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Network: The CBS TCA Wrap Up

Glenn Geller, President, CBS Entertainment, addresses the Executive Session of the TCA presentations at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, August 10, 2016. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2016 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

By Valerie Milano:

Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 8/23/16 –


“We achieved double-digit CPM increases and healthy gains in total volume. In fact, this was one of the strongest upfront markets we’ve seen in years, not only for CBS, but for all of network television. And as many of you have reported, a significant amount of dollars flowed back to broadcast TV this year.” Glenn Geller

Exec de Jour’ – Glenn Geller (President CBS Entertainment)


Tagline: America’s Most Watched Network

Mission: To build on and maintain current success

Franchise Players: The Big Bang Theory, NCIS, 60 Minutes

Significant new programming: Kevin Can Wait, Bull, and MacGyver


In development: Superior Donuts

Multi-platform profile – CBS All Access, On Demand, Fire TV, XBOX, Roku, Android, Apple


Hard Numbers:

No. 1 adults 18-49 (second time in last 4 years)


No. 1 comedy The Big Bang Theory and new comedy Life in Pieces

No. 1. in daytime

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Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and Entertainment Critic at, a website that aggregates showbiz news curated for, and written by, insiders of the entertainment industry. (@HwoodTimes @TheHollywood.Times) Milano, whose extraordinary talents for networking in the famously tight-clad enclave of Hollywood have placed her at the center of the industry’s top red carpets and events since 1984, heads daily operations of a uniquely accessible, yet carefully targeted publication. For years, Milano sat on the board and tour coordinator of the Television Critics Association’s press tours. She has written for Communications Daily, Discover Hollywood, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International, and contributed to countless other magazines and digests. Valerie works closely with the Human Rights Campaign as a distinguished Fed Club Council Member. She also works with GLSEN, GLAAD, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal, and DAP Health, in addition to donating both time and finances to high-profile nonprofits. She has been a member of the Los Angeles Press Club for a couple of years and looks forward to the possibility of contributing to the future success of its endeavors. Milano’s passion for meeting people extends from Los Feliz to her favorite getaway, Palm Springs. There, she is a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and a prominent Old Las Palmas-area patron.