Voila! CBS renews 14 shows at once

CBS annouced today it has given full-season orders to 14 of its shows, including three series that premiered last September. Criminal Minds, Ghost Whisperer, and How I Met Your Mother will all return to the schedule next year, along with the usual suspects, including the CSI franchise. The move underscores how confident CBS is in its programming schedule.

Criminal Minds, starring Mandy Patinkin and Thomas Gibson, is the season's second-most-watched new program, according to the network. The show averages 13.29 million viewers in its Wednesday slot opposite ABC's megahit Lost. More importantly, Minds has improved its time period ratings by 33 percent over last year.

Supernatural drama Ghost Whisperer, which stars Jennifer Love Hewitt as a woman who can speak to the dead, regularly wins its Friday night time slot. Whisperer has helped CBS win the night in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

Surprise-hit comedy How I Met Your Mother, starring Josh Radnor, Alyson Hannigan, and Neil Patrick Harris, averages 10.11 million viewers a week. The show has increased CBS's standing in the time slot by 13 percent in adults 18-49 and 10 percent in adults 25-54 versus last year's time period.

Eleven more shows received got green lights for another full season.

Crime shows have continued to do well for CBS, and they renewed Cold Case, Numb3rs, Without A Trace, all three of the CSI shows, and the fast-growing NCIS. Reality contests Survivor and The Amazing Race were given the go ahead for another season, and news magazine 60 Minutes will enter next season as the longest-running prime-time series on TV, with 39 years under its belt. TV's number one comedy, Two and a Half Men, got picked up for a fourth season.

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OMG im soooooooo glad that there is going to be a third season of Ghost Whisperer =]
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Please, please look at the programs on the major networks. Tired is the word. There appears to be no new ideas. I think it comes from too much executive "Inbreeding". You know, lets hire my brother-in-law to be a writer and idea man. The programming is lame, reality TV is lame and yet we still are asked to view it even though the viewer ship is shrinking. There are so many great writers waiting for the opportunity to get the ideas out there, but no one wants to take a risk, so what we get is reinvented stale ideas from people who should be making Lattes at Star Bucks! Wake up programmers, 500 channels out there and nothing good to watch. I want cutting edge!
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re: "I'm glad that a network like this still exists. One which doesn't randomly cancel shows mid-season, but trusts their lone-up enough to renew 14 shows!" I guess no one here remembers CBS cancelling Threshold mid-season ... oh well... only time I bother to turn on CBS anymore is for Ghost Whisperer - glad at least they kept that one
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I'm glad that a network like this still exists. One which doesn't randomly cancel shows mid-season, but trusts their lone-up enough to renew 14 shows! Kudos, CBS!
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Yes! CBS has an amazing line-up and How I Met Your Mother has another season! That is amazing. *dances*
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Cbs will continue too be the 1# network in my opinion by keep NCIS, criminal minds & Ghost whisperer. The csi shows are good and i love the amazing race, survivor will do good as always. without a trace will have another good season. i have never watched two and a half men but it looks quite popular. cold case, an underated show sometimes always has great episodes and i am glad cbs has decided to sign it on for another season.
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Cbs will continue too be the 1# network in my opinion by keep NCIS, criminal minds & Ghost whisperer. The csi shows are good and i love the amazing race, survivor will do good as always. without a tracw will have another good season. i have never watched two and a half men but it looks quite popular. cold case, an underated show sometimes always has great episodes and i am glad cbs has decided to sign it on for another season.
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Yes they are going to bring back NCIS and Numb3rs WOPEE!!!!!
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nice i like NCIS and Two and a Half Men good work
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Yeah! I love NCIS!
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How I Met Your Mother is amazing, and I'm very glad it got picked up for a second season. Ghost Whisperer is great too. Go CBS!!
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CBS is almost always the network on at my house during primetime (exceptions: Law & Order shows and SCI-FI Fridays), but even then I record the CBS shows (DVR)
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Thrilled to see so many of my favorites coming back!
All 3 CSI's, Without A Trace, Cold Case, NCIS, Criminal Minds, Ghost Whisperer, Close To Home and Numbers...Ya just can't get much better than that.
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I like CBS, they actually have tv shows instead of just "realty tv", shows like two and a half men, cold case, and how i met your mother, especially because of Niel Patrick harris, are just some of the good show's that i look forward to watching each week.
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11 new renewals, huh? Of course, I don't watch any shows on CBS really, except Rock Star. I saw half an episode of Two and a Half Men, it was pretty good. Of course, I don't tune in to any of these shows, but pretty good confidence in the network.
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This is good news, I know where I'll be next season.... in front of the tube watching most of these fine programs.
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Yea!!!!
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I hope that NCIS keeps on going for a while
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Thank god, wouldn't know what I would do without every weeks new episode How I met your mother!!!
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Great to see they keep so many shows, I always get really scared around this time that they will cancel all the good shows :)
Luckily they decided to keep pretty much everything.
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YAY!
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yayy! Ghost Whisperer and How I Met Your Mother are good :D
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I watch most of these shows. It never used to be this way. I used to only watch shows on NBC but that has changed now.
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I agree; CBS has a very strong programming lineup, although I only watch a few of the shows.
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Okay...nothing here is a surprise since most...well...yea, most of these shows are pretty good over all.
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