'The Good Wife', 'Elementary', 'Person Of Interest', '2 Broke Girls', 'NCIS: LA', 'The Mentalist', 'Mike & Molly,' 'Hawaii Five-0' & 'Blue Bloods' Renewed by CBS

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March 27th, 2013



via Press Release:



Returning Series Showcase the Ratings Success and Programming Depth of Television's

#1 Network in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54


            CBS announced today it has renewed 18 returning series from television's top-rated lineup for the 2013-2014 broadcast season.


The mass renewals showcase the strength and stability of television's leading network among viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.  This season, CBS is home to the #1 program/drama (NCIS), the #1 comedy (THE BIG BANG THEORY),  the #1 new series (ELEMENTARY) and the #1 newsmagazine (60 MINUTES).


            The renewals, comprising 16 hours of its primetime schedule, 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 rank #1 in their time period and some which rank #1 for the entire night.


The renewed comedies include the previously announced THE BIG BANG THEORY, the final season of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER as well as 2 BROKE GIRLS and MIKE & MOLLY.


Among the returning dramas are the previously announced NCIS, television's #1 program and top drama for the fourth consecutive year, and the time period-winning CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION.


Other dramas renewed include NCIS: LOS ANGELES, the #2 drama for the third straight year; PERSON OF INTEREST, the fastest-growing show on network television; ELEMENTARY, the season’s most-watched new program; as well as HAWAII FIVE-0, THE MENTALIST, BLUE BLOODS and THE GOOD WIFE.


The Network's three Emmy Award-winning reality series — THE AMAZING RACE, SURVIVOR and UNDERCOVER BOSS — also return with new editions.



  • Jacob

    @ anthony parello
    I know Criminal Minds will be back just like i knew the mentalist was a sure thing since last summer and the good wife was safe bet less then a month ago. I thought Criminal Minds would have been on that list but it was not. You ask “Could you even name three predictions they got wrong” Bill more then Robert play it way to safe to get anything wrong.

  • gerry

    i’ve been at a conference all week…


  • HAPPY!


    First of all, you move around nearly every show. CBS cannot advertise the moves of every show. I don’t think these moves would benefit CBS at all.
    Second of all, you moved one of the highest rated CBS comedies (2 Broke Girls) to a slot where it will be competing against Modern Family. The Monday comedy block is successful on Monday.
    Third of all, you renew the incredibly low rated Vegas and Golden Boy and move them to a night (Saturday) where they will no doubt dip in ratings and not make profit for CBS.
    Fourth of all, you move the very young skewing shows, Survivor and The Amazing Race to Saturday, a night where young people aren’t watching TV, they are out of the house.
    Fifth of all, regarding Survivor and TAM, you only have 1 cycle of each. These shows make so much profit, that if they were on their normal nights, they become huge successes for CBS. For Survivor, since the seasons are shot back to back, it doesn’t double the costs to shoot a second cycle.
    Sixth of all, shows cannot produce 27 or 29 episodes a season. Plus, The Good Wife doesn’t deserve 29 episodes and the post NCIS slot. The 9 or 10pm Tuesday slot should premiere a new show, not an aging show that will probably end next season (The Good Wife). Also, The Good Wife will get 13-22 episodes next season.
    Seventh of all, Hawaii Five-0 on SATURDAY! You must be kidding me. This show could move to Friday or Sunday, but not to the Saturday Night Death Slot. It would kill the show

    There you go, I have given you 7 good reasons why your schedule is awful. Hopefully you can accept that fantasy scheduling isn’t your forte.

