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CBS Announces 18 Series Renewals

11 Other eye Net Series Waiting Word on Their Fates

Following the recent two season pick-up for “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS has confirmed 17 other series returning in 2017-18. The breakdown is six comedies, nine dramas, one reality series, and two newsmagazines. And they are, in alphabetical order, “Blue Bloods,” “Bull,” “Hawaii Five-O,” “Kevin Can Wait,” “Life in Pieces,” “MacGyver,” “Madam Secretary,” “Man With a Plan,” “Mom,” “NCIS,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” “Scorpion,” “Superior Donuts,” “Survivor,” “48 Hours” and “60 Minutes.”

Missing from the CBS renewal list is ‘The Amazing Race,” “Code Black,” “Criminal Minds,” “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders,” “Elementary,” “The Great Indoors,” “Hunted,” “The Odd Couple,” “2 Broke Girls,” and, of course, “Ransom” and “Training Day.” Of these current on-the-fencers, “Code Black” and “Criminal Minds” seem the most likely to also be picked up.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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      • What you said is what is sad about the way the networks now think. They’re keeping bad shows with bad ratings because they “could do worse”.

        There was once, not so long ago, American networks who were obsessed with finding new smash hits…

        Now they try to reach the bottom after the competition. 🙁

  1. Since it’s owned by CBS and up to 38 episodes already, wouldn’t it make financial sense to toss “Odd Couple” a 22-episode season four order? Bring the total (final) episode count up to 60 and then sell the re-air rights to TV Land or POP or something.

    • It never made sense to keep making episodes of a show that’s not hitting with the audience.

      The people manning the stations in the syndication arm are screaming for product, but that’s part of the reason the networks are failing: they are keeping under-performers alive just to keep the syndication people employed selling shows that’ll never make money.

  2. What a disaster!!!

    Channing Dungey would not have done worse.

    Mass renewal of mostly failed shows.

    Next year will be more ratings pain for CBS.

  3. Ya’ll better renew my Elementary-.- I need my JOANLOCK DAMNN IT!!!!!!!!!!!