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CBS Renews 18 TV Shows for the 2014-15 Season

CBS TV showCBS isn’t waiting for the May upfronts to announce most of their renewals. The network has decided to renew 2 Broke Girls, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Elementary, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0, The Millers, Mike & Molly, Mom, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Person of Interest, Two and a Half Men, and Undercover Boss. The Big Bang Theory was renewed for three seasons earlier this week.

The fates of The Crazy Ones, Hostages, Intelligence, and The Mentalist are still up in the air. Their absence from the renewals list certainly isn’t a good sign. You can see a full list of recent/current/upcoming CBS shows here.

CBS ANNOUNCES RENEWALS FOR 18 PRIMETIME SHOWS FOR NEXT SEASON

Combined With Two Previously Announced Renewals, Network Has Now Picked Up 20 Returning Series for 2014-2015

Returning Series Will Include the #1 Drama, #1 Comedy, #1 New Comedy and #1 News Program

CBS, America’s most-watched network, today announced pick-ups for 18 series for next season. Combined with its previously announced pick-ups, CBS has now renewed 20 returning series for the 2014-2015 season, encompassing 17 hours of primetime programming.

“The best way to launch new shows in the fall and throughout the season is to surround them with a strong and stable lineup of successful series,” said Nina Tassler, Chairman of CBS Entertainment. “The shows we’re picking up today cut across every night of the week and feature genre leaders, time-period winners and the most-watched shows on broadcast television.”

The 18 series renewed today comprise 15.5 hours of CBS’s weekly primetime schedule and include nine dramas, five comedies, two reality series and two news programs.

The nine dramas picked up are: NCIS, television’s #1 drama/scripted program for the fifth consecutive year; NCIS: LOS ANGELES, the #2 drama for the fourth straight year; time-period winners Person Of Interest, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, Hawaii Five-0 and Blue Bloods; as well as Criminal Minds, Elementary and the acclaimed drama The Good Wife.

The renewed comedies are 2 Broke Girls, THE MILLERS, which is the #1 freshman comedy of the 2013-2014 season, MIKE & MOLLY, MOM and the long-running hit Two and a Half Men.

In alternative programming, the Network announced pick-ups for its Emmy Award-winning reality series The Amazing Race and Undercover Boss.

Finally, in news, CBS will return 60 Minutes, television’s #1 news program for more than four decades, and 48 HOURS, Saturday’s #1 non-sports program.

In addition to these 18 series, CBS yesterday announced a three-year broadcast deal for The Big Bang Theory. Previously, the Network announced two more editions of the reality series SURVIVOR for next season.

Season-to-date, CBS is television’s #1 network in viewers for the 11th time in 12 years, averaging 10.84 million viewers.

What do you think? Are you glad to hear these shows have been renewed? Which do you watch?

 

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patricia taylor March 20, 2014 at 9:00 pm

Mentalist has superb actors,– and now with The Red John part finished–it has gotten even more interesting!! DO NOT cancel this program!! (if needed change it’s day or time slot) It would be our loss as fans–and the network loss of an interesting show! Patricia

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carla56 March 19, 2014 at 11:51 pm

Love NCIS Best show on TV Just wish the networks would have stuck to the 39 week format. instead of jumping all over the place with shorter time frame for shows. People need to really get to know the show. Viewership would actually go up. It is called Loyalty and they would have it. Can not have instant everything. Maybe on the internet that works but not watching a tv show. I have been watching tv for along time I am 71 and I know what works and the 12 week or 22 week format isn’t working. Just keep NCIS on Thanks

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worthymagic March 18, 2014 at 1:48 am

Unfortunately, it looks like The Mentalist is doomed. It’s in a lousy time slot, and it started late too many times because of football games. It probably won’t help that the NCAA Tournament is here, possibly moving its starting time even later. The Good Wife was in this kind of shape last year, and they renewed it. Now it’s doing great. Moving The Mentalist back to Thursdays(or Friday or Saturday) would help it out a lot. They could move it to Sundays at 8 pm, and put their reality shows on at 10pm. Let’s hope for the best.

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Bev Kennedy March 16, 2014 at 4:04 am

Really hope The Mentalist is renewed. Great show with superb actors!

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diane March 15, 2014 at 1:06 pm

Wow, I am so pleased to hear that Blue Bloods has been renewed for the next season. It is a great show. The scripts and acting are really fabulous. I love the the interaction of the characters throughout the seasons and the morality that is taught to the youngest generaton during the weekly dinnen Sunner dinner. I really don’t think you could do any better than what you’ve got. Don’t change anything you’ve already got perfection

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Cela March 16, 2014 at 6:41 pm

get rid of two and a half men.

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rosanne townsend March 14, 2014 at 11:38 pm

don’t cancel the Mentalist or Inteligence

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Joyce March 14, 2014 at 4:31 pm

I’m glad these shows are renewed. One show missing is Intelligence. It’s a great show, very entertaining, great cast. Please dont cancel this one.

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coggin March 14, 2014 at 3:07 pm

Love NCIS and NCIS Los Angeles! Keep them on forever!

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BobNYC March 14, 2014 at 12:26 pm

The lack of renewal for The Mentalist is all about money. This is not a CBS-owned show – it is a Warner Bros production, so CBS is looking to pay less to Warner and Warner needs more from CBS because as shows age, costs go up and stars need more incentive to continue. That’s why the delay – it’s locked horns over money.

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worthymagic March 18, 2014 at 1:58 am

Thanks for the info about The Mentalist. I know Simon Baker is making somewhere around $350,000-$400,000 per episode. They will be writing out Rigsby and Grace by the end of the season(very sad about that). Maybe they can move the show to another station. Perhaps a cable station like TNT or TBS? CBS is paying ridiculous money to actors on some of the other shows. Shelling out a little more for The Mentalist shouldn’t be a problem. On the other hand, this is exactly the reason why they cancelled CSI: Miami. Emily Proctor was due a big raise. So were some of the other actors.

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Rose March 14, 2014 at 6:24 am

Great news… I really like most of these shows. Just one question. Who in the world is still watching trashy shows like Two & a half men? They need new writers or a cancellantion notice! Just saying.

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Observer March 13, 2014 at 10:02 pm

Hawaii 5-0′s success on Friday goes to show you that a show can succeed there. Hawaii 5-0 is a show geared towards a slightly older demographic — the kind that watches television on Friday nights. Law & Order original did well there too and was headed towards renewal until it was moved to Monday after the Leno mess. A hidden fact in that cancellation.

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worthymagic March 18, 2014 at 2:08 am

Thanks for the info about Law and Order. I know S. Epatha Merkerson was leaving, and maybe a couple of actors were looking for more money(Jeremy Sisto and Anthony Anderson were signed for at least one more season). Perhaps Sam Waterston also had enough? I was very sad when it ended. It looks like SVU will be back for next year. Since the Richard Belzer and Dann Florek characters are gone, perhaps they could make an offer to Christopher Merloni to come back? He won’t get the $400,000 an episode he used to make(I also think he is in a new show). I’m one of the few people that doesn’t miss him.

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Emily March 13, 2014 at 9:42 pm

Very happy that Person of Interest, Elementary and Criminal Minds were renewed! Love those shows.

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Kat March 13, 2014 at 7:37 pm

The Crazy Ones is the first comedy I’ve watched regularly since the ’90s! They need to renew it. D: Love Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar.

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Amy March 13, 2014 at 5:49 pm

Excellent news!

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ludi66 March 13, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Great ! Happy about everything but please don’t forget The Mentalist!

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