CBS (an initialism of the network's name from 1928 to 1974, the Columbia Broadcasting System) is a major U.S. television network, which started as a radio network. The network is sometimes referred to as the "Eye Network" in reference to the shape of the network's logo. It is the flagship property of the CBS Entertainment Group division of Paramount Global, and is based in New York City.
Prior to Disney's purchase of the American Broadcasting Company, several Disney shows were originally aired on CBS. The Walt Disney anthology series ran on CBS from the fall of 1981 through the summer of 1983 as Walt Disney Presents. Some of Disney's television cartoons also ran as part of their Saturday morning-line up, including some that ran simultaneously on The Disney Afternoon.
The network's Television City facility, located at 7800 Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles, is home to the three most successful programs in its daytime television lineup: The Price is Right (since 1972), The Young and the Restless (since 1973), and The Bold and the Beautiful (since 1987).
CBS is also the owner of The Twilight Zone franchise, which it licensed out to Walt Disney Parks and Resorts for its Twilight Zone Tower of Terror attractions at Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney California Adventure, and Walt Disney Studios Park.
Disney programs that aired on CBS
Original Disney programs
- Walt Disney Presents (1981-1983)
- The Wuzzles (1985-1986)
- The Little Mermaid (1992-1995)
- Raw Toonage (1992-1993)
- Marsupilami (1993-1994)
- Aladdin (1994-1996)
- Timon & Pumbaa (1995-1997)
Acquired Disney programs
- The Muppets Go Hollywood (1979)
- Muppet Babies (1984-1990)
- Little Muppet Monsters (1985)
- The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years (1986)
- The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson (1990)
- Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree (1995)