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CBS re-signs with Tonys through 2018

Host Neil Patrick Harris performs during the 65th

Host Neil Patrick Harris performs during the 65th Tony Awards in Manhattan. (June 12, 2011) (Credit: AP)

CBS's long and happy relationship with the Broadway League and American Theatre Wing continues: The network will continue airing the prestigious awards show through 2018, continuing a tradition that goes back to '78 when CBS first starting airing them.

The awards themselves are about to have their 67th annual awards ceremony on June 9 -- this time at Radio City after a couple of years at the Beacon. The ratings are never huge, but as mentioned, the awards themselves are prestigious and CBS does a terrific job mounting them -- in my humble opinion, those little AMPAS awards -- the Oscars -- could take some pointers from this show.

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