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CBS Renew/Cancel Watch: 'Life in Pieces' is Certain to be Renewed

Welcome to the latest installment of the CBS Renew/Cancel Watch. With the recent renewal of NCIS, here are the latest predictions.

Rank      Show Title     Season Low / High /Average       Y2Y Change
1
The Big Bang Theory -- --
2
NCIS 2.1 / 2.7 / 2.26
-5.4%
3
Life in Pieces 1.8 / 2.6 / 2.03 --
4
Scorpion 1.7 / 2.2 / 1.84
-19.6%
5
Supergirl 1.5 / 3.1 / 1.78 --
6
NCIS: New Orleans 1.5 / 2.5 / 1.76
-16.7%
7
Criminal Minds 1.5 / 2.0 / 1.76
-30.0%
8
Mom 1.5 / 1.8 / 1.70
-27.4%
9
2 Broke Girls 1.5 / 1.7 / 1.62
-18.5%
10
Mike & Molly 1.6 / 1.7 / 1.59
-16.9%
11
Limitless 1.2 / 1.9 / 1.42 --
12
Angel from Hell 1.3 / 1.6 / 1.42 --
13
Madam Secretary 1.0 / 2.0 / 1.28
-10.87%
14
NCIS: LA 1.1 / 1.6 / 1.34
-16.03%
15
Code Black 1.1 / 1.5 / 1.27 --
16
Blue Bloods 1.1 / 1.5 / 1.25
-3.37%
17
Hawaii Five-0 1.0 / 1.4 / 1.15
-7.54%
18
The Good Wife 0.9 / 1.4 / 1.06
-13.21%
19
Elementary 0.8/1.2/1.05
-18.26%
20
CSI: Cyber 0.7/1.2/0.91
-34.29%
21
Person of Interest -- --

Why is Life in Pieces Certain to be Renewed?

Life in Pieces, with its most recent episode scoring a 1.8 A18-49, is currently CBS's #2 comedy. The only comedies that are rating lower than it are Mom and 2 Broke Girls. It is doing decent enough to get an upgrade to "certain renewal". And with The Odd Couple set to return to CBS in April and Angel from Hell's cancelation, I think that Life in Pieces should be fine.

Sunday Update
Elementary is moving to the Sunday 10pm time slot in time for the premiere of Rush Hour. As a consequence, low rated CSI: Cyber has its episode order cut to 18 episodes, just like the original CSI last season. If we look at historical trends, every show on CBS that got an episode order cut was canceled at the end of the season. That has also happened to Numb3rs, Medium, CSI: Miami, and CSI: NY. For that reason alone, CSI: Cyber is certain to be canceled. It's cancelation was already certain with its low ratings, and this announcement according to the Futon Critic is just the final nail in the coffin.

Other Predictions
I have dialed back the prediction for NCIS: LA to a likely renewal. Recent ratings trend shows a decline in ratings. However, CBS is not willing to cancel more than three veteran shows this season.

Elementary's low ratings would normally put it in cancelation territory, but this is CBS. CBS has not canceled a show after four seasons since The Unit. It just got sent to Sundays. The thing going for it is that it has a lucrative syndication deal with WGN America. Just like with NCIS: LA, CBS is just not going to cancel more than three veteran shows this season. That's why it's likely to be renewed.

For the Friday shows, Hawaii Five-0 has been consistent in the ratings. Although TVBTN has it as a toss up, I think that CBS has bigger fish to fry since The Good Wife is canceled, and two other veterans are certain to be. Hawaii Five-0 is likely to be renewed.

Supergirl is consistently the third highest rated drama on the network. I have now upgraded its prediction to certain to be renewed, despite the late start.

Limitless's recent ratings decline is pretty puzzling. For now, it's On the Bubble.

Question: With the two season renewal of NCIS, what show or shows will CBS renew next?

Let me know in the comments below!