CBS Renews Eleven Series Including ‘Blue Bloods,’ ‘Survivor’ and ‘Mom’

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In advance of unveiling its fall schedule at the upfronts in May, CBS Entertainment on Friday announced renewals for eleven more primetime series — a list that includes all the usual suspects among ongoing shows except “Criminal Minds.” Decisions on first-year series will be announced in the coming weeks.

The series announced to return are “Blue Bloods,” “Elementary,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “Madam Secretary,” “Mom,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” “Scorpion,” “2 Broke Girls,” “Survivor” and “The Amazing Race.”

They join the previously renewed “The Big Bang Theory” and “NCIS,” the network’s top-rated programs. Also as previously announced, “Mike & Molly,” “Person of Interest” and “The Good Wife” are ending after their current seasons wrap this spring.

None of the renewals is a real surprise, as each of the shows has played a role in the current success of CBS, which stands as primetime’s top-rated network in adults 18-49, 25-54 and total viewers. “Elementary” is the lowest-rated of the bunch, but it has been tasked with airing in the tough Sunday 10 p.m. timeslot.

The absence of “Criminal Minds” on the list shouldn’t be a cause of alarm for its fans, as the network likes to weigh all options as it pencils in its 2016-17 schedule plans. The show remains a strong performer, and its renewal for season 12 could be tied to the fate of spinoff “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders,” which has only aired two times.

The only other current non-rookie series that has yet to be renewed or canceled are “CSI: Cyber” and “The Odd Couple.” The former has concluded its second season, while the latter launches its sophomore season next month.

CBS will make decisions on its first-year series closer to the upfronts. At an investor conference in Florida earlier this month, CBS Corp. Leslie Moonves sounded bullish on the prospects of most of these rookies, which would mean good news for the likes of “Supergirl” and “Life in Pieces.”

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  1. Khalyill Kirby Smith says:

    Some network need to pick up Mike and Molly. I don’t get it. It’s one of the best shows on TV.

  2. Blue Bloods Boston would be a no brainer for CBS. Blue Bloods is one of the best TV series ever! It is right up there with Sopranos, Dexter and Breaking Bad but instead of being dark it is a beacon of light!

  3. Pamela Wyatt says:

    I am so glad that Blue Bloods, the NCIS shows and Hawaii 5-0 are being renewed for a new season. I get really dislike the reality shows and really enjoy real TV shows. I know they can’t last forever, but I hope they continue to renew. But if not, there are always re-runs. Thank you for renewing.

  4. Valarie says:

    Mom is a great show. They nail the reality of recovery. The humor is just what my life experience in recovery has been. (20 years) Lots of good laughs, friends and support through the good times and bad times. Chuck Lorre and his writers have created an entertaining show out of a topic few people will tackle. When her Mom gave her the money to help her go to college as an amend, it made me cry. Great little moments like that make this show a treasure.

    • Mary says:

      In regards to Valerie comment on mom. I love the show. My sister was in recovery 26 yrs. So much of the show reminds me of her. She made so many friends that helped her through the good times and bad. She passed away 4 yrs ago from cancer. I know she would have enjoyed this series. I was glad to see they renewed another season.

  5. Jack Bass says:

    Sadly, it’s all about demographics, and more specifically about age. If a show is popular with people over 35 then it’s not considered worthy of renewal. That’s why the sillier more sophomoric or the comic book type shows endure. The more sophisticated shows that appeal to the older crowd tend to get the ax as they don’t generate the ad revenue that the networks are looking for. We older folks just keep the purse strings too tight according to the people that monitor demographics.

  6. Robert says:

    How does a dismal show like 2 Broke Girls continue to get renewed?! The writing is hackish; sophomoric at best. SMH.

  7. Another Poster says:

    Person of Interest, (Warner Brothers owned), got better ratings in the Tues. night 10 PM time slot than Limitless. (CBS owned), which is not the list. CBS should give a Unforgettable, after the last minute save to Person of Intest. Thank you CBS for renewing all the programs that are on the last, and not making the fans waiting until May, as the network did in 2015; and renewing many of their favorites in March as they did in 2014, 2013, and 2012.

  8. EllenAce says:

    Love CBS! Something is afoot…Something isn’t right…This network, or Mr. Moonves, seems to be fixated on all sports centric programming. There’s even been a recent interview, where he mentioned a deal in the works for live streaming NCAA conference games on CBS All Access, in the not so distant future. That will definitely affect regular viewership, on the primary network itself. Plus, the recent NFL deal. It’s a lucrative market and perhaps he wants to become more competitive with cable. It’s just sad. I wish regular shows, including primetime, had the demo numbers to compete, but it’s just not there. I can’t. Maybe the shows that haven’t been renewed, won’t be and the landscape as we know it, is now changing. Moore has left Criminal Minds, Weatherly is leaving NCIS, and the Kings, along with my Margulies, are jumping ship, still connected with a future summer project, although very different from the soon to be ending, Good Wife. I’m really worried. Not good. My nerves are on “Probation” right now. Ugh! 😱

  9. debbie roy says:

    code black was not even mentioned. i love that show i hope it gets renewed

  10. But to b says:

    Super girl is supercrap!!! Over hyped unnecessary show to appease the ones who “need a women’s hero show”.

    At least mike and stupid Molly are done. She is exhausting. Unfunny and totally one dimensional.

    Moms- really ? Ana faris gets you excited ? Stop

  11. The Flash may not be able to save Supergirl for more than one episode......if that says:

    After all the non-stop, ad nauseam promotion of Supergirl and her rescue crossover episode with The Flash, one would think Greg Berlanti’s female hero folly would be renewed already, in spite of terrible ratings and an excessive budget. Guess not.

    It seems even CBS has its limits.

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