'Blue Bloods' and 'All Rise' among 23 Shows Set to Return in New Broadcast Season
CBS announced the final round of renewals for their next 2020-2021 broadcasting season, and it will see the return of most of the network's current top-rated shows.
The network previously announced that "Young Sheldon, "The Amazing Race," "Survivor," "Evil," and "Mom" would all return to their fall line-up before releasing the rest of the shows set to join.
Fans of the CBS's top-performing series including "FBI: Most Wanted," the comedy "Bob Hearts Abishola," news program "60 Minutes," "NCIS: Los Angeles," and "NCIS: New Orleans" can look forward to new seasons.
Additionally, dramas including "Blue Bloods," "All Rise," "MacGyver," "FBI," "Bull," "SEAL Team," and "S.W.A.T" will return to the network as well.
Before CBS announced the full list of renewals, "Blue Bloods" star Tom Selleck, who plays the police commissioner, ventured a guess at where the show's next season might, or might not be heading.
Since the drama tries to depict challenges faced by the New York police department in as realistically as possible, Tom is doubtful whether it will include scenarios about the current novel coronavirus pandemic, as he said:
"I know a lot of people are watching Blue Bloods to get away from the coronavirus that they see 24 hours a day, so, I can’t really answer that.”
The renewal of "Blue Bloods" wouldn't come as a surprise to Tom, who told PEOPLE at the beginning of May that the show doesn't have "an endpoint."
Tom Selleck attends CBS' "The Carol Burnett Show 50th Anniversary Special" on October 4, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images.
According to the actor's summation, there is "a lot of life in the show" that will continue as long as the characters continue to grow.
"The Neighborhood," "The Unicorn," and "Undercover Boss" are all comedies CBS renewed, as well as the justice program "48 Hours," and the reality show "Survivor."
In a statement, CBS Entertainment's president, Kelly Kahl said, "Thanks to these exceptional shows, we're going to win the current season by 1 million viewers. Next year, we'll have these strong returning series as our foundation... and Super Bowl LV too."
An insider for the network confirmed that a few other shows would join the drama "God Friended Me" on the cancellation bench. Apart from "Man With a Plan," freshman series "Tommy," "Broke," and "Carol's Second Act," all got canned as well.
Apart from getting their fall lineup in order, CBS network also reached out to support the fight against the novel coronavirus.
Among competing networks such as ABC and NBS among others, they all came together to live broadcast the event "One World: Together At Home."
The World Health Organization and Global Citizen announced the event, which took place on April 18 and it highlighted how people from different walks of life unified while supporting each other and the frontline workers risking their lives daily.