CBS has renewed 11 series, including "Survivor", "The Amazing Race" and "Hawaii Five-0", the network announced Wednesday. Now, CBS gave renewals to its sister shows, "NCIS: Los Angeles" and "NCIS: New Orleans". On the list of renewals are 12 of the top 20 scripted series on television. NCIS: New Orleans recently said goodbye to series regular Shalita Grant and Agent Sonja Percy, but we can possibly expect to hear about some new cast additions as the upcoming Season 5 comes together. MacGyver will sail into a third season after not being given much of a shot when the program first debuted in 2016.
CBS also announced a handful of renewals on the unscripted front.
According to Variety, the 11 series are joining previously renewed shows The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, Mom, NCIS, SEAL Team, and S.W.A.T. All of those were no-brainers, but there are also a few presumed no-brainers that still have yet to get officially renewed.
Still lingering in comedy renewal limbo are the network's Monday comedies (Kevin Can Wait, Man with a Plan, Superior Donuts, 9JKL, Living Biblically), as well as Thursday mainstay Life in Pieces. On the drama side, Criminal Minds, Instinct, and Scorpion are the only current series still on the bubble, with the latter two having poor ratings arguments to continue and the former's fate likely tied to the financial discussions between CBS and series co-producer ABC.
CBS seems to be very pleased with the ratings that the network's 2017 schedule pulled-in, so much so that most of the lineup is returning for the 2018-19 season.