  • ProViewerShipNumbers

    Response to HAPPY! [Posted March 29, 2013 at 8:15 AM]
    1. CBS can and had advertised timeslot and day changes
    2. Modern Family [another vile series] has –never– crushed its competition. This show is weaker than people realize. It is not as if networks have never aired comedies in the same timeslot as competing comedies. Example: Roseanne [series finale] on ABC versus Mad About You [season finale] on NBC. Guess who won!? I rest my case!
    3. Vegas [I dislike this show] is a solid ratings performer, so I shipped it to Saturday at 10 because that day needs a tremendous amount of support to significantly increase ratings. As for Golden Boy [I dislike this show], it can gain a sizeable following against extremely weak competition.
    4. Survivor and The Amazing Race [used to be the most underrated reality series on TV] are appropriate for children, so that makes them suitable for Saturday at 7 and 8 respectively. Have you not heard? There are millions of young people watching TV on Saturday.
    5. Both series are beyond played out and need a break from the sked. Either you force them to take a long break or people decide to take a long break from these shows. Example: Wife Swap on ABC.
    6. Many shows have produce 30 or more episodes per season. Example: Knots Landing, Melrose Place, Beverly Hills 90210. The Good Wife is the best show on network TV, and thus has proven that it deserves 29 episodes. It has an extremely loyal, intelligent and highly affluent audience. Airing after NCIS is a way for it to increase its ratings.
    7. As I have stated before, Hawaii Five O is a huge disappointment, as per CBS. They know they can do much better on Monday at 10pm. People will watch that trash show on Saturday. Saturday is not terrible for TV series.

  • Lakersupby10

    Hawaii FIve is a excellent show, with a lot of support. It is rare to see a show with as much international appeal and diversity. It has excellent acting and fun entertainment as well. I suspect CBS sees this show as gold in growing Pacific rim markets. Five -0 has a rich franchise heritage that is iconic. I am not surprise CBS has kept and will continue to keep it in a high profile time slot to reach a international and large scale incompassing audience. The major commercial names at the ending credits prove that the show is also a advertising gold mine..;). Mahalo CBS!!! And Aloha!!!

  • Marian Carter

    What about CSI:NY? That is my favorite CSI show.

  • Ben

    @Marian Carter;
    CSI:NY has a 99.99% chance of being cancelled. The “season finale” had the look and the feel of a “Series Finale”. Almost everything was wrapped up in a nice package with a bow on top. There was a voice over narration by Gary Sinese, most of the cast clinked glasses together in what looked like “that’s a wrap” moment, and he proposed marriage to his girlfriend and she accepted.
    Vegas and Golden Boy are almost certainly cancelled as well.
    Rules of Engagement is more likely than not to be cancelled, but, it has gotten plenty of last minute renewals in the past, and might get one more in the future.
    The cast of Criminal Minds and Two and a Half Men are still working out their contracts with CBS and are probably going to return in September, because their ratings are excellent for the network.

  • Ben

    Gary Sinise is the correct spelling of his first and last name. My mistake.

  • HAPPY!

    1. You are right that CBS can advertise a few changes of time slots and days, but on your schedule, nearly every show moves. If you have 18 shows changing time slots and/or days, you can’t advertise every single move. CBS has to focus their resources on a few moves, and limit their schedule changes, because they are in fact #1 in 18-49 and viewers for the first time in nearly 2 decades. Why risk changing that?
    2. Regarding Modern Family-Criminal Minds performs incredibly Wednesdays at 9, so why change that? I am not saying that 2 Broke Girls will fail Wednesdays at 9, I am just saying it is an unnecessary move. Again, why risk moving shows if CBS is already doing extremely well Wednesdays at 9?
    3. As for both Vegas and Golden Boy, the total viewer count is high, but the 18-49 rating is quite low for both, so just cancel them both! There is a reason few shows air on Saturday, ratings are very LOW! You said it yourself that the competition does poorly! These 2 shows would definitely drop in ratings on Saturday, because they both got in the 1’s following NCIS: LA. Saturday will not become a night of high ratings for at least 8 years, so why waste money with expensive dramas on this day.
    4. Have you not heard? There are tens of millions of young people watching TV on a week night (many more than on Saturday)? Survivor and The Amazing Race are VERY PROFITABLE, and they would no doubt drop in 18-49 ratings. You must understand that children don’t matter in profitability of shows! Advertisers look at the 18-49, 18-34 and 25-54 ratings, especially 18-49 rating. Why risk killing those 2 shows, which are some of the most profitable on CBS.
    5. Ratings for The Amazing Race and Survivor cannot be compared to Wife Swap on ABC. These shows take longer breaks than 90% of scripted shows. They have a break from December to late February, and the summer off (4 months). Both shows only run for about 6/7 months, so it is not a matter of giving them a break (Survivor gets around a 2.6, and Amazing Race is just a few ratings point lower).
    6. The Good Wife might be a great show, but a 1.5 doesn’t speak of 29 episodes a season. Why put this show after NCIS? A 4 year old show won’t suddenly double or triple its ratings. NCIS: RED could be HUGE airing after NCIS. The Good Wife can stay on Sunday or move to Friday, but it shouldn’t, and isn’t a priority for CBS.
    7. Hawaii Five-0 is SO close to syndication, so it can, and will stay on a week day (probably Monday) for another season. Maybe it isn’t the biggest show, but it still pulls over a 2 rating, and it has a great syndication deal. It wouldn’t be worth it to move it to Saturday, where it would definitely die. Maybe rethink this whole “new shows on Saturday” idea. A show is expensive to produce and advertisers won’t exactly line up to buy ads on a Saturday show!

