It’s a while until the official list of renewed TV shows comes out. Between now and then, networks will make random announcements on which shows will be kept or cut. Every week TV By The Numbers publishes a detailed report that banks on which shows will or will not return for a new season. The site compiles a renew/cancellation index which predicts how those shows are gauging audience numbers each week.
According to a new report out by Eonline, CBS is renewing three dramas. This is good news for fans so they can enjoy another season of their favorite shows and it’s good for the cast to know they have solid work for the next year on the series.
What’s so cool about the TV shows coming back for another season is the fact that they’re freshman dramas and have “resonated” with a large audience, CBS President Nina Tassler, says. Tassler appeared at the 2015 Winter TCA Press Tour on Monday and announced the three dramas that will continue airing.
“These freshman dramas have each made a big impact on key nights of the week. Creatively distinctive, the series are backed by strong showrunners with amazingly talented casts, and have resonated with a big, broad audience.”
The three renewed TV shows are Madame Secretary, NCIS: New Orleans and Scorpion. All of these have been picked up for season 2.
Stalker isn’t one of the shows named on the short list, but Tassler reassures fans that it’s “a contender for next season.”
According to predictions that TV By The Numbers made last week, all three of the dramas mentioned by the CBS president were “certain to be renewed by May, 2015.” Stalker, on the other hand, is predicted “more likely to be cancelled than renewed by May, 2015.” Which way will the series go?
The site explained why Stalker might be cancelled instead of renewed by CBS. It was published December 9, 2014.
“After being a ‘toss up ‘for most of the season, Stalker is now likely to be canceled. CBS announced that it would be replaced by CSI:Cyber after airing only 17 of its 20 episodes ordered.
“The fact that only 20 episodes were ordered (not the 22 in a ‘normal’ full season order) is a another negative indicator that as far as the bear knows was only revealed last Friday. Looks like the CBS PR Jedi put a mind trick over on the bear in late October when they announced the ‘full season’ for Stalker and the bear assumed it was for 22, otherwise he’d have moved it to ‘likely canceled’ then.”
Other predicted CBS renewals for 2015 “certain to be renewed” are Mike & Molly, Elementary, 2 Broke Girls, Mom, Criminal Minds, and NCIS. The Big Theory has already been renewed.
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