CBS: Bad Teacher remains a Toss Up, could The Mentalist be cancelled to return somewhere else?

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Since the upfronts are coming up in two weeks, this is the second to last renewals and cancellations prediction of the season. Next week, we will be giving our final predictions regarding which shows will be renewed and which shows will be cancelled. In two weeks it will be clear which shows will return (and which won’t) as the fall primetime schedules are announced.

Bad Teacher premiered this week with a 2.1 A18-49 rating, quite average for CBS comedy series but a little low for a series premiere. The question is whether it will drop next week, or if it will be able to keep its numbers up. Until the series has aired some more episodes, it will remain a Toss Up.

In the meantime, The Mentalist, which has been listed in our predictions as a Certain Cancellation for a long time now, may continue on another network. It has been offered to other networks in case CBS doesn’t renew the series, which is certain to happen.

CBS has already renewed a lot of its scripted series, 16 in total, but has cancelled only one series officially: We Are Men. The fate of Friends With Better Lives is still a bit unsure, since it has only aired a few episodes. A18-49 ratings of 1.8 were enough to cancel We Are Men at the beginning of the season. However, as usual, ratings for all series have been dropping near the end of the TV season. Thus, a 1.8 rating for Friends With Better Lives is reason for doubting both a renewal and a cancellation. On the other hand, with 16 renewed series already, CBS will need to keep an eye on scheduling, meaning that Friends With Better Lives may yet be cancelled after all.

ShowStatus / Prediction
2 Broke GirlsRenewed
Blue BloodsRenewed
Criminal MindsRenewed
CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationRenewed
ElementaryRenewed
Hawaii Five-0Renewed
Mike & MollyRenewed
MomRenewed
NCISRenewed
NCIS: Los AngelesRenewed
Person Of InterestRenewed
The Big Bang TheoryRenewed
The Good WifeRenewed
The MillersRenewed
Two and a Half MenRenewed
UnforgettableRenewed
Bad TeacherToss Up
Friends With Better LivesLikely Cancellation
HostagesCertain Cancellation
IntelligenceCertain Cancellation
The Crazy OnesCertain Cancellation
The MentalistCertain Cancellation
We Are MenCancelled
How I Met Your MotherFinal Season
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