CBS just renewed 11 shows for next season – but none of the network’s freshman series were included in this early round of pickups.
The network has picked up dramas Blue Bloods, Hawaii Five-0, Elementary, Scorpion, Madam Secretary, NCIS: Los Angeles, and NCIS: New Orleans. On the comedy side, Mom and 2 Broke Girls have been renewed, and reality veterans Survivor and The Amazing Race have also received pickups. Previously, CBS gave early renewals to NCIS and The Big Bang Theory.
So who’s not yet safe?
The biggest name that leaps to mind is Supergirl, which was one of the buzziest new dramas going into the fall. Still, Supergirl is considered highly likely to get a second season, however, and CBS is going to decide whether to pick up freshman shows at a later date. Also among the absent are series Limitless, Life in Pieces, CSI: Cyber, Code Black, and the network’s latest debut, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, which opened earlier this month.
But there’s also one title that’s not a freshman and not on the list: Veteran Criminal Minds, and the series just lost one of its main characters after 11 seasons.
CBS previously announced final seasons for Person of Interest, The Good Wife and Mike & Molly.
In theory, CBS could still renew all of these shows by the time the broadcaster’s May upfronts roll around. (They won’t, but will certainly opt for at least some of them.)