CBS RENEWS 18 PRIMETIME SHOWS FOR THE 2013-2014 SEASON

(The following is a reformatted version of a press release
issued by CBS and received via electronic mail. The release was
confirmed by the sender.) 
March 27, 2013 
CBS RENEWS 18 PRIMETIME SHOWS FOR THE 2013-2014 SEASON 
Returning Series Showcase the Ratings Success and Programming
Depth of Television’s #1 Network in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and
Adults 25-54 
CBS announced today it has renewed 18 returning series from
television’s top-rated lineup for the 2013-2014 broadcast
season. 
The mass renewals showcase the strength and stability of
television’s leading network among viewers, adults 18-49 and
adults 25-54.  This season, CBS is home to the #1 program/drama
(NCIS), the #1 comedy (THE BIG BANG THEORY),  the #1 new series
(ELEMENTARY) and the #1 newsmagazine (60 MINUTES). 
The renewals, comprising 16 hours of its primetime schedule,
include four comedies, nine dramas, three reality series and two
newsmagazines.  The returning shows encompass every night of the
week and every hour, many of which rank #1 in their time period
and some which rank #1 for the entire night. 
The renewed comedies include the previously announced THE BIG
BANG THEORY, the final season of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER as well
as 2 BROKE GIRLS and MIKE & MOLLY. 
Among the returning dramas are the previously announced NCIS,
television’s #1 program and top drama for the fourth consecutive
year, and the time period-winning CSI: CRIME SCENE
INVESTIGATION. 
Other dramas renewed include NCIS: LOS ANGELES, the #2 drama for
the third straight year; PERSON OF INTEREST, the fastest-growing
show on network television; ELEMENTARY, the season’s most-watched new program; as well as HAWAII FIVE-0, THE MENTALIST,
BLUE BLOODS and THE GOOD WIFE. 
The Network’s three Emmy Award-winning reality series -- THE
AMAZING RACE, SURVIVOR and UNDERCOVER BOSS -- also return with
new editions. 
60 MINUTES, television’s #1 newsmagazine, and 48 HOURS,
Saturday’s #1 non-sports program, will return in the fall.
In addition, CBS and Warner Bros. Television are in discussions
regarding another season for TWO AND A HALF MEN.
Season-to-date, CBS is first in viewers (12.22m), adults 18-49
(3.0/08) and adults 25-54 (3.9/10). 
Press Contacts:
Phil Gonzales       818-655-1580   phil.gonzales@cbs.com
Ed Harrison         818-655-1584   ed.harrison@cbs.com 
(bjh) NY 
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