CBS Makes a Case for the Broadcast Model

Aug 6, 2019  •  Post A Comment

Even as audiences continue to fragment in this multiplatform world, there’s no question that broadcast network television has still got game — and lots of it. Making that point last week at the Television Critics Association summer press tour were CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl and Senior Executive Vice President of Programming Thom Sherman, who unveiled the network’s lineup of upcoming programs.

“I think there is an excitement to what we offer in terms of being on every week. A lot of producers like that. There’s a rhythm and excitement to that, being present throughout the year versus all of your shows dropping in one weekend — and you are never heard from again,” said Kahl, who announced that CBS had lured David E. Kelley back to broadcast television for “The Lincoln Lawyer,” slated for the 2020-2021 season.

The network also unveiled upcoming shows including “Evil,” “The Unicorn,” the Patricia Heaton comedy “Carol’s Second Act” and Chuck Lorre’s “Bob (Hearts) Abishola.”

TVWeek Open Mic writer Hillary Atkin was on hand and filed a full report. Please click here to read it.

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