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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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Christi June 15, 2012 at 9:46 pm

So sad that Flashpoint has migrated to ION. It is one of my favorite shows.


Kara May 31, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Unforgettable should NOT have been cancelled!!!


Timothy Norton May 21, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Wow I really Love person of interest that Jim C is, in my opinion, the best actor I have ever seen. I was hooked on Count of Monte cristo and Now person of interest.


julie May 20, 2012 at 8:53 am

PLEASE!! PLEASE TIMES 10000000000 dont cancel person of interest i do begging you!!!! i love that TV show!!! so much!!!! i love jim caviezel!!! times 100000000
please !! he is great actor but no so much come up new movie at all… i do’nt get it!! if cancel i can not see him by media!! no movie come up.. why? He is amazing great actor!! hollywood please give great script movie fro him!! bunch of no good actor on hollywood, but they have lots of movie come up.. i dont get it! i am royal fan of jim cavezel!!
thank you


Peggy May 17, 2012 at 10:16 pm

Blue Bloods is absolutely great, and one that everyone in the family can watch–so great to see it back and just to see a show like that even on TV. Can’t CSI Miami is being cancelled-the favorite of all the CSIs, and also Missing keeps you on the edge of your seat–please don’t cancell it. Give them a new job or something, but bring it back please.


Rhonda May 17, 2012 at 11:08 am

I like Criminal Minds I love all of them this show is the best I watch it faithfully and dvr it to watch it again. Please renew this series with out it I will be lost.


ken May 15, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Hawaii five o is the best renewed the tv showw plzz we need to know what happen to Don O and marggtert and everybody thank u CBS


fred May 14, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Hawaii five 0 sucks. So much over acting. The show has “jumped the shark” with guest stars that it is just pathetic. Te guy who plays “Dan-o” can’t talk without moving his arms.


James May 11, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Please bring back Charlie Sheen,but what ever you do keep those Two Broke Girls they are the best thing on T.V. I love them


George B May 10, 2012 at 11:00 am

They say that “sex” sells TV………You don’t need “Sex” for this show. The format is great! Leave it alone! Just keep going the way you are…..


Lola May 4, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Yea person of interest ,love me some Howard


Jackey May 15, 2012 at 12:37 pm

I am glad to see Person of Interest. I really love that show. Reese is so cool and debonair. I like the whole cast. Taraji is great!!!! Some of those shows that they are renewing need not be.


sharp May 4, 2012 at 5:28 am

YES!!!!!! Person Of Interest is renewed for season 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Claire April 30, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Please renew The Gifted Man. It is a terrific series!


Anonymous May 10, 2012 at 8:21 pm

totally agree . my whole family loves the show


Audrey April 30, 2012 at 8:11 am

Please cancel Two and a half men or bring Charlie Sheen back.


Lola May 4, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Totally agree, two and a half men is now trash,way to much drug use and Allan is totally not necessary


Gilbert April 30, 2012 at 6:37 am

Thank you for leaving us suspense on the”Good Wife”! My mom and watch the show Every Sunday nite and wonder what will happen next with Galinda and the restof the crew on the show.Also please bring back the Gifted Man if possible .Keep all of the NCSI shows,CSI:ny,Blue Bloods,Person Of Interest,and variety of the others cause they seem more interesting than fairy tales.


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