Rules of Engagement
MacGyver (2016)
Rhoda
Code Black
Hawaii 5-0
Hunted (2017)
Training Day
Undercover Boss
Star Trek: Discovery
Limitless
Unforgettable
Walker, Texas Ranger
Wanted: Dead or Alive
The New Adventures of Old Christine