  • ProViewerShipNumbers

    Response to HAPPY! [Posted March 29, 2013 at 10:57 AM]
    Fantasy scheduling isn’t your forte, HAPPY! I have done this for some time now with good, and highly profitable, results. To each his own. CBS is currently the only TV network that can dominate for years to come.

    To the general public: How many TV networks are American based as of March 29, 2013? 130?

  • Ateofi

    It would be really nice of you not to call any show “trash”. You don’t have to like H50, but please keep such remarks to yourself.

  • HAPPY!

    @Pro Viewer Ship Numbers

    It seems that I have gotten a lot more positive feedback from my schedules than you have, so please don’t insult me just as a comeback. I think you need to understand that your schedule isn’t good, and that you should try to improve it by using the advice of other people on this website. I don’t mean to personally attack you, and I am sorry if I have, but I hope you understand and respect other people’s opinions.

  • thesnowleopard

    @Robert Seidman

    I think it’s useful to look at the general state of a network, too. CBS is at the top of the heap and has more shows, both current and upcoming, than it has slots. It can afford to be picky and/or renew something that’s going to get preempted a lot on Sundays for sports, anyway, to draw in some critics love.

    A network like the CW, which doesn’t have enough even middling performers to fill all its slots, doesn’t have those options. If a show makes money without a huge effort on the network’s part, it stays.

  • ProViewerShipNumbers

    Ateofi [Posted March 29, 2013 at 1:20 PM]
    I called Hawaii Five O trash because that is my opinion. CBS should have done much better with another series, but decided to, once again, take the lazy approach. The lazy approach has done serious harm to NBC. I would love to be the head of NBC so I can whip that network into shape, but unfortunately, Comcast seems to be apprehensive about radical changes.

    As for my much debated CBS sked: It is constructed to showcase CBS’ strengths and to greatly minimize its weaknesses. It is about looking to the future and wanting to dominate the TV landcaspe. I always do radical changes because that is what the TV industry needs, something of a “game changer” if you will. Example: Saturday 7pm. I would even go so far as to schedule a show at 10:55pm on Saturday. Such a move would irritate NBC!

    TUESDAY [I feel so strongly about this night and the production counts for each series]
    8 NCIS [29 episodes]
    9 THE GOOD WIFE [29 episodes]
    10 NCIS: LOS ANGELES [27 episodes]

  • lakersupbyten

    Lol Hawaii Five O is a national treasure IMO. And great tradition for a show that puts a positive light on our military, police ,and having people of different backgrounds work together as a regular cast. I am happy CBS continues to support it as well you as the fans . :)When Definitely will buy the DVD!!

  • lakersupbyten

    Will definitely buy the Five O dvds !!

  • HAPPY!

    The actors and writers would never agree to do 29 episodes of a show. You need to understand that it is also to expensive to produce so many episodes. In the US, 22-24 episodes are ordered, and only rare exceptions are more than 24 ordered (this season, New Girl is getting 25 episodes because it got 2 extra episodes. This is a rare exception to the 22-24 episode length seasons.)

  • Bunny

    Its real hard to even be interested in any of these programs. They are on for 2 weeks off for 2 weeks. What is that all about. I watch alot of Netflix myself and a lot of friends are on the computer watching other programs..How did this get started and why???

  • Ateofi

    You are arrogant douchebag, that’s my opinion! You should better stop insulting everyone here and have civilised discussion!!

  • ProViewerShipNumbers

    Ateofi [Posted March 30, 2013 at 6:51 AM]
    You are arrogant douchebag, that’s my opinion! You should better stop insulting everyone here and have civilised discussion!!
    Ateofi: Why are you attacking me by calling me an “arrogant douchebag”? That is childish and petty behavior on your part!

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