CBS is keeping some old friends on their roster for this coming season — the top rated network has announced 18 renewals for the 2013-'14 television season, with a handful of no-brainers and a few surprises making the cut. At the top of the list is Thursday night comedy The Big Bang Theory, a ratings giant, brought back for a seventh season. Another CBS mainstay, Survivor, has also been slated for a return, marking its 27th turn on air.
And while nobody expected to bid farewell to Sheldon Cooper or Jeff Probst anytime soon, some viewers might be pleased to know that the low-rated critical darling The Good Wife has been re-upped for a fifth year.
In addition to these, and current freshman detective series Elementary, we have the full list of CBS' renewals below, separated by genre:
The Big Bang Theory
How I Met Your Mother
2 Broke Girls
Mike & Molly
The Good Wife
Person Of Interest
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