CBS Renews Most of the Network’s Slate Including Survivor and The Amazing Race
CBS today announced the return of 23 series, renewing 80% of its lineup for the 2020-2021 broadcast season.The network will announce its new series and 2020-2021 primetime schedule in the coming weeks.
With production shut down across the country due to coronavirus concerns, networks will be renewing more shows than usual. The shutdown obliterated pilot season, the means by which production studios pitch new ideas.
CBS previously announced the renewals of Survivor, The Amazing Race Evil, Mom, and Young Sheldon. Survivor will return for season 21, says the CBS press release. However, production on the next two seasons, which films in Fiji, has been halted, with no reschedule in site. Amazing Race has season 32 in the can. The show originally had a summer premiere. But the network decided to hold off, as the network also halted production on season 33.
The returning shows include NCIS, FBI: Most Wanted, Bob ? Abishola, 60 Minutes, All Rise, Blue Bloods, Bull, FBI, MacGyver, Magnum P.I., NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, S.W.A.T., Seal Team, The Neighborhood and The Unicorn, Undercover Boss and 48 Hours.
A CBS insider confirms to TVLine that freshman series Carol’s Second Act, Broke and Tommy, as well as Man With a Plan have all been cancelled. They join previously-axed Sunday drama God Friended Me.
“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.”