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CBS Stock Jumps At Opening Bell, Viacom Sinks As Merger Deal Nears Close

The boards of both companies worked through the weekend to hammer out terms of their long-expected reunion, with the amount of stock being exchanged between the companies remaining the main sticking point. The companies earlier had reached significant clarity about the management structure, agreeing that current Viacom CEO Bob Bakish would run the combined company, with acting CBS chief Joe Ianniello in a top role. – Dade Hayes, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RB5jLV
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CBS, Viacom Reach Tentative Management Structure for Combined Company

The agreement remains fluid, according to people familiar with the situation, but calls for Viacom CEO Bob Bakish to take the reins of a combined Viacom and CBS, with Joe Ianniello, acting CEO of CBS Corp. being offered a position overseeing all of the CBS-branded assets at a newly merged concern. Christina Spade, CBS’ chief financial officer, could become the CFO of the new company, these people said. – Brian Steinberg, Variety » https://trib.al/OudAfOd

James Marsden, Amber Heard Among Four Cast in ‘The Stand’ at CBS All Access

Based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, “The Stand” will star James Marsden, Amber Heard, Odessa Young and Henry Zaga in main roles. The streaming platform has also revealed that the prolific author himself will write the final episode of the series, providing a “new coda” that goes beyond the book. The announcements were made by Julie McNamara, executive vice president of original content for All Access at CBS’ summer Television Critics Association presentation. – Will Thorne, Variety » https://trib.al/ZsQRNox

‘Tell Me A Story’: Odette Annable & Natalie Alyn Lind To Star In Season 2 Of CBS All Access Series

Tell Me a Story, based on a Spanish format, takes the world’s most beloved fairy tales and reimagines them as a dark and twisted psychological thriller. Season 2 will feature the tales of three iconic princesses – Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2KI6svg

‘One Day At a Time’ Saved As Pop Picks Up Praised Comedy Series For Season 4 After Netflix Cancellation

The primary piece of the deal is ODAAT airing exclusively on Pop, though CBS will run repeats later in the year similarly to the current showing of CBS All Access‘ The Good Fight on the broadcast network. That run will mark ODAAT‘s return to CBS where the original series aired over 40 years ago. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/R7PZxR
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