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 Cancels Three Freshmen Series

Three series that made their debut this season have gotten the ax from CBS.

S#*! MY DAD SAYS, which starred William Shatner as a cantankerous father full of clever things to say, was one of the first shows to wrap up its season commitment, and quietly disappeared from the schedule months ago.  The show was based on a wildly popular Twitter feed, but never got the huge audience executives would have hoped a big name like Shatner might deliver.

After 19 episodes, the legal drama THE DEFENDERS is also out.  Though it initially performed well on its Wednesday night premiere slot, when the network moved the show to Friday nights, that changed.  The show featured Jerry O’Connell and Jim Belushi as Las Vegas lawyers who take a lot of the more offbeat cases that most attorneys would pass on.

And one of the network’s newest sitcoms, midseason replacement MAD LOVE, starring Jason Biggs, won’t be back next season.  Its finale airs tonight on LIVE 5 WCSC.

TV Squad reports that there are still several CBS shows whose fate isn’t known, yet, including CSI:NY, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, and HAWAII FIVE-0.

The Network is expected to present its official new season schedule to advertisers this Wednesday, so we’ll keep you updated on the fate of other shows currently on the schedule.

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

Sheen Planning Return to Men Sooner Than Expected

Charlie Sheen is now planning to return to his hit CBS series TWO AND A HALF MEN in two weeks, a week sooner than initially expected.  That word comes from Sheen’s attorney, who told E! that the actor is “fine healthwise, and doing really well.”

Sheen sought in-home rehab for undisclosed reasons after a brief hospital stay last month, causing his Monday night sitcom to halt production.

CBS News reports that no matter what Sheen plans to do, producers of the show will make the final decision about whether to resume shooting.

The network has two remaining unaired episodes in the can, and those will air on Monday, Feb. 7th and 14th.  Twenty-four episodes were ordered for the season, but so far, only 16 have been produced.

After the Valentine’s Day episode airs, CBS will temporarily fill MEN’s time slot with reruns as well as episodes of RULES OF ENGAGEMENT and MIKE & MOLLY.

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 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

Monday’s Prime Time Buzz

Here’s tonight’s prime time buzz:

Tonight at 8:00pm: When Robin and Barney break up, Barney pulls out all of his greatest tricks to get himself back into the dating scene, on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER.

Tonight at 8:30pm: To make Audrey happy, Jeff begrudgingly agrees to see a couple’s therapist. Meanwhile, Russell develops a crush on Timmy’s fiancé, on RULES OF ENGAGEMENT.

Tonight at 9:00pm: Chelsea invites her beautiful college roommate to stay at the house while she gets over a bad breakup, on TWO AND A HALF MEN.

Tonight at 9:30pm: With Leonard, Howard and Raj away camping in the desert, an injured Penny has only Sheldon to rely on, on THE BIG BANG THEORY.

And at 10:00pm: The CSIs recreate a night of bachelor party debauchery in order to solve a murder and find a missing groom, on CSI: MIAMI.

Tonight at 11:35pm on THE LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN: Actor Robin Williams; Paige Miles, the latest contestant voted off “American Idol”; musical guest Usher.

Monday’s Prime Time Buzz

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

Tonight at 8:00pm: When Ted ruins Lily’s birthday dinner celebration by bringing a date, Lily goes to great lengths to keep her out of the traditional photo she takes every year of the gang, on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER.

Tonight at 8:30pm: Audrey is upset when Jeff reveals to her that he doesn’t believe she saw her dead grandmother’s ghost. Meanwhile, Russell tries to persuade Timmy not to go through with his arranged marriage, on RULES OF ENGAGEMENT.

Tonight at 9:00pm: Charlie has a return engagement with Chelsea’s best friend, while Alan has an unexpected effect on a new female patient, on TWO AND A HALF MEN.

Tonight at 9:30pm: Sheldon’s friends come to his aid when his fear of public speaking stands between him and a coveted award, on THE BIG BANG THEORY.

Tonight at 10:00pm: When Horatio’s son Kyle returns from war, he seeks his father’s help to solve a murder, on CSI: MIAMI.

Then at 11:35pm on THE LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN: Actor Greg Kinnear; Lacey Brown, the latest contestant voted off “American Idol”; musical guest Michael Buble; a Top Ten List presented by CBS News’ “The Early Show” Anchor Harry Smith.

Monday’s Prime Time Buzz

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

Tonight at 8:00pm: After Barney and Robin hit a rough patch in their relationship, Lily devises the perfect plan to break them up, calling in help from Robin’s famous friend, Alan Thicke, on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER.

Tonight at 8:30pm: Audrey tries to make Jeff feel guilty for not telling her that his friend’s bachelor party in Atlantic City was cancelled; however, her plan backfires when Jeff discovers that Audrey is also being deceitful, on RULES OF ENGAGEMENT.

Tonight at 9:00pm: Charlie and Alan wake up together in bed with a strange woman, on TWO AND A HALF MEN.

Tonight at 9:30pm: While Sheldon settles a score with his nemesis, Wil Wheaton, Wolowitz begs Leonard to get Penny to set him up with one of her friends, on THE BIG BANG THEORY.

Tonight at 10:00pm: When the lab is attacked, Horatio must fulfill a gunman’s unique request in order to save five hostages, including new CSI Jesse Cardoza, on CSI: MIAMI.

Tonight at 11:35pm: Actress Jennifer Aniston and marine pollution expert Capt. Charles Moore, on THE LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN.

Tonight’s Prime Time Buzz

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

Tonight at 8:00pm: When Robin confesses that she is still angry with Barney for the way he handled their break-up, she enlists the help of Anita, a self-help author who plans to beat Barney at his own game, on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER.

Tonight at 8:30pm: When Jeff and Audrey switch sides of the bed, Jeff accidentally rolls over and clocks Audrey in the face, landing her in the hospital, on RULES OF ENGAGEMENT.

Tonight at 9:00pm: Charlie and Chelsea have a post-breakup one-night stand, on TWO AND A HALF MEN.

Tonight at 9:30pm: When the guys find a ring from “The Lord of the Rings” at a garage sale, it threatens to tear them apart, on THE BIG BANG THEORY.

Tonight at 10:00pm: The CSIs unravel a workplace murder mystery when a hated receptionist is murdered, on CSI: MIAMI.

Then on LETTERMAN: Talk show host Kelly Ripa; musical guests Lady Antebellum.