Yesterday, word broke that CBS had given a massive 3-season renewal to The Big Bang Theory. Today, good news has come down for eighteen -- yes, eighteen! -- other CBS series, including The Good Wife, NCIS, 2 Broke Girls and others. These aren't three-season renewals, but the network has ensured that a lot of their currently airing programs will be back on the air for the 2014-2015 season.
Here are the CBS shows that will be back next season:
The Big Bang Theory (previously announced)
Survivor (previously announced)
NCIS: Los Angeles
Person of Interest
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
The Good Wife
2 Broke Girls
Mike & Molly
Two and a Half Men
The Amazing Race
Seems like they've renewed everything, right? Not quite. The Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar freshman comedy The Crazy Ones isn't on the list, nor is the new drama Intelligence. The Mentalist's fate is also left uncertain. CBS could be waiting until they have a look at the pilots in contention at the network before they make any final decisions on the fate of those shows. New comedies Mom and The Millers both secured themselves sophomore runs, but most of the shows on the list are veteran series. Also left off the list were Summer shows like Under the Dome and Big Brother, but CBS tends to do those renewals separately, apart from the Fall/Spring series, so there's no reason to fret there, at least not yet. Also not included on the list is How I Met Your Mother, however it's been known for quite a while now that the series is on its final season, so that's no surprise.
In the announcement CBS released, Nina Tassler, Chairman of CBS Entertainment noted the benefit of a strong line-up of veteran shows as it relates to new series:
“The best way to launch new shows in the fall and throughout the season is to surround them with a strong and stable lineup of successful series. The shows we’re picking up today cut across every night of the week and feature genre leaders, time-period winners and the most-watched shows on broadcast television.”
CBS also has new comedies Friends with Better Lives and Bad Teacher on deck to premiere. Bad Teacher's set to arrive in April, and Friends with Better Lives airs March 31. Check out the trailer for that one below...