In Depth

CBS Renews ‘Unit,’ ‘Mother,’ ‘Christine’; Cancels ‘Shark,’ ‘Moonlight’

CBS has given good news to bubble shows “The Unit,” “How I Met Your Mother” and “The New Adventures of Old Christine.”

All three shows have been renewed for next season, according to people familiar with the network’s decisions. There had been buzz about the “Unit” and “HIMYM” renewals, but CBS did not call producers until Tuesday afternoon to make things official.

Not returning, however: The James Woods drama “Shark,” which aired for two seasons. Also gone from CBS: Freshman drama “Moonlight,” which had been attracting a cult audience.

As for “Old Christine,” it’s been given a 22-episode order. That’s the first time in the show’s three-season life it’s been given a complete episodic load.

“The Unit,” “HIMYM” and “Shark” all are produced by 20th Century Fox TV, while Warner Bros. is behind “Old Christine.”