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CBS Announces Renewals for 2018-2019 Season


CBS announced the renewals of eleven of their primetime series. Including the previously announced returning shows, the network is bringing back 17 for the next season.

The network has officially renewed their entire lineups for both Tuesday and Friday nights. CBS has long been a ratings leader in broadcast television. In the coveted 18-49 demographic, several of their shows are consistently in the Top 10, with dozens of Emmy nominations spread among them.

The highest rated CBS series, “The Big Bang Theory,” received a two-season renewal last year, meaning 2018-2019 will be the award winning show’s twelfth season. This will make it one of the longest running live-action sitcoms ever.

But CBS’s current longest-running scripted series, “NCIS,” was also renewed, and will enjoy a sixteenth season, along with its two popular spin-offs, set in Los Angeles and New Orleans. They are also maintaining their commitment to reality and news programming with the return of long-running non-scripted shows “Survivor,” “The Amazing Race,” “60 Minutes,” and “48 Hours.”

Newly announced renewals:

  • “Blue Bloods”
  • “Bull”
  • “Hawaii Five-0”
  • “Madam Secretary”
  • “MacGyver”
  • “NCIS: Los Angeles”
  • “NCIS: New Orleans”
  • “Survivor”
  • “The Amazing Race”
  • “48 Hours”
  • “60 Minutes”

They previously announced the return of these shows:

  • “The Big Bang Theory”
  • “Young Sheldon”
  • “Mom”
  • “NCIS”
  • “Seal Team”
  • “S.W.A.T.”

New shows will be announced within the next few weeks as all networks prepare for the TV Upfronts. CBS will present their 2018-2019 programming in the afternoon of May 16. Given the popularity of shows like “Hawaii Five-0” and “MacGyver,” plus the staggering ratings of ABC’s “Roseanne” revival, CBS has also announced the revivals their classic series “Murphy Brown” and the reboot of groundbreaking series “Cagney and Lacy.” In fact, Deadline is reporting that “Cagney and Lacy” star Tyne Daly will join the cast of “Murphy Brown,” but is not expected to be part of the “Cagney and Lacy” reboot.

What is your favorite show on CBS? Any renewals you’re particularly excited about? Comment below and share your thoughts!

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Written by Karen M. Peterson

Karen Peterson is a writer from Southern California. When she is not at the ballpark cheering on her LA Angels, she can usually be found in a movie theater or in front of the television. Karen is obsessed with awards shows, and loves everything from the smallest indie film to the biggest of big budget spectacles. She is also unapologetically in love with Tom Cruise.


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