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  • WASHINGTON/ LONDON, Sept 14- Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join air strikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and threatened to kill another.

  • CBS signs affiliate deal with Media General Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 11:04 AM ET

    NEW YORK— CBS Corp. said Monday that it signed a long-term deal to continue broadcasting its programs on 12 television stations owned by Media General. "We are excited to continue working with Media General to serve millions of viewers throughout the country," said Ray Hopkins, president of CBS Corp.' s television distribution division, in a statement.

  • WASHINGTON/ LONDON, Sept 14- Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join air strikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and threatened to kill another.

  • Men only: Kathy Griffin's guide to late-night TV Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 7:50 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Last year, as a late-night TV shake-up ended with yet another chorus line of white male hosts, Joan Rivers decried the lack of women in any of the coveted jobs as "beyond frustrating."

  • NEW YORK, Sept 11- Verizon Communications Inc plans to launch an Internet-based television service in the first half of next year, its chief executive said on Thursday, in a move intended to shake up traditional cable and satellite TV services. In January, Verizon bought an Intel Corp venture to create a web-based TV service.

  • Showtime pulling plug on 'Nurse Jackie' Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    Showtime announced Wednesday that the comedy starring Edie Falco will end its run after an upcoming seventh season. A Showtime representative said air dates for the last season haven't been scheduled, so it's impossible to know when the finale will take place. Showtime is part of CBS Corp..

  • NEW YORK/ LOS ANGELES, Sept 10- Time Warner Inc and CBS Corp signaled on Wednesday that they were increasingly open to one day making HBO and Showtime available directly to consumers over the Internet without a subscription to a cable television service.

  • Les Moonves: Ratings not counted properly     Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 3:15 PM ET

    CNBC's David Faber, and Leslie Moonves, CBS Corp. president & CEO, discuss if the networks ratings decline is a trend or if they are not being measured correctly.

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Sept 8- Governor Chris Christie pushed past a sea of angry protesters on Monday to meet with business leaders and politicians on ways to save troubled Atlantic City, which has lost a quarter of its 12 casinos already this year.

  • Tony Award organizers reveal date of show Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 11:56 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The new theater season has only just begun but it's already time to think about Tony Awards. The awards, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, will be handed out June 7 starting at 8 p.m. Eastern. The telecast will broadcast live on CBS from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

  • CBS names James Corden to replace Craig Ferguson Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK— British actor James Corden will replace Craig Ferguson as host of "The Late Late Show" on CBS next year, part of a complete overhaul of the network's late-night talk show lineup put in motion by the impending retirement of David Letterman.

  • Chuck Todd debuts as 'Meet the Press' moderator Sunday, 7 Sep 2014 | 10:54 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Chuck Todd debuted Sunday as moderator of NBC's "Meet the Press," bringing a low-key style and surrounding himself with fellow pundits as NBC turns to him to erase a slide that has taken the long-running Sunday morning political affairs program from first to third in the ratings.

  • Clooney to direct film on phone-hacking scandal Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 6:12 PM ET
    George Clooney attends the British premiere of the film "The Monuments Men" in London.

    Sony Pictures Entertainment said it will make a movie directed by George Clooney on News Corp's phone-hacking scandal. The New York Times reports.

  • Putting a price tag on fantasy football Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 12:50 PM ET

    "Eighty percent of fantasy players tell us they expect to be playing in a decade, and half say they will play until they die," said an expert.

  • "Breaking Bad," AMC's unlikely tale of a teacher-turned-drug kingpin Walter White, won the night's biggest honor, the Emmy for best drama series, for the second year in a row while lead Bryan Cranston took best drama actor for the fourth time in that role.

  • "Breaking Bad" held off upstart "True Detective," Netflix's online political thriller " House of Cards," HBO medieval fantasy "Game of Thrones," PBS British period series "Downton Abbey" and AMC ad world portrait "Mad Men.

  • LOS ANGELES, Aug 25- " Fargo," the TV re-imagining of the Coen brothers' cult film, won best miniseries at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, while HBO's "The Normal Heart" earned best TV movie honors for its depiction of the early fight against AIDS. "Parsons won his fourth lead acting Emmy for playing the pedantic nerd Sheldon in CBS comedy" The Big Bang Theory.

  • In a year in which newcomers and cable and streaming company Netflix Inc have dominated the conversation about television's top honors, the big broadcast networks fared well in the early comedy awards.

  • Netflix hits all-time high ahead of Emmy Awards Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 8:03 PM ET
    The Netflix Inc. website displays the 'Orange is the New Black' series.

    Netflix hit an all-time high of $485.30 earlier on Monday, before easing to close at $480.93, up 0.4 percent on the day.

  • HBO boxing strategy: More knockouts—lots of them Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 10:28 AM ET
    Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin after recording his 11th title defense in July.

    The premium cable channel is drawing viewers thanks to a Kazakh knockout artist who may become the next hero of boxing.