Fans have been waiting for CBS renewal of its shows. The network just announced 16 of its TV series will be coming back this year while the future of some shows hangs in the balance.
CBS renewed NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods, Life in Pieces, Madam Secretary, Mom, Scorpion, and Survivor. News magazines 48 Hours and 60 Minutes will come back as well.
Newcomers Michael Weatherly-starred Bull was also renewed for another season. Other first-year series such as Kevin Can Wait, MacGyver, Man with a Plan, and Superior Donuts are returning too. Early CBS renewal announcement included hit shows NCIS and The Big Bang Theory.
However, there are several fan-favorite shows that were not on the list of CBS renewal. Amongst these series are Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Elementary, and 2 Broke Girls. The Amazing Race, Code Black, The Great Indoors, The Odd Couple, Pure Genius, Ransom, and Training Day are also not on the list.
It is unclear at this time if these shows will be renewed or not. Keoghan told TV Guide:
“This is an opportunity for us to go on a new night — a big night for CBS. People keep asking me, ‘Is there going to be 30?’ And I say, ‘If the audience turns up and they watch the show … then we’ll be back.’ It’s as simple as that.”
TV Guide noted that Training Day has been transferred to Saturday timeslot following star Bill Paxton’s death recently. Pure Genius’ episode count had been trimmed and it is unlikely to return.
Chances of Criminal Minds and Elementary to be Renewed
There is still hope that Criminal Minds will be renewed for another season. Deadline noted that the long-running procedural drama was also left off on CBS’ list of early renewals for veteran shows last year.
This is because the network and ABC Studios, who co-produces the series, were negotiating a new licensing deal. It seems like this is also the case this year.
Although the show slid a little in viewership ratings, the show’s current season still averages 10.8 million viewers. The show’s adult 18-49 demographic number is at 2.4 percent.
Many linked the ratings drop to the exit of Shemar Moore in season 11 and Thomas Gibson the current installment. Moore earlier announced that he is coming back as a guest in season 12 finale.
As for Elementary, it has problems with numbers too. The show’s rating has further dropped in the Sunday 10 PM slot and recorded its lowest in the series history this season.
The show is currently in its fifth season. It stars Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson.
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