CBS Renews 18 Series, Including ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and ‘Big Bang Theory’
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!
No worries, loyal CBS viewers. Most of your favorite comedies and dramas aren't going anywhere just yet, as today CBS announced the renewals of 18 of its major series. On the comedy side of things (though some had earlier been announced), this includes additional seasons for 'How I Met Your Mother,' '2 Broke Girls,' 'The Big Bang Theory' and 'Mike & Molly.' An 11th season for 'Two and a Half Men' was not included among the renewals, given that negotiations between the cast are once again ongoing.
On the drama side, CBS declared renewals for 'NCIS: Los Angeles,' 'Hawaii Five-0,' 'The Mentalist,' 'Blue Bloods' and 'The Good Wife,' along with freshman dramas 'Elementary,' and 'Person of Interest.' Not yet among the renewals were 'CSI: New York,' or either freshman drama 'Golden Boy' or 'Vegas.'
On the unscripted side, 'The Amazing Race,' 'Survivor' and 'Undercover Boss' will all return, while news programs '60 Minutes' and '48 Hours' will also be back. Finally, long-running comedy 'Rules of Engagement' was left off the renewals sheet, and isn't expected to return.
What say you? Did CBS make the right call renewing these series? Which should have been left off, and which deserve another shot? Give us your thoughts on CBS' early renewals in the comments!