20 CBS Shows Renewed So Far

CBS’s crime drama CRIMINAL MINDS will be back for its 11th season in the fall, an announcement that marks CBS’s 20th renewal for the 2013-14 season.

Here’s a complete list of the shows the network confirmed for renewal so far:

  • THE AMAZING RACE
  • THE BIG BANG THEORY
  • BLUE BLOODS
  • CRIMINAL MINDS
  • CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION
  • ELEMENTARY
  • 48 HOURS
  • THE GOOD WIFE
  • HAWAII FIVE-0
  • HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
  • THE MENTALIST
  • MIKE & MOLLY
  • NCIS
  • NCIS: LOS ANGELES
  • PERSON OF INTEREST
  • 60 MINUTES
  • SURVIVOR
  • TWO AND A HALF MEN
  • 2 BROKE GIRLS
  • UNDERCOVER BOSS

Last week, the network announced the renewal of TWO AND A HALF MEN for an 11th season, although the fate of co-star Angus T. Jones, who plays the “half” man, Jake, was still subject to contract negotiations. TWO-AND-A-HALF-MEN-KUTCHERHe didn’t appear as often this past season because of a military storyline. He is said to be interested in pursuing college and music, but after a controversial religious video in which he slammed the show went viral, many have speculated about what his future with the show might be.

Only newcomers PARTNERS and MADE IN JERSEY were canceled from last season.

The remaining shows on CBS’s prime time lineup are still waiting to hear their fates. Those shows are RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, VEGAS, THE GOLDEN BOY and CSI:NY.

Which shows are you most excited to see returning for another season?

CBS Wins May Sweeps, Nielsen Says

For the eighth time in the last nine years, CBS will live up to its slogan, “America’s Most Watched Network.”

That’s according to estimates from Nielsen, the company that measures television ratings, released on Tuesday.

The Network placed second behind Fox in the Adults 18-49 demographic for the fifth straight year. And CBS also airs the top-rated scripted program on all seven nights of the week. Those programs, night by night starting with Monday, are TWO AND A HALF MEN, NCIS, CRIMINAL MINDS, THE MENTALIST, BLUE BLOODS, CRIMETIME SATURDAY and CSI:MIAMI.

It also holds the distinction of holding more top 10 scripted shows in Adults 18-49 than any other network. Those four are BIG BANG THEORY in 2nd place, NCIS in 4th, TWO AND A HALF MEN in 6th and CRIMINAL MINDS in the 10th place slot.

In household ratings, and as of Sunday night, CBS had an overall 7.1 rating. Fox had a 5.5, just two-tenths of a point above ABC. NBC trailed with a 4.4.

May ratings information is important to television stations because they help stations set ad rates for the fall holiday season.

Fourth Freshman Series Bites the Dust

CBS decided the fate of two more shows said to be “on the bubble,” or having an uncertain future, on Tuesday.

Though CSI:NY was renewed for another season, the midseason replacement that took its old time slot, CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR, won’t be back in the fall.

The program aired Wednesdays at 10:00pm, immediately following the series it spun off from, CRIMINAL MINDS.  But ratings for the sequel just weren’t strong enough to warrant a second season.

The news follows CBS’s announcement on Monday that three other first-year series were also canceled.

The Network is expected to announce its full fall season plan to prospective advertisers on Wednesday.

Mark Your Calendars! Season Finales Are On the Way!

With the start of May comes a parade of season finales of your favorite sitcoms and dramas. You’ll also see cliffhangers and a few surprises along the way, too.

Here’s a quick rundown of when to catch the final new episodes of the season for some of your most-watched shows. Continue reading

CBS Begins Mid-Season Show Changes

After a temporary schedule shuffle, CBS is introducing three new series.

Beginning tonight, CBS’s Friday night hit BLUE BLOODS moves to Wednesdays at 10:00pm for the next four weeks. BLUE BLOODS stars Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg as members of a family of New York cops. It is this season’s #2 new series among viewers and Friday night’s top program. It returns to its regular time, Fridays at 10:00pm, on February 11th.

THE DEFENDERS, the legal dramedy starring Jim Belushi and Jerry O’Connell, will move to Fridays at 8:00pm, where it will stay through the end of March, at which point it will have completed its run for the season.

This temporary switch paves the way for CBS to introduce a brand new series, Continue reading

CBS Announces New Fall Schedule

CBS will introduce six new shows this fall, including a remake of a classic police drama and a sequel to a Wednesday night hit.

The news comes during the network’s Upfront presentation, a special pitch to potential advertisers that gives them an early look at the fall lineup in the hopes of attracting early sponsorship commitments.

One of the most anticipated shows coming in the fall is HAWAII FIVE-O, a remake of the 1970s police drama of the same title that also aired on CBS.  That means a new generation will get to grow up hearing the famous line, “Book ‘em, Dano.”  Continue reading

CBS Plans Big Things for May!

It’s time to talk season finales! May on CBS will bring the big finales to THE AMAZING RACE and SURVIVOR: HEROES VS. VILLIANS, plus cliffhangers for your favorite regular series.

We’ve made a list of the biggest shows and brief descriptions of what you can expect. So get your calendars and jot down these dates because you’ll definitely want to make sure you’re tuned in to LIVE 5 WCSC: Continue reading

Wednesday’s Prime Time Buzz

Here’s tonight’s prime time buzz:

Tonight at 8:00: Christine begins seeing a therapist who shares office space with Matthew, although it’s unclear to both whether to pursue therapy or romance, on THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE.

Tonight at 8:30: Abby and Nick have their respective significant others spend time with Billie and Zack to prevent them from finding out about the surprise shower they are planning.  However, their plan backfires when both Billie and Zack dislike their new buddies, on ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE.

Tonight at 9:00: While tracking a family annihilator, the BAU must seek advice from “The Fox,” one of the most horrific killers from the team’s past who has an ominous message for Agent Hotchner, on CRIMINAL MINDS.

Tonight at 10:00: In the culmination of a multi-episode mystery, Mac and his team uncover the dark lair of a murderous madman, the Compass Killer.  But as they race to save his fourth victim, the sunrise presents one final surprise that no one ever expected, on CSI: NY.

Tonight at 11:35 on THE LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN: Actor Ricky Gervais; turkey callers; musical guests The Whigs

Wednesday’s Prime Time Buzz

Here’s a quick look at tonight’s prime time lineup:

Tonight at 8:00pm: After Barb has her lawyer deliver divorce papers, Christine hires an aggressive divorce lawyer who convinces her that Barb owes her alimony, on THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE.

Tonight at 8:30pm: After finding out that their divorce papers were never filed, Gary tries to get Allison to give him his old stuff back; Rachel gives Mitch a makeover, on GARY UNMARRIED.

Tonight at 9:00pm: The BAU tracks a serial killer who removes the eyes of his victims and keeps them as souvenirs, on CRIMINAL MINDS.

Tonight at 10:00pm: Mac and the team carefully follow the trail of clues left by a killer after two bodies are discovered at the north and south ends of the city, on CSI:NY.

Then at 11:35pm on THE LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN: from “The Bounty Hunter,” actor Gerard Butler; from “The Office,” actress Mindy Kaling; music group Free Energy.