CBS Renews 23 TV Shows for 2020-2021 TV Season

LOS ANGELES - JUN 2: CBS Emblem at the 4th Annual CBS Television Studios Summer Soiree at the Palihouse on June 2, 2016 in West Hollywood, CA (Kathy Hutchins /

CBS renews 23 total TV series for the 2020-2021 TV season.

“Thanks to these exceptional shows, we’re going to win the current season by 1 million viewers,” declared CBS president Kelly Kahl in a statement. “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.”

The shows renewed to include the following:

  1. NCIS
  2. NCIS: Los Angeles
  3. NCIS: New Orleans
  4. Blue Bloods
  5. 60 Minutes
  6. All Rise
  7. Bob Hearts ABishola
  8. The Unicorn
  9. S.W.A.T.
  10. Bull
  11. SEAL Team
  12. MacGyver
  13. FBI
  14. FBI Most Wanted
  15. The Neighborhood
  16. Magnum P.I.
  17. 48 Hours
  18. Undercover Boss
  19. Young Sheldon
  20. Mom
  21. Survivor
  22. The Amazing Race
  23. Evil

Meanwhile, “God Friended Me,” “Carol’s Second Act,” “Broke,” “Tommy,” “Many With a Plan” have all been canceled.

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic impacting production in Hollywood, CBS is expected to bring back most of their shows, including shows with low ratings. Currently, it is unknown when production will resume for the shows and what kind of impact it will have when the shows air.

In relevant news, background actors are at risk of not returning to the film industry once the Coronavirus related Hollywood shutdown is lifted.

According to a new report by Deadline, background extras, whose job is to make scenes more realistic, may not return once productions start filming. Many recommendations for safety protocols during the Coronavirus pandemic were released. Nearly the common denominator among all of the recommendation lists is to get rid of large crowd scenes of background extras, or replacing extras with crew members on set. Necessarily, the new safety sets are only to have essential staff working on set.

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