CBS Announces Fall Series Renewals – Did Your Favorites Make the Cut?

Published 1 year ago by , Updated March 27th, 2013 at 9:28 pm,

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Springtime means gradually warming temperatures, the return of green to the horizon, and the brutal period in which television networks decide which shows will live and which will die. Following nearly a full season’s worth of ratings (or already doomed early cancellations), the choices made by the Big Three are often less than surprising.

This is certainly the case with CBS, which has released its list of primetime series set for renewal. A few well-liked newcomers and plenty of mainstays are set to return to television for another run this autumn.

Deadline reports that CBS has announced the full lineup of narrative shows set to receive new episode orders. The list includes the Sherlock Holmes-in-America series Elementary and the consistently lauded legal drama The Good Wife. All of the renewed series are as follows:

Also included in the announcement was the renewal of CBS’s various reality and news programs, to absolutely no surprise. 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, The Amazing Race, Survivor, and Undercover Boss will all return to the airwaves this fall.

Notable exceptions do not appear on the above list. Perennial, long-running hits such as CSI and NCIS have already been confirmed to be returning for (completely unsurprising) new seasons. The Big Bang Theory is in the middle of its current three-year contract and How I Met Your Mother has stated that its next season will be its last.

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Also left out of the renewal list were the procedural favorite Criminal Minds and period crime drama Vegas. Facing dropping ratings, Vegas has been on hiatus and will return in a new timeslot (9 p.m. on Fridays) later in the spring to finish out its season. If the show manages to steady its ratings, it may see a last-minute reprieve and second-season order. That said, common wisdom states that Friday is the place straggling shows are sent to quietly die.

Criminal Minds is on steadier ground than Vegas, as the show’s production is simply renegotiating contracts with its principal stars. Unless something goes hideously wrong and a significant portion of the cast walks away from the series, it is very likely that Criminal Minds will return for another batch of episodes later this year.

The renewed lineup does little to shake up CBS’s current primetime paradigm of well-entrenched reality series, fan-favorite sitcoms, and often-quirky police procedurals. It will be more than interesting to see if Vegas – one of the more promising new properties on network television – can overcome its unfortunate new timeslot and survive the rest of 2013.


Source: Deadline

TAGS: 2 broke girls, blue, criminal minds, csi, elementary, how i met your mother, mike & molly, ncis, person of interest, survivor, the big bang theory, the good wife, the mentalist, vegas


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  1. Very glad about Elementary and Person of Interest making the cut. I hope Vegas will make it too, but that seems to be unlikely from what I’ve heard.

    • It is the money involved in making Vegas. Unlike the other shows, it is a period piece.

    • I hope Vegas stays too. Love the show and the stars. So sad that CSI New York doesn’t seem to be running anymore. Loved the show and cast.

  2. Person of Interest, one of the best TV shows out there right now.

  3. Only one on that list that im currently watching is Elementary. yeah, yeah its not as good as Sherlock. But its still pretty good and it will continue to keep me occupied for the 1.5 years in between Sherlock seasons and when/if the third Sherlock Holmes film get released.

    • You should really check out Person of Interest. It’s a freaking awesome show. One of my favorites, actually.

      I was very surprised about how much I enjoyed Elementary. Glad to see it’s coming back next year.

      • Im planning on it, but since ive missed the first 2 seasons or so, i figured i would just wait until its done with then just watch it all at once. unless i run out of other shows that i need to watch, then i will.

        but i still need to finish Stargate Atlantis and Universe, Terminator: The sarah connor chronicles and maybe the X-Files first. they are all on my “wish list” of shows to watch.

        • This show is probably going to be on for a long time, so I don’t think you should wait, also, I’ve watched all of Atlantis and Terminator, and while they’re good, just watch POI now, SO worth it!

        • The first season is already on dvd. Dunno if it’s in Netflix though but it’s worth checking out. The show runs a multiple arc which has it’s own big bad. Think of TDK + Burn Notice.

  4. Elementary is a great show I’m glad to see it staying on

  5. Person of Interest or The “other” Dark Knight is great. Jonathan Nolan has done extremely well!

  6. As long as Craig Ferguson is still on I’m okay.

    • Best Late Night talk show host, by FAR, IMO.

    • +1

  7. Wow I just realized that I don’t watch any show on CBS, except Craig Ferguson. However I might watch HIMYM again for old times sake, since its the last season.

  8. What about Blue Bloods? I love that show and I don’t see it on the list.

    • Its on the list.

  9. Omg how can they rrenew that mysoginist racist pile of crap two broke skanks

  10. Crossing my fingers for vegas and criminal minds.

  11. I’m happy CSI was renewed and I wish it goes on up to 20 seasons.

  12. Glad that Person Of Interest and The Mentalist made the cut especially since POI beat American Idol’s ratings more than once. With the news of it’s renewal, hope the folks behind Elementary start making it more serialize than episodic. Really like the characters, love the interaction but they really need a story arc to move the story along like The Mentalist/Luther.

    • +1

    • Basically this.

    • “With the news of it’s renewal, hope the folks behind Elementary start making it more serialize than episodic.”

      I really hope they don’t. I like Elementary, because I love to see how Sherlock solves cases. I absolutely have no interest in yet another story arc show that is all about the main characters themselves. That’s like going to a concert and instead of getting awesome music you have to listen to the band members talking about their problems for 3 hours. I don’t care about that stuff.

      • I totally agree with you. I love how Sherlock is solving crimes every episode. Also their is a story arc if u remember when he encountered the killer of Irene Adler and how Moriarty is behind it.

  13. Did two and a half men get canceled?

    • We can only hope.

      • Amen to that!!

    • As of now, no. They are currently in contract negotiations with the actors

  14. Wow!
    CBS seems to be the prime repository of rubbish programs.

  15. Pulling for Vegas and Golden Boy.

  16. CBS what are you thinking getting rid of Vegas and Golden Boy! We love them both. You keep 2 Broke Girls and get rid of the good ones! Crazy!

    • I agree w/you

  17. I am most disappointed that CSI-NY & BODY OF PROOF have been cancelled, There are shows that have been renewed which cannot compare to the above mentioned:(:(

  18. Elementary… boring…..
    Sad to lose Criminal Minds a favorite of mine.

  19. Sorry to hear about cutting two of my wife and I’s favorite shows–
    Vegas and Golden Boy.

    • My husband loves Vegas. If the CBS would at least put back on Vegas, I would be guarantee a very happy husband.:)

  20. Please don’t cancel VEGAS. It is right up there with CSI and NCIS as one of my all time favorites.

    • I agree….It would be nice for CBS to listen to their patrons.

  21. I want another season of Criminal Minds!!! Who should I suggest this thought to… Bring it back, I want it now…

  22. The difference from the post of over 5 months age seem to have changed. Mike and Molly may not return, and I do not see Vegas. If CBS cares as much as they say, then may be they should look at the working class, who watch evening entertainment. Hope CBS does not continue to remove their programs which have proven to be entertaining.

  23. If I grip about taking off my shows I guess I should give Kudos for those that made it, Big Bang Theory, NCIS, NCIS LA, Mentalist, Persons of Interest.

  24. Its a shame you didn’t renew Golden Boy, was a good show it will ne missed. Also Vegas and Criminal minds are 2 other shows that should be reinstated

  25. Person of interest…best show ever
    I don’t miss any reruns
    Looking forward to Sara Shahi joing the cast

  26. Why was Gooden boy cancelled?

  27. Why was Golden boy cancelled?

  28. Can’t wait to see criminal minds ( great show)

  29. PLEASE, PLEASE bring back Vegas!!!!

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