This year has been a particularly good year for the new shows starting out on America's CBS network, and each one has been renewed which is almost unheard of in the extremely competitive world of American television.
Reuters have reported that all freshman shows on the network are to be given extra funding for continued filming of their seasons. The network has given full season clearance to all its new shows.
The five new shows that have started up on CBS are The Defenders,Bleep My Dad Says, Hawaii 5-0, Blue Blood, Mike and Molly. This sounds like good news for the show's producers and a stroke of luck for the network, certainly many will be happy to find their contracts renewed.
The shows have all performed well in their time slots, bringing in a good share of the audience attracting network bosses to extend all runs to a full season.
Though this is good news for those involved in the shows it is also a potential problem for the network as the midseason comes up with more shows competing for survival on the network. Yet riding their current success it seems that the network is happy to face that problem when it arrives.
For midseason the show has another five shows on the agenda, these are: Mad Love, Live to Dance a realty show featuring Paula Abdul, Chaos and the crime drama Criminal Minds.
In mind of potential success of the new shows Reuters have revealed that CBS president Nian Tassler is prepared to cancel shows if their popularity wanes, while new shows take over their place in the ratings list.
Some of the shows are already struggling to keep their numbers, for instance Bleep My Dad Says is certainly struggling to retain its audience.
Having received a great deal of publicity due to its status as an online phenomenon the show has already been well marketed, being covered by many online sources and making its way in to mainstream press. Then there is the semblance of two cult figures, first the curmudgeon father documented on twitter, and then there is William Shatner, both bringing pre-established audiences.
Though the pilot received very poor reviews, over 12 million American tuned in to watch the show. Since then the audience has been slowly fading out due to the show's lack of quality.
Hawaii 5-0 has been performing very well, striking the right chords with the audience of the original show, and making just the right changes. It perhaps won't last the length of the original show but seems set for a long run.
Meanwhile the show has reminded America of Hawaii as a holiday destination and Hawaii vacation rentals are on the rise.