CBS was the biggest beneficiary of the state’s film and TV tax incentive in 2017.
Four of the network’s series topped Crain’s list of productions that received the largest rebates. Altogether, CBS earned a combined $160 million in state subsidies.
The tax credits are based on a project’s total cost and aren’t calculated until after production wraps. That’s why our 2017 list includes some long-gone shows, such as HBO’s period drama Vinyl, which was canceled in 2016 after an expensive but uneven first season.