CBS Renews 18 Prime-Time Shows, Cancels 'Crazy Ones,' 'Intelligence'

CBS has long touted its consistency for TV advertisers, and for next season, it will prove that again with the network renewing a whopping 18 prime-time shows for the 2014-2015 year.

This includes “NCIS,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “Person of Interest,” “CSI,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “Blue Bloods,” “Criminal Minds,” “Elementary” and “The Good Wife” -- as well as comedies “2 Broke Girls,” “Mike & Molly” and “Two and a Half Men.” Two rookie comedies also made the cut -- “The Millers” and “Mom.”

Reality shows that are coming back include “The Amazing Race,” “Undercover Boss,”  “60 Minutes” and “48 hours.”
Earlier in the week, CBS’ best-rated prime-time show, “The Big Bang Theory,” grabbed a eye-opening three-year renewal order. “Survivor” was given an early renewal for 2014-2015, as well.

Which shows did not make the current renewal list? Three rookie shows: comedy “The Crazy Ones,” featuring Robin Williams; drama “Intelligence” and limited series “Hostages.” Long-time veteran drama “The Mentalist” was not included in this announcement.

Next year, CBS has the added scheduling squeeze of fitting in some early-season NFL “Thursday Night Football” for eight nights. That will mean a shift of some programming, including probably sending “Big Bang Theory,” temporarily, to its once familiar night on Monday.

Earlier this week at an investor conference Les Moonves, president/chief executive officer of CBS Corp., said prime-time slots will again be tight -- there may be only room for two new dramas and two new comedies for next season.
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1 comment about "CBS Renews 18 Prime-Time Shows, Cancels 'Crazy Ones,' 'Intelligence'".
  1. Debbie Calvert from MyOwn , April 17, 2014 at 9:13 p.m.
    I cannot believe your going to cancel the Crazy Ones OR Intelligence!!!!!!!!! I'm so disappointed. These two shows have never let me down. I love them. Why do you cancel shows that are so good and keep stupid shows like Amazing Race? Really?