CBS Renews 15 Series, Including Person of Interest

It's mid-March, and networks have been eerily quiet on renewals for veteran series. Until now. CBS held a renew-a-palooza today, handing out return orders for 15 series. In fact, so many renewals were announced that it's actually easier for me to tell you which shows DIDN'T get orders for another season. So I'm sorry, CSI:NY, CSI:Miami, Unforgettable, A Gifted Man, Rules of Engagement, and Rob. Maybe you'll get some good news later.

Everyone else, break out the caviar and Triscuits, because you have at least another year of employment! Here's which shows CBS are officially welcomed back to the family, in order of importance to me because alphabetical is just plain boring.

Person of Interest: One of the biggest surprises of the season. Can't wait for more sexual tension between Reese and Finch. Also, this is the only CBS show that I actually watch.
The Good Wife: More episodes for me to catch up on once I finally start watching this like everyone tells me to.
Hawaii Five-0: Just plain fun. So I'm told.
Undercover Boss: Surprisingly watchable at times.
Blue Bloods: Tom Selleck. That's all.
NCIS: I just want 20 million people a week to be happy.
The Mentalist: I just want Simon Baker to be happy.
Mike & Molly: Melissa McCarthy deserves all the skrilla she can get.
Criminal Minds: A TV.com user once told me he loved Criminal Minds. This is for you, TV.com user!
60 Minutes: It always helps me remember how many minutes are in an hour.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Still holding out hope for a Justin Bieber zombie return.
2 Broke Girls: It's a step in the right direction for youth-starved CBS.
The Amazing Race: Works well as a way to repair damaged familial relationships.
48 Hours Mystery: Getting ratings out of murders since 1998! – NCIS: LA: Really just don't care for LL Cool J. Sorry!

You may notice that Two and a Half Men isn't up there. CBS and Warner Bros TV are in "preliminary discussions" to bring the show back, but there are some messy contracts to work out. They will eventually be worked out, it's just a matter of time.

Also not on the list above are Survivor, How I Met Your Mother, and The Big Bang Theory: All three of those shows were previously renewed for multiple seasons (The Big Bang Theory, for example, was renewed through 2012-2013 last January). Legendary, bazinga, and whatever Jeff Probst likes to say!

This is a pretty solid statement from CBS, which is telling the world, "Yo! We're badass, suckaz." Fifteen renewals in one day is practically boasting, but given the dominating position the network is in, CBS has the right to do so. We bow before you, CBS.


Which shows are you excited to see return?


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Person of Interest...Only show I watch on CBS without missing a beat.

CBS...you knock it out of the park with this show. Remember this.

It is the Tiffany's of Plot Twists, love, technology breakthrough introductions, casting breakthroughs for those who appear, state secrets, wry humor, sadness, love to hate the villains that are introduced repeatedly or for one episode; etc.

The cast and writers...rule

Sit back, grab some popcorn, favorite beverage and enjoy.

I would love one time to contribute to a story line
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I wish u would bring back CSI-Miami



and a gifted man back my whole family love them
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oh my word I forgot 2 broke girls what happened there? Person of interest and 2 broke girls best shgows on tv in 45 years wake up cbs
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I have not seen a better tv show on CBS than my favortite 'Person of Interest' and 'Blue Blood' can't leave out 'The good Wife' Big brother, big bang, how I met your mother, 3 can all go in the ciricular file. Don't forget Julie Chan dump her crap .... put the three shows on longer! Congratulations to the actors of 'Person of Interest' getting season 2. The writers deserve season 1 thru 1000. keep 'Person of Interest' on tv for a long long time. I am 54 and this show is the best I have seen on cbs in 40 years. Thank you!
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None of them you have taken most of the good ones off and thank you because there is no reason for me and many others to watch CBS anymore so put that in your axe and smoke it!!!!!!!
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The only one of the 15 shows they renewed that makes sense to me is CSI. But to take off CSI:Miami,CSI:New York and Unforgettable is just pure insanity. Do these people need to be hit over the head with a baseball bat to realize what an injustice they have done. I loved Unforgettable because it is a very ing show and there insn't another one like it on television. I just don't understand who is doing this because they obviously don't watch the shows on their ownnetwork or are they too busy watching other networks. So in closing,I think it is time for the fans of the shows they canceled to boycott the CBS nightly lineup and then they will get no ratings. Oh by the way,try changing nights,like put CSI:Miami back on Monday nights at 10 and do something else with the stale remake of Hawaii 5-0. The good wife I believe has run it's course I used to watch it and then it just plain got stupid so what do you do you remove all the good shows and keep the junk. You will lose alot of people who watch CBS including me and most of what I watch is on CBS so I will have to find some other network to watch,because I will no longer bewatching cbs. Anyone with me?

