CBS confirmed six more renewals on Thursday for the 2019-2020 broadcast season. On the list are “Seal Team,” “S.W.A.T.,” “Madam Secretary,” “Bull,” “Hawaii Five-O,” and “MacGyver.” These shows will return with new episodes next season, along with the primetime news shows “60 Minutes” and “48 Hours.” With these pickups, CBS has now renewed 18 series for next year. Previous renewals included “Young Sheldon,” “Mom,” “Criminal Minds,” “NCIS,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” “Blue Bloods,” “FBI,” ‘God Friended Me,” “The Neighborhood,” and “Magnum P.I.”.
It wasn’t clear if CBS would renew “Bull” and “MacGyver,” both have been struggling with off-camera events. While “MacGyver” was dealing with George Eads leaving the show, “Bull” is still dealing with Michael Weatherly being accused of sexual harassment by fellow star Eliza Dushku. Now in their third season, “Bull” averages 11.4M viewers while “MacGyver” averages 7.6M viewers.
“Bull” stars Michael Weatherly, Freddy Rodriguez, Geneva Carr, Jaime Lee Kirchner, Christopher Jackson, and MacKenzie Meehan. “MacGyver” stars Lucas Till, Tristin Mays, Justin Hires, and Meredith Eaton.
“Hawaii Five-O,” “S.W.A.T.,” and “SEAL Team” were safer bets when picking renewals. “Hawaii Five-O” is now in its ninth season and still averages 10.1M viewers. “S.W.A.T.” and “SEAL Team” average 8.6M viewers, and both are in their second seasons.
“Hawaii Five-O” stars Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan, Ian Anthony Dale, Meaghan Rath, Beulah Koale, Jorge Garcia, Chi McBride, Taylor Wily, Dennis Chun, and Kimee Balmilero. “S.W.A.T.” stars Shemar Moore, Stephanie Sigman, Alex Russell, Jay Harrington, Lina Esco, Peter Onorati, David Lim and, Patrick St. Esprit. “SEAL Team” stars David Boreanaz, Max Thieriot, Neil Brown Jr., AJ Buckley, Toni Trucks, Jessica Paré, and Judd Lormand.
Just behind them is “Madam Secretary,” which is in season five, and averaging 8.1M viewers a week. “Madam Secretary” stars Téa Leoni, Tim Daly, Sara Ramirez, Željko Ivanek, Keith Carradine, Sebastian Arcelus, Patina Miller, Geoffrey Arend, Erich Bergen, Kathrine Herzer, Wallis Currie-Wood, and Evan Roe.
“60 Minutes” has been on the network for 51 years, and averaging 10.9M viewers every Sunday. “48 Hours” is currently in its 29th season, pulling in an average of 4.4M viewers on Saturdays.
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