CBS has announced it’s annual sweep of TV show renewals, and one of our favorites has made the cut! No, it’s not shocking that Person of Interest is getting a fourth season. It’s the third highest rated show in demo and overall viewers for the network and it’s one of CBS’ top shows when DVR is factored. Not to mention, Person of Interest has a syndication deal line up with WGN.
But Person of Interest wasn’t just the lucky one. There were 17 other shows that got renewals! This is on top of The Big Bang Theory getting a boffo three year renewal yesterday (cha-ching!) and Survivor scoring a two year renewal previously. The other 17 shows are as follows:
NCIS: Los Angeles
The Good Wife
2 Broke Girls
Mike & Molly
Two and A Half Men
Undercover Boss (stock up on those tissues)
The Amazing Race
So, as you go through this list, you may wonder, what shows aren’t renewed? Now that’s a much smaller list. The obvious ones are very low rated Hostages and Intelligence. The other two are The Crazy Ones and the long running show The Mentalist, which seems to be running out of steam on Sunday nights, especially when the series long Red John arc was wrapped up this season. There’s still a chance The Crazy Ones could make the cut, but it’s looking extremely doubtful for the others.
Below is the CBS Press Release.
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.