CBS Eyes Showtime Shows

CBS is looking to its sister cable network Showtime for content to help fill its prime-time schedule as the writers strike continues in the U.S.

Speaking at the UBS Annual Global Media & Communications conference yesterday, Leslie Moonves, the president and CEO of CBS Corporation, cited the hit Dexter as being a likely candidate for repurposing on the broadcast network—albeit, with some edits. Weeds, Brotherhood and The Tudors are also being looked at by CBS programmers, according to reports.

Negotiations between writers and producers resumed yesterday and were scheduled to continue today. The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers issued a statement at the end of the day yesterday noting that the fallout from the strike thus far “is just the tip of an iceberg of economic dislocation if an agreement cannot be reached before January.

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