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. He 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 is ordering new seasons of two of its hit Sunday night reality shows, it announced Monday, as planning begins for the 2011-12 TV season.
Both THE AMAZING RACE and UNDERCOVER BOSS will be back next season.
In THE AMAZING RACE, teams race around the globe following clues that take them to exotic locations. Each week, the team in last place is eliminated. The first team to reach the finish line reaches the top prize of a million dollars. The show, hosted by Phil Keoghan, premiered in 2001 and is currently in its 18th “season.”
UNDERCOVER BOSS puts CEOs of companies in disguise, then sends them to work in their own factories and stores, so that the powers that be get a reality check about life at the bottom of their corporate totem pole. The show premiered in February of 2010.
When UNDERCOVER BOSS, one of the surprise hits of last season, returns this fall, it’ll already have four companies signed up for undercover missions.
In the show, top executives go undercover in their own companies, posing as new hires, to get an idea of what it’s really like for the employees. They also get to see firsthand how the decisions they make affect the real people working for them, and they meet the unsung heroes they might otherwise never notice.
The four companies are NASCAR, DirecTV, Chiquita Brands International, and Great Wolf Resorts.
UNDERCOVER BOSS was the #1 new series of the 2009-2010 season, averaging 17.7 million viewers. UNDERCOVER BOSS premiered following the Super Bowl to 38.7 million viewers, the largest audience for a new series following the Super Bowl. It also ranks as the biggest new series premiere since 1987 and the most-watched premiere episode of any reality series.
UNDERCOVER BOSS premieres in a special time period on Sunday, September 16th at 10:00pm on LIVE 5 WCSC, then moves to its regular time slot of Sundays at 9:00pm on October 3rd.
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.)