CBS is really excited about early renewals this year. Following the announcement that a bunch of first season dramas will be returning to the schedule next year, CBS has moved on to renewing some fan favorites. Both Mike & Molly and the Anna Faris starrer Mom will be returning to the schedule next TV season.
Mom has been picked up for its third season on the network, while Mike & Molly will be returning to the schedule for its sixth. On the other hand, the trajectories of both shows have been wildly different this season. Mom was given a cushy slot as part of the network’s Thursday night comedy block. Mike & Molly on the other hand, didn’t hit the schedule until this winter, and was only trotted out when CBS decided to cancel The Millers. I guess it’s a testament to that series that it can premiere really late yet still perform well enough for CBS to order another round. The announcement doesn’t mention when Mike & Molly will return to the schedule next season, but fans shouldn’t be too worried, as it has performed decently wherever it is thrown on.
With the two renewals, Deadline is noting that all of the Chuck Lorre shows currently airing on CBS have been renewed for the 2015-2016 TV season. Last spring, The Big Bang Theory was actually re-upped for an additional three seasons, so not only will it be returning next TV season, we already know it will be returning for the season following, as well. In addition, Lorre also created Two and a Half Men, which only recently ended its run on CBS.
Besides joining The Big Bang Theory in the renewal lineup, CBS has also given renewal orders to the latest in the NCIS franchise, NCIS: New Orleans. In addition, Madame Secretary and Scorpion are both getting second seasons on the eye network. Faring less well is the previously aforementioned The Millers, along with new comedy The McCarthys. CBS has yet to make decisions on the likes of Elementary, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0 and Stalker.
Likely more renewal and cancellation orders will shake things up over the next couple of months. In the meantime, you can take a look at our full network rundown of full season pick-ups, cancelations and renewal orders.
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