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CBS renews The Talk for 2012-2013

CBS’s THE TALK has been renewed for the 2012-2013 broadcast season. The daily daytime talk show – hosted by Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Aisha Tyler – will return for its third year in September.

“We are thrilled with the evolution and growth of THE TALK,” said Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment. “The show has high energy, spirited conversation, relevant topics, and the audience is responding.”

“We’re proud that THE TALK has already established great brand identity in only its second season,” said David Stapf, President, CBS Television Studios. “Much of the success can be attributed to our hosts’ chemistry and the work of our producers, whose selection of topics and guests are clearly resonating with viewers.”

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Leonard Nimoy to guest star on The Big Bang Theory

It’s a dream come true for Sheldon when he has a close encounter with his hero, Mr. Spock, on The Big Bang Theory, Thursday, March 29 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Legendary sci-fi icon Leonard Nimoy guest stars, lending his voice to a unique reprisal of his three-time Emmy-nominated “Star Trek” role.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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The 54th Annual Grammy Awards delivers largest audience since 1984 with 39.9M total viewers

Last night’s broadcast of the 54TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS® delivered more than 39.9 million viewers, the largest Grammy audience since 1984 and the second-largest in history, according to Nielsen updated live plus same day ratings for Sunday, Feb. 12.

From 8:00-11:33PM, THE GRAMMY AWARDS® (S) posted a 21.7/33 with 39.91m viewers, 16.0/33 in adults 25-54, 14.1/32 in adults 18-49 and 12.1/31 in adults 18-34.

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37.8M watch President Barack Obama’s 2012 State of the Union

President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address.  The address was carried live from 9:00PM to approximately 10:15 PM on 14 networks.  The sum of average audience for those networks was 37,752,613 viewers, with a combined household rating of 24.0.  The networks carrying the address were ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, CNBC, CNN, FBN, FOXNC, GALA, MSNBC, MUN2 and on tape delay on TEL, TF and UNI.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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CBS, ACM and Dick Clark Productions announce new 10-year agreement for the Annual ACM Awards

CBS (www.cbs.com), the Academy of Country Music (www.acmcountry.com) and dick clark productions announced today a new 10-year deal that will keep “Country Music’s Party of the Year®,” the annual ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, broadcast on the CBS Television Network through 2021.

The new agreement further extends a successful broadcast partnership between the ACM and CBS that has been in place since 1998.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Most-watched NFL Conference Championship Sunday in 30 years; 53.7M viewer average

Football fans across America continue to tune in to NFL games, resulting in the most-watched conference championship Sunday in 30 years. An average of 53.7 million viewers watched NFL games last weekend, the most for an NFL conference championship Sunday since January 1982 (game-by-game comparison below).

The New York Giants-San Francisco 49ers NFC Championship Game on FOX drew 57.6 million viewers to rank as the third most-watched conference championship game ever (chart below).

The Baltimore Ravens-New England Patriots AFC Championship Game on CBS drew 48.7 million viewers. The conference championship games are television’s two most-watched shows since Super Bowl XLV.

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LL Cool J to host The 54th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, February 12 on CBS + Performers added to Lineup

Two-time GRAMMY® Award winner and NCIS: LOS ANGELES star LL COOL J is set to host THE 54th ANNUAL GRAMMY® AWARDS, marking the first time in seven years that the music industry’s premier event will have an official host. Music’s Biggest Night® takes place live from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 (8:00-11:30 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of music’s biggest night,” says LL COOL J. “I will always have fond memories of my first GRAMMY Awards and to now be hosting the GRAMMY show, in the company of so many other incredible artists, is a dream come true. Great performances and great music – it’s going to be a great night,” he added.

Current GRAMMY nominees Coldplay and Rihanna will perform live together for the first time, and nominee and 2012 MusiCares Person of the Year Paul McCartney is set to perform as part of the stellar lineup for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon.

Complete press release’s are included after the jump.

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2011 NFL Divisional Playoffs most-watched ever; Averaging 36.6M viewers

Fans continued to make the NFL appointment viewing, resulting in record TV numbers for the Divisional Playoffs. An average of 36.6 million viewers watched the four playoff games last weekend, the most ever for an NFL Divisional Weekend and a fourpercent increase from last season’s previous record (35.1 million).

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Elisabeth Shue joins the cast of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Academy Award nominee Elisabeth Shue will join the cast of CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, as a series regular, on the CBS Television Network. Her character will be introduced in the episode scheduled to air on Feb. 15, 2012.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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CBS orders two more cycles of Survivor to be broadcast in the 2012-13 season

CBS announced today a February premiere date for the next SURVIVOR and ordered two more editions of the series for broadcast during the 2012-2013 season. The broadcasts next season will mark the 25th and 26th editions of television’s longest-running hit reality competition series.

Emmy Award winner Jeff Probst will return as host and executive producer for all three upcoming cycles. Probst has hosted SURVIVOR since its inception in May 2000.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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CBS unveils mid-season 2012 schedule

CBS announced mid-season premiere dates for the new comedy ¡ROB! and the return of the Emmy-nominated reality series Undercover Boss.

¡ROB!, a new comedy starring Rob Schneider as a lifelong bachelor who just married into a tight-knit Mexican-American family, premieresThursday, Jan. 12 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT). ¡ROB! also stars Cheech Marin, Claudia Bassols, Diana Maria Riva, Eugenio Derbez and Lupe Ontiveros.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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CBS cuts episode order for Rules of Engagement

CBS has reportedly cut the episode order for veteran comedy Rules of Engagement from 18 episodes to 13, Deadline reports:

Rules was originally picked up for 18 episodes, with two leftover episodes from last season bringing the total order to 20 half-hours. (Rules, which wraps production December 6, will now air 15 […]