CBS is on a renewal spree right now. The eye network announced a couple of comedy show renewals this morning, and now has tacked on a third comedy that will definitely be returning next TV season. The Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs-starrer 2 Broke Girls is officially coming back for Season 5!
Now in its fourth season, Denning’s Max and Behrs’ Caroline have really started to save up for their cupcake business. They’ve had their ups and downs just like other seasons, but despite having to be bailed out of jail at one point, the tally for the cupcake business is going as steady as ever, thanks in part to a nice tip from the one and only Kim Kardashian.
The cupcake money is good (enough) and the ratings are pretty similar to what the show was doing at this point last year, making 2 Broke Girls a pretty safe bet for CBS. (Especially, taking into account the downward ratings trajectory of a lot of TV programs in recent memory.)
As Deadline has pointed out, all of the veteran comedies over at the network have officially been picked up at this point. Mike & Molly and Mom were both signed on earlier this week for new seasons. On top of that, The Big Bang Theory earned a mammoth renewal order for three more seasons last spring, which means we already know two more seasons will be coming after Season 8 wraps up.
So, what’s left to renew on CBS? Well, a lot of dramas, as freshman shows NCIS: New Orleans, Scorpion, and Madame Secretary are the only dramas that have been picked up for next TV season. In addition, CBS has given us nary a peep regarding the new—and well-rated--sitcom The Odd Couple, which stars Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon. On the opposite end of the spectrum, The McCarthys has already been pulled from the schedule and is effectively canceled, although CBS isn’t saying anything about that comedy’s fate, either.
In the meantime, at least we’ll for sure get to see Max and Caroline get up to more shenanigans on Monday nights, although I will say I could probably do without another Kim Kardashian guest stint in the future. 2 Broke Girls is currently airing its fourth season. Catch new episodes on CBS on Monday nights at 8 p.m. ET.