CBS has issued early renewals to 11 series for the 2016-17 season, but conspicuously missing from the pickup list is long-running procedural Criminal Minds. Other glaring omissions include CSI: Cyber and all of the Eye network’s rookie offerings, including Supergirl, Limitless and Code Black.
List of renewed shows include Blue Bloods, Elementary, Hawaii Five-0, Madam Secretary, Mom, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Scorpion, 2 Broke Girls, Survivor and The Amazing Race.
The Big Bang Theory and NCIS were previously renewed, while CBS announced the end of The Good Wife during the Super Bowl.
CBS’ decision to hold off on renewing its freshman class is a curious one in light of comments CBS CEO Les Moonves made earlier this month in which the exec revealed that “about five” of the network’s rookie series would be back next fall. The exec didn’t specify which quintet he was referring to, but when you eliminate the already- (and hastily) cancelled Angel From Hell, that leaves six freshman contenders: Supergirl, Code Black, Limitless, Life in Pieces and the just-launched Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders and the about-to-launch Rush Hour.
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