ncis 200th ratings CBS renews 18 shows, fate of 'Two and a Half Men,' 'CSI: NY' and 'CSI: Miami' yet unknownWhile pilot season is in full swing, it’s important for the networks to remember they have a whole bunch of shows already on the air. CBS, the top-rated network in prime time, did just that as they announced the return of 18 of their evening programs for the 2012-13 season.

In a statement, Nina Tassler head of CBS Entertainment says, “This large-scale renewal is testimony to the strength, stability and success of a deep and diverse roster of top-rated programming.”

On the comedy side, the network renewed “2 Broke Girls” and “Mike & Molly.” CBS had previously announced multi-year pickups of “How I Met Your Mother” and “The Big Bang Theory.”

As for dramas, CBS picked up “NCIS,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “Hawaii Five-0,”  “Criminal Minds,” “CSI,” “Person of Interest,” “The Mentalist,” “Blue Bloods” and “The Good Wife.”

The network also renewed reality show “The Amazing Race” and “Undercover Boss” in addition to the previously picked up “Survivor.” “60 Minutes” and “48 Hours” will also be back.

While “Two and a Half Men” didn’t receive an immediate renewal, the network says they are in “preliminary discussions.” This likely means that Ashton Kutcher wants more money. Also missing from this list is “CSI: Miami” and “CSI: New York.”

Posted by:David Eckstein