LOS ANGELES (CBS) – CBS announced today that the hit freshman dramas “NCIS: New Orleans,” “Madam Secretary” and “Scorpion” have all been renewed for the 2015-2016 broadcast season. The series represent the #1, #2 and #3 most-watched new programs on broadcast television this season. All three rank among network television’s top 10 series, and are produced by CBS Television Studios.
“These freshman dramas have each made a big impact on key nights of the week,” said Nina Tassler, Chairman, CBS Entertainment. “Creatively distinctive, the series are backed by strong showrunners with amazingly talented casts, and have resonated with a big, broad audience.”
“NCIS: New Orleans” stars Scott Bakula, Lucas Black, Zoe McLellan, Rob Kerkovich and CCH Pounder. Gary Glasberg, Mark Harmon, Jeffrey Lieber and James Hayman are the executive producers for CBS Television Studios.
“Madam Secretary” stars Téa Leoni, Tim Daly, Bebe Neuwirth, Željko Ivanek, Patina Miller, Erich Bergen, Geoffrey Arend, Kathrine Herzer, Evan Roe and Wallis Currie-Wood star. Barbara Hall, Lori McCreary, Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman and David Semel are the executive producers for CBS Television Studios, in association with Revelations Entertainment.
“Scorpion” stars Elyes Gabel, Robert Patrick, Katharine McPhee, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Jadyn Wong and Ari Stidham star. Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Nick Santora, Nicholas Wootton, Justin Lin, Heather Kadin, Scooter Braun and Walter O’Brien are the executive producers for CBS Television Studios.
Season-to-date, CBS remains America’s most-watched network, averaging 11.53 million viewers.
Sunday, The CW (a CBS property), picked up eight of its current series for the 2015-2016 season.
“Each of these series have helped define what The CW is today, a network that is home to smart, provocative, quality programming, targeting a savvy adult audience,” said Mark Pedowitz. President, The CW. “By picking up these shows now, our executive producers can start planning next season’s storylines, and rolling these shows out throughout next season guarantees The CW will have more proven original series for our fall, midseason and summer 2016 line-ups.”
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