CBS Renews 14 Series Including 2 Comedies, 7 Dramas, 3 Unscripted and 2 Newsmagazines
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CBS has renewed the bulk of its primetime lineup, announcing the pickups of four comedies, nine dramas, three reality shows and two newsmagazines.
The comedy renewals include 2 Broke Girls and Mike and Molly, which join the previously picked up half-hours How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory.
On the drama side, the network has added additional seasons of NCIS: Los Angeles, Person of Interest, Elementary, Hawaii Five-0, The Mentalist, Blue Bloods and The Good Wife.
On the unscripted front, The Amazing Race, Survivor and Undercover Boss will also return. Newsmagazines 60 Minutes and 48 Hours will also be back.
For its part, negotiations are continuing with CBS and Warner Bros. Television for an 11th season of Two and a Half Men, for which all signs point to a likely return.
Not included in the early renewals are CSI: New York and Rules of Engagement or freshman dramas Golden Boy and Vegas. The former, which recently finished its ninth season on the network, saw ratings dip in its Friday hour this past year, averaging just a 1.4 rating with adults 18-49 and 9.6 million viewers. It remains robust for the night, however, trailing only Blue Bloods and NBC's Grimm in the key demo. CSI saw its Miami-based spinoff shutter last season.
As for the freshman, Vegas was recently displaced to Friday after a softer midseason performance on Tuesday nights. To date, it's averaging a 1.7 rating with adults 18-49 and 10.9 million viewers. The expensive production, a period piece starring Dennis Quaid, lost its demo edge early in the season. Golden Boy, CBS' only midseason debut, started stronger than its Tuesday time slot predecessor but recently hit a low of just a 1.4 rating with adults 18-49.
Rules, which is not expected to return as many of its core cast have already booked pilots in first position, is averaging a 2.7 in the demo and 8.1 million viewers, with very low DVR growth (18 percent).