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CBS, the number one television network in the nation, has opted to renew almost all of its top shows in one fell swoop. It’s not surprising, considering CBS’s extreme popularity, but it is extremely impressive to see nearly all of their successful shows in one list.

According to the New York Times, 18 shows were renewed in all, with shows ranging from the popular crime procedural “NCIS: Los Angeles” to the sitcom “2 Broke Girls,” as well as the long-running evening news program “60 Minutes.”

Most viewers may be surprised to find two much-beloved shows missing: “Two and a Half Men” and “Criminal Minds.” According to USA Today, CBS is still in contract negotiations with the cast and creators of both shows, but renewal should be likely for both shows. Ashton Kutcher has proven to be a popular replacement for Charlie Sheen in “Two and a Half Men,” and it seems unlikely that CBS would let one of the highest rated comedies in the nation slip away due to contract issues.

So far, only a handful of CBS shows remain uncertain. With the extraordinarily popular year CBS had this year, only “CSI: NY,” “Golden Boy,” and “Vegas” are among the few shows that may not return for the 2013-2014 season.

The full list of shows renewed by CBS is below:
“2 Broke Girls”
“48 Hours”
“60 Minutes”
“The Amazing Race”
“The Big Bang Theory”
“Blue Bloods”
“The Good Wife”
"Hawaii Five-0”
“How I Met Your Mother”
“NCIS: Los Angeles”
“The Mentalist”
“Mike & Molly”
“Person of Interest”
“Undercover Boss”