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The No. 1 network has picked up nine dramas, two comedies, two unscripted series and a pair of newsmagazines, joining previous renewals "The Big Bang Theory," "How I Met Your Mother" and "Survivor." The fate of freshman dramas "Unforgettable" and "A Gifted Man" and two "CSI" spinoffs remains uncertain.
CBS is getting ahead of the competition with a series of pickups. Among those returning to the most-watched network are No. 1 series NCIS and spinoff NCIS: LA as well as No. 1 newsmagazine 60 Minutes. They join previously announced returnees How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory and Survivor on CBS' future schedule, with discussions surrounding the future of Two and a Half Men under way. Left off the list of pickups are rookie dramas A Gifted Man and Poppy Montgomery's Unforgettable, whose futures remain uncertain.