Criminal Minds, NCIS And A Ton Of Other Shows Have Been Renewed By CBS

It is finally the time of year when we learn whether or not our favorites will get axed, but luckily, CBS has just announced a slew of renewals for the 2015-2016 season. Go ahead and breath a sigh of relief, as this list is which is way friendlier than when the network cancelled newbies Stalker, Battle Creek and The McCarthys. Most of today’s big renewals have been expected, including programs like Survivor, NCIS: Los Angeles and more, but there are a few bubble shows on the list that are a pleasant surprise. Here’s the full list of 15 programs that will be coming back for 2015-2016:

48 Hours60 MinutesBlue BloodsCriminal MindsCSI: CyberElementaryHawaii Five-0NCISNCIS: Los AngelesPerson of InterestSurvivorThe Amazing Race The Good WifeThe Odd CoupleUndercover Boss

As noted prior, the list includes some shows that were a lock to come back next year, and some shows that saw waning ratings during the 2014-2015 TV season. We weren’t sure if, for instance, dramas Hawaii Five-0 or Elementary would be back, as their ratings were down this season. CSI: Cyber saw decently large audiences tune in after the drama premiered this winter, but the freshman drama wasn’t necessarily going to come back next season. Luckily for fans, it did get a pickup, ensuring the CSI franchise will live on.


Speaking of CSI, the one program that CBS is currently staying mum about right now is the procedural starring Ted Danson. A few days ago, reports indicated that CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is probably ending. Instead of just straight-up canceling the veteran program, CBS is looking into possibly giving the series a TV movie to wrap things up, or potentially filming a short episode order to give fans the ending the network feels the drama has deserved. It looks like CBS hasn’t decided or isn’t ready to reveal CSI’s fate quite yet.

If your favorite CBS shows are not mentioned on the above list or in the intro, that’s probably good news. CBS actually called a few renewals early this season for a few of the network’s big dramas and comedies. In addition to the 15 shows listed above, these programs will be back, as well.

2 Broke GirlsMadam SecretaryMike & MollyMomNCIS: New OrleansScorpionThe Big Bang Theory

You can take a look at everything that has been cancelled and renewed so far, here.

Jessica Rawden
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