CBS brings back Sunday movie night during coronavirus crisis

Theatrical movies are producing a comeback on broadcast television. With the networks’ original series’ manufacturing halted and people searching for ease and comfort-foods entertainment though sheltering at home amid the coronavirus pandemic, well-known motion pictures are getting to be a feasible programming selection.

CBS will launch a Sunday film night time on Could 3 for a 5-week preliminary operate. Tapping into the vault of corporate sibling Paramount Photographs, the evening will characteristic five iconic titles from the Paramount  library, “Forrest Gump,” “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Missing Ark,” “Indiana Jones and the Last Campaign,” “Mission: Impossible” and “Titanic.”

On Could 24 and May well 31, the films will air when first episodes of CBS “Love Island” experienced been scheduled. The network still programs to run a second time of the truth sequence this summer time but, with all Hollywood generation on hold, its fate is at present TBD.

Theatrical — and unique — movies disappeared from broadcast Television a 10 years and a 50 percent in the past. CBS, in reality, was the last key broadcast community to terminate its “CBS Sunday Movie” franchise at the stop of the 2004 to 2005 year. That was a final result of the proliferation of DVDs that authorized for a commercial-totally free motion picture expertise. It was before long adopted by the rise of streaming.

But now, amid the overall health disaster, films are building a comeback. NBCUniversal yesterday introduced that it was ushering in (semi) industrial-no cost loved ones motion picture nights. NBCU’s Syfy just scheduled loved ones vintage “The Goonies” to air on Easter Sunday night time.

“It’s a five-week programming celebration with epic movies, legendary stars and good tales that viewers love…and like to look at alongside one another,” reported Noriko Kelley, EVP, Software Preparing and Scheduling, CBS Enjoyment.

CBS’ SUNDAYS IN May possibly Feature Film Routine

Might 3

“Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Dropped Ark” (8 to 11 p.m., ET/PT)

May well 10

“Forrest Gump” (8 to 11 p.m., ET/PT)

May well 17

“Mission: Impossible” (8 to 11 p.m., ET/PT)

May possibly 24

“Titanic” (7 to 11 p.m., ET/PT)

May 31

“Indiana Jones and the Past Crusade” (8 to 11 p.m., ET/PT)