CBS renews plethora of crime dramas

Earlier this week, ABC sent out the ho-hum announcement that it had picked up nine shows for early renewal. The no-brainers included Lost, Ugly Betty, Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, and previously announced freshman shows such as Pushing Daisies.

Nothing groundbreaking there, but from a business point of view, it had to be done. Today it was CBS's turn to send out a "no duh" press release, announcing its renewals for next season.

On the list are the Eye's version of no-brainers--its armada of crime procedurals: CSI, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Criminal Minds, Cold Case, NCIS, Numb3rs, and Without a Trace.

Also coming back for more will be Charlie Sheen's Two and a Half Men, J-Lo Hewitt's Ghost Whisperer, and newbie The Big Bang Theory. These join the previously announced pair of returning reality shows The Amazing Race and Survivor as locked in for CBS's late 2008.

It's pretty plain that Jericho fans are going to go nuclear if their show isn't on that list soon, but they're going to need patience as it just started up again. While they're waiting, it would do them well to promote the bejeezus out of the show.

According to The Los Angeles Times, the show didn't fare too well in its return, averaging about the same numbers it did last season...when it was momentarily canceled. CBS is giving the show's fans a chance to recruit more eyes; the network will replay the second-season premiere this Saturday at 8 p.m.

For the latest on the return dates of major-network shows (if they return at all), head over to TV.com's Strike Source feature.

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I think i speak for a lot of people when i say that they better bring Jericho back ... no matter what it costs

that season/series finale was bogus and the unaired version just left you wanting more

BRING IT BACK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I am glad to see that the programs I like have been renewed. It's a shame that some of the best series of the past series got axed thanx to the writer's strike. I mean, some shows you didn't get a chance to get into the story and then the strike came... they should give a few shows a chance to get going before axing them. Thanx CBS for great programming so far..
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Yah I agree, The Big Bang Theory is the freshest funniest comedy in years on any network, give this show 2 years and you have yourselves a top 5 hit.
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What happened to The Unit? I hope it did not get cancelled because Brother Ricky likes it!
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Well, if CBS replays the season finally on Saturday and it gets ratings...well..who knows. Spread the word to watch and hope for the best.
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Jericho better be coming back, if not for us fans then for the actors and actresses..especially Ashley! well....to us FANS as well really. we've stuck by it this long not to have it come to an end now. HOPEfully we'll know soon!!!
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You guys are all crazy. The Big Bang Theory is an incredible show. It is brilliant. Smart, funny, great cast. Better than most 1/2 hour shows out there. Hope they get many seasons. You guys need to give this show a shot.
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Where is jericho???

if you have to put a csi in front of the name to keep it go ahead as long as i get my show back and the unit too
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Jericho is the most awesome show ever and deserves to have every viewer counted!!
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I want Moonlight back, i lived and breathed that show... plus it stars a fellow Aussie! Am also happy about Ghost Whisperer, NCIS and Cold Case which i so want on DVD which is so not gonna happen anytime soon...
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I would like to see: Journey Man, Shark and Moonlight TV Shows return.

I'm glad to see Criminal Minds, NCIS, and The Unit returning.

Life, was okay too. What about Chuck? Will they return as well?
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Jericho should be on the list. Saw some of the Jericho cast at Wonder Con last weekend and really enjoyed the full ep that they screened. Check it out!
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Go NCIS! :)

Best show. Ever.
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thank gawwwd for NUMB3RS. i don't really care about the other shows, but NUMB3RS? i would have died if it didnt come back
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The ABC renewals for Fall really are no-brainers. I'm glad to know that Pushing Daisies will be back - it's so quirky and unique - love it!



On CBS, I'm happy to see NCIS made the cut. I sorely miss seeing The Unit and Jericho on the returning shows list, though. Hope they are both added in the near future!
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yay crime shows
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I want Moonlight back,I mean how many times can you send a ghost to crosssover,I want some Mick St John,MOONLIGHT the best!
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They really should add MOONLIGHT to this list!!! Such a great show! What's with all the CSI's?? They all have the same exact storyline every episode ... jeez! Why not cancel one of them and put moonlight back on?!
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Okay, I'm happy about CSI and Ghost Whisperer. But I really wanna see Moonlight and Jericho on that list too!
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The Unit??? Hello. NCIS sucks! sorry grandma, but the show is so much like the others. Guess my grandma will have NCIS another year. Rather watch that then reruns of Walker Texas Ranger.
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The Unit and Moonlight better be on the fall schedule. I am sick of reality shows!!!! CBS PLEASE bring back these shows!!!!!!
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Woot woot for NCIS!
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CSI:NY and Ghost Whisperer!!!
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Where is the unit??? I need the unit. This always happens, I fall in love with a show and they cancel it. I tend to start watching pilot shows and love them and then they don't get picked. I took a risk and now what. PLEASE BRING THE UNIT BACK!!
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I agree! where is How I met your mother!
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how i met your mother is awesome. it is the best in its genre. it should be in that list.
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what the duck???



