CBS has announced its first round of pickups for next season, and it’s a sweeping announcement: The network has renewed 18 series, Businessweek reports.
The pickups are for four comedies, nine dramas, three reality shows and two news programs.
On the comedy side, the network renewed breakout comedy “2 Broke Girls” along with sophomore sitcom “Mike & Molly" and veterans "The Big Bang Theory" and "How I Met Your Mother." Conspicuously absent from the list is "Two and a Half Men," with the network saying it’s in "preliminary discussions" with Warner Bros. TV on the fate of the show.
Drama pickups are “Person of Interest,” “Blue Bloods,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “The Good Wife,” “NCIS,” “NCIS: LA,” “Criminal Minds,” “CSI” and “The Mentalist.”
Unscripted shows "Survivor," “The Amazing Race” and “Undercover Boss” were also picked up, as were news programs “60 Minutes” and “48 Hours Mystery.”
Said CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler: “This large-scale renewal is testimony to the strength, stability and success of a deep and diverse roster of top-rated programming. It positions us for continued success next season and certainly creates an environment that will give our new shows the best possible chance to succeed.”