CBS renewals for 18 primetime shows for 2012-13 season

CBS today announced the pick up of 18 returning series for the 2012-13 broadcast season.

The renewals include four comedies, nine dramas, three reality series and two news entertainment programs.

Previously announced was the multi-year pickups of "How I Met Your Mother" and "The Big Bang Theory," the season's No. 1 comedy and the first scripted program to top "American Idol" in viewers and adults 18-49; "2 Broke Girls," the season's No. 1 new comedy in viewers and key demographics; and "Mike & Molly."

CBS and Warner Bros. Television are in discussions regarding future seasons for "Two and a Half Men."

The renewed dramas are "NCIS," television's No. 1 drama/scripted program for the third consecutive year; "NCIS: Los Angeles," the No. 2 drama for the second straight year; "Hawaii Five-0"; "Criminal Minds"; "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"; "Person of Interest," the No. 1 new series of the season; "The Mentalist"; "Blue Bloods"; and the award-winning and critically acclaimed "The Good Wife."

The top-rated returning reality series are "The Amazing Race," "Undercover Boss" and already announced "Survivor."

News entertainment series "60 Minutes" and "48 Hours Mystery," will also return in the fall.

"This large-scale renewal is testimony to the strength, stability and success of a deep and diverse roster of top-rated programming," said Nina Tassler, president, CBS Entertainment. "It positions us for continued success next season and certainly creates an environment that will give our new shows the best possible chance to succeed."


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