CBS today announced the early renewal of 18 shows, including five comedies, for the 2014-2015 season. The five renewed comedies are veteran series Two and a Half Men, 2 Broke Girls, and Mike & Molly and new shows The Millers, starring Will Arnett, and Mom, starring Anna Faris. The Big Bang Theory received a massive three-season renewal from the network yesterday, so producer Chuck Lorre still has four sitcoms on the network.
This leaves the Robin Williams-Sarah Michelle Gellar series The Crazy Ones and the upcoming midseason sitcoms Friends with Better Lives and Bad Teacher as the only comedies CBS has yet to renew. How I Met Your Mother is ending its run later this month, and new comedy We Are Men was canceled in October after two episodes. With so many CBS comedies being renewed, it doesn’t leave a lot of room for the network’s 10 comedy pilots in development to become shows next season.