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RIP CBS Television City
Posted by: vision63
Date: June 11, 2019 05:12PM
I've worked there, I've watched shows there and it's been an absolute icon. CBS sold it to developers. They'll still do shows there for about 5 years. More luxury condos and chic shops to come. Certain elements of the stages have landmark status so hopefully, productions will still be filmed there.




This awesome video is the intro for their 50'th anniversary show. The star power for this single network is just breathtaking. Heavy hitters.

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Re: RIP CBS Television City
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: June 11, 2019 05:18PM
Yeah, I’ve seen shows there too. It was one of those experiences that gave me a, ‘Wow! We really do live in Hollywood!’ feeling. big grin smiley
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Re: RIP CBS Television City
Posted by: vision63
Date: June 11, 2019 05:23PM
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Yeah, I’ve seen shows there too. It was one of those experiences that gave me a, ‘Wow! We really do live in Hollywood!’ feeling. big grin smiley

I was mad when they built "The Grove" next to the Farmers Market. I enjoyed it much more back then.
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Re: RIP CBS Television City
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: June 11, 2019 06:25PM
Went to a test audience prescreening of a pilot for a sitcom there back in the 80s.

Didn’t like the proposed show, and my opinion was confirmed when the show was canceled after just one season.
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Re: RIP CBS Television City
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: June 11, 2019 06:36PM
OMG!

However will they interrupt expensive broadcasts with roaming gangs of unruly game show audiences now?!

...In all seriousness: I worked there for a bit over a year. Loved wondering those corridors, spooking the guards, bumping into B and C-list celebrities. Feels like they're destroying a legacy.



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Re: RIP CBS Television City
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: June 11, 2019 06:42PM
Wow. Been by there many times. Crazy world.
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Re: RIP CBS Television City
Posted by: vision63
Date: June 11, 2019 07:05PM
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Sarcany
OMG!

However will they interrupt expensive broadcasts with roaming gangs of unruly game show audiences now?!

...In all seriousness: I worked there for a bit over a year. Loved wondering those corridors, spooking the guards, bumping into B and C-list celebrities. Feels like they're destroying a legacy.

That's a lot of jobs. Always remember, everything they've made there was 100 percent free to the public.
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Re: RIP CBS Television City
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: June 11, 2019 07:06PM
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Sarcany
OMG!

However will they interrupt expensive broadcasts with roaming gangs of unruly game show audiences now?!

...In all seriousness: I worked there for a bit over a year. Loved wondering those corridors, spooking the guards, bumping into B and C-list celebrities. Feels like they're destroying a legacy.

That's a lot of jobs. Always remember, everything they've made there was 100 percent free to the public.

Umm... Two of the shows that I worked on were for cable TV.



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Re: RIP CBS Television City
Posted by: vision63
Date: June 11, 2019 07:26PM
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Sarcany
OMG!

However will they interrupt expensive broadcasts with roaming gangs of unruly game show audiences now?!

...In all seriousness: I worked there for a bit over a year. Loved wondering those corridors, spooking the guards, bumping into B and C-list celebrities. Feels like they're destroying a legacy.

That's a lot of jobs. Always remember, everything they've made there was 100 percent free to the public.

Umm... Two of the shows that I worked on were for cable TV.

Then it wasn't a CBS show unless it's the new Twilight Zone.
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Re: RIP CBS Television City
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: June 11, 2019 07:32PM
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OMG!

However will they interrupt expensive broadcasts with roaming gangs of unruly game show audiences now?!

...In all seriousness: I worked there for a bit over a year. Loved wondering those corridors, spooking the guards, bumping into B and C-list celebrities. Feels like they're destroying a legacy.

That's a lot of jobs. Always remember, everything they've made there was 100 percent free to the public.


Umm... Two of the shows that I worked on were for cable TV.

Then it wasn't a CBS show unless it's the new Twilight Zone.

Many of the shows that shot there were not made to air on CBS.



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Re: RIP CBS Television City
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: June 11, 2019 07:45PM
No kidding about the star power. What did they need to hold over Hitchcock's head to get him to walk onto that stage...



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Re: RIP CBS Television City
Posted by: vision63
Date: June 11, 2019 07:47PM
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Sarcany
OMG!

