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Pictured, from left, are `FBI` stars Missy Peregrym as Special Agent Maggie Bell and Zeeko Zaki as Special Agent Omar Adom `OA` Zidan (Photo by Michael Parmelee/CBS ©2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All rights reserved.)
Pictured, from left, are "FBI" stars Missy Peregrym as Special Agent Maggie Bell and Zeeko Zaki as Special Agent Omar Adom "OA" Zidan (Photo by Michael Parmelee/CBS ©2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All rights reserved.)

CBS announces return of 23 series for 2020-21 broadcast season

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Fri, May 8th 2020 02:10 pm

CBS on Wednesday announced the return of 23 series, renewing 80% of its top-rated lineup, for the 2020-21 broadcast season. The network will announce its new series and 2020-21 primetime schedule in the coming weeks.

The returning 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 the 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 the law and justice program “48 Hours.” They join the previously announced renewals of “Evil,” “Mom,” “Survivor,” “The Amazing Race” and “Young Sheldon.”

“Survivor,” a series currently watched by nearly 10 million viewers, returns for its 21st season.

“Thanks to these exceptional shows, we’re going to win the current season by 1 million viewers,” said Kelly Kahl, president of 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.”

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 No. 1 in primetime, daytime and late night for the fourth straight year.

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