CBS has decided to end some of the annual “will it be renewed?” guessing game a bit early this year.
It’s always a fun time of year when you start wondering if your favorite shows will be on the air the following season, but CBS has already opted to end some of your pain. Today the network went ahead and picked up 18 shows, even giving some of them multi-year orders. Those returning for the 2012-2013 season are:
- 2 Broke Girls
- 48 Hours Mystery
- 60 Minutes
- Amazing Race
- The Big Bang Theory (multi-year)
- Blue Bloods
- Criminal Minds
- The Good Wife
- Hawaii Five-0
- How I Met Your Mother (multi-year)
- The Mentalist
- Mike & Molly
- NCIS: Los Angeles
- Person of Interest
- Undercover Boss
Two and a Half Men is in “preliminary discussions,” and no decisions have been made yet on CSI:NY, CSI: Miami, Unforgettable and A Gifted Man.
Seeing as CBS is sitting pretty as the top rated network, it isn’t too surprising that the network plans to keep the vast majority of its shows going for another season. Why mess with success? Of course, as NBC learned after its dominance in the 80s and 90s, if you don’t start cultivating some fresh shows, you find yourself with no hits when those old race horses go out to pasture.
Stay tuned through out the spring for all of the renewals, cancellations and what new abominations the networks will try to keep us watching.