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23 CBS Shows Renewed for the 2020-2021 Season


No less than 23 CBS shows were just renewed for the 2020-2021 broadcast season, including No. 1 series NCIS for its 18th season. Seven of the CBS shows receive over 10 million viewers per week.

The network will announce its new series and 2020-2021 primetime schedule in the coming weeks.


The returning CBS shows include the No. 1 program on television NCIS, No. 1 comedy Young Sheldon, No. 1 new series FBI: Most Wanted, No. 1 new comedy Bob ♥ Abishola, and the No. 1 news program 60 Minutes.

Among today’s additional renewals are the dramas All Rise, Blue Bloods, Bull, FBI, MacGyver, Magnum P.I., NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, S.W.A.T. and Seal Team; comedies The Neighborhood and The Unicorn; reality series Undercover Boss; and 48 Hours.

Young Sheldon

They join the previously-announced renewals of Evil, Mom, Survivor, The Amazing Race and Young Sheldon.

“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.”

FBI: Most Wanted

The CBS shows that were watched by over 10 million viewers per week, include NCIS, FBI, Blue Bloods, Young Sheldon, Bull, 60 Minutes and FBI: Most Wanted.

CBS’ freshman class will see the return of No. 1 new series FBI: Most Wanted, No. 1 new comedy Bob ♥ Abishola, All Rise, Evil, and The Unicorn.

All shows from this season’s Monday night lineup have been renewed. The Neighborhood and Bob ♥ Abishola rank among the top comedies on television, with larger audiences than every comedy on all other networks. All Rise is the No. 3 new drama on any network, and Bull has been Monday’s top entertainment series at 10:00 PM this season, averaging over 10.5 million viewers.

All three Tuesday night dramas will return, with each averaging over 10 million viewers per week, including NCIS, averaging over 15.33 million viewers; FBI, with 12.55 million viewers; and FBI: Most Wanted, which averages 10.18 million viewers.

Blue Bloods

Survivor, a series currently watched by nearly 10 million viewers, returns for its 21st season. Young Sheldon and Mom will return as the No. 1 and No. 2 comedies on television.

CBS is on track to finish the current season as America’s most watched network for the 12th consecutive year by a margin of 1 million viewers. The network is also first in primetime, daytime and late night for the fourth straight year.

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Mirko Parlevliet
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.


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