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CBS renews 18 prime-time series for next season

This undated publicity image released by CBS shows, from left, Simon Helberg, Jim Parsons, and Johnny Galecki in a scene from "The Big Bang Theory," a long-running series, one of 18 shows renewed by CBS on Wednesday, March 27, 2013. (AP Photo/CBS, Michael Yarish)

NEW YORK (AP) -- There's little suspense ahead for CBS viewers. The network says it has renewed 18 of its prime-time series for next season.

The long-running comedy "Two and a Half Men" was not on the list, but CBS said Wednesday that it is discussing another season with the show's production company, Warner Bros. Television.

The renewals include "60 Minutes," ''The Amazing Race," ''NCIS" and "2 Broke Girls." CBS is television's most stable and popular network in prime time and in recent years has predated the annual May announcement of its fall schedule by confirming mass renewals earlier in the spring.

The shows still on the bubble are "CSI: NY," ''Vegas," ''Golden Boy" and "Rules of Engagement."