Following on from the massive three season renewal deal for The Big Bang Theory (understood to be worth $300-400 million), CBS has locked down renewals for a whopping 16 shows including, amongst others, 2 Broke Girls, CSI, NCIS and The Good Wife.
The 16 series getting a pick up for next season are CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Person of Interest, Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods, The Good Wife, Criminal Minds, Elementary, 2 Broke Girls, The Millers, Mike & Molly, Mom, Two And A Half Men, The Amazing Race and Undercover Boss. Conspicuously absent from the mass renewal announcement is The Mentalist and The Crazy Ones, both of which are firmly on the bubble; while Hostages and Intelligence are not expected to return next season.
“The best way to launch new shows in the fall and throughout the season is to surround them with a strong and stable lineup of successful series,” said Nina Tassler, Chairman of CBS Entertainment. “The shows we’re picking up today cut across every night of the week and feature genre leaders, time-period winners and the most-watched shows on broadcast television.”