CBS seems very happy with its prime-time schedule this year, the network announced early renewals of 18 returning series for the 2017-2018 season. The newtork did confirm that additional returning series pick-ups for next season will be announced at a later date.
The shows renewed to date include 6 comedies, 9 dramas, 1 reality series, 2 newsmagazines and a show on every night of the week. The renewals also include the “The Big Bang Theory;” the popular “NCIS” series and spinoffs, both “Bull” and “Kevin Can Wait,” and “60 Minutes”. In total there are 5 freshman shows on the list of renewals, those are the previously mentioned “Bull” and “Kevin Can Wait,” as well as “MacGyver,” “Man with a Plan” and “Superior Donuts”
The renewals we haven’t mentioned are “Blue Bloods,” “Hawaii Five-O,” “Life in Pieces,” “Madam Secretary,” “MOM,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” “Scorpion,” “Survivor,” and “48 Hours”. The Network will announce its new fall 2017-2018 schedule on Wednesday, May 17 at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Early this month CBS confirmed the network’s summer-schedule, including premiere dates for popular shows and series. Those shows include the popular reality-series “Big Brother,” and the drama “Zoo”. There will also be a new drama coming out this summer called “Salvation”. That show centers on tech superstar Darius Tanz (Santiago Cabrera) and MIT grad student Liam Cole (Charlie Rowe), who bring Pentagon official Grace Barrows (Jennifer Finnigan) a staggering discovery – that an asteroid is just six months away from colliding with Earth. The cast includes Santiago Cabrera, Jennifer Finnigan, Charlie Rowe, Jacqueline Byers, Rachel Drance, Shazi Raja and Ian Anthony Dale. CBS will also premiere the new game-show “Candy Crush,” which modeled after the popular mobile-game. FOX also confirmed its summer schedule, with new shows from Ramsey Goran and a new musical-series with host Jamie Foxx. NBC added two summer-series to its summer lineup, including the new show “Midnight, Texas”. You can find NBC’s summer schedule and premiere dates here.