Worrying about the fate of your favorite CBS shows?
Worry no more.
CBS today announced a mass renewal that includes The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, Bull, Hawaii Five-0, Kevin Can Wait, Life In Pieces, MacGyver, Madam Secretary, Man With a Plan, Mom, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Scorpion, Superior Donuts, Survivor, 48 Hours and 60 Minutes.
All 18 will return during the 2017-2018 series. As for The Big Bang Theory ( renewed for two seasons!) and NCIS, both of these series were already renewed, but the press release CBS release confirmed their return.
Neither of the five renewed freshman series have been a breakout success, but they have performed well enough to stick around for additional seasons.
Bull's renewal was hinted at earlier this week when it was announced a new showrunner would be brought in for Season 2.
With that good news, there is a shed of doubt for some of the series left off the early renewals.
Criminal Minds not one of the early renewals, but even with decreased ratings in the wake of several cast departures, it's still a lock to return for another season.
The same cannot be said for its spin-off, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. Last season, a late renewal came in for both shows after it was announced they were packaged together when it came down to the wire in negotiations.
It's unlikely a similar tactic will save the series again this year. Season 2 is averaging just 5.2 million viewers and a 0.9 rating among adults 18-49.
There was no doubt about whether Madam Secretary and Scorpion would be renewed because of syndication purposes.
Then, there are the following:
- Code Black
- 2 Broke Girls
- The Great Indoors
- The Odd Couple
- Undercover Boss
- Pure Genius
- Training Day
Out of those shows, only Code Black, 2 Broke Girls, and Elementary have a fighting chance at returning. We should have more clarity on what is toast in the coming weeks as we approach the network's upfront presentation in May.
What do you think about the renewals?
Which show is missing from them that you want to make it into 2017-2018?
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