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CBS renews most of schedule, except for two big series...

Simon Baker stars as Patrick Jane in "The

Simon Baker stars as Patrick Jane in "The Mentalist" on CBS. (Credit: CBS )

CBS, as per recent early spring custom, has picked up most of its schedule for next fall. But conspicuously off the renewal list: "The Crazy Ones" and "The Mentalist.' No word on either, but that may mean nothing -- just that renewals will come later, or CBS is waiting to see how they run out the rest of the season before making a decision. Neither has been a particularly stellar performer this season, so who knows. "The  Big Bang Theory" got a three-year pickup yesterday. 

  In total eighteen series will be back next season, and you can go ahead and name them, but I'll save you the trouble. From the press release: 

The 18 series renewed today comprise 15.5 hours of CBS’s weekly prime-time schedule and include nine dramas, five comedies, two reality series and two news programs. The nine dramas picked up are: NCIS, television’s No.-1 drama/scripted program for the fifth consecutive year; NCIS: LOS ANGELES, the No.-2 drama for the fourth straight year; time-period winners PERSON OF INTEREST, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, HAWAII FIVE-0 and BLUE BLOODS; as well as CRIMINAL MINDS, ELEMENTARY and the acclaimed drama THE GOOD WIFE. The renewed comedies are 2 BROKE GIRLS, THE MILLERS, which is the No.-1 freshman comedy of the 2013-2014 season, MIKE & MOLLY, MOM and the long-running hit TWO AND A HALF MEN. In alternative programming, the Network announced pick-ups for its Emmy Award-winning reality series THE AMAZING RACE and UNDERCOVER BOSS.

Tags: The Mentalist , The Crazy Ones , Robin Williams , Simon Baker , NCIS: LOS ANGELES , PERSON OF INTEREST , CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION , HAWAII FIVE-0 , BLUE BLOODS , CRIMINAL MINDS , ELEMENTARY , THE GOOD WIFE , 2 BROKE GIRLS , THE MILLERS , MIKE & MOLLY , MOM , TWO AND A HALF MEN , THE AMAZING RACE , UNDERCOVER BOSS.

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