Announced Saturday morning by CBS, “Criminal Minds,” “Instinct,” “Man with a Plan,” “Life in Pieces” and “Elementary” have all been renewed for more seasons. The news comes just after the network also canceled both “Superior Donuts” and “Scorpion.”
Considering that its renewal was never really in question, the news that “Criminal Minds” will be returning for its 14th season comes as little surprise. The same goes for the renewals of both “Life in Pieces” and “Man with a Plan,” which had been strong contenders for renewals leading up to this announcement, and will be returning for their third and fourth seasons, respectively.
“Instinct,” meanwhile, is only about halfway into airing its first season on the network, and has been performing unexceptionally in the ratings up to this point, with a 0.8 average same + live day rating in adults 18-49. The show’s renewal is a vote of confidence on CBS’ part, though, and gives the Alan Cummings-led drama a chance to find a more solid place for itself in the ratings, throughout the rest of its first season and, now, its second.
– “Elementary” has been renewed for a seventh season by CBS as well. The Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller-led drama series is just barely into its sixth season, and so far, has been averaging a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49, around the same as its fifth season average.