'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.



  • Paulo PT

    2 New Dramas
    3 New Comedies

    7PM 60 Minutes
    9 PM THE SUNDAY PLAY (Movies and Miniseries) / The Good Wife (F) (Spring) Back to Back episodes

    8 PM How I Met Your Mother (F)
    8:30 PM NEW COMEDY
    9 PM 2 Broke Girls
    9:30 PM Mike & Molly
    10 PM NEW DRAMA (Female Viewers)

    8 PM NCIS
    9 PM Person of Interest
    10 PM The Mentalist

    8 PM NCIS: Los Angeles
    9 PM Criminal Minds
    10 PM CSI

    8 PM The Big Bang Theory
    8:30 PM NEW COMEDY
    9 PM Two and a Half Men (F)
    9:30 PM NEW COMEDY
    10 PM Elementary

    8 PM The Amazing Race (Fall) / Survivor (Winter) / Undercover Boss or Other (Spring)
    9 PM Hawai Five-O
    10 PM Blue Bloods

    8 PM Crimetime Saturday
    10 PM 48 Hours

  • Mike

    CBS makes me so mad. They have cancelled so many of the shows I have loved over the last few years and yet they just keep giving a show that has underperformed its whole time on the air chance after chance. I’m glad for the fans of The Good Wife that they get to keep their show, but still don’t understand CBS’s fascination with a show that so underperforms.

    They have cancelled everything I have watched or moved it around to the point this season I never watched a thing on CBS primetime. And it doesn’t look I will be again anytime soon.

  • chrisss

    Most of you are making way to many moves in your schedule. Wednesday, Thursday and probably Sunday will stay the same, with a new sitcom airing on Monday and new dramas on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. The only major schedule change I think they’ll make is moving Hawaii 5-0 to Fridays.

  • merrranga

    i actually think CSI NY was far better than the original this year. CSI:OG has been sucking pretty hard lately with awful storyline and lazy sets (i loved the palm trees, bikini-clad extras and vast roadside beaches of ‘seattle’ lol)

  • Petar Ivanov

    @I really hope NCIS:Red doesn’t show up in the Fall. I’m a huge NCIS fan, but this one is just crap!

    Doubt that. They will try it. May be best option they have for tuesday at 10. And i think that people are already tired from ncis spinoffs and one more will be too much but will see.

  • s0303

    yay the good wife! kind of surprised by the mentalist, but happy for its fans…

  • tim_m

    No real surprises with these renewals. I suspect two and a half men will also get a renewal. Glad to see Elementary get renewed.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “CBS has so many high Profile pilots and no space on their schedule.”

    They’re going to pick up 3 dramas for the Fall and one for the spring, like they always do.

    They always have lots of pilots, and they pick up the same number of dramas.

  • Deo

    Anyone knows if ABC will announce some renewals in the next days too? (I´m relatively new in this site and don´t know if they use to do that)…

  • Mon

    Nice to see The Mentalist renewed. So this probably means Patrick Jane won’t catch Red John this finale. Or if ever, it’s another red-herring. Anyway, CBS still needs to fix its Sunday line-up!

  • kul65

    YEEEESSSS, THE MENTALIST!!! Just one more season after this and there’ll be no complaints from me what so ever! :D :D :D

    I just hope they move it to another time slot now (even Friday would be great, because at least it won’t be delayed) so it can reach the intended seven.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Most of you are making way to many moves in your schedule.

    I talked for these things too. les moonves say it month ago. But people again moving shows around like crazy. I guess they forgot that CBS is #1 network for the first time since 15 years or so. Most of the days are so strong. Only days that we can see change are sunday and friday. Than CBS are weak. And in the open slots where shows are cancel Monday comedy tuesday at 10.

  • CBSviewer

    I would like to see Criminal Minds canceled and CSI: NY Renewed.
    There is any chances CBS Renews CSI: NY for mid-season ?

  • Greg

    I guess this season CBS will only premiere two new dramas, unless they decide to leave Undercover Boss to midseason again. We’ll see. I think it would be stupid since nothing works as well as UB on Fridays.

    They could move The Mentalist to CSI: NY’s old slot and push The Good Wife to 10pm (which to me is CBS worst timeslot, with the football and basketball delays and whatnot).

  • bob

    So glad for The Good Wife and The Mentalist. Sad for NCIS-NY though. They were given a save last season but I really only wish they could have had a season finale.

  • Jazz

    ” NBC execs should be proponents of gun control/safety, since they appear to keep shooting themselves in the foot.”

    OMG…that’s the funniest thing.

    Wouldn’t it be nice if NBC got some of CBS’s castoffs?

  • Mon

    My suggestion would be:

    7pm 60 Minutes
    8pm The Amazing Race
    9pm Hawaii Five-0
    10pm The Good Wife
    H50 most likely will move here since it will be hard to premiere a new drama instead.

    8pm The Mentalist
    9pm new drama
    10pm Blue Bloods
    I don’t think CBS will premiere a new drama at 8pm, most likely at 9pm. So, when that new drama bombs, CBS will easily plug Undercover Boss at 8pm and bump TM to 9pm, just like what they didearlier this season.

  • EllieMae

    YEAH! The Mentalist!!!!!! – Of course POI and BB were a shoe in two of my favorites but since
    The Mentalist was on the chopping block glad to see they have another year!

  • SarahK123

    I’m pleased that The Good Wife is back but I don’t actually watch any of the others renewed! But congrats for the big fans of these shows.

    I would quite like to see Rules of Engagement renewed. It’s a cute little sitcom i’ve quite enjoyed over the years and its fans ALWAYS find it no matter where and when it appears so it’s a consistent performer for CBS.

    I thought CSI:NY would have appeared over The Mentalist but what do I know!

  • MichaelChickless

    I almost forgot: Go Person Of Interest!

    I didn’t really like the cast chemistry of the “NCIS: Red” pilot within the LA version last night.

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