CBS Renews the Bulk of Its Prime-Time Lineup, All at Once — So Why Did a Few Shows Fail to Make the List?

Mar 27, 2013  •  Post A Comment

CBS has announced renewals for much of its prime-time lineup, including dramas, comedies and unscripted shows. Deadline.com reports that the bulk renewal keeps up the network’s tradition of renewing much of its programming in “one fell swoop.”

Deadline reports: “Demonstrating its signature stability, the network has picked up most of its current series for next season, with two major exceptions, veteran ‘Criminal Minds,’ which is in the midst of renegotiations with the cast, and freshman ‘Vegas,’ which will get a tryout on Friday later this spring.”

The report adds: “Renewed for next season are freshman drama ‘Elementary,’ critical darling ‘The Good Wife,’ comedies ‘2 Broke Girls’ and ‘Mike & Molly’ as well as drama procedurals ‘NCIS: LA,’ ‘Person Of Interest,’ ‘The Mentalist,’ ‘Hawaii Five-0’ and ‘Blue Bloods.’ The nine join previously renewed ‘The Big Bang Theory’ (part of a three-year pickup), ‘How I Met Your Mother’ for a final season, and veterans ‘NCIS’ and ‘CSI,’ picked up when their stars Mark Harmon and Ted Danson, respectively, re-upped their contracts.”

Negotiations continue between the network and Warner Bros. Television over a possible renewal for “Two and a Half Men,” the piece notes.

“Also picked up for next season are unscripted series ‘The Amazing Race,’ ‘Survivor’ and ‘Undercover Boss’ and newsmagazines ‘60 Minutes’ and ‘48 Hours,’” the report adds.

“Rules of Engagement” was not on the renewal list. “With the series recently hitting the 100 episode mark, the deals for the main cast up and most of them off to do pilots, it seems highly unlikely that ‘Rules’ would continue,” the piece notes.

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