Articles about CBS
Twenty years after CSI: Crime Scene Investigation first aired, creator Anthony E Zuiker recalls the origins of the show that spawned three spin-offs while redefining police procedurals and the use of forensics on television.
On the back of an extensive film career, NCIS star Maria Bello tells DQ why she has come to love working in television and reveals the secret to the long-running US crime drama’s global success.
With six series on air, veteran writer and producer Dick Wolf talks to DQ about the changing television industry and reveals why he would tell aspiring producers to go into a different line of work.
Missy Peregrym and Zeeko Zaki tell DQ about starring in Dick Wolf’s CBS procedural FBI and explain why they’re keen to represent the often hidden work of the law enforcement agency.
Procedural series were once the bread and butter of US broadcast networks. But international buyers are finding them harder to come by amid the appetite for increasingly serialised storytelling. DQ examines the future of the story-of-the-week format.
From Hulu’s The Path and the most recent season of FX’s American Horror Story to upcoming series Waco and Raven, TV dramas about cults have caught the zeitgeist. DQ takes a closer look at this trend.
After 13 years investigating crimes on US juggernaut NCIS, Michael Weatherly swapped the navy police for the courtroom with Bull. As the legal drama begins its second season, the actor discusses both CBS series, auditioning for Steven Spielberg and why procedurals still have the ability to satisfy viewers.
US drama Wisdom of the Crowd sees a tech visionary create a crowdsourcing app to solve his daughter’s murder – and revolutionise crime-solving in the process. DQ speaks to creator Ted Humphrey about the origins of the CBS series, which stars Jeremy Piven.
Shawn Ryan and Aaron Rahsaan Thomas tell DQ about forthcoming US drama S.W.A.T., which focuses on a police sergeant torn between his community and his fellow officers when he is tasked to run a specialised police tactical unit in LA.
The deeply personal stories of the members of an elite Navy SEAL squad are told in CBS military drama SEAL Team, as executive producers Ben Cavell, Sarah Timberman and Ed Redlich explain.
Science fiction has a long association with television, but it’s now more visible than ever. DQ explores how a shift in storytelling has pushed the genre into the mainstream.
As technology continues its assault on traditional television models, success is no longer just about overnight viewing figures. So in today’s crowded drama marketplace, what defines a hit – and how are our views of success changing?
DQ visits Big Light Productions to see a writers room in practice as executive producer Frank Spotnitz works on a second season of Ransom.
As US drama MacGyver prepares for its UK debut, airing on Sky1 on February 8, the showrunner and executive producer of the CBS drama – who also takes charge of network sibling Hawaii Five-0 – finds room for a pair of Hawaii-set series and an ‘honest, raw portrayal of teenage life’ in his list.
Fact trumps fiction in US medical drama Pure Genius, which offers a glimpse into the treatments of the future. Michael Pickard discusses the show with writer David Renaud.
Peter Lenkov delivered a mainstream hit with CBS’s Hawaii Five-0, and now he’s played a part in MacGyver’s strong start. Meanwhile, we look the writers who picked up International Emmy gongs this week.
Prequels and sequels are the latest attempt by networks to cut through the clutter of competition. Andy Fry looks at their chances of success, with a Big Bang Theory spin-off among those in the pipeline.
With legal dramas still in demand, there are reports this week of a new series based on a classic John Grisham novel. Also, plenty of shows are going into development at the big four US networks.
The US autumn schedule has begun well for NBC’s This Is Us and CBS’s reboot of MacGyver. However, the new season has been overshadowed by the death of NCIS showrunner Gary Glasberg.
Michelle and Robert King reflect on seven years as showrunners of hit US drama The Good Wife and reveal how they overcame early setbacks to create one of the biggest shows on television.