CBS Renews 11 More Series for 2018-19 Schedule
Things are staying the same on CBS, just the way viewers like it
CBS seems to be very pleased with the ratings that the network’s 2017 schedule pulled-in, so much so that most of the lineup is returning for the 2018-19 season. Earlier today CBS confirmed the renewals of 11 more primetime series for the 2018-2019 season, so if one or two of your favorite shows are on CBS, it’s a safe bet that you are getting more episodes. This brings CBS’ running total of pick-ups to 17 series, which includes CBS‘ entire Tuesday and Friday night lineups.
On the list of renewals today were the cop-drama “Blue Bloods,” the crime-drama “Bull,” the cop-drama reboot “Hawaii Five-0,” the political-drama “Madam Secretary,” the comedy-actioner “MacGyver,” and both “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “NCIS: New Orleans”. CBS also confirmed that “48 Hours” and “60 Minutes” have been officially renewed. If you prefer reality shows, then you should be happy to know that “Survivor” and “The Amazing Race” will be returning with new episodes next season as well.
These shows join CBS’ previously renewed series, which were the comedy “The Big Bang Theory” and the show’s spinoff “Young Sheldon.” CBS also previously renewed the comedy-drama “Mom,” the original “NCIS,” the military-drama “SEAL Team,” and the cop-drama “S.W.A.T.”.
It’s no surprise that CBS wanted to renew almost all of the network’s 2017 schedule, they have done incredibly well in the ratings. On the list of renewals are 12 of the top 20 scripted series on television. Of all the shows on CBS, a dozen of them offer 10+ million viewers, which is more than the other networks combined. Three of top six most-watched freshman series are from CBS, those are “Young Sheldon,” “SEAL Team,” and “S.W.A.T.”. Now “Young Sheldon” has “The Big Bang Theory” as a lead-in to help with ratings, but it’s fair to say that CBS has really dialed-in on what its viewers want in the primetime schedule. So if you’re an actor, writer, producer, or director looking for a long-time gig on television, you should hope to land on CBS, there shows seem to go on forever.