Here are some of the official renewals that we’re hearing about right now — Bull (for season 4), Hawaii Five-0 (for season 10), MacGyver (for season 4), SWAT (for season 3), SEAL Team (for season 3), and Madam Secretary (for season 6). Of these, the renewals for Hawaii Five-0, MacGyver, and SWAT were certainly expected — while they’re not necessarily setting the ratings world on fire, they have been strong, stable hits for the network and all have great followings all over the world.
As for some of the other shows, there are some surprises buried in there. SEAL Team, for example, has been firmly on the bubble ever since moving a little bit later in the night. Meanwhile, Madam Secretary is typically one of CBS’ lowest-rated series, and Bull faced some uncertainty this year due to some headlines surrounding star Michael Weatherly late last year.
So with some of these renewals in mind, the bulk of CBS’ drama schedule seems to be solidified — remember that the entire NCIS franchise has been renewed, alongside Magnum PI, FBI, God Friended Me, Blue Bloods, and Criminal Minds. In the case of the latter, it will be for a final season. There isn’t all that much uncertainty anymore, save for The Code (which we think is likely to be canceled). Saturday night series Ransom mostly goes about things at its own pace, and because of its Canadian production ties, it’s a little harder to predict.
For some more video discussion on SEAL Team, check out our finale preview at the bottom of this article! Meanwhile, remember to subscribe to CarterMatt on YouTube for some other insight and we suggestion also check out our full show playlist.
On the comedy side, there is still uncertainty around Fam, Happy Together, Life in Pieces, Murphy Brown, and Man with a Plan — though of this group, we’re most confident about Man with a Plan because of its status as a steady utility player for CBS. Don’t be surprised if more news comes out about some of these shows by the end of the week — or, at the earliest, by the weekend. There are at least a couple of new shows that will likely join the CBS schedule, so don’t assume that any of the shows mentioned here are going to air at the same exact time.
For some more news regarding ALL renewals, check out our official Renewal/Cancellation guide, which will be updated throughout the remainder of this precarious position in the TV world. Tomorrow is Bloody Friday, otherwise known as the worst day of cancellations of the year.
If you are curious in some more SEAL Team discussion…
Be sure to check out our recent Emmy Hopefuls article piece, one spotlighting the world of David Boreanaz as Jason Hayes.
What do you think about some of these renewals? Be sure to share right now in the comments, and remember to check back soon for some other news/renewal discussion. (Photo: CBS.)