However will they interrupt expensive broadcasts with roaming gangs of unruly game show audiences now?!

...In all seriousness: I worked there for a bit over a year. Loved wondering those corridors, spooking the guards, bumping into B and C-list celebrities. Feels like they're destroying a legacy.

That's a lot of jobs. Always remember, everything they've made there was 100 percent free to the public.


Umm... Two of the shows that I worked on were for cable TV.

Then it wasn't a CBS show unless it's the new Twilight Zone.

Many of the shows that shot there were not made to air on CBS.

When i was there it was all CBS (I was a contractor in the 80's). Those are only shows we care about and the only company we care about. Pre Viacom.



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Re: RIP CBS Television City
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: June 11, 2019 07:54PM
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When i was there it was all CBS (I was a contractor in the 80's). Those are only shows we care about and the only company we care about. Pre Viacom.

When I was there in the late 1990s, I worked on shows for CBS, ABC, HBO and Comedy Central.



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Re: RIP CBS Television City
Posted by: vision63
Date: June 11, 2019 08:03PM
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When i was there it was all CBS (I was a contractor in the 80's). Those are only shows we care about and the only company we care about. Pre Viacom.

When I was there in the late 1990s, I worked on shows for CBS, ABC, HBO and Comedy Central.

Did you work on Mystery Science Theater 3000?
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Re: RIP CBS Television City
Posted by: Buzz
Date: June 11, 2019 09:17PM
When they were building The Grove, I knew CBS's property would relatively soon be a goner. When they built the Container Store and other stuff right up against the backside of CBS, it confirmed those feelings. It's sad to see a cultural icon fall due to developer greed. Unfortunately, pretty much all the open land around the greater LA area has fallen into the hands of greedy developers; very little has been used to provide affordable housing to keep the demographics even somewhat stabilized.
Wrong network, but thanks for the memories.
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Re: RIP CBS Television City
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: June 12, 2019 12:39AM
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When i was there it was all CBS (I was a contractor in the 80's). Those are only shows we care about and the only company we care about. Pre Viacom.

When I was there in the late 1990s, I worked on shows for CBS, ABC, HBO and Comedy Central.

Did you work on Mystery Science Theater 3000?

No.



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Re: RIP CBS Television City
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: June 12, 2019 12:44AM
I would love to have one of those letters to slap on a wall, let alone the “eye”. They look to be about five or six feet high. Maybe 15-20 pounds? They’ll probably end up in storage somewhere.
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Re: RIP CBS Television City
Posted by: vision63
Date: June 12, 2019 12:55AM
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I would love to have one of those letters to slap on a wall, let alone the “eye”. They look to be about five or six feet high. Maybe 15-20 pounds? They’ll probably end up in storage somewhere.

Hopefully it'll end up at the Valley Relics Museum. It's a boss place.



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Re: RIP CBS Television City
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: June 12, 2019 09:46AM
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Blankity Blank
I would love to have one of those letters to slap on a wall, let alone the “eye”. They look to be about five or six feet high. Maybe 15-20 pounds? They’ll probably end up in storage somewhere.

Hopefully it'll end up at the Valley Relics Museum. It's a boss place.



[valleyrelicsmuseum.org]

Oh yeah. eek2 smiley
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Re: RIP CBS Television City
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 12, 2019 10:06AM
.....was this where Les Moonves ********.....???



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Re: RIP CBS Television City
Posted by: August West
Date: June 12, 2019 08:34PM
Wow, been so long since I've been in LA. Used to work around the corner on Third. Finishing shows at midnight and driving down to Pinks for a celebratory dog. Heh, I actually was young once. Had to take the future MIL to Price Is Right there at like 5 am when she visited!



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Re: RIP CBS Television City
Posted by: vision63
Date: June 13, 2019 12:11AM
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Wow, been so long since I've been in LA. Used to work around the corner on Third. Finishing shows at midnight and driving down to Pinks for a celebratory dog. Heh, I actually was young once. Had to take the future MIL to Price Is Right there at like 5 am when she visited!

Those sounded like fun days. Third street has changed so much. I miss the old times.
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