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.


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.

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no-ordinary-family-michael-chiklisTV Guide has released a scorecard for which TV shows are renewed, likely to return and on the bubble for the Fall 2011 season.

Overall there aren’t a whole lot of surprises on here, but there are some head scratchers also.  For instance, don’t take the Two and a Half Men renewal too seriously as it has been reported the show will be axed should Charlie Sheen fail to return from his current stint in rehab.  Or CSI:NY for instance.   My gut feeling is even though it isn’t looking healthy, if CBS wants to keep the other two, they have to take the third in a packaged deal.

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.

30 Rock (NBC)
American Dad (Fox)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
The Cleveland Show (Fox)
Cougar Town (ABC)
Family Guy (Fox)
Glee (Fox)
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
The Middle (ABC)
Modern Family (ABC)
Private Practice (ABC)
Raising Hope (Fox)
The Simpsons (Fox)
Two and a Half Men (CBS)

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: 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)

$#*! My Dad Says (CBS)
Better With You (ABC)
Bob’s Burgers (Fox)
Brothers & Sisters (ABC)
The Cape (NBC)
Chase (NBC)
Chuck (NBC)
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)

Friday Night Lights (NBC)
The Good Guys (Fox)
Medium (CBS)
Life Unexpected (CW)
Live to Dance (CBS)
Running Wilde (Fox)
Smallville (CW)

America’s Next Great Restaurant (NBC)
Body of Proof
Breaking In (Fox)
Chaos (CBS)
The Chicago Code
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)