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:

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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

CBS: four-for-four, five-for-five

CBS finished the first four weeks of the new season at the top of the ratings heap in demos, and now all five of its freshmen series have received full-season orders.

That’s a significant development these days, in a TV landscape in which some lower-rated shows never even see a second episode.

“Everything has clicked so far this year — from development in January, to scheduling in May, to production over the summer, to marketing and publicity in the fall,” said Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment.  “It’s all testimony to the executives in our halls who remain restless for more success, and the amazing creative talent on our sets who continue to deliver the goods.”

HAWAII FIVE-0, television’s #1 new series, has won its Monday night time period in key demographics every week this season as well as four weeks in viewers. HAWAII FIVE-0 is averaging 14.15 million viewers and also ranks as the #1 DVR’d program on television.

BLUE BLOODS, the #2 new series, is Friday’s top program in viewers and adults 18-49, winning its time period in viewers and key demographics every week this season.

THE DEFENDERS, the #3 new drama on television, is averaging 11.33 million viewers.

MIKE & MOLLY, the #1 new comedy in viewers and key demographics, is averaging 12.27 million viewers in its highly competitive Monday night time period.

$#*! MY DAD SAYS ranks as the second highest rated new comedy in both viewers and adults 18-49, averaging 11.31 million viewers.

NYT: CBS ‘on a roll’ in new season

CBS is a network that’s on a roll.

That’s according to a recent article over at the New York Times.  Here at Live 5 WCSC, a longtime CBS affiliate, we’re happy to agree with that.  But you probably already assumed that.

“So far, CBS has managed to avoid, on every night, across every hour of prime time, the kind of failure that has visited all of its main competitors,” the article begins.

But what’s really interesting, it adds, is that Continue reading

Preview CBS Fall Shows at live5news.com

You don’t have to wait until the summer to start seeing previews for the new shows CBS announced as part of its fall lineup.  You can see a sneak peek right now, by logging on to our homepage, live5news.com.

Look for the “Watch CBS Shows” link on the top navbar:

Click that, and you’ll see our video player, where you can watch the previews of the new shows, like HAWAII FIVE-O, along with other CBS shows and even some classic shows like THE TWILIGHT ZONE.

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