CBS Renews 23 Shows For 2020-2021 Season, Including ‘All Rise’ and ‘Evil’
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CBS is bringing back most of its current shows for the 2020-2021 season. The network announced that it has renewed 23 series or 80 percent of its existing slate for another year.
Among the returning shows include newcomers like “All Rise,” “Evil,” “The Unicorn,” “Bob (Hearts) Abishola” and “FBI: Most Wanted.” These are apparently the top shows in its freshmen group, while its number programs “Young Sheldon” and “Mom” are also going to back in the next season.
“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.”
Some of the highlights of the renewal announcement include the renewal of all of its Monday night lineup. “The Neighborhood” and “Bob (Hearts) 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.
For Tuesday nights, it’s drama programs are back on the slot as well with “NCIS,” “FBI” and “FBI: Most Wanted.”
Its Friday lineup of “Macgyver,” “Magnum, P.I.” and “Blue Bloods” will also continue. “Survivor,” on the other hand, will also be back for its 21st season next year.
CBS will announce its new series and 2020-2021 primetime schedule in the coming weeks. The network 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.
The new season usually begins in late September.