Still a broadcast rating juggernaut, CBS could make the argument more than most for extending or cutting short its most recognizable hits, and with TCA putting the Eye in the limelight, CBS has good news and bad. We may not have to worry about The Big Bang Theory returning after next season, while Mike & Molly’s closure is official, and both The Good Wife and Person of interest get dubious futures.
Mike & Molly
Die-hard fans of CBS’ Mike & Molly not withstanding, many wondered how long the series could keep Melissa McCarthy to a series regular commitment, given her full-fledged movie career. That question may have answered itself however, as a series star claims that CBS halved the Season 6 order, with intent to cancel Mike & Molly thereafter.
It’s only Monday, meaning if you’re already tired of the many 2015 Upfront renewals, cancellations and pickups, CBS is not for you. The eye network has given pickup orders to over a dozen of its existing series, including The Good Wife, Elementary, The Odd Couple, and telling move for CSI’s Cyber spinoff.
HBO surprised the TV world yesterday with the announcement of a standalone streaming option for the reclusive network, but it isn't the only TV giant looking to secure a streaming future. CBS has announced (and launched) its own pay-service to give non-cable users access to their library of content, calling the new innovation "CBS Access."
Among the last, but certainly not least, the eye network CBS has officially gotten in on the Upfront 2014 game by releasing their schedule for the fall, and full trailers for the newest series. Few major surprises (minus that 'How I Met Your Dad' pass), but take a look at the future of CBS with new trailers for Halle Berry's 'Extant,' sporting family sitcom 'The McCarthys' and more!
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?
Boy, that Jerry O'Connell just can't catch a break. After ABC had the unfortunate honor of fall 2013's first cancellation in 'Lucky' 7,' CBS is bringing up the rear with its fall-flat comedy 'We Are Men.' Pulled after two episodes, the show -- which starred Kal Penn, Tony Shalhoub and O'Connell -- will fortunately bring about the November return of 'Mike & Molly,' which had previously been absent from CBS's immediate lineup.
Last week, CBS opted to postpone airing its 'Mike & Molly' third season finale episode "Windy City," whose tornado-themed content was deemed insensitive in the wake of the disasters befalling the state of Oklahoma. Now, the eye network has rescheduled the finale episode for this upcoming Thursday, but will anything change about the content?
Earlier in the broadcast year CBS implied on a number of occasions that their 2013-2014 lineup would remain relatively consistent given their strong performances across the board, and today that proves to be true. The indomitable eye network has announced the renewals of 18 major series, including dramas, comedies and unscripted fare, but which major series were left off the list? Find out who's in and who's out at CBS inside!
Whether we like them or not, there's no denying that Chuck Lorre sitcoms like 'Two and Half Men,' 'The Big Bang Theory' and 'Mike & Molly' dominate in the ratings, and in some cases, awards. 'Two and a Half Men' however might not continue on past...