CBS announced Friday that it has renewed three first-year series for the 2019-20 broadcast season — the Dick Wolf-produced crime drama “FBI,” the “Magnum P.I.” reboot and the comedy “The Neighborhood.”
“Each of these distinctive shows has made their mark in a variety of ways,” CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl said. “Our goals this season were to introduce new series that audiences are passionate about, add more strength to a winning schedule and create more inclusive programming.”
Decisions have not been made on the fates of the other two series that premiered on CBS in the fall, the uplifting drama “God Friended Me” and the comedy “Happy Together,” or about another season of the comedy “Murphy Brown,” which returned to the network in September after a 20-year absence, according to CBS.
“FBI” is prime-time television’s second most-watched new series, behind NBC’s “Manifest,” averaging 12.973 million viewers, 10th overall and seventh among non-sports programming through Sunday, according to Nielsen figures released Wednesday.
“Magnum P.I.” has improved CBS’ viewership in its 9-10 p.m. Monday time slot by 32 percent over last season. The network’s viewership is also up in “The Neighborhood’s” 8-8:30 p.m. Monday time slot.
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