Renewed: Two & a Half Men, Parenthood, Law & Order: SVU, Beauty & the Beast.
A number of new shows have been renewed in the US by CBS, NBC and The CW.
CBS has renewed Two and a Half Men, NBC has renewed Parenthood and Law and Order: SVU while The CW has renewed Beauty and the Beast.
Two and a Half Men wins an 11th season but Angus T. Jones will shift to a recurring role so that he can attend college. This change follows the 19 year old appearing in a YouTube clip saying, “If you watch Two and a Half Men, please stop watching Two and a Half Men. I’m on Two and a Half Men and I don’t want to be on it. Please stop watching it and filling your head with filth.”
CBS entertainment chief Nina Tassler told reporters in January, “He’s been a beloved member of that cast for years and years and years and he issued a public apology. At the end of the day, they want him back and he wants to come back.”
Parenthood will return for a fifth season with 22 episodes. This comes despite the show having to wrap early at 15 episodes to make way for Smash.
Law and Order: SVU returns for its 15th season. While the show is not the ratings juggernaut it once was it remains a consistent performer on Wednesdays, a night that has been problematic for NBC.
It’s good news for Jay Ryan with new fantasy drama Beauty and the Beast winning a second season. The show recently won the People’s Choice Award for Favourite New Drama. More importantly it has enjoyed a 45 percent ratings bump among women 18-34 when counting seven days of PVR growth.
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Source: Hollywood Reporter