Leslie Moonves has given a big vote of confidence to the freshman shows on CBS’ lineup and the spinoff of “The Big Bang Theory” in the works.
The CBS chairman-CEO predicted that CBS will return five or six of the new series introduced this season during his Tuesday morning Q&A at the Deutsche Bank Media and Telecom conference in Palm Beach, Fla. He hailed the CBS programming team’s “extraordinary batting average.”
Out of the 17 pilots ordered for next season, Moonves predicted the Eye will pickup four new series — two comedies and two dramas — although he emphasized that could change depending on how the completed pilots come in.
Source and more: Variety
Which 5 or 6 freshman shows will be rewarded with second seasons?
CBS freshman shows chasing Season 2 renewals include: Bull, Hunted, Kevin Can Wait, MacGyver, Man With A Plan, Ransom, Superior Donuts and Training Day.
As previously announced, Ransom and Training Day are likely cancelled, while Pure Genius and Doubt have already been sentenced to afterlife in the graveyard.
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the renew/cancel status of ALL CBS TV shows…
Another Poster says
Isn’t this similar to last year’s statement when he said a bunch of CBS new shows would be renewed and in fact, very few really got a second season and most wound up being cancelled.
“although he emphasized that could change depending on how the completed pilots come in”.
This sounds closer to the truth than the upbeat statement intended to grab headlines.
Also chasing renewal is The Great Indoors with Joel McHale, who hosted the People’s Choice Awards.
Winning a People’s Choice Award meant nothing to Mike and Molly and Person of Interest in 2016, (both cancelled because they were not owned by CBS); maybe hosting a People’s Choice Award show might mean renewal.