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CBS renews 18 shows

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Link to Article:

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/03/14/cbs-renews-18-shows-the-good-wife-blue-bloods-2-broke-girls-the-mentalist-mike-molly-many-more/124487/comment-page-2/#comments

No real surprises, but following have been renewed:

Comedies
Big Bang Theory (In middle of a mulit-year renewal)
How I Met Your Mother (got a two-year renewal last year)
2 Broke Girls
Mike & Molly

Dramas:
NCIS
NCIS: LA
Hawaii Five-0
Criminal Minds
CSI
Person of Interest
The Mentalist
Blue Bloods
The Good Wife

Reality:
Amazing Race
Undercover Boss
Survivor

Newsmags:
60 Minutes
48 Hours

Fate still unknown:
Two & a Half Men (Warner Bros still in talks with Kutcher)
Rob
Rules of Engagement
Unforgettable
CSI: Miami
CSI: New York
A Gifted Man

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Glad for Criminal Minds..love the show

I am surprised the other two CSI shows have been renewed. Both shows are doing well in their timeslots. Actually CSI Miami is doing better than The Good Wife and that show got renewed.

And I hope a Gifted Man gets renewed...love the show....I am sure picking up season 1 on dvd when it comes out.

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I'm not surprised by CSI Miami and New York not getting picked up yet. "Doing well" your timeslot often isn't enough for CBS, CBS has higher standards than the other networks, especially since rarely do their new shows outright fail, so they can afford to cut loose shows other networks might keep around longer. CBS has squeezed all the money they can out of the CSI spinoff twins. Good Wife got renewed for two main reasons, it's getting close to the number of episodes needed for syndication, does well among rich households. Also helps that CBS CEO Les Moonves's wife Julie Chen is a fan of the show.

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CBS 's shows are getting old. All these CSI shows. But i am very surprised as well that the two other CSI shows arent picked up yet

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Yay for The Good Wife! I was a bit worried since the show has low demos, even for CBS standards. They hit a 1.7 for their last episode.

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The Good Wife and Person of Ineterst!! Yay! [img]http://boards.soapoperanetwork.com//public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png[/img]

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I donht watch anything on CBS except for Big Brother and its not on there.

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Cheap, Big Brother airs during the Summer and CBS already announced it's returning this summer.

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[quote name='MontyB' timestamp='1331763535' post='1075009']
The Good Wife and Person of Ineterst!! Yay! [img]http://boards.soapoperanetwork.com//public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png[/img]
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Person of Interest is growing on me and apparently on others too...its been getting great numbers as of late...their viewership is increasing.

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All the mags have been discussing that the other CSI's might finally cut their losses...

I love Patrick Wilson--mainly from his brilliant stage career (I saw him in the tour of Carousel), and Little Children--but just can't get into A Gifted Man.

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[quote name='EricMontreal22' timestamp='1331767162' post='1075037']
All the mags have been discussing that the other CSI's might finally cut their losses...

I love Patrick Wilson--mainly from his brilliant stage career (I saw him in the tour of Carousel), and Little Children--but just can't get into A Gifted Man.
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I like the show...it doesnt hurt that they show Patrick Wilson shirtless as often as they can....hehe...but seriously I liked the show from day one.

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The Good Wife and 2 Broke Girls are the two I cared about most, and they got renewed. Thank God.

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Is 2 Broke Girls still full of racism?

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Yeah to The good Wife and Person of Interest

I hope they let 2 1/2 men go. I was never really a fan but the show without Charlie Sheen just doesn't work IMO. And not a fan of his either.

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[quote name='CarlD2' timestamp='1331768423' post='1075051']
Is 2 Broke Girls still full of racism?
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The show kind of reminded me of Alice....with just two girls instead of three....but I just hate this show...i dont find it funny one bit. i cant believe the high demos it has....boggles my mind.

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[quote name='CarlD2' timestamp='1331768423' post='1075051']
Is 2 Broke Girls still full of racism?
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Nope. But then, I never thought it was in the first place. Never saw all the hoopla. But in today's age of over-sensitive feelings and a need for EVERYTHING to be PC, I don't pay much attention to what the media labels as "racist". They'll find a problem with anything.

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[quote name='SoapBoy94' timestamp='1331769349' post='1075057']

Nope. But then, I never thought it was in the first place. Never saw all the hoopla. But in today's age of over-sensitive feelings and a need for EVERYTHING to be PC, I don't pay much attention to what the media labels as "racist". They'll find a problem with anything.
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I agree. While I don't think the supporting characters are all that well written most of the time, I don't find the show racist.

