CBS trims seasons for US dramas
COVID-19 sees NCIS, Blue Bloods, Bull cut from 22 to 16 - 18 episode seasons.
CBS has been forced to trim the episode count of multiple US dramas as a result of COVID-19.
Shows including NCIS, Bull and Blue Bloods have been trimmed from 22 episodes to between 16 and 18.
That will have a knock-on effect for 10 in Australia. While it is unlikely to be alone on that front, 10 does rely more on US dramas than Nine or Seven.
CBS is hoping that these reduced series orders will carry them through to May, the end of the US broadcast season.
This is now the episode count for current seasons:
NCIS: Los Angeles (18)
NCIS: New Orleans (16)
SEAL Team (16)
Blue Bloods (16)
The Neighborhood (18)
Magnum P.I. (16)