CBS is looking to dominate the airwaves again in the 2014-2015 season with its renewals and pilots. The network has announced early renewals for a colossal 18 series after picking up “The Big Bang Theory” for a three season renewal. The network also renewed “Survivor.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS’s 20-show slate includes comedies “2 Broke Girls,” “Mike & Molly,” and “Two and a Half Men,” as well as new comedies “The Millers” and “Mom.” As for dramas, CBS has renewed “NCIS,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “Person of Interest,” “CSI,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “Blue Bloods,” “Criminal Minds,” “Elementary” and “The Good Wife.”
Reality TV wasn’t left out of the renewal fever. “The Amazing Race” and “Undercover Boss” were all renewed. For the news buffs, classic series “60 Minutes” and “48 Hours” were also renewed.
The network recently won the extremely competitive bid to share “Thursday Night Football” with the NFL Network this fall, which will certainly add viewers to an already popular lineup. CBS Corporation chairman and CEO, Leslie Moonves has said that he wants to add two dramas and two comedies to this full lineup. According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS has 19 pilots up for order for the schedule, with nine dramas and 10 comedies in the works. Vince Gilligan and David Shore’s Battle Creek has also already secured a straight-to-series order.
And, of course, crowd favorites “NCIS,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” and “CSI” will remain. CBS will be bursting at the seams with programming, and only time will tell if this big order will be worth it.