Dec 18 2017

CBS CORPORATION LICENSES OFF-NETWORK SYNDICATION RIGHTS FOR “NCIS: NEW ORLEANS” TO TNT

STUDIO CITY, Calif. – Dec. 18, 2017 – CBS Corporation announced today that one of broadcast television’s top dramas, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, is airing on TNT, which has acquired off-network cable rights to the series. Making the announcement was Scott Koondel, Chief Corporate Content Licensing Officer for CBS Corporation. NCIS: NEW ORLEANS premiered on TNT in early December.

TNT has the rights to the first three seasons of the acclaimed drama starring Scott Bakula and each subsequent season after the drama has aired on CBS Network.

“NCIS: NEW ORLEANS is the third series in a franchise that has had tremendous success in cable syndication (NCIS and NCIS: LOS ANGELES air on USA Network), and it continues to be a huge hit for CBS,” said Koondel. “We have no doubt it will bring its vast and loyal audience to TNT – one of cable’s finest networks.”

NCIS: NEW ORLEANS has been a top 10 scripted broadcast drama during its entire run. Premiering in 2014-2015, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS finished the season as the #1 new show, and the most-watched new series in 10 years. Now in its fourth season, it continues to be a top 10 series averaging 12 million viewers

NCIS: NEW ORLEANS focuses on the local Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) field office that inquires into cases involving military personnel in The Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment and decadence. Leading the team is Special Agent Dwayne Pride, a.k.a. “King” (Bakula), a native of New Orleans who is driven by his need to do what is right. This colorful city harbors a dark side and is a magnet for service personnel on leave. But when overindulgence is followed by trouble, Pride’s team is at its best.

NCIS: NEW ORLEANS is produced by CBS Television Studios and executive produced by Brad Kern, James Hayman, Christopher Silber and Mark Harmon. The series was created by Gary Glasberg.

About CBS Corporation

CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand — “the Eye” — one of the most-recognized in business. The Company’s operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, local TV, film, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS’ businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), CBS Television Studios, CBS Studios International, CBS Television Distribution, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Interactive, CBS Films, Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, Pop (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Network Ten Australia, Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, and CBS EcoMedia. For more information, go to www.cbscorporation.com.

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