CBS announced yesterday that they were renewing 18 shows for the 2012 – 2013 season. Please note that this is a preliminary announcement, so just because you don’t see your favorite show, that’s not necessarily an indication that it won’t be renewed (A Gifted Man and Unforgettable, we’re looking at you.). The fate of the remaining shows in the CBS schedule will be determined no later than the May upfront network advertising events, which, of course, we will provide full coverage of. That being said, this incredibly early commitment to programming is a very positive sign for CBS and their confidence in their current lineup. See full press release below.
Via Press Release:
CBS ANNOUNCES RENEWALS FOR 18 PRIMETIME SHOWS FOR THE 2012-2013 SEASON
Renewals Showcase the Strength, Stability and Success of Television’s
In a move that renews a large portion of television’s #1 primetime lineup, CBS announced today it has picked up 18 returning series for the 2012-2013 broadcast season.
The renewals include four comedies, nine dramas, three reality series and two news magazines. The returning shows encompass every night of the week and every hour, many of which are #1 in their time period and some #1 on the entire night.
The renewed comedies include the previously announced multi-year pickups of How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory, the season’s #1 comedy and the first scripted program to top “American Idol” in viewers and adults 18-49; 2 Broke Girls, the season’s #1 new comedy in viewers and key demographics; and sophomore hit Mike & Molly.
Also in comedy, CBS and Warner Bros. Television are in preliminary discussions regarding future seasons for Two and a Half Men.
Renewed dramas are NCIS, television’s #1 drama/scripted program for the third consecutive year; NCIS: LOS ANGELES, the #2 drama for the second straight year; Hawaii Five-0, Criminal Minds, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, Person Of Interest, the #1 new series of the season, The Mentalist, Blue Bloods and the award-winning and critically acclaimed The Good Wife.
Among the Network’s returning reality series are The Amazing Race, Undercover Boss and the previously renewed SURVIVOR.
Television’s top newsmagazines, 60 Minutes and 48 Hours Mystery, will also return in the fall.
“This large-scale renewal is testimony to the strength, stability and success of a deep and diverse roster of top-rated programming,” said Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment. “It positions us for continued success next season and certainly creates an environment that will give our new shows the best possible chance to succeed.”
Season-to-date, CBS is first in viewers (12.13m) and adults 25-54 (4.1/10) and a strong second in adults 18-49 (3.1/08). The Network is posting across-the-board year-to-year growth, up +1% in viewers, +2% in adults 25-54 and +3% in adults 18-49.
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‘Person of Interest?” wow, didn’t see THAT coming. That has less interest to me than the “evil-prisoner-of-the-week” Alcatraz. Perhaps Alcatraz should have DONE something to make the mystery part of this a bit more up front and tantalizing … instead, poor Hugo is stuck digging through boxes and saving the day each week, with a disbelieving (and so-badly-acted) Aussie actor never understanding that, wow, the Doc is right…
But, glad to see NCIS is back … tho, IMO, since I DESPISE comedies, couldn’t care less about the renewal of any of those…
WOW, you mean they haven’t cancelled THE single best News Program running, “60 Minutes?” Guess they had to remain intelligent somewhere…
As always, THANKS for the update, Gents!
Connie, POI is great and it keeps getting better every week.
Hope to see Unforgettable & CSI:NY get picked up but…..thanks CBS for picking up the rest of my drama shows except you could’ve axed CSI It’s been blah since Bill Petersen left.
The CSI franchise has been on the decline for years. Word on the street is that two ofthem may be canceled, CSI and CSI:Miami.
Ted Denson brings a lot to the show he is so good for the show it s like that roll was made for him.
CSI is still OK. I still watch it. If Brass, Nick and Greg leave the show, I’ll stopp watching for sure.
LOVE Person of Interest and the Mentalist
Love POI, never got into The Mentalist but from what I’ve seen, I like it!
POI….best show on TV
Love POI. 🙂
I am so glad that CBS renewed “Blue Bloods”. This is a superb show with heart, and substance. Week after week Tom Selleck,Donnie Wahlberg,Bridgette Moynahan, Will Estes and Len Cariou display award winning acting. This show is very realistic, and the story lines each week are believable. What is so appealing is that eveyone plays their parts so well. They look like a family.
Kudos to the writers, and director! Mort Roberts KNUU RADIO
I DID’NT SEE C S I MAIMI UP THERE YOU CAIN’T TAKE THAT OFF THE AIR IT’S BETTER THAN THE C S I PUT IT BACK ON. I STAYED UP LATE ON SUNDAY JUST TO WATCH IT WHEN THE BALL GAMES RAN OVER.
I’m not CBS so it has nothing to do with me, regardless. CSI: Miami was canceled in May. Quality has nothing to do with renewal, viewership does and CSI: Miami didn’t make the cut.
Person of Interest is an awesome show. Thanks CBS for keeping it on. Also Criminal Minds keeps me on the edge of my chair.