If you watch any show on CBS, good news- you’ll probably be watching them next year.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the top- rated network has just renewed 11 of its programs: The Big Bang Theory, NCIS, Blue Bloods, Elementary, Hawaii Five-0, Madam Secretary, Mom, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Scorpion and 2 Broke Girls.
More of a CBS reality kind of guy/ girl? Don’t fret, though Survivor and The Amazing Race aren’t officially renewed yet, they are expected to return with their 29th and 33rd cycles (!!) respectively.
But wait- there’s more! Chances are looking good for CBS’s crop of first year shows this season- the family dramedy Life In Pieces, medical drama Code Black, procedural spin off Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, the latest addition to the DC television universe Supergirl and Limitless, that one about that movie with Bradley Cooper, now with 99% less Bradley Cooper.”We have five new shows on this year,” Moonves said at the Deutsche Bank 2016 Media, Internet and Telecom Conference , according to The Hollywood Reporter. “Of those five, I believe all five of them will be renewed, and we own four of them.”
But every network, even ratings conglomerates, have to say goodbye to some shows. It’s already been announced that The Good Wife, Mike & Molly and Person of Interest will be ending this season. The Good Wife’s end was announced via Super Bowl ad, undoubtedly bringing the mood down at many a Super Bowl party.
Still on the bubble are Criminal Minds, CBS’s recent Odd Couple reboot, and CSI: Cyber, the last remaining CSI series.
It seems if a CBS show can make it past one season, it’s solid for life. Most of the returning shows (Blue Bloods, Hawaii Five- O, and NCIS: Los Angeles) have been running for well over five years and even shows that may seem new, like, say, NCIS: New Oreleans is already in its third season.
With all the streaming, both illegal and of the Netflix varieties, CBS’s status as a network channel remains impressive. Moonves is confident, saying that the emerging online platforms “certainly isn’t affecting network advertising” and that CBS is “the best positioned media company in the world.”