CBS Renews 18 Shows, Including ‘Big Bang Theory’, ‘The Mentalist’ and ‘Good Wife’

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The TV series’ renewal season has been kicked into gear by Fox a few weeks back and now it’s time for CBS to start sketching out the network’s near future. To be fair, CBS already handed out early renewals to four shows, but now 14 names are added to the list, so we can say this is the year’s first proper announcement of this kind.

Aside from Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, NCIS and CSI, whose futures were decided earlier, NCIS: Los Angeles, Blue Bloods, Elementary, The Good Wife, The Mentalist, Hawaii Five-0, Person of Interest, 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly, The Amazing Race, Survivor, Undercover Boss, 60 Minutes and 48 Hours have all gotten two thumbs up for their hard work towards putting CBS once again in front of the competition.

We can’t say we’re shocked about the extensions received by any of these shows, as they’ve all proven themselves popular to audiences and/or critics during the last months.

What could come as a surprise are the names not on the list, which include veterans like Criminal Minds, Two and a Half Men, CSI: NY and Rules of Engagement, but also fairly promising new shows such as Golden Boy and Vegas.

Out of the six, CBS is definitely looking to extend Criminal Minds and Two and a Half Men, but negotiations with the stars are not yet closed. Meanwhile, CSI: NY and Vegas have slim chances to continue on the air, while Rules of Engagement is, as always, an unpredictable dark horse. Finally, it’s way too early to talk about Golden Boy‘s fate, as the pilot has only aired last month.

Via [TVLine]

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