how is how i met your mother not on that list??



some people can't live without it....
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Okay...where in the Bleep is 'How I Met Your Mother?' How dare CBS not include the show as an early pick-up.
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The networks don't care about any of you that don't have a Nielsen box. Sorry.
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I REALLY hope Jericho gets renewed for fall. :/
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seriously how many crime procedurals does one network need, I personally can't make it through a single episode of any of those series.



of all the people I know that watch Jericho, literally NONE of them do so on the TV, they all download the episodes and watch them commercial free, the same goes for almost all television shows that anybody I know regularly watches I'm sure that is not the norm but it certainly begs the question "are ratings really accurate?" that same question has been asked again and again, so I wouldn't expect an answer anytime soon, but nobody I know is going to go back to the 1990's model of watching Television on a specific schedule and being force fed advertising. even if it does mean the loss of a few shows here and there.
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i have 2 say no1 noticed shark was missing.
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MOONLIGHT!?!?
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Glad NCIS is there, let's hope for Jericho.
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This is great news! Crime Drama rules. We need shows like this.
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WHAT?! No Jericho at this time?! Amazing!

Still happy my CSIs and NCIS are moving forward
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yay crime shows, lol
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yeay ghost whisperer.
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What about MOONLIGHT ?? *begs*

But i of course happy that they are continuing Grey's Anatomy, Ugly Betty and Numb3rs! Can i just say "DUH !!" *rotflamo*

Everything else i don't watch. LOL
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Okay, I have to say it too.....WHERE'S MOONLIGHT!!!!!
Of the so-called no brainers (maybe for people without one) I only watch Numb3rs, Criminal Minds and occasionally Lost.
But if MOONLIGHT doesn't come back and JERICHO isn't renewed I'll be totally pissed!

I could live without all those CSIs (yes I know people like them) and Cold Case (American Style) is okay I guess, but it would be better without Barbie in charge. As for their other no brainers, Ugly Betty, Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives and Pushing Daisies - never bothered watching them....the synopsis of them never appealed to me at all.
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Don't cancel How I Met Your Mother!! It's like the Next-Gen "F.R.I.E.N.D.S."!! We could use some of the weekly dose of that! Also give Moonlight and The Unit another chance! they're pretty decent shows! Big Bang Theory? The only thing worth to watch it is Kaley Cuoco, she's so daaaamn Hot!! :P
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Four letters.



NCIS.



One of few good four-letter 'words'.
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That's cool. All the shows I like. Don't care about some of them though. I could also do without joe m from criminal minds. I don't think he fits with the show.
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Mostly good news. I could do without Jericho though. Ulrich is about as fun to watch as mold. The only cast member I like is Lennie James, and even that is not enough reason to watch.

Glad to see Moonlight is most likely not coming back. The acting, hell every damn thing about the show, is a joke.

Glad Criminal Minds is back. I could do without Joe Mantegna though. He is a great actor, but he has yet to 'fit' in.
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I am not a huge fan of more than a handful of TV shows, there is not much for me to get excited about. I did though get a couple of Moonlight episodes under my belt and now have a big like for the show and I find myself waiting for Friday nights at 9pm. I agree with many,,,seems when you finally find something you enjoy, they scrap it. There has been a few Fri nights waiting for it to come on when I sat and watched part of Ghostwhisper,,had to turn it off. Seems to me there is no compare and yet it is a very popular show,,,that's one I just do not understand. Guess maybe I'm not supposed to.
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Where is the Unit??? We need to a conclusion to those storylines!
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WHERE IS MOONLIGHT???
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i want to see more moonlight
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Happy with most of the news - not too sure about "The Big Bang Theory", though. I can barely believe that this rubbish has actually been bought by a UK channel.



What would CBS do without Jerry Bruckheimer? Can he do anything wrong? He seems to have the Midas touch.



My wife will be looking for more Moonlight though. I hope someone's listening, otherwise I'll get loads of earache.
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Wohoooo! :)
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