CBS To Show Paramount Films Sundays In May

Garysb

Producer
Joined
Jul 31, 2003
Messages
3,313
Reaction score
1,555
Points
4,110
Due to TV series ending early CBS will show Classic Paramount films on Sundays in May. CBS TV and Paramount are part of Viacom/CBS.

SUNDAY, MAY 3
8 pm Raiders of the Lost Ark

SUNDAY, MAY 10
8 pm Forrest Gump

SUNDAY, MAY 17
8 pm Mission: Impossible

SUNDAY, MAY 24
7 pm Titanic

SUNDAY, MAY 31
8 pm Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
 

Matt Hough

Director
Reviewer
Joined
Apr 24, 2006
Messages
21,761
Reaction score
11,328
Points
9,110
Location
Charlotte, NC
Real Name
Matt Hough
Luckily, I have all of these films on disc and can watch them whenever I want, not relying on CBS' Sunday programming jammed with a million commercials. However, for those who don't have a film collection, I'm glad they're doing something that used to be a scheduling staple on the networks.
 

bmasters9

Producer
Joined
Jan 8, 2008
Messages
4,220
Reaction score
3,974
Points
4,110
Real Name
Ben Masters
However, for those who don't have a film collection, I'm glad they're doing something that used to be a scheduling staple on the networks.
You bet-- that was a huge part of television as it was in my youth (The ABC Sunday Night Movie, NBC Sunday Night at the Movies, et al.).
 
  • Like
Reactions: EricSchulz

DVBRD

Stunt Coordinator
Joined
Oct 27, 2011
Messages
129
Reaction score
113
Points
10
Real Name
Andy
This thread makes me wonder if CBS will snatch It's A Wonderful Life from NBC and The Ten Commandments from ABC? Two of the small number of films that air annually on network TV, and they're both Paramount titles.
 
  • Like
Reactions: bmasters9

bmasters9

Producer
Joined
Jan 8, 2008
Messages
4,220
Reaction score
3,974
Points
4,110
Real Name
Ben Masters
This thread makes me wonder if CBS will snatch It's A Wonderful Life from NBC and The Ten Commandments from ABC? Two of the small number of films that air annually on network TV, and they're both Paramount titles.
I didn't know It's A Wonderful Life was a Paramount release!
 

Josh Steinberg

Executive Producer
Reviewer
Joined
Jun 10, 2003
Messages
18,415
Reaction score
22,812
Points
9,110
Age
37
Real Name
Josh Steinberg
I think NBC did something like a ten year deal for Wonderful Life so I think that’s theirs for the foreseeable.
 

Jake Lipson

Executive Producer
Premium
Joined
Dec 21, 2002
Messages
10,109
Reaction score
5,277
Points
9,110
Age
31
Real Name
Jake Lipson
I don't need to watch these on TV either. But it's kind of weird that they are including Raiders and Last Crusade but not Temple of Doom.
 

TravisR

Studio Mogul
Joined
Nov 15, 2004
Messages
34,790
Reaction score
12,201
Points
9,110
Location
The basement of the FBI building
I don't need to watch these on TV either. But it's kind of weird that they are including Raiders and Last Crusade but not Temple of Doom.
My guess would be the violence against children and hearts getting yanked out is making them skip Temple Of Doom. Sure, dudes melt in Raiders but they're Nazis so who cares? :)
 

Chip_HT

Supporting Actor
Joined
Jun 28, 2004
Messages
570
Reaction score
205
Points
610
Real Name
Chip
My guess would be the violence against children and hearts getting yanked out is making them skip Temple Of Doom. Sure, dudes melt in Raiders but they're Nazis so who cares? :)
My guess would be that Temple of Doom isn't as good as the other two.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Jeffrey D

skylark68

Screenwriter
Joined
Apr 1, 2015
Messages
1,328
Reaction score
1,814
Points
1,610
Location
Pearland, TX
Real Name
Timothy
Interesting news, I have most of these on discs, but like the Ten Commandments I still watch it for nostalgia when they come on network television. Temple of Doom just wasn't as family friendly as the other two. My parents took me to Raiders when it came out and I was only 6 or 7 years old. Mom refused to let me go see Temple of Doom with my friends but we all went as a family to see Last Crusade later on. First time I saw Temple of Doom must have been on cable, but I remember buying the VHS tape at McDonalds when they were doing the promo for Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. Funny stuff.
 

bmasters9

Producer
Joined
Jan 8, 2008
Messages
4,220
Reaction score
3,974
Points
4,110
Real Name
Ben Masters
The commercial breaks completely ruin the pacing of Raiders. That and its usually cropped to 16:9.
It wasn't like that when ABC showed it way-back-when, was it?

 

Jake Lipson

Executive Producer
Premium
Joined
Dec 21, 2002
Messages
10,109
Reaction score
5,277
Points
9,110
Age
31
Real Name
Jake Lipson
Obviously, the only reason this is happening is because of the virus shutting down production on their series that should have occupied these slots. Basically, all of these films are being used as schedule filler.

I have no interest in watching any of these cropped and with commercials. However, as far as schedule filler goes, you could do a lot worse and probably not much better.
 
  • Like
Reactions: TravisR

skylark68

Screenwriter
Joined
Apr 1, 2015
Messages
1,328
Reaction score
1,814
Points
1,610
Location
Pearland, TX
Real Name
Timothy
I was just thinking that it would be interesting if CBS re-aired it's remake of Fail Safe in conjunction with the release of the original film on Criterion. That would be very good "filler."
 

Garysb

Producer
Joined
Jul 31, 2003
Messages
3,313
Reaction score
1,555
Points
4,110
I wish CBS would repeat something like CBS On The Air A Celebration of 50 Years a 9 1/2 hour special from 1978 that has never been rebroadcast. It was broadcast over a week. The cost of rights I am sure would make it impossible to rebroadcast. Here is an 8 minute clip introducing the stars .


Here is an expanded clip of the above but the quality isn't as good .


And the last 10 minutes of program.

 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: bmasters9

bmasters9

Producer
Joined
Jan 8, 2008
Messages
4,220
Reaction score
3,974
Points
4,110
Real Name
Ben Masters
I wish CBS would repeat something like CBS On The Air A Celebration of 50 Years a 9 1/2 hour special from 1978 that has never been rebroadcast. It was broadcast over a week. The cost of rights I am sure would make it impossible to rebroadcast. Here is an 8 minute clip introducing the stars .

And, IIRC, the days-of-the-week portion of the set was repurposed for the original set of Sunday Morning w/the late Charles Kuralt.
 

Forum Sponsors

Forum statistics

Threads
343,688
Messages
4,687,071
Members
140,993
Latest member
Cynthia1