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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
Under the Dome
Under the Dome
The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
The Beverly Hillbillies
The Beverly Hillbillies
The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory
Criminal Minds
Criminal Minds
Two and a Half Men
Two and a Half Men
The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone
Young Sheldon
Young Sheldon
JAG
JAG
NCIS
NCIS
Star Trek: Discovery
Star Trek: Discovery
The Good Wife
The Good Wife
Walker, Texas Ranger
Walker, Texas Ranger
NCIS: Los Angeles
NCIS: Los Angeles
Hawaii Five-0
Hawaii Five-0
Mission Impossible
Mission Impossible
The Amazing Race
The Amazing Race
Madam Secretary
Madam Secretary
Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Voyager
How I Met Your Mother
The Price is Right
Good Times
Flashpoint
Ghost Whisperer
The Talk
Perry Mason
Let's Make A Deal
Family Ties
Mom
The Flash
Everybody Loves Raymond
All in the Family
Scorpion
SEAL Team
2 Broke Girls
Me, Myself & I
Wisdom of the Crowd
The Mentalist
S.W.A.T. (2017)
Medium
Person of Interest
The King of Queens
Big Brother
The Guardian
Mike & Molly
Gilligan's Island
NCIS: New Orleans
Magnum P.I.
MacGyver (2016)
Airwolf
Green Acres
Dallas
The Unit
The Munsters
Wonder Woman
48 Hours Mystery
I Love Lucy
Beauty and the Beast (1987)
A Gifted Man
Extant
Face The Nation
Kevin Can Wait
Dynasty
Code Black
Rules of Engagement
CSI: Miami
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Hawaii 5-0
Man With a Plan
Life in Pieces
CSI: NY
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Jericho
Here's Lucy
Bull
Three Rivers
The Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis
The New Adventures of Old Christine
Elementary
Zoo
Undercover Boss
The Good Fight
CSI: Cyber
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
Limitless
Cold Case
Father Knows Best
Murder, She Wrote
M*A*S*H
CBS Evening News
Army-Navy Game
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Touched By An Angel
The Titanic
Unforgettable
Falcon Crest
WKRP in Cincinnati
SEC Championship Game