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[quote name='SoapBoy94' timestamp='1331769349' post='1075057']

Nope. But then, I never thought it was in the first place. Never saw all the hoopla. But in today's age of over-sensitive feelings and a need for EVERYTHING to be PC, I don't pay much attention to what the media labels as "racist". They'll find a problem with anything.
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The media loves racism. That's why I was surprised this show got a reaction. When the best the show's creator can do to respond is try to say oh, we're all stereotypes, and to make a weird Irish insult at a reporter, then it must be more than just the typical "PC" stuff. Edited by CarlD2

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Here's an article on the show.

http://www.grantland.com/blog/hollywood-prospectus/post/_/id/41440/yo-is-this-racist-2-broke-girls-and-the-new-long-duk-dong-we-never-asked-for

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Personally, I think this "racism" the media alleges with this show stems from the fact they never liked the show to begin with and critics don't like it when comedies they hate become popular (especially multi-camera ones on CBS), so to justify their hatred they call the show racist. I think this is largely a made up controversy, most tv sites I visit the comments (which are mostly supportive of the show) don't line up with the media (which mostly blast it).

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That is sometimes true, but I never saw that type of criticism, at least not to such a public level, of Two and a Half Men, which is a very offensive show and always has been. This felt different to me.

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Wing, I actually don't fully agree there. The major media largely really liked the show--at least the aspect focusing on, well, the 2 Broke Girls. It got largely good reviews (better than most new sitcoms this year) and was picked as a fave by many magazines, including by the guy who spoke to King and complained about the racism. While it may be exagerated, and I think there is some truth to the fact that it's all based on stereotypes, I also found the supporting "ethnic" cast not funny and way too cliched/caricatured with much of the humour based solely on their racial ticks. I haven't seen too many recent episodes, so can't comment if that aspect has been improved or not, but I think the argument is at least valid for someone to bring up and I do think King handled it very poorly. Whether it's racist or not, it's undeniable that those characters are built almost entirely around racial humour.

*edit* Oh Carl's link isn't the one I meant--that guy admits he barely watches the show. I think the link is in the 2 Broke Girls thread--Ent Weekly also mentioned King's weird reaction on their site, and they've long been largely positive about the show, they just want to see it, well, better and not be embarassed by 1/3rd of it. Edited by EricMontreal22

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[quote name='Soapsuds' timestamp='1331767882' post='1075047']
I like the show...it doesnt hurt that they show Patrick Wilson shirtless as often as they can....hehe...but seriously I liked the show from day one.
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Well he's an incredibly nice guy (at least from all I've heard and when he signed my playbill) so I am glad he has a steady job even if it keeps him away from the stage for a bit. BTW if you want to see a lot more of him than just his chest, watch Little Children...

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[quote name='EricMontreal22' timestamp='1331770837' post='1075066']
Well he's an incredibly nice guy (at least from all I've heard and when he signed my playbill) so I am glad he has a steady job even if it keeps him away from the stage for a bit. BTW if you want to see a lot more of him than just his chest, watch Little Children...
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That's cool that you got to meet him and get his autograph. Thanks for the tip and I'll check out LC.

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[quote name='EricMontreal22' timestamp='1331770703' post='1075065']
Wing, I actually don't fully agree there. The major media largely really liked the show--at least the aspect focusing on, well, the 2 Broke Girls. It got largely good reviews (better than most new sitcoms this year) and was picked as a fave by many magazines, including by the guy who spoke to King and complained about the racism. While it may be exagerated, and I think there is some truth to the fact that it's all based on stereotypes, I also found the supporting "ethnic" cast not funny and way too cliched/caricatured with much of the humour based solely on their racial ticks. I haven't seen too many recent episodes, so can't comment if that aspect has been improved or not, but I think the argument is at least valid for someone to bring up and I do think King handled it very poorly. Whether it's racist or not, it's undeniable that those characters are built almost entirely around racial humour.

*edit* Oh Carl's link isn't the one I meant--that guy admits he barely watches the show. I think the link is in the 2 Broke Girls thread--Ent Weekly also mentioned King's weird reaction on their site, and they've long been largely positive about the show, they just want to see it, well, better and not be embarassed by 1/3rd of it.
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Well racist or not, it's one of the best performing freshman sitcoms in quite a while and plenty seem to like the show just how it is, so I don't see the show making any dramatic changes as long as the ratings stay strong.

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