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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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Blue Bloods
Blue Bloods
No Activity
No Activity
Star Trek: Discovery
Star Trek: Discovery
How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother
The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory
Criminal Minds
Criminal Minds
Young Sheldon
Young Sheldon
The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
Under the Dome
Under the Dome
NCIS
NCIS
Walker, Texas Ranger
Walker, Texas Ranger
The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone
The Price is Right
The Price is Right
Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Voyager
Dynasty
Dynasty
NCIS: Los Angeles
NCIS: Los Angeles
SEAL Team
SEAL Team
Two and a Half Men
Two and a Half Men
Madam Secretary
Madam Secretary
Hawaii Five-0
Hawaii Five-0
Mom
Medium
The Amazing Race
Let's Make A Deal
Mission Impossible
Ghost Whisperer
The Good Wife
The Flash
M*A*S*H
JAG
Salvation
Wisdom of the Crowd
All in the Family
Me, Myself & I
Scorpion
Magnum P.I.
Everybody Loves Raymond
Life in Pieces
Family Ties
Good Times
48 Hours Mystery
Gilligan's Island
S.W.A.T. (2017)
The Mentalist
NCIS: New Orleans
The Beverly Hillbillies
Big Brother
The Talk
The Good Fight
Green Acres
Flashpoint
Jericho
Here's Lucy
Beauty and the Beast (1987)
Vegas
CSI: NY
Kevin Can Wait
Dallas
I Love Lucy
Bull
2 Broke Girls
Mike & Molly
Person of Interest
The King of Queens
MacGyver (2016)
The Munsters
Code Black
The Guardian
Out Of Practice
CSI: Miami
Hawaii 5-0
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Zoo
Airwolf
Superior Donuts
Falcon Crest
Rules of Engagement
Elementary
Lonesome Dove
One Day at a Time
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Inspectors
Lucky Dog
The Unit
Scarlett
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
CBS Evening News
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The New Adventures of Old Christine
Get Smart
Unforgettable
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Man With a Plan
Cold Case
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Without A Trace
Hallmark Hall Of Fame
Murder, She Wrote
Perry Mason