CBS Executive Says the Company Is Taking Les Moonves Allegations Seriously and Then Inspires Zero Faith That He Means It 

On Sunday, CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl addressed members of the press at the Television Critics Association summer tour. He says it’s been a “tough week,” referring to what can only be interpreted as, oh, what to do about many sexual abuse allegations against Les Moonves, the network’s CEO and one of the…

I Love This Story About CBS Killing Kevin James's TV Wife and Casting Leah Remini in Her Place

Last year CBS debuted a new series starring Kevin James as a gentle—if a little dumb—schlub who’s just trying to relax on Long Island with his family. Though that sounds a lot like the long-running CBS series King of Queens, there were myriad differences between the two shows: 1) Kevin James was a dopey deliveryman…

CBS Claims It Offered 'Significant Salary Increases' to Asian Actors Who Quit Over Pay Inequity

Hawaii Five-O lost actors Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park after they were reportedly unable to come to an agreement with CBS over a salary increase that would bring them up to the same level as their white coworkers Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan. The network is now defending the negotiations by claiming they offered…

Zeke Smith Says He Had 'Unprecedented Autonomy' in Telling the Story of His Survivor Outing

The big question regarding last night’s Survivor scandal, in which contestant Zeke Smith was outed as trans by his fellow contestant Jeff Varner, was how much culpability could be placed on CBS for airing the outing of a man who started his lengthy Hollywood Reporter essay on the matter with, “I’m not wild about you…