CBS Drama to Air Cheers


LONDON: The CBS Drama channel is building up its new evening Happy Hour block with the addition of the hit classic sitcom Cheers.

The channel will launch the very first episode of the hit show on May 10 at 6 p.m. Double episodes will air weekdays at 6 p.m. as part of the channel’s new Happy Hour 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. slot. Seasons one through three will be shown initially, with season four to air later this year.

The show ran from 1982 to 1993. Through its run, Cheers garnered 28 Emmy Awards and held a record 117 nominations.

Chris Sharp, the chief programming officer and general manager for Chello Zone, said: “We are enormously excited by the addition of Cheers to CBS Drama’s programming schedule, our first comedy series on the channel. The acquisition complements our stellar lineup of TV’s best-loved shows and we know our viewers will welcome the opportunity to revisit the famous bar where everybody knows your name.”