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we all wnat Simon to be happy. and few of us, maybe in bed with lisbon.
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I vote for person of interest and a gifted man to return!
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A Gited Man is too good to cancel. There is so muh more that could bedone with all the characters and the plot possibilities from local clinics is huge! Nice to have a show that isn't focused on sex and vioence.
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Why does this post say "Including Person of Interest"? This is one of my favorites shows I'd like to watch. Here in Holland we only have the stupid shows "Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden" and all the stupid Voice of/Big Brother/So you think you can... look-a-likes.



BTW, what's happend with Sanctuary? Will there be a 5th season?
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unforgettable seems like a good show but it looks like they are leaving out the un part. person of interest and two and a half men big bang may go on hiatus but i hope not
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i want more season for:

How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory, Survivor , The Good Wife

really good shows
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My family loved "A Gifted Man." It is one of the best series my family and I have ever seen. It just doesn't make any sense to us why they would cancel such a well done show. We don't watch any of those other shows on CBS except "Undercover Boss", which is a show we enjoy. Hopefully, CBS executives will come to their senses and renew "A Gifted Man." It was a wonderful show which we will miss greatly on Friday evenings at our home.
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So they want to keep CSI but dump Miami & NY. Stupid stupid move! Say goodbye would be the right move for CSI not the other way around.
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Good Wife ? Really ? I'd drop that show in a heartbeat .
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Come on ! Drop CSI Miami & NY who's the brains behind that plan? Real dumb move!
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Bring back KINGS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And Star Trek !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Person of Interest, NCIS, NCIS: LA, Mentalist, and Criminal Minds glad they are coming back. One more season of CSI:Miami and New York would be nice. Original CSI..., time to retire that one. Don't care for the rest.
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Person of Interest is my favorite CBS show! NCIS is losing sight of what its about but fortunately NCIS LA can see quite clearly love both but LA is better right now. Big Bang better be back its there best comedy!
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Bring back CSI's,Unforgettable, and NCIS LA LOVE CBS
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If you want to watch NCIS so bad watch USA network it seems they are just in love with it seeing how it is on everyday at some point during any day.
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my cbs shows are in this order... NCIS, Blue Bloods, Big Bang, A gifted man, Person of Interest, NCIS LA and Unforgettable.... So i will not be happy if a gifted man is can'd and i like many am confused how h50 is still going
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Are you kidding me? Hawaii Five-O? UGH!!! Finally got my husband to stop torturing me with that show. The scripts and acting is just SO awful. We love Person of Interest, Unforgettable, Criminal Minds, The Mentalist and NCIS...so bravo on those!
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H5-0 is quite possibly the stupidest show on TV. I've been watching it pretty regularly since the beginning and every single week there is a plot hole or fact/police procedure error or basic logic flaw so big you could lose Waikiki in it. It's pretty hard to enjoy something when you keep on asking "why don't they just use their cell phones to like, call the guy and warn him?" The dumb is starting to outweigh the fun.
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hope that cbs will renew csi miami and a gifted man.....nice program....
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And CSI:New York and Unforgettable.
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Ill give Hawaii 5-0 another chance...wasnt impress with the first season
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H5O is awesome
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Mike and Molly is back! yay!
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bring back dr qinn
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whatever Jeff says?... THE TRIBE HAS SPOKEN.. how could U not know THAT ONE
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The Gifted Man is one of the best shows of the recent season!! Sure, I love Person of Interest, but I would like a show that isn't all action. Are we all that jaded that without fights and gun fire constantly, we don't enjoy a tv show? Or are the only viewers left for broadcast tv under 12 years old?
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NCIS..best show ever, The good wife, 2broke girls(comedy for our bones) and of course i also want to se simon baker happy(the mentalist) and fresh intriguing and cant wait to see what happens POI (Person of intrest). NCISLA also. Hawaii five o, lastly criminal minds.
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I agree with most of the renewed shows, but I wish they'd kill off Undercover Boss, Survivor and The Amazing Race and keep A Gifted Man and Unforgettable instead.
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They day they dont renew NCIS people would riot in the streets
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Not if they were smart and just watch the show on USA network you can usually find it there everyday and sometimes every night they love the show too
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Oh yeah!!! NCIS, Person of Interest and 2 Broke Girls.
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2 broke girls & mike and molly - and you are right Tim, Mellisa deserves it! , ... Also, hope 2 and a half men returns for another season, and please CBS don't cancel Rules of Engagement, I really don't understand why is so under-appreciated when it's that good...
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Person of intrest, 5-0, criminal minds all day!!!

