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'CSI,' 'NCIS' Lead Slate of CBS Renewals

''Cold Case,'' ''Without a Trace,'' and ''Two and a Half Men'' also make the early cut, while ''How I Met Your Mother'' still awaits its fate

(FROM THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER) — CBS has renewed 11 series, most of them procedural dramas, for the 2008-2009 TV season: CSI; CSI: Miami; CSI: New York; NCIS; Criminal Minds; Cold Case; Without a Trace; Ghost Whisperer; Numbers; Two and a Half Men; and freshman hit The Big Bang Theory. Notably absent from this early list of returning shows is the long-running comedy How I Met Your Mother, which is expected to get picked up at a later date. Previously, the network announced that reality veterans Survivor and The Amazing Race are also coming back.

Shows whose fates remain fuzzy include Shark, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Moonlight, and Rules of Engagement, while Cane and The Unit have already been shut down. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Originally posted Feb 15, 2008