CBS renews Blue Bloods, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-O and more
Story by Jack Foley
CBS has renewed several of its high-profile series, including Blue Bloods, The Good Wife and Hawaii Five-O.
However, it has yet to make a decision on Poppy Montgomery’s Unforgettable, whose futures remain uncertain. That show airs in the UK on Sky Living.
What’s more, discussions surrounding the future of Two and a Half Men are now under way.
In total, the network has picked up nine dramas, two comedies, two unscripted series and a pair of news magazines, which join previously announced renewals of The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother and Survivor.
Here’s what is coming back…
Blue Bloods: The Tom Selleck gets a third-season renewal having averaged 10.4 million total viewers in its sophomore season.
NCIS: A 10th season was inevitable given that it continues to be the No. 1 scripted show on US television, averaging 17.7 million viewers so far this season. The Mark Harmon drama recently marked its 200th episode.
NCIS: LA: The spin-off starring LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell will return for a fourth season having averaged 14.8 million during its third season.
Person of Interest: The freshman drama from executive producer J.J. Abrams – which has still to air in the UK at all – gets a second series after averaging 12 million total viewers. The series becomes the first Abrams vehicle to earn a second-season renewal since 2006-07’s What About Brian.
The Mentalist: The veteran procedural starring Simon Baker is averaging 12 million total viewers and gets a fifth season.
Criminal Minds: Now in its seventh season, the FBI drama is averaging 11.6 million viewers, although co-star Paget Brewster is set to leave the show at the end of the current season.
The Good Wife: The Julianna Margulies vehicle has been an awards magnet for the network and still manages to lure 10 million viewers in its third season. Matthew Perry has recently become a series regular.
Hawaii Five-0: The high octane cop drama is luring 9.8 million viewers and gets a third season.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: The long-lasting procedural will return for a 13th season, which now sees Ted Danson and Elisabeth Shue heading up the investigations. As of early March in the US, the series was averaging 10.6 million viewers. Decisions have yet to be taken on either CSI spin-off series, NY and Miami.
2 Broke Girls: The freshman comedy starring Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs (which has yet to make it to the UK) opened to a ratings windfall and still stands as the No. 1 freshman comedy, averaging 10.8 million total viewers. Hence, the second season!
Mike & Molly: Given that Melissa McCarthy is hot off her success on the big screen with Bridesmaids, the sitcom was always going to get a fourth season.
Also renewed: Undercover Boss, The Amazing Race, 60 Minutes &
48 Hours Mystery.