'CSI: Miami,' 'CSI: NY,' 'Rules of Engagement': Keep them or kill them?
We've already explored the ABC bubble shows, so now it's time to visit the CBS fare. CBS has already renewed a large number of shows. Fans of "The Good Wife," "Blue Bloods," "CSI," "Hawaii Five-O," "The Mentalist," "Person of Interest," "Criminal Minds," "NCIS," "NCIS: LA," "Mike & Molly," "2 Broke Girls," "How I Met Your Mother" and "The Big Bang Theory" can rest assured -- your shows will be back.
We can also pretty much count on seeing the return of "Two and a Half Men," provided negotiations with Ashton Kutcher continue to go well. The only show already canceled is the highly unsuccessful "How to Be a Gentleman."
Which brings us to the ones that remain undecided. Vote and let us know which shows you hope to see return next season!
The case for it: The ratings were pretty solid, and if CBS looks to expand its comedy blocks, it could be a safe bet.
The case against it: Almost universally panned by critics, "Rob" has generated very little positive buzz.
"Rules of Engagement"
The case for it: After six seasons, "Rules" saw a ratings boost this year.
The case against it: If CBS doesn't add more sitcom time to its schedule, "Rob" and "Rules" will likely get axed.
The case for it: Creatively, "CSI: Miami" is still going strong and with over 200 episodes in the bag, it's a syndication goldmine. This season's finale will end on a considerable cliffhanger, with Horatio's team split up.
The case against it: The show's 10th season was cut short to make room for "NYC 22," and some actors, like Eva La Rue, have been booked in other pilots.
The case for it: Syndication, syndication, syndication.
The case against it: It's never a good sign when the showrunners smell a series finale, and we're hearing that this season's ender was crafted to satisfy viewers in case the show doesn't return in the fall.
The case for it: "The Good Wife" and "Unforgettable" had similar ratings, and "The Good Wife" has already gotten the green light to return. "Unforgettable" could potentially be a Saturday show next season. (Ouch.)
The case against it: Low ratings, unhappy critics, and a creative plateau never add up to good things.
"A Gifted Man"
The case for it: Patrick Wilson is fun to look at? This one might need a ghostly miracle.
The case against it: It's increasingly likely that CBS will add more sitcom time to its schedule, and "A Gifted Man" will likely be the first drama to go.