'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.



  • Dave

    Where’s Criminal Minds? :(

  • zth

    Yes I think they’ll bring back TAAHM for more than one season. I mean, it’s their second highest rated show, and gets around a 4.0 consistently.

  • Liam

    Great news for The Good Wife. However I do have a feeling season 5 may its last.

  • marc

    yay for the good wife!

  • Owen

    This means most likely no increase in sitcom hours with the renewal of the Mentalist AND the Good Wife.

    Criminal Minds, 2 and a Half men will be renewed when cast deals are finalised.

    Good to see Survivor & Amazing Race renewed:)

  • iMember

    ABC, it’s your turn.

  • marc

    also lol @ that schedule with good wife and 29 episodes. i already think it could be an even better show if they could only do 16 episodes a year or so, they certainly don’t need to do more episodes a year

  • Pablo

    This means that there are only four new hours left (forgetting Saturday) for new shows (either a new hour of comedies/three dramas, or four dramas). Last year CBS had three hours of new dramas, and I could see that or four this year. I would think out of the remaining shows (CSI: NY, Golden Boy, Criminal Minds, Unforgettable, Vegas) there will only be one that survives unless CBS wants to do a mid-season replacement or summer series. CSI: NY and Criminal Minds would appear on the surface to be the most expensive to keep, but you just never know about back room deals with studios.

    Concerning Rules of Engagement, I haven’t really looked at the syndication ratings for ROE, but if they are decent, this could be a show that could be shopped for another season or two. This could be a win for NBC, since it is a known quantity, and could probably pull a 1.5+ even in a crap timeslot on NBC. NBC execs should be proponents of gun control/safety, since they appear to keep shooting themselves in the foot.

  • Jose

    YESSSSSS for The Good wife this prove that CBS knows that the good wife is the best drama in network television syndication have to go with it too but the quality of the show is amazing too :) ssooooo happy

  • Janus

    With the Mentalist it will either be 6 seasons or maybe 7 at the most. We will see if they announce a final season or not.

  • JacobYates

    Revolution and the Following both rate much higher than Elementary. How can CBS promote it as TV’s #1 New Show when at best it’s TV’s #3 New Show?

  • Dinaminjo

    RoE is dead..

    Criminal and 2.5Men is in negotiation with the cast..

    TGW and TM aren’t ruled out as mid-season shows with this but that will depend on the quality of the pilots..

  • rob60990

    Shocked at The Mentalist. The others are no surprise.

  • Janis

    What is going on with Criminal Minds??? It is a great show with good ratings.

  • disney rocks

    Willl CBS pull a shocker and can Criminal Minds? I mean, its ratings are good. But its old, cast members contract are expiring, and its timeslot could easily be filled by NCIS:La or something.

  • zth


    In terms of viewership.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Hmm pretty stange that Criminal Minds was not renewed today.

    Well yes and no. Its still big but is aging show with droping ratings and expensive large cast and contract deals. So is not that strange. I guess there are tough negotiations with all actors. I think from all CBS procedurals CM cast is the biggest one. In the end i am sure they will make some deal at least for final season if not for two seasons.

    TAHM is in the same boat. Cast is so overpaid there. 700 000$ per episode for Ashton Kutcher is a joke. With him taking that money TBBT cast will want 2 million $ per episode next season. I guess CBS from now are thinking for that deal and this time they won’t overspend elsewhere.

  • JacobYates

    But that’s irrelevant. Then Vegas is TV’s #2 New Show. Damn PR spin.

  • dianamack

    Why you wanna end The Mentalist?
    They show is doing great on Sunday!
    I don’t see why you should write “FINAL SEASON.”

  • Hardline_Pro

    Yay for Person of Interest!

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