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CBS Renews 18 of the Most-Watched Shows Even If Critics Hate Them

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Love ‘em or hate ‘em, there’s no denying that CBS is the most-watched network out these days, with their plethora of unforgettable programming like ’2 Broke Girls,’ and…well, ‘Unforgettable.’  So it should come as no surprise that when CBS looks to announce their 2012-2013 lineup, they’re going to go big.

While earlier today the news broke that sophomore drama ‘Blue Bloods’ would be back for a third season, network giant CBS went ahead and announced as many as possible of its renewals, eighteen confirmed in total. Already confirmed for multiple season renewals were powerhouse comedies ‘How I Met Your Mother,’ ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ as well as long-running reality series ‘Survivor.’  ‘Two and a Half Men‘ has not yet been picked up for a tenth season, though the network is in “preliminary discussions” with series creator Chuck Lorre, who confidently believes everyone of the current cast should re-sign before any deal is struck.

The slate sees season 2 pickup renewals for freshman efforts ‘Person of Interest’ and the critically maligned ’2 Broke Girls,’ as well as a fourth season for acclaimed Julianna Margulies drama ‘The Good Wife.’  Notably absent from the mix, however,  are either veteran drama ‘CSI: NY’ or ‘CSI: Miami,’ or the somewhat inconsistent ‘Rules of Engagement.’

‘Unforgettable,’ ‘A Gifted’ Man,’ and ‘Rob’ have also yet to be renewed, though we remind you these are early renewals, and no other network has come forward with a list of this magnitude .  Says CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler, “This large-scale renewal is testimony to the strength, stability and success of a deep and diverse roster of top-rated programming. 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.”

The full renewal slate, courtesy of TVLine:

Comedy
2 Broke Girls
The Big Bang Theory
How I Met Your Mother
Mike & Molly

Drama
Blue Bloods
Criminal Minds
CSI
The Good Wife
Hawaii Five-0
The Mentalist
NCIS
NCIS: Los Angeles
Person of Interest

Other
48 Hours Mystery
60 Minutes
The Amazing Race
Survivor
Undercover Boss

Well, at least some shows worth renewal got their just due, even if they’re getting a bit long in the tooth.  And remember, we live in a world where ’2 Broke Girls’ was renewed for a second season.  That can’t un-happen.

What say you, CBS fans?  Did any of the eighteen renewed shows deserve the axe?  Which of the un-renewed would you most like to see come back, or put in a hole?  Give us your picks for these and the other networks in the comments below!

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