'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.



  • Alex

    How in the name of all that’s holy are CBS going to get any new shows on the schedule next season?

  • Cynthia

    The Mentalist!!!!! I’m so happy;

  • Sel

    I knew that 2 Broke Girls would have been renewed, but I can’t help it, I’m so happy right now, I could cry!

  • JacobYates

    NCIS is #1 Drama on all of television. My ass! Walking Dead FTW!

  • DonJ1973


    Golden Boy

    Will probably be the only cancellations. Not much room for new dramas.

    I assume NCIS: Red will take one of those slots.

  • zth


    I know it’s irrelevant. But each network takes the number that works best.

  • ProViewerShipNumbers

    Posted March 27, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    Your schedule is ridiculous: Amazing Race, Survivor, and Hawaii Five-0 on Saturday? You must be kidding.
    I do not think that my CBS sked is ridiculous. I have always believed that TV networks should be taking more risks, and my sked allows for that in order to make CBS the most watched network for years to come.

    Many aging “non-scripted” series find it harder to attract new viewers [many would agree that The Amazing Race & Survior are played out, and thus need to be off the air], so why not air them on Saturday where adults with children can watch these shows.

    As for Hawaii Five O, this show is a huge disappointment. There was no need for such a plain series, and thus should air on Saturday. People [usually the ones who complain about the lack of quality tv in America] forget that millions of Americans watch TV on Saturday. It is not as if Saturday series will bomb in the ratings. Look at 48 Hours Mystery, which airs in one of TV’s luckiest timeslots.

  • Andrew

    CBS needs to change it’s Sunday lineup now that they have picked their shows! The Good Wife is a female driven soap, leave it on Sunday’s put another female driven show with it and counter the NFL. Most importantly, get the Mentalist back to a night where it can have a audience.

  • Chmarin

    Here’s my contribution to the “let’s predict CBS’ fall schedule” game:

    8 The Amazing Race
    9 Person of Interest
    10 The Good Wife

    8 How I Met Your Mother
    8.30 Mom (NEW)
    9 2 Broke Girls
    9.30 Mike & Molly
    10 Hawaii Five-0

    8 NCIS
    9 NCIS LA
    10 NCIS Red (NEW)

    8 Survivor
    9 Criminal Minds
    10 CSI

    8 The Big Bang Theory
    8.30 Two and a Half Men
    9 Bad Teacher (NEW)
    9.30 The McCarthys (NEW)
    10 Elementary

    8 Undercover Boss
    9 The Mentalist
    10 Blue Bloods

  • Natasha

    Ecstatic about POI and very relieved about TGW!

  • Spencer

    Criminal Minds?

  • Meliwa

    @WIN–I was reading elsewhere that CBS is still working out the contracts for the stars of Criminal Minds, so that’s why they haven’t put it on the renewed list yet. But I don’t see any danger of The Bear snacking on the corpses of UNSUB hunters. The three shows that still appear likely to be Bear Food are Rules of Engagement, Golden Boy, and Vegas.

  • Networkman

    I’m really glad for the renewal of The Mentalist. I also figured that The Good Wife would return. I do think CBS should only order 13-16 episodes of The Good Wife though. I do expect to see many shows switched to different nights. There is no way Hawaii Five O can continue to air on Monday night. I have a feeling that by the end of the 2013-2014 season there will be many shows on CBS ending, including HIMYM, Two and A Half Men, The Good Wife, The Mentalist and Criminal Minds.

  • SJ

    They didn’t mention 48 Hours in the release, but yeah, it’s 18.

    Yes! The Good Wife lives! :D Also glad for Blue Bloods.

    Slightly surprised about The Mentalist. I guess being pushed out of primetime for football will get you a lot of leeway. (And the WB cutting the licensing fee for sure…)

    So I guess Undercover Boss will be held back again. Vegas, CSI: NY, Rules and Golden Boy will be cancelled and CBS will premiere three new dramas and a comedy, like always.

    Anyone who thinks Criminal Minds and Two and a Half Men aren’t coming back is living on planet Nutbrain (to borrow a quote from a comedy from a competing network). ;)

  • Marcos


  • Meliwa

    Oh yeah…and CSI/NY

  • Chmarin


    “I do not think that my CBS sked is ridiculous. I have always believed that TV networks should be taking more risks, and my sked allows for that in order to make CBS the most watched network for years to come.”

    Yes, taking risks sometimes works, but changing the schedule SO drastically with so many shows on new nights? That would never work.

  • Michael

    CBS must be content with The Good Wife critical acclaim and awards reconnection to renew it.

  • ethan

    YES for the good wife, blue bloods and 2BG…does the fact that 2.5 men wasnt renewed today mean that it’s in danger?

  • xwiseguyx

    ProViewer.. it sounds more like you are just shoving shows to Sat you don’t like, but CBS has a huge problem attracting young viewers and TAR and Survivor still do well with the demo. (Which is less likely to be around on Sat) If you were to move anything to Sat, it would be the ones with more viewers/less demo – like The Good Wife and perhaps The Mentalist…and yes, Hawaii 5-0, but not because you think it’s a disappointment, but because it still has a decent overall viewer count.

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