Three of CBS’s freshman series – FBI, Magnum P.I., and The Neighborhood – have earned second season orders. The network just announced the three shows, which improved ratings in their time slots over last year’s viewership numbers, will return as part of the network’s 2019-2020 primetime schedule.
Commenting on the season two renewals, CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl stated, “Each of these distinctive shows has made their mark in a variety of ways. 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.”
“We’re thrilled by the creative direction and performance of these three shows as they continue to grow in popularity and resonate with the Network’s viewers,” added CBS Senior Executive Vice President of Programming Thom Sherman.
FBI comes from Emmy Award winner Dick Wolf and stars Missy Peregrym, Zeeko Zaki, Jeremy Sisto, Ebońee Noel, and Sela Ward. Wolf serves as an executive producer along with Rick Eid, Terry Miller, Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski. Season one airs on Tuesdays at 9pm ET/PT and has been averaging nearly 13 million viewers.
The reboot of Magnum P.I. with Jay Hernandez in the title role has upped the Monday at 9pm ET/PT viewership numbers by 32%. Perdita Weeks, Zachary Knighton, Stephen Hill, Tim Kang and Amy Hill co-star, with Peter M. Lenkov, Eric Guggenheim, Justin Lin, John Davis, John Fox and Danielle Woodrow executive producing.
Cedric the Entertainer stars in and executive produces The Neighborhood, a half-hour comedy airing on Mondays at 8pm ET/PT. According to CBS, the comedy has been averaging 8 million viewers which is an increase year-over-year in its time slot. In addition to Cedric the Entertainer, the series stars Tichina Arnold, Max Greenfield, and Beth Behrs. Sheaun McKinney, Marcel Spears and Hank Greenspan are also featured in season one.