CBS renewed the following programs: CSI: Vegas, NCIS, NCIS: Hawaii, The Amazing Race, Lingo, Survivor, Tough as Nails, 48 Hours, and 60 Minutes, among others.
If you’re a fan of crime dramas, reality TV, or hard-hitting news exposes, then good news, CBS has your back. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network recently renewed nine shows, including CSI: Vegas, NCIS, NCIS: Hawaii, The Amazing Race, Lingo, Survivor, and Tough as Nails as well as news magazines 48 Hours and 60 Minutes.
The network’s flagship drama, NCIS, is going into its 21st season, breaking a record held for over 40 years by Gunsmoke for the longest-running CBS primetime scripted drama. Only NBC’s Law & Order: SVU and Law & Order have been on the air longer.
This newest slate of renewals joins the other series given a stay or execution by CBS. First-year shows So Help Me Todd and Fire Country both managed to hold on for at least another year. Comedies The Neighborhood, Bob Hearts Abishola, and–ironically–Ghosts are also still breathing for another season.
The network’s popular FBI dramas FBI, FBI: Most Wanted, and FBI: International are all in the middle of multi-year contracts and will be continuing into next season and beyond. Ditto for The Big Bang Theory spinoff Young Sheldon. The CBS Equalizer reboot starring Queen Latifah is also returning for another season, the show’s fourth overall.
Unfortunately, fans of the popular CBS drama Blue Bloods will be biting their nails for a bit longer. The Tom Selleck vehicle about a family of cops was not announced for early renewal, leaving it in television purgatory for the time being. Joining Selleck in broadcast limbo are fellow police dramas SWAT and East New York.
While it must be terrible not to know the fate of a beloved television show, it’s still better than knowing for certain that one of your favorites got the axe. NCIS: Los Angeles will not be taking a victory lap alongside its siblings but will instead be planning a retirement party after its current 14th season. Also on the chopping block at CBS is The Real Love Boat, proving that fans preferred the old, fake one.
Luckily, CBS has some new blood coming in to replace the shows that are leaving. An adaptation of the James Cameron classic True Lies is set to premiere on March 1, and The Never Game, a drama starring This Is Us alum Justin Hartley was ordered for the 2023-2024 season.
The renewals are coming earlier than usual for CBS, possibly as a result of some potential Hollywood union strikes later in the year. The Writers Guild, SAG-AFTRA, and the Directors Guild all have contracts expiring this summer. By renewing shows early, CBS can get to work on them ahead of any potential work shutdowns the strikes could bring.
CBS Entertainment president Amy Reisenbach issued a statement that called the upcoming season a “testament to the stellar work being done by our best-in-class talent in front of and behind the camera.”
The big four broadcast networks, CBS, ABC, NBC, and Fox, have faced increased competition from cable and streaming in recent years. Networks like CBS have struggled to provide programming that appeals to their audience and face censor constraints that channels like HBO and streamers like Netflix don’t have to deal with.
Hopefully, Blue Bloods and the other undecided shows will have an answer one way or the other before too long. Regardless, next season’s CBS lineup is looking pretty strong so far.