Year after year, this becomes almost painfully unsurprising. Following an impressive three-season renewal for CBS comedy juggernaut 'The Big Bang Theory,' the network granted an additional 18 renewals to its drama and comedy lineup for 2014-15, including (but not limited to) 'Two and a Half Men,' '2 Broke Girls,' 'Elementary,' 'NCIS' and 'The Good Wife.' So, who's missing?
Moving right along the major network pantheon, CBS is the latest to give out its lineup for fall 2013-2014 in advance of today's big Upfront presentation. No major shakeups, other than an expanded comedy block on Thursday nights and moves for both 'Person of Interest' and 'Hawaii Five-0,' but Chuck Lorre's 'Mike & Molly' will sit the fall out, while still producing a full season. Find out CBS' fall changes inside!
Many were disappointed to learn that Paget Brewster wouldn't be returning to 'Criminal Minds' as profiler Emily Prentiss, particularly after the show's seventh season had only just returned her to series regular status. Still, having been present since 'Criminal Minds' season 2, Paget Brewster certainly has big shoes for another to fill. Who do you think has the 'Big Love' to give?
Oh, Tricia Helfer. It doesn't matter what role she takes, be they world-ending cyborgs, or the partner of a canine detective (yeah, seriously, that's happening), networks know we'd watch her in anything because, well, look at her. Thus, for the first time in any of our lives, we might need to start watching 'Criminal Minds.'