CBS today announced the return of 23 series, renewing 80% of its top-rated lineup for the 2020-2021 broadcast season. America’s Most Watched Network will announce its new series and 2020-2021 primetime schedule in the coming weeks.
The returning shows include the #1 program on television NCIS, #1 comedy Young Sheldon, #1 new series FBI: Most Wanted, #1 new comedy BOB ♥ ABISHOLA, and the #1 news program 60 Minutes.READ MORE: Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company Battles Brush Fire In Harford County
Among today’s additional renewals are the dramas All Rise, Blue Bloods, Bull, FBI, MacGyver, Magnum P.I., NCIS: LA, NCIS: New Orleans, S.W.A.T. and SEAL Team; comedies The Neighborhood and The Unicorn; reality series Undercover Boss; and the law and justice program 48 Hours. They join the previously announced renewals of Evil, Mom, Survivor, The Amazing Race and Young Sheldon.READ MORE: Victims In Triple Fatal Fire In Baltimore Rowhome Remembered During Funeral
“Thanks to these exceptional shows, we’re going to win the current season by 1 million viewers,” said Kelly Kahl, President, 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.”
Highlights for returning shows include:
- CBS has renewed seven shows watched by over 10 million viewers per week, more than any other network: NCIS, FBI, BLUE BLOODS, YOUNG SHELDON, BULL, 60 MINUTES and FBI: MOST WANTED.
- CBS’ top freshman class will see the return of #1 new series FBI: MOST WANTED, #1 new comedy BOB ♥ ABISHOLA, ALL RISE, EVIL and THE UNICORN.
- All shows from this season’s Monday night lineup have been renewed. THE NEIGHBORHOOD and BOB ♥ ABISHOLA rank among the top comedies on television, with larger audiences than every comedy on all other networks. ALL RISE is the #3 new drama on any network, and BULL has been Monday’s top entertainment series at 10:00 PM this season, averaging over 10.5 million viewers.
- All three Tuesday night dramas will return, with each averaging over 10 million viewers per week, including NCIS, averaging over 15.33 million viewers; FBI, with 12.55 million viewers; and FBI: MOST WANTED, which averages 10.18 million viewers.
- SURVIVOR, a series currently watched by nearly 10 million viewers, returns for its 21st season.
- YOUNG SHELDON and MOM return as the #1 and #2 comedies on television.
- MACGYVER, MAGNUM P.I. and BLUE BLOODS return from a night the Network wins this season by +3.6 million viewers.
- Also returning are: 60 MINUTES, television’s #1 news program, and NCIS: LOS ANGELES and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, the most-watched entertainment programs on their night.
CBS is on track to finish the current season as America’s Most Watched Network for the 12th consecutive year by a margin of 1 million viewers. The Network is also #1 in primetime, daytime and late night for the fourth straight year.