Joining the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena this week, the CW announced several renewals for freshman series for the 2019-2010 broadcast season.
FBI, Magnum PI, God Friended Me and The Neighborhood will all return for second seasons next year.
“Each of these distinctive shows has made their mark in a variety of ways,” said Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment.
“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.” Thom Sherman, Senior Executive Vice President of Programming added, “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.”
FBI, from Emmy Award-winning producer Dick Wolf, is a top 10 series and CBS’ #1 new show, averaging almost 13 million viewers each week. The fast-paced drama stars Missy Peregrym, Zeeko Zaki, Jeremy Sisto, Ebońee Noel and Sela Ward. In addition to Wolf, Rick Eid, Terry Miller, Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski also serve as executive producers.
THE NEIGHBORHOOD has improved its year-to-year time period viewership, drawing an average of almost 8 million viewers on Mondays, while using socially conscious humor to explore differences between cultures and life experiences. Cedric the Entertainer and Tichina Arnold star as neighborhood stalwarts the Butlers, while Max Greenfield and Beth Behrs are the “new kids on the block,” the Johnsons. The show also stars Sheaun McKinney, Marcel Spears and Hank Greenspan. Jim Reynolds, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, Wendi Trilling, Cedric the Entertainer and Eric Rhone are executive producers.
MAGNUM P.I. has improved its Monday, 9:00 PM time period by +32%. The action-adventure series set in Hawaii stars Jay Hernandez as former Navy SEAL Thomas Magnum, Perdita Weeks, Zachary Knighton, Stephen Hill, Tim Kang and Amy Hill. Peter M. Lenkov, Eric Guggenheim, Justin Lin, John Davis, John Fox and Danielle Woodrow are executive producers.
GOD FRIENDED ME is the Network’s second-most-watched new series and the most-watched scripted series on Sunday, averaging 10 million viewers. The uplifting family drama stars Brandon Micheal Hall, Violett Beane, Suraj Sharma, Javicia Leslie and Joe Morton. Greg Berlanti, Steven Lilien, Bryan Wynbrandt, Sarah Schechter and Marcos Siega are the executive producers for Warner Bros. Television.