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CBS Renews 'Big Bang Theory' and 17 Others — Who Made the Cut?

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Mar 27, 2013 | 4:25pm EDT

The Big Bang Theory

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.

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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: 

Comedy
The Big Bang Theory
How I Met Your Mother
2 Broke Girls
Mike & Molly

Drama
The Good Wife

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Crime

Elementary
Blue Bloods
The Mentalist
NCIS
NCIS: LA
CSI
Hawaii 5-0
Person Of Interest

Reality
Survivor
Amazing Race
Undercover Boss

News/Documentary
60 Minutes
48 Hours

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[Photo Credit: Michael Yarish/CBS]


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