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.

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 Most Watched for 7th Time in 8 Years

Though the season “officially” ends tonight, with a handful of season finales still waiting to be broadcast in prime time, results already show that CBS will wrap up this season as the most-watched prime time network.

And it will hold that honor for the seventh time in the past eight seasons, according to Nielsen, the company that measures ratings.

The most popular scripted program of the year was the network’s NCIS, which earned that distinction for the first time. (It wrapped up its seventh season last night.)

The three most popular new programs of the season also are CBS shows: 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

Tuesday’s Prime Time Buzz

Here’s tonight’s prime time buzz:

Tonight at 8:00: With the team’s help, Vance faces his demons while uncovering a complex relationship with a killer that puts his whole family in danger, on NCIS.

Tonight at 9:00: As the courtyard is being transformed with holiday decorations, the NCIS team races to solve the murder of a Marine by an exploding cell phone and to find the remaining men of his former EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) unit before another deadly explosion kills someone else, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES.

Tonight at 10:00: Alicia gleans a bit more information about Peter’s fall from grace when she represents Glenn Childs’ wife, Marie Browning, in their divorce.  Meanwhile,  Will gets cozy with his opposing counsel, Emily, during a wrongful death suit against caustic TV commentator Duke Rosco, on THE GOOD WIFE.

Tonight at 11:35 on THE LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN: Actor Luke Wilson; Pam Stout, president of the Sandpoint Idaho Tea Party Patriots; musical guest Alan Jackson

Tuesday’s Prime Time Buzz

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

Tonight at 8:00pm: A murder investigation prompts Gibbs and the team to play family counselor to his former mentor, Mike Franks, in the hopes of preventing a bloody international conflict, on NCIS.

Tonight at 9:00pm: Forensic scientist Abby Sciuto joins the Los Angeles NCIS team when a murder case resembles the pattern for a serial killer she has been tracking, on a NCIS: LOS ANGELES.

Tonight at 10:00pm: When a judge overturns a simple plea deal that Alicia arranged, she looks into his motivation, and Diane is made an offer she can’t refuse (to Will’s delight), on THE GOOD WIFE.

Then at 11:35pm on THE LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN: Actor Ben Stiller; chef Jamie Oliver; musical guest Justin Bieber

Tuesday’s Prime Time Buzz

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

Tonight at 8:00pm: The team discovers striking similarities between themselves and their CGIS (Coast Guard Investigative Services) counterparts when a Navy diver seeking sunken treasure is found dead, on NCIS.

Tonight at 9:00pm: The investigation of a drive-by shooting has the NCIS team searching Los Angeles for the dead marine’s younger brother who may be the next target and the one with the answers, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES.

Tonight at 10:00pm: In an emergency courtroom set up in a hospital, Alicia and Will battle Patti Nyholm (Martha Plimpton) and an insurance company that refuses to pay for life-saving in-utero surgery. Meanwhile, Alicia gives Peter a proper welcome home, on THE GOOD WIFE.

Then at 11:35pm on THE LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN: Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel; actress Kirstie Alley; a Top Ten List presented by Snoop Dogg.

Tuesday’s Prime Time Buzz

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

Tonight at 8:00pm: The team investigates the shooting of a Marine and uncovers more to his life than anyone would have ever imagined, on NCIS.

Tonight at 9:00pm: After a sailor is killed during an underground street race, the NCIS team determines that his car had been sabotaged and contained confidential Navy equipment. Meanwhile, Callen is forced to take traffic school, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES.

Tonight at 10:00pm: As Peter strategizes on how to handle his retrial and the next steps in his public rehabilitation, Alicia and Will defend an attorney arrested for murder, on THE GOOD WIFE.

Then on LETTERMAN: Actress Julianna Margulies from the CBS drama series THE GOOD WIFE; grocery bagging champion Kyle Perry; musical guests Broken Bells.