22
Mar
2014
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The networks have gone full speed in announcing the season finales for this season, and things kick off on March 31.

Your DVRs are about to get a workout before they go silent for the summer. As any more are announced, I’ll be updating this page, so you may want to bookmark it for future reference.

  • The 100 – June 11
  • 2 Broke Girls – May 5
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – May 13
  • The Amazing Race – May 18
  • America’s Funniest Home Videos – May 18
  • American Dad – May 18
  • American Idol – May 21
  • Arrow – May 14
  • The Blacklist – May 12
  • The Big Bang Theory – May 15
  • Blue Bloods – May 9
  • Bob’s Burgers – May 18
  • Bones – May 12
  • Castle – May 12
  • Chicago Fire – May 13
  • Chicago P.D. – May 21
  • Community – April 17
  • Cosmos – June 8
  • The Crazy Ones – April 17
  • Criminal Minds – May 14
  • CSI – May 7
  • Dancing With the Stars – May 20
  • Elementary – May 15
  • Family Guy – May 18
  • The Following – April 28
  • Glee – May 13
  • The Goldbergs – May 13
  • The Good Wife – May 18
  • Grey’s Anatomy – May 15
  • Grimm – May 16
  • Hannibal – May 23
  • Hart of Dixie – May 16
  • Hawaii Five-0 – May 9
  • How I Met Your Mother – March 31
  • Intelligence – March 31
  • Last Man Standing – April 25
  • Law and Order: SVU – May 21
  • The Mentalist – May 18
  • The Middle – May 21
  • Mike & Molly – May 19
  • The Millers – May 15
  • The Mindy Project – May 6
  • Mixology – May 21
  • Modern Family – May 21
  • Mom – April 14
  • Nashville – May 14
  • NCIS – May 13
  • NCIS: Los Angeles – May 13
  • The Neighbors – April 11
  • New Girl – May 6
  • Once Upon a Time – May 11
  • Once Upon a Time in Wonderland – April 3
  • The Originals – May 13
  • Parenthood – April 17
  • Parks and Recreation – April 24
  • Person of Interest – May 13
  • Raising Hope – April 4
  • Reign – May 15
  • Resurrection – May 4
  • Revenge – May 11
  • Revolution – May 14
  • Scandal – April 17
  • Shark Tank – May 16
  • The Simpsons – May 18
  • Star-Crossed – May 12
  • Suburgatory – May 14
  • Supernatural = May 20
  • Surviving Jack – May 15
  • Survivor – May 21
  • The Tomorrow People – May 5
  • Trophy Wife – May 13
  • Two and a Half Men – May 8
  • The Vampire Diaries – May 15
  • The Voice – May 20

14
Mar
2014

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CBS went a little nuts on Thursday and opted to renew 18 of its programs in one massive swoop.

The eyeball network isn’t messing with its formula for success it seems and is going to rely very heavily on returning favorites for its line-up next season.

  • 2 Broke Girls
  • 48 Hours
  • 60 Minutes
  • The Amazing Race
  • Blue Bloods
  • Criminal Minds
  • CSI
  • Elementary
  • The Good Wife
  • Hawaii Five-O
  • Mike & Molly
  • The Millers
  • Mom
  • NCIS
  • NCIS: Los Angeles
  • Person of Interest
  • Two and a Half Men
  • Undercover Boss

Don’t fret, The Big Bang Theory was picked up on Wednesday… for three seasons. Yep. It’s here until its 10th season for sure.

While it’s always nice to see your favorites returning to the air, this is such a large pick-up of current shows, it makes you wonder if they will be trying anything new next year or not. Sure it’s nice to have so many successes to your name, but with shows like Two and a Half Men entering its 12th season, you have to start grooming more successors.

We’re in the heart of renewal time, folks. Expect a lot more announcements in the coming days.

CBS ANNOUNCES RENEWALS FOR 18 PRIMETIME SHOWS FOR NEXT SEASON

Combined With Two Previously Announced Renewals, Network Has Now Picked Up 20 Returning Series for 2014-2015

Returning Series Will Include the #1 Drama, #1 Comedy, #1 New Comedy and #1 News Program

CBS, America’s most-watched network, today announced pick-ups for 18 series for next season. Combined with its previously announced pick-ups, CBS has now renewed 20 returning series for the 2014-2015 season, encompassing 17 hours of primetime programming.

