CBS Renews Good Wife, Person of Interest, Mentalist, Hawaii Five-0, and More for 2012-13

CBS TV shows renewedThe Tiffany network has taken some suspense out of the May upfronts by renewing 18 of their primetime shows for 2012-13. Returning comedies are 2 Broke Girls and Mike & Molly, in addition to already renewed How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory. The network’s highest-rated show, Two and a Half Men, is expected to return as well.

On the drama side, the CBS schedule will have NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Hawaii Five-0, Criminal Minds, CSI, Person of Interest, The Mentalist, Blue Bloods, and The Good Wife. For non-scripted fare, 60 Minutes, 48 Hours Mystery, The Amazing Race, and Undercover Boss will all be back. Survivor was previously renewed for next season.

Still up in the air are shows Rules of Engagement, ¡ROB!, Unforgettable, CSI: Miami, CSI: New York, and A Gifted Man. We can expect at least a couple of these to be cancelled to make way for new fall programming.

Here’s the press release from CBS:


Renewals Showcase the Strength, Stability and Success of Television’s #1 Network

In a move that renews a large portion of television’s #1 primetime lineup, CBS announced today it has picked up 18 returning series for the 2012-2013 broadcast season.

The renewals include four comedies, nine dramas, three reality series and two newsmagazines. The returning shows encompass every night of the week and every hour, many of which are #1 in their time period and some #1 on the entire night.

The renewed comedies include the previously announced multi-year pickups of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER and THE BIG BANG THEORY, the season’s #1 comedy and the first scripted program to top “American Idol” in viewers and adults 18-49; 2 BROKE GIRLS, the season’s #1 new comedy in viewers and key demographics; and sophomore hit MIKE & MOLLY.

Also in comedy, CBS and Warner Bros. Television are in preliminary discussions regarding future seasons for TWO AND A HALF MEN.

Renewed dramas are NCIS, television’s #1 drama/scripted program for the third consecutive year; NCIS: LOS ANGELES, the #2 drama for the second straight year; HAWAII FIVE-0, CRIMINAL MINDS, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, PERSON OF INTEREST, the #1 new series of the season, THE MENTALIST, BLUE BLOODS and the award-winning and critically acclaimed THE GOOD WIFE.

Among the Network’s returning reality series are THE AMAZING RACE, UNDERCOVER BOSS and the previously renewed SURVIVOR.

Television’s top newsmagazines, 60 MINUTES and 48 HOURS MYSTERY, will also return in the fall.

“This large-scale renewal is testimony to the strength, stability and success of a deep and diverse roster of top-rated programming,” said Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment. “It positions us for continued success next season and certainly creates an environment that will give our new shows the best possible chance to succeed.”

Season-to-date, CBS is first in viewers (12.13m) and adults 25-54 (4.1/10) and a strong second in adults 18-49 (3.1/08). The Network is posting across-the-board year-to-year growth, up +1% in viewers, +2% in adults 25-54 and +3% in adults 18-49.

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  1. Desiree says

    Keep Both CSI’s And Keep A Gifted Man And Unforgettable And Both NCIS And Hawaii Five-O And Keep The Rest. There All Really Amazing Shows

  2. Leigh Ann von Hoelle says

    CBS rocks in shows – i watch tons of them. I just wished they would update the app and have all the shows available for the IPAD for just CBS. ABC and NBC both have good apps, but not many good shows. CBS has all great shows, but horrible app.

  3. SavhCaro says

    Congrats to the cast and crew and writers of Person of Interest! Great show, great characters! Love having Jim Caviezel as Mr Reese and Michael Emerson as Mr Finch, back on my TV for another season! Well done! Thank you CBS for not making us wait til May to find out………I can finally exhale! Love me some Person of Interest!

  4. Rosary P says

    Please don’t touch The Good Wife. And don’t touch the Mendalist. These are well written inteligent shows so leave them alone. Take up Harry’s Law, that is also a good show. Why do you cancel intelligence for stupidy like The Bachelor Pad, all the Housewives shows where girls are cursing and fighting, what an example for the young generation. You can get rid of them.

  5. Craig says

    Add Rules of Engagement and Rob to the list of shows to keep for next season, and I would be happy. Both of them do better in the demo and in total viewers than The Good Wife, so they should get extensions.

  6. says

    please please do not cancell csi new york .we the british veiwers love and adore this program .you really do appeciate the great acting and is not always about the ratings but about the craftmanship that goes into the show. if you cancell this show you the company deseves to go bust

  7. Rachel says

    Figures that the one good show…A Gifted Man…is on the chopping block but the garbage such as Survivor and the like gets renewed again and again. CBS, get a clue. People are tired of reality shows, don’t cancel the good programs to keep the garbage. There is more than the 18-25 age group out there and the rest of us are tired of being bombarded with the same nonsense every night. If the reality shows were not enough…one NCIS is bad enough, just another CSI with a slight twist, but do we really need NCIS Los Angeles?? That is basically 5 CSI shows that your network airs. What every happened to variety. It is the same plot with different characters. Your network is about as intellectually stimulating as watching paint dry. People are sick of graphic violence and sex being the only thing aired, and you wonder what is happening to this country. For once, do the right thing and keep the few quality shows on.

    • Craig says

      I can see how people are tired of reality shows on CBS. Survivor only has an average of 11 million viewers each week. I can tell people are also tired of the two NCIS shows. NCIS only averages 20 million viewers a week. That is only about 4 million more viewers than the second place show, which happens to be NCIS LA at 16 million. How can CBS not see that these shows are killing the network. They should clue in and get more shows like their lowest rated A Gifted Man.

  8. thomas daly says

    Rules of Engagement since the begining is been getting 8-12 millions viewer every year and yet its always in danger the actors even said someone upstaires hate the show at cbs its a bloody hit

  9. Santiago says

    Cancel: CSI: NY, Unforregeable, Two and a Half Men (really I hate the show now)
    Keep: Rules of Engagement, CSI:Miami, and ROB

  10. Jeremy Rynek says

    I hope they renew unforgettable and the CSIs too. I’m glad the good wife got picked up, I know that was if-y. Something good is going down, they just took some of them off the table.

  11. THazenstab says

    Really, I read the t.v. guide of new upcoming shows…keep what you have, the new ones don’t sound all that great. CSI NY especially, it’s one of the only shows I watch on a regular basis and if cbs would quit ******** around with the dates and times, it probably would be doing better. From the age group 18-49!

  12. Kat says

    “Still up in the air are shows Rules of Engagement, ¡ROB!, Unforgettable, CSI: Miami, CSI: New York, and A Gifted Man.” Cancel Rob, Unforgettable, and CSI: Miami. Rather sure A Gifted Man isn’t coming back. I know Rules of Engagement has its fans, so whatever, keep it. The one I can’t do without is CSI: New York! I really hope it comes back, though I’m preparing myself for the cancellation sledgehammer. So glad the remaining two programs I watch on CBS, Person of Interest, Hawaii Five-0, and NCIS: LA, all got renewed.

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