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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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The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory
Criminal Minds
Criminal Minds
Blue Bloods
Blue Bloods
Mom
Mom
NCIS: Los Angeles
NCIS: Los Angeles
Star Trek: Discovery
Star Trek: Discovery
Walker, Texas Ranger
Walker, Texas Ranger
Two and a Half Men
Two and a Half Men
The Price is Right
The Price is Right
NCIS
NCIS
Young Sheldon
Young Sheldon
SEAL Team
SEAL Team
FBI
FBI
The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone
The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
Hawaii Five-0
Hawaii Five-0
NCIS: New Orleans
NCIS: New Orleans
Madam Secretary
Madam Secretary
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Magnum P.I.
Magnum P.I.
Dallas
Dallas
Perry Mason
Perry Mason
2 Broke Girls
2 Broke Girls
Everybody Loves Raymond
Everybody Loves Raymond
Ghost Whisperer
Ghost Whisperer
The Mentalist
The Mentalist
Let's Make A Deal
Let's Make A Deal
The Talk
The Talk
Gilligan's Island
Gilligan's Island
Big Brother
Big Brother
Lonesome Dove
Lonesome Dove
Good Times
Good Times
Green Acres
Green Acres
M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H
Dynasty
Dynasty
How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother
The Munsters
The Munsters
I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy
CSI: NY
CSI: NY
Undercover Boss
Undercover Boss
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
All in the Family
All in the Family
Touched By An Angel
Touched By An Angel
48 Hours Mystery
48 Hours Mystery
S.W.A.T. (2017)
S.W.A.T. (2017)
The Unit
The Unit
Mike & Molly
Mike & Molly
The Amazing Race
The Amazing Race
Airwolf
Airwolf
The King of Queens
The King of Queens
Bull
Bull
Code Black
Code Black
JAG
JAG
The Beverly Hillbillies
The Beverly Hillbillies
Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Voyager
MacGyver (2016)
MacGyver (2016)
The Flash
The Flash
Under the Dome
Under the Dome
Elementary
Elementary
Scorpion
Scorpion
The Kennedy Center Honors
The Kennedy Center Honors
CSI: Miami
CSI: Miami
Numb3rs
Numb3rs
Without A Trace
Without A Trace
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Magnum P.I.
Magnum P.I.
Unforgettable
Unforgettable
Person of Interest
Person of Interest
Hawaii 5-0
Hawaii 5-0
Face The Nation
Face The Nation
Salvation
Salvation
The Good Fight
The Good Fight
The Real McCoys
The Real McCoys
The Good Wife
The Good Wife
Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman
The Guardian
The Guardian
Rules of Engagement
Rules of Engagement
Entertainment Tonight
Entertainment Tonight
Swingtown
Swingtown
Harper's Island
Harper's Island
Mission Impossible
Mission Impossible
CSI: Cyber
CSI: Cyber
Father Knows Best
Father Knows Best
Stalker
Stalker
Flashpoint
Flashpoint
Extant
Extant
Medium
Medium
Nash Bridges
Nash Bridges
WKRP in Cincinnati
WKRP in Cincinnati
Mister Ed
Mister Ed
Star Trek: The Original Series - Fan Favorites
Star Trek: The Original Series - Fan Favorites
Me, Myself & I
Me, Myself & I
Instinct
Instinct
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Get Smart
Get Smart
The Neighborhood
The Neighborhood
One Day at a Time
One Day at a Time
Beauty and the Beast (1987)
Beauty and the Beast (1987)
Life in Pieces
Life in Pieces
Happy Together
Happy Together