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?

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Letterman Reveals Blackmail Plot

Viewers who tuned in to Thursday night’s episode of THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN heard the host reveal details of a personal story that was far from funny.

Letterman acknowledged having had sexual relationships with some female staffers on his show and then claimed that he had been the target of an extortion plot.

At first, it seemed like an elaborate setup to what must be a huge punchline. But as the details emerged, it became clear that the host, despite his humorous telling of the events, was serious.

Letterman said he had found a package in his car containing a letter from someone he didn’t identify. Letterman said the letter read, in part, “I know that you do some terrible, terrible things and that I can prove you do some terrible things.”

CBS News is now reporting that the man arrested in connection with the extortion plot is a veteran producer with 48 HOURS.

A network spokesman said CBS is cooperating fully with the authorities and the employee has been suspended pending the results of the investigation. The network added no further comments, stating it believes Letterman’s comments speak for themselves.

CBS has posted more details about the story and the investigation, as well as video of Letterman’s announcement from Thursday night’s show. View it here at CBSNews.com.

Something’s New at CBS News

CBS News today unveiled the next generation of CBSNews.com, a brand new redesign of its Web site that lets readers dig deeper into the stories that impact the world with 24-hour access to news, videos and photos. The new CBSNews.com offers a completely new look and feel, more original and exclusive content from CBS News, columnists and content partners, enhanced destinations for each of its award-winning news programs, and access to live coverage of breaking news and special events.

“CBS News has always been a leader in innovating electronic journalism. This redesign makes exclusive new content available and makes all our content more accessible than ever,” said Sean McManus, President, CBS News and Sports. “Working together with CBS News broadcast television and radio, CBSNews.com will be a 24-hour pipeline for CBS News’ content to reach millions of people, anywhere, anytime.”

The CBSNews.com home page now features a visual carousel of the day’s top stories, with the latest, most significant and most popular headlines prominently featured. From the home page, users can easily access the site’s original content.  Read more about what’s new after the jump:   Continue reading

Kidnap Victim Tells His Survivor’s Story

“There wasn’t a day when I didn’t think he was just gonna kill me,” Shawn Hornbeck says of his four-and-a-half year ordeal as a kidnapping victim.

48_Hours_MysteryHis story airs on a special 48 HOURS MYSTERY, tonight on LIVE 5 WCSC.

It began in October, 2002, when Hornbeck, 11, disappeared while out riding his new bike. Hornbeck says he suffered horrific abuses at the hands of his abductor until he was rescued by FBI agents in January 2007. In an exclusive interview with 48 HOURS MYSTERY correspondent Tory Roberts, Hornbeck speaks about what happened during the time he was missing.

“Nobody knows the real story except for me,” Hornbeck tells Roberts in the revealing interview. “[Sometimes] it seemed I was better off dead than living through that.”

Hornbeck describes what he endured during the years that he was missing – from the instant his abductor knocked him off his bike near his home to the moment he was rescued. His abductor told him at one point, “You were just in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

For years, Hornbeck lived every day fearing for his life, deciding to take on a life that was dictated to him, afraid to reveal his true identity to anyone, despite numerous opportunities to ask for help. Hornbeck even expresses the trepidation he felt when he first saw the FBI enter the front door. “I knew when they came in the door, it was either going to be something very good or very bad,” he says.

Troy Roberts reports on 48 HOURS MYSTERY: “Kidnapped: Shawn Hornbeck’s Incredible Story,” tonight at 10:00pm on LIVE 5 WCSC.