CBS announced today, March 13 that they would be renewing their original police forensics procedural "CSI" as well as profiling procedural "Criminal Minds" and cyber focused drama "Person of Interest" for the 2014-2015 season.
"CSI's" renewal should not come as a shock since CBS is planning a back door pilot in April for the newest "CSI" spinoff potential. The show will be introduced in the "CSI" episode "Original Flavor". The network will then make an announcement in May as to whether the show will be a pilot in the fall.
Patricia Arquette will play Special Agent, Avery Ryan. Avery is in charge of the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI. The story will be located in Quantico, VA but the crimes will take place throughout the country. The types of crimes that she will be solving have to deal with a combination of on line and real life situations that really take your mind into a different world and way of questioning reality. The story is based on the life of the actual producer of the “CSI” series, Cyber Psychologist Mary Aiken.
Even though "CSI" was a strong lead for being returned, "Criminal Minds" was so much of a shoe in. With cast changes and fan reactions to storylines that were more shocking and less character centered, many were not sure that the show would get a renewal. But, with the stories at the end of the season focusing more on characters, the ratings increased and it must have saved the show because it is being renewed for its tenth season.
And finally, the newest show of the bunch, "Person of Interest" has been renewed for a fourth season with the third season ending the last week in April.
Other dramas that have been renewed are "NCIS", "NCIS: Los Angeles", "The Good Wife" "Blue Bloods", "Elementary", and "Hawaii- Five O".
There is no word as of yet to the fate of "The Mentalist", "Intelligence", "and "Hostages" but it is looking bleak.