“The best way to launch new shows in the fall and throughout the season is to surround them with a strong and stable lineup of successful series,” said Nina Tassler, Chairman of CBS Entertainment. “The shows we’re picking up today cut across every night of the week and feature genre leaders, time-period winners and the most-watched shows on broadcast television.”

The 18 series renewed today comprise 15.5 hours of CBS’s weekly primetime schedule and include nine dramas, five comedies, two reality series and two news programs.

The nine dramas picked up are: NCIS, television’s #1 drama/scripted program for the fifth consecutive year; NCIS: LOS ANGELES, the #2 drama for the fourth straight year; time-period winners PERSON OF INTEREST, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, HAWAII FIVE-0 and BLUE BLOODS; as well as CRIMINAL MINDS, ELEMENTARY and the acclaimed drama THE GOOD WIFE.

The renewed comedies are 2 BROKE GIRLS, THE MILLERS, which is the #1 freshman comedy of the 2013-2014 season, MIKE & MOLLY, MOM and the long-running hit TWO AND A HALF MEN.

In alternative programming, the Network announced pick-ups for its Emmy Award-winning reality series THE AMAZING RACE and UNDERCOVER BOSS.

Finally, in news, CBS will return 60 MINUTES, television’s #1 news program for more than four decades, and 48 HOURS, Saturday’s #1 non-sports program.

In addition to these 18 series, CBS yesterday announced a three-year broadcast deal for THE BIG BANG THEORY. Previously, the Network announced two more editions of the reality series SURVIVOR for next season.

Season-to-date, CBS is television’s #1 network in viewers for the 11th time in 12 years, averaging 10.84 million viewers.

22
Mar
2012

CBS logoIt’s that time of year where all of the broadcast network shows start wrapping up everything for another season.

CBS is the first to let us know when our favorite shows will be saying so long for their summer breaks.

  • 2 Broke Girls – May 7 (one hour)
  • The Amazing Race – May 6 (two hours)
  • The Big Bang Theory – May 10
  • Blue Bloods – May 11
  • Criminal Minds – May 16 (two hours)
  • CSI – May 9
  • CSI Miami – April 8
  • CSI: NY – May 11
  • The Good Wife – April 29
  • Hawaii Five-0 – May 14
  • How I Met Your Mother – May 14 (one hour)
  • The Mentalist – May 17
  • Mike & Molly – May 14
  • NCIS – May 15
  • NCIS: Los Angeles – May 15 (two hours)
  • Person of Interest – May 17
  • Rules of Engagement – May 17
  • Survivor – May 13 (two hours with one hour reunion show)
  • Two and a Half Men – May 14
  • Undercover Boss – May 11
  • Unforgettable – May 8

CBS is wasting no time this year with keeping everyone in the loop and has also announced 18 shows already that are coming back for the 2012-2013 season. Not quite sure why the eyeball network is so on top of things this year, but more power to them.

14
Mar
2012

CBS logoCBS 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
  • CSI
  • The Good Wife
  • Hawaii Five-0
  • How I Met Your Mother (multi-year)
  • The Mentalist
  • Mike & Molly
  • NCIS
  • NCIS: Los Angeles
  • Person of Interest
  • Survivor
  • 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.

14
Jun
2007

It would seem the creator of Two and a Half Men, Chuck Lorre, wants to trade writers with CSI exec producer Carol Mendelsohn for one episode. CBS hasn’t signed off on the idea yet, but it is being discussed for the upcoming seasons for both shows.

I just don’t get this. I can see the CSI episode maybe working, depending on how silly they go, but on Two and a Half Men, you can’t really do a half hour drama, and comedy is actually more difficult to write than drama. I don’t really see this bumping ratings up much, if at all, but it has the potential to be a giant disaster fairly easily.

Next up? The Deadliest Catch and American Chopper… watch as the Orange County Chopper guys try to design a better crab pot while the crab boat guys drop motorcycles in icy ocean waters!