CBS Renews 18 Series Including NCIS & FBI Franchises, The Unicorn And More
According to Deadline, CBS has renewed 18 additional series for the network’s 2020-2021 season including All Rise, Blue Bloods, Bull, FBI, FBI: Most Wanted, MacGyver, Magnum P.I., NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Seal Team, S.W.A.T., and comedies Bob ♥ Abishola, The Neighborhood, and The Unicorn, as well as news programs 60 Minutes and 48 Hours and the reality series Undercover Boss.
The 18 pickups join the previously renewed CBS series Evil, Mom, Young Sheldon, Survivor, and The Amazing Race, totaling 23 renewals for the network.
Four series were also canceled, including midseason sitcom Broke, Patricia Heaton’s Carol’s Second Act, Edie Falco’s Tommy, and Matt LeBlanc’s Man with a Plan, and other CBS veteran shows are ending this season including Hawaii Five-0, Madam Secretary, Criminal Minds, and God Friended Me. The network also recently announced that they had pulled the plug on David E. Kelley’s The Lincoln Lawyer series adaptation.
CBS also announced that they will be unveiling new series in the coming weeks. The network will be presenting on May 19 during a two-day virtual upfront for advertisers.
“Thanks to these exceptional shows, we’re going to win the current season by 1 million viewers,” said Kelly Kahl, President of CBS Entertainment. “Next year, we’ll have these strong returning series as our foundation…and Super Bowl LV too. It’s a well-balanced lineup across Entertainment, News and Sports that will put us in an incredibly stable position for 2020-2021.”