CBS Renews 18 Shows
CBS announced today that it has renewed 18 of its shows for the 2012-2013 TV season. But there are a few notable exclusions from this blanket renewal…
The renewed comedies are “Broke Girls” and “Mike & Molly.” “How I Met Your Mother” and “The Big Bang Theory” had already been renewed.
The announcement also said that CBS and Warner Bros. are in “preliminary discussions” about future seasons for “Two and a Half Men.”
Returning reality series will be “The Amazing Race,” “Undercover Boss” and the previously renewed “Survivor.”
“60 Minutes” and “48 Hours Mystery” will also be back next season.
Absent from the renewal list were the new dramas, “Unforgettable” and “A Gifted Man.” “Man” is probably history, but I’m thinking there’s still a slim shot for “Unforgettable.” Veteran shows missing from the list are “CSI: Miami” and “CSI: NY.” I think they both could be in serious trouble—especially the NY edition.
Absent from the comedies list was the new comedy, “Rob,” which the critics despise, but has done decently in the ratings. And no surprise, “Rules of Engagement” is not on the list either. Who knows what CBS will do with it…
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