Wednesday, 12 April 2017

CBS 2017-18 Season: News & Updates

Gregory's Thoughts

Overall, CBS has had quite a good season.

Their new sitcoms Kevin Can Wait, Man With A Plan, The Great Indoors and mid-season entry Superior Donuts have all performed well with 3 out of 4 renewed for next season already. 2 Broke Girls has declined quite a lot from previous seasons but will probably be renewed (possibly for mid-season) and stick around for a final season. While CBS does not benefit from the show's massive off-network syndication deal, Warner Bros. are notorious for hammering out deals to get their most lucrative bubble shows renewed. The show has also worked as a utility player, being readily available for CBS to slot into the schedule when a show fails. CBS has Sheldon, the Big Bang Theory spin-off on tap for next season as well which will reduce their needs for more sitcoms next season. 

On the drama side, CBS did have a few flops like Training Day, Doubt and Pure Genius but the network has already renewed the majority of their drama slate. The renewals include the Friday action adventure dramas Hawaii Five-O, Macgyver and Blue Bloods which have all performed well.

Madam Secretary  should have better ratings and I feel CBS's patience may soon run out...

Next Season...

Renew 2 Broke Girls for a final season.

Fix Sundays - I highly doubt Madam Secretary and Elementary will survive much longer.

UPDATE (12/05/2017)

It looks like CBS are going to ignore my advice. 2 Broke Girls has been cancelled, somewhat unexpectedly after 6 seasons of service. 

CBS also made a slew of series orders including new comedies: 9JKL, By The Book and Me, Myself & I.

New dramas include: Instinct, SEAL Team, S.W.A.T. and Wisdom of the Crowd

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