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
The Big Bang Theory (multi-year)
The Good Wife
How I Met Your Mother (multi-year)
Mike & Molly
NCIS: Los Angeles
Person of Interest
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.
I will say this, as it stands now, it does not look like a whole lot will be changing for next year, so those currently prepping pilots for 2011, I wouldn’t get your hopes too high.
Here’s the complete list with each show’s current status.
RENEWED 30 Rock (NBC) American Dad (Fox) The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Castle (ABC) The Cleveland Show (Fox) Cougar Town (ABC) Family Guy (Fox) Glee (Fox) Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) The Middle (ABC) Modern Family (ABC) NCIS (CBS) Private Practice (ABC) Raising Hope (Fox) The Simpsons (Fox) Two and a Half Men (CBS)
LOOKING GOOD 90210 (CW) The Amazing Race (CBS) American Idol (Fox) America’s Next Top Model (CW) The Bachelor (ABC) The Biggest Loser (NBC) Blue Bloods (CBS) Bones (Fox) Celebrity Apprentice (NBC) Community (NBC) Criminal Minds (CBS) CSI (CBS) CSI: Miami (CBS) Dancing With the Stars (ABC) Desperate Housewives (ABC) Fringe (Fox) The Good Wife (CBS) Gossip Girl (CW) Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) Hellcats (CW) House (Fox) How I Met Your Mother (CBS) Law & Order: Los Angeles (NBC) Law & Order: SVU (NBC) The Mentalist (CBS) Mike & Molly (CBS) NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) The Office (NBC) Parenthood (NBC) Parks and Recreation (NBC) Supernatural (CW) Survivor (CBS) Undercover Boss (CBS) The Vampire Diaries (CW)
LOOKING NOT SO GOOD $#*! My Dad Says (CBS) Better With You (ABC) Bob’s Burgers (Fox) Brothers & Sisters (ABC) The Cape (NBC) Chase (NBC) Chuck (NBC) CSI: NY (CBS) The Defenders (CBS) Detroit 1-8-7 (ABC) The Event (NBC) Human Target (Fox) Lie to Me (Fox) Nikita (CW) No Ordinary Family (ABC) Off the Map (ABC) One Tree Hill (CW) Outsourced (NBC) Perfect Couples (NBC) Rules of Engagement (CBS) V (ABC)
CANCELED/ENDING Friday Night Lights (NBC) The Good Guys (Fox) Medium (CBS) Life Unexpected (CW) Live to Dance (CBS) Running Wilde (Fox) Smallville (CW)
MIDSEASON SHOWS/TOO SOON TO TELL America’s Next Great Restaurant (NBC)
Body of Proof (ABC) Breaking In (Fox) Chaos (CBS)
The Chicago Code (Fox) Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (CBS) Happy Endings (ABC) Harry’s Law (NBC) Mad Love (CBS) Mr. Sunshine (ABC) Perfect Couples (NBC) Shedding for the Wedding (CW) Traffic Light (Fox)