Ahead of their virtual upfront presentation, CBS has renewed 23 television series for the 2020-2021 broadcast season.
CBS announced their lineup for the 2020-2021 broadcast season today, with 23 series returning next season — that’s 80% of the networks’ top-rated lineup. The network will also announce its new series and 2020-2021 primetime schedule in the upcoming weeks.
Among the renewed series was 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.
All Rise, Blue Bloods, Bull, FBI, MacGyver, Magnum P.I., NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, S.W.A.T., Seal Team, The Neighborhood, The Unicorn, Undercover Boss, 48 Hours, Mom, Survivor, and The Amazing Race are also among the renewals announced by CBS.
“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.”
CBS also notes that the network has seven renewed shows watched by over 10 million viewers per week (NCIS,Blue Bloods,Young Sheldon, Bull,60 Minutes, and FBI: Most Wanted), which is more than any other network.
The network renewed all of their shows from the Monday night lineup. Comedies The Neighborhood and Bob ♥ Abishola had larger audiences than every comedy on other networks. All Rise was the #3 new drama on any network and Bull was the night’s top entertainment seieres in its timeslot.
CBS also renewed all three of their Tuesday night dramas (NCIS, FBI, and FBI: Most Wanted) with each averaging over 10 million viewers per week
The network is on track to complete the 2019-2020 broadcast season as America’s Most Watched Network for the 12th year in a row. CBS is also #1 in primetime, daytime and late-night for the 4th year in a row.