CBS Renews ‘Madam Secretary’, ‘NCIS: New Orleans,’ and ‘Scorpion’

CBS Renews Scorpion, Madam Secretary and NCIS
Téa Leoni as Elizabeth McCord in ‘Madam Secretary’ (Photo: Craig Blankenhorn/CBS ©2014 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved)

New shows Scorpion, Madam Secretary, and NCIS: New Orleans have all earned second season orders from CBS. The primetime series, which will be back for the 2015-2016 season, earned the #1, #2, and #3 spots as the “most-watched new programs on broadcast television this season” according to CBS. The new NCIS ranks first, Madam Secretary is second, and Scorpion earned the third place spot.

“These freshman dramas have each made a big impact on key nights of the week,” stated Nina Tassler, Chairman, CBS Entertainment. “Creatively distinctive, the series are backed by strong showrunners with amazingly talented casts, and have resonated with a big, broad audience.”

NCIS: New Orleans starring Scott Bakula and Lucas Black has been averaging 18.1 million viewers. Madam Secretary isn’t far behind, bringing in an average of 14.9 million viewers to the dramatic series starring Tea Leoni, Tim Daly, and Bebe Neuwirth. And Scorpion, based on true events, has 14.5 million viewers on average tuning in to see Katharine McPhee, Elyes Gabel, Robert Patrick, and Eddie Kaye Thomas keep the world safe.

-By Rebecca Murray

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