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Happy that Person of Interest and 2 Broke Girls were renewed. Both perfect shows. Can't wait for more Rules of Engagement and hope that stays too.
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It stated that Rules of Engagement was a goner??
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The only CBS shows I watch are Criminal Minds, The Mentalist and The Big Bang Theory
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Rules not yet renewed and HIMYM already safe, this is not done on quality, 2 shows with opposite trajectories, Rules started off poor and got funnier, HIMYM started of good and sweet and now is a childish jokethat ha forgotten the whole point, clue, the title, it's not How I Messed Around with my childish friends, went ove the same issues repeatedly and never grew up....Not quite as compelling a title I know, but more honest.
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Person of Interest: Can't wait for more sexual tension between Reese and Finch.



What!?!? Sexual Tension,.... you do know they are not GAY, RIGHT!!??



- NCIS LA :



grrr, god god , please cancel this spin off, tripe (and the other english-irish slang word that rhymes with it), enough is enough, only NCIS should stay.



- The Mentalist, Crim minds, CSI, Blue Bloods, Hawaii 50 : Big thumbs up

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I think that they're a great fanon couple. Problems? Idiots... =_=''
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Agree, as far as I'm concerned, they can ax NCIS LA - hate this show!!
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I wish Rules of Engagement would return
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Real pleased to see so many good shows renewed. The Mentalist, Criminal Minds and Hawaii 5-0 are among my favorite show to watch. then again, I really watch way to many tv shows :)

HIMYM and TBBT are also shows I enjoy. Haven't watched Person of Interest, Good Wife or Blood Bloods or Unforgettable yet, but big fan of Tom Selleck, JJ Abrams, and interested in at least checking out Good Wife and unforgettable, so I'll get around to that.



Here's waiting for Fox to cancel some awesome show and again shows us how messed up they are. Bring back Firefly already.
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Man firefly was the best show ever... and I loved the country theme song they had.

I hated when they dropped that for Serenity. I hear they're doing a Serenity two but no Nathan Fillion apparently. That just sucks. You gotta have him; he is funny and talented. I think its going bomb - if you don't have him. He's great as Rick Castle too.

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Person of Interest: Love love love it. Am I the only one who does not pick up on the so called sexual tension between the 2 leading men?

The Good Wife: I really enjoy watching this

Hawaii Five-0: Love the action, story lines and Daniel Dae Kim. Alex O'Loughlin is my dream/fantasy man *sigh*

Blue Bloods: Love this show and all the actors/characters

NCIS: Never miss and episode of it or it's off shoot NCIS LA. Great casts in both

The Mentalist: Another great show with a solid cast

Criminal Minds: Consistently THE best crime show on TV.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Never miss it or the other 2 CSI's. Ted Danson is a great addition IMHO.

48 Hours Mystery: Nothing like True Crime to keep me glued to the screen.

I don't watch the other renewed shows.

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I agree with your statement on Alex O'Loughlin, it was the only reason why i started watching the show. But now i think it is good, but it does have some weak episodes and moments.
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i loved that Person of Interest and Blue Bloods are renewed, although i am sad to see Gifted Man go :(
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Fox, take note. Take notes. Take lots and lots of notes.
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person of interest and big bang,only ones i watch and glad they renewed them
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Person of Interest!!

The Big Bang Theory

How I Met Your Mother

2 Broke Girls (Kat Dennings, YUM!)
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Wow some of you people have not one sense of good taste do you. Some of the so called funny shows on CBS are just reused from other shows brought up to date and they really don't require you to have brain cells you just have to sit and laugh,and that is ashame seeing as this is what you would expect form a child or a teen and I assume that you are all adults. That is the shame of this country,adults would rather sit and watch shows like the simpsons (waich I gave up on many yrs. ago because I got smart after ABOUT THE 3RD SEASON,NO CHILD SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO ACT THE WAY BART DID) this shows that we have a loack of parental disapline in this country. And don't get me started on the family guy which in my opinion either belohgs on a semi adult channell or just not on at all,but what I can't believe is the amount of adults that really watch these shows,do you not have any brain cells left that you don't know a good show from shows that should not even be on television. Really with the few brain cells you have left think about these things for just a few minutes.
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Noooooooooooo CSI MIAMI =(
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Sad to hear CSI MIAMI AND CSI NY WILL BE AXED, I WILL MISS THESE SHOWS.

CAN'T STAND THE GOOD WIFE!
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Persons of Interest and Hawaii 5-0, I really hope A Gifted Man will be renewed
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The Big Bang Theory

How I Met Your Mother

Hawaii Five-0

The Mentalist

Mike And Molly

Criminal Minds

2 Broke Girls

Person Of Interest
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Hey, I too only watch Person of Interest.... what does this say about us huh?

Although I have seen the first-and-a-half season(s) of Hawaii 5 O, but got bored. Always the same... Maybe need to give blue bloods a try and the good wife.
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